Next meeting of the MassCentral Rail Trail coalition June 7th.
- hi all!The next meeting of the MassCentral Rail Trail [MCRT] Coalition meeting on June 7th will be in 3 parts. Here's the layout.4:00 pm--- First a short business meeting at Sterling Library program room (located in Sterling Center behind the common--just off Route 12/62. Wachusett Greenways' art and photo exhibit is also displayed at the library.
15 minutes--intros and quick updates along the line.
15 minutes---discussion of our web site [ http://www.masscentralrailtrail.org ]
15 minutes---discussion of letterhead protocol and advocacy efforts4:45 pm ---Then we'll carpool to the trail and do a walking tour of newly constructed sections led by our Wachusett Greenway colleagues. There will be two or three stops on the tour. We'll be checking out three trail surfaces and two bridges. ( You can join us along the way if necessary. Call Colleen's cell 508-479-2123 or Craig's 413-575-2277 to check on where we are.)Tour Layout is as follows:4:45 First stop. Meet at the Sterling section at the Gates Road parking lot Directions: Gates Road is off Route 12 just across from Mrs. D's candies about 2 miles south of Sterling center.5:30 Second stop. West Boylston entrance to the rail trail. Directions: From I-190, exit 5, travel south on Route 140 one mile. Where 140 turns left, you continue straight ahead to park on the right in about 100 yards. See cross-bucks with Mass Central Rail Trail Enter at the green chain link fence.6:00 Third and final stop. River Street, Holden entrance. Trail entrance is on River Street, just west of the intersection with Harris Street and the bridge over the Quinapoxet.7:00 a dinner get together at O'Connor's Restaurant, Route 12, Worcester (at the West Boylston line, just off the I-190 West Boylston exit. Feel free to come to just the dinner or the tour and the dinner or the business meeting, the tour and the dinner. Just let me know that your are planning on attending the dinner. email to craig@...Directions to O'Connor's:
FROM THE EAST Take the Mass. Pike to the Auburn Exit. Take 290 East through Worcester to 190 North. Take Exit #4 - the West Boylston Exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a right and you will see O'Connor's, ahead, on the left. Or Take Route 2 West to 190 South. Take Exit #4 - the West Boylston Exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a right and you will see O'Connor's, ahead, on the left.
FROM THE WEST Take the Mass. Pike to the Auburn Exit. Take 290 East through Worcester to 190 North. Take Exit #4 - the West Boylston Exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a right and you will see O'Connor's, ahead, on the left. Or Take Route 2 East to 190 South. Or Take Exit #4 - the West Boylston Exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a right and you will see O'Connor's, ahead, on the left.
FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH Take 495 to the Worcester Exit / 290 WEST- to Exit 19 - 190 North to exit 4- the West Boylston Exit. At the bottom of the ramp take a right and O'Connor's is just ahead on the left.
We hope each of the 12 separate groups along the Mass Central Rail Trail corridor will be in attendance. Can I ask the folks listed below to RSVP to me? [If the point of contact for the various groups, cannot attend, then it would be fine to send someone else in your place.] It is important for us to have a good showing for this short business meeting. Please come.
<>We need dinner reservations by June 4. Please reply to Craig at craig@... <>Thanks!Craig Della Penna, Executive Director
Northeast Greenway Solutions
P.O. Box 60211 Florence, MA 01062
Mobile: 413-575-2277; Office: 413-585-8559
Email: Craig@...; Web site: www.GreenwaySolutions.org
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City or Project Name Primary Contact for MCRT Title Organization phone City or Project Name Alternate contact Title Organization Phone Boston/Cambridge David Watson Exec Director MassBike 617 542 2453 day david@... Boston/Cambridge Doug Mink Board member MassBike 6173274489 dmink@... Somerville Alan Moore Member Somerville Bicycle Committee 617 457 2829 day alanjane@... Somerville Joel Bennett Founder Friends of the Community Path 617-776-7769 joelbennett@... Belmont John Dieckmann Board Member Friends of the Belmont Greenway 617-489-1423 day dieckmann.j@... Belmont Don Becker Co-Chair Friend of the Belmont Greenway Wayside Trail Andy Greene President Wayside Trail 781-893-6758 home agreene@... Wayside Trail Dick Williamson Board Member Wayside Trail 781-981-7857 williamson@... Clinton Frannie Hodge President Clinton Greenway Conservancy Trust (508) 467-1912 franniehodge@... Clinton Joel Frisch Board Member CGCT jfrisch@... Wachusett Greenways Colleen Abrams President Wachusett Greenways 508-829-3954 colleen.abrams@... Wachusett Greenways Ed Yaglou Board Member Wachusett Greenways 978-355-2539 egyaglou@... Hardwick/New Braintree Rick Romano President East Quabbin Land Trust 413-477-8229 doctmano@... Hardwick Judith Jones Board Member EQLT 413-477-8229 jcjones@... Ware Paul Hills Director Office of Planning and Dev. Town of Ware 413-967-7136 x186 pehills@... Ware Frank Tripoli Member Town of Ware Rail Trail Committee 413-330-7636 tripoli@... Palmer Sabine Prather Town Planner Office of Planning and Development 413-283-2605 sprather@... Palmer Mike Marciniec Chair Town of Palmer Planning Board 413-283-2605 mmarciniec@... Belchertown Dan Fitzpatrick Treasurer Belchertown Land Trust 413-323-7150 wfitzpat@... Belchertown Bill Terry Vice President Belchertown Land Trust 413-253-3124 bterry@... Norwottuck Marvin Ward, Ph.D. Chair Norwottuck Rail Trail Adv. Committee 413-582-0717 mjw-awardlang@... Norwottuck Dan O'Brien Rail Trail Planner DCR 617-727-9681 x120 danny.obrien@... Northampton Craig Della Penna Exec. Director Northeast Greenway Solutions 413-575-2277 cell craig4135@... Northampton Nicholas Horton President Friends of Northampton's Trails and Greenways 413-587-0430 nicholas_horton@...