Storm Update from Town of Foxborough, Tuesday, 11am

Foxborough Town SealThe Town of Foxborough’s Emergency Management Team conducted a 9:00 A.M Conference Call to assess the present impacts of the Blizzard of 2015. Based on that call, the following statement has been issued.

Power outages remain minimal. National Grid reports that only 5 locations have been without power but they estimate that power will be restored before Noon time today.

Roads remain treacherous but are open for emergency vehicles and essential travel only. Town Officials continue to remind residents and businesses to stay off the roads until further notice. At present time, the weather service estimates that snow will continue to fall into the early morning hours of Wednesday. DPW crews are doing everything they can to get roads open but by keeping vehicles off the road, they are able to do their job much more safely and efficiently.

The Town’s Winter Parking Ban remains in effect until tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. This ban may be extended if the conditions of the storm continue to impact local roads.

The Fire Department and Police Department continue to report minimal responses at this time. They appreciate the cooperation of the community in staying off the roads.

The Town has not activated a shelter at this time. Minimal power losses has reduced any need for this level of service at this time. If the conditions change and the need for a shelter is required, Town Officials are ready and able to activate this service with very little notice.

The Town’s Emergency Operations Center has been established as a precaution but has not been activated at this time.

Key Phone numbers are:
Loss of Power- 508-543-1212 or 508-543-4343
Emergency Response- Dial- 911

DPW crews are cleaning streets as best as possible and they are trying to clear sidewalks at the same time. Surface conditions are not expected to improve until several hours after the storm has ended due to the amount and the drifting nature of the snow.

Schools and Town Offices are closed for today but no determination has been made about tomorrow at this time. The Emergency Management Team will be conducting another conference call at 4:00 P.M. this afternoon to reassess road and facility conditions. A determination on School Closing will be made at that time and notifications will be sent out at that time. Town Office opening will be based on the ability to access the building by tomorrow morning.

Finally a reminder to all residents that the storm is still not over and and conditions remain very difficult on roads and sidewalks. We encourage residents to stay in their homes until further notice. Our next Press Release will be issued following our 4:00 P.M, conference call.

Snow Emergency Notice from Town of Foxborough

All Foxborough Public Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the incoming snowstorm, which is not expected to end until late Tuesday.

All after-school and evening athletic, extra-curricular, and town activities are canceled for tomorrow. The Project Contemporary
Competitiveness (PCC) parent information night scheduled for Tuesday evening is also cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date

All evening town and school-related activities scheduled for tonight (Monday, January 26) are also canceled, except for the Foxborough School Committee meeting.

A decision about school on Wednesday will not be made until tomorrow, in concert with our DPW and our public safety officials.

All town buildings (except for public safety) will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27. Please note that the town has instituted an emergency parking ban on all Foxborough streets starting at 6:00 p.m tonight. If this storm brings power outages, town officials will activate a community shelter plan and more information will be provided at that time.

The town website and Foxborough Cable Access will have ongoing and up-to-date information about public safety throughout the storm.

Thank you, and safe winter travels!

Special Education – What Does that Mean?

Special Education services assist students with a wide range of challenges – from physical disabilities to behavioral, social, emotional and intellectual disabilities. Whether your child is already receiving services or if you have ever wondered if they should, come talk with us to learn more.

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High School Student Art Exhibit Returns To Artist’s Studio & Gallery At Patriot Place

Art Gallery at Patriot placeThe Patriot Place art gallery will feature student artwork from local high schools for a fourth consecutive year; exhibit can be seen from Jan. 16 to May 3.

From Jan. 16 to May 3, The Artist’s Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place is providing local high school students with an opportunity to display their work in a professional setting. It is the fourth year of the exhibit, which will feature the work of 10 local high schools.

Gallery Manager Jack Gannon said he and his Anchor Artists look forward to this exhibit every year, calling it “a wonderful experience” for everyone involved. Continue reading High School Student Art Exhibit Returns To Artist’s Studio & Gallery At Patriot Place

The Meeting Opens At Ocean State Theatre On January 28

the meetingOcean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its third season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the New England premiere of Jeff Stetson’s fascinating and dramatically compelling play, The Meeting from January 28 – February 15.

This eloquent play depicts the imagined meeting of two of the most significant men of modern times: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Differing in their philosophies, but alike in their desire for equality, the two men debate their conflicting approaches to the same grave social problems. Both understand they may have to give their life for their beliefs, but neither is aware of how soon their assassins’ bullets would await them. In time to celebrate Black History Month, this thought provoking play takes an intimate look at two larger than life figures. Continue reading The Meeting Opens At Ocean State Theatre On January 28

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