Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

Above: On this beautiful fall day, I thought I’d share a picture of Beals Preserve.
(Don’t you miss Susan’s photography? My husband says I need an SLR camera. I think I need a photographer to go with it.)

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Jim
9 years ago

There was a temporary camera on a tall pole on the lawn of Walgreens pointed at the intersection of Oak Hill Road & Route 9. It was there for a couple days and is now gone. Anyone have any idea what it was for?

There are two cameras on the traffic lights at the intersection, one pointed up Oak Hill Rd & one pointed down Central St. I assume those are for monitoring traffic, but this temporary one was strange.

Just curious…

resident2
9 years ago

Thanks for asking Jim,we were curious too!

Wasseem
9 years ago

Anyone know what’s going on at the corner of East Main and Framingham road?
Lots of trees were taken down and a lot of heavy equipment.

resident
9 years ago
Reply to  Wasseem

New houses

South Train
9 years ago

Does anyone know the status of Bridge Street…new bridge, repairs?

Matthew
9 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

I heard that CSX is blaming the town for using too much salt and the town is blaming CSX for making the deck so high that they had to use salt so cars could make it up and over and then not slide into traffic.
IF only emergency vehicles then how do you keep others off it? There have been motorcycles going over since it was closed but that is likely to end when it gets colder anyway.
As inconvenient as it has been for some I think the overall safety on Southville has gone up without slow moving large trucks making that turn.

susan p
9 years ago

Has anyone heard what the town is doing about the peeling street signs and when? Some are practically unreadable. And then there are others that look as good as the day they were posted. Two different vendors?

MarthaB
9 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Well, that’s good news!

Matthew
9 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

With all the disposable cash Karen seems to have for cameras, gates, sheds, landscaping and such you would think the street signs would be a bit higher up on her priority. Maybe she’s waiting for the signs to somehow pay for themselves or for us to pay for them with a “Pay As You Look” policy.

Or we could get the Assabet school kids to build us some new ones.

Dangerous Street
9 years ago

Those cars parked at the corner of Cherry and Pleasant Street near the Autistic Center are very dangerous. Especially during drop off and pick ups. Cars are still speeding and several almost veered into the parked cars, as they stick out at least a foot off the curve. Shouldn’t they be in a driveway?
Thank you

Trixie
9 years ago

To all non profit groups in town – I was just at the Transfer Station and the can bin is very full. Good source of funds for those so motivated.

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