6/11/09 - Reform groups step-up campaign to convince Rep. Ed
Markey to support HR 676, the national "Medicare for All" bill photos
by Rand Wilson.
Sports & Recreation
- No sports scheduled
6/11/09 AVTHS - No sports scheduled
Best in Show under 18
June 11, 2009 - A winning photo Elizabeth Maguire of Sudbury, winner of
Best In Show, under age 18 in the SVT Photography Contest.
June 10, 2009 - It seems as if little sun has invaded our territory this
week. It's been mostly misty.
Pilgrim Church Senior High Youth Group will be doing 2 car washes at the
Southborough Transfer Station to benefit this year's mission trip to
Washington, DC. There are 38 teenagers going on this trip, and we will be
serving with 5 different non profit organization in the DC area working with
hunger relief, the disabled, the elderly, and children. The car washes are
taking place on May 16th 9am-2pm and June 13th 9am-2pm. Thank you so much
for your support!
Best of Show
Sudbury Valley Trustees Announces Photo Contest Winners
Trustees sounded the call for local photographers to submit their
photographic works highlighting the natural areas that the Sudbury, Assabet,
and Concord river basin are lucky enough to call their backyard.
photographers responded, and their selections were numerous and impressive.
Judging took place separately for adults and people under age 18. Selected
today, the adult “Best In Show” winner was submitted by Dave Griffin of
Maynard, with his photograph entitled “Tree Fall” (photograph attached). The
under age 18 “Best In Show” winner was submitted by Elizabeth Maguire of
Sudbury, with her photograph entitled “Landing”. (photograph to be sent).
also received a First Place selection the “Rivers” Category with his
photograph “Liquid Light”. First Place in the “Flora/Fauna” category went to
Craig Smith of Hudson with his photograph “Skunk Cabbage”.
may be viewed throughout RiverFest weekend, June 13-14 in the North Bridge
Visitor Center at Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord between the
hours of 10am-3pm.
Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife
habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of
present and future generations. The spectacular entries received help
highlight the importance of this mission as well as the photographic talent
of the area. Sudbury Valley Trustees sincerely thanks and applauds all
Riverfest, SVT will be hosting a Riverside Picnic at its Greenways
Conservation Area in Wayland on Saturday, then a Sunset Paddle along the
Sudbury River with Tom Arnold on Sunday. For more information, call Sudbury
Valley Trustees at 978-443-5588 or visit
Riverfest is a
celebration of the 29 mile federally designated Wild and Scenic stretch of
the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers. 2009 marks the 10th
anniversary of this designation. For information on all Riverfest activities
groups step-up campaign to convince Rep. Ed Markey to support HR 676, the
national "Medicare for All" bill
June 10, 2009 - Medford and Framingham -- Seven-out-of-ten members of the
Massachusetts Congressional delegation are co-sponsors of H.R. 676, the
national "Medicare for All" health care reform bill written by Rep. John
Conyers. On June 10, health care reform activists will kick off a campaign
to convince Rep. Ed Markey to become the eighth Massachusetts co-sponsor.
Supporters of the Medicare for All approach will gather in front of Rep.
Markey's Seventh District offices in Medford (5 High Street), and Framingham
(188 Concord Street) on June 10 at 4:00 PM.
At both locations, health care reform leaders will brief the news media on
how H.R. 676 (single payer) could provide a strong, secure health care plan
for all Americans. Afterwards, they will begin distributing a leaflet
urging constituents to contact Rep. Markey in support of H.R. 676.
The seven other co-sponsoring Representatives are Reps Michael Capuano,
William Delahunt, Barney Frank, Stephen Lynch, James McGovern, John Olver
and John Tierney. Seventy-eight other members of Congress are also
co-sponsors of HR 676.
In the early 1990s Markey co-sponsored the Wellstone - McDermott single
payer bill. Three years ago, a large group of Seventh District residents
approached Rep. Markey about co-sponsoring H.R. 676. At that time, he
expressed support for the goals of the legislation, but had reservations
about how the proposed national insurance plan would be funded.
Rep. Markey's suggestions were relayed back to Rep. Conyers, with a request
that HR 676 be revised so that it was funded through a trust fund similar to
Medicare's as Markey suggested. Since then, health care reform advocates
have repeatedly requested that Rep. Markey become a co-sponsor of HR 676.
Most recently, a group of more than 50 prominent Seventh District
constituents signed a joint letter requesting that Rep. Markey co-sponsor
the H.R. 676 legislation. The group wrote: "Sustainable health reform will
involve contentious politics, but the country and our district cannot afford
business as usual any longer. With each passing day we are losing access to
quality care, while rising costs are squeezing other basic needs out of our
household budgets and squeezing basic services out of federal, state, and
"Whatever health reform Congress does consider, we believe needs to be held
up in comparison with a single-payer plan for cost-efficient, equitable, and
universal care. We need your leadership in supporting this ideal and
building momentum for truly sustainable, universal health care in this
ALERT: Japan's Kaguya will crash into the Moon on Wednesday, June 10th,
around 1830 UT. The timing favors observers in Asia and Australia, who might
be able to see a flash of light or a plume of debris rising from the Moon's
southeastern limb. The spacecraft masses 2,600 kg and it will slam into the
lunar surface at 6,000 km/hr. No one knows, however, how bright the flash
might be or whether it will be visible even through large telescopes.
Images of the crash, if any are captured, will be posted on
CLARK, George Of
Southborough, June 8 , age 84, husband of Barbara (Harlow) Clark, of
Southborough, father of Harlow Clark & his wife Janet, of Southborough,
Pamela Clark of Marlborough & Stephanie McCook and her husband John, of
Frisco, TX, and the late Laurence Clark, also survived by 6 grandchildren &
9 great grandchildren. Funeral service to be held on Fri June 12 at 11:00 am
in Pilgrim Church, 15 Common St. Southborough. Burial will be private.
Visiting hrs. will be held on Thu. June 11 from 5-8pm in the Morris Funeral
Home, 40 Main St. SOUTHBOROUGH www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com
) Donations may be made to Pilgrim Church, 15 Common St
Congratulations to the team from Assabet
Valley as Finalists
WOBURN – After more than 200 high school
students produced and submitted 35 public service
announcements speaking out against teen dating violence,
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone today announced the
six finalists in the District Attorney’s Teen Dating
Violence PSA Contest.
The District Attorney’s PSA project, created in
conjunction with Middlesex Partnerships For Youth, Inc. and
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, was initiated in an effort
to spark a positive dialogue and encourage teens to speak
out against teen dating violence. Launched in April, it
asked high school students from throughout Middlesex County
to create and produce their own PSAs on the issue of teen
A total of 35 entries were submitted by more than
200 students from throughout the county. The six PSA
finalists were then selected from those entries by a panel
of school personnel and domestic violence experts.
The six PSA finalists were produced by students
from Somerville High School, Bedford High School, Everett
High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School,
and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.
The six finalists can be viewed by visiting boston.com or by
visiting the Middlesex District Attorney’s website at
The winning PSA will now be selected by a vote of
more than 800 high school students who will view the videos
in health classes throughout Middlesex County. Students will
view and discuss the PSAs in classes at schools in
communities including: Dracut, Framingham, Lowell, Malden,
Newton, Reading, and Woburn.
District Attorney Leone will address students and
attend the voting being held by more than 300 members of the
senior class at Malden High School on Thursday, June 3, at 1
The winning PSA will be professionally edited by
Conover Tuttle Pace (ctpboston.com), a Boston Advertising
and Public Relations Firm, and then be submitted to Boston
television stations for airing.
“The best communicators about teen dating violence
are the students themselves,” District Attorney Leone said.
“I want to thank each student who produced these PSAs for
their leadership in speaking out against teen dating
violence. These PSAs touched on many important issues – from
the impact of physical and verbal abuse to the difficult
situations that teens are placed in when confronted with
abusive relationships. Violence is never part of a healthy
relationship – and we hope that these PSAs will spark an
important dialogue and encourage young people to have
healthy relationships free from abuse.”
“I was so honored to view the powerful messages
created by these students,” REACH Executive Director Laura
Van Zandt said. “The PSAs talked about the full picture of
dating violence – the verbal torment as well as the physical
damage – and how this dynamic can isolate and endanger
friends. They also showed how bystanders can make a
difference. The conversations started while the studenta
were making these videos, and the ones that will continue as
more students view and discuss them, are the most powerful
tool there is in the work to end dating abuse.”
Teen dating violence has long been a focus of
the District Attorney’s Office and domestic violence service
organizations like REACH. However, the recent incident in
which pop star Chris Brown was charged with allegedly
assaulting his girlfriend, Rihanna, has placed a new
spotlight on this troubling dynamic.
Among the statistics that demonstrate the
challenges we face regarding the issue of teen dating
• 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has
been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically
hurt by their partner
• Youth, specifically between the ages of 16 to 24,
experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner
violence in the nation
• Following news reports on the alleged incident between
Chris Brown and Rihanna, a survey of Boston teens revealed
that 46% of respondents believed that Rihanna was in some
way responsible. In addition, 44% said that fighting was a
normal part of a relationship
In the contest, high school students from
Middlesex County communities were asked to produce and
submit their own 30 or 60-second PSA about the issue of teen
dating violence. Topics could include, but were not limited
• Speaking out against abuse
• Understanding that physical and verbal abuse is never an
acceptable part of a healthy relationship
• Recognizing abusive behavior or an abusive relationship
• Stepping in and standing up to abusive behavior by a
After receiving the 35 entries, a panel of
domestic violence experts, school personnel and members of
the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office selected the six
finalists. State Representative Cory Atkins (Concord), a
leading advocate on the issue of domestic violence, served
on the panel along with members of the domestic violence
advocacy community including staff from from Jane Doe, Inc.,
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence and Voices Against Violence.
Also serving on the panel were school administrators and
counselors from various high schools and Mark Bappe,
Creative Director at Conover Tuttle Pace.
The six finalists selected by the panel are:
Cry For Help”
o Students: Mitchell Freitas, Jason Cory, Aa Kash Sharma,
Anthony Bohan, Jerry Alsonse, Stefani Vivian
o Somerville High School
Because He Doesn’t Hit You”
o Students: Kelly Sullivan, Christian Sullivan
o Bedford High School
Against Teen Dating Violence”
o Students: Aidan Horrigan, Amanda Atkinson, Ashley Scesny
o Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Marlborough
o Students: Tom Kennedy, Haley Lynch, Jeff Wairi, Josh
Sperat, Alex Chisholm
o Somerville High School
o Students: Taylor Dube, Richie Carbone, Amy DeCelles, Sara
Elwell, Samantha Gumtow, Kim Haley, Kasaey Hill, Nichole
Layon, Evan Lord, Dan McCauley, Michael O’Connell, Briana
o Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Billerica
The Cycle Of Abuse”
o Students: Joharrah Samson, Aida Rivera, Brian Ramunno,
Marianne Oliveira, Gardy Elivert, DeAndra Davis, Jessica
Davis, Bryan Christie, Andrew Beckford-Rosario, Maranjellie
Abreu, Mathews Alves DeSouza, Richard Monexant
o Everett High School
The PSA finalists can be viewed at boston.com or at
To learn more about teen dating violence, please
Since he began serving as Middlesex District
Attorney in January 2007, Leone has launched a number of
initiatives to better serve victims and enhance the
investigation and prosecution of domestic violence cases.
Leone created the office’s Domestic Violence Unit, a team of
specific prosecutors and victim witness advocates charged
with investigating and prosecuting DV cases. That unit also
offers comprehensive trainings for local police departments
as well as organizes community-based Domestic Violence
Roundtables throughout the county. In addition, Leone
created a first-of-its-kind program to help victims of
domestic violence during the restraining order process.
Specifically, because prosecutors are not allowed to
represent victims during that process, Leone’s office has
partnered with private law firms to help assure that victims
are afforded pro bono legal services during these
restraining order hearings that are critical in helping
victims extricate themselves from abusive relationships.
Leone’s office has also partnered with organizations to form
community-based DV rapid response programs.
Last weeks Selectmen's
meeting by Linda Hubley
Tuesday June 2, Selectmen
met to continue with their annual committee appointments and accepted a
donation of $250 for the ladder truck committee. The summer meeting schedule
was set with the dates being June 8 and 16; July 7 and 28; August 11 and 25th.
Other topics included the
bid for the storm windows at the South Union School came in well under the
figure that was set aside. Under bid laws, a certain percentage of the
project money can be spent under a cap so Facilities Manager Phil Rinehart
asked selectmen if they would approve the purchase of several more windows
to make the building energy efficient. Selectmen approved the purchase of
seven additional windows at a cost of $17,190 on condition that they receive
in writing where it states that 25% of the total of a project can be used
without going out to re-bid. Selectmen also wants wording in the contract
that the work will be completed no later than August 31, 2009.
Permission was granted to
place a transmitter/receiver on the cemetery building to connect to the
Senior Center so that the Cemetery could utilize the town’s intranet. The
board also supported in a letter $4,000 for survey work for the Nichols
House and the Stony Brook Museum through CPA funding. Selectmen also
appointed Matt Cassell as summer activity Director of the Southborough Youth
and Family summer programs. It would be a six week program, 24 hours per
week at $25 per hour. Mr. Cassell is currently on the staff at Trottier
Middle School. Selectmen also want to look into the policy for computer use,
especially personal computers, while working for the Town of Southborough.
Selectman Sal Giorlandino would like to hold another town wide employee
management summit meeting for department heads and volunteer chairs of
boards and committees in the very near future.
The Metrowest Growth
Management Committee will be bestowing Southborough Town Planner Vera Kolias
with their Annual Regional Spirit Award at their annual dinner which is
tonight. Southborough Selectmen will attend.
The most contentious item
of the night was about computers for the Southborough Police Department.
Currently, Chief Moran says there are only seven computers in the police
station. One is in the communications center, one is in use by the Dare
officer, one used by herself, another by her administrative assistant, one
not currently hooked up in the booking room and one used by Sergeants,
detectives and officers and one that was Chief Webbers that has not been
returned to the police station by the IT person (it was returned from Chief
Webbers home). Chief Moran told the selectmen that the IT person claims the
department has nine computers and the chief thinks he is counting both the
LEAPS and the RMV computer systems which belong to the state.
Chief Moran came before the
Board of Selectmen asking for permission to purchase two new computers and
essential contracting services from the Harvard funds. She said that the one
computer used by officers, detectives and the Sergeants is not an ideal
situation with confidential information on it. It is also not a timely
matter when officers come in to do their reports. Selectmen will look into
having the IT person give back Chief Webbers computer and approved funding
for the new computers.
Sports & Recreation
- No sports scheduled
6/11/09 AVTHS - No sports scheduled
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
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.
Name____________________________________________ M___ F___
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
MAIL by June 19th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.
67 Pine Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-879-0001
Please note any medical conditions which may affect your child’s
Check your clocks!!
Power outage this morning left Westborough
and Southborough customers without power for over twenty minutes. Not
sure what caused the problem, but I do know just up the street on Flanders
Road they are upgrading the power and putting in new larger poles.
June 9, 2009 - Southborough resident and author Donna
McDaniel talks to a crowd of listeners as she describes the events written
about in her new book
Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship :
Quakers, African Americans
and the Myth of Racial Justice.
The book explores
race relations and religion in the United States.
It is a story of injustice,
of Quaker slaveholders vs. Quaker abolitionists, and of the racism of
earlier centuries and today.
A “nation of cowards”?
Examining the historical relationship between
Quakers and African Americans
the material focuses on Quakers, there is food for thought for a
wider audience. The messages of the book are applicable 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 McDaniel 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
Southborough Police Chief Search Committee candidates interviewed
June 9, 2009 by Linda
Hubley - Selectmen interviewed a field of sixteen candidates last night for
the Southborough Police Department Chief search committee. Many of those
interviewed were long time or lifelong residents of Southborough. Potential
committee members were told it would most likely be a three month commitment
with one or more nights per week as Southborough needs to move forward and
appoint a permanent police chief. Selectmen were gladdened by the fact that
nearly a dozen and half residents had applied to be on the committee.
Although interviews were conducted last night, the Board will discuss the
qualities of the candidates for the search committee at their next meeting
which is scheduled for June 16.
Among those that had
applied for the committee was David Ferris who grew up in town and
remembered Chief Webber teaching boxing in the department basement. Mr.
Ferris has a law degree and did some criminal justice work while in college.
Susan Dargan, long time school committee member and regional school
committee member also tossed her hat into the ring. She currently is a
professor at Framingham State College and has worked with the Framingham
Police Department. Next up was Paul Smith who grew up in a single parent
household of nine children. He joked that although they never were in
serious trouble there was always interaction with their local police
department. Mr. Smith is currently working as a postal employee in town and
has been a facilities manager of a college and high school. Jim Hegarty
interviewed next. Jim currently conducts special investigations with the FBI
and other police departments around the country. He also served on the
recreation Commission and is a current advisory committee member.
Neighborhood told the Selectmen that she has been active in the community
and has worked with the police department on traffic related issues on
Southville Road. Linda is a mom and works as a special education advocate.
Southborough developer and lifelong “boro”s resident is interested in
becoming a member of the committee to ensure that Southborough gets the best
qualified chief the town can have. Mr. Giblin has served on numerous
committees and is a former Northborough selectman chair. Richard Locke a
former advisory committee member and coach, mentor and tutor. Tim McHugh is
a former Coast Guard member and has worked with law enforcement in smuggling
situations and has the background for the committee as a former personnel
board member. Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro who stated that the fire
and police many times have to share resources and work as a team. Chief
Mauro is also a former police communications and administrator for the
police department. He has served on several search committees in
Southborough and surrounding communities and most recently for the ARHS
principal to replace Mr. Gallagher. Long time resident and local lawyer Mr.
Bill Pezzoni decided he would like to serve on the committee as he would
like to see more communications and relationships formed with students of
all the schools including Fay and St. Marks.
John Rooney has worked in
the DA’s office and now works with a law firm and represents police
departments, hospitals and chiefs in defense work. He would like to give
back to the community. His father rose through the ranks in Waltham to
eventually become police chief. Mr. Rooney understands fully the time
commitment and respect it takes to become a police Chief. Russ Millholland
who has served in numerous capacities on town boards including Advisory
Committee and Personnel board. Mr. Millholland is also a former Human
Resource officer with the former Norton Company now St. Gobain in Worcester.
David Rueger is recently retired and wants to become more involved with his
community. He has held jobs as director of major projects and has done
interviewing, hiring and firing in that capacity.
Esther Lesieur has lived in
town over fifty-two years and has raised two sons in town. She has is
involved with the housing authority, twirlers, ran a beauty shop and
volunteers with young people in correctional situations. Another long time
resident Barbara Murphy wants to get back into being involved with the
community. Ms Murphy has been on the housing authority and is very involved
at St. Matthew’s Church in town. She was a former director of Fidelity and
John Hancock and has professional experience with the hire/fire process.
Desiree Aselbekian has already done many things in her young life. A
lifelong resident, Desieree ran while in high school for school committee
and won. She went on to also win a spot on the regional school committee.
She also worked for Senator Pam Resor’s office and is a special education
Questions asked of the
candidates by the selectmen were “Have you ever experienced a life situation
where someone was being treated unfairly and what did you do”. “What
qualities would you be looking for in a police chief?” “Are you familiar
with the Southborough Police Department and its operations and officers?”
“Is the police department under funded or over funded and several more
After the interviews,
Personnel Board member Stephen Morrealle questioned the board as to why they
think Interim Police Chief Jane Moran should automatically go to a finalist
position. He said that he thought it was unfair and represented a “why
should I apply approach, it’s a done deal situation.”
Tensions rose as Selectmen
Chair Sal Giorlandino said from the start that Chief Moran has done an
excellent job being tossed into the position as former Chief Webber’s
illness became more pronounced. He said it would be unfair not to have Chief
Moran in the final pool of candidates and that it would not reflect that she
would ultimately get the job. That the committee that will be formed will
form their own opinions of who they will ultimately recommend to the board
for the Chief’s position. Selectmen, Bonnie Phaneuf sided with the chair
that Chief Moran should automatically be in the finalist spot.
More Scenes from ARHS Class of 2009 Graduation
June 9, 2009
- Photos taken at the Trottier School Concert. A great group of talented
Thank you to our Season 13 Sponsor
Tomasso, Southborough's premier dining establishment and
their sister market Panzano have teamed up with Steeple to
deliver great music and drive more dollars to local
Thank you to Tom Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano
and Tomasso for their generous support!
Greetings fellow music fans,
It's June, which means it's almost time to wind down the
coffeehouse season and focus on festivals and other fun
summer stuff. Speaking of festivals, two things:
Falcon Ridge - Emily and I and a bunch of our friends
will all be
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival again this year. If you go,
or are thinking about going, drop us a line so we can be
sure to meet up with you there. We'd love to have some of
you camp with us if you are looking for a place to pitch
Boston Folk Festival - I am once again serving as the
Crew Chief for the Coffeehouse Stage at the Boston Folk
Festival. Early word was that there wasn't going to be a
BFF this year, but that has changed! Please come out to
support WUMB and say hello.
Five O'clock Shadow - Before we kick off summer though,
we have one more fantastic show for you. Back by popular
demand to wrap up 2008-2009 is the amazing vocal group, Five
O'clock Shadow. Every time we've had them, it's been a
sellout, and we expect this time to be no different. So get
your tickets early (on line at
Brown Paper Tickets). FOCS high energy performance is
the perfect way to kick off the summer.
Tomasso Trattoria - This is your last chance this season
to take advantage of Tom Prince's amazing offer of 20% off
your entire bill with a reservation and a paid Steeple
ticket (Friday or Saturday night, the week of the show)!
It's the best restaurant around and this is a hell of a
deal. Don't miss out.
See you at the June show, and hope to see some of you at the
festivals this summer.
Five O'Clock Shadow, the
all-vocal rock band from Boston, is living proof that a band
without instruments can still rock! Using the same tech
wizardry that guitarists have been using since the dawn of
rock, Dan, Oren, Paul, and Caleb morph their voices into
shredding guitar riffs and soaring solos right before your
very ears. Meanwhile, their one-man vocal rhythm section,
Stack, lays down his "beatbass": mouth beats and vocal bass
thundering forth from his face, both at the same time! Yet
when you take away all the speakers, amps, and microphones,
these guys are still singers right down to the soul!
Also known as "FOCS", Five O'Clock Shadow has vocally rocked
audiences of all ages throughout the US and Japan, and in
every kind of venue. Through their educational program FOCS
has presented workshops and concerts to thousands of music
students from coast to coast. FOCS also has a long list of
distinguished corporate clients including Panasonic, LG
Electronics, Clear Channel Entertainment, EMC Corporation,
and Mohegan Sun. They've performed for the Boston Celtics,
the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the NFL
Football Hall of Fame. Numerous TV appearances include
VH-1's "//break.through/", FOX News, WB's Morning Show, A&E,
ESPN, and many more. And MTV Online even called Five O'Clock
Shadow "the number one vocal pop band of the new millenium!"
Doors open at 7:00.
Music starts at 7:30.
In Advance: $17 General/ $15 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $20 General/ $18 Students & Seniors
Brown Paper Tickets.
Tomasso's Generous Offer
Tomasso Trattoria has offered patrons of Steeple a
has offered a
discount towards the entire dinner bill for Steeple
Coffeehouse patrons on either Friday or Saturday night
the week of the show. To take advantage of this
- Make reservations for either Friday or Saturday
- Mention Steeple Coffeehouse when you call.
- Bring a printed receipt from your Brown Paper
Ticket online purchase.
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go
towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving
spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the
Southborough Food Pantry to each show. Currently the Food
Pantry is in need of the following items:
1% Parmalat Milk
Small dish detergent*
Small laundry detergent*
* these items cannot be
purchased with food stamps.
When donating items, please check the expiration dates as
the Food Pantry won't be able to use old items. Thank you!
Anniversary of the Worcester Tornado
try this again, for some reason this article for the website did not publish
last night along with the rest of the items. Yesterday, June 9, marked the
56th anniversary of the Worcester tornado. This tornado was on
the ground from Petersham, MA to Southborough a total of 46 miles which had
held the record in New England for on the ground tornado until last years
unprecedented tornado in New Hampshire which went for 51 miles. The
Worcester tornado killed 94 people including three in Southborough. Roads
affected by the tornado were Parkerville Road, Middle Road, Mt. Vickery,
Woodland, Cordaville and Breakneck Hill Roads along with Route 9 before the
tornado disappeared over the Fayville Dam. At Breakneck Hill Road, farmer,
Mr. Ray Davis captured some of the only video of the tornado and destruction
in it’s path including his barn.
Worcester Tornado, June 9, 1953"
William F. Chittick
84 Minutes, 94 Lives" by John M. O’Toole and Marvin Richmond
working in Worcester monitoring tree crews cutting for the Asian Long Horned
Beetle, I was able to talk to Mr. O'Toole for several hours one day as his
large Silver Maple became a victim of the beetle. Mr. O'Toole had
several fascinating stories on the tornado and the area of Burncoat and
Greendale sections of Worcester which had been ravaged by the tornado of 53
and now with the Asian Long Horned Beetle. I've talked to many people in the
last several months who remembered the tornado and told me which houses
survived, which had come down, how they had escaped and some who did not.
showing footage of the tornado:
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Friends of Southborough Recreation
for an evening of wine, refreshments and information
June 11th, 7:30pm
Southborough Riverfest 2009
Sunday June 14
PROVINCETOWN DAY TRIP
Saturday, June 27th
sign up deadline is (Thursday)June 11
TALL SHIPS CRUISE
Saturday, July 11th
Tournament-June 13 & 14
CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION
Drop In Tennis Clinic
July 1, 25 & August 8, 22
Ages 17 & up
Saturdays from 9-10am
Registration is not required. Pay $10 as you attend each
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
Wishing for a Skateboard Park
June 8, 2009 -
This group of talented young people just finished filming a video on
skateboarding that will be presented to the Selectmen next week. A
work in progress, these youngsters are learning the values of self promotion
as a group to procure a skateboard park in Southborough. Skateboarders
oftentimes get a bad rap for their boarding on private property (mostly
businesses) or public ways and school-yards. This group is promoting
the idea of a destination point for one to skate legally within
Southborough. There are several skate
parks in other cities and towns that have mostly been acquired through a
combination of private funds and grants. A goal that the Southborough
Recreation will try to address through finding a suitable location and the
money to build. If you build it will they come? I believe so. I
walk by two skateboard parks daily in Worcester and am truly amazed at the
athletic ability and the creative boarding that the participants of
Worcester recreation and parks skateboard park attempt. In the
Southborough Forums I started a topic on a skateboard park last week before
even knowing it was on the town's agenda.
Algonquin Graduation Class of 2009
June 8, 2009 -
Thanks to Southborough News photographer Chris Wraight we bring you more
graduation photos. The News will put up more as the week goes on. If
you are a graduate of Assabet Valley Technical High School or a graduating
Southborough College Senior, please feel free to send in your photos to
BEEDE, Jefts Grover 91, of
Southborough, MA, died Thursday, June 4, after a short illness. An alumnus
of Brown University, he was an engineer and machine-tool inventor who had a
life-long passion for electrical and mechanical innovations of all kinds. He
worked for several prominent area machine tool companies and held several
patents. He served in WWII as a Lt. in the Army Corps of Engineers. Beede
was an active member of the Leadership Institute, Washington DC, the Young
Americans for Freedom, and was on the Board of the Reagan Ranch, Rancho
Cielo, California. He was tireless in his efforts to foster increased
political involvement in young people. He will be remembered as a friend who
gave generously of his energy and time as mentor, and a role model as an
advocate of political causes. Born in Worcester MA, Beede was the son of
Marguerite Shurtleff Bennett and Everett Jefts Beede, now deceased, of
Belmont MA. He was predeceased by his son, Gregory Beede, of Hudson, his
sister, Deborah Phillips, his brothers, David Beede of Belmont, MA, his
brother Bennett Beede, of Concord, and his step-daughter, Anne-Louise
Lozouski, of Nantucket. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anne (Tamagno)
Beede, his daughters Margarite Landry of Southborough, and Elaine Bennett,
of Corvallis, OR. He is also survived by his step-daughters, Paula Tamagno,
of Framingham, and Laura Tamagno, of Marblehead, and his step-son, Peter
Tamagno, of Framingham, and by his grandchildren, Luke Bennett of Beaverton,
OR, Antonia Bennett of Seattle, WA, Nicholas Roumas, of Southborough, his
step-granddaughter, Jody Stuart of Marlboro, his step-grandsons, Frank and
Harry McDonough of Marblehead, and his step-great-grandson, Michael Stuart
of Marlboro. Relative and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral
service on Wednesday at 11 AM, at the Norton Funeral Home,
53 Beech St. (corner of Union Ave.) FRAMINGHAM. The burial will be private
by the family. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 4-7
pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Framingham Union Aid
Association, 115 Lincoln St. Framingham MA 01702.
First Community Church of Southborough
June 8, 2009 - The church will be holding their annual yard sale on
Southville Road, Saturday June 13.
LIGHTNING: Over the weekend, an atmospheric scientist in Europe
photographed something that resembled a giant luminous squid floating over a
thundercloud in France. It was a strange form of lightning known as a
"sprite." His high-resolution images are featured on today's edition of
http://spaceweather.com along with
observing tips for anyone who would like to see and photograph these
fantastic bolts during the upcoming thunderstorm season.
You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of
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Senior Athletic Awards night
Algonquin Regional High School Graduates 2009
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Regional High School
Assabet Valley Regional
Technical High School