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, February 25, 2009
Town Hall Survey Results
1. In your opinion, how important is restoring the Town Hall?
36.4% Very Important
18.2 % Needs to be done eventually.
9.1% Not critical at this time.
2. What do you feel would be in the best interest of the Town?
Moving on with the original plan of renovating the Town Hall and the Center School. 63.6%
Building a new facility in town. 36.4%
3. What do you feel would be the shortcomings of moving
on with the original renovation?
No town owned parking at the Town Hall. 12.5%
Congested access to Town Hall. 12.5%
Limited lifespan of renovated Town Hall (30-50 years). 12.5%
Separate buildings. 37.5%
Other: 4. Why do you feel the renovation would be either
not in the best interest of the Town, or the best choice?
5. In the space below please describe what you feel to be
plan that would serve the best interest of the Town of Sturbridge.