Welcome to our first electronically disseminated newsletter. In an effort to save money and trees, we have gone the route that many organizations have already chosen. This past year has been one of notable success. Farmington and Canton are finishing the gaps in the River Trail, both of which should be done no later than early fall. South of us, Southington finished a huge part of their total mileage of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. The large remaining gap in Farmington, Plainville, and Southington is moving toward design phase, with Plainville and Southington waiting on the acquisition of abandoned pieces of the railroad right-of-way by the Connecticut DEP.