Saturday, February 9, 2013
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
It's day two of blizzard Nemo, and National Grid and crews from around the country are working to restore power to the 393 customers without power. They are currently assessing the condition and do not have an estimated time of restoration. Norton Patch has received reports that Brahman, Gaffney, John Scott Boulevard, Woodward and S. Worcester Streets are without power. So, let us know. Has your power been restored recently? Are you still without power? Let us know and tell us where you are located.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Those still without electricity should get it back by 1 p.m.
While only a few inches of snow remain on the ground Thursday morning, the nor'easter that blew through Norton left some without power. 7:48 p.m.: Norton Police Department reported three accidents as a result of the storm. One was Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at E. Main Street on the 495 overpass. One person was injured, but not seriously. Two accidents occured Nov. 8, with one around 9:15 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. Both had no injuries. 4:13 p.m.: National Grid is reporting that all customers should have electricity. 1:01 p.m.: There are about 13 National Grid customers still without power. National Grid is currently assessing the condition. 12:35 p.m.: Approximately 40 National Grid customers in town still don't have electricity. According to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Trick-or-treating is still on in Norton.
Despite damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Norton officials have deemed it safe enough to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. “I think Halloween is a go,” said Norton Fire Chief Paul Schleicher. “Parents should remind the children to stay away from any lines that might still be down,” he added. As of Tuesday afternoon, all roads in Norton are open. However, approximately 1,200 customers are still without power. National Grid has been working on transmission and public safety issues and will be restoring electricity as soon as possible. Schleicher has hopes that power will be restored to some areas during the day tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Norton regroups with the passing of Hurricane Sandy.
Oct. 31: National Grid says power should be completely restored by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2. Many should get power before then as well. Oct. 30: Several roads in Norton remain closed as trees, limbs and wires became obstacles after Hurricane Sandy ripped through town. Roads still out of commission are Bay Road and Fern Lane. Freeman Street has one lane open as National Grid is working on the lines in that area. Burt Street and E. Main Street between Burt Street and Norton Glen were closed until about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. About 1,210 National Grid customers are still without power. According to Norton Police Department, those areas include N. Worcester, Reservoir and Maple Street sections. Norton Patch reader John Francis also reported that power…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Area towns seek answers from National Grid on extended power outages.
State and local officials fed up with recent power outages went before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Thursday night to share their disgust with the handling of Tropical Storm Irene and the pre-Halloween storm. One by one, residents and officials were sworn in and shared their complaints of National Grid's handling of Irene during a public hearing held at Attleboro High School. The storms, occurring just a couple of months apart, left many area residents without electrical power for up to a week or more. The small auditorium took on a courtroom feel, as each speaker was sworn in and all proceedings were recorded by an independently hired courtroom stenographer. National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy Reed was first …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Dept. of Public Utilities has rescheduled its public hearing in Attleboro to Thursday, Dec.1.
The Massachusetts Dept. of Public Utilities has rescheduled its public hearing on the performance of the power companies following Tropical Storm Irene for tonight. The hearing, which was to be held in November, was cancelled because of power outages from the October Nor'easter. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Attleboro High School. Along with comments or complaints about Tropical Storm Irene, the DPU will also accept comments about the October snow storm. The hearing comes after representatives from National Grid spoke with Norton selectmen and Fire Chief Paul Schleicher at Town Hall to discuss communication issues between the electric company and municipal officials during Irene. In addition, the DPU has …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Make your voice heard. Contact your representative.
Want to make your voice heard on power restoration efforts? Contact your local state representative. 1. F. Jay Barrows, House Representative (R-Mansfield): 2. James E. Timilty, Senator (D-Walpole): 3. Barney Frank, Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts: For a complete list of Massachusetts Representatives, click here.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Shelter established at Lasallette in Attleboro.
According to Norton Police Department's Facebook page, Halloween has not been postponed, unlike other towns in the region, despite some areas in Norton still without power. National Grid reports 844 customers still left in the dark. Bay Road, King Philip Road, Oak Street and Arrowhead Village are among that list. For a closer look, zoom in on this map by National Grid. National Grid is working to restore power to approximately 400,000 customers in the company’s Massachusetts service area. “First and foremost, we urge customers to be safe. Having snow of this magnitude this early is an unusual event for us even in Massachusetts, but National Grid has been poised and ready to meet this winter season head-on. We are in full restoration mode…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Norton officials criticize National Grid response to tropical storm.
Selectmen and public safety officials are looking uneasily into the face of winter, hoping for no repeats of the power outages and near disasters tropical storm Irene brought to the town. Thursday, they told National Grid representatives in no uncertain terms they are expecting great improvements in both service and response time should another storm hit the Norton area. With more than 20 poles snapped or felled on N. Washington Street alone, wires in the road all over town and both Comcast and internet service wiped out along with the local cable access station, town residents and public safety were literally in the dark about what was going on. They couldn’t tell which wires were live and which were dead, and how long the power losses …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sharing in neighboring municipal light plants not as "bright" an idea as might first appear.
Norton selectmen recently expressed interest in possibly joining with neighboring communities to share in their municipal electric utilities. Both Mansfield and Taunton have their own municipal light plants, and several selectmen have wondered if this might be an area where some cost-savings and better service might be found. Kudos to the board for thinking in the regionalization vein, even though they recently dumped all over the concept of regional public safety dispatching for reasons that were more parochial than practical. It certainly hurts nothing and no one to look into the possibility of buying power from one of these communities, or even becoming something of a “partner” in the utility. But honestly, the power regionalization …