Monday, July 7, 2008

"Love that dirty water...oh, Greenfield, you're my home"

Just doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it? And as great a singer as he is, James Taylor might not have had as much success had "the turnpike been covered from Stockbridge to Greenfield" (because the Turnpike doesn't go to Greenfield, for one). But looking at the map of Deval Patrick's town hall meetings this summer, someone in the Governor's office must have the idea that the seat of power in the Commonwealth is along the Mohawk Trail.

Here is the list of town hall and cabinet meetings across the state:
Town Hall Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday, July 8th: Salem
Thursday, July 10th: Hull
Wednesday, July 16th: Amesbury
Thursday, July 17th: Holyoke
Monday, July 21st: Milton
Wednesday, July 23rd: Webster
Tuesday, July 29th: Rehoboth
Wednesday, July 30th: Athol
Monday, August 4th: Great Barrington
Monday, August 11th: Hyannis
Saturday, August 23rd: Boston

Governor's Cabinet Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, July 17th: Amherst
Tuesday, July 22nd: Lowell
Tuesday, July 29th: New Bedford
Wednesday, July 30th: Worcester
And here is the map from the governor's web site; I've labeled the pins in the map based on the list of meeting places:

We got a pin out there in Greenfield and no pin marking the Boston event. Can only mean one thing...the state capitol must be moving west! Now that Boston is west of Worcester, maybe we can finally put to rest the belief Bostonians hold that everything west of 495 might as well be in California.

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