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

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

They Let a Factory be Built Where??

OK, this may be a hard one to identify, so I'll give you a hint: It ain't there any more. What's more interesting about this factory is just where it was built, too. I have the original agreement to build the factory between the parties. It is interesting as well.

Seems it should never have been built where it was, but was built nonetheless.

If you know where it once stood, and what is standing in its place now, leave a comment.


  1. OK, I'll take a stab at it. On the common?

  2. Correct! Strange that the town allowed a private business to build on public land. Interesting today since the town and the Federated Church have had some words about the sign the church puts out on the lawn (town lawn), and the town uses the church land for its dumpster. I guess that is a give and take situation. I believe the factory was a give and take as well. More on that mystery in a future post.


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