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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The End In Sight?

According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazzette, the Town Administrator Search Committee has some new finalists.

Finally, more finalists.

This search processes has been an arduous task. The committee has worked very hard, and now, it is up to the selectmen to make a choice.


This process has been going on for far too long. We have new finalists from a new search committee. It's like skiing on fresh powder--nice and clean, and nothing left over from older runs to get in the way. Right?

Let's hope so. We seem to drag our butts here in town. I'm not sure just why it is. Separation anxiety from our last TA? Doubt it. It's almost like a bunch of 8 year olds at the shore waiting for one of them to feel just how cold the water is.

"You do it."
"No, you do it."

Cripes! Will someone just make a decision?!

Well, we'll see.

My prediction? I want to say this matter will be wrapped up inside the month. That is what I want to say, but I know better. There is going to be yet one more sideshow. One more disruption to the process. One more surprise.

The biggest surprise would be a new Town Administrator in place by months end.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette article:


  1. The Search Committee did a great job and they deserve our thanks. Mr. Ehrhard and the entire committee did not lose sight of what they were supposed to do - twice. They showed leadership. I hope the Board of Selectmen can learn from their example this time.

  2. I hope so, Patty!! Lets see what happens now.


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