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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, April 7, 2010


"First, I want to apologize to Carol for what I said. I don't want to say I take responsibility, that's a cop-out *, but I want to say I'm sorry."

Selectman Scott Garieri
April 5, 2010

*cop out
Function: intransitive verb
Date: 1952

1 : to back out (as of an unwanted responsibility), i.e cop out on jury duty
2 : to avoid or neglect problems, responsibilities, or commitments , i.e. accused the mayor of copping out on the issue

"cop-out." Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.

Merriam-Webster Online. 7 April 2010

John 8:32


  1. After reading Scott's non-apology, do you still believe that a recall is too harsh? Just wondering.

  2. I watched the selectmen’s meeting and it is interesting that in his so called apology Scott brings up issues involving others and when those issues involving others are being addressed he gets mad and complains that people are talking about him. Scott wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the a$$.

  3. Yes, a recall would be too harsh for this incident. If one gathers up all the incidents, one may be able to make a case of it. Let's sit back and watch. He's on notice. In the future, if he does something that is not in the best interest of the town, or puts the BOS in a bad light once again, then go for it.

  4. I have to agree. think about it, the incident, and the other things he has done like with his sign outside his store. i really believe he doesn't say or do the things he does out of spite. I really do believe you can't fix stupid, but that doesn't mean we have to tolerate stupid forever, too.

  5. Right you can not "fix stupid" and he shows no sign of "getting it" there is no room for an obvious self server on the board of selectmen.He should "man up" and go on his own.


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