Selectman Osler "Pete" Peterson provides on the status of the Bay Colony Rail Trail, a recreational rail trail project spanning Newton, Needham, Medfield and Dover, that has been slow-moving but is now picking up speed.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
At its meeting Monday night, Medfield's BCRT Committee discussed costs associated with the conversion of the old railroad tracks to a rail trail, grants and donations received, and the revenue attainable from salvaged iron.
Editor's Note: The following relates to the Bay Colony Rail Trail and appeared as part of Osler "Pete" Peterson's blog Medfield02052 on 8/28/12. BCRT meeting last night The Bay Colony Rail Trail committee met last night, and I attended most of the meeting, until I excused myself to attend the continued ZBA hearing on the Gatehouse 40B on West Street. These were the highlights that I heard: It was reported that the BCRT discussions were contentious at the Dover ATM, with some not wanting to even rebuild the bridge over the Charles River to Needham, so people could not get into Dover from Needham. However, Dover’s strategic planning questionnaire demonstrated strong overwhelming town support for the BCRT if it does not cost the town any …