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Ellison eyeing selectman spot

Hopeful education background will serve her well on board

Angeline Ellison, who served on both the Tantasqua School Committee and the Burgess School Committee, is hoping to be elected to the one-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. (click for larger version)
March 28, 2011
STURBRIDGE — Having served on the Tantasqua Regional School Committee and the Burgess School Committee, Angeline Ellison has a unique perspective that she believes will help her effectively serve the community if she is elected to the one-year seat vacated by Edward Goodwin.

Ellison, who spent 17 years holding such higher education positions as dean of students at both Framingham State College and the University of Massachusetts, is currently a childhood educator at her family daycare, Two Steps Ahead.

"As a member of both the Tantasqua School Committee and the Burgess School Committee, along with participation at the Town Meeting, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the issues that challenge not only our schools, but our community as well," Ellison said. "There is no single or immediate solution to the challenges faced by any community, least of all Sturbridge, but there are a number of resources, opportunities, and tools that, if utilized in a calculated manner, will provide the economic prosperity our community needs, as well as the cultural qualities we all desire."

Ellison sees excellent opportunities that exist for Sturbridge as a result of significant steps members of the community have taken in terms of infrastructure improvements, expedited permitting, the town's willingness to extend tax incentive financing agreements, the Commercial Tourist Revitalization Study, and the Master Plan. In addition, she cited the wastewater treatment plan and the tourist revitalization study as providing major incentives and opportunities for Sturbridge.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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