Unfortunately, it’s not the result of any positive community news.
Rather it’s a result of the fascination over the recent effort by three members of the Southbridge school committee to remove Superintendent Eric Ely.
You see, Mr. Ely was previously the Superintendent of the Schenectady school district. He left under a cloud related to the conviction of a former Facilities Supervisor on arson and weapons charges.
The Albany Times Union headlines the story as Report: Massachusetts school board tries to fire Ely - Board members blamed ex-Schenectady superintendent for 'series of lies;' Ely says critics didn't have 'the guts' to talk to him face-to-face.
The Schenectady Daily Gazette ran with Ex-Schenectady schools chief Ely in new flap and Eric Ely survives ouster vote at Massachusetts district.
Too bad we couldn’t get this kind of publicity for our “Make Southbridge Home” campaign.