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, February 8, 2008
I Felt the Ripples
At the recent Town Meeting, funds were not approved for the pruning and cabling of the McGilpin Oak. Opponents to the tree continuing its days alive and as firewood, were like the crowd around the guillotine in Tale of Two Cities; they wanted it dead, and gone.
Well, that wasn't going to happen, but the pruning and cabling was something that did need to be done.
What to do?
Linda Cocalis of McGilpin Road knew exactly what to do. She ponied up the $1600.00 herself to pay for the cabling and pruing of the oak.
The giving of the money says one thing, but the act itself says far more, and all I can say is, "Thank you", and "End of story".