Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The "Good Neighbor Fund" is now open for applicants who need help paying their fuel bills.
The following release was provided by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army, the administrator of the 2012–2013 Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, announces that the fund is now open to all qualified candidates. The fund has been available to households on an emergency basis since Dec. 3. A cooperative effort between the state's energy companies, their customers and The Salvation Army, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses. The Fund’s 28th Annual “Give The Gift of Warmth” campaign's goal is to raise $650,000 and help more than 2,000 families. “With the recent colder temperatures in mind, the timing is certainly …
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You know you took photos of the snow in Stoneham this morning—so share them and let's create a gallery of how the town looks in this morning's winter wonderland. Use the photos you already took this morning, or take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Stoneham Patch account or your Facebook account. It's easy, just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the roadway in Stoneham is fine too. Let's have some fun with this and see what we can create …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The annual warm-up known as the "January thaw" is moving in this weekend.
A "January thaw" is moving in, according to meteorologists at WHDH-TV. "Our annual January Thaw is upon us for the next several days," Ch. 7 meteorologist Jeremy Reiner posted in his blog on Tuesday. For the past three days, the entire staff of the Ch. 7 "Weather Center" has been blogging about the mild temperatures. Typically, the January thaw happens between Jan. 20-26 and is happening slightly earlier than usual this year, Reiner said. But it will be a thaw in what has already been a mild winter. Meteorologist Pete Bouchard said there have been only 9 days with below normal temperatures since the meteorological start to winter on Dec. 1. The National Weather Service forecasts that high temperatures in Stoneham will be in the mid-to-high…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Today is the Winter Solstice, normally the shortest day of the year. On the plus side, the days will start to get longer on Sunday.
Sunset will be quite early today. Today is the Winter Solstice, traditionally the day that marks the shortest day of the year. Sure this means we don't get a lot of sunshine today, but on the plus side the Solstice marks the time when the days begin to get longer. However, though today is the Solstice, the actual shortest day of 2012 will be tomorrow. According to timeanddate.com the December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. It is normally on Dec. 21, but the actual shortest day can be between Dec. 20 and 23 depending on the year. According to sunrisesunset.com, the shortest day of the year in this area will be on Dec. 22. On that day the sun will rise at 7:12 a.m. and set at 4:15 p.m. …
Friday, April 27, 2012
At Town Meeting May 7, the town is looking to transfer the savings from the DPW snow maintenance account to other departments to cover other shortfalls and balance the budget, according to DPW Director Robert Grover.
After last year's harsh winter and overspending the snow maintenance budget by more than $400,000, this year's sparse winter allowed the town to save $16,000, according to DPW Director Robert Grover. At Town Meeting May 7, the town is looking to transfer the savings from the DPW snow maintenance account to other departments to cover other shortfalls and balance the budget, according to Grover. "We budgeted $190,000 this year for snow removal, which is the same we've budgeted for the last 10 years," Grover said. "(The town) historically underfunds that budget knowing full well if it is exceeded the (Massachusetts) Department of Revenue allows you to automatically exceed that budget as long as you've appropriated what you did the year before…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Two to five inches of snow is possible.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Middlesex County, including Stoneham. The storm, which may stretch from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, could dump two to five inches of snow on the area. NWS predicted the storm will be a mix of rain and snow. Leaves on the trees coupled with heavy wet snow may cause branches to break with power outages possible. NWS is also predicting strong northeast winds. “The potential for heavy impact with this early season winter storm is possible. Heavy wet snow could cause hazardous driving conditions as well as widespread power outages,” reported the NWS.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Check out the latest "Photo of the Day" by Stoneham Patch photographer Sarah Nelson.
Check out the latest "Photo of the Day" by Stoneham Patch photographer Sarah Nelson of a light coating of snow on Thursday night. Got a good shot from Stoneham you'd like to submit for Photo of the Day consideration? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A couple of months ago the majority of us were begging for the snow to disappear and for summer to arrive. Well, that day has finally come.
After getting bombarded by several feet of snow this winter, Stoneham residents were waving the white flag for Mother Nature to stop the persistent snowstorms and wishing summer to get here... and fast. Well, that day has finally come: Summer officially begins today, June 21. But, before we head to the beach and catch some rays, let's take a look back at the winter that was so we can appreciate the warmer weather to come.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Patch swag will be given to the person who submits the best warm-weather image before April 13.
The winter of 2010-11 is officially over. And even if Mother Nature has a few more snowflakes to blow our way, these should be outnumbered by the signs of spring sprouting in Stoneham. Help your neighbors forget about the coldest, snowiest and frigid winter in recent memory by sharing these images of a warmer, kinder, gentler season heading our way. And help yourself too as there's a prize for the best spring photo we receive. So take a walk around the block and document what you see; or simply stick your camera out the window and take a photo of a crocus or tulip. Just remember: Submit as many photos as you like, by registering on our site and then clicking the “Add Photos” link below the photo on this page. A winner will be chosen on …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Check out our latest "Patch Facts" column to find out about the different things going on in the Stoneham region.
1. More snow on the way? The National Weather Service's forecast for Stoneham calls for increasing clouds with temperatures reaching a high of about 33. Snow is expected to fall before 11 p.m., while temperatures may drop to as low as 21. The area may see 1-3 inches of fresh powder on the ground before the snowing concludes. 2. I got Bingo! Adult Bingo kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham, 15 Dale Court, Stoneham. For details on prizes and admission card prices, check out the Friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham's Bingo page. 3. Welcome! The Burbank YMCA, 36 Arthur B. Lord Dr., Reading is set to have an open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4. Got something to sell? Looking to hire someone or sell some stuff from …