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, September 10, 2008

Recent Poll Results

The results of the most recent unscientific poll are in. The score represents the percent of those partaking in the poll that agreed with the statement.

Food for thought.

  1. If a residential property owner is at least 70 years old, and has lived in the town for a minimum of 25 years they should receive a certain percentage deducted from their property taxes. 83%

  2. The discount should be increased with the residents age and longevity in the town. 33%

  3. The amount of the discounts given would not place a financial burden on the the town. 33%

  4. The discount should be awarded regardless if the resident is able to donate time back to the town. 66%

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