Water Main Break Impacting Streets in East Watertown

Residents of Cottage Street and several other streets in the area have been impacted by a water main break on Saturday morning. The Department of Public Works sent out the following information shortly after 9 a.m on Oct. 23, 2021. There is a water main break at 12 Cottage Street. The water has been shut down and part of Cottage Street and all of Sawin Street, Rifle Court and Lyon Street have no water right now.

New Watertown Square Salon the Fulfills the Dream of Young Business Owner

Plush Beauty BarPlush Beauty Bar opened in a renovated space in Watertown Square in September. At just age 23, Francesca Vigliotta fulfilled her dream. She wanted to open her own salon and she was able to make it happen when she saw an open space in Watertown Square. Plush Beauty Bar held its grand opening in mid-September, and it is a family collaboration with Francesca teaming up with her sister, Jessica, who is two years older. The salon offers a variety of services, including eyelash extensions, waxing, threading, lifts and tints, spray tans, make up application, and they plan to offer more.

See What the Candidates for District Town Councilors Had to Say on a Range of Issues Facing Watertown

Thursday night, the six candidates running in contested races for District Councilor answered a variety of questions during the Candidate Forum co-hosted by Watertown News and Watertown Cable Access TV. On Nov. 2, voters will vote for their local councilor in District A (East Watertown), District B (East of Watertown Square and South of the Charles River) and District D (West Watertown). District C has only one candidate. The six hopefuls shared their views on the top issue for their district, what qualities they want in the new Town Manager, increasing street trees and funding of the Watertown Police Department.

Learn About the Proposed Town Charter Changes on the November Ballot

Charlie BreitroseA mailing went out to Watertown voters with the details of the proposed changes to the Town Charter. A resident group focused on the Town Charter Review will host a meeting to provide voters with information about the proposed changes to the Town Charter to be considered by Watertown voters at the Nov. 2 election. The Town Charter defines how the Watertown town government operates. The ballot will include just a short summary of the changes.

Firefighters, Police, Others Honored for Saving Girl’s Life, 3 Firefighters Sworn In

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Firefighters, Police, and civilian employees who helped save the life of 11-year-old Rachel Patterson, pose with the Patterson family. Several awards were presented at a ceremony on Oct. 18. A dozen people received awards for their part in saving the life of a girl in July who was not breathing. Also during the ceremony the three newest members of the Watertown Fire Department officially received their badges.