DCR outlines next steps in rink study processBy Mike Berger
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has released the next steps in its decision-making process concerning the siting and construction of a new regional ice rink to replace the shuttered Metropolis Rink in Canton. Having completed phase one (identifying three potential sites in Canton and one in Norwood, followed by a public comment period that ended March 2), the DCR’s next step is to hold a second round of public meetings in Canton and Norwood in the spring at a date to be determined. The next phase will include more detailed site planning, the development of site plan conceptual alternatives, an examination of potential investment models, and an additional public comment period. The DCR will then issue a final comprehensive report, which is expected to be completed sometime in the late spring or early summer.
DPW to pave three downtown roads
With the urging of selectmen, the DPW will use a combination of water surplus funds and free cash to pave three roads located near the center of town after a new water main installation caused an upheaval to the roads last summer. The DPW will pave Howard Street as well as Mechanic and Rockland streets and will also reconstruct the sidewalk on Howard Street during the coming construction season …
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