October 31, 2020

Local Businesses Step In to Help COA

Aerial view of the destruction by David Andrade / wpp.photos

 A pair of local businesses have stepped in to help the Council on Aging following the September 12 fire which destroyed the Rehoboth Senior Center. The $1.4 million facility at 55 Bay State Road was deemed a total loss. Only the front portico remains standing. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Tim Johnson, the owner of Propane Plus, has agreed to lease some space in a plaza he owns to the town for a two year period. The COA staff will be able to perform administrative work in the building. Meals on Wheels would be distributed from that location.

“Within a week, I think we’re going to be where we were pre-fire,” Selectman Gerry Schwall said Monday. David Cascioli, the owner of Francis Farm, has agreed to allow the COA to use a kitchen on the property, as well as space for outdoor social activities. “Thank you to the town of Rehoboth for really stepping forward in a time of need,” Selectman Jim Muri added.


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