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, May 1, 2013
There Is No Excuse For That
Any other manager would have been eliminated years ago, but he served a purpose. Those in charge must always assume responsibility for the oversights, errors, and mistakes of those they are in charge of. Depending upon the severity, and this is near the top, those in charge should step down.
There are two things to consider here beyond the lack of managerial skills of the Chief. He may be a very skilled firefighter, but management is not his strong suit, and the BOS took advantage of him for this, and used it to their advantage. Then, the BOS acted as they did, and put the Chief under the lights, and made it appear it was all his doing.
It wasn't all his doing.
The second, and more important thing, is the BOS allowed this scenario to continue for years putting every one of us in jeopardy. Every resident in Sturbridge, and those in neighboring towns we serve in mutual aid.
There is no excuse for that.
The next time you are at the local polls, the phrase, "There is no excuse for that" will hopefully come to mind, and, guide your vote.
The attached article is from the Worcester Telegram & Gazzette.
Sturbridge: Is fire chief fall guy?