With complaints rising over brown water, the board of water and sewer commissioners are looking to do a better job at keeping residents informed on the issue.
Recently, a Morse Street resident wrote to the commissioners to complain about the level of brown water and the lack of a notice that it there could be a change to the color of his water.
During the town’s annual flushing during the spring, there were serval complains as the procedure does result in sediment appearing in taps.
If that happens, Superintendent Robert Worthley said to let the cold water run to get rid of the brown water.
For every game this season, fans arriving for Patriots games at Gillette Stadium gates, plaza areas, or other areas where fans queue for entry into the stadium must have bags that are in compliance with the new policy. Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to the patron’s vehicle. A description of the style and size of the bags that will be allowed is described below:
- Bags that are clear (see through) plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”
- One-gallon clear (see through) plastic freezer bag or similar.
- Small clutch bags, not to exceed 7” x 4” x 2” (approximately the size of a hand), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: non see-through purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, seat cushions, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
Earlier this week, a 25-year old male from Franklin was arraigned in Wrentham District Court on charges related to an incident on Washington Street.
Over the weekend, police arrested Peter Amendola on a warrant applied by Foxboro police after $30,000 worth of items were stolen from six tractor trailers.
According to police, Detective Scott Hodson, who conducted the investigation, received information on the suspect after he interacted with Officer James Payne on the day of the offense.
Amendola was charged with six counts of breaking and entering in the daytime for a felony, and one count of larceny.
Foxboro's stance on digital billboards may come down to a vote at town meeting.
In their first meeting this week, the recently formed Billboard Advertising Review Committee decided to recommend to the zoning board of appeals that the issue should be brought up at town meeting according to the Sun Chronicle.
The committee was formed after two groups applied to set up digital billboards with changing messages on Route 1. Those organizations, the Kraft Group and Foxstar Corp., have since decided to go with standard billboards.
After months of uncertainty and close calls, it looks like John and Julienne Hazeldine will stay in their Spring Street home.
In a new announcement posted to the Save John and Julienne Hazeldine From Home Eviction Facebook page, an offer to purchase has been signed by Direct Federal Credit Union (DFCU) and Boston Community Capital (BCC). BCC has offered to buy the home and DFCU has agreed to sell the house.
According to the update, the agreement says, “The Buyer acknowledges that they are purchasing the Property with the intent to sell the Property back to the former homeowners, John and Julienne Hazeldine."
The deal is contingent on some repairs including the roof, the basement, and approval from the Board of Health for the installation of a septic system.
Drivers down Payson Road can expect several reminders and objects forcing vehicles to slow down in the near future. In response to several requests to address the issue of speeding down the road, the DPW plans on installing multiple devices to help cut down on cars going over the speed limit.
“We intended this to be a family friendly area for all ages,” Planning Board member Gordon Greene told the selectmen last week. “We think this is a good place to run some tests and see how well we can do.”
Items to be used include traffic calming tables, IDs at crosswalks reminding drivers that the walkers have the right of way, and mini-cushions similar to those used at Patriot Place.