Bridging History

Ipswich MBTA Community

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From the moderator

I have lived in Ipswich for 25 years. What drew me here initially was the combination of peace, open space, and affordability. What I have come to value most is the way people treat each other, with courtesy, respect, and good will.

Except when conversation turns to development.

I recognize that the MBTA Community requirements will sometimes create high controversy. It is understandable that emotions and passions may begin to kick in when people feel that their nests are being threatened, or that others are behaving in ways that don't fit with the needs of the flock. After a certain point, though, emotion only begets emotion, nothing more productive.

I have chosen the title of "moderator" in the hope that I can help moderate overly partial expressions of view, and steer toward identifying and articulating what our beliefs have in common.

– Paul Nordberg

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