Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
Patch is providing readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @Wellesley_Patch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
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…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Wellesley Police published a video of damage from Monday's hurricane.
Hurricane Sandy tore through Wellesley Monday uprooting trees, knocking down power lines and burying the roads with debris. Wellesley Police captured the day's events on video, which has been uploaded to Youtube and published on the police department's website. The 3-minute video depicts shocking footage of massive trees collapsing across streets taking down an abundance of wires. There were three fires in town caused by downed live wires, all shown in the video.
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.
Despite remaining debris from Hurricane Sandy, trick-or-treating is expected to take place tonight.
Though Hurricane Sandy is long gone and much of the debris has been disposed of, there are still some tree limbs on the ground and even some downed power lines making this Halloween particularly precarious. The Wellesley Police Department yesterday issued a note on trick-or-treating tonight in Wellesley. Below is some of the text: Due to the fact that there may still be many sidewalks and roadways that have debris on Halloween night the Wellesley Police Department is encouraging those families and children who go out Trick or Treating to follow these safety suggestions: The note also warns drivers to be cognizant of children and others walking through the streets tonight.
1. The kids are back in school today and a bit of normalcy may return to the community at last. 2. Police have said the town should continue to go about trick-or-treat activities as planned tonight. 3. If you have lots of waste, the RDF will be open until 3:45 p.m. today. 4. Here are some photos from Monday. 5. How bad was Hurricane Sandy for you? Tell us in the comments.
Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant crews were in action since the first wind gusts of Hurricane Sandy blew until today. Almost no one was without power for very long, how about you?
Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, and it only took the electricity of a few Wellesley residents for a short amount of time. Thanks to Wellesley Municipal Light Plant crews working round-the-clock, nearly everyone had their power back by yesterday at noon. How about you? How long before your lights were back on? (Be sure to tell us which street you live on.)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Residents who need to throw out debris can do so into the afternoon today and tomorrow.
The Recycling and Disposal Facility will be open until 3:45 p.m. today and tomorrow, according to a Wellesley Police alert. The RDF will go back to regular hours Nov. 1, the alert says.
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!
Police and firefighters put out an early-morning blaze on Great Plain Avenue.
Wellesley police and firefighters tackled an early-morning fire on Great Plain Avenue today.