Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A house on Freeman Street is on sale for $325,000
This home at 59 Freeman Street is being marketed for $325,000. Description from NewEnglandMoves.com: Bright and Sunny 3 bedroom, 2 full bath Split Level home on beautiful corner lot. Gleaming hardwood floors, Central Air, formal dining room, spacious eat in kitchen leading out to deck and screened porch. Lower level features cozy family room with gas fireplace and office or 4th bedroom, perfect for guests. Convenient location close to town center, Wheaton Collge and major highway routes. Newer Roof (2007), New Septic (2011) Listed By Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Seth Stollman For more information, click here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
What would you say to local, state and national Emergency Medical Service personnel?
This week -- May 19 to 25 -- is National EMS Week and the theme is "EMS: One Mission. One Team." In 1968, President Gerald Ford signed the first EMS Week proclamation, designating a time for the nation to celebrate the emergency medical technician paramedic as well as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical role of EMS in the community, according to EMS.gov. Wednesday, May 22 has been designated as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, according to emsweekideas.org. Every day our local, state and national EMS respond to crisis situations. Recently, Boston's EMS was in the spotlight because of last month's bombings; and today, Emergency Medical Service personnel in Moore, Oklahoma, are in the national …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ahead of the Memorial Day travel season, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has joined with AAA to make EZ-Pass transponders more readily available.
With the summer travel season coming up, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation wants drivers to cut back on cash and link up to the EZ-Pass system. MassDOT has joined AAA of Southern New England to make EZ-Pass transponders available at over 15 AAA offices, according to a press statement Thursday. According to the statement, there are still over 155,000 daily cash transactions on toll roads throughout Massachusetts. With the state heading toward a cashless toll system beginning with the removal of cash tollbooths on the Tobin Bridge in early 2014, state transportation officials are encouraging motorists to get ahead of the changes by enrolling in the EZ-Pass program early. “The availability of transponders at AAA branches is one…
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
Norton Approves Memorial Bench in Memory of Angel Pina The Norton Board of Selectmen approved a request from a resident to place memorial bench on Evergreen Beach. The request, from resident Sandra Oullette, is to memorialize her daughter Angel Pina, who died in a Route 24 crash last summer. “A lot of her friends hung out there,” she said. “It was something special to the kids.” Oullette said the funds for the bench have already been collected, and they just needed selectmen permission. Sewer Betterments an Issue of Contention for North Easton Villagers Outspoken residents made it clear to Easton selectmen Monday night that they are not happy with the price they'll pay in betterments for construction associated with the North Easton …
Friday, May 17, 2013
If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, you could score $550 million, or a $350 million one-time payout.
Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 19 drawing is now $550 million. Return here Saturday night to see the winning numbers The one-time cash payout is estimated at $350.1 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in Wisconsin and 42 other states, including Florida, Texas, California and New York. For a full list of lottery agents, click on this link and you can search by community. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of …
Northborough police arrested a Norton man in Shrewsbury on charges of open and gross lewdness.
Northborough police arrested a Norton man at a home in Shrewsbury on Tuesday for an incident at Motel 6, where two days earlier the man allegedly exposed himself to a woman and her daughters, who were staying at the motel. Jeffrey H. Flannery, 55, 39 Reseroir St., Norton, was arrested at a Shrewsbury home at which he was staying, on charges of open and gross lewdness. Officer Phillip Martin says he responded to a call from an employee at Motel 6 on May 13, who relayed a disturbance that had occurred earlier in the day. Flannery, according to employees, had been dropped off at the motel on May 12. On May 13, a report had come in around 2 a.m. of a man who was "banging on the door and using foul language." An employee went upstairs to …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Remembering John Bryan Mims
Thursday, May 16
From Legacy.com: John Bryan Mims, age 82, of Norton, passed away on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, April 24, 2013. He was the beloved husband of the late Susan H. Mims, to whom he was wed on April 24, 1965 in New York City. Born in Texarkana, AR on February 26, 1931, he was the dear son of the late Morrill Powell and Roberta Leal (St. John) Mims and brother of Shirley M. Jenkins, Jo Leal M. Clark, and the late James Roy Mims. Bryan was raised in Texarkana, AR and Newton, MA. He graduated from Newton High School in 1949. In 1953, he received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, MA. From 1954 to 1959, he served in the United States Navy as…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out some lawn services in Norton. This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
The Norton Fire Department responded to a fire that caused extensive damage Wednesday afternoon.
There were no injuries, but extensive damage was caused as a result of a car fire at 51 Kathleen Grant Way in Easton Wednesday afternoon. The Norton Fire Department assisted with the call. The Easton Fire Department rushed to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m., Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said. Five minutes after arrival, the fire was put down. "They did an excellent job," Partridge said. Partridge said a car caught fire and it extended to the garage. Soot extended to the house and the chief's estimated cost of damage was $150,000. Easton's fire department received assistance from Norton, Mansfield and Stoughton.