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XXX's News Feed (6)

Pesticides at Long Dock?

Like most Beaconites, I greatly appreciate the work that's been done at Long Dock and the surrounding park.

But does anyone know why the area is being treated with pesticides for the remainder of October? (According to the warning signs along the walkways, it's being treated until 10/29.)

Is there really a serious pest problem there? I'd hate to see that once-wild area -- former home to red foxes, deer and other wildlife -- turn completely into a toxic suburban golf…


Added by XXX on October 15, 2012 at 5:42pm — 7 Comments

BEWARE! Animal traps found in Madame Brett Park area

Earlier today, my dog had his face ripped open by a baited animal trap in the Madame Brett Park area, near the abandoned Beacon Terminal building. (Yes, it was a pretty horrible experience.)

The BPD has been informed and, fortunately, has an idea which local resident may have set these traps.

These are not the humane cage traps, but the spring-loaded steel jaws that snap onto an animal's leg or face, causing extreme pain and a slow, painful death.

Needless to say, if you…


Added by XXX on December 27, 2011 at 6:45pm — 27 Comments

Giving Thanks ... at Madam Brett Park

Last winter, the runoff of sewage flowing across the hiking trail in Madam Brett Park -- even after a light rainstorm -- was terrible. Yesterday (11/23), though we had some pretty heavy rain, the hiking trail was perfectly clean.

In the spirit of the season, let's give thanks to the folks who spent a lot of time and money and effort (it couldn't have been a pleasant job -- we're talking about sewage) to re-engineer the pipes to make the hiking trail safe and clean.



Added by XXX on November 24, 2011 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Hunting on Dennings Point?

Saturday morning (12/11) there were a couple of duck hunters on Dennings Point. Does anyone know if this is allowed?

Added by XXX on December 12, 2010 at 8:23pm — 5 Comments

Raw Sewage at Madame Brett?

While walking my dog Sunday morning (12/12), I noticed the sewage discharges in Madame Brett park were overflowing with raw sewage -- lots and lots of it gushing out, right next to the hiking trail. It seems really unsafe, not to mention disgusting. Is this a normal occurrence in the rain?

Added by XXX on December 12, 2010 at 8:21pm — 5 Comments

What's happening at Long Dock Park?

Does anyone know what the plans are for the open space at Long Dock Park between the parking lot and the railroad?

First all the grasses and shrubs were cut down, and this morning I notice that all the trees are being chopped down as well,


Added by XXX on August 5, 2010 at 8:31am — 7 Comments

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