Hot on the heels of news that Ashburnham has offered to share a town manager with Ashby, and that a state trooper shot and killed a man in Ashby earlier this week, another story about Ashby (and North Worcester County in general) has hit the Globe.
This time, it’s the story of a sleepy-little-town-that-still-has-a-pay-phone-in-the-general-store (and a rotary dial phone to boot!) that has become a destination for drug trafficking.
I’m not sure why this is a surprise to anyone, and I would have liked to see some analysis about whether an increased regionalization of services in that area would help on the law enforcement end of things.
(We won’t get into my personal beliefs about the war on drugs — it’s not something that small towns have much control over, though they have to deal with the fallout just like cities do.)