The Town of Sudbury Massachusetts


Sudbury is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located in Boston’s MetroWest, with a rich colonial history. Incorporated in 1639, the Sudbury militia participated in the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775, when Sudbury members sniped on British Red Coats returning to Boston.

One of Sudbury’s historic landmarks, the Wayside Inn, claims to be the country’s oldest operating inn, built and run by the Howe family for generations. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote Tales of a Wayside Inn, a book of poems published in 1863. In the book, the poem “The Landlord’s Tale” provides the immortal phrase, “Listen my children and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” The property was later owned, restored and expanded by Henry Ford. The expansion included a boys school, the Old Grist Mill, the Martha-Mary Chapel and the Redstone Schoolhouse, reputedly the school in the famous nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

In the post-war period, Sudbury experienced rapid growth in population and industry, associated with the minicomputer revolution. Contrary to local legend, the town’s zip code of 01776 was not specially assigned in recognition of the town’s historical connections to the Revolutionary War, according to the Sudbury Historical Society. Sudbury was ranked in 2005 as the best town in Massachusetts in which to raise a family.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Sudbury, Massachusetts

Elsewhere on this website, it was mentioned that astute property managers are not only aware of the importance of security but are also knowledgeable about the best ways to achieve optimum levels of security. Access cards can help managers with a building\'s operations. Such cards can be programmed from a computer in the leasing office, allowing managers to add and delete residents as needed. If a resident moves out and does not return the card or fob, the manager simply deletes the number from the system and the resident no longer has access. If cards or fobs are lost, they can be deleted from the system, saving the expense of re-keying. In addition, a record is kept by the computer of all cards and fobs (and thereby, residents) that access spaces, including the date and time. If vandalism occurs in an amenity area, it is much easier to find out who was in the space at the time the incident occurred. Controlled access systems do require maintenance. The computer chips in the cards could fail, for example, or the software controlling the controlled access system might need to be upgraded. But if properly maintained, the systems typically experience minimal problems. Managers should have a maintenance contract with their vendor laying out the procedures for handling any issues. Installing the system during construction is easiest but controlled access can be added to a property at a reasonable cost, as long as electricity is available. If additional electric lines have to be pulled in, the costs can become prohibitive.