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Hartford Trail Project Gets Grant

Oct 23, 2017   |   Valley News

"It’s been a week of ups and downs for a group of residents working to build a walking trail that would link the Latham Works Lane neighborhood with downtown White River Junction," writes the Valley News. "Community organizer Cat Buxton said spirits were lifted by a grant from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering that will allow preliminary engineering to be done at no cost. ...

...“'In the spring, I applied to Thayer to have the River Walk Trail be a student engineering project,' Buxton said. She said the school waived a $5,000 application fee usually assessed to corporate applicants for the services. 'We were not only given the full waiver, but we were also given five students to do the engineering. They’re really enthusiastic.'

"Buxton said the engineering students are actively taking measurements and performing land surveys, and will spend the winter months using that information to devise an engineering plan and talk to stakeholders such as the railroad company."

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