First Snowfall of the Year...Then a Blizzard: Dec. 20-26
The first snowfall of the year came Monday afternoon and just missing the Christmas rush, comes a blizzard through Southern New England. The Danvers High boys also won their first basketball game of the season this week.
This week in sports, the falcons' boys won their first basketball game of the season (against Swampscott), despite head coach John Walsh getting suspended for two weeks. The lady Falcons continued their roll on the court, defeating both Winthrop and Swampscott, and are now 4-0.
At St. John's Prep, the basketball team long-bombed Lynn Classical and the ice hockey program skated to a tie with the Hingham Harbormen. A talented group of seniors are pacing the field for the Eagles' track team.
Traffic patterns were also just changing early in the week on Route 128 due to reduced speed limits and temporary roadways at Exit 23.
Selectmen are poised to accept changes in liquor licensing guidelines, particularly those that would impose strict limits on how long businesses could hold onto inactive licenses. In other news from Town Hall, residents will soon be able to pay their tax bills online.
A state investigation revealed that numerous ATMs at convenience stores, gas stations and other machines not-owned by banks were never authorized by the state banking division on security standards.
There was another look at holiday lights around town – take a look at them again and let us know which you like the best. We shared with you 10 (actually 11) Twitter feeds you might like to follow as a Danvers resident. And there was a mint chocolate brownie recipe to try out for Christmas, along with five fun Christmas facts.
The Recreation Department and a horde of volunteers worked together to hold the Winter Carnival at the Meadows again this weekend.
This week's pet was a four-year-old Shepherd mix looking for a new home.
Police issued a warning to residents to beware of burglars posing as landscapers or tree-trimmers. The notice followed reports from nearby towns where such incidents occurred.
An 18-year-old Beverly male was arrested for pulling his homemade knife during a fight with a Peabody man over a female outside Planet Fitness.
In her column this week, Laura Hinds shared some memories from New Year's celebrations of old – do you have your list of resolutions ready to go? The local author also shared some tips on how to become a good writer in her other weekly column.
And while we're still talking columns, we added another one this weekend: Faces About Town, which will feature one local each week who has made some significant contribution to the community. This Sunday it was long-time librarian Mary Saratora who is retiring after 30 years.
And of course, we 're keeping you up to date on the blizzard whipping through town and the rest of southern New England through Sunday and Monday.