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April 26, - May 2, 2009

Volunteers for Earth Day

May 2, 2009- Southborough held it's annual Earth Day cleanup today.  Many participants came out to help with cleaning up the town's byways.  There were free seedlings, water conservation devices, pizza, soda and ice cream for all the volunteers.

Mountain Men Spring  Camporee

May 2, 2003- Boy Scouts from Liberty, Tri River and Knox councils gather this weekend at Beals' Farm on Chestnut Hill Road.  Scouts were able to participate in fifteen different events that included river rescue, trails, first aid, two man saw, axe throwing, communications and much more.

Major Disruption to traffic Downtown

May 2, 2009 - Traffic was re-routed around the center of Town Friday, due to the railroad tracks being replaced.  The reverse 911 system was used to notify residents of the situation.

Springtime colors

May 2, 2009 - Hanging plants, pansies, cut flowers, spring planting tools, seeds, gifts, gourmet foods can all be found at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Don't forget Mother's day, Graduations, Proms or just give a smile with a gift of flowers.

click here to orderclick here for website

Please Take Notice:

On Friday, May 1, 2009, the railroad tracks on Main Street will be under emergency repair. Only one

lane of traffic will be passable. During a portion of this repair on the railroad tracks, this section of Main

Street will be closed in both directions for a three‐hour period.


Latisquama Road to White Bagley Road or Newton Street to Marlboro Road   




Southborough Town House News


Town House hours:

Mon.,Wed.,Thurs.: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 Noon


Southborough Town Elections

Monday May 11, 2009

Voting Locations:

Go to www.wheredoivotema.com to check your voting location.

There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

Precinct 1 - A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

Precinct 2 - P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd

Precinct 3 - Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd


Sprucing up the Center

April 29, 2009 - Blossoms abound in town.


Algonquin Regional High School

5/8 Les Miserables - A Performance
      In Memory of Mr. Wrenn, 8 pm

5/14 Spring Chorus Concert, 7:30 pm


Roadway Safety Tips for Teens

Massachusetts Crash Fatality Facts

  • 430 people died in Massachusetts crashes in 2006

  • 53% were not wearing seatbelts

  • 40% (174) were alcohol related

  • 34% (148) were speed related

  • 21% (91) occurred at intersections

  • 14% (61) were pedestrians

  • 12% (50) were motorcycle riders

  • 1% (6) were bicycle riders

Ten Safety Tips to Consider For:

Teen Safety Awareness

For Motor Vehicles:

  1. Buckle up! In 2006, 44 teens were killed in passenger vehicles involved in motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts. Almost two thirds of those killed were not buckled up.

  2. Limit the number of passengers in your car. Driving requires 100% of your attention. The law restricts whom you may drive with in the first 6 months of having a license because passengers often act as a distraction.

  3. Crashes can happen in a split second. A split second is the time it takes to change the radio station, turn to speak to a friend, text a message, etc.

  4. Avoid cell phone use while driving. Make phone calls before starting the car or after arriving at your destination. Try to limit your phone use to emergency purposes only.

  5. Take turns at low speeds. Turning onto side streets or into driveways at an appropriate and safe speed prevents rollovers, travel into opposing traffic lanes and injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians.

  6. Practice driving in bad weather with your parents/guardians before attempting to do it alone.

  7. Speeding is against the law and may lead to crashes, tickets, injuries, and even death. Your first speeding ticket will cost the amount of the ticket plus a $500 reinstatement fee, plus a 90 day loss of license that requires you to take a driver attitudinal training course.

  8. Alcohol and drugs greatly affect judgment and decrease reaction time. Massachusetts is a zero tolerance state, and a single conviction can affect you for the rest of your life.

  9. Always let someone know where you are going.

  10. Make sure you are aware of new laws. For example, it is against the law for those under 18 to drive between 12:30 AM and 5:00 AM unless accompanied by a legal guardian or a parent.


4/30/09 ARHS

 Boys Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 5:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:30PM
4/30/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Mystic Valley Regional Charter   4:00PM

2009 Summer Champions Wrestling Camp

For 5th – 8th Graders

June 29 through July 2

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Algonquin Regional High School

Run by Peter Connery, Algonquin Wrestling Head Coach

Program Features (no experience necessary):

Through high energy, fun-filled sessions your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques as well as develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence.

Sessions will be run by the Algonquin High School Coaching Staff and Varsity Standouts.

Bring lunch, workout shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers. Wrestling shoes suggested but not required. Campers may arrive up to ½ hour before camp and be picked-up no later than ½ hour after camp.


Camp Application

Name____________________________________________ M___ F___ Grade__________

Address __________________________________________ Town_____________________

Phone____________________________________________ Age_______

Email (please print clearly) ______________________________________

T-shirt for each participant! Adult Size: Sm Med Lg XL

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Wrestling Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Wrestling Camp.

____________________________________ ___________________________________

(Parent or Guardian Signature) (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

TUITION: $125 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Wrestling Boosters)

MAIL by June 19th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.

67 Pine Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at wrinkat6@aol.com or 508-879-0001

Please note any medical conditions which may affect your child’s participation:______________


Hot Day in Metrowest

April 28, 2009 - Temperatures broke the 90 degree mark and set records all over New England today.  But, there is a cold front arriving.

Wind Warning and Temperature Drop Tonight

April 28, 2009 - Expect windy conditions and a fifteen degree drop or more tonight as a cold front moves into the area.




Southborough Youth and Family Services

42 Central Street, Fayville Village Hall

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Arts and Crafts, Games, Movies...

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am – 4:30pm (Field Trip Days)

Mini-Golf, Swimming, Amusement Parks...

 Three sessions-choose one or all three!

Session 1: July 13th-July24th

Session 2: July 27th– August 7th

Session 3: August 10th-August 21st

All sessions cost $300. Scholarships are available.

Southborough Fire and EMS and the Southborough Board of Health wants Southborough residents to be aware of the Swine Flu

Public Information: Swine Flu

From Southborough Board of Health and Emergency Management

Background: Swine Flu (H1N1) is similar to the common human flu, however at this time there is no vaccination or direct medication treatment. As of April 28, 2009, only minor cases have been reported in the United States (Note: frequently check news reports for updates)

Forward: There is no need for public panic. Southborough and State/Federal Agencies have plans in place if needed. The BEST the public can do is become informed, practice prevention & follow instructions.

Prevention: Wash hands frequently, cover mouth when coughing, disinfect commonly touched surfaces.


Southborough Town website at www.southboroughtown.com

Fire Dept website (Emergency Management link) at www.southboroughfire.org

Massachusetts Dept of Public Health at www.mass.gov/dph

Center for Diseases Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov

Mass211 (information telephone network) by dialing 211

Primary care doctor

Signs & Symptoms:

Flu like symptoms WITH a fever of 101+ F

Procedure if you have signs & symptoms:

Stay home (from school, work, etc) and away from people

Cover your mouth with cloth when coughing (or wear a barrier mask)

Call your Primary Care Doctor (if none call local clinic or doctors office)

DO NOT go to Emergency Room (ER) without consulting a doctor

If advise to go to ER by a doctor – you MUST inform the ER of your condition before entering – to prevent transmission to others

If you test positive for Swine Flu:

Please notify the Southborough Board of Health

Follow Doctors orders

Remain home for 7 days after on-set or 24 hours after fever subsides – which ever is longer.

Click here for More Swine Flu Information and website

Southborough Earth Day Cleanup

Saturday May 2, Meet at the DPW at 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM and meet up for pizza, soda and ice-cream at the Gazebo.


4/29/09 ARHS

Girls JV Softball @ Fitchburg H.S.   3:30PM


Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Hopkinton High School   3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Hopkinton High School   5:15PM
4/29/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Marlboro High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Hudson Catholic HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Hudson Catholic HS Softball Field 3:30PM
Baseball Opening Day Coming Soon

April 29, 2009 - Baseball Opening Day is Sunday May 3,

Springtime in Southborough

April 27, 2009 - Mail trucks sit idle Sunday at the Southborough Post office.

Caught on Camera

April 27, 2009 - A Coyote runs through the woodlands on a wildlife cam while during the day a neighbors dog gets caught on camera.

Chinese Culture Connection holds Fundraiser

The CCC’s 4th Annual Gala opened with the rich and deep tones of a brass gong at Jin Asian Cuisine last Friday night. Over 200 people from the greater Boston area were gathered to support the CCC’s annual fundraising event.

The evening was highlighted by the keynote speaker, Dr. Alice Hsin, who spoke about

“How to transform the current financial crisis into opportunity with the Federal stimulus package.” Also, the event honored two individuals, Rick Wong, director of the Chinese Martial Arts Center of Melrose and Liwen Wang, board member of GBCCA of Newton, who had contributed to the community with Chinese arts, as well as live and silent auctions to raise funds to support the organization. In addition, ten courses of a healthy Chinese banquet were served, as well as live performances by Jimmy Zhao’s Chinese Music School and both honorees, which delighted the audience with music, songs and Chinese martial arts.

The banquet hall was also filled with over 70 items of rare and popular auction items. Some of examples were: a one week Tuscan vacation, an airplane ride, a prime example of Chinese fine arts, Red Sox tickets as well as many rare Chinese antiques, jewelry, and fine dining gift certificates.

The Keynote speaker, Alice Hsin, was a born entrepreneur. As a founder and CEO of Linx Communications and the Hsin Investments, LLC, Alice grew up in very humble household in Taiwan. However, being poor didn’t stop Alice from being a top student nor from pursuing higher education. With $50 to her name, she and her husband came to Texas to earn a PhD. Through many struggles and obstacles, now she has a multi-billion-business empire that includes37 subsidiaries, and employs over 20,000 people worldwide. Armed with a great sense of humor and optimism, she said that the current world financial turmoil is the best opportunity to expand the business and make a profit. Having worked with the government, she said that the government is the best partner for any business, since the government would never issue bad checks. The government has set aside 23% of its budget for small enterprises and 5% for women-owned businesses. Therefore, instead of crying out for being a victim of the bad economy, one should take up the opportunity and transform this current crisis condition into a lifetime possibility with the Federal government stimulus package.

CCC’s free monthly Chinese film appreciation is coming this Friday night at 7:30 PM, features “I Not Stupid”. Other up coming events also include Feng Shui Workshop on Saturday, May 9th as well as Chinese and English language classes for both children and adults. CCC is supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State agency that supports the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, the City of Malden and friends like you. To learn about our programs or to get involved, please contact Mei Hung at 781-321-6316 or www.chinesecultureconnection.org

The Southboro Food Pantry will be closed from May 10th until May 29th.
Clients will be advised to stock up for the duration. They can also stock up with food for their pets thanks to Det. Meredith Lobur.  If someone has an emergency they can call the Pilgrim Church @ 508-485-4847 and leave a message in the Pantry's mailbox. We will deliver food if necessary.

Like Old Times

April 27, 2009 - Bea Ginga greets Southborough native Skip Hubley over coffee Sunday at Mauro's Cafe.


Swine Flu

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

What is swine influenza?

Swine influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by a type of influenza virus. Outbreaks of swine flu happen regularly in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Most commonly, human cases of swine flu happen in people who are around pigs but it’s possible for swine flu viruses to spread from one person to another. In the United States there were 12 cases of swine flu in people from 2006 through 2008. In March and April 2009 there have been many more cases of swine flu than usual in both Mexico and the U.S. and the infections have spread from one person to another.

What are the symptoms of swine flu in people?

Swine flu causes symptoms very similar to seasonal (or human) flu. The most common symptoms of swine flu, like seasonal flu, are fever, cough, and sore throat and can include body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also have diarrhea and vomiting. There have been some people with swine flu who have been sicker and have even died.

Is swine flu treatable in people?

People sick with any type of flu should make sure to drink enough fluids, get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, wash hands frequently and stay home to avoid spreading the flu to other people. The kinds of drugs used to treat seasonal flu, called antivirals, can also be used to treat swine flu. There have been a few influenza viruses, including the most recent swine flu, that are resistant to some, but not all, of these drugs. Healthcare providers may recommend that people who are sick or appear to be sick with swine flu receive an antiviral medication.

How would I know if I have swine flu?

If you have symptoms of influenza as described above, and especially if you have recently traveled to an area where there have been human cases of swine flu, contact your healthcare provider who will decide what type of testing and treatment is right for you. To diagnose any kind of flu virus, a swab of the inside of your nose needs to be collected by a doctor. Identification of a swine flu virus requires special laboratory testing.

If you think you might have swine flu and you need to see your health care provider, you should call ahead and let them know you might have the flu. That way, precautions can be taken to avoid the spread of flu to others.

What if I recently traveled to a region where swine flu in humans has been found?

If you have recently traveled to an area affected by swine flu, be watchful for any flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, stay home to avoid exposing others and contact your healthcare provider; your healthcare provider will decide what type of testing and treatment is right for you. To diagnose any kind of flu virus, a swab of the inside of your nose needs to be collected by a doctor. Identification of a swine flu virus requires special laboratory testing.

How can I protect myself and others from swine flu?

You can protect yourself and others from swine flu the same way that you can protect yourself from seasonal flu. Avoid holding, hugging, kissing, or shaking hands with anyone who has a cold or the flu. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes. Clean things that are touched often like door handles, telephones, etc. If you get sick with a flu-like illness say home from work and school and avoid contact with others so the virus does not spread.

All people with swine flu who are not hospitalized, and their household and other close contacts, will need to stay at home to prevent spread of illness to other people.

If I have swine flu, can I stay at home?

People with mild or moderate illness can and should be cared for at home to prevent spread. Things people who have swine flu who are cared for at home should do include:

check with their health care provider about any special care they might need if they are pregnant or have a health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, or emphysema

check with their health care provider about whether they should take antiviral medications

stay home for at least 7 days after onset of illness; or until free of symptoms (including fever) for 24 hours, which ever is longer

get plenty of rest

drink clear fluids (such as water, broth, sports drinks, electrolyte beverages for infants) to keep from being dehydrated

cover coughs and sneezes. Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub often and especially after using tissues and after coughing or sneezing into hands.

Never cough in the direction of someone else.

avoid close contact with others – do not go to work or school while ill

be watchful for emergency warning signs (see below) that might indicate you need to seek medical attention

Get medical care right away if the sick person at home:

has difficulty breathing or chest pain

has purple or blue discoloration of the lips

is vomiting and unable to keep liquids down

has signs of dehydration such as dizziness when standing, absence of urination, or in infants, a lack of tears when they cry

has seizures (for example, uncontrolled convulsions) is less responsive than normal or becomes confused

Is there a vaccine for swine flu?

No. Right now there is no vaccine for swine flu. According to CDC, it is unlikely that the vaccine for seasonal flu will prevent swine flu.

Is it safe to cook and eat pork and pork products?

Yes. It is safe to eat properly handled and cooked pork and pork products. Swine flu viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine flu from eating pork or pork products.

Why is swine flu important?

Approximately every 20-40 years, a new strain of the flu virus appears which is very different from the ordinary seasonal flu virus. When this happens most people do not have immunity to this new strain of flu virus and it can spread to many people, across the world, over a short period of time. This is called an influenza pandemic. Some people think that swine flu viruses might play a role in the start of the next pandemic.

For more information about seasonal flu, pandemic flu, avian flu and swine flu, please visit the websites listed below or contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization at 617-983-6800.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health website on influenza


Center for Disease Control (CDC) websites on swine flu



4/28/09 ARHS

Girls JV Softball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ St. Peter Marian H.s   4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ St. Peter Marian H.s   5:30PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Milford High School Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Milford High School Algonquin 7:00PM
4/28/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Baseball VS Hudson Catholic HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Hudson Catholic HS Softball Field 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Marlboro High School Click for directions   3:30PM
Support the Team

April 26, 2009 - Bea and Betty are looking for you! Help donate to their team.  They are raising money for the Relay for Life walk at the Algonquin Regional High School on May 29.

Click here for their support letter

Click here for their website

Spring has Arrived

April 26, 2009 - and with a vengeance as temperatures reached near 90 degrees the last two days.  Flowering shrubs and trees leafing out are abundant.

Out for the Run

April 26, 2009 - Everyone seemed to be out enjoying the weather today.


4/27 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Medfield High School Wheelock 3:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Medfield High School Wheelock 5:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Millis High School   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Millis High School Algonquin 7:30PM
Girls Varsity Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Gr. New Bedford Rvths   6:30PM
Northborough-Southborough Girls LAX action against Westborough today


4/20 ARHS

Boys Varsity Baseball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Doherty Memorial High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 Girls JV Softball VS Doherty Memorial High School Algonquin 11:00AM

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