The 6th Grade Girl That Got Away by: Jill Kaufman June 7, 2013 Amherst, Mass. http://nepr.legacy.files.s3.amazonaws.com/CHIPKIN_EDITS.wavCommentator Robert Chipkin recently had a big birthday. The party was like a dream come true, at first. Chipkin is a columnist and editor at The Republican and Masslive.com. He lives in western Massachusetts.