Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $1,020 less to get a CT Scan in Middlesex County than Suffolk County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The difference in price is largest for a colonoscopy. In Middlesex County a colonoscopy will cost $2,880, but you will pay $4,300 in Suffolk County, which is $1,420 more. A mammogram will also cost you more in Middlesex than Suffolk County. In Middlesex County you will pay $310, which is $90 less than what you would pay in Suffolk County. The difference for an MRI is $860. In Middlesex County an MRI will cost $2,160, but you will pay $3,020 in Suffolk County. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Winchester voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Winchester is green and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race.You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Winchester, 27.6 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Thanks to the blizzard, Winchester is expecting between 24-30 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Winchester Patch's coverage area.