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

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Morning After the Tornado

Amazingly, everyone in town is safe.

Thank God.


  1. Yes, Thank God!
    Thanks, once more Wally for keeping us updated.
    We appreciate the chance to get a look at Route 131. Keep safe.

  2. Wow, I can't believe the damage! It looks just like pictures from our 2004 Hurricane Season in Florida!
    I'm glad everyone is OK


  3. Sturbridge CitizenFriday, June 03, 2011

    Thank you for these important pictures.

  4. Sara (Keeney) WeissmanSaturday, June 04, 2011

    Thank you ..again...for the pictures. I'm stunned at how disorienting it is to see one's beloved landscape so tossed and tumbled. But feel better knowing how Sturbridge folk pull together when the going gets tough ..and immensely relieved there are no serious injuries or deaths.

  5. Someone did die in Brimfield, the town over.


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