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, November 17, 2011

The Process Preserved

This evening a comment was left in the comment section under yesterdays post.  The post was concerning an article in the Telegram about the school committee being in a tizzy because their article for the town meeting was not included in the warrant for the special town meeting.  They blamed the Selectmen for withholding the article.

The Worcester Telegram article had only one side to the story, the school committees, and not the selectman's.  Well, as expected, that particular board responded last night.  Tom Creamer left an explanation as to why the article was not included in the warrant.

It was good to read Tom's explanation.  Now, we have both sides to the story, and the information to decide which side of the road we will want to travel:  the school committees, or the selectman's. 

Agreeing with Tom, or the school committee, is not what matters most this evening.  What matters now is that both sides have shared their opinions with us in order for us to make an informed decision.

All part of the process.

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