Saturday, May 25, 2013
Check out up-to-date listings from Zillow.
We feature homes for sale each week, but there are also rental opportunities in the Easton area. Click on the homes in the map to get more information about the available rental properties in the Easton area.
Eat some good stuff on Monday and remember to honor those who have died for our country.
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. It is a day for spending time with family and friends, eating lots of food and (most importantly) to honor those who have died fighting for the United States of America and our freedom. While hot dogs and hamburgers are the most popular items to eat on Memorial Day, there are other things you can make. Here is the guide to creating a full meal for the big day, courtesy of Attleboro resident Laurie Brasil. Ingredients Directions Combine all ingredients except for soda, mix well. Just before serving, slowly add soda. Serve over crushed or cubed ice. Ingredients Directions Heat oven to 375 degrees. Separate dough into four long rectangles. Place rectangles on cookie sheet, firmly press …
A look at what is happening around the region today.
Lack of Quorum Dissolves Town Meet After 37 Articles are Discussed and Voted Easton Town Meeting was dissolved after approximately four hours Monday night after there were not enough voters present to reach a quorum. Voters did not schedule another date to resume the meeting. As a result, the remaining articles (38-44) will likely be put on hold until a Special Town Meeting in the fall, town clerk Jeremy Gillis said. Residents still voted on 37 articles, however. Thirty two passed as written. Two were dismissed. One was amended and two (Articles 33 and 37) failed. Norton Interim Superintendent Selected For Wrentham Norton interim superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes is continuing his work in Wrentham, moving from Norton after assisting …
The house passed legislation to treat most 17-year-olds as juvenile defenders. Is this a compassionate or dangerous change?
Massachusetts is currently one of only 11 states that tries 17-year-olds as adults. A bill passed this week by the state's House of Representatives would make these teenagers juvenile defenders, according to a report by 7News Boston. That will put the Commonwealth in line with most other states, where adult court is reserved for individuals 18 and older. The bill still allows the state to try 17-year-olds as adults in serious cases, like murders. But proponents hope the change will reduce cases of rape in the state's prison system by keeping younger inmates away from older, stronger convicts. TELL US: What do you think? Are we getting too soft on younger defendants? Or is this a justified, compassionate change to protect teenagers? Tell …
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
The rush from Beacon Hill to the westbound turnpike this week had as much to do with two of Worcester's political sons beating feet from the capitol as with the impending Memorial Day weekend. As Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray attempted as graceful an exit as possible from politics, fellow Worcester Democrat Rep. John Fresolo made his hasty escape under an ethics cloud feeling "marginalized" by his peers and pressured to resign, which he did. If not for those two storylines, the focus may have been on the Senate's breakneck budget debate concluding Thursday night as senators wiped their hands clean of 725 amendments and passed a $34 billion fiscal 2014 budget without the need for Senate President Therese Murray to threaten a Friday or Saturday …
Friday, May 24, 2013
This nifty video tutorial shows users of any Patch site how to post an announcement, including full press releases, by using the tools available to all users on the Patch.
Have you ever sent a press release to the editor of your Patch site and wondered when it was going to post? How about sent him or her a birth announcement or perhaps an obit (which are published free on Patch sites) or school award only to wonder if it was ever going to be published? Well, our Patch sites are designed in a way that is easy for users to post their own announcement without having to wait for the editor to post it for you. It really is the best way to post your announcement or press release if you are a nonprofit agency, for profit agency, government body or other group to get your stuff on the Patch, instantly. Follow this video tutorial to see how to do this, step by step. After you finish watching the video, consider using…
Operation Blue Lights will be back in effect this weekend
This Memorial Day weekend, "Operation Blue Lights" will be back in effect in southeastern Massachusetts, State Police announced Thursday. According to WPRO News, "State Police will deploy 100 additional troopers across Southeastern Massachusetts over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. It is an effort to curb accidents and fatalities, and to enforce traffic laws, said Major Anthony Thomas, Commander of Troop D, which patrols all of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands." The emphasis on Routes 24 and 195 began last summer after a string of fatal accidents on Route 24, including the dealth of Norton youth Angel Pina in Stoughton and Mansfield teenager Lisa Banat in West Bridgewater on the Easton town line. Last year during…
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From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
The Easton Lions Club's May newsletter is here.
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Check out the May newsletter from the Easton Lions Club