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

Thursday, October 2, 2008

This Is Great!

Dear Town of Sturbridge residents, employees and friends,

On behalf of the Grand Trunk Trail Blazers and the Town of Sturbridge Conservation Commission, I am proud to inform you that we are a finalist in the national "Save the Trails" funding program, made possible by the generous efforts of Nature Valley and American Hiking Society's National Trails Fund. Adding to this honor is the fact that we were selected from a competitive pool of 160 nonprofit applicants from across the nation. From October 1-31, you may learn about our cause and vote for us at The top 10 finalist with the most online votes will each receive $5,000 in funding, so your vote will help us to get one step further to revitalizing the Camp Robinson Crusoe trail in Sturbridge. This money will help us to create an accessible trail on the property during summer 2009. Please pass the word along and encourage other hiking and outdoor enthusiasts to vote for us at We hope to give a great gift to our community by revitalizing the Camp Robinson Crusoe trail - a gift that will only be possible with your vote of support. (Please see the direct link below)

Thank you in advance and happy hiking!

Very Sincerely,

Erin E. Jacque
Conservation Agent
Town of Sturbridge308 Main Street,
Town Hall
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(508) 347-2506(508) 347-5886 (fax)


  1. I went to the website and tried to vote and it wouldn't accept it even though I had registered.

    I thought it might have been because Safari is not always stable and tried Firefox. Still, no go.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Thanks everyone. I finally go to vote using a PC instead of a Mac.


Anonymous comments not accepted, and will be rejected. Please use your full name. Choose "Name / URL" and enter your name, and your name ONLY. Leave "URL" blank.