Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Train service is being held at Maskwonicut Street because of a bridge issue Wednesday night.
A Mass. Transit Alert has been issued because Amtrak service is held at a Maskwonicut Street bridge until the MBTA can inspect a bridge, because of an electrical issue. Amtrak representatives are also reportedly on the scene Wednesday night. "It appears as though there were arcing wires from the Amtrak train that caused some damage to the bridge," Sharon Police Lieutenent John Ford said. "The bridge is closed. We have some Amtrak workers that are going to come out and are going to work with our DPW probably tomorrow morning to take a look at it." Update: The bridge was still closed as of 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The MBTA is looking far and wide for a company to run its commuter rail service.
Before the T shells out billions on a new long-term, commuter-rail-service contract, it’s first spending nearly $3 million on an international search to attract the best applicants, according to the Boston Herald. The T is looking for a company to run its commuter-rail-service operations over the next five to possibly 30 years, as its current, roughly $250 million-per-year contract with the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. expires in June 2013. MBCR plans to bid aggressively for the new deal, according to the Huffington Post. The company, which has been in place since 2003, has received some criticism during its tenure, primarily for weather-related delays. However, MBCR officials defended their record in January. Half of the search…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Looking for something to do in Sharon this week? Consider these options.
Every Sunday, Sharon Patch will highlight some of the events happening during the coming week. So if you're looking for something fun or interesting to do, or a cause to support, you'll find some ideas right here. Monday: The Sharon High School varsity girls basketball team plays a 2012 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Girls Basketball South Division 2 preliminary round game at 7 p.m. at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston. Tuesday: A public hearing on Sharon's proposed increase in the MBTA commuter rail quarterly parking fees is at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center. Wednesday: A community forum to meet the three Sharon High School athletic director finalists runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school. …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Whiz Kids is a new feature that highlights the accomplishments of local kids. This week, we honor Eric Zandrow, whose Eagle Scout project was recently honored by the National Eagle Scout Association.
Each week, Sharon Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Michael.Gelbwasser@patch.com. Here's our story on this week's Whiz Kid: Eric Zandrow, Sharon Senior at Xaverian Brothers High School Whiz Kid’s Accomplishment: Two signs, one near Cobb's Corner and the other on Coney Street, remind motorists that "Sharon is a beautiful place to live, because it's naturally beautiful." Installed last August as Eric Zandrow's Eagle Scout project, the signs were inspired…