Here's a list of what's open and closed in town:
Local businesses: The majority of stores, restaurants and services in Maplewood Village are open and have power, including Kings Market, the Maplewood Post Office.
Words Bookstore is open until 10 p.m. on Friday, and will have a free author event at 7:30 p.m.
Hopscotch is open 10 am -5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Core Mind and Body is open.
Restaurant Lorena's is open for dinner from 5 - 10 p.m., come as you are! Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Laurel is open, operating, and has charging stations in the restaurant.
Tandoori Chef, formerly Sona, is open as usual 7 days a week (6 1/2 Highland Place) 973-763-6770
Geralyn's Art Studio is open and holding art camp classes today, Nov 2 from 3:45-5:15 p.m; cartooning with Russell Christian 6pm - 7:15pm. Saturday, Nov 3 classes from 10-12:30 and 1:00-2:30 p.m. Also open for anyone who needs to charge their devices or keep warm. Regular classes will commence on Monday November 5.
The Tenth Muse Gallery is open Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thur -Sat 10am-8pm; and SUNDAYS 12pm-4pm. Email is working, phone is sporadic. Store: 973-313-2722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Barbers is open.
Village Ice Cream Parlour is open.
State Farm Insurance at 499 Valley St Maplewood is open. They do not have phones yet, but people can charge phones or use internet during office hours M-F 9-5.
Throughout the past few days, the Village has served as a respite for people looking to get out and get warm, have some hot food and commiserate with friends and neighbors. There was a brief power outage on Thursday afternoon, but power went back on soon.
"The Village being open has been a lifeline to people not only in our community but for people in surrounding communities," said Rene Conlon, president of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. "These businesses are not just providing services and food, but more importantly comfort and security. It's no surprise how our business community has reacted. That is the beauty of Maplewood."
Over on Springfield Avenue, the situation is far bleaker. Power is out all along the avenue in Maplewood, and some businesses have been making the best of a severely challenging situation.
Fringe Salon has continued to provide haircuts and color -- but no blowdrying -- during daylight hours. Parkwood Diner has been doing a brisk business with no lights but plenty of food, cash only.
Tara's Deli on Valley Street is open.
The Maplewood Halloween Parade and Costume Contest has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 5.
The main branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library will be open today and Friday; weekend hours to be determined. Morrow Memorial Church is open and has power; people are welcome to come to recharge devices, use the kitchen or have children play.
Maplewood Town Hall is open until 4:30 p.m. for people who want to come and charge their cellphones.