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
Saturday, April 13, 2013
More Puzzled Than Confused
And, we have learned that the grant that was applied for to buy new "turn out gear" for the firefighters was awarded in January 2013, too. The money came in March. The obvious missing piece was when was the grant applied for? Well, before January 2013, and well before that meeting in December, too. It takes a while for these things to happen.
Now, two of the matters mentioned in the report was the lack of adequate "turn out gear" for the firefighters, and another was the lack of communication in the Fire Department.
OK, now stay with me now.
Why, did the consultant bother to mention the lack of adequate turn out gear in his report, when money had been applied for, approved, and received for it? When the consultant discussed the matter with our Chief, didn't this come up in the conversation? Why didn't the consultant know this?
Now, the other matter: lack of communication. Seems that there were more people affected by that than just our Chief, and his department.