Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current vehicle owners looking for a place nearby to charge their rides have a couple of places to find their outlet. In Acton, the closest charging station is located at Acton Toyota. After that, the nearest one is at 333 Littleton Road in Westford. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "this website is designed to encourage participation and welcomes user interaction in the form of comments, updates and user generated content." There are also more official sites providing electric car charging information. This week, NSTAR launched a new hotline …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One candidate has name recognition, but experts say no one has separated himself from the field yet.
The window for the three combatants for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate special election to make a name for themselves is a small one, with the April 30 primary just seven weeks away. Observers don’t believe there is a clear frontrunner at this point among the field of State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez. But strong fundraising, advertising and ground operations could change that quickly. Frank Talty, co-director of the UMass-Lowell Center For Public Opinion, believes Sullivan has a “slight advantage” at the moment because of his previous job, but not enough to pull away from Winslow and Gomez at the moment. “He had received some media attention in that…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
In the latest You Ask, Patch Answers installment, we remind you of the date and other important information for that night.
The 2013 Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, April 1 at 7 p.m., at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium. Below is other important information to know:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
In the latest You Ask, Patch Answers feature, we remind you when the deadline is.
For more detailed information, visit the Town Clerk page.
Monday, January 14, 2013
In the latest You Ask, Patch Answers feature, we find out who has the vaccine in stock and when you can get one.
By now you've probably heard how bad of a flu season the country is experiencing. And those of us living in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are in the grips of this epidemic, as well. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said flu outbreaks are high for this time of the season, with "widespread activity" in Massachusetts. If you haven't receiving a flu shot yet, there's a chance you will have to wait a little longer. According to the town's pharmacies — Acton Pharmacy, Rite Aid, and CVS — there are no vaccines available as of noon today. Acton Pharmacy is out as of last Friday, but is expecting more on Wednesday in the morning. Rite Aid is expecting a shipment today or tomorrow. The pharmacy would not say when they ran out. CVS, as well …