Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Some practices and games have been canceled or postponed because of Monday's storm.
With Needham Public Schools closed on Tuesday, there are a few adjustments to the high school sports schedule. Here's the latest from Director of Athletics Micah Hauben: Other schedule changes at the high school: Global Travel Info Night—Tonight's Global Travel Information Night at Needham High School is postponed. The new date will be posted soon. Senior Photos—The senior photographer, Lifetouch, has canceled appointments scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30. They will contact those students with a new date. Lifetouch does expect to be in Needham on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
NSTAR is working to restore electricity around the region following Hurricane Sandy.
More than 2,200 Needham residents remained without power at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning following Hurricane Sandy. About 18 percent of NSTAR's customer base in town are still experiencing outages after the storm brought down trees and limbs all over town, according to NSTAR's Outage Map. NSTAR's Outage Map does not go into detail about where outages are. Needham Public Schools closed for the day because there are still so many without power and there is still much cleanup to be done on local roadways. Residents are encouraged to report all weather-related issues to the town by calling 781-455-7550 and selection Option 2, then Option 1 to connect to the Department of Public Works administration. To report a power outage to NSTAR, call 800-…
Hurricane Sandy has dominated this week's news. But how did it compare to last year's storm: worse or not quite as bad?
As we come out on the other side of Hurricane Sandy's rain- and wind-lashing of New England yesterday, many of us are still enduring power outages. And in some cases, downed trees and wires. The storm came a year after the so-called 'Snowtober' storm left many Massachusetts communities without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Snowtober? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Municipal buildings will open at 11 a.m.
Needham Town Hall and other municipal buildings will have a delayed opening, at 11 a.m. because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to keeping checking the town website, needhamm.gov for updates.
An announcement was posted on the town website early this morning.
[UPDATE Tuesday, 5:35 a.m.] Needham Public Schools will remain closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, as town crews and local residents work to clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Superintendent Dan Gutekanst sent out this announcement in an email early Tuesday morning: As you may know by now, school has been canceled in Needham today, Tuesday, October 30th. I made the decision after driving around town early this morning and after consulting with public safety folks. While most of the town is safe and has power, there are isolated areas of no power, including one or two key intersections. In addition, downed lines on a couple of elementary school sidewalks and near High Rock and Pollard will make some, part, or all of those campuses inaccessible until …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Trees into houses, blown transformers and downed wires were among the calls local emergency crews responded to on Monday.
[UPDATE, Tuesday, 5:30 a.m.] The number of local homes without power as of early Tuesday morning was down to about 1,097, or 9 percent of the NSTAR customer base in Needham, according to the company's Outage Map. About 23 percent of NSTAR customers in Needham—about 2,814 households— were without power as of 9 p.m. Monday evening, as Hurricane Sandy continued to pound the region with strong winds and rain. That number had been steadily climbing since about 2 p.m., as tree limbs and, in some cases, entire trees, came down on homes and power lines around town—causing transformers to blow in several locations, according to Needham Fire Chief Paul Buckley. By about 7 p.m., Needham Police and Fire had received more than 100 calls related to the …
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ test on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Danvers took his advice. School is scheduled to be open in Danvers on Tuesday, as of 9 p.m. The worst of the storm was expected to …
Follow the track of the storm as it blew through town on Monday as local residents provided updates, asked questions and shared news via social media.
More than 2,700 Needham residents lost power at some point on Monday, but that didn't stop many of them from taking to the Internet to talk about—what else—Hurricane Sandy. From Facebook status updates to Twitter pics to news reports to tons of teens tweeting late into the night about why school should be closed, there was lots to talk about in Needham on Monday. Check out much of the action in the Storify feature above, which offers a timestamped look at how locals reacted to Sandy. Got something to add to the conversation? Tweet your message or photos to @NeedhamPatch or leave a note on our Facebook wall. Want to know what was going on outside Needham? Check out Patch's Massachusetts-wide live blog, with updates from all over the …
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing is expected this evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
After a day where thousands of New Englanders have lost power, roads and buildings have been flooded and winds-and-rain have lashed everyone, we're just on the verge of the worst of it. Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be New England's moment of most severe intensity for Sandy. That prediction seems to be right on-target. "Like a large nor'easter on steroids" According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy is poised for a New Jersey landfall any moment now. Those same Accuweather forecasters are calling Sandy a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." "Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather. That means the driving …
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Looking for solid information about Sandy's impact in and beyond Needham? Our live stream will follow Patches across the state, public officials and agencies, trusted public safety Twitter users and a few others. Cut through the noise and get the best information available in real time.