Boiler overheats, scaring a family in Williamston

A boiler overheated Thursday night on the 200 block of E. Riverside Street in Williamston, alarming homeowner Patricia Murphy and her family. She said the home got “uncomfortably warm” before the boiler gauge burst. 

Murphy and her family made it out of the home safely. The home appeared to have no visible damage. 

“I started to feel the radiators,” said Murphy. “They were too hot to touch.” She looked down at the gauge on the boiler, and it had melted. That’s when Murphy knew it was time to dial 9-1-1. 

She said she yelled to her family the radiator had blown as she was on the phone with the repair company.

Sun Theatre Williamston delays reopening

The Sun Theatre Williamston plans to reopen in a few weeks, said owner Lisa Robitaille, postponing the scheduled Oct. 9 reopening due to COVID-19 concerns. For now, the theatre will continue serving popcorn ‘to go.’

Closed indefinitely

Robitaille announced on March 16 via Facebook the temporary closure due to COVID-19 concerns. The theatre saw an outpouring of support on social media. The first popcorn ‘to go’ event happened days after on March 19.

New Mural Program for Old Town

A new mural will decorate the walls of the alley
on the corner of Turner Street and E. Grand River Ave. The program called Art Spot allowed residents and visitors to choose from more than 10 sketches of prospective murals that could appear in the alley. “Local artists had the opportunity to submit sketches,” said Brittney Hoszkiw the executive director of the Old Town Commercial Association. “If chosen they will be the ones installing the murals. We hope to begin work immediately, but completion will depend on the weather.” The winners have not yet been announced.