Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?
These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.
Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...
...seems to be working so far
Monday, December 17, 2007
Lets Hear it for the Plows!
Thank you, DPW.
I live on Route 148, and we get a good deal of traffic most days. During the storms the road was plowed, and sanded regularly. Oh, I guess there could be some more salt / sand thrown down on the hill leading to the intersection with Route 20 since it is very easy to slide down the hill and out into the on coming traffic, and going up the incline is tough for some vehicles, but all in all, the road was well taken care of.
We took a short drive on Sunday morning after buying the paper, and from what I could see, the roads were in good shape, and the plows were out there.
I experienced, first hand, the commuters nightmare this past Thursday on the way to Boston (it took me six hours) and the only plows I saw were westbound on the Pike in Auburn. That's it. 6 inches of snow on the eastbound side, little, if any, traffic till Weston, and not a plow to be seen.
Well, whatever the Pikes reason for neglecting the road was, it means little now. More importantly, our roads were in good shape. The plow drivers were on the road for hours and hours between Thursday and Sunday.
I noticed, and again, thank you.