Wednesday, April 17, 2013
People across New England and the nation are wondering what they can do to assist the victims.
With nearly 200 injured and three killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, people in Marlborough, New England and across the nation are wondering what they can do to help. The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has opened a disaster operation center and is asking locals to notify loved ones of their whereabouts on its website. Here's a quick list of what you can do to help, courtesy of The Huffington Post:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
When do we "spring forward?"
You know the old saying "spring forward, fall back?" Well, it's almost time to spring forward. A reader inquired on the date Daylight Saving begins this year. Well, You Ask, Patch Answers. This year, we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. (Don't worry, we'll remind you again.) Officially Daylight Saving Time is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day with your Patch Newsletter.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A reader asked about the city's rules related to sidewalk-shoveling, particularly when said sidewalks are where children wait for the bus.
A reader recently asked us the following question: "What happens when homeowners don't clear their sidewalks, more than 24 hours after a snow storm, and their sidewalks happen to be a bus stop for elementary school students?" The short answer: Sidewalks must be cleared by the property owner within 12 hours after the flakes stop flying. The longer answer: According to Pamela Wilderman, the City's Code Enforcement Officer, it is the responsibility of the owner, tenant or caretaker of a property that abuts a sidewalk to clear that sidewalk. If it is not cleared in a timely fashion a $50 fine could be levied. The sidewalk must be cleared within 12 hours of the snow stopping during the day time, or by noon the next day if the snow ends …