BLACKSTONE â€” Main Street in this village-like outpost on the state line usually has everything a busy mother of two needs, but lately it just hasn't been the same.
â€śYou can't do anything in Blackstone,â€ť said Tara Rogala as she pulled up to the drive-through at Dean Bank. â€śYou can't do laundry. You can't do groceries. I have to drive 20 minutes to Woonsocket to do anything. Not having power with two small kids isn't easy.â€ť