Posts Tagged ‘ Rails to Trails ’

Mural to ask the question, before I die I…

June 7, 2014
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Joe Kleszcz is working on a Before I Die wall that will allow walkers along the Rails to Trails an opportunity to answer the question before I die I...

By Ed Harris Editor A local man is hoping walkers along the linear trail will want to share the things they hope to do before they die. With a little help, Joe Kleszcz is establishing a Before I Die wall along the Southington Rails to Trails. The 48 foot by 8 foot wall will resemble…

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Eagle Scout project to honor soldiers

April 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A local Boy Scout is honoring wounded military members through his Eagle Scout project along a portion of Rails to Trails. Andrew Krar, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 45 at St. Paul’s Church in Southington, has prepared to move forward in building a pavilion dedicated to the Wounded…

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Connecting the trails; Town looks to partner with Plainville

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted in approval Monday night to hire an engineering firm with the town of Plainville for the design of the Rails to Trails pathway, which is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Currently, a nine mile gap exists from northern Southington through Plainville into southern…

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Ice rink to open on Mill Street

December 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the winter season just around the corner, the ice skating rink will kick off its third year the week of December 8 on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. Open throughout the entire winter months, the rink moved downtown from Memorial Park last year. Town Councilor…

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Milldale train depot finds new life as a museum

July 27, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Though they no longer work, the track handles inside the depot were also preserved as part of the museum.

By Ed Harris Editor The Milldale train depot has recently reopened as a museum. The railroad line that once came through town is now Rails to Trails. Volunteers and officials have long sought to restore the train depot as an attraction for the people that utilize the trail. “It’s a passive historical site,” Town Attorney…

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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

April 19, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
More and more people are using the trails in town now that the weather is warming up.

By Kaitlyln NaplesStaff Writer Plainville is trying to get one step closer to completing one of the largest gaps in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. At a past meeting, the Plainville Town Council voted to pursue a grant that would help fund the construction of a multi-use…

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Murals dot up along Rails to Trails

August 29, 2012
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By Rob Glidden

This mural, on the back of the Total Maintenance building, will brighten up the Rails to Trails.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Walkers on the Rails to Trails corridor may have noticed a colorful image of a train depot on one of the nearby buildings, the first of three murals planned for the trail and painted by members of Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA). The artists will continue to work on these…

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