News, notes, quotes and errata from the Greater Woonsocket, Rhode Island area. Woonsocket is on the northern border of Rhode Island/Massachusetts and bounded by Blackstone and Bellingham on the Massachusetts side and North Smithfield, Lincoln and Cumberland on the Rhode Island side. The city of about 40,000 is 35 miles SW of Boston, 25 miles S of Worcester and about 15 miles N of Providence.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Blackstone River Dam repairs in Woonsocket
Under the auspices of the Army Corps of Engineers, work has begun on repairs to the Dam at Market Square and eventually the levee system here in Woonsocket. This long overdue work will shore up the deteriorating Flood control system built after the Great Flood of 1955.