May 23
EASTHAMPTON – Seventeen years of work came to a symbolic end Sunday when the ribbon was cut on the Rt. 10 bridge extension linking the city to Northampton via the Manhan and Norwottuck Rail Trails. In 1994, work began to connect the two cities to a system of trails that will, when the work is truly complete, stretch all the way to Florida. The $5 million extension was funded entirely with federal stimulus money. “This was a pretty long project ... and this is a great opportunity to say thank you to those people who were involved right along,” said Easthampton mayor Michael A. Tautznik... ...State Rep. John W. Scibak, D-South Hadley: "It's more than just what you see here today. There's a financial impact, there's an economic and ecological impact that really will be realized for generations." View the full article. Watch video of the event!