Distracted by the beauty of the river last week, we neglected to get a photo of progress on this bridge over the Mascoma River, behind Timken. Vandals struck in the meantime, tearing down the barriers, throwing barrier barrels down the bank, smashing the windows of one of the construction vehicles nearby, etc. . . . a frustrating set-back for those eager for progress on this wonderful community resource.
The good news is that areas that had previously been muddy, have been graded and improved, and were dry in spite of the recent rain.
Meetings are being planned to problem-solve the two ends of the MRG, (closure of the downtown tunnel connection to the Northern Rail Trail and failed plans for the Iron Horse Park in West Leb present challenges on both ends.) Also being planned: Kiosks, maps, signage, benches, tables, naming plaques, access points, land purchase, Glen Road options, soft opening, grand opening!