It seems there has been a growing, positive buzz throughout Dorchester in recent months -- more than usual.
Among the positive developments have been:
- Two very successful restaurants on main street, both considered tops in the county.
- Growth of new businesses and expansion of existing businesses.
- A town-sponsored crackdown on negligent property owners resulting in cleanups and reinvestment.
- A new superintendent who is taking Dorchester Public Schools to a new level.
- Homes for sale that sell within days, if not hours.
- Plans for new, powerful lights for the baseball/softball field.
- Larger class sizes in elementary school, as well as larger participation number in elementary-aged activities.
- A planned water park, as well as other new projects in town.
- A resurgence of young couples and young families moving to town and the nearby countryside.
Perhaps among the more exciting of them is the face lift given to main street over the last few weeks, starting with the exterior improvements made to the cornerstone building that houses City Hall and Donna's Hair Creations. This building is the focal point of our downtown, so most residents were glad to see the village leadership make the investment.
Soon after, the owners of City Slickers made exterior improvements to their very popular eating/drinking establishment, as well as the two buildings to the north. It was like a breath of fresh air had swept through Dorchester's main street, giving the business district a new pulse.
Then, this weekend, the building that now serves as a community and worship center (formerly the Dorchester Grocery Store) was painted to be aesthically more pleasing, turning from bright white to a more neutral beige color. At least a dozen members of the group were out on main street painting the building Friday night, despite temperatures near 90 degrees.
All of this proves that positive momentum breeds positive momentum in a community.
Speaker Tony Robbins once wrote the following:
Have you ever noticed that depressed people tend to get more depressed?
Passionate people tend to get more excited? Successful people tend to breed further success? I call the force that drives this cycle the “Power of Momentum.”
It starts by creating a map from where you are to where you want to be. You need to gain clarity about where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you want to go so that you can create lasting change in every area of your life. Everyone has some part of their life they want to improve -- “gaps” that exist between who they are and what they want to be. You need to develop a step-by-step process and a plan to close this gap now.
It is never too late for you to make positive changes and to attain the life of your dreams.Communities are like people. You're either getting better or you aren't. You're either part of the positive change or you aren't.
We are glad to report Dorchester continues moving in the right direction as time marches on.
The community needs to keep the momentum going in the right direction.