2007 Projects

“Brighten Up Ludlow” News

The proceeds from the 2006 Crias Auction helped us to continue our beautification activities.

The yellow light bulbs that once occupied the streetlights along Route 103 into Ludlow have been replaced by white light bulbs for a brighter look. 65 new metal halide street light fixtures with bulbs and photo eyes were purchased and installed.

Ten new lamp posts with “Aurora” luminaries were installed on the bridges at both ends of Main Street: four on the Walker bridge, over the Black River, by the Veterans Memorial Park;  and four on the Vail bridge over the Jewel Brook at the intersection of Main Street and Route 100 South.  Two of these lamp posts were installed on Andover Street: one at the entrance of Dorsey Park, and one at the entrance to the footbridge between Andover Street and Lamere Square.

The Elm Street ParkScape

The new green area at the intersection of Main and Elm streets now has a cobblestone paver patio,  which was made possible by the generous contribution of materials and labor from New England Deck and Patio. They pulled off the remarkable feat of completing it in under three days!

We thank George Tucker for donating the sand for the foundation of the pavers, and Jerry Tucker and Craig Goodman for the use of the electricity from their building.  We also thank Mel Fink for the use of his parking lot, and for offering to provide electricity for the construction, and water for the plants we installed in planters on and around the patio.

Coupled with the bench and planters Streetscapes installed earlier this summer, this patio has provided a nice place to stop and watch the world go by.

New Planters, Benches, Bike Racks and Trash Receptacles

Four new wrought iron planters were installed in the windows and around the front door of Town Hall.

We added new benches to the Daniel Kesman Memorial Park and the Veterans’ Memorial park, providing more places for people to rest as they walk around the village.

Repainted “Welcome to Ludlow” Signs

Troy Adams repainted the Welcome signs on Route 103 and Route 100 for us.  Next year we hope to add solar lighting to these signs.

The 2007 Streetscapes Hoedown

Local sponsors and artists created one-of a kind barn animals to be auctioned at a fundraiser that included a barbeque dinner, live music, dancing, and silent and live auctions.