Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Between 12 and 24 inches of snow accumulation is expected, beginning Friday morning.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for Sharon and the rest of Massachusetts effective from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. According to NWS, heavy snow will impact much of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with accumulation of 12 to 24 inches with the potential for blizzard conditions. Light snow is expected to begin by Friday morning and increase in intensity throughout the day with the heaviest snowfall occurring Friday night into Saturday morning. Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 inches per hour are possible during that time. Residents should be aware that travel will be dangerous and may become nearly impossible due to blowing and drifting snow, 25 to 25 mph winds with gusts up…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Sharon Patch looks back at its top stories from the past week.
On Saturday, Sharon Patch reported that a grant will help fund Heights Elementary School security cameras. On Sunday, Sharon Patch previewed the Sharon High School boys and girls swimming seasons. On Monday, Sharon Patch reported that police briefly searched for a missing man. And that a Sharon sign was vandalized last week. On Tuesday, Sharon Patch reported that the Sharon Town Offices will remain a temporary housing option during emergencies. And that selectmen are asking the state to reimburse Sharon for part of the town's storm costs. On Wednesday, Sharon Patch reported that Sharon High School won't require a fourth year of math to graduate -- for now. And previewed the Sharon High School varsity girls basketball season. On Thursday, …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sharon's Local Emergency Planning Committee met today.
The Sharon Town Offices will continue housing residents temporarily during severe storms and other emergencies until Sharon opens a designated shelter, Fire Chief James Wright said today. Sharon's Local Emergency Planning Committee discussed such topics this morning. The town hall will remain an option for residents whose homes are damaged, for example, during emergencies and who cannot find temporary housing elsewhere, such as with relatives or friends, Wright said. The timetable is between an emergency's start and Sharon opening a community shelter, he said. Civil Defense Director Michael Polimer called the town hall "ideal" for such use. "It's adjacent to the firehouse. You guys are always there. You have EMTs always there," Polimer …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Get flashlights, batteries and other supplies before the next storm hits.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
By Sharon Civil Defense Director Michael Polimer Hurricane Irene and the 2011 Halloween storm have come and gone. Those two storms have again raised our interest in home emergency preparedness. Unfortunately in our busy lives, the "shelf life" of events is short, and we will soon forget what it is to live without electricity for several days. The upcoming holiday gift season gives us opportunities to purchase items at very favorable prices. A recent tour of the "big box" stores turned up bargains as small as LED flash lights and as big as electric generators. While these things might not be the ideal flashy hot gift items, they will be appreciated the next time the wires go down. Maybe a generator as a "family" gift is this year's big …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
409 of 6,653 Sharon customers without power as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. And most of National Grid's 58 customers should have power back by Friday.
About 370 NSTAR customers in Sharon got their electricity back by late Tuesday afternoon, two days after Irene knocked it out. NSTAR said on its website the 409 Sharon customers still out as of 4 p.m. Tuesday should get it back by 10 p.m. Friday. That's a day earlier than the utility estimated earlier Tuesday, when 779 customers here were out as of 9 a.m. Meanwhile, National Grid will begin restoring power to its 58 Sharon customers Wednesday. The work "will be mostly completed by Friday with the remaing customers restored by Sunday," the utility said on its website. Earlier Tuesday, National Grid had predicted all 58 being restored by 12 a.m. Sunday. Sharon Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz said Tuesday night that residents with …