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, July 25, 2012
It's Time To Break The Cycle
Tom Chamberland, our Tree Warden, is not like the Bill Murray's character, but he sure knows how it feels to be preaching the same thing over, and over for years, only to see his words not heeded, and his prophecies come true time and time again.
Below is a newspaper article from December 17, 1996, not Halloween Weekend of 2011.
When a town has an expert in it's midst, an expert that they hire, they need to take seriously the opinions for which they pay that expert, and take the information to the next step. If that had been done consistently, with a well drawn out plan between the town and National Grid, the power outages of last falls storm would have been minimal, and for significantly less than the week it was.
Listen to those that know more, and act accordingly, otherwise you may spend each day celebrating the groundhog.
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