Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Because of the slow train, a woman avoids collision on the tracks Monday evening.
A woman got stuck on the railroad tracks near Northborough center, thinking it was a street, during rush hour traffic on Monday. At 4:45 p.m., Northborough police responded to a report of a car stuck on the tracks near the center. When they arrived, a Honda Civic sat facing south on the raidroad tracks on the south side of Route 20. A 63-year-old female driver stood outside the car waiting for police. She explained that she had been traveling east on Route 20 and took a right turn onto the tracks, mistaking it for a street. A CSX train, which was traveling north on the tracks, was stopped approximately 30 yards south of where the car was stuck, according to police. The train was easily able to come to a stop, said Sgt. James Scesny, when …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Readers are wondering, "What's happening with those telephone poles near the church?"
First, some wondered what was going to happen to the beatiful stones from the wall in front of Trinity Church after it was dismantled as part of the Downtown Improvement Project presently happening in and around the center of Northborough. That has been reconstructed, as promised. Northborough Patch readers have now been wondering, "What's happening with the telephone poles in front of the church?" One reader wrote, "I rather suspect someone did a bad measuring job for the location of the new rock wall in front of the church parking lot. They just relocated the new telephone poles so that they are in the curb line. It's like there is not enough room for the sidewalk now! Why they did not relocate that very lovely and very expensive wall …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Town Engineer Fred Litchfield provided the town with the latest on the Downtown Improvement Plan progress.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Cones, dirt, detours and long lines of traffic along Route 20. Things are improving downtown, but folks want to know "when" and "how long?" Town Engineer Fred Litchfield provides bi-weekly updates on the progress of the reconfiguration of the Northborough "center." As posted on the Northborough town's website. • Currently: Completion of drainage in the vicinity of Hudson Street proceeding toward Church Street. Pavement is also being removed from the edge of the roadway beginning on the east side of the project and progressing toward the center of Town. • Week of May 14: Begin excavating for roadway widening throughout the project. • Week of May 21: Begin removing the stone wall in front of the Trinity Church, which will be relocated …