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May 31, - June 6, 2009

Camping Southborough Style

June 6, 2009 - Southborough Recreation official Doreen Ferguson sits with families that are trying out camping with their children for the first time.   The Southborough Recreation department used borrowed tents and equipment and tried a new program to introduce residents to camping in the great outdoors. It also fell on free fishing weekend to try that sport.  The camp was set up on open space land provided by the Beals' family and access off Red Gate Lane.  There is no camping at this or any other Southborough public property other than Recreation or scouting sponsored programs.

Free Fishing Weekend

June 6, 2009 - Didn't have to worry about any license today. Adults need a fishing license on most days that they fish.  Children under fourteen can fish without a license.  For more information on fishing click here.

A Southborough Wedding

Not USA but England though

Tractor wedding for Southborough couple

Saturday, June 06, 2009, 10:00

A BRIDE and groom from Southborough abandoned more traditional forms of transport on their wedding day when they set off to their reception on a tractor.

Sally, 38, and Dominic Saunders, 32, of London Road, were married at St Peter's Old Church in Pembury before they climbed aboard the John Deere tractor.

The newlyweds caused quite a stir when they passed through Tonbridge High Street on their way to the reception at The Plough Inn, at Leigh near Hildenborough. Mr Saunders said: "It brought smiles to people's faces, a lot of people waved and cheered, which was absolutley smashing."

The self-employed agricultural engineer said he chose to take such an unusual method of transportation on his wedding day because it was "different".

He added: "I thought it would be different to going on a horse and carriage or a vintage car. The wife did want a horse and carriage but I said I have a different way of getting to church. She was well up for it. I want to say a big thank you to my friend Peter Day who lent me the tractor."

Reprinted from the Kent and Sussex Courier

Elinor (Fay) Garfield

 

 

Southborough Elinor Garfield, died June 3, 2009 at Metro West medical Center in Framingham. Mrs. Garfield was a 1932 graduate of the Winsor School in Boston and moved to Southborough in 1947 with her husband and 4 oldest children. She was the care giver to all of her relatives. She summered in Nahant and was a former trustee for the Southborough Library. Elinor was an avid reader, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She leaves her children Michael Garfield & his wife Mary of Wayland; Richard Garfield & his wife Lee of Portland, OR; Hester Schepens & her husband Luc of Southborough; James A. Garfield of San Francisco; Elizabeth Garfield of Seattle; Anne Murphy & her husband Joseph of Orcas Island, WA; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be on Monday June 8, at 11 AM at St Marks Episcopal Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. There are no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to the Nahant Historical Society, 41 Valley Road, Nahant, MA 01908 or the Southborough Library, 23 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772 Arrangements are by Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. Morrisfuneralparlor.com
 

Sports & Recreation

6/7/09 ARHS

No Events Scheduled

6/7/09  AVRTHS

No Events scheduled

D Day Remembrance

June 5, 2009 - Southborough Veterans hold up the VFW and American Legion Flags at last weeks Memorial Day ceremony. Below is a photo of Sgt George A. Hubley (on right)  during WWII at the monument for the First Engineer Special Brigade.  George was a decorated veteran from WWII spending nearly three and half years in the role of medic, ambulance driver and scout with the 261st Medical Battalion which was assigned to the First Engineer Special Brigade, 531st Engineer Shore Regiment.  George saw action from Azrew/Oran and Tunisia, North Africa; Sicily and Italy with Darby's Rangers before returning to England with his unit for Operation Overlord "D" Day training.  Sgt. Hubley landed at Utah beach and drove one of the first American ambulances onto French soil.  He then continued on with his battalion right into Germany.  Everyone should thank a Veteran, especially our "Greatest Generation" Veterans that we continue to loose to aging at the rate of 1,100 per day.  Tomorrow, June 6, 2009 marks the 65th anniversary of D Day.

Flag Day Ceremony

Members of the VFW and Legion will be conducting the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Rural Cemetery at 1800 - June 14th at the Rural Cemetery.
 They have currently collected an estimated over 1000 flags from Rural Cemetery, the collection box at the Transfer Station and flags that people have given to the Veterans over the past year.
 
These flags will be respectively and ceremoniously retired through burning.
 
Southborough citizens can discard their flags at the Collection Box at the Transfer station or contact Steve Wynot, Commander and Veteran's Grave Officer.
 

 

WESTON, MA – Southborough resident Kyle D. Hoffstein was one of 81 seniors to graduate from The Rivers School on Friday, June 5. He is the son of Gordon and Jody Hoffstein.
 
Kyle had a fruitful career during his time at Rivers. As an athlete, he played varsity lacrosse and was captain of the school’s junior varsity soccer team. In his spare time, he also enjoyed skiing and spending time with friends. He will attend Syracuse University in the fall.
 

Free Ice Cream Day - Saturday, June 6th 12-5pm - Free cone or cup with 4oz of ice cream
June 6 – 7 (Saturday – Sunday) – STATEWIDE – Free Fishing Weekend, sponsored by the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Take a friend or family member fishing! No fishing license needed during these two days! Fishing license fees support fisheries research, angler education, fish stocking programs and many other services provided by MassWildlife. If you don't know how to fish, consider attending the fishing festivals or other fishing-related activities (see above entry, or click here for more info). All Angler Education programs and festivals are free and don't require a fishing license for fishing. Contact Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator for more details at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us
Jamie Eldridge - State Senator - Middlesex and Worcester District

June 2009 eNewsletter

Dear Friend,

Jamie talks about the income tax on NECN
The month of May (and the first few days of June...) was a busy one in the State Senate. In the course of a few weeks, we:
 
Jamie talks about the income tax on NECN   
 
 
 
 
I was proud to have made substantive contributions in all three areas, which you can read more about below.
 
In particular, I helped lead the effort in the Senate to pass an increase in the income tax, which would have been a more progressive, more adequate alternative to the sales tax for closing our budget deficit. I invite you to read the op-ed I coauthored with Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz in the Boston Globe.
 
Although I was disappointed that we were unable to win majority support for our amendment in the Senate, I am glad that we were able to put a progressive solution on the table -- and I promise you I will continue working for progressive policy ideas like these to improve the quality of life for all people in the Commonwealth.
 
 
As always, I invite you to contact my office anytime with your thoughts, questions, and concerns. 
 
Sincerely,
Jamie Eldridge
Jamie Eldridge

Ethics Reform Passes Senate

The Senate passed significant ethics and campaign finance reform legislation in May, with the goal of strengthening our ethics system and restoring public confidence in our state government. 
 
As part of the debate on the bill, I delivered my maiden speech -- my first speech on the floor of the Senate -- on the importance of adopting these ethics and campaign finance reforms. You can read the text of my speech here. 
 
 
The ethics reform bill  -- made all the more necessary given the recent charges against former Speaker DiMasi -- will:
  • Strengthen the integrity of the political process by closing loopholes to capture all lobbyists

     
  • Prohibit lobbyist campaign contributions, a measure I fought hard to have included

     
  • Enhance campaign finance restrictions and reporting requirements

     
  • Increase penalties for those who break ethics laws.
I also proposed several amendments designed to make the legislation even tougher, including a ban on all gifts to legislators given because of their official positions.
 
Although this amendment was not adopted, other amendments I proposed -- to ensure confidentiality for whistleblowers, restore the right of the Ethics Commission to continue a civil investigation even if the Attorney General is investigating the matter, and ensure an appropriate statute of limitations for ethics complaints -- were included in the final bill.
 
 

Budget Update: Reform, Cuts, Revenue

Over the past few months, the Massachusetts Legislature has been working to create our state's budget. This annual routine, never an easy process, has become even more complicated this year, thanks to rapidly changing revenue predictions -- including a $3 billion drop in revenues from last year -- and the economic crisis we face.
 
As a result, we are looking at one of the toughest, leanest budgets we've seen in a long time -- and the effect of these dramatic budget cuts will, unfortunately, impact every member of the Commonwealth.
 
Balancing the budget this year has required a mixed approach of budget cuts, new revenue, and major reforms.
 
Reforms: The Senate passed reforms to our transportation and pension systems, which I was proud to support and will produce significant savings. These bills are now in Conference Committee, and it is my hope that they will be completed before the finalized budget is sent to the Governor.
 
Cuts: We have made dramatic cuts in every area of our budget -- including education, health care, local aid, home care for seniors, public safety, services for the disabled, homeless shelters and emergency assistance, and much more -- with many worthy programs deeply cut or even eliminated.
 
 
Revenue: As deep as these cuts are, however, without new revenue they would have been far worse. To preserve core services and prevent the worst of cuts, I supported amendments to increase our state's sales tax from 5% and 6.25%, while eliminating the sales tax exemption for alcohol and giving local cities and towns the option to raise the local meals tax by 2%. I also supported an amendment that will close the telecom corporate tax loophole, which will provide revenue that stays within each town or city. 
 
None of these were easy votes, but I supported the increases because we need this additional revenue to adequately fund the services we value -- our schools, our police and fire departments, our transportation systems, and services to protect children, the disabled, and the elderly.
 
My support for the sales tax allowed me to successfully advocate for funding for a number of programs -- including increased funding for education, local aid, family shelters, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs.
 
This was a difficult budget to put together, and there were no easy choices. But it is a responsible budget, one that prioritizes critical funding for core government services, particularly those for our most vulnerable citizens, and makes the most out of the revenue we have to work with.
 

Help for Our Cities and Towns

As state revenues continue to plummet, the amount of money the state can send to communities in the form of local aid is being cut as well.

Although most of us in the Legislature are deeply committed to allocating as much funding for local aid as possible, the simple truth is that cuts to local aid - and nearly every other program in the budget - are inevitable this year.

This is a hit every resident of the Commonwealth will feel. Local aid helps pay for our schools, so our children can receive a quality education. It helps pay for our police and firefighters, who help keep our homes and streets safe. Local aid pays for trash removal, sewer systems, street cleaning, and all of the other programs and systems set up to make our communities safer, healthier and more pleasant places to live. Reduce local aid, and you’ll see a reduction in all of these services. 

In early May, the Special Commission on Municipal Relief, of which I am a member, issued its final report. This comprehensive report contains a wide-ranging list of recommendations for ways our state government can offer relief to our local communities, from programs to encourage reforms and regionalization efforts to additional opportunities to raise much-needed revenue.  Not every recommendation will benefit every town, but taken as a package they will offer a “Municipal Relief Toolkit,” for cities and towns to use as needed to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and raise revenue.
 
 
 

In This Issue:

Learn More About Community Organizing

Ever wonder what community organizers really do? Now's your chance.
 
Community Organizing Workshop
Sunday, June 7th
1pm - 5pm
First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church
24 Vernon Rd.
Framingham, MA
 
Child care, translation services available
 
 
Sponsored by MICAH
 
 
For more info: 617-645-0226
MBrown@micahma.org

 

 

Jamie in the News

Sports & Recreation

6/6/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ STATES @FITCHBURG STATE   9:30AM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ STATES @FITCHBURG STATE   9:30AM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ DIVISION 1 FINALS - VS WESTBOROUGH Foley Staduim 2:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ DISTRICT FINALS VS ST. JOHN`S Foley Staduim 4:00PM

6/6/09  AVRTHS

Boys Varsity Track @ STATE MEET   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Track @ STATE MEET   9:00AM
Tonight's Sunset

June 4, 2009 - Sunset over the Sudbury Reservoir from White Bagley Road.

Southborough Resident Wins Rensselaer Medal at Rivers School


WESTON, MA – Southborough resident Michael T. McAneny ’10 won the prestigious Rensselaer Medal during The Rivers School Prize Day ceremony on Thursday, June 4.  
 
The Rensselaer Medal is awarded to a promising junior who distinguishes himself or herself in mathematics and science.  The medal was first created by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1916 and has two purposes: to recognize the superlative achievement of young men and women and to motivate students toward a career in science, engineering, and technology.
 

 

 
 
 
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In the News...

Research suggests that less than 35 percent of people with Alzheimer's or other dementias are properly diagnosed. Early diagnosis is crucial for many reasons. CBS NEWS reports.

Ride/Volunteer with former New England Patriots Ted Johnson and Max Lane 
Ted JohnsonThe humidity is rising, the days are getting longer, and the ice cream truck is making its rounds. It's officially summer in New England and the countdown to the Alzheimer's Association Memory Ride has begun.
 
July 25, 2009 is Memory Ride and this year's event is sure to be a huge hit - especially if we can count on your help to keep the wheels in motion! Volunteers are needed to make the day happen, from pre-event administrative help to onsite registration and on the bike route. There is a perfect volunteer position for your skills.... let's find the perfect role for you! 
 
This year's Memory Ride challenges riders to tackle a 25, 62, 100 or 125-mile route, beginning and ending in the town of Devens, MA, about an hour outside of Boston. Former Patriots greats Ted Johnson and Max Lane will be there -- teaming up to raise funds for research. We'd love to have your enthusiasm and effort in making this year's Ride the most successful ever. Register to Ride or volunteer.
Know the 10 Signs
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Share this today -- the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.
 
 
Early diagnosis can change the Alzheimer's experience.
 
CLICK on the number chart
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Living with Alzheimer's? Learn more.
Getting Started
June 10,
 5:30-8:00 PM, Gloucester Council on Aging at the Rose Baker Senior Center, Gloucester
Presenter: Debra Katt-Lloyd
June 29, 2:30-5:00 PM,  Chicopee Library, Chicopee
Presenter: Ginny Sinkoski         
 
Legal and Financial
June 11, 5:00-6:30 PM, Baypath Elder Services, Marlborough
Presenter: Judy Sabol               
June 11, 3:00-4:30 PM, Plymouth Library, Board Room, Plymouth
Presenter: Pam McCormack
 
Maintain Your Brain
June 8,
1:00-2:30 PM, Pepperell Senior Center, Pepperell
Presenter: Debra Katt-Lloyd
June 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 noon, North Eastham Council on Aging, North Eastham
Presenter: Pam McCormack 
Plymouth, NH  Saturday June 20
Care to Cure Conference 
Let your family and friends in New Hampshire know about the first Care to Cure Alzheimer's Assocaiton conference featuring researcher Tom Shea and Alzheimer's expert Joanne Koenig Coste.  Click on the logo above for information and to register.
Memory Walk: Ask & you shall receive
Memory Walker
Uncomfortable asking for Memory Walk support? You're not alone - many walkers fear they're imposing or assume they'll be turned down. But research at Stanford University reveals that people often underestimate how likely others are to help. In one study, volunteers asked to estimate how many people they would need to approach to reach a fundraising goal predicted they would have to ask 50% more people than actually needed! Another study demonstrated that while some believe a "soft sell" works, a direct solicitation makes people much more likely to help.  As Memory Walk season gets underway, remember to ask! You may be surprised by the results.

Dunkin' Donuts Quincy   Saturday  June 20 

Dunkin'

We have partnered with a South Shore Dunkin' Donuts! On Saturday, June 20 at the grand opening of Dunkin' Donuts at 195 Newport Avenue, Quincy, $1 from every iced coffee will benefit Memory Ride. Plus there will be a guest appearance by former Patriot Max Lane and a Memory Ride bike workshop. And Alzheimer PURPLE donuts. Take a break, support Alzheimer's.
 

24/7 Helpline

Helpline 24/7 
Answers to your questions about Alzheimer's. Available 24/7
Call 800.272.3900
or contact us at our
Helpline Online 
 
Join Our Mailing List 
On Facebook? Become an Alzheimer's Association Fan
Yes, the Alzheimer's Assocation, MA/NH Chapter is on Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to see our page.
 
Volunteer Today
Volunteer 
We need your energy and talents.
Meet your Legislators June 5
Join us for breakfast and an update from your legislators about issues that affect people with Alzheimer's and their families.
Worcester
Friday, June 5
8:30-10:00 AM
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street
 
Call 508.799.2386 to register or e-mail Julie McMurray
Alzheimer's BLOG
Blog
Topical, insightful fresh--our new Mind Matters Blog, development and design donated by Partners & Simons of Boston. Click on the logo to read; Subscribe to Mind Matters by clicking on RSS at the top of the blog page.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718   /   800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
 

Flag Day Family Program:
Get to Know Our Flag
Sunday, June 14, 2009, 1 pm and 2:30 pm

Get to know the American Flag—its origin, its history, the legends and the myths. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as the backdrop, visitors will have an opportunity to learn some of the most interesting details about the American flag, and how its history is connected to our present and our future. The Museum's 15-star flag is one of the few known to exist. Hands-on activities included. Free.

 


National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559
www.nationalheritagemuseum.org
Free admission and parking
Closed Mondays, except for Monday holidays
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, noon-4:30 pm
Heritage Shop and Courtyard Café on site

The Museum was founded by and is supported by the Scottish Rite Masons.

Visit our web site for details on how to become a member!

Sports & Recreation

6/5/09 ARHS

No Sports Scheduled

6/5/09  AVRTHS

No events scheduled

New England Wildflower Society and Garden in the Woods

June

June 5       Phish Friday - 5-7 p.m. Bring a picnic. Stroll the Garden. Enjoy recorded music by Phish on the deck and in the Garden 
 

June 11     MEMBERS ONLY - Wines along the Rhine Walk with Rhododendron Blooms - 5-7 p.m. $5 per person, bring a bottle of wine from the Rhine River Region to share. Limited to 25 people. Stroll the Garden. Sip your wine. Stop at the Garden Shop for a personal shopping adventure with the Botanic Garden Director. Make your reservations by calling 508-877-7630, ext. 3001.

June 14     Nasami Farm Nursery, Whately, MA - closes its spring season 

June 29     Animal Ambassadors (Family Program) - 10-11 a.m.

Click here for website

Summer Baseball Season Will Soon Be Here!

Summer Ball Evaluations will be held on the following dates/times @
the Major League Diamond. Mooney Complex, Finn School

7 and 8 year olds - Saturday, June 6th 12-2 pm and 2-4 pm (choose one)
9 year olds - Saturday, June 6th 8-10 am
10 year olds - Saturday, June 6th 10-12 am
11 year olds - Friday, June 5th 6-8 pm

Information on the 2009 Summer Program here

Guest Speaker

June 3, 2009 - Bea Ginga was a featured speaker last Friday night at Algonquin Regional High School.  This was Bea's first time at the Relay for Life and her team was the leading team for raising money for cancer research.  Bea is also a cancer survivor.

 

Billy Webber's Memorial Golf Tournament

When: Monday June 22, 2009

Tee Time 9:00 A.M. (shot Gun Style)

Where: Juniper Hill Golf Course

Northborough, MA

All Proceeds benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Research

Win a Car

                                                                                           Have Fun

Understanding Digital Television

Picture of an old TV

Federal law requires that on June 13, 2009, television should be broadcast only in digital format.  Be informed; learn about Digital Television (DTV). 

 

DTV stands for Digital Television. Digital Television will give the consumer better picture quality and surround sound, more programming choices, multicasting and closed captioning, but more importantly it will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

Learn more about DTV.

Eleanor M. Montagano

 

 

FAIRHAVEN Eleanor M. (Falconi) Montagano, 83, of Fairhaven, formerly of Brockton, passed away Monday, June 1, 2009. Born in Marlborough, she was a daughter of the late Eugenio and Angelia Falcioni. Eleanor was a 1944 graduate of Marlborough High School and was a homemaker. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed her visits to Cape Cod. She was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She leaves her children, Kathleen Montagano of Fairhaven, Robert Montagano of Coral Springs, Fla., Ann Montagano Teixeira and her husband Joseph Teixeira of Accushnet; her grandchildren, James and Elizabeth Teixeiria; a brother, Alfred Falconi of Marlborough; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Heather Montagano, and her siblings, Matilda Cruciani, Annie Costa, John, James and Atilio Falconi. Visiting hours will be Thursday, June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Rte. 30), Southborough. A funeral Mass will be Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Pius X Church, 5 Barbara St., South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Morrisfuneralparlor.com
 

Helen S. (Stephenson) Farrell, 76, of Buzzards Bay formerly of Southboro, died Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buzzards Bay. She was the wife of John J. Farrell.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late Carolyn H. (Hammond) & Rev. John S. Stephenson, Jr. Mrs. Farrell moved to Bourne as a child. She graduated from Bourne High School then attended Fitchburg State College, graduating from Bridgewater State College in 1978. She was a home health care provider.

Her father, the late Rev. John S. Stephenson was former rector of St. Peter’s Church on the Canal in Buzzards Bay. He was responsible for finding a permanent structure for the church, and re-located the former Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church building in the Town of Hull by having it brought by barge to Buzzards Bay through the Cape Cod Canal.

Mrs. Farrell was and active member and past president of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Sippican Choral Society in Marion and the M & M’s Women’s Club.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Christopher J. Farrell of Bourne, Scott J. Farrell and his wife Linda of Plymouth and Jay S. Farrell of Bourne; her sister, Nancy Fougere of Cataumet; her brother, John S. Stephenson, III of Chesterfield, MD; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Sallie S. Farrell.

Her funeral service will be held on Fri., June 5th at St. Peter’s Church on the Canal, 165 Main St., Buzzards Bay at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours will be Thurs., June 4th at the church from 4 – 5 PM and at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham, Thurs. evening from 7 – 9 PM.

Donations in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Church on the Canal Stephenson Fund, P.O. Box 265, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.

Fire Log

June 3, 2009 - Southborough Firefighters line up at Memorial Day observances.  The red shirts are normally worn on red Fridays by firefighters nationwide in support of the troops.

Saturday 5/30/09

00:08 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL MAIN ST
A29 FF ASPESI FF CRINGAN FF WILLS

10:43 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL CORDAVILLE RD
A29 FF NEAL LT SADOWSKI
C30 LT DANO

17:02 SMOKE OR ODOR REMOVAL VILLAGE PATH PT
E22 CAPT HUBLEY LT DANO
E23 LT SADOWSKI LT PELTIER

18:52 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL BOSTON RD
A29 LT SADOWSKI LT PELTIER
C30 FF WILLS

18:53 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH CRESTVIEW DR
C27 CAPT HUBLEY
C30 FF WILLS

21:15 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL ADMIRAL LN
A29 FF WILLS LT SADOWSKI

Sunday 5/31/09

08:41 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ HERITAGE RD ASH
A29 FF PIERCE FF STRONG

11:22 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ JOHN MATTHEWS RD
A29 FF PIERCE FF STRONG
C30 FF AMENDOLA

13:26 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL RED GATE LN
A29 FF PIERCE FF AMENDOLA
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

20:55 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL BREAKNECK HILL RD
A29 FF PIERCE FF RICE
C30 FF STRONG
Monday 6/1/09

16:46 assist POLICE OR OTHER AGENCY BOSTON RD and CAUSEWAY RT30
C27 FF ASPESI
E23 LT PELTIER FF PIERCE 
More Fire Log

GOVERNOR PATRICK LAUNCHES ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM

Invites citizens to continue conversation about reform and revenue with the Administration and each other

BOSTON – Thursday, May 28, 2009 – Governor Deval Patrick today launched an online community forum, inviting citizens to continue the conversation started during the administration’s series of statewide community forums about the choices and priorities facing the Commonwealth in the current economic climate.

Available at www.mass.gov/forum, the forum presents the public with a unique opportunity to share their ideas about the state’s budget challenges as well as the transportation, pension and ethics reform proposals currently being debated on Beacon Hill. Over the next two weeks, Governor Patrick, Lieutenant Governor Murray and senior administration officials will be online at various times, reading suggestions, answering questions and contributing to the dialogue.

“We need the collective wisdom of all the people in the Commonwealth to tackle the budget challenges and reform opportunities facing us at this critical moment,” said Governor Patrick. “This online forum allows us to continue the conversation we started during the community forums and capture those great ideas – your ideas – that will help get us through to a better tomorrow.”

Governor Patrick has selected UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack to serve as the forum’s “Citizen Moderator.” Chancellor MacCormack will work with the Governor’s Office to help facilitate the online conversation and ensure all ideas are heard. At the conclusion of the discussion, Chancellor MacCormack will select from forum participants to assemble a Citizen Task Force. The Task Force will be responsible for compiling ideas, insights and recommendations shared throughout the forum and presenting a report to the Governor.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens to participate in a meaningful dialogue about the future of our Commonwealth,’’ Chancellor MacCormack said. “My primary responsibility as moderator will be to ensure that everyone with a big idea has a voice, and that we work together to help solve some of the major challenges facing the Commonwealth. I look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas.”

In addition to the more than 30 community forums the Governor and members of his administration held throughout the month of May, he kicked off a series of summer town hall meetings in Dennis on Tuesday. The meetings are open to the public, giving residents a chance to talk directly to Governor Patrick about issues they care about most, including the economy, the state’s budget challenges, and the Governor’s efforts to push for reforms on Beacon Hill. For a full schedule and more information, visit www.mass.gov/governor/townhall.

Algonquin Regional High School Term 3 Honor Roll

Principal's List

Honors

Commended

Trottier Spring Concert (7th/8th grade chorus & bands, orchestra), 7:30 p.m
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Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation Newsletter
All Rodeo All The Time June 2009
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Howdy!
 
The 2009 New England Wild West Fest presented by Eaton Vance and State Street Corporation is less than a month away and we're bringing you up to the minute coverage.
 
We invite everyone to come out on June's most beautiful weekend to live the Western way of life and support a worthy cause - fighting children's cancer.
 
For all recent news and headlines about the work done by the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation, visit www.CowboySpirit.org.
 
We'll see y'all at the rodeo!
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Bio Photo
Nicole Logan
Dir. Communications
SACF
REX TRAILER
Featured Article
Rex Trailer
The Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation is thrilled to announce that Rex Trailer will be appearing on Championship Sunday, June 28th, at the New England Wild West Fest! 
 
Watch CSTV Episode 4 on Rex now!  
 
In This Issue
Featured Article
NEWWF After Parties
Ticket Outlets & Hotline
CSTV Episode 4
CSTV Episode 4
Don't Miss A Webisode! 

 
Cowboy Spirit TV recently sat down with filmmaker, Michael Bavaro, creator of Rex Trailer's Boomtown Gold dvd to learn about Rex's legendary life.
 
While you're on www.CowboySpirit.tv make
sure to also check out CSTV's trip to Chipaway Stables on the opening night of the 2009 team penning season and our sit down interview with Mike Allison, Founder and Executive Director of the SACF.
 
 Rex and Gold Rush
 
 
 
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SACF Announces 2009 Spirit of '36 Award Recipient
Legendary Cowboy Rex Trailer Honored 

Rex Trailer Article PhotoThe Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation is thrilled to announce its first recipient of the Spirit of '36 Award, legendary cowboy, Rex Trailer.  
 
The Spirit of '36 Award recognizes those who have contributed to the Western lifestyle and rodeo and who have profoundly exemplified true cowboy spirit. An elite lifetime achievement award, the '36 is a reflection of the original conception back in 1936 in Boston, MA of what is today the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the greatness of the Association that has followed. 
 
Distinguishing those who have made significant cowboy contributions and left their brand on the North East, the Spirit of '36 Award honors those who embody courage, strength, innovation, and honor.

Hailing from Texas, Rex is a broadcast pioneer and celebrated television personality, as well as a country music recording artist. As host of Boomtown, Rex brought Western culture and rustic excitement to TV and left his mark on New England. 
 
The award presentation and induction ceremony will be held on June 28th, 2009 in Marshfield, MA during the New England Wild West Fest on Championship Sunday. 

 
 
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New England Wild West Fest Official After Parties
Party Continues At Cowboy Host Hotel 

Luke Performance PhotoTwo after parties will be held following the NEWWF's rodeo performances at the cowboy host hotel, the Holiday Inn, Friday AND Saturday night in the function room.  

Luke Kaufman, who's played sets with Justin McBride and Sunny Ledfurd, will be performing and dj'ing.

So come have drinks and kick back with the cowboys.    
 
Where: Holiday Inn
            909 Hingham Street, Rockland
            
When: Friday 10pm -12am
           Saturday 10pm - 12am
 
Cowboy up.
 
For more information contact Jackie Tose at Jackie@CowboySpirit.org

 
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NEWWF Ticket Outlets and Hotline
Get Your Tickets On Sale In Advance
 
Golden Ticket
The Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation has set up posts around the South Shore where fans can buy their tickets in advance for less!
 
For any questions pertaining to the New England Wild West Fest or the Foundation, please call our hotline - (508) 409-8244.
 
Tickets are now available at:
 
Sawyer's Cutlery located across from the Hanover Mall in Hanover, MA at 1408 Washington Street.
 
T-Bones Roadhouse located at 22 Main Street in Plymouth, MA.
 
Hanover Boot located at 1810 Washington Street in Hanover, MA.
 
For more information please contact Jackie Tose at Jackie@CowboySpirit.org.  

 
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Please help us build our community of interest by passing this eNewsletter on to your family, friends, and anyone else you think may be interested in learning more about the Foundation's mission.
 
Please contact me at Nicole@CowboySpirit.org if you have any questions at all regarding the New England Wild West Fest or any aspect of the work of the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation.
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Logan
Director of Marketing and Communications
SACF
 
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FREE JUDGING KIT: PEOPLE'S CHOICE BBQ AND CHILI COOKOFF - A $5 VALUE!
 

Redeem this ticket for a free sampling kit for the New England Wild West Fest's People's Choice BBQ and Chili Cookoff.   
 
 
Enjoy New England's Best BBQ!
 

Sports & Recreation

6/4/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ SEMI-FINALS VS SHREWSBURY Foley Staduim 6:00PM

6/4/09  AVRTHS

No events scheduled

From the Southborough Recreation Department

SPECIAL EVENTS

Join the

Friends of Southborough Recreation

Open House

for an evening of wine, refreshments and information

June 11th, 7:30pm

Community House

PROVINCETOWN DAY TRIP

Saturday, June 27th

$60/pp

TALL SHIPS CRUISE

Saturday, July 11th

$70/pp

Tennis Tournament-June 13 & 14

CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Drop In Tennis Clinic

Ages 17 & up

Saturdays from 9-10am

Richardson Courts

Registration is not required. Pay $10 as you attend each clinic.

SUMMER NIGHTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009

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:______________

 

2009 Algonquin Summer Hoop Camp

Algonquin Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

June 28th – July 1st

Sunday 1PM-4PM & Monday thru Wednesday 9:00AM -Noon

At

Algonquin Regional High School

For 3rd - 8th Grade Girls & Boys

Run by

Coach Chris Foy & Coach Ron Jones

Algonquin Boys’ & Girls’ Varsity Head Coaches

Program Features:

Fundamentals and skills development

1-1 and small group instruction by ARHS Coaching Staff and Boys & Girls Varsity players

Competitive game conditions (3x3, 5x5)

T-Shirt for each participant

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY!

Camp Application

NAME_______________________________M___F__ GRADE IN SEPT 09_______________

ADDRESS______________________________________ TOWN_______________________

PHONE:_____________ AGE_____

Email: (Please print clearly)_______________________________________________________

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 Basketball 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 Basketball Camp.

 

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

TUITION: $100 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Boys Basketball Boosters)

MAIL by June 19th TO: Liz Speranzella, Boys Basketball Boosters Rep.

7 Eastbrook Farm Lane

Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Liz Speranzella at liz@primetimecommunities.com or 508-654-0806

or Coach Foy at chrisgf2@yahoo.com or 508-614-8596

Note any impairment which may affect your child’s participation_____________________

Registration is non-refundable

Scholar Awards

June 2, 2009 - Tonight eight graduating students received scholarships distributed by the Southborough Scholarship Advisory Committee.  Receiving Southborough Town Scholarships are Grace Gohlke, John Letteney, Haley Morse, Jillian Pelligrini and Dustin Weigl.  Receiving the Carroll M. Harris Memorial Scholarships are Sarah Kacevich and Carolyn Maiorana.  Sadhna Gupta received the William J. Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship.

Hang Time

June 2, 2009 - This intrepid ultralight was caught flying over Southborough.

City of Marlborough, MA
140 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752
 
Maple Street (Route 85) Waterline Replacement
 


 
Maple Street (Route 85)
From the Intersection of Mill Street/Maple Street/Walker Street
To the Southborough Town Line

 
The Maple Street (Route 85) waterline replacement installation work will begin on June 1, 2009 with estimated completion on or before July 31, 2009.  
Construction will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays although there may be times the contractor must work after 3:30 p.m.

 
Access to patrons, employees, emergency vehicles, school buses, rubbish collection vehicles and postal delivery vehicles will be maintained throughout the construction.
Although we intend to maintain traffic flow in both directions, delays can be expected during construction hours.

 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
and thank you for your cooperation.

 

Library hosts talk by local author and historian June 9

Donna McDaniel’s recently-published book, Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice, explores race relations and religion in the United States. It is a story of injustice, of Quaker slaveholders vs. Quaker abolitionists, and of the insidious racism of earlier centuries and today.  The event on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. 

While the material focuses on Quakers, there is food for thought for a wider audience. The messages of the book are applicable generally to anyone who has been subjected to widely-accepted prohibitions against equality. The reluctance to discuss often invisible barriers between the races illuminates the consideration of whether we as a nation have typically avoided talking about race and racism.

Donna has enjoyed several careers—teacher, counselor, community activist, journalist, and editor, but is best known in Southborough, where she has lived for 37 years, for being the first woman elected Selectman and for her work as a journalist and columnist. She has a B.A. in History from Tufts University and an M.Ed. from Boston University.

To register for this program or for more information on other library programs at the library, call the library at 508-485-5031.

 

Sports & Recreation

6/3/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Tennis @ FINALS VS WESTBOROUGH Clark 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ FINALS VS SHREWSBURY @WESTBORO HS   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ SEMI-FINALS VS NORTHBRIDGE Foley Staduim 6:00PM

6/3/09  AVRTHS

No events scheduled

 

Skateboard Park Meeting

Video making - June 8 at 3:30 - Rec Office

Board of Selectmen - June 16 - Town Hall

 

A Portion of Southville Road to be Closed

June 1, 2009 - Road sign flashes instructions to drivers using Southville Road about Tomorrow's Road closure.

House on the Move

June 1, 2009 - Apparently part of the cause of the road closure will be the moving of this modular home sitting by the lights at Parkerville and Southville Roads.

Relay for Life

June 1, 2009 - Bea and Betty get ready for their walk at the Relay for Life last Friday night.

MASSACHUSETTS ENTERS THE 2009 HURRICANE SEASON

Federal, State & Local Officials Prepare

Framingham, MA – To help increase public awareness of the effects hurricanes can have on the Commonwealth and the preparedness steps we all must take, over the next fourteen weeks the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be disseminating important information to ensure the continued safety of our citizens and property.

“In recent years, the severity of these storms and their destructive power has been witnessed in other areas of the country,” stated MEMA Director Don Boyce. “With another very active hurricane season predicted, the odds continually increase that New England may experience its next major hurricane.”

MEMA will be continually promoting Hurricane Preparedness through weekly news releases highlighting key issues relative to the New England Hurricane Season. In addition, there will continue to be workshops and exercises for local officials, as well as Hurricane Preparedness information available on the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema  Topics will include Massachusetts’ Hurricane History, Preparedness Tips for Families, Home Owners, People Requiring Additional Assistance, Pet Owners, Boaters, Businesses, Inland Residents, as well as information about Sheltering-In-Place and Evacuation.

Although the Hurricane Season in New England is defined as June 1st to November 30th, 75% of the 40 tropical systems that have impacted our region in the past century have struck during the months of August and September. The last severe hurricane to hit Massachusetts was Hurricane Bob in August 1991. Bob, a Category 2 Hurricane, with winds between 91 and 110mph, caused almost $1 billion in damage, at the time. More recently, Hurricanes Edouard (1996) and Bonnie (1998) threatened the Bay State, but veered out into the Atlantic as they traveled up the coast.

In 1999, Hurricane Floyd, although weakened to a tropical storm prior to its arrival in New England, demonstrated that these storms are not merely ‘coastal events’. Most of that storm’s impact was rain and flood related, causing severe damage as far west as the Berkshires.

In fact, some of our most devastating flooding associated with these storms has occurred in Central and Western Massachusetts – up to 17” of rain fell in association with the Hurricane of 1938 and 25” of rain fell over a 5-day period in August 1955 from Tropical Storms Connie & Diane. The City of Westfield received 13.15” in a single day!

Southern New England lies in the unenviable position of receiving all three “Hurricane Threats”, depending upon the track and landfall location: 1) Coastal inundation due to storm surge 2) Widespread inland river flooding and 3) Widespread wind damage far inland.

SCHEDULE OF “HURRICANE SEASON” TOPICS

Week of June 1 – Beginning of Hurricane Season

Week of June 8 – New England Hurricanes of Note

Week of June 15 – Family Hurricane Preparedness

Week of June 22 – Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

Week of June 29 – Power Outages during a Hurricane

Week of July 6 – Evacuation for a Hurricane

Week of July 13 – Sheltering in Place during a Hurricane

Week of July 20 – Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan

Week of July 27 – Inland Flooding from a Hurricane

Week of August 3 – Hurricane Challenges for People Requiring Additional Assistance

Week of August 10 – Protecting Your Pets during a Hurricane

Week of August 17 – Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane

Week of August 24 – Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Week of August 31 – After the Storm

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Hurricanes, go to www.mass.gov/mema

EXHIBITION NEWS
 

Post-War Radios Ready. By unknown photographer, 1945. The first radios off the assembly line since the end of World War II. Courtesy National Archives.

Post-War Radios Ready. By unknown photographer, 1945. The first radios off the assembly line since the end of World War II. Courtesy National Archives.
 

New Show!
"The Way We Worked"
Explores America's Labor History
June 6, 2009 through January 3, 2010
 

Work and the workplace have gone through enormous changes between the mid-19th century, when 60 percent of Americans made their living as farmers, and the late 20th century. A new traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked,” features 86 photographs from the National Archives focusing on the history of work in America and documenting work clothing, locales, conditions, and conflicts. The exhibition will open at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington on June 6, 2009, as part of a 14-city national tour.

The exhibition is drawn from the National Archives, home to thousands of photographs of work and workplaces taken by government agencies for many reasons: to investigate factory safety, track construction progress, for office training or to emphasize the continuing importance of humans in a technologically modern environment. The images featured in “The Way We Worked,” though possibly taken merely for purposes of record keeping, often reveal much more about how social forces such as immigration, gender, ethnicity, class, and technology have transformed the workforce.

The exhibition is divided into five sections:
Where We Worked
How We Worked
What We Wore to Work
Conflict at Work
Dangerous or Unhealthy Work

"The Way We Worked" was created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives, and is organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559
www.nationalheritagemuseum.org
Free admission and parking
Closed Mondays, except for Monday holidays
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, noon-4:30 pm
Heritage Shop and Courtyard Café on site

The Museum was founded by and is supported by the Scottish Rite Masons.

Visit our web site for details on how to become a member!

Wings and Wheels Open House
June 20th and 21st, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Collings Foundation, Stow MA
$10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 yrs. and younger.
The Ultimate Father's Day Present!:
PT-17 and T-6 Texan flights available.
T-6 Texan flights: $450 45-minutes
PT-17 Stearman flights: $230 1/2-hour
Call 978.562.9182 for flight reservations


Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see Duesenberg’s 1932 Duesenberg, Al Capone’s 1940 Cadillac, Michael Andretti's 1995 Lola/Ford XB race winning car all under one roof – then hop into a fully restored North American AT-6 Texan Fighter Trainer or PT-17 Stearman and take to the skies in a flight you will never forget! This is the chance to see the Foundation's incredible collection of over 90 automobiles, carriages, racecars and airplanes.

Call us to reserve your flight in the Stearman and T-6 Texan. Flying in these aircraft is really fun! A great gift for your Dad on Father's Day. Food and refreshments will be available.

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/menu.htm

Sports & Recreation

6/2/09 ARHS

Girls

Varsity

Lacrosse

VS

QUARTER FINALS VS WACHUSETT

Algonquin

4:00PM

6/2/09  AVRTHS

No events scheduled

Slider

June 1, 2009 - A Southborough Youth Baseball player slides into third base yesterday at Neary Field.

Algonquin Hawks VS the Westborough Rangers yesterday at Lundblad field.

Congrats T'Hawks Varsity Girls LAX 
First Playoff Game Tue 6/2 4PM @ ARHS
Come Out & Show Your Support!
(brackets here)
 
Putting some Finishing Touches On

May 31, 2009 - Ryan Norby checks the level of the statue in the mediation garden he is building.  Ryan has involved scouts and parents from his Hopkinton Scout troop #4 in building this beautiful setting at St. Matthew's Church in Southborough.

MASSWILDLIFE ADVISORY

 Wrong date was published by Fish and Wildlife

it  is not June 5 but actually June 1

WHO: Dept. of Fish & Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Staff and Turtle Partners

WHAT:  Headstarted Endangered Turtle Release

WHEN:  Friday, May 29—Turtles brought to  MassWildlife Headquarters in Westboro for weighing and marking

 Monday, —Turtle Release in Middleborough 10:30 AM. Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin and MassWildlife staff  will be present to answer questions. Public is invited to assist in releasing the turtles.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry will hold office hours at the Southborough Town House

 on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

From 10 to 11 AM on June 2nd, constituents can meet with staff members to voice concerns or

ask for help with specific issues, particularly problems related to the economy, federal legislation

and important local issues and concerns. Senator Kerry or members of his staff will be holding

office hours in every town across the state in the coming months. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, go online to www.kerry.senate.gov

 

Sunshine on Rhododendron

May 31, 2009 - It seemed as though everywhere you looked this weekend, Rhododendrons were in peak bloom.

FIRST NLCs of 2009:  The first noctilucent clouds (NLCs) of 2009 have been sighted over northern Europe. Last night, May 29th, photographers recorded wispy electric-blue tendrils spreading across the twilight skies of Denmark, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This follows a similar display over Russia on May 27th.  These sightings signal the beginning of the 2009 NLC season, which is expected to last until late July. Early-season NLCs are usually feeble, but these were fairly bright and vibrant, suggesting that even better displays are in the offing.  Check today's edition of  http://spaceweather.com for photos.

Noctilucent clouds are an unsolved puzzle.  They float 83 km above Earth's surface at the edge of space itself.  People first noticed NLCs in the late 19th century. In those days you had to travel to high northern latitudes to see them.  In recent years, however, the clouds have been sighted in the United States as far south as Oregon, Washington and even Colorado. Climate change, space dust, and rocket launches have all been cited as possible explanations for the phenomenon. Interestingly, low solar activity seems to promote the clouds, so the ongoing deep solar minimum could set the stage for a good season in 2009.

The best time to look for NLCs is just after sunset or just before sunrise when the sun is between 6 and 16 degrees below the horizon.  That's when the geometry is just right for sunlight to illuminate the tiny ice crystals that make up the clouds.  Observing tips and sample photos may be found in the 2008 Noctilucent Cloud Gallery:

http://spaceweather.com/nlcs/gallery2008_page10.htm
 

 

Southborough meetings

June 1 - 5, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

PLANNING BOARD
Agenda
 
June 1 7:00 PM Hearing room town house
SHOPC
Agenda
June 1 5:30 Hearing Room Town House
Historical Commission June 1 7:00 PM Museum 25 Common Street
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
June 2 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
COUNCIL ON AGING June 3 7:00 PM COUNTRY KITCHEN, CORDAVILLE HALL
PLANNING BOARD (attending ZAC meeting) June 3 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Zoning Advisory Committee June 3 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
ADVISORY COMMITTEE June 4 7:30 PM Firefighters Memorial Hall Fire Station
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
June 4 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 1

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 Tai Chi

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Charles River sightseeing cruise mini bus trip

9:30 Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 10:00 Creative Writers    
 

12:00 Lunch

  9:30  Mah Jongg  
12:00 Lunch

12:30 Pitch

  12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
12:00 blue plate special   12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pitch  
2:00 Fitness     1:00 PM bridge  
 

 

2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open 9:00 AM - 12 noon Saturdays

Library Schedule June 1 - 5, 2009

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      10:00 Book Review      
  10:30 story time 2-5 years 10:30 story time 2-5 years 10:30 story time (2-5 ) 11:00 toddler time    
     

Estate Planning

Basics free seminar

with Susan

Grinblatas

 
     
             

Sports & Recreation

6/1/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Baseball VS QUARTER FINALS VS TBD Algonquin 4:00PM

6/1/09  AVRTHS

No events scheduled