Friday, March 22, 2013
With 46 inches of snow (so far) this winter, the Plymouth DPW has been busy keeping roads and municipal parking lots clear.
As of Wednesday, the town has spent approximately $1,040,539, that's more than double the original budget of $435,000, according to Director of Public Works Jonathan Beder. "We have responded to 18 events this year with a total snowfall thus far of 46 inches," Beder said. That was before today's snow of course. Director of Finance Lynne Barrett told the Board of Selectmen Tuesday that her department has asked the Department of Revenue to aproval for expenditures related to the Blizzard of 2013. "There are several departments that incurred expenses relted to providing services for teh storm that were unrelated to snow and ice remobal and clean up; they included costs incurred to provide the shelter, debris removal, fiber network restoral, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Our readers took plenty of pictures during the last storm and shared them with Plymouth Patch. Check out the storm's fury here.
Our readers took plenty of pictures during the last storm and shared them with Plymouth Patch. Check out the storm's fury here. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter
Friday, March 8, 2013
The National Weather Service is warning of tidal storm surges and possible flooding Thursday and Friday morning. Check the link to the tide chart for Plymouth from mobilegeograhics.com.
Update:March 8, 7:30am: This morning's high tide expected to be more dangerous than Thursday's high tide in terms of flooding and erosion, according to the National Weather Service. If you are out and about, please upload pictures of the tide to this story. When is high tide March 7 and March 8, 2013? According to tides.mobilegeographics.com: Thursday, March 7: 7:39 p.m. Friday, March 8 7:59 a.m., 8:41 p.m. Read more about this late winter storm: Click the "Keep me posted" button below for updates. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
NSTAR's power outage map shows few outages in Plymouth, check the map to see how Plymouth compares with neighboring towns.
NSTAR's power outage map shows few outages in Plymouth, check the map to see how Plymouth compares with neighboring towns. Let us know if the lights are on in your house! Did you lose power? Tell us in comments.
In anticipation of the severity of today's storm, all after school activities have been cancelled.
Thursday, March 7
In anticipation of the severity of this afternoon's storm, all after school activities have been cancelled. All students are expected to be dismissed at their regular dismissal times. If your child participates in one of the YMCA after care programs, please check with your program liaison. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has opened a shelter at Memorial Hall. Here's a peek at what volunteers take to each shelter.
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has opened a shelter at Memorial Hall. Here's a peek at what volunteers take to each shelter. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily newsletter
Sand and empty sandbags are available today until 3 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the DPW facility on Camelot Drive.
UPDATE: 3:25 p.m. Library Tutor Training Class Postponed Due to the stormy weather, the Literacy Program of Greater Plymouth tutor training classes originally scheduled to begin on March 7 have been postponed. The training sessions will begin on March 14 at 6:30 pm. Tutor training is available to any adult who has a high school diploma and who is interested in helping others. The 15-hour training course is offered spring and fall each year, in the Plymouth Public Library. For more information, contact Jeanne Anninno at 508-830-4260. The Old Colony YMCA reports all programs in Plymouth are running as scheduled Plymouth After School Activities Cancelled --- With the first of three high tides over, the Plymouth Department of Public Works is …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Another storm will mean coastal flooding and 1-3 inches of snow for Plymouth.
With Spring just bare weeks away, old man winter isn't ready to release its grip yet. Another ocean storm is rolling through New England beginning tonight, bringing coastal flooding to the east coast of Massachusetts and heavy snow inland. While the National Weather Service is predicting 1-3 inches of snow for Plymouth, the agency has also issued a coastal flood warning during high tides beginning Thursday morning. With the storm surge, tides are expected to be between 1-3 feet higher than normal and could be as much as four feet higher. The American Red Cross is opening a storm shelter at Memorial Hall on Court Street at 8 p.m. tonight, according to a press release from the town of Plymouth. Here's the forecast from the NWS: Follow us on …
The Red Cross offers tips for families on preparing for flooding.
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Wednesday, March 6
The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the weather forecast today, and we understand some parts of the region may experience coastal flooding. We are calling on volunteers to be ready to assist should there be a need to open shelters, and we are staffing the Emergency Operations Center as it is opening. The Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for flooding by: For more information on winter storm preparedness, visit www.redcross.org. Spanish language information is available at www.cruzrojaamericana.org.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
With 26 miles of coastline, the town works hard to keep it intact.
Between the Blizzard of 2013 and wave after wave of snow storms, nor'easters, and rain, erosion is again a major concern in Plymouth. Jonathan Beder, the town's director of public works has his hands full keeping the Eel River cleared of silt as well as making sure the bluffs in Manomet and Cedarville stay intact. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi told NECN that the town takes the maintenance of its coastline seriously: "We have 26 miles of coastline so we are very concerned about the erosion," Arrighi told NECN. On Long Beach, the earth moving equipment is tasked with removing tons of sand that got blown over the seawalls here, blocking drainage of the all-important Eel River. "Once it is all blocked, it creates a quite a bit of upstream …