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Prindle Lake Dam project moving along


'Without the dam we would not have a lake'



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The process of repairing the dam to save Prindle Lake is inching forward. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
June 12, 2012
CHARLTON — Imagine purchasing your dream waterfront property only to find out that the very lake you moved on to could soon become a marshland.

That was the plight of Serafino DiFranco, who eight years ago moved to the shores of Prindle Lake.

A manmade body of water that is used recreationally by the public and the some 85 homeowners that live on its shore, Prindle Lake was in danger of being drained to a marsh when its dam failed a state safety inspection in 2006. At the time, the dam was privately owned, belonging to Mary Whitehouse Santos and her ex-husband, John Santos, and the Prindle Lake Association (PLA), who couldn't afford the estimated $350,000 in engineering costs needed for its repair.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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