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Article By: By JEN JACKSON
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In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Victims Assistance Center has painted the town purple. Or at least, the fire hydrants.

For the second year around Watertown, 10 fire hydrants have been painted bright purple to raise awareness, including a hydrant in Public Square and another near City Hall.

“We go purple to talk about domestic violence. It’s a visual cue,” said Jill Parker, executive director of the Victims Assistance Center, “Being aware is the first step in doing something about it.”