Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …
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 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
Do you agree with the governor's decision or was it too drastic?
All non-emergency drivers were ordered off the roads on Friday when Gov. Deval Patrick issued an executive order banning travel during the blizzard. (Editor's note: The ban is lifted statewide as of 4 p.m. Saturday.) Patrick's executive order is being praised by some and bashed by others, reported The Boston Globe. While former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was in charge of the commonwealth during the Blizzard of ’78, praised the governor’s move, others called the order “tyrannical” and say the strict ban and hefty fines were too much, according to The Globe. Those caught violating the ban would face up to a year in jail and a $500 fine. What do you think? Do you agree with the governor’s decision or do you think the travel ban …
Norton Patch readers share their pictures of the Feb. 8, 2013 snowstorm.
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. Emergency numbers For life threatening emergencies due to the weather dial 911. For all other assistance - wires down, tree limbs in road, etc. - dial 508-285-3300. 2. Share your storm photos At 10 a.m. Norton Patch will have a photo gallery of photos sent in by readers. Send yours to Norton@Patch.com. 3. Norton Storm Information Center For power outages, road closings and other information pertaining to the blizzard, check out the Norton Patch Storm Information Center. 4. Get updates on the storm in Massachusetts Share …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…