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Pat Shingleton: "Snow Bound..."

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 17 2015 Feb 17, 2015 February 17, 2015 3:00 AM February 17, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Boston's weekend storm broke all the records. Before today, the biggest blizzard in southern New England banged Boston and its coastal areas on February 6, 1978. For the first time in its 106-year-history, the Boston Globe couldn't make deliveries. There was another New England snowstorm that made newspaper headlines. Acts of God-The Old Farmer's Almanac posted in its "Blizzard Hall of Fame." the Great Snow of 1717. This episode was a series of four storms that extended to March 7th with five feet of snow. Newspaper accounts reported that 95 percent of New England's deer population died. With snow fatigue and Seasonal Affected Disorder, a 1600 square foot roof strains to hold 14 tons of snow. Snow "plowers" are also roof "clearers."

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