by Doug Hanson
It was originally put in place to warn residents that the City would be plowing the streets after a snow fall. This would allow residents an extra chance to get their cars off the street. But the system has already been used twice this spring to inform residents of various events that will be happening. With this new software the City will be able to send a text or email to residents when the City is going to plow streets, have police alerts, a fire department alert or a number of other reasons. Residents can receive messages on their smartphone, computer, tablets or social media.
For the complete story, check out the May 11 issue of the Winthrop News.