Luis Vargas, 10, of Woonsocket, has fun on the bumper cars Thursday night during the opening of Autumnfest at WW II Veterans Memorial Park. Autumnfest continues through Monday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a 10-year lapse, a citywide flushing of the water distribution system is under way.
According to Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran and water district transmission supervisor Michael Asselin, the project began recently in the Manville Road area, near the water treatment plant, and will spread through other parts of city in the weeks ahead.
Residents might see some brief discoloration in their tap water in areas where mains have been flushed, but itâ€™s nothing to worry about, officials say.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Trevor Bowman loves animals, but he never thought heâ€™d turn into a pushover for a predator.
When a city animal control officer told him that the abandoned alligator he had seen in the Blackstone River would probably die in the chilly water, Bowman was determined to save the scaly swimmer.