Sunday, May 15, 2011
Got something to say? Patch.com is adding a platform for local bloggers.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Beginning in early May, Marlborough Patch will be making room for local bloggers on the site. We're looking for bloggers who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions. Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about your community. Then, we want to hear from you. This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your schedule, whether that's posting multiple entries per day or a couple times a month. Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their words seen by a larger audience…
Saturday, April 9, 2011
If federal lawmakers don't come to a budget agreement by deadline, some questions you need to ask.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers will -- eventually -- make a budget deal. But what could happen in the meantime? To judge by the last time, when the government closed down in 1995-1996: essential work goes on, but 'non-essential' does not. Since that overview is a little ambiguous, Patch explored possible impact on what you might need or want to do after the midnight Friday deadline. Q: Will my Congressmember's office be open and taking phone calls or emails to let them know how I feel about this? A: Still to be determined, but probably not. According to U.S. Sen. John Kerry's press secretary Whitney Smith, if the government shuts down, the question remains as to which staffers are considered "essential" and "non-essential;" Smith says…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The new month will begin with lots more snow, and possibly a good amount of freezing rain.
1. In the first wave of precipitation on Tuesday, Marlborough received more than six inches of snow in some places. School was canceled on Tuesday, and we expect that it will be canceled on Wednesday as well. See the latest National Weather Service storm warning in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday. 2. The second storm is set to begin late this evening has a chance of sleet and freezing rain at certain points, and an additional accumulation predicted of 8-12 inches by the time all is said and done sometime tomorrow afternoon. With the mix of heavy snow and rain, conditions are optimal for all sorts of damage to your home. To learn how to avoid roof cave-in, as well as frozen pipes (extremely low temperatures are predicted tonight); check out …