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Selectmen hesitant about rail trail committee, bike committee proposals
10/25/2012 - 2:57pm

Two articles going before Special Town Meeting on Oct. 29 have caused disagreement between their proponents and other members of the community.

Town to consider land purchase, rail trail, more at Oct. 29 Special Town Meeting
10/25/2012 - 1:27pm

This year's Special Town Meeting contains 17 articles—one of them now withdrawn—that look at a variety of projects.

Needham Letter: Invitation to public hearing
10/06/2012 - 1:37pm

The Needham Community Preservation Committee extends an invitation to a special public hearing to discuss the project proposals currently under review by the CPC. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Oct.10, in the Selectmen’s Chambers at town hall at 7:30 p.m. Comments, questions and concerns will be considered during the CPC’s deliberation of the projects.

Board approves rail trail study
09/03/2012 - 8:37am

Needham is close to granting funds that would help study a potential seven-mile recreational path in town.

MBTA authorizes rail trail lease for Dover
08/02/2012 - 6:03am

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 - 6:25pm

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 - 9:14am

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 - 8:27am

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 - 8:06am

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 - 8:26pm

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.

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