Sunday, January 8, 2017

In the News: Buckley Mass Audubon photo winner; Upper Charles River trail progress

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"It's a striking photo - an orange-yellow sunset reflected in near-perfect fidelity by the water, with a few beach-goers navigating the narrow spit of land between sky and ocean. 
That picture, of Cape Cod's Mayflower Beach, has won statewide recognition for local 15-year-old Samantha Buckley, as it took high honors in a Mass Audubon photo contest. The society named it the top entry in the under-18 division of its "People in Nature" category. 
Buckley said she's had an interest in photography for some time, and had taken part in some photography challenges in her art classes.

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Under 18: Samantha Buckley
Under 18: Samantha Buckley
View other Mass Audubon photo winners from the 2016 contest here

"The push for the Upper Charles Trail, a bike and walking path through Ashland that would connect to a greater, 25-mile loop, just got a little outside help. 
The town has hired an engineering firm to help solidify a proposed route and a plan for construction. 
If Ashland completes the trail, it will finish its leg of a five-town loop first envisioned decades ago. Currently, only Milford has finished its stretch of the trail, but Holliston isn't far behind, having acquired the land it needs for the last stretch of unfinished trail. Hopkinton, Sherborn and Ashland are all in some stage of planning."

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More info about the Upper Charles Trail (and other rail trails in MA)

Franklin is the starting point for the Southern New Eegland Trunk Trail (SNETT) located off Grove St

SNETT trail entrance parking along Grove St
SNETT trail entrance parking along Grove St

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