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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Well Done

It's only been two months since a request for a yield on left turn sign to be erected at the junction of Route 148, and Route 20.  In the "Gettin'-Things-Done-In-A-Small-Town Calendar" two months is a nanosecond.

From suggestion to implementation it took under two months, and involved the Sturbridge PD, a selectman, and the MassDOT.

Well done.  An improvement suggested by Sturbridge resident for something all of us have thought of each time we drove south on 148 to that intersection, was also seen as being good idea by those at MassDOT.

Shows that the system does, and can work if done right, without dropping the ball.  This time all the players held tight.