Touch a fire truck at the Watertown Fire Department’s Open House. The Watertown Fire Department invites public to attend its Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Fire Headquarters. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 1, at 99 Main St. in Watertown Square.
This Fall, the Watertown Health Department will run a series of flu vaccine clinics for Watertown residents. The 2019-20 Public Flu Clinics for Watertown Residents will be held at the Senior Center, the Library and the Police Station. Most are for anyone 6 months and older, but one is for those 55 and older. The Watertown Health Department will be offering influenza vaccine to all Watertown residents at the following locations:
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Senior Center 31 Marshall St., for ages 55 and over
Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll. The new growth in Watertown, due largely to the development in town, along with an increase in permit fees being paid to the town are two main factors for the Town starting with a surplus as planning begins for the Fiscal 2021 budget. Tuesday night, Town Manager Michael Driscoll presented the Preliminary Fiscal 2021 Budget Overview to the Town Council. The forecasted expenditures for FY21, which begins July 1, 2020, is $155.77 million. The projected revenues are $156.33 million, leaving a surplus of $556,829, Driscoll said.
Watertown’s Town Election is less than a month away, and voters still have time to register before election day. The last day residents can register to vote is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, for the Town’s General Town Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. The Town Clerk’s office will be open late on the 16th.
A Town Council Subcommittee voted to recommend the full Council approve a Community Host Agreement with the group seeking to open an adult use marijuana dispensary in Watertown. The agreement is needed for the applicants, Natural Selections, to apply for a license to sell marijuana for recreational use from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. The legislation that came out of the ballot question legalizing the sale of adult use marijuana does not allow the Town to prevent all dispensaries from opening in town, but it has limited the number to three. Before it can open, the dispensary would not only need a license from the state but also a special permit from the Watertown Zoning Board of Appeals. Natural Selections previously received approval from the Town and the state to open a medical marijuana dispensary at 23 Elm Street in East Watertown.
Two Watertown High School teams beat archrival Belmont last week, while the Raiders struggled on the football field. Boys Soccer
The Raiders boys soccer team not only beat the Marauders Friday, but the 1-0 victory gave them their seventh win in a row. Junior Nicholas DiPace’s second half goal proved to be the winner for Watertown in the game played at Victory Field on Friday afternoon. The Raiders have not let in a goal in the last four games
Watertown improved to 7-2-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Middlesex League. Field Hockey
The Watertown High School field hockey team has also gone on a long winning streak, winning eight in a row, including a 3-1 win over Belmont last Wednesday.
The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
Sept. 27, 4:21 p.m.: Target security spotted a woman taking items off the shelf and put them into a handbag, which she also took off the shelf. She was stopped and security found women’s clothing, a pair of headphones along with the handbag. Police arrived and checked her record and found that she had two outstanding warrants.