Sunday, June 19, 2016

In the News Rail trail spring clean up; pedestrian killed on tracks

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A contingent of volunteers walked the local portion of the Southern New England Trunkline Trail Saturday morning, picking up trash and clearing brush. 
The cleanup, organized by the Franklin and Bellingham Rail Trail Committee, is part of an ongoing effort to keep the path clear of obstructions. 
"We try to have a cleanup about three times a year," said Edward Barth, the committee's president. "We work to time it with when the (state Department of Conservation and Recreation) is available. Usually, our fall cleanup is the big one."
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From the FBRTC Facebook page:

Ready for walk and work.
Ready for walk and work (FBRTC photo)
For additional photos of the clean up on Saturday

"A pedestrian was struck and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train Saturday afternoon. 
The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. between Fisher and Union streets."
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