Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Stoughton area was spared the worst of the storm, which dumped upwards of two feet of snow in western Massachusetts.
Stoughton was hit by a rare October snowstorm in the early morning hours of Sunday, blanketing the town with a couple of inches of snow on the eve of Halloween. While the worst of the storm hit the central and western part of Massachusetts, where some towns received upwards of two feet of snow, there were still scattered power outages in Stoughton, according to the National Grid website. National Grid was reporting a little more than 900 outages in town as of 8 p.m. on Sunday, or about 7.7 percent of the town’s 11,887 customers. As of 8 a.m. on Monday, National Grid reported 165 outages in town, or a little more than 1 percent of the town's customers. The hardest hit areas are Bay Rd./Central St. near Cobbs Corner and Highland St. There …
Saturday, September 3, 2011
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: to Nina Bloomstein Shatz, who was the Director of the afternoon programs for Striar JCC when my kids attended there. She is now a Promotions Specialist at Triad Advertising/Red Ball Promotions. And, Happy Birthday to Arthur Arkanese, an active member and volunteer at Ahavath Torah Congregation. BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: to Hannah McCarthy of Stoughton. She celebrated Sweet Seventeen Thursday. And, to Colin Lama on his 13th. And, to Carol DiStefano, owner of Reliable Window & Siding; and to Carin Klipp, a Stoughton Town Meeting member and handicapped access advocate, originally from Rockville Centre, New York. WE'RE ALMOST ALL UP AND RUNNING: According to the latest statistics from National Grid (from 9:30 Saturday morning…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Your daily regional roundup.
Locals Give National Grid Mixed Reviews Police Station, Library, Give Residents Place to Plug In Championship Pro-Am Wraps Up Pre-Tournament Festivities
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Both facilities are giving residents a place to charge their cell phones and laptop computers as they wait for their power to be restored.
In an effort to help the thousands of residents in Stoughton still without power after Sunday’s tropical storm, Police Chief Paul Shastany said he was making the Community Room in the Stoughton Police Station available for those looking to recharge their laptops or cell phones. He said the police department would be making power strips available in the Community Room. The Community Room will be available for use 24 hours a day, Shastany said. The Stoughton Public Library is also offering residents a place to recharge their laptops and cell phones and get internet access as the town deals with these mass-power outages.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Town left to clean up after Tropical Storm Irene caused damage to dozens of trees and power lines across town. Many residents were also left without power.
A tattered American Flag at a house on Simpson St. near the O'Donnell Middle School was whipping in the wind Sunday afternoon at about 4:30. Irene's heavy rains had curtailed by that point in the day, but the high winds had not. Not too far from this tattered American Flag a part of a large tree had fallen, completely blocking the road. Some branches on the part of the tree that was still standing were clinging to drooping power lines. Irene arrived in the Stoughton area on Sunday as a tropical storm--not as a hurricane. And while the rainfall and wind gusts never reached their maximum forecasted potential, by the time Irene exited town, she left behind plenty of damage and left thousands of residents without power. The scene on Simpson St…