Melrose Energy Commission members will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at the Milano Senior Center to answer your questions and to invite you to sign up for a no-cost mass save energy assessment.
Melrose Energy Commission
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Take a look at the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Thursday, Jan. 31.
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Thursday, Jan. 31: 1. Strong winds: Showers and temperatures reaching a high near 49 are expected during the day Thursday, according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Melrose. At night, it will be partly cloudy, with temperatures dipping to a low near 25. Winds are expected to be 23 to 33 miles per hour (mph) during the day, and 18 to 24 mph in the evening. 2. Energy Commission meeting: The Melrose Energy Commission meets at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at City Hall in the Mayor's Conference Room, according to the city website. 3. In case you missed it: Check out our feature on former Melrosian Adrienne Jeanne's photography business in Wakefield. 4. Open mic night at Ab Fab: Sign-up …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Solar power workshop; musical life in Melrose; sock drive for troops.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Can't you hear that boom, badoom, boom: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. North wind between 3 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Tonight, a slight chance of showers before 10 p.m. Areas of fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind between 5 and 7 mph. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Behind the sun: The Melrose Energy Commission (MEC), in partnership with the MassCEC (Mass. Clean Energy Center), is hosting a Solar 101 workshop tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Milano Senior Center. This …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
"Little Women" at MVMMS; aldermen's Appropriations Committee and the Melrose Energy Commission meet.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) When the sun gives way to April showers: Showers likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. West wind 6 to 15 mph becoming southeast. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Tonight, showers likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 44. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) When I imagine myself in that life, I can think of only one thing that will make me happy: Previews of the MVMMS Drama Club's entry in the Mass. Middle School Drama Fest, an original adapation of "Little Women," start tonight at the middle …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mini-workshop on getting best value in a home heating system; Fire weather watch in effect.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) Sunny, with a high near 43. North wind between 16 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) The Melrose Energy Commission (MEC) is hosting a free mini-workshop on Getting the Best Value in a Home Heating System at the library tonight at 7 p.m. At the workshop, Jack Welch will describe the various options available to homeowners and explain how to choose an energy-efficient system. Travis Estes of Next Step Living will provide information about financial incentives, including zero-interest loans that can cover the cost of the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Free workshop on saving energy in older homes; Hooray for Hollywood at the Milano Center; School Committee meets.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) On stoic gusts of Northern wind: Sunny, with a high near 43. Breezy, with a west wind between 13 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind between 5 and 8 mph becoming calm. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) In a cold house: The Melrose Energy Commission (MEC) is hosting a free mini-workshop at the Melrose Public Library today at 7 p.m. on increasing comfort and saving energy in older homes. 3) Hooray for Hollywood: The Milano Center invites seniors to dress to the nines for this red carpet event at 2 p.m. with Jean Dancewicz and Christine Corbett. Attendees will enjoy a musical program featuring …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Winter Fun Day today; MPL's Snack Pack and Energy Commission meet.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! 1) No matter how cold the winter, there's a springtime ahead: A chance of showers, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind between 13 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Tonight, rain likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Increasing clouds, with a low around 40. West wind at 9 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) Games, games, here's some games, games that want to get out: The city is holding an indoor Winter Fun Day today from 2-4 p.m. in the MVMMS gym for kids of all ages. There'll be a bounce house, games, activities, face painting, and …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Free ice damn prevention workshop; South African Wine Dinner at Turner's; superintendent search forum tonight.
Get Melrose Patch each morning in your inbox with our daily newsletter! Click "Newsletters" at the bottom of this page. Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31—62 years ago today, President Harry Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) Is it raining, is it snowing, is a hurricane a-blowin'? Snow showers likely, possibly mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Patchy fog between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tonight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind between 3 and 7 mph.(Forecast from National Weather …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Energy Commission and Appropriations Committee meet; Horace Mann open house tour tonight.
Check the traffic out there and local gas prices before heading out the door! Today is Thursday, Jan. 26—G'day mate! On this day 224 years ago, Captain Arthur Phillip guided a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia—and here are Melrose's five fast facts for the day: 1) And when the night is cloudy: Partly sunny today, with a high near 38. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Tonight, rain and snow likely before midnight, then rain and sleet between midnight and 1 a.m., then rain after 1 a.m. Low around 34. Southeast wind between 6 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. (Forecast from National Weather Service.) 2) You need electricity, eeeeelectricity: The …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The city is testing out six new LED streetlights in the downtown area that cost more up front, but use less energy and last longer.
Recently, Melrosians may have noticed some brilliant changes during their evening strolls through downtown Melrose. At the behest of the Melrose Energy Commission, the city is experimenting with some cutting edge technology inside of those Victorian-style streetlamps Melrose residents are all familiar with. Six LED lamps have been installed on three separate poles on Main Street outside of Pepperberry Florist and Whittemore Hardware. The changing of the lamps ushers in the possibility of a new era of lighting in downtown Melrose, one that would gradually make the current metal halide bulbs obsolete. But is this upgrade worth it? According to Martha Grover, all signs point to yes. Grover, the city’s energy efficiency manager, said that …