Wrentham Recap: September 3 - 8
A recap of the top headlines around Wrentham for the week of September 3 - 8
It’s no secret that the Board of Health has been a source of frustration in Wrentham. From slow response times and difficulty figuring out when the office is open, it’s not uncommon to hear complaints about the department. After hearing from many angry residents about the department, the Board of Selectmen requested the Board of Health to appear in front of them Tuesday night to find a way to deal with the complaints.
While the Board of Selectmen have no authority over the Board of Health beyond budget purposes, the board sees the complaints as a quality of life issue if only because of the complaints they hear.
The 32nd annual Cracker Barrel fair is coming soon! Organizers are preparing for another exciting and fun-filled event. This year, the fair will be held Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16. Fair hours are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The fair will take place at the Cracker Barrel Fairgrounds at the Wrentham Developmental Center.
On Sunday it will be bracelet day from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., which means all rides all day are only $20
After months of campaigning across a large and newly redrawn district, the pool of Fourth Congressional District candidates has officially been whittled down from six to two.
Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will be the two names on the November ballot for the Fourth Congressional District, according to reports from the Associated Press.
Despite the low voter turnout, Kennedy had a landslide victory against his two opponents, Rachel Brown and Herb Robinson, taking more than 90 percent of the vote according to AP reports.
Bielat, a former U.S. Marine, managed to defeat fellow Republicans Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof with more than 70 percent of the vote, the AP reported.
The Wrentham police have released their police log for the first half of August. Included in the log are two cases of assault and battery, a drug charge, a warrant arrest, and three OUIs.
On August 31, the Wrentham Police asked residents on their official blog to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity after an increase of break ins around the west side of Wrentham. Less that a week later, two men were arrested in the area for attempting to break in to a house.
Police arrested the men after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle in a nearby driveway nearby. The resident also said that there were two men on the vacant property and that one of them went inside the house.
Once again, the town came together Saturday afternoon as the town held Wrentham Day down at Wrentham Common to check out the booths, enjoy some ice cream, and even run a 5K.
With booths from everyone from the Board of Selectmen to many of the local animal shelters, there was something for everyone at the annual celebration. Also making appearance earlier in the day were Wrentham residents State Senator Richard Ross and Senator Scott Brown.
The main event came at 2:00 p.m. when the Wrentham Lions Club served up their banana splits across David Brown Way. With a countdown from the grandstand, it wasn't too long before almost every child at the common was rushing towards the Lions for their share of ice cream.