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MBTA authorizes rail trail lease for Dover
08/02/2012 - 5:03am

Over the past three years, many steps have been taken to make this new trail become a reality.

Trail project moves forward
07/20/2012 - 5:25pm

A decision by the MBTA to allow towns to lease an abandoned railroad right-of-way is an important move forward for the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail, but a spokesman for supporters of the recreational path said that much more work is needed in the design, planning, and approval process for its 7-mile stretch through Needham, Dover, and Medfield.

State lease is least, not last, hurdle for Bay Colony Rail Trail
07/20/2012 - 8:14am

The head of the Medfield Bay Colony Rail Trail Committee called the state’s authorization of a long-term lease of unused railroad tracks to towns interested in converting them into a recreational path “more of a formality,” and said it doesn’t mean the project is picking up steam. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Board of Directors authorized 99-year leases with Medfield, Dover, Needham ...

MBTA green lights rail trail lease for Needham, area communities
07/18/2012 - 7:27am

A proposal to transform an old railway corridor in Needham, Dover, Medfield and Newton into a greenway is one step closer to reality.

Newton Upper Falls rail trail coming soon
07/18/2012 - 7:06am

A proposal to transform a blighted old railway corridor in Upper Falls into a greenway is one step closer to reality.  

Dover voters approve most of the articles at Town Meeting
05/08/2012 - 7:26pm

The 2012 Annual Dover Town Meeting was an evening of spirited debate as several articles sparked conversation from the town residents. Of the 22 originally approved articles on Monday, 13 passed unanimously, five were withdrawn or dismissed and four passed by majority vote. Only one article failed to pass and was dismissed by a unanimous vote.

Medfield Town Meeting easily passes $50.1M budget for FY13
05/03/2012 - 3:27pm

At an Annual Town Meeting noteworthy for its lack of contentiousness, 216 Medfield residents approved a fiscal year 2013 budget of just over $50 million in just under two hours.

‘A simple warrant’ awaits Dover Town Meeting voters
05/03/2012 - 7:18am

With the Dover Annual Town Meeting just around the corner, residents will have some decisions to make. Residents will gather at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the Alan Mudge Auditorium at the Dover-Sherborn Regional School buildings.

Medfield Briefly: Bay Colony Rail Trail holds public info session
04/09/2012 - 9:03am

View Proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail in a larger map   At its meeting last Monday night, the Medfield Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee put the finishing touches on its presentation for the public question-and-answer session to be held Saturday morning.

Searching for quicker path to building recreational trails
03/29/2012 - 1:03am

Newton, Needham, Dover and Medfield are four communities looking at a new approach to building rail trails - one that could see a path done quickly and without relying on limited state or federal dollars. As the communities each look to create trails along unused rail beds owned by the MBTA, all are exploring a partnership with a non-profit group called Iron Horse Preservation Society Inc. The ...

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