Tuesday, December 27, 2011
What do you remember about the blizzard-like storm that hit Attleboro a year ago?
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The following was posted on December 26, 2010 in the wake of a massive winter storm that caused blizzard-like conditions in Attleboro. During that time, city employees hit the streets to clear roads and many residents were left powerless and indoors. What do you remember about the post-Christmas storm of 2010? Tell us in comments Posted Dec. 26, 2010: By Patricia Resende City snow plows and sanders are blowing through city streets in an effort to keep up with the winter storm, which has already dumped several inches of snow in Attleboro causing blizzard-like conditions. "All my drivers are out," said DPW Foreman Bobby Araujo as he was getting ready to leave the Wall Street DPW yard at 7pm to join the fleet of nearly 90 trucks on the road…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Snow seems to require too much work on a day off, doesn't it?
This storm has already left me with several memories to share and it's not even noon yet. You would think it was Christmas morning by the way my children came screaming into our bedroom with excitement to tell us a tree had fallen on daddy's car. "It's an emergency, come quick," said one of my boys. "Come see, come see." Well, there it was, a tree that nature had knocked to its end, across the front of the car and driveway. My first thought wasn't the car or the amount of work it would mean for my husband to not only clear the driveway, but chop and remove the tree. It was the tree itself. We lost a birch tree to a winter storm last year. It's been a few hours since the big "discovery" by the kids, and I'm sad to report that the tree has…
A total of 10 inches has fallen in parts of Attleboro, with another eight inches expected to fall throughout the day.
With city offices and schools closed throughout Attleboro, officials at the police, fire and public works departments are asking everyone to stay put while snow plowers continue to clear roads to make them safe for travel. The storm, with blizzard-like conditions, has already dumped approximately 10 inches in the city with another eight to 10 inches expected to fall throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Northwest winds between 11 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph, will make it even more difficult for people to travel today. The winds have already done some damage in the city, knocking down trees and power lines. "Stay off the roads and stay inside until the storm passes," said Attleboro's Emergency …
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Random thoughts for the season.
If you are concerned about environmental issues and make an effort to live both responsibly and sustainably, you may sometimes feel a little lonely. While a green movement is definitely gaining momentum across mainstream American life, you might be the only one in your group of friends or family who is taking an active role to make positive changes. If this is true, I say hold the course. You just never know how your commitment inspires others. Take this story as an example: Over the weekend, I attended the annual Christmas party of my extended family. For a few wonderful hours, more than 65 of my relatives—brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews—gathered to enjoy a little holiday music, play games, share …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Residents young and old gathered along County Street to wave to Santa during the City's Holiday Parade and festivities.
Members of the community braved the cold December afternoon to wave to Santa, City officials and the many Girl Scout troops during the City's Holiday Parade. The annual parade began at the Department of Public Works yard on Wall Street and continued onto County Street to Capron Park where the community was treated to hayrides, horse rides, photos with Santa and, of course, hot chocolate and cookies. A long line quickly formed for free photos with Santa. Santa's three elves handed out candy canes while children told ol' Saint Nick what they wish for Christmas. City officials including Mayor Kevin Dumas, Councilor Cherie Felos, Council President Frank Cook, Council Richard Conti and former Councilor and soon-to-be State Representative …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A water main break on Route 152 on the Attleboro/North Attleboro creates traffic bottleneck.
Some North Attleboro residents temporarily had little to no water pressure thanks to an afternoon water main break on Route 152 just past the Attleboro line. Several North Attleboro and Attleboro officials were on the scene to assess the level of damage to the 1970s vintage cast-iron water main that caused traffic on the busy connector to Route 95 to creep. Just after the break, police set up a one-lane road to get motorists past the scene. As the day progressed, police lined cones to enable cars to pass from both directions. "We have a water main break on our transmission main, which comes from our Mary Kennedy plant, right down the road here," said Mark Hollowell, North Attleboro's director of public works. "This is also where our water…