Archive for: October, 2011

Tweets from the Storm: Victims of This Weekend’s Rare October Nor’easter Use Social Media to Share Stories and Photos

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As was the case when Tropical Storm Irene tore through the region, New Englanders are turning to Twitter to share their photos of the damage; their witty assessments of the storm;  and — of course — the anger they are feeling towards their utility companies. Over the weekend, well over a million New Englanders lost [...]

Governor Lynch and NH Emergency Officials Expecting More Residents to Turn to Shelters Before Power is Restored


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The drip of melting snow gave thousands of New Hampshire residents hope that their electricity soon would be restored, but Gov. John Lynch advised them not to wait it out in the cold in the meantime. Lynch and state emergency officials are expecting more people to go to shelters before power [...]

October Storm Sinks Barge Carrying 2,400 Gallons of Diesel Fuel in RI’s Narragansett Bay

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JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Crews are working to raise a barge containing diesel fuel that sank in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay during the weekend snowstorm. The 120-foot-long barge contains 2,400 gallons of fuel and state officials say a “minor” oil sheen is visible on the water. The barge was operated by a contractor hired to [...]

A State-by-State Look at Storm-Related Power Outages in New England

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More than 3 million homes across the Northeast lost power at some point as a result of Saturday’s nor’easter. In addition, at least a dozen deaths are blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes. The wet, heavy snow from the storm accumulated on still-leafy trees and snapped off branches or toppled [...]

Equipment Failures Plague CT Farms Following Saturday’s Storm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s top agriculture official says some farmers face potential failures of equipment that generate electricity in a lengthy power outage. Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczk said Monday that owners of dairies and greenhouses have been running generators 24 hours a day since widespread power outages began Saturday as the rare October snow [...]

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Canceled or Postponed in Several MA Cities and Towns Due to Snowstorm

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While many school children across the Commonwealth were celebrating the news of having an October snow day this morning, some of these same children are now learning the somber lesson that every rose has its thorn. The “Snowtober” nor’easter that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and dropped over a foot of snow in [...]

The Latest on Storm Recovery and Power Restoration Efforts in MA; 500,000 Still Without Power, 1,300 in Shelters

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Governor Deval Patrick met with representatives from the state’s four investor-owned utility companies Monday morning at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) headquarters in Framingham. During the meeting, Governor Patrick and his emergency management team received a full briefing on the status of power outages and restoration efforts in the wake of the October 29 [...]

Cain Team Denies Report of Sexual Harassment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain kept his Washington campaign schedule Monday even as his team accused “inside-the-Beltway media” of attacking him with allegations that he sexually harassed two women while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, his campaign [...]

Mom’s Corner: The Power of Fresh Herbs and a Recipe for Mouthwatering Turkey Burgers

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Tip of the Week Fight Cold Season with Fresh Herbs! By adding fresh herbs and spices to your meals you are not just adding amazing flavor, but you are also adding an astonishing level of antioxidants! “People might be surprised to learn that one-half teaspoon of ground cinnamon has as many antioxidants as one-half cup [...]

Trick and Treat: Schools Closed in Snowy Northeast

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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren around the Northeast had one of the earliest snow days in memory Monday after a storm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped trees and power lines, caused widespread power failures and threatened to disrupt Halloween trick-or-treating. Communities from Maryland to Maine [...]

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