Friday, November 23, 2012
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Nov. 23.
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section! 1. Expect a Sunny Black Friday in Foxborough Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Friday night: A chance of showers, mainly between 3 and 5 a.m. Patchy fog after 8 p.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 40. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30 …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Start planning your Black Friday shopping now.
The Thanksgiving tradition of flipping through the Black Friday newspaper circulars won’t be quite the same this year as many national retailers have already released their Black Friday ads online. Here are just a handful of the circulars, previews and deals you can find online today: Walmart Target Michaels AC Moore Kohls Best Buy Toys R Us Sports Authority Modells Dick’s Sporting Goods Macys This list is just a sampling of the many online circulars and specials. To search for more, check out these sites for Black Friday sales or check each individual business: The Black Friday BF Ads
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Blue laws prohibit retailers from opening before midnight on Black Friday.
Black Friday is starting earlier than ever, as some national retailers have announced they will open the night of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. However, here in Massachusetts, state blue laws prohibit stores from opening until midnight, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Current blue laws prohibit retailers in the state from opening on Thanksgiving, thus preventing them from getting an early start on Black Friday sales, according to the Globe article. Some exceptions are restaurants, health care facilities and gas stations. The laws, instituted in the 17th century, are intended to make sure holidays are properly observed, according to the Boston Globe. Are Massachusetts' blue laws outdated? Should they be eliminated? Tell us …