The community made plans to say goodbye to The Commons at a farewell bash, “Bringin’ Down the House,” with food, live music, magicians and other children’s activities, free family movies, a comedy show and midnight fireworks.


Taxi drivers, tow truck operators and local bars teamed up to offer free rides home to New Year’s Eve drinkers.


A snowfall of several inches along with temperatures no higher than 17 degrees were predicted for the last day of the year.