Rail Trail Update – One More Stage to Go!

For 13 years, Ken Butkiewicz (A Dudley Resident and Volunteer) has been on a mission.

To build one of the greatest assets in the Town of Dudley whereby residents and visitors could walk the old abandoned rail lines in Dudley soaking up the beauty and tranquility that Dudley has to offer. Hundreds of people have walked the trail – often just called the “Dudley Rail Trail.” –  but few know the struggle and sweat that was put into its creation.

There have been no parades… No self aggrandizement… Just Results…. from  a simple man just trying to make a difference.

Within that time frame, the West Dudley. Quinebaug River Bikeway and Trailway has been constructed. A Trail that begins on Mill Road and meanders through the forest  and farmland of West Dudley. Crossing over West Dudley Road, the trail then takes you on a beautiful walk next to the historic Quinebaug River into Southbridge.

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Quinebaug River Bikeway and Rail Trail

Now, Ken is in the final stages of trying to complete the massive undertaking.
The Completion of the New Boston – Perryville Section of the trail.

Most Pictures Below of the ongoing work were taken 5-11-2018

New Boston Road Rail trail

New Boston Road Rail Trail

For 13 years, Ken has petitioned Legislative Reps for funding and their support.  They have always been supportive and the project would never have progressed to its final stages without that support.  We are deeply appreciative of the past support.

The final phase of the project which involves ripping up the final rails, grading the trail and most importantly, the engineering and reconstruction of the French River Bridge by Schofield Avenue will be the toughest.

Ken has put in a request for the final $60,000 to the State for FY19.  Without that money… the project will not be completed.

To be Continued….

CEMETERY SPRING CLEAN-UP

The Town of Dudley will be starting Spring Cleanup at all Town Cemeteries on April 23rd.

Please remove all flowers and decorations by April 23rd.  Flowers and decorations will be allowed after May 14th.

National Grid Outage Map and Estimated Restore Times

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Dudley 818 Customers without Power

9:30AM Update: Winter is getting old, we know. Many have lost power, and we know how frustrating that can be. Rest assured we have hundreds of crews on the ground in New England to help get you through this latest storm. We’re currently working to assess damage and will be updating estimated restoration times as they become available. In the wake of this latest storm, we urge customers to put safety first. Consider all downed wires to be energized and dangerous, as they may be in contact with energized electric wires that are not within your view. To report downed electric wires, please call us: 1-800-465-1212 or your local emergency response organization.

Business Spotlight: Pro Automotive

Winter is coming fast… is your car ready?

Pro Automotive provides quality auto repairs to drivers from Dudley,Webster, Oxford and surrounding towns.   As a staff, they have more than 65 combined years of experience. Pro Automotive opened their doors in 2013, and they have and continue to support the Town of Dudley’s Website through paid advertising.

All repairs are performed by ASE-certified technicians. Well respected, they hope to serve this community for many years to come. Stop in and say hi to owner Jason Rousseau and the entire staff, Anthony, David and Ron!

Located at 199 Oxford Ave in Dudley, MA.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8AM- 5PM | Saturday 8AM – Noon | Sunday Closed.
To Request an Appointment call: (508) 461-6591
Visit their website at: proautomotivema.com

Bring Your Car to Pro Automotive For:

  • Tire services including computer spin balancing,
  • TPMS service and adjustments, flat tire repairs, and tire rotations
  • Quality repair services including brake repairs
  • 4 wheel alignments, steering and suspension system repairs
  • Transmission repairs
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Exhaust systems
  • 24month/24,000 mile warranty on all repairs
  • or extend that warranty to 36months/36,000 miles when you use your NAPA Easy Pay card

Pro Automotive Lobby

Free Coffee, TV, and Wi-Fi in our clean, comfortable waiting room

  • Vehicle Pick up and drop off
  • Loaner car available upon request
  • Free local shuttle upon request
  • Early Bird/Night Owl Drop Off

Schedule your appointments on line at proautomotivema.com and sign up for our service center where you have access to all your repair history Along with your loyalty points and the digital inspections we take on every vehicle we service.

Our website features a self diagnostic center where you can input information about your vehicle and get a general idea of what may be wrong.

Visit the Self Diagnostic Center now.

Town of Dudley Survey is Now Available!

The Town of Dudley is in the process of preparing a 5 year Economic Development Plan. The Economic Development Committee has prepared this survey in order to find out the community’s opinions on critical issues facing the Town. This survey gives you an opportunity to express your views on the type of town that you would like to see Dudley become. This survey should only take about fifteen minutes of your time to complete. Your input to this project is valuable and essential.

This survey will close November 4, 2017

Jump to Survey Now

 

Thank You on behalf of the Town of Dudley Economic Development Committee

Members:
John Briare, Chairman
Barbara Zurawski, Vice Chairman
Todd Donohoe, Treasurer
Marcia Wagner, Secretary
Ellen Laprise, Clerk
Jo-Ann Szymczak, Member
PJ Boggio, Member

DOG LICENSE’S NOW OVERDUE-- LATE FEE $25 PLUS $20 LICENSE FEE