Gloucester MA Snow Emergency

Due to the timing of the impending winter storm, Mayor Greg Verga has issued a snow emergency for Friday, January 7, 2022 from 7:00am-7:00pm. The Mayor encourages residents to stay off the streets and allow the snow removal crews to safely to do their work.

Gloucester Public Schools
Gloucester Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 7. All before and after school activities are canceled. School administrative offices will also be closed.

Parking Ban 7:00am – 7:00pm
A parking ban has been declared for Friday January 7th, beginning at 7 AM and will remain in effect until 7 PM due to a winter storm expected to begin early tomorrow morning.
Parking is available at all municipal and school parking lots but it is at your own risk.
Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.

City of Gloucester Offices
City offices, including Sawyer Free Library, will be closed on Friday, January 7, 2022.
If you have questions or to report snow-related issues, please use SeeClickFix to report a public service issue. You may also call the Department of Public Works at (978) 325-5600.

All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at, or near your homes, and please check on the elderly and disabled.
Be safe.

Pretty quiet until there’s food — pat morss

It was cold on Tuesday, so we took along a small amount of bread for the Mallards on our walk by Niles Pond. I have just read this is not nourishing for them, so it may be cabbage, kale, cracked corn next time.

There were only several ducks, and they were entertaining slipping on the ice
Shortly, the Navy’s Blue Angels flew in, in formation, quacking pond-wide
This attracted dozens from the shoreline bushes on either side
One gull snuck a bite off to the side
Soon we had the whole Niles Pond duck population; maybe 10% got a bite
They dispersed just when the geese thought this might be worth investigating
Our juvenile Black-crowned Heron looked on with amusement
But not amusing enough
A parent (?) stayed alert close by
Just another winter sunset

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@FishermenGHS: All GHS & O’Maley athletic activities on Friday January 7th are canceled due to the inclement weather. This includes all games and practices.

All GHS & O’Maley athletic activities on Friday January 7th are canceled due to the inclement weather. This includes all games and practices.

We will keep all posted on rescheduled dates of any games.

Gloucester Schools closed tomorrow 1/7/2022

Message from GPS:

Dear Gloucester Public Schools Families and Staff,

Due to the weather forecast, all Gloucester public schools will be closed tomorrow. All before and after school activities are cancelled for tomorrow. 

School administrative offices will also be closed tomorrow due to the storm. 

Please be safe and enjoy the snow day. 

Thank you, 

Ben Lummis

photo: c ryan. GHS, June 2021

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Would Anyone Like To Advertise in a Hockey Program

The Essex Tech Hockey teams including my son, Thatcher, are looking for local businesses (players come from 15 different cities and towns in our surrounding area) to advertise in their hockey program book. They are also collecting items to be raffled off at an upcoming fundraising event. This is a nice opportunity to advertise with a pretty decent reach and support some hardworking players! Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School Hockey (ENSATSH) is a non-profit high school ice hockey program for high school students.  The team has approximately 55 players on our Varsity and Junior Varsity teams from approximately 15 different communities.

Our mission at ENSATSH is to provide support for a positive hockey experience for all Essex Tech hockey players.  We strive to enforce fair play and sportsmanship from each player as well as to foster an appreciation of ice hockey and skating that will last a lifetime. Our coaches, parents, and players are extremely dedicated to the program. As a non-profit 501 (C) 3 corporation, fundraising is critical to the success of our program.  We are collecting Ads for our Program Book and hosting a comedy night in February 2022 for which we are looking for donations of food or raffle items.

Please reach out to me via a comment or at if you would like to learn more. My #18 would really appreciate the support!

Temporary Essex Bridge Under Construction on 133

Construction has begun on the temporary bridge over the causeway in Essex on 133 to facilitate the replacement of the current bridge. This temporary bridge is expected to be completed by the spring for use throughout the new bridge project construction. The new bridge construction is expected to begin this summer and continue until Fall 2023. None of this is expected to cause disruption in traffic through Essex on 133.

Reminder: Author Ted Reinstein at the Sawyer Free Library this Saturday, 1/8 from 2-4pm

Cape Ann Community

The Sawyer Free Library will host award-winning author and journalist Ted Reinstein this Saturday, January 8, from 2:00-4:00 pm. He will speak about his latest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier, on the Main Floor of the Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester, MA.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Copies of the book Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier will be available. Face masks are mandatory for those attending. 

Saturday, January 8, 2-4pm at the Sawyer Free Library

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays…

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