The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the city of St. James responded last week to a sewer bypass incident that left several fish dead and wastewater in Robinson Creek. Alliance Water Resources, which contracts with the city to maintain the wastewater system, is working with DNR to address the issue.
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The Tiger Shark Waterpark had to close on Sunday due to a plumbing issue in the pump house. Repairs were made and plans are to reopen the facility this week.
Repairs on West Springfield Street will begin this week, with P.J. Meyers working on a 550 section of the road as well as intersections of Tammy Lane and Sports Club Drive. Delays and detours are expected as the work progresses.
The St. James School District was recently designated a National Beta District of Distinction, the district announced last week. Along with the recognition, the district was presented an award showcasing the honor.
The annual summer reading program kicks off this week at the James Memorial Public Library after being mostly cancelled last year due to COVID-19 and closures of the facility. This year’s event is called “Tails and Tales” and will feature a variety of guest speakers during the shortened four-week program.