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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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Leeds Riverwalk on Sept. 6

Just to clarify the Riverwalk Schedule: the riverwalk in Leeds is still scheduled for Saturday, September 6. We’re excited  about this new riverwalk, which will be led by residents of Leeds, so all of us will be able to get … Continue reading

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Hidden Mill Riverwalk — Paradise Pond to Old South St.

The Mill River Greenway Initiative is sponsoring a guided tour with John Sinton from the historic dam site at Paradise Pond to downtown Northampton where the river used to run.  Easy 1.25 mile walk. SATURDAY, Nov. 16, 10:00-11:30 AM. Meet … Continue reading

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Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Needed

The Connecticut River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers to monitor water quality on the Mill River off of Maines Field in Florence/Bay State.   Water samples are needed weekly from May 31 to October 4 and would be taken every … Continue reading

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Let’s Party on May 10th

Thursday, May 10th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Craig Della Penna’s Pedal to Properties, 14 Strong Ave., Northampton Well, folks, it’s time for our annual spring bash.  One and all are welcome, members and non members.  We’ll be unveiling … Continue reading

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New Irene Photos

Here are some great new photos, folks.  The three from professional photogapher, Janine Norton, show the mud line after the waters subsided, a great way to measure the height of the water.  One from MRG member Bill Williams shows the … Continue reading

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Irene — Early Thoughts

Well, folks, what a storm, what a peculiar storm.  In the history of Mill River floods that goes back 350 years, this was one of the few times that the Connecticut River tributaries had record high water, while the big … Continue reading

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