Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A public symposium will be March 5 at the Milford Senior Center.
Wednesday, February 27
Editor's Note: The following was released by the Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail. On Tuesday March 5 The Friends of the Milford Upper Charles Trail will host a Symposium from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Milford Senior Center at 60 North Bow Street. Meet and Greet will be from 6:30-7:00. The Upper Charles Trail is envisioned to be a 27 mile loop that includes the towns of Milford, Hopkinton, Holliston, Sherborn and Ashland. This first in (in hopefully a series) Symposium will provide a forum for the five towns to share experiences and to encourage an ongoing dialogue as trail development advances. Since Milford broke ground in 2005 there has been great progress made on that segment with just one mile left to finish. That section has …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Milford firefighters, once again, are extinguishing a brush fire, this one to the east of the Upper Charles River Trail section that connects to Hopkinton.
UPDATED 5:15 p.m.: Milford firefighters have extinguished the brush fire to the east of Cedar Street, and are soaking the ground to prevent flare-ups. The fire was about 1,500 feet into the woods, off the Mlford Upper Charles Trail, and covered about 1.5 acres. Original story: Milford firefighters have responded to a report of a brush fire, to the east of Cedar Street. The fire is in a hard-to-reach spot and has reportedly burned about 1.5 acres, according to an initial scanner report. Firefighters in two brush trucks were seen entering the Milford Upper Charles Trail, at the Hopkinton end, as an access point. The fire was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. In recent weeks, Milford firefighters have responded to several brush fires, the …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Milford Selectmen unanimously voted to co-sponsor a proposal that would exchange the loosening of an age-restriction on Walden Woods for completion of the missing link on the Upper Charles Trail.
Milford Selectmen agreed to join with a developer Monday in recommending the Planning Board approve a proposal that could allow completion of the Milford Uppper Charles Trail. The proposal, made by the developer of Walden Woods off Cedar Street, would lift the age 55-or-older restriction on 41 units. In exchange, the developer — Milford Stone Ridge — would complete the missing mile connecting the two finished lengths of the Upper Charles Trail. The value of the trail completion is estimated at $920,000, said Town Planner Larry Dunkin. The Planning Board has authority to make a decision on the proposal because it requires a change to a special permit, originally granted to the development in 2005. Milford Selectmen were advised by their …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A portion of the Milford Upper Charles Trail will be closed for the next few weeks to allow an EPA contractor to remove hazardous material from behind the Benjamin Moore facility.
A portion of the popular Milford Upper Charles Trail is closed to public access for the next few weeks, to allow a contractor to excavate hazardous material behind the Benjamin Moore paint plant. The work began this week and is expected to last a few more, said Mike Santora, the Milford town engineer. The segment affected is from Dilla Street to Fino Field. Special Town Meeting voters approved $70,000 in October to help pay for litigation in the matter, which involves town property. The environmental cleanup is being covered by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A 30-foot tree on the Milford Upper Charles Trail is getting special attention this summer. The American Chestnut Foundation is trying to pollinate this rare example of a flowering American chestnut.
Of all the trees along the Milford Upper Charles Trail, one made Michelle Clay stop and take a second look. The 30-foot tree, right next to the walking trail, was an American chestnut. And it was flowering. "My jaw dropped," said Clay, a resident of Franklin. "I'd never seen one in bloom before." The American chestnut — a giant once known as the Sequoia of the East — is a fast-growing, hardwood tree that was wiped out by a blight by the 1930s. What remains in the landscape, including the tree along the Milford trail, have sprouted from the roots of those old trees. The blight, which still remains active, typically kills them off by the time they mature enough to bloom. That's what makes the Milford tree unusual. Clay contacted the American…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Annual Town Meeting voters will be asked to allow town officials to purchase a Dilla Street property for additional open space.
It's not every day the town of Milford asks voter permission to buy a house. But for town officials, the property at 26 Dilla St. is all about location, location, location. The property adjoins about 44 acres purchased by Milford earlier this decade, said Selectman Brian Murray. If voters agree at Annual Town Meeting, town officials will purchase the home and property at 26 Dilla St., raze the structure and complete an acquisition of open space adjoining Louisa Lake. The adjoining site purchased by the town earlier this decade has a fence around it, warning passersby on the Upper Charles Trail that the property is being cleaned up. That task was completed several years ago, Murray said. At the time, the 44-acre property was covered with …