1. Efforts to Boost South Hadley Falls Gain Steam

    Efforts to Boost South Hadley Falls Gain Steam

    In two months, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge that leads from Holyoke into South Hadley Falls will be closed for a day for a “River Roll and Stroll” event.  The family festival is designed to promote healthy living and is being co-sponsored by the Holyoke Bike-Pedestrian Committee and the South Hadley Bike-Walk Committee, a grass-roots effort to help promote recreational opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians.  “The River Roll and Stroll will give people a look at the Falls and allow them to see the potential that exists while providing an economic boost to businesses there,” said Mariann Millard, co-chair of ...

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    1. The River Roll and Stroll will give people a look at the Falls and allow them to see the potential that exists while providing an economic boost to businesses there.
    2. We don't have a rail trail, but want to show the public what we have to offer.
    3. We believe the strategic use of public funding and local enthusiasm will encourage more people to live, visit, and work in the Falls and become a catalyst for private investment.
    4. It's an ideal time for business people who want to get a taste of the community and neighborhood to come here, and we will put our best foot forward to welcome people from throughout the region.
    5. A tremendous amount of work has gone into this.
    6. Developers who wish to construct relatively high-density housing in Smart Growth districts can do so by right, thus eliminating their need to apply for special permitting from a local planning authority.
    7. This is a beautiful spot, and the Victorian look of the buildings is expected to enhance the neighborhood.
    8. As a result, they have opened one of the largest propane storage and distribution facilities in Western Mass.
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