Saturday, August 31, 2019

Peter Willis: next art show Harwich Cranberry Festival

I will be in Cape Cod to sell my photos at the Harwich Community Center on September 14 and 15 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The Harwich Community Center is located on Oak Street. It is across the street from Monomoy High School.

If you can't make it to the event, you can still chat with Peter and place your order at anytime and get your favorite image delivered to your door. Thank you in advance for your support!!!! 😃📸

Thank you


Peter Willis photography

More about the Harwich Cranberry Festival

Harwich Community Center Facebook photo
Harwich Community Center Facebook photo

"The delay ... was necessary to replace damaged parts associated with the tank"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"It’s going to be a little bit longer before the town’s primary water treatment plant – shut down since July 7 – will be back in working order.

The plant was shut down, as were the town’s two oldest and largest wells associated with it, on the heels of a fire in one of the plant’s tanks, which has resulted in a summer-long, full-water ban in the town.

The ban, which prohibits all outdoor watering except for vegetable and flower gardens by hand-held hose only, remains in effect. The town has rarely instituted full watering bans.

On top of the fire-related shut downs, the DPW this week also had to shut down a third, lightly used well because E. coli was detected in an untreated sample. Officials stress that the situation is not an emergency, and assure water customers that treated water in the distribution system has remained clear of the bacteria."
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"The delay ... was necessary to replace damaged parts associated with the tank"
"The delay ... was necessary to replace damaged parts associated with the tank"

Country Blues with Radcliffe & Dillon in Foxboro, Thursday, Sept. 5


at Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Sep 5, 7:30 PM

The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (formerly the Orpheum) in the center of Foxboro has opened a new, intimate listening room for musical performers called the Upper Lobby. This 32-seat venue provides seating at tables, allowing ordering of drinks and snacks during the show.

One of the first performances in this new venue will be the country blues duo of Ragtime Jack Radcliffe and Sherman Lee Dillon

'Ragtime' Jack has been performing for more than 30 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime and stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter. He also accompanies himself on the keyboard, guitar and fiddle. He was inducted into the Old-Time Music Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Jack's performances always include a lot of uplifting wit, historical anecdotes and connections with local lore, wherever he performs. His background in journalism amplifies a lifelong quest for the cultural framework of his music and the places he performs.

Sherman Lee Dillon was born in Meadville, Mississippi (pop 451) in 1951, and grew up 15 miles outside of town. Many of his family members were into music, and he learned to play piano, guitar, harmonica, banjo, steel guitar, and other instruments.

One night a band from McComb (Bo Didley's home) drove up at the Dillon house. They asked him to be their guitar player and go to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to make a record with them. At the age of 16 Sherman left home and has been playing music professionally ever since.

Deciding to be a regional performer has actually worked quite well. Sherman has performed in various configurations on shows with B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Bobby Rush, and many others. He also consulted and played in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Tickets are $15, available at the Orpheum Theatre box office, 508-543-2787, or online at Orpheum website For more information, call 508-543-2787 or email

Franklin Public Library September 2019 News and Events for Adults!

Franklin Public Library September 2019 

News and Events for Adults!

Library Hours
The Franklin Public Library will be closed Monday, September 2nd  for Labor Day. The Library's regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day on September 8th.

The Julian Gerstin Sextet, Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 p.m.
The Julian Gerstin Sextet reimagines Caribbean musical traditions for a border-crossing world. Rhythmic drive from a battery of unusual percussion instruments combines with lyrical melodies and jazz sophistication. To see videos of the group, please visit
Now in its fifth year, the Sextet has performed throughout New England. We have released two CDs, described as "uproarious and jubilant … sweet and strong like sugarcane" (DeeDee McNeil, and "dynamic and lively" (Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews). Our 2018 CD release, The Old City, received extensive radio airplay in Latin America and on US college radio (Top 100, 2018).
Julian Gerstin (PhD, MFA) is an ethnomusicologist, percussionist and composer. He has performed Caribbean music for over forty years, conducted research in Martinique and Cuba, published numerous academic articles, and taught at Wesleyan, Clark, and San José State Universities. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Jazz Center.
The Sextet's other members live in southeastern Vermont and Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley, and include Anna Patton, clarinet; Don Anderson, trumpet; Eugene Uman, piano; Wes Brown, bass; and Ben James, drum set. Between them they have worked with a stellar array of musicians: Bo Diddley, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Sheila Jordan, Olatunji, Bobby Sanabria, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Marilyn Crispell, Ed Blackwell, Sonny Fortune, and many others.
The Julian Gerstin Sextet is a member of Creative Ground, New England Foundation for the Arts' select list of regional touring performance groups, and Julian is registered with NEFA as a teacher and workshop leader.

Foreign Film Night, Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.
8 1/2 (1963). Italian.
Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8 1/2 was "The Beautiful Confusion," and Fellini's masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.
Winner of two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (Black and White), and consistently placed in The British Film Institute's Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll of the ten greatest films of all time.

Closing the Garden with Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens, Monday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
While the end of the season can be depressing, it's also the best time to get a jump start on the following year.  We'll explore pruning, seed saving, mulching, and composting

Interview Preparation, Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
Senior Employment Specialist Gary Gekow will lead an interactive and informal question and answer session where participants role-play typical interview questions and how best to answer them. The seminar also includes ways to avoid job candidates' most common interview mistakes.

Hearing Loss Support, Products, Services, and Information Seminar
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Hearing help is becoming more financially accessible!
Noise-induced hearing loss and age-related hearing loss are becoming more common. In this seminar you will learn about access to hearing aids and assistive technology as well as hearing support services that are becoming more accessible and financially available. 
Hearing Loss is "The Invisible Loss". There are products and services to assist you.  Addressing hearing loss early is important for overall health, well-being, and brain health. Learn about new FDA regulation changes that may make hearing-help financially accessible to more people. Find out how to set realistic expectations for hearing aids, based on your particular needs, and learn of other inexpensive technology to supplement hearing aid functioning. Anyone currently experiencing any stage of hearing loss and individuals who care for friends or family members struggling with the challenges associated with hearing loss is welcome to attend. This program is presented by the Franklin Senior Center in corporation with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).

Self Care Series, Wednesdays, September 18 & 25, October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 6:30 p.m.
Professional Life Coach Bethany Amatucci will lead a six-week Self Care Series to help you on the journey to living your best life! These classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m., Time management and making yourself a priority
If you ever feel like there's not enough hours in the day, or days in the week, this night is for you! We will cover several tips for managing your time that will help you to make the most of each day and still have time for you and your family! You will leave here feeling empowered and capable of managing your time in a more efficient manner.
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 p.m., Living a confident life: Learning to love yourself as you are
The focus this week will be on self-respect, self-love, and positive self-talk. These are all important aspects for becoming empowered to squash your insecurities and live your most courageous life! It is my desire that you leave this workshop with a new found admiration for yourself.

The Four Billion Year Story with Eamon McCarthy Earls, Thursday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
Have you wondered what's beneath your feet right now? With the latest research on rocks and climate, audiences will have a chance to discover the four billion year story of your community from the dawn of life to our rapidly changing modern world.
Eamon McCarthy Earls is the author of more than a dozen regional histories about Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and southern New England as a whole. To date, he has delivered over 200 presentations to audiences at libraries, historical societies, museums, senior centers and business groups. In addition to his background as a writer and presenter, he is also a trained geologist.

Mixed Media Journal Workshop, Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m.
Artist Jacqueline Volpe will lead a Mixed Media Art Journal Workshop where participants can learn how to repurpose and alter discarded books to use as an art or writing journal. No experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for adults and young adults. This class is free, and there is a limit of 15 participants. Please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at or 508-520-4941 to register.

Quizzy E Trivia Night, Monday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.
It's time for Trivia Night at the Franklin Public Library hosted by the mysterious Quizzy E! Test your knowledge of history, geography, science, literature, sports, entertainment, and more! This program is free and open to the public.

Documentary Film Night, Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Loving Vincent (2018).
In the first fully painted feature film, 2018 Oscar-nominated LOVING VINCENT tells the story of the mysterious and tragic death of the world's most famous artist, Vincent van Gogh. Featuring the voices of Saoirse Ronan and Chris O'Dowd.
Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2018 Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the BAFTA Awards.

Genealogy club, Thursday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Verifying the Information You Find Online, presented by Marian Pierre-Louis.
When we have brick walls and other challenging puzzles, we search anywhere for clues that can help us.That can include online trees and other information with unknown sources.This presentation will demonstrate how to verify the information as true or not.

Tales from a Reluctant World Traveler with Randy Ross, Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Sixteen weeks, four continents, three bungee jumps, and Randy Ross couldn't come home soon enough. This is the story of how a Boston homebody turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man show. The 1.5-hour, multimedia event includes a humorous travel slide show, readings from his novel God Bless Cambodia and performances from his show The Chronic Single's Handbook. This talk is free and open to the public.

Zentangle 101 and 102
Wednesdays, September 11 & 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Zentangle 101, Wednesday, September 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the "Elemental Strokes" in all Zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.

Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. You don't need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to know the steps. The result is a delightful surprise. The classes are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Zentangle 102, Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
In Zentangle 102 we will continue to create beautiful images building on what we have learned in our previous Zentangle class. As we learn new tangles, we will put them together in creative ways to either create our own mosaic consisting of multiple tiles put together to make a whole or work on a larger surface. We will also discuss enjoyable ways to continue practicing our Zentangle journey on our own.

Franklin Public Library Book Club, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
The book for discussion is The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at .

Knitting Group, Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Love to knit or crochet? Join our group of local fiber artists who will be meeting in the Friends of the Franklin Community Room on Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Franklin Library Book Sale
Friday, September 20, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 21, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
All books are just one dollar!
Bag Sale - $5 A Bag—Saturday, September 21, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come fill a brown bag with all the books you can!

Franklin Public Library September 2019 News and Events for Adults!
Franklin Public Library September 2019 News and Events for Adults!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI - Aug 30 to THU - Sep 5

Fri Aug 30, 2019

For the interactive version, please visit
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Submit an event for the Community Calendar, please use this link

Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI - Aug 30 to THU - Sep 5
Upcoming Events in Franklin, MA: FRI - Aug 30 to THU - Sep 5

Franklin Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Franklin Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

Grant Applications Accepted September 1 - October 15

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) has set an October 15 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. This funding encourages individuals, groups and not-for-profit organizations to bring to the community unique programming that centers around the arts, humanities, history or interpretive sciences for children, adults or intergenerational groups.

Previously funded projects include: programs/field trips for five of Franklin's schools (public and charter), Franklin Downtown Partnership Strawberry Stroll, LiveArts, Franklin Performing Arts Company Whatever Theatre Festival, Southeastern MA Community Concert Band, and the Franklin Art Association, to name a few. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Franklin, including exhibitions, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or workshops, lectures, and performances in schools, the library, the senior center, or for the community at large.

While the focus of the proposals should remain similar to past years — community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs — this year the FCC is encouraging new applicants to apply. All grant applications are due by Tuesday, October 15. Proposals that are past the deadline will not be considered.

Log on to for grant guidelines and to apply.
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Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Defense - Wertz, FHS Staff has published their preview of the "Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Defense"

Evan Wertz, Senior – Franklin
"Franklin senior linebacker Evan Wertz has been a dominant presence in the heart of the Panthers defense, having already set program records by racking up huge tackle totals every week. Wertz had 122 tackles in 11 games last season (a remarkable 11 per game), including 45 solo stops and 10 tackles for loss.
He can also drop into coverage, recording three pass breakups and an interception. Just like Mansfield’s Vinnie Holmes, wherever the ball goes Wertz is there, ranging from sideline to sideline and covering as much ground as any linebacker in the Hock.
The Panthers nearly stunned powerhouse Xaverian in the playoffs last season and that has ramped up the momentum and expectations coming into this year. With Wertz leading the defense, Franklin will hope that they can push for the Kelley-Rex title and another long tournament run."

Read the full listing online at 

Evan Wertz (25) celebrates a fumble on Milford’s opening possession of the game in 2018. (Josh Perry/
Evan Wertz (25) celebrates a fumble on Milford’s opening possession of the game in 2018. (Josh Perry/ reports "Fallon-Comeau Takes Charge of King Philip Softball"

Ryan Lanigan, founder and Editor-in-Chief of, writes about the softball coaching change happening at King Philip (and Franklin).

"Kate Fallon-Comeau is trading in her Franklin blue for the King Philip green and gold.

Fallon-Comeau, the Panthers’ softball head coach for the past nine seasons, was officially hired in the same capacity for the Warriors this week. King Philip was one of the most successful programs over the past decade, winning state championships in 2010, 2011, and 2016.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but there was an opportunity and I went for it,” Fallon-Comeau said. “I loved every minute of my time at Franklin but I’m really excited to work with the girls at King Philip. There is a great feeder program in place, they have solid softball players every year. Like Franklin, they have a community that is passionate about softball. It just seemed like a good fit and the timing was right.”

Fallon-Comeau, the 2019 Coach of the Year, is plenty familiar with the Hockomock League. She was a star pitcher as a member of the Class of 2001 at Mansfield High. After a successful career as a catcher at Curry College, she took over the reins of the Panthers’ program in 2011. Under her guidance, Franklin went 112-86 and made the state tournament in all but two seasons. In the two seasons the Panthers didn’t make it, they had 10 and nine wins, respectively."

Continue reading the article online at

Kate Fallon-Comeau was hired as the new King Philip softball coach after nine seasons with Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/
Kate Fallon-Comeau was hired as the new King Philip softball coach after nine seasons with Franklin. (Ryan Lanigan/

MBTA: Commuter Rail notice for Monday - Labor Day

All Commuter Rail lines will operate on a regular Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday September 2.

Please note that there is no Sunday service for the Stoughton and Needham lines.

Last Updated: Aug 29 2019 01:29 PM 

Reminder: Weekends, Sept 7- Nov 24, Franklin Train service is replaced by free buses between Forge Park/495 and Readville for a Fairmount Line connection while PTC is installed. There will be no service at Back Bay, Ruggles, Endicott, Islington and Norwood Depot.

MBTA: Commuter Rail notice for Monday - Labor Day
MBTA: Commuter Rail notice for Monday - Labor Day

Town of Franklin EEE Update - now at Moderate

Town of Franklin EEE Update

The Town of Franklin is currently at a MODERATE risk threat from the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The following recommendations are being made to reduce potential exposure:

1.) Wear mosquito repellent Products with 30% DEET, Permethrin, Picardin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are the most effective

2.) Be aware of peak mosquito hours. Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn

3.) Drain standing water on your property Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing or stagnant water

4.) Wear long sleeves and long pants Covering skin will limit potential exposure

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control is a great resource. Contact them to schedule spraying on your property.

Please click for the EEE fact sheet and more helpful links.
Contact the Board of Health with any additional questions.

Town of Franklin EEE Update - now at Moderate
Town of Franklin EEE Update - now at Moderate

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Alston and Asmath "Bowl for a Goal"

Carly Alston and Farley Asmath from Franklin, MA joined the New England Revolution at their fifth annual Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance on Wednesday, August 21 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Patriot Place to support Special Olympics Massachusetts. Carly and Farley spent the evening bowling and spending time with Revs Players and their fellow Special Olympic teammates.

Carly Alston at "Bowl for a Goal"
Carly Alston at "Bowl for a Goal"
The players and coaching staff joined Special Olympics MA athletes and Revs supporters on the lanes for bowling, and a full night of entertainment, trivia, photos and autographs. All profits from the evening, including ticket sales as well as the evening’s silent auction and raffle, benefited Special Olympics Massachusetts.

Farley Asmath at "Bowl for a Goal"
Farley Asmath at "Bowl for a Goal"
All profits from the evening, including ticket sales as well as the evening’s silent auction and raffle, benefited Special Olympics Massachusetts. In the five years of the event they have raised over $300,000 through Bowl for a Goal. The relationship with the organization extends well beyond the annual fundraising event. The two organizations have once again teamed up for a full summer of events aimed to promote an environment of inclusivity and friendly competition through the power of sports.

For more information about the New England Revolution and “Bowl for a Goal” please visit

Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Public Health Director
  • Full Time Custodian
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works 
  • Part-Time Custodian
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system. 
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead
To receive notifications of all job opportunities in the Town of Franklin, subscribe here

Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept
Franklin Residents: Job Opportunities - Public Health Director, Custorian, DPW, Fire Dept

Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Offense - Nally, FHS Staff has published their preview of the "Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Offense"

Jack Nally, Senior – Franklin
"Franklin senior Jack Nally showcased numerous talents last year to help the Panthers get to the Div. 1 South semifinal, and nearly pull off an upset of powerhouse Xaverian. He finished with 922 total yards, as a running back, receiver, and returner. He scored one touchdown on the ground, caught four scores, and had more than 350 yards in returns in 2018.
He was also a dynamic part of the Franklin secondary. With his quickness and agility, and his ability to find the hole and hit it at speed, Nally gives Franklin versatility in its offense that the Panthers will be counting on after the graduation of several key skill position players.
Nally has been a terrific athlete in multiple sports and the Panthers will be hoping that he can continue to bring the same level of success to the gridiron this fall and help them challenge for the division title."

Read the full listing online at

Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Offense - Nally, FHS
Hockomock Football: Players to Watch on Offense - Nally, FHS

FHS Girls Field Hockey Team - fund raising at Chipotle - Sep 24

"Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Franklin High School -Booster - Girls Field Hockey Team. Come in to the Chipotle at 5 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin on Tuesday, September 24th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Franklin High School -Booster - Girls Field Hockey Team."

Franklin High School - Booster - Girls Field Hockey Team
Sep 24, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5 Franklin Village Drive, Franklin, MA 02038

Download a copy of the flyer

FHS Girls Field Hockey Team - fund raising at Chipotle - Sep 24
FHS Girls Field Hockey Team - fund raising at Chipotle - Sep 24

Franklin Residents: Drinking Water Notice


To all users of the Franklin Water Department
located in Franklin, Massachusetts

This is an important notice - please translate it for anyone who does not understand English.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants to ensure the safety of the water supply. On August 28, 2019 our water system was notified that a water sample collected on August 27, 2019 from Grove St. Well #3 tested positive for E.coli, which is a fecal indicator. Fecal indicators are used to detect ground water sources that may be susceptible to fecal contamination which may contain harmful viruses or bacteria. THE WELL HAS NOT BEEN USED SINCE AUGUST 27th AND REMAINS OFFLINE.

The water delivered to your taps through the distribution system is disinfected with chlorine to kill viruses and bacteria, including E.coli. It is important to note that samples collected on August 27, 2019 in the distribution system did NOT detect any fecal contaminants.

This source is one of twelve active wells that supplies drinking water to our system. In accordance with the federal Ground Water Rule (GWR) requirements, we are notifying you of the situation and conducting additional sampling to evaluate the extent of potential fecal contamination and will take further actions as necessary.


This is not an emergency, you do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions at this time.

• The USEPA requires us to provide you with this notice and the following information on fecal indicators: “Fecal indicators are microbes whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.” These symptoms can also be caused by issues unrelated to drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, or, if you have specific health concerns, you may want to discuss such concerns with your doctor. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or

• Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and Businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


The well will remain offline for further evaluation. Our system is undergoing repeat testing and evaluation to determine if the current level of treatment is adequate or if additional corrective actions are necessary to reduce the risk of potential fecal contamination in our drinking water supply.

We are in contact with MassDEP during this process who will evaluate the effectiveness of the steps taken and determine if any further action is required. If necessary, you will be notified again if you need to take any corrective actions. This notice does not affect persons using private drinking water wells.

For more information and further updates, please contact Laurie Ruszala, Water and Sewer Superintendent, at 508-520-4910 or visit

PWSID#: 2101000 Date Distributed: August 28, 2019

Local officials touring an area of sewer main that had to be carved into rock
Local officials touring an area of sewer main that had to be carved into rock