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, January 31, 2010
Old Route 15
The number was formerly used for an extension of Connecticut's Route 15, nowInterstate 84. It connected the CT-15 from the state line in Holland with U.S. Route 20 and Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) in Sturbridge. Sturbridge's Route 15 changed alignments several times over the years, as the Wilbur Cross Highway was upgraded to freeway standards (CT-15 used to run concurrently with I-84 to the state line, but was truncated in 1980 to its current terminus in East Hartford). Local lanes of the former Route 15 in Massachusetts are still in use today as Haynes Street, a road parallel to I-84 that ends at Main Street (Route 131) near Town Hall.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
There are 262 acres of wood, and farmland up on Douty Street for sale. This land has been for sale off and on for a few years, but was recently placed back on the market. The land has been intact for over 300 years, and is beautiful. It is still used as a dairy farm today.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
It's the little things in life that can mean a lot.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Some of our kids grow into adolescence without ever playing in the yard, or taking a walk to a friends house.
Time to let go, and give them a shove.
Jason and Elmo can help