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Dailies for October of 2012

October 31, 2012

There was a lot of disagreement between judges this year on the top stories, and a lot of general difficulty due to hurricane-caused power outages impacting judges and contest officials alike, but we've started to post the winning entries for our 15th Annual Ghost Story Contest. We'll continue to post them category by category throughout the night.

October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has left many homes in Massachusetts (including those of some of our Halloween Contest judges) without power. National Grid is still assessing the damage and does not yet have an estimate of when power may be restored for many locations.

Special Update:

National Grid has started to assess the power outage situation in Massachusetts and has an online map showing where and how big the outages are.

October 29, 2012

Sandy is on her way and the Governor urges everyone in Massachusetts to stay off the roads if at all possible.

October 26, 2012

The Guide to File Name Extensions was updated today.

October 25, 2012

The recent spam attacks against us continue. As always, all spam has been getting rejected by our human moderators, but it's still making us a little slower than normal approving real items. We apologize for the inconvenience.

October 24, 2012 was updated today.

October 23, 2012

The deadline for our annual Ghost Story Writing Contest was yesterday. Any entries received starting today will be held for next year.

October 22, 2012

Remember, today is the deadline for our annual Halloween Story Writing Contest. If you're planning on entering, you need to do so today.

October 19, 2012

This is the final weekend before the Halloween Ghost Story Writing Contest deadline on the 22nd, so if you're planning on writing, please plan accordingly. Also, when e-mailing stories for the contest, please include a subject like "Halloween Story" or "Ghost Story" or "Story Contest". Messages with no subjects are far more likely to end up filed as spam and not get noticed right away.

October 18, 2012

Recently we've been getting swamped with bogus spam events for the Guestbook, Saugus Events Calendar and Saugus Yard Sales Calendar. All of these have been getting rejected by our human moderators, but it's making us a little slower than normal approving the real ones. We apologize for the inconvenience.

October 17, 2012

The Saugus Area Organizations, Clubs, & Places of Worship page was updated today.

October 16, 2012

The Educational Information page was updated today.

October 15, 2012

We're all caught up with responding to every Ghost Story Writing Contest entry we've received. If you have sent us a story and haven't gotten a confirmation, please resend your entry as it's likely your story got spamfiltered or otherwise lost in the Internet tubes.

October 12, 2012

There are only two weekends left between now and the Halloween Short Story Writing Contest deadline, and the number of entries we've received so far is lower than typical (especially in the elementary school and high school levels). If you're debating whether or not to submit your story, this could be your year!

October 11, 2012

The Saugus High School Alumni Association site was updated today.

October 10, 2012

The Tips for New Computer Users & New Internet Surfers page was updated today.

October 9, 2012

The News Sources page was updated today.

October 8, 2012

The office will be closed today for the holiday. Regularly updated pages will continue to be updated.

October 5, 2012

Some folks were reporting problems displaying some of the past years' Halloween Short Stories. We did find and fix some issues, and so far as we know all stories should be displaying properly now.

October 4, 2012

The Computer & Internet Etiquette (Netiquette) Guide was updated today.

October 3, 2012

The Guide to Saugus Area Public Transportation was updated today.

October 2, 2012

The Computer Terms Dictionary was updated today.

October 1, 2012

October is here, and Halloween is nigh. If you're planning on entering this year's Halloween Story Writing Contest remember that the deadline is on October 22nd. Be sure to check out some of the past years' winners to get a feel for the sorts of stories that win.