Autumn in the North Cemetery.

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

Friday, December 14, 2007

Poll Results: Best View in Sturbridge

37% chose the view of the hill and farm on Douty Road.
25% chose Carpenters Rocks at Wells State Park.
12% chose the roads and trails at Westville Dam.
25% stated that there view wasn't listed. For those folks, please see the post from yesterday, December 13, and let me know just what is your favorite view.


  1. My favorite view of Sturbridge is one where everyone at town hall starts cooperating together, and working on common goals which are best for ALL residents. The view from here currently is one that I, as a resident, am totally embarrassed. Though I realize this is a different take on your question, it speaks to the fact that no matter how pretty Sturbridge is, or how much business there is to keep our storefronts full, or whether there is expanded wastewater or not, the people who live here are what makes Sturbridge what it is. We are the ones who make Sturbridge shine, or become a laughing stock.

    That's my view from where I'm sitting.

  2. My dear Carol, I could not have written, or said it better myself.

    Thank you.


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