Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Staycation? Vacation? Either way, upload photos of your summer travel experience.
This summer we were going to venture out on a 25-city, four-week tour of Europe, but we just felt like the whole spending-money-like-a-rap-star thing was really played out. OK, so the 2012 summer budget really only allowed for sitting in front of the AC eating a pint of ice cream. Turns out we are in the minority, because AAA travel club reports that the number of Americans traveling has been on a slow and steady increase for the last two years. AAA's travel data from July 4 of this year showed a 4.9 increase from last year for people trekking more than 50 miles from home to celebrate. "Americans are still in love with their vacations and they are finding ways to finance those vacations despite the slow-growing economy," said Cynthia …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A caller told police they saw an older man watching people at Hall Memorial Swimming Pool with binoculars from the roadway.
The following information was provided by the Stoneham Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. On Tuesday, July 17, Stoneham police responded to a call about a man who may have been spying on the recreational pool, a small brush fire and a report of fireworks. Tuesday, July 17 @1:42 p.m.: Police received a call for a middle-aged, balding man in a light blue or grey minivan using binoculars to look across the roadway toward Hall Memorial Swimming Pool with binoculars. An officer checked the area but found no evidence of the minivan or man. @4:42 p.m.: A brush fire at the Middlesex Fells Reservation was handled by the police and fire departments. Firefighters contained the fire near the …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sen. Katherine Clark announced Friday that Hall Memorial Swimming Pool will open on Sunday, July 15.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Stoneham pool, which was initially wasn't going to be opened by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, is now slated to open this weekend.
Stoneham's Hall Memorial Swimming Pool wasn't expected to be opened by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) this summer, but now the pool is slated to open Sunday, July 15, according to a press statement from Sen. Katherine Clark's office. Open swim hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit the DCR website.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sen. Katherine Clark visited the Stoneham Board of Selectmen Tuesday night to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will open Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this season. DCR initially didn't intend to open the pool i
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have reversed their decision to close Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this summer, according to an announcement by State Sen. Katherine Clark. At Tuesday night's Stoneham Board of Selectmen session at Town Hall, Clark and Laura Richter, a representative with State Rep. Jason Lewis' office, informed the board of the pool's opening. “It will take two weeks minimum to get water and staffing up,” said Clark. The pool is expected to be open in mid-to-late July, according to the senator. State Officials Take Action Legislators learned of the closure following Stoneham Patch's June 22 article. DCR's decision to temporarily close the local pool this summer was due in part to low …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Check out the Patch Facts column for June 26.
1. Guilty pleas: A Stoneham man pleaded guilty Monday in a Woburn court to charges that he assaulted a local woman in her home last December, according to a press statement issued by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's office. 2. A return of rain? Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 69 during the day Tuesday, with a low of about 57 at night, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Stoneham. There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 10 a.m., and may be partly sunny during the day. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation throughout the day, according to the forecast. 3. In case you missed it: Stoneham's state legislators weighed in on the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's …
Monday, June 25, 2012
A letter from Sen. Katherine Clark and State Reps. Jason Lewis and James Dwyer to Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward Lambert about DCR's decision to not open Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this summer.
[Editor's note: The following is a letter Stoneham's state legislators wrote to Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward Lambert.] June 22, 2012 Commissioner Lambert Department of Conservation and Recreation 251 Causeway Street Boston, MA 02114 Commissioner Lambert, We are writing to express our disappointment and frustration at the closing of the DCR Hall Memorial Pool in Stoneham for the 2012 summer season. This week, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opened the doors to 25 pool facilities across the Commonwealth for public use, however, it has unexpectedly come to our attention that the Department of Conservation and Recreation will not be opening the main pool at your Stoneham …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Senator Katherine Clark and State Reps. Jason Lewis and Jim Dwyer discuss the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's decision to not open Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this summer.
Stoneham's state legislators are "disappointed" they weren't notified about Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) decision to not open Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this summer. Legislators learned of the closure following Stoneham Patch's June 22 article. "I am disappointed that DCR unilaterally decided to close the Hall Memorial Swimming Pool, amongst others in the DCR system," wrote State Rep. Jim Dwyer in an email to Stoneham Patch. Why was the Stoneham Pool Closed? The Stoneham swimming pool was closed for a variety of reasons, according to an email to Stoneham Patch from a DCR spokesperson. "The decision to close the Stoneham swimming pool was not made lightly, and we at DCR recognize the affect on the …
Friday, June 22, 2012
While Hall Memorial Swimming Pool may be closed in 2012, the wading pool will be open from June 23 to Aug. 26.
After taking into consideration several factors, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has decided not to open Hall Memorial Swimming Pool this summer, according to a DCR spokesperson. "We are in fact not opening the Stoneham swimming pool for the 2012 season," wrote DCR spokesperson S.J. Port in an email to Stoneham Patch. "The wading pool...is open for the season" from June 23 to Aug. 26. The closure of Hall Memorial Swimming Pool, located at 4 North Border Road, is expected to be "temporary, and the facility can be reopened when funding becomes available," according to Port. "The decision to close the Stoneham swimming pool was not made lightly, and we at DCR recognize the affect on the communities involved…
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