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Connecting the dots

Group links local events to global climate

Local activists hold “dots” representing the string of climate-related events that hit this region last year. They served as the local representation for a global “Connect the Dots” effort held in more than 1,000 locations last Saturday, May 5. (click for larger version)
May 09, 2012
STURBRIDGE — A small group of area residents took to the street Saturday, May 5, to say "Enough."

The demonstration wasn't your typical protest, nor was it the typical location for one. Instead of picking Main Street, about 10 people, mostly members of the Brookfield Green Sanctuary group, chose as their backdrop the shattered forest off Old Sturbridge Village Road.

The signs they held — in the shape of dots — made why they chose that place apparent. Each of them cited a weather-related disaster that befell our region in the last year, including the tornado, hurricane, October snowstorm and flooding, in an effort to encourage people to "Connect the Dots" between such events and more general climate change.

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

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