Thursday, November 8, 2012
Earlier this week a resident asked: Does anyone know if anywhere in Acton is collecting goods (Clothes/food/gift cards) to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Here are some answers.
What we know so far is Palmer Moving Company in Acton has agreed to provide Massachusetts—New York Relief Runs with a 34-foot truck and driver. According to its Facebook page, Massachusetts—New York Relief Runs is looking for donations of work boots, winter coats, socks, batteries (sizes C and D), flashlights, surgical gloves, hand and foot warmers, blankets, diapers, formula, baby food, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and deodorant. "We are native New Yorkers who now live in Littleton, Massachusetts gathering storm relief supplies to deliver to the Tri-State area over the next few weeks," it states on the Facebook page. "Due to the enormous response of kind people who want to help and donate we've established this page to coordinate …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out — and you can, too.
- COUNT US IN
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be both the best of neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites stretching from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see Sandy's effect the Northeast — and just click on the "Upload Photos & Video" button below the gallery of photos to add your own.
Hurricane and Halloween news.
1. As of Tuesday night, 1,196 customers in Acton were without power. Keep track of the numbers here, and tell us whether you have power where you live. 2. Trick or treating in Acton is on for tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. 3. Do you have photos of Hurricane Sandy damage or cleanup efforts? Add them to our storm photo gallery. 4. The Acton Police Dept. provided an update late yesterday on the number of calls it received during Hurricane Sandy. 5. Happy Halloween! Vote for your favorite pooch in our Patch Pet Halloween Costume Contest!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
900 remain without power, police say.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The following information is from the Acton Police Dept.: As a result of Hurricane Sandy the Acton Police Dept. responded to over 60 emergency calls related to the storm within the past 24 hours. Through a coordinated rapid response by local officials, emergency responders and the utility companies the results were much improved over last year. The Town of Acton is still assessing the impact of this severe storm. Currently, throughout the Town of Acton 900 residents are without power. Please be aware that there are closed roads, downed limbs, trees, and wires down. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Public Safety Facility at 978-263-2911.
Did you lose a tree in your yard? A few branches? Show us here.
Did you wake up this morning to a tree down in your yard? Branches in your driveway? A yard gnome in a place he shouldn't be? Whether your Halloween ghost traveled to the neighbor's yard or you saw water get a little too close to your basement, we want to see your storm damage pictures. Upload your photos to this gallery by clicking the green "upload photos" button.
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!
Acton Public Schools and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School are closed Tuesday for storm clean-up.
There will be no classes held today in Acton schools. "Acton Public & AB Regional Schools are Closed on Tuesday, October 30 because of poor travel conditions - storm clean-up" is the short statement on the Acton Pubic Schools and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School website. Acton Patch will keep you updated on storm cleanup day today.
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 is expected to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
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 …