Author Archives: JW Sinton

A Glorious Paddle at Arcadia

Thanks to Dave McLean, Jonah Keane and all the folks at MassAudubon’s Arcadia Refuge, the MRGI folks had a wonderful Sunday morning exploring the floodplain forest.  How lucky we are to have such natural beauty and expert guides so close … Continue reading

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Two April Opportunities

Here are two imminent April events! April 18 Bay State Sustainability Fair 1:00-4:00 with a pair of riverwalks on Mill River historic sites. BSVA_SustainabilityFairFlyerPE April 27th at 7:30 P.M.: A UMass Amherst project for an outdoor exhibit in Florence at … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Riverwalks and Paddle

Dear Friends of the Mill River, With ice finally melting, and rain in the forecast, spring has arrived!  We’re delighted to announce the first batch of Mill River Walks for 2015. Sunday, April 19 — Floodplain Forest paddle, Arcadia Wildlife … Continue reading

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1780-1850 History Available

John has put the next installments of a Mill River History up for your review and comments.  Here are Part 7A: Introduction,  7B — Industrial Development: Dams & Mills, and 7C: Floods.  This is pretty amazing stuff, so please feast … Continue reading

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1700-1780 History Available

John has put the next installments of a Mill River History up for your review and comments.  Here are Part 6A: Introduction and Part 6B: Dams, Mills, Floods and the Fishery. 

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2015 Plans for MRGI

Happy New Year! We three co-moderators at the Mill River Greenway Initiative — Gaby, Neal, and John — wish you all the very best for what we expect to be a really exciting 2015. So let’s get to our plans … Continue reading

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Todd Lynch’s Flotsam Weirs Video

Hey, folks, here’s Burgy’s own Todd Lynch in his video about the inimitable Flotsam Weirs at the junction of the Mill’s West and East Branches.  Check it out.  We’ll also put a link on the website under Art and Music.

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Bike Path Riding Conditions Website

Hey, folks, this just in from Nick Horton & Co. from Friends of Northampton Trails & Greenways — a website to check the condition of the bike path this winter!  The week of January 5 bodes ill, but what a … Continue reading

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Mill River History — End of the 17th-Century Section

John has posted the last of Section 5 on the early European settlement to the end of the 17th century.  Stay tuned for the 18th —   Oh, how slowly does the hand of history move!

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Additions to Mill River History

Well, folks, John has finally gotten around to revising and adding to his Mill River history.  Parts 5A and 5B are now available here and here.  We’ll post more shortly.  Enjoy the bedtime reading, and please comment, suggest, or make … Continue reading

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