Friday, March 1, 2013
We were curious about the town's rules related to sidewalk-shoveling after a snowstorm.
For Sharon residents wondering who might be responsible for shoveling the sidewalks in town in the event of a winter storm, Sharon Patch recently checked into the matter with local officials. The answer? "During a storm, we have a hand crew that is responsible for sidewalks in the square, specific walkways, and stairs, in town," said Sharon Forestry and Grounds Division Supervisor Kevin Weber. "The equipment they use are shovels, walk-behind snowblowers, and a small track machine with a four way plow called an ASV." He added, "When the storm is over and all the roads are plowed, the operations division employees begin plowing the town and school parking lots, and sanding the roads," Weber said. "The forestry and grounds division employees…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Patch spoke with Deputy Chief Richard G. Murphy and Deputy Chief J. McGrath
The town of Sharon took a beating from the Blizzard of 2013 over the weekend, but officials in town said most of the reports they received were of routine nature. Sharon Patch spoke with Sharon Dep. Fire Chief Richard G. Murphy and Dep. Police Chief J.McGrath on how they weathered the storm. "We had six extra fire fighters on hand to answer the fairly routine calls," Murphy said. "A stokes basket was used to transport a person from their home to the hospital. We did have isolated power outages and were ready with generators and a shelter." McGrath added, "We also had additional police officers on hand. Our calls were mostly from people who were stuck in the snow."
Readers responded on Facebook with their assessment of how officials in Sharon responded to the storm.
It's been a few days since the Blizzard of 2013 wound down, but we wanted to get an idea from the view of residents in Sharon how the town responded to the storm. On the Sharon Patch Facebook Page, we asked, for input as to how Sharon responded to the storm and for readers to grade the town's efforts on cleanup. Here's how some readers responded: What do you think? How did Sharon respond to the storm? Were your roads plowed to your liking?
Monday, February 11, 2013
This man has a long driveway to clear.
One of many snow blowers out today clearing away over 2 feet of snow that fell in Canton.
Check out recent photos of three schools in Sharon covered in snow from this weekend's blizzard.
Like several communities around the area, Sharon Public Schools cancelled classes for Monday, Feb. 11 as a result of the Blizzard of 2013 that struck over the weekend. School officials, meanwhile, posted several photos on the SPS website to give a view of how some of the schools were after the storm. The photos of the , Sharon Middle School and East Elementary show impressive amounts of snow in the area.
A few Sharon residents uploaded videos to YouTube over the weekend, showing off the snow outside their house and having some fun too.
With snow coming down last Friday and Saturday, some videos are beginning to appear on YouTube showcasing the storm and some post storm activites. One video, posted over the weekend, is a nostalgic look at the Blizzard of '78 taken in Sharon. To see the videos, click on the gallery above.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
A look back at the complete storm coverage in Sharon during the blizzard this past weekend.
Now that the Blizzard of 2013 has wound down, we wanted to give you a one-stop place where you can get all the coverage of the storm in Sharon during the last several days. Get everything from our storm information center to the transcript of our live chat during the storm, and updates on Gov. Deval Patrick's travel ban during the storm. Here's the roundup of coverage from the blizzard: Sharon Storm Center: Tracking the New England Blizzard Transcript: Blizzard of '13 Live Chat TELL US: Did You Lose Power? Share Your Photos: How Much Snow Do You Have? What Do You Think About Gov. Patrick’s Travel Ban? Travel Ban Lifted Statewide as of 4 PM MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in Sharon? Forecast Update: When Will the Blizzard End? Blizzard …
Whether you measured snowfall totals through the use of lawn ornaments or yard sticks, we want to see your best Blizzard of 2013 photos!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Get the most recent information, updates, snowfall totals, and more.