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Framingham MassPike Exit 111 and Exit 117

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 12:03 am on December 3, 2020
MassPike, Stockbridge to Boston

Listening to James Taylor's "Sweet Baby James" upon entry onto the Massachusetts Turnpike, (1994, Wasted Time R at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In the days before GPS, people asking for directions to Framingham from the east or west would be told to "take the Pike and get off at Exit 12 or Exit 13" depending where in Framingham they were going.

"The Pike" as locals call it, also known as the MassPike, (shortened from "Massachusetts Turnpike"), is the portion of U.S. Interstate Highway "I-90", a toll road that runs from the western border of Massachusetts in the town of West Stockbridge to Boston, MA the state capital.

Along with the rest of the MassPike, (and many other highways), the exit numbers are being changed to a uniform numbering system based on mile markers. ...[read more]

Farmstand at Framingham MassPike Service Area

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 7:36 am on May 20, 2011
photo - local produce at MA Farmers Market

Massachusetts grown... and fresher!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Pick up some fresh fruit, veggies and other farm fresh local produce on the Pike!

Starting this weekend commuters traveling the MassPike, (I-90), will be able to purchase farm fresh fruits, vegetables and other products grown or made locally in Massachusetts at the Framingham MassPike Service Plaza from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

The plaza is located westbound on I-90 between exits 12 and 13.

Items for sale may included anything from farm fresh strawberries to baked goods, cheeses, jams and jellies, maple syrup, honey, eggs, flowers and more.  (The vendors are permitted to sell anything that does not compete with items sold in the service plaza restaurants and store).

Aside from the Framingham location, travelers will ...[read more]

Eagles Feeding at Sudbury River

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 9:15 pm on February 1, 2011
PHOTO - American Bald Eagle, Framingham, MA, January 31, 2011

One of a pair of American Bald Eagles photographed on the banks of the Sudbury River in Framingham on January 31, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Dion,

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Sunday, (January 30, 2011), Framingham photographer Wayne Dion spotted an American Bald Eagle near the Sudbury River by Central Street in Saxonville.

Unfortunately, he didn't have enough time to photograph the bird that day.

The following morning, (Monday, 1/31/2010), at 8:00am, Dion was on his way out to an appointment, but took time to look for the eagle.  To his surprise, he spotted not just one, but a pair! He briefly photographed them, then went to his appointment.

While the early bird may get the worm, it's the early photographer that gets the bird!

When he returned about an hour later he spotted the ...[read more]

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