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    Herring run upgraded

    The tranportation bills recenty approved by the Massachusetts House and Senate both include $100,000 to make improvements to the Thomas Reading Memorial Herring Run Park, on Barker Street. Pembroke’s legislators, state Representative Josh Cutler, a Duxbury Democrat, and Senate President Therese Murray, a Plymouth Democrat, worked with the town to include money for the project. The legislation, now before a House-Senate conference committee, authorizes borrowing and spending for projects, but does not guarantee they will be funded. A stream running through the park is part of the herring run, the water route in Pembroke that river herring follow when they migrate during spawning season. The $100,000 would pay for such things as repairs to the bridge crossing the stream and installation of a water wheel, Bill Boulter, chairman of Pemroke’s Board of Selectmen, said in an interview. The replica water wheel was donated by the town’s 300th anniversary committee in 2012 and is to be placed where a water wheel was historically located.