Pointing the Greener Way

The Clinton Greenway

This week we are joined by members of the Clinton Greenway.

Frannie Hodge and Chris Ebstein joined us to discuss their experiences stewarding a small slice of what was the Massachusetts Central Railroad.

The railroad began in the 1870’s and was de-commissioned by the 1960’s.  Spans of the former rail-bed were developed as rail trials as early as the late 1980’s in regions west of Clinton and Worcester county portions of the trial.

Now in 2021, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognizes the development and maintenance of rail trials not only as a key resource for attracting day trippers, but as a means for daily commuting that reduces the use of automobiles while bringing the scale of communities into a more human footprint.


Sludge Landfill Alternatives

by Scott M. Graves | Politics, Done Local

M the Media Project

Conservation as a key driver of Economic Development.  

The Spaces Worth Saving

by SMG's 'Are We Here Yet?' | Rauscher Farm's Gloria Parkinson

Our Climate Perspective

by SMG's 'Are We Here Yet?' | Dr. Jaqueline Ashmore, Boston University

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