Monday, May 6, 2013
A lane on the Main Street bridge will be closed for roughly a month while repairs are made to erosion discovered under the bridge abutment at the Center Falls Dam project site.
Updated at 3 p.m. Thursday A lane on the Main Street bridge is closed during repairs to the abutment, according to the town website. "Due to ongoing construction at the Center Falls Dam and the Main Street bridge near the Town Center, the town has temporarily closed the parking lane on the south side of the bridge," reads a press statement on the site. "Additionally, traffic patterns have been temporarily re-routed onto the southern side of the bridge to close the entire westbound lane. "This closure was necessary due to significant undermining of the bridge abutment recently discovered in the northeast quadrant of the Main Street bridge. Once the emergency repairs are made to the bridge, the parking lane will be reopened and the traffic …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Find out how to vote in the U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, April 30:
Here's an overview on how to vote in Winchester during the U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, April 30: What: U.S. Senate primary in Winchester. When: Tuesday, April 30 Voting Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Voting Locations: What's On the Ballot? Democrats Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey and Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) will vie for their party's nomination, while Republicans Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow face off for the GOP's nod. Read Q&As with all the candidates here. What You Need You have to provide identification at the polls if your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number on the voter registration form cannot be verified, and you did not provide identification at the time of your …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Renovations to the Main Street location in Winchester are complete and the store is expected to reopen Wednesday morning, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.
After shutting down its operation for several days, the Starbucks in Winchester Center will reopen Wednesday morning, according to a company spokesperson. Starbucks, located at 542 Main St., was closed from April 15 to April 23 while improvements were made to the store. "As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate our store portfolio to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our customers," according to the spokesperson. "While we have made small improvements to our Winchester store over the past 20 years, we are pleased to report that the location will feature new indoor and outdoor furniture as well as a Clover® brewing system when we re-open (Wednesday) morning. "Clover® coffees are selected from farms all over the world …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Today is the deadline.
Still need to register to vote for the Senate primary? Today is the deadline to register. If you want to vote in the April 30 Senate primary election, you must register to vote by Wednesday, April 10. Voter registration normally can be done through the mail, but not if you do it today since it is the last day to register to vote. To register in person, visit the Winchester Town Clerk's Office or the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Visit Town Hall You can register at the Town Clerk's office. Register at RMV You can fill out a voter registration form at the RMV. Moving? If you relocated city or town, you will need to re-register to vote at your new address. If you moved within the same city or town, notify the clerk's office (in writing…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Check out a sampling of Winchester-based tax offices that can handle your tax preparation in our latest You Ask Patch Answers column.
Still have not filed your 2013 tax return and looking for a tax preparer in Winchester? Check out a sampling of Winchester-based tax offices that can handle your tax preparation: Do you own a Winchester tax preparation office not listed above? Post your office's name, street address and phone number in a comment below.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Find out the tentative last day of school for Winchester Public Schools following several days off due to winter storms.
For our latest "You Ask, Patch Answers" column, a reader asked us: When is Winchester's last day of school? We reached out to Superintendent William McAlduff's office to find out what the tentative last day of school is for Winchester Public Schools after having to cancel school a handful of times due to poor weather. "The last day for students will be June 26," wrote Freda Canavan, administrative assistant in the superintendent's office, in an email to Winchester Patch Wednesday. She added that the last day of school is also a half day for students. Do you think there will be any more snow days in Winchester? Do you think the last day of school will ultimately be June 26? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The annual Town Election in Winchester is slated for March 26.
With the annual Town Election coming up, here's an overview with voting information you may need to know before entering the voting booth: What: Annual Town Election in Winchester When: Tuesday, March 26 Voting hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Voting Locations: Deadline to apply for absentee ballot: Monday, March 25 at noon What you need: You have to provide identification at the polls if your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number on the voter registration form cannot be verified, and you did not provide identification at the time of your registration. Here are the forms of IDs that are acceptable when voting: Additional Information: Voters can try out this virtual demonstration of the touch screen voting …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites such as CarStations, for example, offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current vehicle owners looking for a place nearby to charge their rides have a couple of places to find their outlet. Charging stations in the Winchester region include 4 Grant St. in Lexington, and Alewife Transit Station and Porter Square Shopping Center in Cambridge, according to crowd-sourced CarStations website. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "This website is designed to encourage participation and welcomes user interaction in the form of comments, updates and user generated content." There are also more official sites providing …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The final phase of the Wedgemere Station project is expected to be finished by late May, according to the MBTA.
A reader recently submitted a "You Ask, Patch Answers" question about where things stand with the Wedgemere Station project. So, here's what we found out. The final phase of the Wedgemere Station project is expected to be finished this spring, according to an MBTA spokeswoman. "The accessible ramps, mini-high platforms, and accessible parking spaces opened to patrons on (Feb). 1," wrote MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith in an email to Winchester Patch. "The station is now fully accessible. The remaining work entails replacement of the platform edges at the southern end of the station and installation of landscaping." "The project is now transitioning into the final phase of construction, in which the platform edges will be replaced at the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
When do we "spring forward"?
You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward. So, when does Daylight Saving 2013 begin? 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. Do you have a question you want answered? Ask it in the comment section below and your question could be featured in our next You Ask ... Patch…