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

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

We Can Do It!

There's still time to get nominated for the 2011 list.

From the Plymouth Rock Blog:

10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

With school out and vacation season in full swing, more people are bound to be on the roads. With that comes an increased risk to you and your passengers, which raises the importance of maintaining awareness behind the wheel.
It’s our advice that you always be aware and careful in any driving situation. However, there are some roadways that are more prone to accidents than others. Below is a list of ten intersections in Massachusetts where you’ll need to take extra caution. According to the Massachusetts Highway Department’s Top 200 High Crash Intersection Locations Report, these 10 intersections (out of 220) were ranked as the most dangerous in the state due to the number of car crashes per year over a two-year period:
  1. Lowell, MA: Intersection of Bridge Street and Veterans of Foreign Wars Highway (Route 38)
  2. Fall River, MA: Plymouth Avenue (Route 81) and Rodman Street
  3. Framingham, MA: Hollis Street (Route 126) and Waverley Street (Route 135)
  4. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard
  5. Lowell, MA: Middlesex Street and Wood Street
  6. Woburn, MA: Montvale Avenue and Washington Street
  7. Lynn, MA: Western Avenue (Route 107) and Franklin Street
  8. Brockton, MA: West Elm Street and Newbury Street
  9. Brockton, MA: Pleasant Street (Route 27) and West Street
  10. Lowell, MA: Church Street (Route 110) and Appleton Street
Of course, a critical component of safe driving is to avoid distractions that may take your eyes off the road, even if only for a split second. Check out Plymouth Rock’s recent post on tips to avoid common driving distractions.  Source:


  1. God Bless Us EveryoneWednesday, September 15, 2010

    Sturbridge moneys spent for things that are less than necessary: Zillions
    Sturbridge moneys spent to fix, not worsen, the dangerous intersection at Haynes Street: None

  2. Haynes Street GawkerWednesday, September 15, 2010

    A quick look at all 200 locations seems to show that these are heavier traffic areas which would generate more numbers and get more attention. We don't have a huge constant flow of traffic at the Hanyes Street intersection, so perhaps we would never make the list - but it's still a dangerous intersection with plenty of traffic for its location. If a tree falls in the woods and there is no ear to hear it, does it make a sound? Sometimes I feel like there is no ear willing to hear us.


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