May Meeting Followup: Protect Sudbury News And Information!

13220651_1067553613316559_7315888663604046193_oOn Tuesday May 10th Jim Gish who is a 23 year resident of Sudbury and serves as the Director of Environmental Outreach for Protect Sudbury, presented to members of the Chamber of Commerce and residents of Sudbury the Eversource proposal to construct a new 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Sudbury and Hudson, Ma and the negative effects it will have on the town.

The Protect Sudbury mission is to prevent the installation of high voltage transmission lines through Sudbury by building awareness, by recruiting and organizing thousands of concerned neighbors, business owners and friends and by obtaining their support.

The proposed project would run a new line between the Eversource substation in Sudbury, near Buddy Dog on route 20, and the Hudson Light and Power substation in Hudson, passing through our neighborhoods, our business district, and conservation lands of Sudbury, Marlborough, Stow, and Hudson.

This project would consist of 8.9 miles of both overhead and underground line. The 7.6-mile overhead portion would be located within an existing Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) railroad bed that runs through Historic Districts, Sudbury neighborhoods as well Conservation areas. The underground portion is proposed for Hudson only. The above ground portion will be built on monopoles 75’ to 105’ tall.

Tuesday nights event was well attended and very informative. To learn more about Protect Sudbury and the Eversource project, please visit www.ProtectSudbury.org. We invite you to learn more about the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. Please visit our website, www.Sudbury.org or email us.

Below is a map of the proposed project:

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Reminder – Summer Social Sponsored by The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (everyone welcome!) – 7/28/15

Event: Summer Social sponsored by The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (everyone welcome)

Date: Tuesday, July 28th

Time: 7pm-9pm

Place: 29 Sudbury Restaurant – 29 Hudson Rd. – Sudbury, MA 01776 – 978-443-1700

Cost: $10 (All proceeds go directly to pay for the 4th of July Parade which is 100%  funded by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce)

Network with other local business owners and residents  in a cool place with great food and drinks. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Chamber-Social

2015 Fourth of July Parade Photo’s

This years parade was a great success and we’d like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make it happen, and to all the good people who came out to enjoy it!

Special thanks to Mike Hamill and his Committee, and the Sudbury Fire and Police Departments!

And a very special thanks to Page Goldfarb for the wonderful photographs!

Summer Social Sponsored by The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (everyone welcome!) – 7/28/15

Event: Summer Social sponsored by The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce (everyone welcome)

Date: Tuesday, July 28th

Time: 7pm-9pm

Place: 29 Sudbury Restaurant – 29 Hudson Rd. – Sudbury, MA 01776 – 978-443-1700

Cost: $10 (All proceeds go directly to pay for the 4th of July Parade which is 100%  funded by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce)

Network with other local business owners and residents  in a cool place with great food and drinks. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Chamber-Social

The Sudbury Community Food Pantry Needs Volunteer Truck Drivers!

For the last 25 years the The Sudbury Community Food Pantry has helped the needy residents of our community to put food on the table to feed themselves and their families.

In 2014 The Sudbury Community Food Pantry provided 18,681 shopping bags of food to our clients from 71 cities and towns.  Sudbury residents are allowed to come twice a month and non Sudbury once a month.  We purchase 58% of the food we distribute from the Greater Boston Food Bank. By taking advantage of their buying power we were able to distribute in 2014 $177,727 more worth of food than we could have otherwise.

To pick up from the GBFB twice monthly we rent a 26 Ft box truck to go into Boston. We are desperately looking for volunteer drivers for the rental truck. I would like to get at least 4 so the person would only have to drive once every other month.

 The truck is picked up in Framingham about 9:30 then down the Mass turnpike onto the SE expressway getting of the first exit heading south, Mass Ave. The GBFB is only three blocks from exit. Our load time is 10:40. No heavy lifting as GBFB personal fork load the truck. The Tuck usually arrives back at the pantry between 11:30-11:45. At the pantry our volunteers will help unload the truck.  The unload time is about 1 hour.

Pleas consider volunteering to help us help our hungry friends and neighbors! I look forward to hearing from you.

You can reach me at: p_mullen@msn.com or 978-314-5247

Patrick J. Mullen
Executive Director
The Sudbury Community Food Pantry