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, November 10, 2014

About Those River Lands...

I was wondering what ever happened with the River Lands the Town of Sturbridge purchased a few years ago to extend the Grand Trunk Trail along the Quinebaug River.  Last I knew the BOS had stopped work on the trail until the toxins found on the property were remediated.

Last time I wrote on this subject was last January, and I haven't heard, or read a word about the lands status until this morning.

This morning I learned that no actual remediation is needed, but only a recording, and delineation of the area not to disturb.  I'm told that the area is about two acres.  The order from the Sturbridge Board of Selectmen not to do anything on ALL the acreage still stands, after all this time.  It is time to move on, ad get the trail completed.

So, let me put it out there to the Sturbridge BOS.  What is the status of the River Lands, and when can we expect work to begin on completing the Grand Trunk Trail?

1 comment:

  1. I have been wondering the same thing. last i heard they were going to put a fence around the off limits zone and call it good. That was a while back though. Can we get an update from the BOS? Thanks.


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