Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

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LHM
7 years ago

What are the large black items hanging from the trees along Framingham Road? They look like some type of bug catcher. There are quit a few.

Mary
7 years ago

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150612/NEWS/150619677

I saw them too and then saw this on Worcester Telegram!

LHM
7 years ago
Reply to  Mary

Thanks. My co-worker showed me the article that was in Metrowest as well.

Kevin
7 years ago

Does anyone know the official length of the track at Trottier? Standard length is 400 meters but the track seems shorter than that.

Parent of a middle schooler
7 years ago

Does anyone know whether there will be any carnivals in nearby towns this summer? Thanks!

cindy
7 years ago

I think there is one either this weekend or next weekend on route 9, just outside of Framingham state university

Joe Kacevich
7 years ago

Kevin,

The Trottier track is 300 meters in length. The length of this track was restricted due to the adjacent wetlands.

Kevin
7 years ago
Reply to  Joe Kacevich

Thank you for the info!

Runner
7 years ago
Reply to  Joe Kacevich

Joe, How sure are you? I’ve been pretty sure it’s 320m, (so that 5 laps is a mile). My times for that length seem right.

Doreen
7 years ago
Reply to  Runner

It’s 300M…it is short.

Dan Frank
7 years ago
Reply to  Doreen

Algonquin HS is a 1/4 mile track if you’re looking for an accurate distance. Just remember that the smaller the track, the tighter the turns, the tougher on your legs and knees.

Southville
7 years ago

Who do I ask to see where I’m allowed to put a fence on my property? I assume there is some setback, but along the road I’m on, there are some people with fences set back up to 6 feet from the edge of the sidewalk, and some that are right up along the sidewalk. I’m not sure what’s allowed..

Townie
7 years ago

On Monday evening, June 29, I was heading into the police station when I noticed the firefighters next door digging up their vegetable garden. What’s that all about?

Resident
7 years ago
Reply to  Townie

Our firefighters plant a veggie garden every year. They use the veggies in their meals.

Townie
7 years ago
Reply to  Resident

Digging as in removing the plantings

Resident
7 years ago
Reply to  Townie

Ahh, well they have planted the same garden there for years. Maybe the plants are not thriving this year with the cool, wet summer we are having so far.

That would be a shame. Their garden has always had a good yield.

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