|By Freese, Alicia|
A pre-storm calm hung over
The mile-long pond spans two towns -
Hint: Think green-sashed girls selling Samoas. Despite the protests of
Leeches and underwater weeds rule out swimming, but plenty of residents come to skate, cross-country ski, canoe and fish in, on and around
But for the Girl Scout troops that stay at the nearby
When residents got word last fall that the
Low, a self-described ringleader, walks with a slight limp and is wearing a worn yellow T-shirt, work jeans and duck boots. He rattles off facts about the pond as he wheels his canoe cart over stones and shrubbery on the short walk from his house to the water. According to his research, it has existed since the early 1800s.
That long history is part of the pond's appeal for
For all of those reasons, the
In theory, the
So what's the problem?
Those costs have grown over the years. According to Low's research, the