Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A generous check will help plant trees lost in October storm.
Representatives from the Belmont Garden Club came to the Belmont Board of Selectmen's meeting Monday, Jan. 7 bearing gifts. Namely $3,000 to replace the damage to the town's urban tree population sustained during October's visit by Hurricane Sandy. Nanny Almquist, the club's president, told the Selectmen that the gift would be used to plant 68 trees throughout Belmont with a target of planting them to replace those which were knocked over or seriously damaged in the storm. Peter Castanino, director of Belmont's Department of Public Works, reported after the storm that 52 "whole" town trees came down in Belmont along with hundreds of branches. The Garden Club's gift will also go to help preserve Belmont's reputation as a Tree City USA …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out — and you can, too.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be both the best of neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites stretching from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see Sandy's effect the Northeast — and just click on the "Upload Photos & Video" button below the gallery of photos to add your own.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has dominated this week's news. But how did it compare to last year's storm: worse or not quite as bad?
As we come out on the other side of Hurricane Sandy's rain- and wind-lashing of New England yesterday, many of us are still enduring power outages. And in some cases, downed trees and wires. The storm came a year after the so-called 'Snowtober' storm left many Massachusetts communities without power. So which storm do you think was worse – Sandy or Snowtober? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
The Danvers branch of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all Class D drivers’ test on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday and Danvers took his advice. School is scheduled to be open in Danvers on Tuesday, as of 9 p.m. The worst of the storm is expected to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
As predicted earlier, Sandy's most severe wind-lashing is expected this evening, as the hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey.
After a day where thousands of New Englanders have lost power, roads and buildings have been flooded and winds-and-rain have lashed everyone, we're just on the verge of the worst of it. Forecasters have been warning that Monday evening would be New England's moment of most severe intensity for Sandy. That prediction seems to be right on-target. "Like a large nor'easter on steroids" According to Accuweather forecasters, Hurricane Sandy is poised for a New Jersey landfall any moment now. Those same Accuweather forecasters are calling Sandy a "Northeast catastrophe unfolding." "Conditions will deteriorate through the day Monday with the worst of the storm spreading inland Monday night into Tuesday," says Accuweather. That means the driving …
Sustained winds are now up to 90 mph.
Hurricane Sandy has picked up ferocity as it hits the East Coast. The National Hurricane Center reports that sustained wind speeds are up to 90 mph. The Greater Boston, Cape Cod and Rhode Island areas should feel the full force of Sandy this afternoon and into the evening. Effects of Sandy should stretch into Tuesday and possibly into Wednesday. 7News’ Chris Lambert is reporting the wind speeds could reach 70 mph along the coastline this afternoon with inland wind more in the 40-60 mph range with lesser wind speeds the farther you go inland. The National Hurricane Center expects hurricane force winds on the Cape and Rhode Island and tropical storm force winds north of the Cape to the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Rain should be in the…
Worst part of storm for New England is expected to be from 9 a.m. through midnight Monday.
As of 5 a.m., the National Weather Service Hurricane Center has Sandy is about 385 miles south, southeast of New York City. The storm is traveling at approximately 15 mph toward the north. It is expected to turn northwest today, then turn toward the west-northwest tonight. The center of Sandy will move over the coast of the mid-atlantic states in the evening hours. According to reports, Sandy is a hybrid storm, meaning it is a huge Nor’easter with a hurricane in the middle. The storm is currently measuring 900 miles wide, making it the second largest storm on record. Hurricane force winds are expected along portions of the coast between Chincoteague Virginia and Chatham, Massachusetts. This includes the coasts of Rhode Island. Tropical-…
Administrators office and Belmont departments ready for stormy two days.
Below is an announcement from Belmont Town Administrator David Kale. Current forecasts predict that Belmont may be impacted by strong winds and heavy rain beginning as early as Monday morning. This storm has the potential to cause flooding as well as downed trees and power lines. Take the proper precautions to ensure that basements are free of valuables which may be damaged in the event that flooding occurs. All Town Departments are making preparations to deal with whatever the weather brings. Residents and businesses are encouraged to make sure leaves and debris are removed from the top of storm drains near their property to reduce the chance of flooding. Residents and businesses are also encouraged to secure all outdoor furniture and …
Belmont Patch is here to help you stay connected throughout the storm.
See a tree down in your neighborhood? Notice a road is flooded? Please use this story on Belmont Patch to help out your neighbors as we brave the storm together. As the town hunkers down to ride out a windy and wet Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Belmont stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Belmont Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As you send us messages through social media and email, we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment …