Monday, April 15, 2013
The incident happened in a catch basin in front of a Hopkinton Road home.
"A concentration of gas in a catch basin on the side of the road" in front of 58 Hopkinton Road prompted Westborough firefighters and NSTAR crews to check the adjacent homes for gas late Sunday night, fire Capt. Joe Lawrence said this morning. None of the homes were evacuated, Lawrence said. No detectable odors were found, he added. "Someone in the neighborhood out walking their dogs noticed the odor" from the catch basin, in front of a home, and called the Westborough Fire Department at 11:18 p.m., Lawrence said. Firefighters notified NSTAR. NSTAR crews worked on the matter this morning, Lawrence said.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The two utility companies have had complaints in recent storms—Hurricane Irene and Snowtober—but say they stepped it up for Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy blew out of the region earlier this week, but not without causing massive power outages, some of which have yet to be fixed. Both National Grid and NStar say they did a better, faster job in fixing power outages than in previous storms, according to WBUR. Not everyone agrees, however. According to the story, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said NStar was faster, but there's still work to be done. Gov. Deval Patrick also told WBUR the companies worked faster, but said a "total victory" can't be declared. Do you agree? Have they improved since the last storm? Or is there still work to be done? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Company said the move may mean average monthly savings of $15 for residential customers.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Santa mailboxes spotted in Westborough.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collectio of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. You can find a mailbox that delivers directly to Santa Claus at the North Pole at both the Post Office on East Main Street and Harvey’s Garden Center on South Street. The time is now, folks! 2. Festival of Lights today on the rotary, courtesy the Rotary Club of Westborough. Songs, Santa and more! The fun begins at dusk, Santa arrives around 5 p.m. Look for Patch the Reindeer, too! 3. Anyone looking to thank a great teacher at the holidays is urged by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) to consider a donation in honor of that teacher. The C.A.R.E. (Celebrate A Remarkable Educator…