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Reversing sprawl in Hudson

The 5-mile-long Assabet River Rail Trail, which connects Hudson with Marlborough, has become popular with walkers, bicyclists, and skaters. The 5-mile-long Assabet River Rail Trail, which connects Hudson with Marlborough, has become popular with walkers, bicyclists, and skaters. (David Kamerman/Globe Staff-file)
February 2, 2008

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Third in a series HUDSON IS one of many aging mill towns in Massachusetts where most housing growth has occurred away from the town center, leaving many downtown buildings underutilized. Not only does this require additional roads and sewer and water lines, it means that residents are dependent on their cars for virtually all errands. Plus, the lawns of such ... (Full article: 792 words)

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