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 …
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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…
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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.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
A recap of this past week on Concord Patch.
What a week it was. Hopefully last weekend's snowstorm — and the chaos that ensued thereafter — was not a preview of events to come this winter. For now, here's a look back this past week's top headlines. On Monday, we posted a photo gallery of the impact the unseasonably early storm had on Concord. Readers posted their own photos from around town as well. Being Halloween, Patch's creative costume contest drew to a close Monday night. The grand prize winner was "Headless Boy" by Jack Hagan of Wyckoff, N.J., shown here to the right. On Tuesday, we saw how the men and women at Concord Park celebrate Halloween, with a costume party of their own and community-wide witch's hat decorating contest. Just about everyone in Concord had electricity …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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This morning we highlighted the extended hours of the Concord Composting Site, which is staying open additional days to allow residents in town the opportunity to drop off branches, debris, and other yard waste generated by this past weekend's snow storm. While many areas of town have already been cleaned up, there are still lots of branches that need to be cut up and hauled away. What kind of condition is your yard in? Are you already cleaned up, or is there still lots to do on your property? Today's Question of the Day is: Do you have a lot of cleanup after this weekend's storm? Tell us about it in the comments section below. You can also upload your own photos of what the storm did to your yard.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Early Sunday morning, a representative of Concord Light said the department had fielded hundreds of calls reporting power outages during and after the weekend snowstorm. In this morning's About Town, Stefanie Cloutier sent a big thank you to the Light Plant for getting much of Concord back on line hours — and even days — before surrounding communities. Credit must also be given to CPW crews that cleared tons of downed tree limbs from roadways, making power restoration possible. The town is not 100 percent back to normal though. A handful of NSTAR customers are still without power, and are expected to have to wait until tonight to have power restored. How did you weather the storm? When was electricity restored in your home, or are you …