by Lisa Tome
It will soon be a lot safer to walk the streets of Charlestown.
The Town is getting a new sidewalk along Route 267 courtesy of the State Highway Administration.
Charlestown town administrator Wib Pumpaly said that the SHA is working on preliminary plans to install a sidewalk on the west side of the street between Linton House and the railroad bridge. Crews were in the town doing borings last week.
"It does make it easier for people who like to walk. People can now walk to Trinity Woods, Cool Springs, and Scott Gardens," said Pumpaly.
Pumpaly said these efforts will be further enhanced, hopefully, with a requested line crosswalk and "Stop for Pedestrians" markings in the area of Route 7 at Trinity Woods.
In other business from Charlestown:
• The Spring into Fitness event will be held on Friday, April 24 at Charlestown Elementary School. During the school day, students will attend health and wellness events and activities. After school, from 4-8 p.m., students and their families
• The tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts in the town were refurbished with a grant of nearly $79,000. The courts are available on a first come, first served basis. Parking for the courts is off Frederick Street.