Monday, March 4, 2013
When do we "Spring forward"?
You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward. We received a reader question on the date Daylight Saving begins this year. Well, you ask, Patch answers. This year we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night (Don't worry, we'll remind you again). Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day with your Patch Newsletter. Do you have a question you want answered? Ask it …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
After receiving over two-feet of snow, firefighters tell us how much snow you should remove from your area fire hydrant.
Welcome to You Ask... Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about clearing neighborhood fire hydrants to help fire departments. But how much of the hydrant should we clear? How many feet around the hydrant will help the firefighters? Here is your answer: According to Stoneham Fire Chief Joe Rolli, fire departments need about two feet of snow cleared away from the hydrant. "The front of the hydrant is most important because that is where the hose gets hooked up," said Chief Rolli. Also, the nut on top of the hydrant must be clear, as firefighters need to use it to turn it on.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Do you have a burning question about Woburn? Ask us and we'll find the answer for you!
While we don't know exactly why the sky is blue or how to time travel, there is a lot us Patch editors do know. And, we have a knack for being able to dig up information when we don't know something. Which is why we're asking you, dear reader, to unleash your burning questions upon us. If it's Woburn-related and you're wondering what's up, ask us. In our weekly feature, You Ask, Patch Answers, we'll respond to your questions. Did you see something curious happening in town and want to know what it was about? Are you wondering about a new construction project that's cropped up? What about a story for which you'd like more explanation? We'll field questions on anything from when a new business in town is opening to where to find good play …
Friday, December 28, 2012
A second storm is headed to the area and could make driving hazardous on Saturday.
A second storm of the week is headed toward New England and will dump more snow onto the area on Saturday. 7News meteorologists are predicting Woburn to get between 2 to 4 inches of snow in the storm that is expected to start on Saturday afternoon and spread into the early hours of Sunday. The good news is that snow removal shouldn’t be a backbreaking endeavour. CBSBoston’s Todd Gutner said the snow will be “dry and fluffy for most,” though he warned that driving could be hazardous at times on Saturday.