Monday, February 11, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, Feb. 11. 1. Wet: Some snow, sleet and freezing rain may fall to start the day on Monday before everything changes over to rain. The temperature will eventually rise into the low 40s. 2. Storm: After seeing on TV some of the damage and power outages in some areas of the South Shore, we should feel lucky on Monday. Gov. Patrick has plans to visit both Marshfield and Scituate on Monday morning to meet with local officials and tour the damaged areas. Here in Danvers, nobody lost power through the storm, according to the Electric Department. 3. Mail: Mail delivery will …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Strong and damaging winds may bring down some trees, limbs and power lines, causing scattered power outages and obstacles for morning commuters.
A high wind warning has been issued for Thursday morning in Danvers, as windspeeds of 20-30 miles per hour with up to 65 mph gusts whip through the area. Hamid Jafari, Director Engineering and Operations for Danvers Electric, said about 300-400 electric customers were without electric service on Thursday morning. The outages were along Maple Street from Vineyard Street to the Middleton town line, Cherry Street and the police station. He said crews were checking for the exact cause as of 7:30 a.m. No major problems related to the wind were reported by Danvers Police, said Sgt. Robert Bettencourt. "We've had a lot of trees down," he said. Some branches fell in the streets but it all had been cleared and no roads were closed. There were no …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A car crash on Elliott Street early Friday morning snapped an utility pole.
The driver of a Mercedes sport utility vehicle that smashed through an utility pole early Friday morning on Elliott Street was allegedly drunk, according to State Police. Michael Enes Sr., 62, of 7 Elm Top Lane in Beverly, faces charges of driving under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation and operating to endanger, according to State Trooper Nicole Morrell. Enes' sport utility vehicle rolled over and crashed on Elliott Street at about 2:40 a.m. on Friday. Video by WHDH-TV show the damage to the vehicle and crash aftermath, that left a pole snapped in half and dangling over the street. The news station said that the driver had to be removed from the car and taken to the hospital. Morrell said Enes was taken by ambulance to …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A spaghetti dinner hosted by All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore on Thursday night will help raise money to help feed 1,000 homeless and homebound people on Thanksgiving.
For the past six years, Debbie Marticio, owner of Ma Duke’s Pizza, Seafood and More at 139 Maple St. in Danvers has been celebrating Thanksgiving by giving. She and her husband, Mike, have been offering free holiday meals to homeless families, housebound residents, young people struggling with substance abuse at a Danvers treatment center and those living at the Inn Transition transitional housing in Peabody. Marticio has been making those free meals available as part of a coordinated effort among various agencies and restaurants to feed the needy during the holidays. According to Marticio, it costs between $10,000 and $11,000 to serve the free Thanksgiving meal at Ma Duke’s, and much of that comes from donations. But this year the open-…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A tree fell on the wires Tuesday night, causing a power outage affecting a portion of Danvers.
A tree fell on an electric wire on Collins Street on Tuesday night, knocking out power to many homes and businesses in Danvers. It happened at just about 6 p.m. when the tree knocked out a feeder line to the south Danvers substation on Bow Street, according to Hamid Jaffari, director of engineering and operations for Danvers Electric. Danvers Electric did not immediately have an estimate for how many customers were affected by the outage. Some customers along Route 114 that lost power were shifted to other sources and got their power back, Jaffari said. At 7:42 p.m. Jaffari said crews were working to make repairs.
A power outage has caused the Liberty Tree Mall to close two hours early on Tuesday evening.
The Liberty Tree Mall will close two hours early on Tuesday night because of a power outage affecting a large portion of Danvers. The mall made the announcement on its Facebook page just before 7 p.m. The mall typicaly closes at 9 p.m. on weeknights. "We will remain closed for the remainder of the evening, as power is anticipated to be out for a couple of hours," the mall said on its Facebook page. The outage was also affecting other businesses in the area and along Route 114.
A power outage is affecting a portion of Danvers on Tuesday night.
A widespread powerr outage is affecting Danvers on Tuesday evening. The oiutage occurred at about 6 p.m. and was affecting Ash, Collins and Andover streets and many of teh side streets in that area. Danvers Patch is waiting for more information from Danvers Electric about what caused the outage, the area affected and when it is expected to be restored. On Facebook, some business reported that the Liberty Tree Mall was without power. The Police Station is was affected and went to backup power. Did you lose power? Where are you? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The downtown sub and pizza shop Ma Duke's has closed after its electricity was shut off after falling behind on payments.
Ma Duke's, a downtown mainstay that helps feed the hungry each Thanksgiving, had its electricity shut off for non-payment on Monday and has closed, the Salem News reports. Last year Ma Duke's owner Debbie Marticio organized a Thanksgiving dinner for the needy to feed about 1,000 people. Marticio told the News that this has been the worst year in the seven years she has owned the restauant, which is on Maple Street behind the former fire station that now houses Lyons Ambulance, near the corner of Locust and Hobart streets. Marticio opened the restaurant in 2007. She owes $6,300, the News reported. Leonard Marshall, the public works business manager and town accountant, told the new that Martico has been working with Danvers Electric to pay …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
More than 1,300 electric customers went without power from anywhere 46-68 minutes on Wednesday afternoon.
A circuit breaker failure at the main electric substation on Bow Street caused more than 1,300 electric customers to lose power in Danvers on Thursday afternoon. The outage started by affecting the Cherry Hill area at about 2 p.m. There were 626 customers without power for 46 minutes, according to Hamid Jafari, director of engineering and operations for the electric light division. Another outage in the Highlands area of town affected 731 customers and lasted for 68 minutes. That caused the traffic lights on Route 114 to go out. As of 3:40 p.m., all of the electricity had been restored. On Danvers Patch’s Twitter feed, Phil Richard Insurance on Garden Street said it went without power for about an hour and had it back by 3 p.m. On Danvers …
Monday, July 30, 2012
About 984 Danvers residences were affected by the outages.
A widespread power outage in Danvers affected roughly 984 residents for just under an hour this afternoon. According to Danvers Utility Director Coleen O'Brien-Pitts, the outage was caused by an inadvertent electrical contact made by a tree trimming contractor while trimming out the trees on the right of way off Hobart Street. “We pride ourselves on our system reliability achievements," O'Brien-Pitts said. "It is unfortunate that this outage occurred, which took 900 customers out for an interim while Danvers Electric engineers and lineworkers were able to switch to contingency supply feeders." Because the contact was made on one of the main 23000-volt circuits that goes through town, outages spread from Endicott to Conant Street. "We …