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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 ...

Editorial: Pete or Nick? Our choice for Medfield selectman
03/22/2012 - 5:21pm

Peterson brings a wealth of experience, a keen memory for details, and a consensus-building approach to the office. His successes as a selectman are many, and we have no doubt he would, if reelected, continue to serve in exemplary fashion. Athanasiadis is a political outsider, and as such would, if elected, bring new ideas and, importantly, fresh energy to what is looking like a tired board. His ...

Statement of Medfield selectman incumbent Pete Peterson
03/22/2012 - 5:21pm

Statement of Medfield selectman incumbent Osler "Pete" Peterson

Needham rail trail plans move ahead
03/16/2012 - 8:24am

In two years, if a non-profit association succeeds in its mission, Needham residents may be able to bike to Medfield without ever encountering a car.

Dover Board of Selectmen approve Town Meeting warrant
03/01/2012 - 11:55am

The Dover Board of Selectmen executed the warrant for the 2012 Annual Town Meeting, which will be held May 7, and assigned which articles will be debated by the officials and residents of Dover. Board Chairwoman Carol Lisbon said during Thursday’s meeting, “It’s that time of year. We have whittled this down over the last month … to 23 articles.”

Newton greenway project goes forward
02/16/2012 - 1:39pm

With unanimous support from the Upper Falls Area Council, a plan to transform an old rail corridor into a bike path will move forward, though some Newton residents want to make sure the trail doesn’t eliminate possibilities for public transit. At a public meeting at Emerson Community Center on Feb. 12, a couple of residents said they don’t want plans for a mile-long greenway in Upper Falls to ...

Bay Colony Rail Trail conversion plan sets off no alarms for fire department
01/16/2012 - 2:17pm

View Proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail in a larger map The Bay State Rail Trail Study Committee got some good news from Fire Chief William Kingsbury when they met last week. After the group described the project, Kingsbury voiced his approval. “We’re actually gaining, if this comes to fruition,” Kingsbury said.  

Kirby and Roche: Newton and Upper Falls deserve a greenway
11/22/2011 - 3:10pm

An inactive old rail corridor extends south from the MBTA Green Line through Newton Upper Falls, overgrown and collecting debris. The Newton Bicycle/Pedestrian Task Force and Upper Falls residents are actively pursuing conversion of the corridor into the Upper Falls Greenway, an off-street path for safe and car-free bicycle and pedestrian recreation, with easy access to the commercial areas on ...

Levin and Nedeljkovic: Unlocking Needham Street’s potential
11/18/2011 - 4:01pm

One of the goals of Newton’s Comprehensive Plan is to promote an economically vibrant and vital Needham Street that will encourage new growth and development for Newton. The key to unlocking this potential is to extend the Green line on the old rail bed behind Needham Street and on into Needham.

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