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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Today we delve into the town's population and its increase over the past 30 years.
Chuck Casto recently reached out to Sudbury Patch via its Facebook page to give us this week's question: How many people currently live in Sudbury and how much has the population increased over the past 30 years? According to the Town of Sudbury website, 18,103 people live in town, which was settled in 1638 and incorporated in 1639. In regards to the population increase, the town says the current population of Sudbury is 10 times larger than it was in 1940 when the federal census found 1,754 residents. Sudbury's population roughly tripled in the 1950s and then roughly doubled in the 1960s. The explosive growth in population has turned most farmlands into sites for private homes. In 1980, the town's population was estimated at 14,027, …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
You ask, Patch answers. When can we expect longer days?
Winter can be tough on the emotions. The cold weather can be difficult to deal with, snow can be a pain (though also fun) but what really seems to get people down is the short days. There is something about the sun going down before most people get out of work that is depressing. So when can we expect longer days? The days will begin to get longer after the Winter Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. According to timeanddate.com, the December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees is normally on Dec. 21, but the actual shortest day can be between Dec. 20 and 23 depending on the year. According to sunrisesunset.com, the shortest day of the year in this area will be on Dec. 22. On …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
These dark mornings have you wondering: When does Daylight Saving Time end?
Those 7:30 a.m. commutes will get darker before they get lighter. Officially, Daylight Saving Time doesn’t end for a couple more weeks — officially at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. Remember, you’ll “fall back” and set your clocks back one hour. Many electronic devices automatically adjust when Daylight Saving Time begins or ends. When you change your clocks in the fall and spring, it’s also a good time to change smoke detector batteries and check to make sure device are in working order. Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time. It begins again on March 10, 2013.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Got a question? Ask Patch.
While we don't know exactly why the sky is blue or how to time travel, there is a lot us Patch editors do know. And we have a knack for being able to dig up information when we don't know something. Which is why we're asking you, dear reader, to unleash your burning questions upon us. If it's Sudbury-related and you're wondering what's up, ask us. In a new feature, You Ask, Patch Answers, we'll respond to your questions. Did you see something curious happening in town and want to know what it was about? Are you wondering about a new construction project that's cropped up? What about a story for which you'd like more explanation? We'll field questions on anything from when a new business in town is opening to where to find good play groups …