From January through December you've followed along with us as stories came and went in Natick. Here are some of the biggest and most memorable stories of 2012.
A lot can happen in a year, and in 2012 a lot happened in Natick. Patch has tried to be there every step of the way to help keep you informed of what's going on in town, and here are some of the biggest stories of 2012. In no particular order: What did we miss? Is there a story that happened in Natick in 2012 that you think should be listed here? Tell us in the comments. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
The entire process of design, community outreach, permitting and construction will also cost between $3-4 million.
The Marion St. Bridge has been closed since Aug. 14, inconveniencing many in Natick who normally utilize Marion St. to drive from Route 9 to South Natick and Natick Center. After Natick officials contacted the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Aug. 16 to request that they expedite the process, citing both, the importance of the Marion St. to commuter vehicles and its proximity to the central fire station, which makes it important for emergency response times, MassDOT responded to the Town of Natick on Sept. 29. MassDOT explained the reasoning for closing the bridge, stating that they had found the "steel deck supports severely corroded. The settlement that was observed resulted from the steel supports being crushed under the …