As you may have seen from the comment that our excellent neighbour, Chuck Steele, posted on yesterday’s entry, things are looking up in Queensborough when it comes to cleaning up the sad rubble left by the fire last March at one of the most beautiful and historic homes in our little village.
That fire was a devastating one; a lovely brick Victorian house that had proudly stood for well over a century was, in one sad night, reduced to rubble. But to add insult to injury, the rubble has been there ever since. Of course there are complicated legal things and insurance things and municipal things that have to be dealt with in the wake of something like that, but it’s unfortunate that it has taken ten long months for all that to be sorted out. It’s nobody’s fault, but in the meantime the pretty little village of Queensborough has had this mess in the midst of it. So a great big yay! to Chuck’s news that the cleanup is starting. And while nothing can replace that great old house, let us hope – and work toward – something attractive and appropriate appearing in its place.
Queensborough deserves nothing less.