Tuesday, March 19, 2013
No morning kindergarten.
Norton Public Schools will open two hours late Tuesday due to the snow. CBS Boston also reports that there will be no morning kindergarten. Students will be dismissed at the usual time. Cardinal Spellman High School cancelled school Tuesday, while Foxborough Charter School and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School will also be opening two hours late.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to 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. Town cleanup volunteers and donations needed Volunteers and donations are being sought for the second annual Keep Norton Beautiful town cleanup April 27, 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteer by registering online at www.keepnortonbeautiful.com. Donations can be sent to: Town Clean Up c/o Board of Selectmen 70 E. Main St. Norton, MA 02766 2. Gift basket raffle Friends of the Library is selling tickets for a gift basket raffle through March 29. Basket themes include kitchen, wine, music, kids, office, spa, etc. Tickets are $2 each or three …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Norton is expecting a foot of snow from this week's storm. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Norton area over the past two days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Norton Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Keep this bookmarked for emergency numbers ad to find out about road closings, cancellations and more.
Norton Patch will keep you in the know about what's happening around town during Thursday and Friday's snowstorm. Norton is expected to get 6 to 10 inches. Below is a list of closings, storm safety tips and important phone numbers to keep handy. See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is icy? Just saw a store clerk put out more snow melt products? Please comment on this story to help out your neighbors. As we prepare for the winter storm, we want to make sure that Norton stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Norton Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Norton Patch is all about connecting neighbors and helping neighbors so we hope you’ll …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow could fall in the area; a Winter Storm Watch is now in effect.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, March 6
Another winter storm is headed Norton's way. Unlike the blizzard of 2013, though, this incoming storm is expected to bring only upwards of 4-8 inches of the white stuff. This storm will comprise a mix of wind, rain wet snow, the accumulations of which will take place mostly along and outside I-95 Thursday, according to WHDH. Moreover, it will take some time to reach the predicted snow accumulation, WHDH Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner wrote in his blog Wednesday: Tomorrow and into early Friday morning will be the brunt of the storm but I have to tell you---it won't behave like a classic winter storm where we get slammed with snow for 6-8 hours then we're done. It will be a slow, drawn out storm where it snows lightly (sometimes steadily) for …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Weather forecasters are predicting at least two inches of snow with 10 inches possible.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Libon
Friday, February 22
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the weekend. The NWS said there is a 100 percent chance snow will fall in Norton on Saturday night along with a northeast wind of 8-13mph and gusts up to 32mph. Chance of precipitation Sunday is 90 percent. Here is a look at the snowfall estimates for Norton as of 1 p.m. Friday: Channel 7 meteorologist Pete Bouchard wrote on his weather blog: Storm start-up still looks like Saturday afternoon. We'll still be able to get around and the amounts will be light through midnight - in fact, we may even mix from Boston to the South Shore. (Cape sees rain.) After midnight, the storm will get a little meatier. Snow intensity will increase into Sunday morning. Heavy snow through …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tell us where a plow should come through again.
Main roadways may be clear but Blizzard of 2013 snow removal efforts will continue in Norton for a few more days. Many residents are saying that side roads have not been fully plowed. Write the street where you think plows should go over again in the comments section we will add a pin to the interactive map above.
Look at the interactive map to see routes that have been reported as uncleared.
Most roadways may be clear but Blizzard of 2013 snow removal efforts will continue in Norton for a few more days. Have you noticed an unshoveled sidewalk in your neighborhood or a local parking lot that might still need some plowing? Have you seen people waiting in the street at a local bus stop? Write the street name where you saw the problem in the comments section below and we will add a pin to the interactive map above. Let's see if we can help pinpoint some problem areas.
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to 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. It Takes a Community program looking for sponsors It Takes a Community is Looking for local business sponsors. Donations of raffle and auction items are also being sought. For more information or to donate email email@example.com. 2. Sock Hop Storytime Sock Hop Storytime will be held 10:30 a.m. in the community room of Norton Public Library. Donations of socks will be accepted. No registration is required. 3. Partners and Caregivers of Patients with Cancer Support Group meeting Sturdy Memorial Hospital holds a …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
What are your thoughts on the Norton Superintendent's decision not to cancel school?
While some residents are still digging themselves out of Blizzard Nemo, interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes says that school is in session. Some nearby school districts such as Attleboro, Mansfield and Taunton have cancelled classes. Some parents and many students believe Norton should follow suit due to some back roads and sidewalks still covered in snow. "Newcomb Street is in terrible shape, Newland not much better," said Norton mom Allison Plante Keaney on Facebook. "I am really uncomfortable with my 1st grader riding the bus with these road conditions. Add a layer of freezing rain and it's not good." Not everyone is against the decision, however. The announcement illicited a series of cheers from many parents. "It sounds good…