Region – Local communities are assessing damage this morning as the region recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Many homes and businesses are still without power; however, officials and residents are thankful the situation is not nearly as severe as the nor’easter that hit last year on this date. That storm, of course, left many towns without power for nearly a week.
Here’s the news from around the C.A readership area- we will post more information as soon as we get it.
Northborough – Sen. Harriette L. Chandler, D-Worcester, recently announced that grants totaling nearly $8 million have been awarded to cultural organizations, local cultural councils, education programs, and communities statewide, including Northborough, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The announcement was made as part of a statewide funding program for the nonprofit cultural sector by the [...]
Region – Today is Tuesday, Oct. 30, the 304th day of 2012.
On this day last year the region was hit with a late October nor’easter that left many communities without power for up to a week.
On this day in 1991, the “perfect storm” hit the New England and Canadian coasts. The story of the fishing boat, the Andrea Gail, which was lost at sea in this storm, was chronicled in the best-seller, “The Perfect Storm” by Sebastian Junger.
Region – Although downgraded to a tropical storm, Sandy is continuing to wreak havoc on the region, downing trees and wires. The National Weather Service is projecting that the strongest winds will end around midnight although there will still be some residual winds and rain throughout the day tomorrow.
Region – After days of talking about her, she’s finally here – Hurricane Sandy. Here are some photos taken today:
Westborough – Hurricane Sandy does not seem to bother these ducks riding out the storm this afternoon at the Sandra Pond reservoir.
Region –Hurricane Sandy has strengthened over the last 12 hours and taken on a more tropical storm characteristic, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest winds are expected between 3 p.m. and midnight tonight. Scattered power outages and downed trees have been reported already throughout the region.
Northborough – Evan Mowry, 12, helps his sister, Ella, 4, decorate a pumpkin at the 20th annual St. Bernadette Fall Festival, held Oct. 26 and 27 on the parish grounds. Kids’ festivities included games with prizes, inflatable amusements, a toy walk and a magic show. Activities for adults included a white elephant sale, craft vendors [...]
Westborough – The Westborough Fine Arts Education Association (WFAE) has announced its support of the mural at Mill Pond School. The association along with other organizations funded a mural titled Performance on Parade. The mural was created by local artist Ernie D’Elia and completed with the aid of Mill Pond students. It is located on [...]
Region – Here’s information to help you ride out the rest of the storm and beyond.