1.) At 2 a.m. this morning, about 1 percent of NSTAR customers in Arlington – or 263 out of 21,131 – were still without power, according to the company’s outage map. On Tuesday evening, NSTAR estimated that all of the town would be back up and running by Thursday night. Arlington’s outage numbers peaked Monday evening at about 15 percent, which was typical of Boston’s inner suburbs.
2.) The Arlington High girls’ soccer team earned the No. 9 seed in the Division 2 North bracket with an impressive 11-4-3 regular-season record. After a preliminary-round bye, the Spy Ponders will travel to neighboring No. 8 Belmont (10-3-3) for a first-round matchup at 4 p.m. Sunday.
3.) The Arlington Catholic girls’ soccer team (8-7-3) also made the Division 2 North bracket, as the No. 17 seed. The Cougars will go on the road Friday to face No. 16 Swampscott (8-6-4) at 2 p.m., with the winner moving onto play undefeated Amesbury (15-0-2), the top seed in the bracket.
4.) What to do with downed trees/limbs/branches: From the town: If you have not done so already, please contact Public Works dispatch to report a downed street tree or large limb at 781-316-3301.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 5, Public Works will be systematically collecting downed limbs from town trees. Any debris that fell along streets and sidewalks will be picked up. All Streets will be visited. To assist in this cleanup, Public Works is asking residents, if they are able, to stack town tree branches along the sidewalk in a way that allows access to sidewalks and roadways.
For tree or large limb removal from private property, contact a professional tree service. Residents who need to dispose of smaller branches are reminded to take advantage of the town’s weekly curbside yard waste collection. Barrels can be used for yard waste disposal if labeled “yard waste.” Free yard waste stickers are available at the DPW Offices at 51 Grove St.
For details on how to prepare yard waste, please visit arlingtonma.gov/recycle.
5.) Today should be mostly cloudy with a high near 57, according to the National Weather Service. As of now, the weekend is looking clear as well.