Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The first major snowfall of the season dumped about 8 inches in the area. Show us what your neighborhood looks like today.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The ban starts at 9 tonight.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Remembering the snowstorm that hit during last year’s school vacation week.
One year ago, Dec. 26, 2010 to be exact, Needham was hit by a post-Christmas snowstorm that continued into Dec. 27. The snow prompted multiple closings around town and caused several residents to prolong their long weekend by staying indoors. Those who had to get to work, or simply needed to keep up with shoveling around their homes, dealt firsthand with the 17 inches of snow that dropped in Needham. To mark the occasion, we look back as last year’s scene and invite you to submit your own photos to our gallery.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Needham police, fire and DPW workers respond to calls of power outages and downed trees and wires. No injuries have been noted.
Needham police, fire and DPW workers were busy Sunday morning responding to calls of power outages, wires and tree branches down around town following a late October winter storm that left several inches of snow on the area. Though the storm had blown through by early Sunday morning, the weight of snow and ice on branches still bearing leaves continued to cause issues with falling limbs and wires. Around 11:30 a.m., officials responded to a report of a tree branch that had fallen on an occupied vehicle on Greendale Avenue near St. Sebastian's. The occupant was able to get out of the vehicle safely, according to police. Needham Police Lt. John Kramer said he was not aware of any injuries as a result of the winter storm. As of noon on Sunday…
Late October storm drops snow, ice on Needham.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Greg Conlan
Sunday, October 30, 2011
A few days before Needham's little ghosts and goblins hit the street for some Trick-or-Treating, the town saw a truly scary sight—several inches of snowfall in October. The early winter storm that arrived late Saturday, Oct. 29 brought heavy rain, ice and snow as well as strong winds that caused trees and wires to come down around town and resulted in more than 3,000 customers without power as of Sunday morning. Despite the unpleasantness of late-October snow, a few Needham residents could be seen outside early Sunday enjoying the fruits of the storm—trying out their snowboards on the hill behind Needham High School. Got some great storm and snow pictures? Plan to sled or build a snowman today? Snap some photos and share them with Needham …
NSTAR working to restore electricity to 114,000 around the area following Saturday evening's early winter storm.
More than 3,000 Needham residents remained without power as of 8:00 a.m. this morning following the early winter storm that blew through the area Saturday evening. The 3,024 customers represent just under 25 percent of NSTAR's total customers in town, according to information provided by the company. Officials did not have an estimate for when all power would be restored. "Heavy wet snow and high winds continue to take down wires and tree limbs, which is particularly challenging this time of year when the branches are still full of leaves," NSTAR officials noted in an article posted on the company Web site. "NSTAR has activated our Emergency Response Plan—opening regional service centers as storm response headquarters, adding extra line …