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Full Depth Excavation Operations the Week of June 27

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Full depth excavation includes the removal of the existing pavement and gravel to subgrade (approximately 22 inches), then the replacement and compaction of the gravel, and the replacement of pavement, except for the final pavement which will be done at the end of the project. Traffic will need to drive on compressed gravel for several weeks.

On Monday, June 27, removal of the existing pavement will begin on Main Street just past the Fire Station and move west toward Pleasant Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main to Pleasant to Grove Street.

James Murin, 78

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James Murin, 78, died Wednesday, June 21, 2022 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Maria Margarida A. Lopes-Murin to whom he was married for 33 years and lovingly called Maggie. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Henry and Alfreda (Petka) Murin.

Well is back online!

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The water department and contractors worked through the weekend and the pump motor has been repaired and the well is now back on line. We will revert back to our normal state required water use restrictions. With very little rain in the forecast and over a 6” YTD rain deficit, we continue to see groundwater levels drop rapidly. We will soon need to cut back pumping capacity. It is imperative that everyone follow the restrictions or we will end up at that point much sooner. As a reminder, there is NO lawn watering on Saturday, Sunday or Mondays.

Emergency Outdoor Water Ban June 25 2022!!

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Please be advised that the town has had a pump motor failure at one of the water wells. Due to the loss in water pumping capacity we need everyone on the municipal system to please turn off all sprinkler systems and refrain from any unnecessary outdoor water use until further notice. It is of the utmost importance to ensure water for fire protection and other daily essential needs. The town will be utilizing its auxiliary sources that are safe to drink but may cause some discoloration due to iron in the water. Thank you for your assistance in this very important matter.

Main Street Corridor Project Update: Full Depth Excavation Operations the Week of June 27, 2022

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Full depth excavation includes the removal of the existing pavement and gravel to subgrade (approximately 22 inches), then the replacement and compaction of the gravel, and the replacement of pavement, except for the final pavement which will be done at the end of the project. Traffic will need to drive on compressed gravel for several weeks.

On Monday, June 27, removal of the existing pavement will begin on Main Street just past the Fire Station and move west toward Pleasant Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Main to Pleasant to Grove Street.

Senate President Spilka Statement on Roe v. Wade

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Today is an extremely dark day for America, as we face what can only be called a ‘nightmare scenario’ for women and those who can get pregnant across this nation. It is important to stress that abortion remains and will remain legal in Massachusetts. This fundamental right to health care is here to stay in the Commonwealth, and I will fight every day to strengthen and protect it.