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Needham rail trail supporters to present project info next week
09/09/2013 - 5:07pm

Needham selectmen will hold a public hearing next week to present plans for converting a 7-mile stretch of abandoned MBTA-owned rail trail that runs through Needham, Dover and Medfield into a multi-use passive recreation greenway.

Needham Letter: Thanks for supporting proposed Rail Trail
05/24/2013 - 1:14pm

We'd like to thank the residents and town officials for their continued support of the proposed Bay Colony Rail Trail, running from near Needham Junction to the Charles River. Over the last several months, steady progress has been made to build this wonderful resource for Needham.

Rail Trail lease delayed
05/15/2013 - 4:48pm

The Needham Board of Selectmen has delayed a proposal for a greenway built on an unused railway corridor. At the May 6 Annual Town Meeting, selectmen included a memo describing the reasons why they decided to withdraw an article to sign a lease for a rail trail running from Needham Junction to Dover. The trail could serve as a potential path for bikes and pedestrians and could run through Dover ...

Committee eyes 2014 Town Meeting as next step for Bay Colony Rail Trail
05/10/2013 - 9:19am

For cyclists in Medfield, there will most likely be at least another two years before a dedicated bike path begins construction. Christian Donner, a resident of Medfield member of the Bay Colony Rail Trail Study Committee, said that the next major milestone in the Bay Colony Rail Trail would likely be the Medfield Town Meeting of 2014, in which the town will be asked to vote on continuation of ...

Needham bike advocates: More work needed
05/09/2013 - 2:49pm

The lack of street signs and bike lanes in the area presents a dangerous situation for bike riders, said biker Gary Levine.

Needham selectmen delay Rail Trail lease
05/08/2013 - 1:19pm

The Board of Selectmen has delayed a proposal for a greenway built on an unused railway corridor.

Dover Annual Town Meeting this Monday
05/04/2013 - 1:03pm

The Annual Town Meeting for Dover is approaching, and this year, the warrant is both a diverse and interesting one that will be sure to yield some tough votes.

Rail trail faces issues, but project still on
04/25/2013 - 10:01am

The biking community and the Board of Selectmen still favor building a greenway on the unused railway running from Needham Junction to the Charles River, but a recent report shows that the project faces several issues.

Needham guest column: Rail Trail from Needham Heights to Newton
03/25/2013 - 7:38am

Four years after proposing a rail trail spanning Newton, Needham, Medfield and Dover, the project is still slow, but finally picking up speed. A consulting firm is studying the south section —Red Wing Bay at the Dover town line to Needham Junction — and Town Meeting will be asked to support leasing and construction.

Needham moving forward with rail trail plans
11/16/2012 - 5:10am

Needham has moved forward with plans to bring a rail trail to town—but it wasn’t without some disagreement from residents on how the project should have been prioritized. Members of the Nov. 13 Special Town Meeting unanimously passed Article 11, which allows the town to give the nonprofit group Bay Colony Rail Trail (BCRT) $35,000 to fund a feasibility study for the southern portion of the trail ...

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