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Long-awaited Cheshire trail work begins

Published Date: 4/30/2017

CHESHIRE — Town Manager Michael Milone applied a railroad analogy to explain the magnitude of Saturday morning’s groundbreaking ceremony for the last section of trail construction needed on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Cheshire.

Milone said it was like driving the last spike on the last rail for the transcontinental railroad.

The small stretch faced big obstacles, including a decade-long legal battle with Dalton Enterprises and environmental concerns, but the issues have been resolved and construction will begin this week on the 0.67-mile section from Cornwall Avenue to West Main Street.

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