Tuesday, December 25, 2012
There will be free java served at the state's 18 travel plazas from 10 p.m. on Christmas night to 5 a.m. on Dec. 26.
One theory about how Santa gets all his work done is: Coffee. And lots of it. Even if you're not Jolly Old St. Nick, if you need to stay alert driving on Christmas night, the state's highway service areas are here to help. All 18 Department of Transportation service plazas will serve up free java from 10 p.m. on Dec. 25 to 5 a.m. on Dec. 26. The same offer applies on New Year's Eve. That's between 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 1. The free coffee is sponsored by McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Here is a list of all 18 service plazas in Massachusetts which includes those on Interstates 90, 91, 95, 195 and 495; and Routes 2, 3, 6, 24, 25 and 128.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Here are some tips from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to make your Thanksgiving travel a little easier.
Will you be driving on Thanksgiving night? If so, you can snag a free cup of joe courtesy of the state. Free coffee will be served at all 18 Massachusetts Department of Tranportation (MassDOT) service plazas between 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night until 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov 23, courtesy of McDonalds, Burger King and Gulf. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is expected to be at its peak on Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 25, according to MassDOT. To avoid delays on busy days, drivers should consider hitting the road during the early morning or after 8 p.m. The worst heavy traffic and busiest toll plazas are expected at I-90's Exit 9, which connects to I-84 on the way to Connecticut and New York, according to MassDOT. …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Latest storm brings over 12 inches of snow to town.
The area's latest storm may be over, but not before it left 12.25 inches of snow on Medfield, according to Medfield Weather. The bulk of that accumulation piling up early Thursday morning, making for a difficult commute and the town to close its public schools. The Montrose School on North Street also closed its doors. Town Hall and the Public Library remained open and will operate under normal business hours. Now that the storm has passed and the sun is out, it is time for the cleanup to begin. "The plows, snowblowers and shovels are all at work," said Medfield Police Chief Robert E. Meaney Jr. Meaney touched on a few issues residents should be aware of in the aftermath of the storm, issuing a "word of caution for the next several days…
Monday, January 24, 2011
We're serious. Just let us know where you're working and we'll come deliver.
Medfield Fire Chief William Kingsbury and the Medfield Fire Department are asking residents to help out by clearing fire hydrants around town that are covered in snow so that they can be ready to use when needed. "There's no way we can clean them all with all over 700 hydrants in town," Kingsbury said. "It should be a community effort to keep them clean so they're available when needed. "There's just so many of them, there's no way we could do it so if we can get the community onboard with it that would be great." Medfield Patch is providing Medfield residents with incentive to help out by delivering a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate with a doughnut to those who clear out a hydrant. So when shoveling your sidewalk again – likely this …