THANK YOU Town Meeting for voting YES for the Rail Trail!

In May 2017, the Swampscott Town Meeting overwhelming approved (by a vote of 210 to 56) a warrant article to approve moving forward with the Rail Trail and to provide funding for the design and engineering of the trail location as well as the costs for the acquisition of the easement rights. This warrant article […]

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Presentation at the Annual Town Meeting – May 15, 2017

Thank you Town Meeting members for your overwhelming support of the Rail Trail. This has been a long time in coming, and we appreciate your dedication and support to this important initiative. The Town provided the below presentation as an overview to Town Meeting members regarding the rail trail and the funding request for the […]

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Letter of Support from Renewable Energy Committee

May 12, 2017 Sean Fitzgerald Town Administrator Town of Swampscott Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, The Swampscott Renewable Energy Committee has a core mission to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen regarding energy conservation, energy efficiency, and/or conversion to greener energy sources. The committee feels that the Rail Trail supports this mission. The committee […]

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Letter of Support from Conservation Commission

Sean Fitzgerald Town Administrator Town of Swampscott Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, On behalf of the Swampscott Conservation Commission, I am writing to express our support for the Swampscott Rail Trail and the warrant article to fund the design and engineering of the trail as well as the legal fees and costs for the acquisition of easement […]

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Finance Committee and Capital Improvements Committee Support Passage of Rail Trail warrant article

On Tuesday, May 9th the Swampscott Finance Committee, the committee charged with advising Town Meeting on the financial impacts of all town meeting articles, voted to support passage of Article 18 (creation of the Rail Trail). On Monday, May 8th the Swampscott Capital Improvement Committee similarly voted to support passage of Article 18. To date the […]

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Letter of Support from Selectmen Dreeban and Spathanas

On May 15, Town Meeting will vote on an article to fund the engineering and design of a public recreational trail including the acquisition of easement rights for the trail. We believe that development of this trail is a wise investment and a wonderful addition for Swampscott, providing long-term benefits to the town. The development […]

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Additional letters of support for the Swampscott Rail Trail

Published April 25th, 2017, Swampscott Reporter online. Rail trail is ‘a wonderful opportunity’, Lou Merino, Plymouth Ave., Swampscott I am writing in support of the Swampscott rail trail. We have a wonderful opportunity right here in front of us to repurpose this land that has been sitting dormant for nearly half a century. As a […]

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Letter of Support from Planning Board

Sean Fitzgerald Town Administrator Town of Swampscott Dear Mr. Fitzgerald, The Planning Board met on May 8 to review and discuss the 2017 Annual Town Meeting warrant article relating to the proposed rail trail. Board members had attended the previous informational meetings regarding the project and the warrant article request. Based on the information provided […]

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