Thank you so much for taking this story on for the kids and the school. Your article was beautifully and fairly written. I am so very grateful and never expected that it would yield this level of discussion, but am thrilled that it has! You may have seen that WBZ and FX25 featured stories. I was also able to talk with Ted Panos on his show this morning and have been invited to Dan Rae's Nightside show tomorrow evening from 8pm - 9pm.
Again, a thank you from the parents and students.
"The First Big Dig" talk by Anne O'Connor on July 24th at the Townsend Public Library was very interesting and informative about the history of the Hoosac Tunnel in Western Mass. Anne had a wonderful presentation complete with historical pictures, statistics, connections between Boston's Big Dig and the building of the Hoosac Tunnel, and even a song. I felt I learned so much about the lives lost, the years to complete the tunnel, the major trials that had to be hurtled, and even details about the plan to get through the hill. In the group that attended was a former Boston & Maine employee. He shared his experience and a book he and friends have just recently written about working for the railroad. An additional discussion with all present added even more to the evening. All in all, I really enjoyed learning so much about the Hoosac Tunnel and what may be in it's future. Thank you Anne for a great program!
Yesterday in Florida, I finished reading your book, “FITCHBURG The Old Hometown”! Loved it! Brought back a lot of memories! I remember walking to Immaculate Conception Elementary school from the still standing blue two-decker house on Kimball St where we lived. It was a long walk! Thank God, my parents finally moved to a two-decker on Walnut St., just across the street from the old Nuns Convent. It was a much shorter commute!