December Assabet River Rail Trail News 1994


Volunteers Write Letter to Selectmen

Maynard residents Eileen Ludlow and Lisa Bailey recently wrote a letter, signed by many other residents, requesting that the selectmen support the Assabet River Rail Trail. The letter also asks the selectmen to request that MAPC conduct a feasibility study of the trail route.

Composite Map Complete

Robert Morel and Jeff Richards recently completed the composite map of the proposed route through Maynard. The map, compiled using town assessorís maps, provides a detailed view of the former right-of-way as it passes through Maynard. With the completion of the Maynard map, we now have composite maps of four of the five ARRT towns.


Volunteers Make Presentation to Planning Board

On November 12, Acton residents Kathryn Garcia and Martin Graetz made a presentation to the Acton Planning Board. The Board expressed its support and interest in the project, and suggested that Kathryn and Martin discuss the project with the selectmen.

Kathryn and Martin have scheduled a brief discussion with the selectmen at their meeting January 10.

Volunteers Needed to Compile Assessorís Maps

We need two or three volunteers from Acton to assist in compiling assessorís maps to create a composite map of the proposed route.

The composite maps, created from each townís assessorís maps, are essential research tools that help us analyze the route and identify neighboring landowners. They also help each townís residents visualize the route through their town.

Contact Jeff Richards, 568-1864.


Conservation Commission, Planning Board Voice Support

In December Jeff Richards and Dick Lawrence made presentations to the Stow Conservation Commission and Planning Board. Both panels expressed their unanimous support of the project, and recommended that Jeff and Dick discuss the project with the selectmen.

Jeff and Dick, accompanied by Stow resident Donna Jacob will discuss the project with the selectmen at their meeting January 10.

Next Volunteer's Meeting January 5 at Stow Library

The next volunteer's meeting will be held Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m., at the Stow Public Library, junction of routes 62 and 117 in Stow.

Topics include: ARRT mission statement; updates on logo, brochure, and volunteerís guide; report on presentations to Stow Planning Board; upcoming presentations to MAGIC, Stow and Acton selectmen

MAGIC Presentation January 12

On January 12, several ARRT supporters will make a presentation to MAGIC, the sub-regional group within MAPC (Metropolitan Area Planning Council) that includes the five ARRT towns.

The presentation to MAGIC is an important step toward getting the Assabet River Rail Trail listed on the TIP (the stateís Transportation Improvement Program).

Jeff Richards and Dick Lawrence, from Hudson, Priscilla Ryder, representing Marlborough, and Eileen Ludlow, from Maynard, will attend the MAGIC meeting. ARRT supporters from Acton and Stow are still needed to represent their towns. Contact Jeff Richards, 568-1864.

ARRT Supporters Directory Coming in January Newsletter

In its January issue, the Assabet River Rail Trail News will publish a directory of ARRT supporters and volunteers, including addresses and phone numbers. The directory, which will be distributed only to ARRT volunteers, will make it easier for volunteers to keep in touch with each other.

If you do not want your name or phone number published in this directory, please contact Mark Geoffroy at 485-0747.

We have lots of other opportunities for individuals and groups. Contact Mark Geoffroy, 485-0747.