I'm not telling anyone anything they haven't already thought of, but still it's worth pointing out the rather dangerous situation that exists at the bottom of the rail trail.
I know the trail isn't officially open yet, but it's already become an integral part of the community. Walkers, bikers and dogs packed the strip over this past weekend. So while no ribbons have been cut, it's open.
And the trail could use some ribbon of some kind--or better yet some type of fencing--at the bottom of the trail near the old rail road bridge. Any kids who lose control of their bike going down the hill from the Merrimac Street overpass will land either on the rocky shore 10 feet below or get tossed into the frigid Merrimack.
The Community Preservation Act
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