Thursday, March 7, 2013
A quick search of homes on the water reveals that most of these, in Shrewsbury, are on Lake Quinsigamond.
At $395,000, you can get 100 feet of waterfront property in a year-round cottage on Lake Quinsigamond. It's not the only one available. In a quick "lake" search of homes in Shrewsbury on the water, Zillow responds with nearly 20 properties, a majority of them situated on Lake Quinsigamond. A townhome on North Quinsigamond Ave. that is listed for $459,900 not only sits on Lake Quinsigamond, but includes an inground pool. So your water needs are optional there. A few properties are for sale on Old Faith Road, which is on Lake Quinsigamond, including a small cottage for $143,000 that is on a dead end street, and "near Sunset Beach." An affordable cottage, at 22A Oakland Ave., also overlooks the famous lake, but keep in mind "There are …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Town authorities urge residents to take precautions during the bridge renovation project.
Monday, February 4
Information submitted by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation MassDOT is in the process of replacing the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which carries Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond between Worcester and Shrewsbury. The replacement of the Burns Bridge is taking place under the Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program. As in all of its projects, public safety is a primary concern of MassDOT with regard to the replacement of the Burns Bridge. Construction will continue throughout the winter and as such a channel of open water will be maintained between the bridge itself and the staging area approximately 1,000 yards to the south of the bridge on the Worcester shore. This channel will be kept…
Monday, September 17, 2012
You've likely noticed the work on the bridge over Lake Quinsigamond.
With most of the work happening after 9 p.m., the Kenneth F. Burns Bridge project has not disrupted businesses in the area, officials and business community members have said. “But the tough part is the perception that the roads will be adversely affected even during the day,” Town Engineer Jack Perreault told the Community Advocate this month. “But MassDOT has heard loud and clear from us that this can’t impact traffic. So they have agreed that there will be two lanes of traffic in each direction [going over the bridge] at all times.” Between summer 2012 and late 2015, a design/build team led by The Middlesex Corporation under the direction of MassDOT, will replace the current Bridge with a new steel deck arch bridge. Construction of the …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The parade is sponsored by the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Submitted by the Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association The Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association will be hosting a boat parade on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. (rain or shine) Boats will meet at the north end of the lake near the 290 bridge at 1:30 p.m. in their favorite decade themed boat. Parade route will begin promptly at 2 p.m. and travel south via the Worcester shoreline past the Route 9 Bridge, U.S. Marine Club Corps and Lake Park and then travel north via the Shrewsbury Shoreline to the judges station at the Donahue Rowing Center. Worcester County Search and Rescue Team to assist with management of the parade route. 1st Place Winner - $200 gift certificate to Doug Russell Marine 2nd Place Winner - gift …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The lake is off limits to swimmers and bathers south of the Route 9 bridge due to a sewer overflow.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The following press release was submitted by the Shrewsbury Health Department: Due to a sanitary sewer overflow in the vicinity of 83 Lake Ave., the city of Worcester Division of Public Health is advising the public to not swim, bathe or fish in the area south of the Rt. 9 Bridge to Anna Street on the Worcester side of Lake Quinsigamond. To protect the public’s health and the environment, public health officials are advising area residents not to utilize this section of Lake Quinsigamond for recreational purposes until further notice. Additionally, as a precautionary measure the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has posted the beaches at both Regatta Point and the Lake Park State Beach as unsuitable for swimming. …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Just in time for swimming this weekend, the bacteria ban has been lifted near the Route 9 bridge.
The Worcester Division of Public Health announced this afternoon the beaches at both Regatta Point and Lake Park Beach on Lake Quinsigamond are now open. Results from Thursday’s water quality sampling performed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have indicated that the water quality levels have returned to normal. Due to heavy rains on Monday, routine beach water sampling indicated above acceptable bacteria limits for recreational use at Regatta Point and Lake Park Beach. To protect the public’s health and the environment, public health officials from the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury had advised area residents not utilize this section of Lake Quinsigamond for recreational purposes such as …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Heavy rains caused high bacteria levels at Lake Quinsigamond.
The following release was submitted by the health department: The city of Worcester and town of Shrewsbury are alerting the public to not swim, bathe or use the area around Regatta Point and Lake Park Beach on the Worcester Side of Lake Quinsigamond. Due to heavy rains on Monday, routine beach water sampling indicates above acceptable bacteria limits for recreational use. Pollutants that increase chemical and bacterial levels may come from various sources, which may include the following: roads (oil, gas, and rubber compounds); lawns (pesticides, fertilizers); or sewage (animal waste, sewage overflow). To protect the public’s health and the environment, public health officials from the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury are …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A local fisherman caught a 46-pound carp in Lake Quinsigamond.
When Shane Flech saw a man bow fishing on Lake Quinsigamond a few years ago, he thought he'd give it a try. "I was out a Flint Pond (part of Lake Quinsigamond) in April and saw a large carp," said Flech who lives on the lake and has large flood lights on the front of his boat that he uses when he fishes. "I shot it with my bow and grabbed it with my hands." But the behemoth wasn’t about to go quietly: Shane Felch and his two fishing buddies had to work hard to drag the behemoth from the shallows, according to Boston.com. In fact, for a while that April night, the carp took them on a joyride. “It pulled us around for five or 10 minutes,” Felch told Boston.com. Flech said he contacted Mass Wildlife because he realized that it was larger than…
Friday, September 30, 2011
The island formerly known as Tatassit Beach and Island will be auctioned in October.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The following information was submitted by the Zekos Group. The public auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Zekos Group, South Street, Shrewsbury. The land includes three parcels totaling about 2 acres on Lake Quinsigamond. The two waterfront parcels contain two buildings in disrepair, have extensive frontage on Lake Quinsigamond and were previous operated at Tatassit Beach, according to the Zekos Group. The terms of the auction include a deposit of $15,000, which must be paid in cash, certified or bank cashier's check at the time of sale. The property is sold as is. They make no representations, warranties or guarantees as to the accuracy of information provided and urge all bidders to rely entirely on their own …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The ban from last week was lifted by the Shrewsbury Health Department.
The Worcester Division of Public Health announced that the public health advisory for Lake Quinsigamond has been lifted. Results from Thursday's water quality sampling performed by the City of Worcester Department of Inspectional Services have indicated that the water quality has returned to normal levels. As a result of last Thursday morning’s heavy rains, a by-pass of two sewer pump stations resulted in bacteria levels exceeding acceptable water quality standards south of the Route 9 Bridge at Lake Quinsigamond. To protect the public’s health and the environment, public health officials from the Worcester and the Shrewsbury had advised area residents not utilize this section of Lake Quinsigamond for recreational purposes such as fishing…