September 28-30, 2022



Please be advised, crews will be working on the water main on Canal Street (from St. Paul Street to Bridge Street) Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30, 2022.  


The street will be closed to traffic from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Please note that the entrance to the Blackstone River Greenway will not be accessible during these hours. 


We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this project.  Any questions, please contact the DPW at 508-883-9331.  

The Israel-Hamas war is raging on in the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces are moving forward with their assault on the southern part of the region. This comes as the U.S. has warned Israel it must "put a premium on civilian protection" while it fights Hamas. The Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel into Gaza will reopen in the next few days for inspections of aid trucks as supplies of water, food and medicine are running short.        A massive storm is set to impact the eastern half of the U.S. this weekend. Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, strong winds and even snow may affect millions. It'll start to take shape today and really gain strength on Saturday as adverse weather will stretch for more than 12-hundred miles from the Gulf Coast all the way up to the Canadian border.        Actor Ryan O'Neal is dead at the age of 82. The Hollywood star passed away on Friday afternoon. His son Patrick confirmed the news, saying O'Neal "passed away peacefully" surrounded by friends and family. The actor appeared in more than 500 episodes of the 1960's primetime television soap opera "Peyton Place" and in 1970 was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his work in the film "Love Story."        Vladimir Putin is running for re-election. The Tass news agency says the incumbent Russian leader has confirmed he will run in the national presidential elections of 2024. Putin has been in charge in Russia for 24 years, either as president or prime minister. Another presidential term will keep him in power until at least 2030.        The FDA is approving sickle cell treatments that include CRISPR [[ crisp-er ]] gene-editing technology. That could open a door for thousands of patients in the U.S. to receive a treatment that has the potential to alleviate painful effects of the disease. The FDA approved Casgevy [[ cass-give-e ]], which is a one-time treatment for patients 12 and over.        The Patriots kicked off Week 14 with a 21-18 upset win over the Steelers on Thursday Night Football in Pittsburgh. Bailey Zappe passed for 240 yards, three touchdowns and an interception to help New England snap a five-game losing streak. In other Week 14 action, the Bills are trying to keep their playoff hopes alive as they visit the Chiefs in Kansas City. The 49ers look to keep pace in the NFC as they welcome the Seahawks to Santa Clara.