I admit it…..in my core, I’m small town. I was born and raised in Freeport, one of the many river towns that mark the region. In many ways, it remains a town worthy of a Rockwell painting.
We have the essentials for community: a strong school district (Go Yellowjackets!); a grocery store; police and fire departments; places of worship; adequate housing; a shared history; parks and playgrounds; annual community festivals; local doctor and dentist offices; and a hospital that has been there for generations.
What makes a community?
How does a particular neighborhood’s wellness (or lack thereof) impact the health of the entire region?
How do we restore identity to the countless neighborhoods who have never filled the emptiness of closed mills?
Do we have a larger responsibility to revitalize the region’s neighborhoods?
Indeed, what’s in it for us?
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