Tyler Twombly investigates everything you need to know about Comcast in Salem.
It's time for another edition of You Ask...Patch Answers. This week, our super-sleuth contributor Tyler Twombly was on the trail of some questions from reader Carolyn Costain. Carolyn wanted to know — What's the deal with Comcast? How does the City contract with the company? We think the issue is pretty timely, considering Comcast's major internet meltdown on Sunday. Tyler put on his Sherlock Holmes hat and did some digging. This is what he found: In the world today, the fastest ways to access the internet are through cable and, more recently, fiber optics. Of all the methods of delivering home internet access (such as dial-up, DSL and satellite) cable and fiber optics are the fastest. Currently, the only provider of fiber optic internet …
Police chased two men who tried to steal copper downspouts Friday night.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, October 4, 2010
So, are you wondering what the deal was with all those flashing lights and the guy running through Salem Common on Friday night? We've been hearing whispers around town about the whole situation since, so we figured You Ask…Patch Answers would be the perfect place to get to the bottom of things. Yes, we were downtown. No, we weren't there, but we heard about it too. We decided to put on our detective gear to dig into the Salem Police log to find all the information you need to know. It turns out the whole debacle didn't start on the Common, it actually started over on Winter Street and it was all over people stealing copper, which seems to be a trend in Salem these days. A resident called police to tell them two men were stealing copper …