Wednesday, August 2, 2006
With temperatures today above 100 degrees, Broadmeadow Elementary opened its doors as a cooling center for residents. The air-conditioned hangout is equipped with 50 gallons of water, television, and computers.
Fire Chief Paul Buckley said this is the first time he recalls that Needham opened a cooling center. Buckley said residents without air conditioning, particularly seniors and children, also are encouraged to go to the library on hot days.
-- Lauren K. Meade