New England blog postings

New England Postings

Earliest: March 14, 2003Latest: August 29, 2018Total: 68

December 2, 2003

Snow in Massachusetts

Last night snow squall is causing big problems on the highways in Massachusetts. 495 and Route 3 were backed up for miles, in fact at 8:30 this morning Macolm Alter on WRKO suggested everyone stay off the major roads since they all had various types of accidents.

I drove over 495 and south bound was bumper to bumper. 495 north bound traffic was a little better, only a few cars were on the road, however they were going really slow since there was a lot of ice on the road. (At least 20 mph)

Route 3 wasn't any better, very heavy traffic heading south bound. The north bound roads did look in better shape than 495.

I would expect Gov. Mitt Romney will address how the state responded to the first snow/ice storm of the season in a press conference later this afternoon.

I wouldn't be surprise if Subaru and other all wheel drive dealers have lots of foot traffic this weekend. Lots of cars didn't make it to work this morning. :(

November 27, 2003

Turkey Day

Tonight we had a traditional new england Thanksgiving at our house. We had a 15 pounds turkey with all the trimmings, and there was plenty of left overs.

Last year there was snow on the ground before Thanksgiving! Not this year! Today was a great day and warm enough for several neighbors to take a walk around the neighborhood after dinner.

November 1, 2003

Warm Day in November

Much of the metro Boston will be hitting in the low 70's today! What a great way to start the month of November! I am positive that this will be the warmest day of the month.

I have been working on updating my website to maintain a similar look and feel thoughout the entire site. The biggest challenge will be the Gulf War section, as that is the most popular portion of the site.

We had about 15 kids in yesterday's much hyped Halloween. I would say it was a normal year. The first trick or treater arrived around 5:30!

October 23, 2003

Fall Snow

It snowed this morning for the first time in seven months! However the snow is not sticking to the ground in Metro West. Much of western Massachusetts woke up to about 2 inches on the ground. Most likely the snow will all melt before noon. Looks like we won't have a white halloween this year!

October 22, 2003

Snow Coming!

This past weekend I visited several towns along 2a and found some great shots. It appears that this was the final Peak weekend in Metro Boston. This is a Peak weekend for Boston and much of Cape Cod. However, I my sources tell me that the foliage season isn't that great on the Cape this year.

Local weather forecasters are talking about a possiblity of snow later on today in some parts of Massachusetts.This will be the first snow since mid April. This is a great photo opportunity with the snow on the fall foliage. If snow does falls in Concord, I'll head down to the Old North Bridge to take some photos.

October 15, 2003

Bright Fall Colors

The recent rains on Sunday and today, along with today's heavy winds , is creating a much shorter foliage season than normal. This is because all the leaves are being blown off the trees. I recently uploaded some photos that I took this past Sunday. If you are wondering where I found the lone orange tree, you should take a walk along the Minuteman National Park trail in Concord.

Well tomorrow night is the big seventh game in New York, it all starts at 8:18pm. Clemons and Martinez meet again to add more drama to this series that is breaking TV veiwership records. This should be a fun game to watch and the winner goes to play against the Florida Marlins.

October 13, 2003

Fall Season in New England

Well the colors of fall is finally here! The next few days are the best times to be in Massachusetts! I just spent 2 hours in Stow and Acton looking for all the bright color trees, and there's a lot to select from. Tomorrow, I'll be checking the colors at the Old North Bridge and downtown Concord.

The picture on the right was taken at the Stow Airport. They even have a better view of the falls colors around the airport. I discovered the nice selection of colors last year when looking for photo spots. Today was the perfect photo opportunity because of the bright blue sky and the bright colors on the trees.

October 6, 2003

First Frost

Arena farms has plenty of pumpkins in the early part of October. They are even selling 190+ pound pumpkins at a $1 a pound!

Last night it was nearly freezing, however most of MetroWest has not received the first frost. This is expect to happen in the next couple of days. The only good thing about a frost is that there are no more bugs!

On October 1st Cambridge and Somerville joined 91 communities in Massachusetts to ban smoking in bars and resturants. Sate Legislators are exploring a possible statewide smoking ban.

Tonight is Game 5 of the ALCS game in Oakland. Will the red hot Red Sox continue their winning ways, or will the Oakland A's use the homefield to their advantage. It all starts at 8pm locally.

September 20, 2003

Scallop Festival

Bourne, Massachusetts held its annual Scallop Festival this weekend. It was features games and some arts and crafts. It cost $3 to get in and the Scallop Dinner cost $11.

My Review
This is a fairly small festival. This is certainly nothing like the Big E or Gilroys Garlic Festival. The festival is held in two large tents, one for the food and the other is for the arts and crafts.

If you have visited any of the larger festivals in New England, you'll be disappointed with this festival. However, at $3 its worth checking out some pretty cool Cape Cod arts and crafts. At least half of the artists are based on the cape. Also most artists have websites, such as the Cape Cod Traveler.

September 12, 2003

Fall Colors & North Bridge

I walked around Concord and Stow this afternoon taking pictures of various trees that I knew would be turning colors in a few weeks.

Here's an interesting piece of trivia: The Old North Bridge has 163 pieces of boards that make up the top of the bridge.