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

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Police Blotter

The United States Chess Federation is conducting the Eastern Class Championship at the Host Hotel this weekend. (see link listed above.)

The Host Hotel has been host to other Chess organizations in the past, most recently over the Christmas Holidays in 2008. It was during this time that an incident was investigated by local police.

It seems two competitors were engaged in a shouting match in the lobby of the hotel. Each was declaring how great they were as a chess player. The scene was broken up, and the guests returned to their rooms.

The following day, this entry was noted in the police log:

December 25, 2008 10:23 PM Investigated complaints of noise at hotel.
Found chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

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