Storm leaves town in dark, but community perseveres

The silver maple that dominates the townGreen suffered significant damage during Saturday’s rare autumn snowstorm. Trees and shrubs throughout the area were hurt by the snow. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

FALLS VILLAGE — The snowstorm that hit the area on Saturday, Oct. 29, left the town without power. Heavy, wet snow took down numerous limbs from trees, and people with generators became very popular.

The Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department quickly set up a warming center on the second floor of the firehouse. Monday morning, Hazel McGuire and First Selectman Pat Mechare were among the eight people at the warming center, taking a break before heading back out.

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