Saturday, December 29, 2012
A casino controversy, another mass power outage and a shocking sexual abuse scandal made this year's top stories.
As we ready ourselves for a new year in Foxborough, we look back at 2012 and highlight the top 10 stories in town over the past 12 months. The year was certainly a busy one. It included contentious talks of a casino in town, a shocking sexual abuse scandal involving a former town educator, a hurricane and much more. And while we understand there are many more important news stories that hit Foxborough this year, we're bringing you the headlines that had the most readership. Tell us in the comments section below what you think the year's biggest Foxborough news story was. Here is Foxborough Patch's top 10 most read stories of 2012: 10. Over 100 People Arrested at Country Fest Foxborough police reported over 500 incidents and 100 arrests at…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen agreed to have Town Counsel Richard Gelerman draft a formal complaint letter against National Grid to the Department of Public Utilities following the town's power outages from Superstorm Sandy.
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen agreed Tuesday to file a formal complaint against National Grid following the power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy at the end of October. “[We are going to] take the proactive step and draft a letter to the Department of Public Utilities and say we have a formal complaint [against National Grid],” said Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis. This is the third issue in one year and we need some answers.” The decision comes two weeks after Foxborough officials expressed their frustrations with the utility company following the town’s third significant power outage caused by a storm in the past year. The letter of complaint will be drafted by Town Counsel Richard Gelerman, reviewed and approved …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
National Grid said it is ready to go with more than 500 crews in the event of power outages from Wednesday night's Nor'Easter.
National Grid, the electric utility that had hundreds of thousands of customers without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said it is ready for Wednesday night’s Nor’Easter. The latest storm first moved in on Wednesday morning and is expected to last into Thursday with high winds, heavy rain and some heavy wet snow to the west and north. National Grid said it is ready to respond to any power outages that may occur as a result of the weather. There are more than 500 line and tree crews available and ready to respond to any storm-related outages, plus more than 200 “wires-down” personnel. That includes both National Grid crews and those from other companies that are assisting National Grid. The storm has also activated the company’s…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Massachusetts bracing for another storm with effects from Sandy still being felt.
First Sandy, and now a Nor'easter. Massachusetts is in store for more wild weather this week as a Nor'easter heads our way today and into Thursday morning. According to WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert, the area can expect to see the storm hit between 2 and 4 p.m. "What I've noticed over the last few model runs is a track farther east," Lambert said on his blog."If that's the case, our wind stays more out of the NNE rather than going east, and that means colder weather gets locked in. It also means that dew point levels stay low. That's important because with dew points running near 20 and actual air temperatures tomorrow afternoon running near 40-45, a process called evaporative cooling can occur which allows rain to turn to snow. What …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
- COUNT US IN
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Sandy's impact.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Nov. 2.
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 Chance of Showers with a High Near 52 in Foxborough Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a slight chance of showers after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 52. West wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 9 mph. 2. Hurricane Sandy Could be Most Expensive Storm in History Hurricane Sandy may turn out to be the most expensive storm to hit the U.S…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The storm's wrath caused widespread damage throughout the Commonwealth. Did it disrupt your trick-or-treating plans this year?
As crews continue to restore power and clean up damage left in Hurricane Sandy's wake across the Commonwealth, the storm may have inadvertently placed a bit of a speed bump in Halloween for some this year. Uprooted trees, downed wires, snapped tree limbs and other damage lined the roads of neighborhoods throughout much of the state, though Massachusetts was able to avoid much of the destruction and devastation seen in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere along the East Coast this week. But even one downed wire or hanging limb can be enough to cause safety issues . . . especially for youngsters looking to hit the roads on Halloween night for trick-or-treating. So, today, we're wondering - did Hurricane Sandy, and the damage the storm …
Despite boiling frustration with more power outages, the town of Foxborough emerged from Hurricane Sandy in relatively "good shape" thanks to the efforts of various town departments.
Aside from power outages, which continue to be a significant issue in Foxborough, the town weathered Hurricane Sandy very well, according to Foxborough Fire Chief Roger Hatfield. “Overall, as you look at the community, we had a lot of success,” Hatfield said. “We didn’t have a lot of damages like we did last year.” Hatfield said the storm caused relatively minor damage, most notable to three structures. A section of roof blew off of Chace Lumber storage area on Washington Street A tree came down onto an apartment building at Walnut Park Apartments on 12 Fuller Rd. A couple of trees came down on houses and five trees came down on power lines. Hatfield added there were no injuries reported during the storm. Foxborough Chief of Police Edward …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. 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 how Sandy affected the Northeast.