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Selectmen publicly call for Senator Warren to retract her statement labeling our country’s entire criminal justice system as racist

Last night at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Chairman Sullivan, speaking on behalf of the selectmen present at the meeting, publicly called for Senator Warren to retract her statement that labeled our country’s entire criminal justice system as racist and today, a statement on a national news program from Chief Wojnar, representing the MA Chiefs of Police Association rebuked the comments as well.

In 2015, the BOS committed their position to a resolution in support of local and national law enforcement officers. There are some issues that require us to speak-up.

Senator Warren, our community supports police officers and all public safety officials that are asked to do an impossible job on a daily basis. We have the ability to call-out those that do the wrong thing as individuals. Demonizing an entire system is lazy and on it’s face, discriminatory and small-minded. As elected officials, it is not what we stand for-


Dudley Town Beach opens 7/1/2018

The Town Beach is open for the season from 10:00am to 6:00pm for Dudley Residents Only and their Guests. 

Parking for the beach is located in the back of Mason Road School.  Any out of town vehicles during the hours of operation will be ticketed by the Dudley Police Department. 

Any additional information please call the Board of Selectmen’s Office 508-949-82001.

The Health & Wellness Fair Thursday, 5-31 10 AM – 2 PM

Sponsored by Tri-Valley

The Health & Wellness Fair is a FREE event designed for older adults and caregivers. The following agencies and organizations will be participating: AAA, AARP, Central Massachusetts Recovery Learning Center, CapTel Captioning Phones, Dudley Fire, Dudley Police, Veteran’s Agent (Dudley), Holden Hearing Aid Center, Page Chiropractic, Senior Medicare Patrol, SHINE, St. Camillus Health Center & Adult Day Health and Walgreens Pharmacy. Tri-Valley’s program will also be highlighted and half hour seminars will be offered by Dudley Police at 10:00 am, Dudley Fire at 10:30 am, Tri-Valley Nutrition at 11:00 am and A Matter of Balance at 11:30 am. Raffles, beverages and snacks will be available throughout the event. For more information, call 508-949-6640.

Tri-Valley Health Fair

Tri-Valley Health Fair

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.


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….