Category Archives: Weather

Bedford Square Takes Shape …

… and it looks like it’s been here forever!

Thanks to WestportNow and photographer Jennifer Johnson for this great photo!


Sidewalk Snow: The Sequel

On Thursday, we got a foot of snow.

Yesterday, “06880” posted a photo of a sidewalk that had not yet been shoveled.

Within a couple of hours, it was.

Then came today’s snow.

Once again it was shoveled. But when the Post Road was plowed, snow was heaped back on the sidewalk.

And snow it goes…

The section of Post Road sidewalk that was cleared, cleared again, then partly covered by plowed snow. (Photo/Adrian Little)

The section of Post Road sidewalk that was cleared, cleared again, then partly covered by plowed snow. (Photo/Adrian Little)

Sidewalks And Snow

Clearing sidewalks of snow is not just courtesy.

It’s the law.

Here’s what it says (thanks, RTM moderator Eileen Flug!):

“Sec. 50-407. – Business use sidewalks—Snow and ice removal.
The owner or person in possession and control of any property adjoining any business use sidewalk shall provide for the removal of snow and ice from such business use sidewalk within 24 hours after the deposit or formation of snow or ice.”

Here’s the definition of “business use sidewalk”:
“Business use sidewalk means any adjoining sidewalk abutting a public street located in any district in which business uses are permitted under the Planning and Zoning Regulations of the Town. The term “sidewalk” shall include curbing, integral, adjoining or detached, and that portion of the pedestrian walkway which crosses a driveway.”

Alert “06880” reader Molly Alger knows at least one property owner who has not complied:


I wonder where that poor guy is going to go in a couple of yards.


Only 39 Days Until Spring…

…but this blue jay can’t wait.

(Photo/Irene Penny)

(Photo/Irene Penny)

Today’s snowstorm was just as predicted: quick and heavy. Already, it seems to be winding down.

But it left plenty of cancellations in its wake.

Among them: tonight’s discussion on alternatives to coyote trapping and killing. It’s been rescheduled for Monday (February 13), 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

It’s 62 Degrees. Get Ready For 10 Inches Of Snow. And Strong Winds!

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)

(Photo/Tricia Freeman)



Giving Thanks For What We’ve Got

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Irene Penny)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Irene Penny)

Both Sides Now

It’s been a mild winter so far this year (knock wood).

But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been interesting. Earlier this morning, Matt Murray admired this cloud formation above Sherwood Mill Pond:

(Photo/Matt Murray)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Matt Murray)

Nor’easter Nears

Burying Hill Beach was frothy around noon, hours before the arrival of high winds and heavy rain.

(Photo/Seth Schechter)

(Photo/Seth Schachter)

In other storm news:

  • Power lines were down on Bayberry Lane, near Cross Highway.
  • All after-school activities — as well as tonight’s Board of Education meeting — have been canceled.
  • And Trader Joe’s was filled with a typical pre-blizzard crowd.

The Perfect Snowfall

Just the right amount of snow fell yesterday.

It was easy to shovel. Wonderful to sled on.

And it provided this spectacular view, of Steve and Ro Halstead’s back yard:


What a great gift for a cold Sunday!

Neither Snow Nor …

Today’s light but steady snowfall made driving treacherous.

(Except for the usual bozos barreling along the Post Road at their usual breakneck speed. Slow down, guys!)

Our postal carriers were undeterred. They lived up to their motto — as this photo from Drumlin Road shows.

(Photo/Fred Cantor)

(Photo/Fred Cantor)

The truck made its way up the unplowed road with some difficulty, alert photographer Fred Cantor reports.

But it did deliver the mail.