Devens rail spur brings worry

Devens rail spur brings worry

There are 7 comments on the Nashoba Publishing story from May 28, 2010, titled Devens rail spur brings worry. In it, Nashoba Publishing reports that:

What may have seemed to be a fairly routine request for permission by a company to build a rail spur to their property hit a bump in the tracks when several Harvard residents turned out with noise concerns.

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West Springfield, MA

#3 May 30, 2010
While F N Hadit's language is perhaps too direct, one might expect that the Harvard neighbors would have been aware that they were moving in next to a planned industrial park (or an existing Army base before that). Some folks in the three town area complain that too many Devens deliveries come by truck... freight rail clearly has less impacts to local traffic conditions.

Orono, ME

#4 May 31, 2010
The railroad was there long before any of the residents. Perhaps they shouldn't have moved into a house next to a railyard
Dazed and Confuzed

Norton, MA

#5 Jun 1, 2010
It is really sad that a few must prevent the progress of the rest. Millions and MILLIONS have been spent trying to make Devens a business center, yet these few are constantly working to stop progress. The more success there is here, the better for all around. Maybe you don't need jobs, but many in the area do. Not just from this company, but the many others that would be looking to this area if they could ever gain some traction. I have said this for years, and will continue to: the people of Harvard will not be happy until they get "their" land back. Then they will be in line with their hands out to clean it up.
JM Armstrong

Ayer, MA

#6 Jun 3, 2010
Harvard will never get "their" land back. We are Devens. Even though they enjoy berating us. They can't win this one. They don't have the money...but we do! Hide and watch!
JM Armstrong

Ayer, MA

#7 Jun 3, 2010
lives in what Harvard refers to as DREZ or "Poverty Flats". Harvard sits way above DREZ.
Phil Pender

Nashua, NH

#8 Jun 25, 2010
What would these people have done when there was a real busy yard there with steam locomotives and a roundhouse?

Concord, NH

#9 Jun 26, 2010
In general, why do a select few residents try to obstruct industrial growth... especially when in involves a no-brainer like rails? The railroads were here long before any of us. Industrial expansion by rail brings new jobs into the area, without the environmental impact of building wider roads, and increased numbers of trucks on the road .

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