Rehoboth News Notes – Oct. 2017
Senior Center Well Needed Flushing
A town well that services the Council on Aging/Senior Center needed to be flushed because bacterial contamination was found, according to an article in the Sun Chronicle. The well was retested after it was disinfected and cleared for use. Officials believe the contamination may have been caused by the well head being submerged under a foot of water. The well head will be remounted at a higher level.
Town Extends Agreement with Ambulance Service
Selectmen agreed to a new three-year agreement with the Rehoboth Ambulance Committee, according to a Sun Chronicle article. Rehoboth Ambulance, a non-profit organization, has provided emergency and non-emergency medical transport to the town for more than 60 years. Under the new agreement, Rehoboth Ambulance will be the only provider for ambulance services to the town seven days a week for a minimum of 10 hours per day.
Benny’s Will Close By End of Year
Benny’s announced it will close all of its stores by the end of the year. The reason for the closure is the changing retail environment with more customers choosing to make purchases online. Benny’s has 31 stores throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Benny’s has been in business for 93 years. The chain is known for offering a diverse selection of items, from auto products to household items to bikes and toys.