Archive for November 22nd, 2012

November 22nd, 2012

Surviving Black Friday Week

by Christopher O'Brien

By Jen Strathman

The much anticipated Thanksgiving week has arrived. Get the aspirin ready if you’re travelling or planning to shop. Put the scale away and get the beer ready if you’re planning to be lazy and watch some football and eat. Don’t expect the hype over the shopping season to end next week. There’s a lot at stake this year for retailers, so  there will be sales throughout the season.

While we typically think of Black Friday as the shopping day after Thanksgiving, the unofficial holiday is getting redefined. Call the new shopping deals on Thursday whatever you want — Gray Thursday, Black Friday Creep, or Black Thursday.  No matter what you call all these deals, here’s a shopping survival guide:

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November 22nd, 2012

Paving Still Continues

by Christopher O'Brien

Road paving isn’t quite done in Wolcott quite yet this year. Many streets have been paved recently, including Town Line Rd. and Potoccus Ring Road. Getting up and into various driveways has proven to be a challenge for some residents who say the 3-4 inch lip of asphalt has wreaked havoc on some smaller vehicles. Mayor Dunn says that there is a reason for it though. “They’re going to come back for a second coat of pavement,” he tells the Whisper. At that point the pavers will flatten out the lips of driveways and other connections that need to be made.

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