Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will…
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the "12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Friday, November 16, 2012
It all began with a drive at her Holliston elementary school, but the school supply effort for Hurricane Sandy victims has expanded into Wayland.
Nancy Wind is an elementary teacher at Fred Miller Elementary School in Holliston, so she understands very well the importance of pencils, paper, crayons and other school supplies to young students. So when her school decided to come together for a school supply drive to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Wind was not only excited about the project, she offered to drive the donations to Long Island, N.Y., when she heads that way to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family. But Wind didn't stop there. She decided to expand the effort to her hometown, Wayland, where she knew her neighbors would want to help. So from now until Wednesday, Nov. 21 at noon, Wind is keeping bins outside her home at 197 Lakeshore Drive where individuals can drop …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Resident Katrien Vander Straeten said Hurricane Sandy just continued what Irene started a year ago, and says this should be a call to action in Wayland.
Monday, November 12, 2012
So, we weathered yet another storm. Or did we? We didn't weather Sandy. Not really. We got some of her peripheral gusts of wind and some rain, but none of it very severe. Yet half our town was without power and our schools were closed for two days due to outages and blocked roads. What was that all about, if not Sandy? It was global climate change and our lack of local resilience. My power went out at the very beginning, before Sandy had even made landfall 300 miles south of us. The smallest of what she could throw at us instantly toppled our infrastructure. Why? Because all she had to do was continue (not finish) what Irene and previous storms had already begun: Trees and branches weakened by those storms had to come down. That is, there …
Friday, November 9, 2012
We asked for you to rank Nstar's Hurricane Sandy response on a scale of 1-10. Here's what your rankings boiled down to.
Well, many of you were quite gracious to Nstar when it came to how well the utility responded to Hurricane Sandy ... but many of you think there's still a LONG way to go. Last week, we asked you to rate Nstar's response to Hurricane Sandy on a scale of 1-10. We specifically asked you to think about this year's response in comparison to the response to major power outage events in 2011 (remember Irene and Snowtober?) We received numerous comments both here on the Patch site and over on the Wayland Patch page on Facebook. The average rating: About 4 (not everyone assigned a real number, so we're fudging the average a bit, but there were more zeroes than 10s). In several cases, commenters admitted that Nstar did better than last year in some …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out — and you can, too.
- COUNT US IN
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away. But in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be both the best of neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Significant progress has been made to restore power that went out with Hurricane Sandy.
It's down to a just a handful of Wayland customers who remain without power as of 7:45 Thursday night. According to Nstar, 50 customers (.91 percent) are still without power in Wayland, that's down from a peak of 2,109 (39 percent) without power early Monday afternoon. Wayland is leading the pack among its neighboring towns. In Sudbury, 148 customers remain powerless at this time, or a total of 2 percent. Moving over to Weston, 124 customers (3 percent) are without power. Lincoln sits with 83 customers lacking power (3 percent). According to Nstar, all Wayland customers will have power restored by Thursday night.
We're looking for a number to help us gauge how well Nstar did (is doing) responding to Hurricane Sandy.
The pain of last year's freak October snowstorm had only just begun to fade for many Wayland residents ... and then Hurricane Sandy hit. In October 2011, thousands of Wayland residents sat in the dark (and cold!) for days -- some for as long as a week -- after a late October snowstorm left Nstar scrambling to restore power. Many residents this year are experiencing deja vu (without the sub-freezing temps) this year after Hurricane Sandy wiped out power lines across Wayland. In the year between the two storms, Nstar received harsh criticism from customers, town officials and even the state Attorney General, who is seeking a nearly $10 million fine against Nstar for its failure "to adequately prepare, respond, and communicate during Tropical…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites stretching from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see Sandy's effect the Northeast — and just click on the "Upload Photos & Video" button below the gallery of photos to add your own.
Fifteen percent of Wayland Nstar customers remain without power and Department of Public Works crews are continuing to clear roads.
Students are back in school and trick-or-treating is just hours away, but Wayland is far from back to normal. Hurricane Sandy socked Wayland's trees and power lines Monday and now, almost 48 hours since the hurricane first began knocking on the door, many residents and businesses remain powerless and several roads are still impassable due to debris. A morning update from Police Chief Bob Irving outlined the various roads that still need to be cleared, noting in particular that while Concord Road is free of debris and usable by emergency vehicles, police are keeping regular traffic out because of low-hanging wires. "Nstar has been advised that line repair at [Concord Road] is the No. 1 priority for Wayland at this time," Irving said. …