On Tuesday May 16th, the Bridgewater Improvement Association (BIA) formally handed over the newly renovated Academy Fountain to the Town of Bridgewater
The BIA, formed in the late 19th Century as a private group of citizens (now a non-profit corporation) focuses on the beautification of Bridgewater. For the last many years, Shirley Krasinski has been its president. The BIA plants trees on Main and Broad Streets, and has maintained the Common, Little Park, Dubin Park, grounds around the Academy Building, Library, Memorial Building, Town Hall, several traffic islands and much more here in Bridgewater. It has contributed millions of dollars to the beautification and maintenance of municipal grounds in Bridgewater.
On that Tuesday evening, the Academy Fountain, originally built in 1977, was officially handed over, in restored, excellent condition, to the Town. The Town was presented with a symbolic photo of the new fountain from the BIA and the Town presented a proclamation of thanks to the BIA. Michael Dutton, Town Manager, then announced the winner of a Town bid for landscape maintenance of much work the BIA has traditionally done.
Bridgewater Town Clerk