Monday, March 18, 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 source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, March 18. 1. Sun: Monday is forecasted to be a sunny day – plain and simple. It should be cool, though, with a high temperature in the mid-30s. 2. Officers: If you want to be a Danvers Police officer, State Trooper or MBTA police officer, Monday is the deadline to apply for the next police officer civil service exam. The exam is coming up on April 20 and you can apply online. More details are available in a PDF attached to this story. 3. Photos: The new deadline for the Salem Sound Coastwatch photo contest is Monday. The deadline had been extended from March 1. Here in …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Porter River has almost completely frozen over after nearly a week of below freezing temperatures.
After six straight days with temperatures below freezing, the Porter River has frozen over. Here are some photo sent in by a user showing the ice that has developed over the past week. In one of the photos, a mooring barge can been seen, going back and forth clearing out ice.
Friday, January 18, 2013
A car crashed into mud along the banks of the Porter River on Thursday night.
A vehicle careened through a guardrail and about 50 feet through mud on the edge of the Porter River on Thursday night. Nobody was injured in the crash, which police said could have been caused because the driver had a “medical episode.” The sport utility vehicle stopped just a few feet from the edge of the water at the end of River Street. “Fortunately, the tide was out,” said Sgt. Robert Bettencourt, a Danvers police spokesman. The crash was reported at 8:34 p.m. and the vehicle was removed from the mud by about 10 p.m. Officers Jason Skane and Dana Martin and Sgt. David Joyce all responded, as did the Danvers Fire Department and Lyons ambulance.