Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The local catering company stepped it up and brought help to those affected by the storm.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This piece was written, and sent, courtesy of Chef John Lawrence of Pepper's Catering “Frankenstorm” Sandy wreaked havoc and tragedy on millions of people living along the East Coast. Our hearts go out to those who lost friends and love ones. There is no doubt that it will take millions of laborers of all types and trades, to assist in bringing people’s lives back to normal. Pepper's Fine Catering got the call the day before the storm hit for a very unique corporate catering opportunity. To help workers weather the aftermath of the storm, Pepper's dispatched and mobilized to set up a temporary kitchen that would feed over 200 linemen and tree trimmers working to restore power in Western Massachusetts. A team of six were deployed to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Northborough has not "canceled Halloween!"
Last year's Snowtober Nor'easter may have managed to cancel Halloween, but not this year. Hurricane Sandy will not put a damper on the festivities, as trick-or-treating is on as planned. Trick-or-treating is Wednesday, Oct. 31. While there are not set hours for Northborough, if you're like many parents of small children, you'll start them out about 6 p.m. And if you're like most, you'll wrap it up by 8 p.m. The police department suggests that: 1. Adults accompany children. 2. Costumes not hinder vision. 3. Reflectorized or light color clothing is advised. 4. Flashlights are a must! 5. Know where you’re going. 6. Never accept unwrapped candy. 7. Parents should inspect all goodies before children partake. 8…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The llamas don't mind, but Northborough folks wonder why they always get hit so hard.
After Tropical Storm Irene last year, Brian Li went out and bought a generator. He already had a pump for the basement, but this time he was ready for the wind and the rain. Li, who lives on Church Street, had been without power for close to 24 hours by Tuesday at 5 p.m. The generator, while it brings the electricity, had already cost him $60 in gas. And he wonders why Northborough seems to lag behind in the restoration numbers. "We just get slammed every time," said Li, who had just gotten back from checking on his neighbor. "I'd really like to know why. Last time, we didn't have power for four days. Westborough, Marlborough ... the have power. We don't we?" As of 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in Northborough, nearly 4,000 homes remained without …
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for Central Massachusetts.
The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for eastern Worcester County in Central Massachusetts in effect until 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., radar indicated an area of showers with embedded heavy downpours tracking northwest across north central massachusetts. Rainfall of up to two inches in two hours is possible with these showers, said NWS. Ponding of water and poor drainage is expected in the area. NWS cautions driving in areas where water covers the roadway, as the depth may be too great to allow the car to cross safely. "This should not be a big deal for Shrewsbury," said Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Emergency Management Agency, "as it is not particularly …
Did you lose a tree in your yard? A few branches? Post pics here!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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? And how about those campaign signs? We want to see your storm damage pictures, and so do others (yes, we're sorry about the damage, but it's still interesting to see what the town encountered). 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 share your photos. Upload your photos to this gallery here by clicking the green "upload photos" button! We also have a photo gallery posted on pictures taken during the storm. Feel free to add to that, as well.
This is it. Bookmark it. This page will lead you to everything you need to know about Hurricane Sandy and its effect on Northborough.
We'll update this page with, well, updates. When we know, you'll know. Visit often for possible closings, power outages, conditions and anything else related to Hurricane Sandy. And be safe! Click here for the town's reminders, helpful tips, and information Click here for Patch's power outage updates Postponements and closings: Northborough Crossing is delaying its Trick or Treat event until Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m., due to the upcoming weather conditions. Northborough public schools, as well as Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, have canceled Monday classes. St. Rose of Lima Parish is closed on Monday and Tuesday, and there are no masses or religious education classes. Debbie's Daycare is closed on Monday, Oct. 29 JJ's …
By 3 p.m., Hurricane Sandy started to knock out power in Northborough. Visit this page for updates specifically related to power outages and issues.
It was to be expected, no matter how much preparation occurred. Hurricane Sandy has, and will, knock power out to many homes and businesses. This page will bring you the latest on outages, and restorations, in Northborough. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, there were still nearly 2,000 outages, according to the National Grid outage map. According to the National Grid updated power outage map, nearly 800 have lost power by 6:30 p.m. Some are posting on social media outlets about power outages as well. Look below for Tweets and tips. Update, 7:56 p.m.: There are 2,045 Northborough National Grid customers experiencing service interruption out of 6,559 total customers. That's 31 percent of the Northborough population. "We don’t have any crews out there …
Stay safe: don't go out of your way to snap pics of the storm. But if you have 'em anyway, we want to see 'em.
We are in for a windy, wet ride in Northborough ... and everywhere ... as Hurricane Sandy barrels through the area. Depending on where you live or work, your storm experience is bound to be different than that of your friend who lives across town. Let's pool our collective experiences through photographs here on Natick Patch and tell the story of this storm together. You don't have to be in the middle of the storm to take a picture. We're even interested in seeing the view from your window. Just click the "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button and show us what's happening near you. But above all: be safe!
Monday, October 29, 2012
By 2 p.m., Sandy started getting heavier. But the town remains open while there's still power.
Just as the forecasters predicted, by 2 p.m., Hurricane Sandy started to get more "stern," gusting through the streets with a fierceness led by wind and rain. But a good chunk of businesses remained open, vowing to stay that way "until the power makes us shut down. Watch the video of Day One of Hurricane Sandy.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
If Hurricane Sandy knocks out power in Northborough, one of the only connections to updates and information will be cell phones. Here are some good apps to have.
One of the best ways to stay connected if your power goes out during Hurricane Sandy is via your smartphone. Here is a list of some helpful apps to have on you smartphone as Hurricane Sandy bears down on Northborough: Ping4Alerts: This is the newly released and heavily promoted app from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Get weather updates and other vital storm-related updates from the agency that is in charge of handling storm response in the Commonwealth. Available for iOS and Android. American Red Cross: This is the number one spot to find local shelters if you need it with the Shelters app and send out information via social networks to tell your friends and family you are safe with the Huricane App (for iOS and Android). …