Are we beating snow storms or are they beating us?

Posted March 02, 2009, at 2:28 p.m.

Decades ago, Mainers didn’t let a snow storm stop them from getting to and from work. Is this true? Or did Mainers in the 1950s and 1960s know better than to try driving from Ellsworth to Bangor at 7 a.m. after a night of snow? Are people’s expectations of being able to travel during and after a blizzard too high? Should businesses open late and allow more employees to tele-commute? Or should we rely on our ABS and studded-snow tires and get to work on time?