Author Archives: JW Sinton

Interactive Map for the Hidden Mill Riverwalk

Here’s an amazing interactive map for the Mill Riverwalk from Paradise Pond to Old South Street.  Check it out and send us your feedback at info@millrivergreenway.org Thanks to the incredible work of Victoria Beckley and Jon Caris at the Spatial … Continue reading

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Leeds Rail Trail Closing in July

Construction of the MassCentral Rail Trail extension will begin in Leeds in the middle of July, precise date to be determined. During much of the construction, the existing and new section of the trail north of Florence Street/Mulberry Street and … Continue reading

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New T-Shirts and MRGI in the News

First, check out these fabulous MRGI t-shirts designed by the extraordinary Rob Stewart and Damia Cavallari of Transit Authority Figures.  They come in black or green, sizes small to extra large, and you can buy one for $20 at any … Continue reading

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Riverwalks 2015 July-September

Hello Friends! We’re delighted to announce the next set of Mill River walks for 2015.  Please email us at info@millrivergreenway.org to reserve your spots.  Every walk so far has been full with a waiting list, so register early! All walks … Continue reading

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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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