Monday, October 29, 2012
Here's a list of non-emergency numbers that could be useful if the storm causes problems.
Last year at this time Norton faced an October snow storm that, while unusual, caused little damage other than brief power outages around town. Now, as Hurricane Sandy moves toward the southern shore of New England, local residents should rememer that call volume to emergency workers skyrockets during major storms. However, many of the calls are non-emergency calls that could be better handled by another agency. The following is a partial list of phone numbers to call related to specific problems you may have in Norton: In emergency situations, however, residents should not hesitate to call 9-1-1. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has sent out a list of actions that people can take to minimize the potential damage …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
One of 112 Massachusetts graduating high school seniors recognized for academic achievement and community service.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Norton High graduating senior Audra Schlehuber was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of her dedication to community service, achievement in the classroom and leadership. She is one of 112 Massachusetts graduating seniors receiving scholarships totaling $121,000 statewide. The awards are funded by Comcast Foundation and are a part of the Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program. Schlehuber was also awarded a Massachusetts Senate citation, officially recognizing her achievements. Schlehuber received her award and citation during a recent ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. The ceremony was attended by Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, dozens of legislators, David Cohen, executive vice …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Both the towns of Mansfield and Norton gearing up.
The Comcast Center's 2011 summer season is gearing up for opening night, with Sugarland performing on May 20. Mansfield selectmen granted the venue and Comcast general manager Bruce Montogmery their yearly entertainment license Wednesday, but not without a few pointed questions from selectman George Dentino, who held out unsuccessfully for an earlier cutoff to the serving of liquor, half an hour before the scheduled end of each concert. Montgomery said it has been the practice of the venue for some time to stop serving liquor at least by 10:30, but resisted Dentino's attempt to put that restriction in writing. "We stop serving an hour before the end of a concert," he said. The board voted 4-1 in favor of granting the license, with Dentino …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Town always seems to be last to get services
Have you ever noticed Norton is always last in the area to get the modern conveniences people seem to like? It’s almost enough to make you believe there is a conspiracy against this great community, but the truth is we are just a victim of our own geography and demographics. Forget the fact we have just one traffic light, were the last in this region to get touch-tone telephone service, or that there was a McDonald’s in Moscow before we got one in Norton. Disregard the fact no Norton citizen has served in the state legislature in over 100 years, or that our cell phone service has more dead spots than the old Boston Garden parquet floor. What really ticks me off is – we have no competition when it comes to cable television. We either …
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Should Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1.) A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on the front porch of Uncle Ed's Back Porch, 416 Old Colony Road, 11:30 a.m. The United Regional Chamber of Commerce has organized this event to celebrate the business' expansion to serving lunch and dinner, in addition to its well-known homemade ice cream. For more information, visit the United Regional Chamber website, call 508-222-0801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 2.) Norton Public Library, 68 E. Main St., will host drop-in story time 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event, …