June 20, 2009 - These chickens
really didn't want their photos taken.
Another Side of Fay
June 20, 2009 - A more finished
look to some of the buildings and construction going on at Fay during a
multi-million dollar renovation.
Robert E. Reilly, 71, of Keene, NH died on June 17,
2009, following a brave and gritty battle with heart disease.
Bob was born in Warren, RI on October 24, 1937. He was the son of the late
Lames J. Reilly and Mary King Reilly.
Mr. Reilly graduated from East Providence High School, class of 1954. He
attended Providence College, class of 1959 and the University of
Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Bob received an MBA in 1961. He also
completed his doctorate (ABD) in business and insurance.
He would marry to Barbara Binet on December 27,
1986 in Southborough, MA at the Pilgrim Church. They were married for 22
years. Together they enjoyed homes in Northboro, Boylston and Quincy, MA
before retiring to Keene, NH.
He is survived by his wife Barbara; his daughters, Deirdre Prescott of
Cohasset, MA., Tracy Perrin of Chesterfield, NH., Amy McLaughlin of
Worcester, MA., Megan Orleman of Norwell, MA.,
Maura Reilly of NY, NY, Caitlin Reilly of Braintree, MA; a son, Robert J.
Reilly of Hingham, MA; his sisters, Clare LaVallee,
Patricia Rock, Kathleen Connors, Mary Cahill, Angela Carson, Maureen
Reilly; his brothers, the late Charles Reilly, James Reilly, Francis
Reilly; and his thirteen grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday at the St. James Episcopal Ch. in Keene
at 11am. A celebration of life service is also being held at St. Johns Episcopal Ch. in Hingham, MA on Monday at 11 a.m.
The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Robert E.
Reilly to the Reilly Family Scholarship Fund at Providence College, 1
Cunningham Sqr., Providence, RI. 02918. All
services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home.
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Southborough residents Michael and Meghan McAneny,
an 11th and 10th grader at The Rivers School in Weston, were named to the
high honor roll in recognition of their excellent academic performance during
the 2008-2009 school year.
About The Rivers School Founded in 1915, The Rivers School is an independent, coeducational,
college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6 through 12. The
Rivers community is dedicated to its mission of “excellence with
humanity”—rigorous, challenging programs in a caring community in which each
student is known, understood, and valued. With 440 students from 75
Massachusetts towns, the school offers an intimate and dynamic classroom
environment with an 8:1 student-teacher ratio and an average class size of 12
students. Rivers is a member of the Independent School League (I.S.L.). It
offers 34 honors and Advanced Placement courses, a comprehensive arts
program, and is home to one of the premier music schools in the Boston
area—the Rivers School Conservatory. For more information, please visit www.rivers.org
Neary School 5th Graders Visit State House
20, 2009 -Boston-Last week
on Monday, June 8th, the 5th Grade Class from the
Margaret Neary School in Southborough visited the State House. During
their visit the students had an opportunity to tour the historic building and
meet with both of Southborough’s State Representatives, Representative
Carolyn Dykema and Representative Danielle Gregorie.
Off to the Finals
June 20 - 2009 - Contributed picture of Southborough Major
Girls Softball Team who are advancing to the Finals on Monday night at the
Hudson High School! This is the recreation league which plays teams
form Northboro, Southboro, Westboro and Hudson.
June 20, 2009 - A molting Cardinal
takes a bite of dinner at the home of Southborough resident Cameron Martin.
The Cardinal has lost his crest but it will grow back. Looks kind of funny
Polutchko Southborough, MA who came in first in the
MLB 9 - 10 year olds Pitch, Hit and Run competition held at Fenway Park on
June 18, 2009 - More than just
raindrops, we've had downpours quite a bit lately.
Police Urge Caution
Southborough Police are urging residents to keep their Windows
locked as there have been several torn screens and breaking attempts around
town. Residents have received notices via the town's reverse 911
system. If you have any information concerning the ripped screens or
break in attempts police request that you call Officer Meredith Lobur @ 508-485-2147
Budget Forum - You're Invited
I'd like to invite
you to aCommunity Budget Forum I
will be hosting next Tuesday, June 23rd at the Lincoln-Sudbury High
School in Sudbury
with Noah Berger from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy
Center. I am pleased to also be joined by State Senator Susan Fargo
and State Representative Tom Conroy at the forum.
Over the past few months, the State Legislature has been working to
create our state’s FY10 budget. This annual routine of drafting,
revising and eventually passing a budget - never an easy process - has
become even more complicated this year, due to rapidly changing revenue
predictions and the economic crisis we currently face. Read an op-ed I wrote about the budget process
Forum will be an opportunity to learn more about the state budget
process, the proposed tax increases, and the economic challenges facing
us. It's also your chance to ask questions and make your thoughts heard.
If you are able to attend, please RSVP at Margaret.Ayers@state.ma.us, or
by calling 508-786-3040.
Understanding our State's Budget: A Community Forum with
Guests Noah Berger (Mass Budget and Policy Center), Senator Susan Fargo,
and Representative Tom Conroy
Tuesday, June 23rd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
High School Lecture Hall
390 Lincoln Road
Please march with
me on July 4th at one of the many Independence Day paradesin our
district. I'll be in Harvard at 10:30am, Littleton at 11:30 and Ayer at
please contact my District Director, Peggy Ayres, at 508-786-3040 or
Margaret.Ayers@state.ma.su for more information and to sign up.
Sincerely, Jamie Eldridge
Robin Egg Blue
June 18, 2009 - Did it make it or
not, that is the question as this Robin egg is cracked on the ground below an
of Conservation and Recreation invites interested sportsmen and women, foresters,
land trust and watershed association members and other conservationists to
participate in their Forest Futures Visioning Process at a two-part public
forum in Leominster on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, from 4 – 8 p.m. The first part
of the forum will be a Walk-in-the-Woods at Leominster State Forest off Rte
31 in Leominster, the second part of the form will be held at the Doyle Conservation
Center on Abbot Avenue in Leominster.
4:00 p.m. – 5:30
p.m. Walk-in-the-Woods, Leominster State Forest
DCR Forester Chuck Pernaa will lead
the group to several locations at Leominster State Forest to discuss and view
examples of the forest conditions, management practices, and recreational
uses of some of our state lands. Meet at the Crow Hill Day Use Area
parking lot. From Route 2, on Rt. 31 southbound, travel .9 mile past
the park headquarters on the left-hand side. Please dress for the
weather and wear sturdy shoes. If possible, please car pool.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Public
Forum (Light Food and Refreshments Available)
Please join us for the first of our public forums to elicit your
feedback about public values, goals, and concerns about the management of DCR
forest lands, going forward. The program will begin with approximately
a half-hour of presentations that will provide an overview of the Forest
Futures Visioning Process, basic facts about forests, and key issues. DCR
will collect questions for the subject experts and presenters and answer as
many as time allows. Then, working in small groups, there will be an
hour of organized discussion. The groups will report back to the group
at large about what is important about Massachusetts forestlands, from their
A second similar forum is tentatively scheduled for July 14 at a
location to be determined in the Berkshires.
If you would like to join DCR for the Public Forum on June 23,
please RSVP to MODR@umb.edu
PATRICK AND MENINO ANNOUNCE PLAN TO OPEN TALL SHIPS TO THE
Authority, Massport help ensure public safety funds
available to allow access to scaled-back event
BOSTON, Wednesday, June 17, 2009– Governor Deval
Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino today announced
a plan that will allow for public access to the Tall Ships visiting Boston in
July free of charge. Due to financial challenges faced by the
organizers of the Tall Ships visit, Sail Boston, Inc., as well as constraints
on state and city budgets, the event has been scaled-back compared to prior
years. However, the lack of funds for essential public safety services during
even this downsized event had put in jeopardy public viewings of the
“I am very pleased that local families and visiting tourists will be
able to take part in this wonderful occasion free of charge,” said Governor
Patrick. “I’m thankful for the hard work and cooperation of Mayor Menino, state and city public safety and tourism
officials, and particularly the efforts of the Convention Center Authority
and Massport that will allow for this important
civic event to go forward.”
"Government works best when all parties work
together. I am grateful to Governor Patrick and all of our
partners for working collaboratively to boost business in Boston
without having to sacrifice precious city resources,” said Mayor Menino. “Hosting a public event that is both free and
open to all will be a welcome attraction this year as many of our
residents and families are cutting back on vacation travel.”
The plan brokered by the Governor and the Mayor includes a $1 million
contribution by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) to fund
essential public safety services and the agreement by the Massachusetts Port
Authority (Massport) to bear the costs of the ships
docking at Massport’s piers. The City of
Boston will directly receive $750,000 of these MCCA funds for their public
safety expenses. The remainder of the MCCA funds will go towards the
additional expenditures the state will need to spend to allow public access
to the ships. In addition, Sail Boston, Inc. has agreed to put forward
$250,000 of its funds towards additional State Police costs.
“I am proud that the MCCA can play a role in welcoming Sail Boston and
securing this landmark event for its many local, national and international
visitors,” said James E. Rooney, executive director of the Massachusetts
Convention Center Authority. “Our mission at the MCCA is to generate
significant economic impact to the region, and this event and the energy and
vitality it brings to the South Boston Waterfront, is consistent with that
"Massport is pleased that money is
available to defray the costs of a public event which residents and tourists
will be able to join," said Massport CEO &
Executive Director Thomas J. Kinton, Jr.
“This is a great event for Boston and for Massachusetts, and we thank
the Governor, Mayor, and the Convention Center Authority. The tall
ships visiting Boston is an important international event, and locally
greatly anticipated, and Sail Boston looks forward to making this event
memorable both for the visiting crew and for the visiting public,” said Scott
Ferson representing Sail Boston.
Public viewing and access to the Tall Ships will occur from Thursday
July 9 to Sunday July 12, with the 49 participating ships coming in over
several days in advance. The Boston event will include all of the Tall
Ships that are participating in the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge plus a
number of other Tall Ships representing at least 20 countries. After
the Boston visit, the ships will sail on their next leg in Halifax, and then
from Halifax to Belfast.
The public will be able to view ships at a number of piers, including
Battery Wharf, Long Wharf, Rowes Wharf, Moakley
Courthouse, Charlestown Navy Yard, World Trade Center and Fish Pier. The
public will be able to actually board some of the largest and most popular
Tall Ships only at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Fish Pier, and the World Trade
Center. These ships will be accessible from 5-10 PM on July 9-10
(Thursday and Friday), and 12 PM to 10 PM on July 11-12
As previously announced, financial constraints on the part of the
organizers will not allow for a Parade of Sail (ships entering the harbor at
the same time) or two previous planned fireworks displays.
an Outdoors-Woman (BOW)
program focuses on the learning of outdoor skills - skills traditionally
passed from father to son - but valuable to anyone wishing to enjoy outdoor
A sampling of workshop offerings may include basic fishing, beginning
shotgun, kayaking, map & compass, reading the woods, archery, pond and
stream adventures, nature photography, martial arts, outdoor and game
cooking, edible plants and much more.
Designed primarily for women, it is an opportunity for anyone 18 years
of age or older who may have never tried these activities, but wants an
opportunity to learn. Co-sponsored by local conservation/sporting groups.
Join the BOW e-Mail List -- Sign up for the Becoming an
Outdoorswoman e-mail list and get registration materials sent to you when
they are ready! All you need to do is send an email to join-BOW-Massachusetts@listserv.state.ma.us.
(No subject or message is needed.)
A Work in Progress
June 17, 2009 - Construction continues on the new primary school for
Fay School that incorporates the Goodnow house on
the grounds of Fay School. The primary school is anticipated to open in
the fall of 2010.
June 17, 2009 - An employee of J
and J sons, the current contractor for Southborough's fields and grounds mows
NIGHT-SHINING CLOUDS: On June 16th, a remarkably intense display of
electric-blue noctilucent clouds (NLCs) swept
across Europe. Sightings were made in Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands,
France, Germany, Poland and the British Isles. These mysterious clouds are
known to flourish during years of solar minimum--and 2009 is such a
year. This means more NLCs may be in the offing, not only over Europe
but also North America and elsewhere. Check http://spaceweather.com for images, movies,
and observing tips.
THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING SUNSPOTS: The sun is in the pits of the
deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Where have all the sunspots gone?
Scientists studying a jet stream deep inside the sun may have found the answer.
Find the full story at http://spaceweather.com.
Frank Ralph Locke, Jr, 75, of Southborough died on
Monday June 15, 2009 at his home.
He was the husband of Dorothy (Sparrow) Locke for over 22 years.
Ralph was a 1952 graduate of Franklin High School. He was a US Army Veteran
serving in Korea.
After his service in the military, as a self taught mechanic, he owned and
operated Route 9 Gulf in Fayville, for a while,
and later moved his business to the center of Southborough. He ran
Southborough Gulf for over 14 years before he join McCarthy Pools of
Southborough as a mechanic. Ralph retired after 22 years of service. He was
an avid sports fan and was one of the founders of Southborough Men’s
Softball League in the mid ’60; and he initiated acquiring the lights for
the field at Woodward School. Ralph planted a terrific vegetable garden
each year, which he shared with friends.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his mother Esther (Sheffer)
Locke of Franklin; his daughters, Kristine Simone & her husband Zachary
of Alton Bay, NH; Tracey Podue, CO; Ashley Locke
of Southborough; his stepchildren, J.Timothy Lane
& his wife Nicole of Worcester; Christopher Lane of Machias
Port, ME; Alan Lane of Marlborough; Amy Lane of Upton; Kelley Stark &
her husband Robert of Worcester; a sister, Marjorie Osgood of Franklin; 16
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
At Ralph’s request, funeral and burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Metro West Homecare
& Hospice, 85 Lincoln St. Framingham, MA 01702
Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main
St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)
Jonathan W. Watkins of Hubbardston;
58 HUBBARDSTON Jonathan W. Watkins, 58, of Hubbardston, died suddenly on
Saturday, June 13, 2009. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Diane E. (King)
Watkins; a son, Joshua D. Watkins of Hubbardston; two daughters, Maegan A. Powers and her husband James of Worcester and
Deirdre M. Watkins of Hubbardston; a brother, Jeffrey C. Watkins of
Northborough; his father, Earle Q. Watkins of Southborough; and a large
extended family. He was born in Framingham, the son of the late Eleanor W.
(Woodbury) Watkins. He grew up in Southborough and lived in Worcester before
moving to Hubbardston 16 years ago. Jonathan was a graduate of Algonquin
Regional High School in Northborough and earned a Bachelor's degree in
Industrial Arts from Fitchburg State College. As a teenager, he spent many
happy times camping with his father in New Hampshire and Vermont. In the
1970's he was a member of the Southborough Companies of Militia and Minute.
For almost 30 years, he worked as a store manager at Radio Shack with the
last 16 years in Leominster. He also taught Industrial Arts at North
Brookfield High School for four years. His interests were auto repair,
carpentry, fishing and traveling. He was especially fond of vacationing in
Aruba. WATKINS Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from
4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17th, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main
St., Holden. The funeral service for Jonathan will
be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18th, in the funeral home with burial
following in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Winchendon EMT Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box
125, Winchendon, MA 01475; or the Town of Rindge Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund,
P.O. Box 163, Rindge, NH 03461. www.milesfuneralhome.com
Faye L. Nykvist (Ogilvie)
NYKVIST, Faye L. (Ogilvie)
Of Thornton, NH and Southborough, MA, died on June 11, 2009 at age 61 at the Metrowest Medical Center Framingham, surrounded by
family. Beloved wife of the late William E. Nykvist
who passed away in January 2009. Loving daughter of the late Raymond Ogilvie
and Olive (Holbrook) Ogilvie. Raymond was a Charter Member of the Weston
Rotary Club and Olive was a member of the DAR. Faye also leaves many loving cousins
in MA, Maine and Colorado and many dear friends. Born in the town of Waltham,
MA she was a graduate of Weston High School and Endicott College and worked
in the fashion design field at Priscilla of Boston and Grover Cronin,
Waltham. She also worked at Midway Auto in Natick for several years and did
some promotional modeling as well. Faye spent many years as a loving
homemaker and she shared her passion for traveling, camping, gardening, and
sports with her husband, Bill. She also loved to cook and created many of her
own recipes. Faye and Bill enjoyed spending time at their mountain retreat in
Thornton, NH. From 1978-1979, Faye was President of the Southboro
Newcomers Club. Funeral services will be private. A memorial service is being
planned for a later date.
Patricia M. Nickerson, of Lyndonville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June
14, 2009 at the Medina Memorial Hospital.Pat was
born in Albion, November 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Wayne and Marie (Robinson)
Sargent. A graduate of Albion High School, Class
of 1951, she married Robert Nickerson on February 2, 1952. She worked at
FMC as a secretary and became a hairdresser. She owned and operated a shop
at her Highland Avenue home for many years. When the couple moved to
Southborough, MA, she managed Hair Works, a salon in Southborough. She also
was employed by Angelo Leone, M.D. for many years.Pat
was the glue for her family. She kept things together and was very
organized. She saw only good in people and always
smiled. Many will remember her as the catalyst for family events and the
numerous social gatherings with her friends. The Nickerson's wintered in
Florida and spent many happy summers at their home on Lake Ontario.Survivors include her husband of 57 years,
Robert; four children, Debbie Klein of Fort Collins, CO, Daniel (Julie)
Nickerson of Lewiston, Robin (Mark) Viklund of
New Milford, CT, and Tim (Brenda) Nickerson of Boylston, MA; 14
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl "Sonny"
(Pat) Sargent and William (Barb) Sargent, both of Albion; two sisters, Shirley (Richard)
Bielak and Margaret (Loren) Johnson, both of
Medina; her brother-in-law, Robert T. (Pat) Fox of Medina; many nieces,
nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth J.
"Betty" Fox on Dec. 5, 2002. Friends may call on Thursday 3-9 PM
at the Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic
Parish/St. Mary's Church by the Rev. David Griffin. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County or Knights/Kaderli Memorial Fund. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhomemedina.com
June 16, 2009 - This group of skateboarders led by James Falconi (in
middle with blue shirt) presented their case for a skate board park in
Southborough. They met with town Selectmen in a packed hearing room.
They boarders self produced a video as to why Southborough needs a skate
park. Check out their
video by clicking here.
June 16, 2009 - Members of the Rotary Club sat down this morning to
discuss ways to become more visible within the community and to get more
people involved with the Rotary club. For more information click here
June 16, 2009 - Seniors take a computer class at the Town House this
morning. The program is run through the Senior Center and is taught by
a Verizon representative.
Police Chief Search Committee
2009 - Linda Hubley - Tonight, Selectmen appointed the committee of seven for
the police chief search committee. Making that list is Linda Shaffer, John
Rooney, Barbara Murphy, David Rueger, Susan Dargan, Paul Smith and Desiree Aselbekian.
Selectmen once again re-iterated that if Interim Police Chief, Jane Moran,
desires to put in her application for the Chief’s job that she automatically
goes into the finalist pool. The committee will also have a few other rules
such as the time commitment and attendance policy. Selectmen also advised
Town Administrator, Jean Kitchen, to locate a chief from an area town
equivalent to Southborough that the committee could ask questions of or be
advised about what qualities police chief’s need.
also approved the contract to Mountain View of Chicopee to do the
construction phase of the MBTA triangle across from Fitzgerald’s General Store.
This project has been voted and approved at town meeting with CPA funding.
Construction will start as soon as possible. Not all the money for the entire
project was funded. The plantings had been cut out earlier in the process.
That money will hopefully be raised by committee members in a variety of
three dozen young men and women came to the Selectmen’s meeting to present
preliminary plans for a skate park in town. The group with Southborough
Recreation assistance has researched skate parks, designs, expenditures and
locations. The primary spot they would like to see the skate park in would be
at Choate field by the Volleyball net. The skate boarders presented their own
video that they produced to show selectmen why they need a facility. All
funding for the skate park would be through private fundraising and grants.
Before Selectmen could make a decision on the park, more information and
research is needed.
New Paint Job
June 16, 2009 - The Southborough
Senior Center is getting spruced up a bit with a new roof and paint job on
Paving between Exits 11 and 12 in Hopkinton and
A pavement resurfacing project is under construction between exits
11 and 12, from Mile 104.9 to 107.2 in Hopkinton and Westborough on the
eastbound and westbound sides of the MassPike.
Lane closures will be required Monday through Thursday eastbound and
westbound between 7:00am and 5:00pm.
(price is only good for movies that are out for
more than 2 weeks)
Another night another
Roughly 150 Southborough Residents on the north side of town are
without power tonight - June 15. Power is expected to be restored just
before midnight tonight.
June 15, 2009 - A swallow stands
guard at one of the boxes along the Neary fields.
June 15, 2009 - A Bumble Bee dives
into a rhododendron on a rare sunny day this week.
Enjoying the Book
Sale at the Library
June 15, 2009 - There were books galore
for everyone to check out this weekend at the annual book sale sponsored by
the Friends of the Library.
Local Businesses and Organizations Step Up to
Keep Tradition Going
Southborough – In a year and economy that could have easily
n end to privately funded events such as this, the Southborough Summer
Nights Committee is pleased to announce that its Summer Nights festival is
alive and well for 2009, thanks to the generous support of local businesses
and organizations. “We were afraid that this was going to be the year that we
just couldn’t make it happen” said Robin Martin, co-chairman of the Summer
Nights Committee. “We knew that it would be difficult to ask local businesses
for support in this economy, and we didn’t want to pressure the supporters
that have been so good to us in the past. We thought we might have to give up
the fireworks display, at the least.”
In the end, most past
supporters were able to step up again and support Summer Nights, which is the
Town’s single largest annual community event. Bill Depietri
of Capitol Group Properties has co-sponsored the fireworks display since the
event’s inception. The Committee was elated when he told them he was on board
again this year for the same donation. This encouraging news gave them the
hope they needed to ensure that the show go on. It was at that point that the
local non-profit organization, Friends of Southborough Recreation stepped up
to fund the other half of the fireworks. “This is exactly the kind of thing
that we organized the Friends for.” said Melissa Shields and Jill Dratch, board members. “Our goal is to bring this
community together through fun activities for families and children. We are
delighted to be able to impact this event in such an important way.”
Things were rolling. The
next bit of good news came from one of the town’s newest businesses,
Walgreen’s Pharmacy. Store Manager,Jim
Mahoney was so committed to being an important part of his new community that
he agreed to support the event even if it meant that he had to raise the
funds himself in his store. Walgreen’s will be funding the live music at
Summer Nights. Another new sponsor is Choice Car Wash of Boston Road who has
agreed to sponsor the Dunk Tank. As in years past, the Committee counts on
and is grateful to its annual sponsors including Southborough House of Pizza,
Italian Market, The Fay School, Brendon Properties, Middlesex Savings Bank
and St. Mary’s Credit Union.
Summer Nights is now in its
sixth year and is funded through the local donations and volunteer support of
residents and businesses. The event includes inflatable's,
pony rides, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank and bubble romp for the kids.
Live music by the Infractions and the magnificent fireworks display will be
enjoyed by all. It is an evening of free family entertainment and fun. Due to
the popularity and success of the August date last year, this year’s event is
scheduled for Sunday, August 30th at 5:30pm at the Neary School. In the event
of bad weather, the rain date is Monday, August 31st.
For information about
the event or to become a sponsor, contact Robin Martin at 508-333-1221
POLICE 10TH ANNUAL JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY
JULY 13th - JULY 17th
Applications available at:
-Southborough Police Department
-Algonquin Regional High School Office
-Trottier Middle School Office
OPEN TO AGES 12-16 YRS.
$40 FEE INCLUDES 2 SHIRTS, HAT, WATER BOTTLE, AND TRIP TO WATER COUNTRY
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL OFFICER KEVIN LANDRY (508) 485-2121
Rep. Markey co-sponsors
"Medicare for All" bill
On June 12, Rep. Edward Markey became the seventh member of the
Massachusetts Congressional delegation to co-sponsor H.R. 676, the
"Medicare for All" approach to health care reform written by Rep.
Rep. Markey joins Massachusetts Representatives Michael Capuano,
William Delahunt, Barney Frank, James McGovern, John
Olver and John Tierney and 75 other members of
Congress as a co-sponsor of H.R. 676.
Rep. Markey has already played an important role helping to write H.R.
676. When he was initially approached about becoming a co-sponsor in
2006, he expressed support for the goals of the legislation, but had strong
reservations about having a national health plan subjected to an annual appropriations
process. Because of his suggestions, H.R. 676 now contains a Trust
funding mechanism similar to Medicare's.
Dave Bjorkman, a resident of Malden for more
than 20 years, was one of 52 constituents who signed a letter put together by
Jobs with Justice's Health Care Action Committee and MassCare
on May 11 asking Rep. Markey to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 676.
"From my experience working at GE, we know we can't solve the problems
in health care through collective bargaining or by just tinkering with
incremental reforms," he said. Bjorkman
is a machinist at the General Electric Company in Lynn and member of IUE-CWA
"By taking more of the cost of health benefits away from
employers, Medicare for All would make companies more competitive in the
global economy. It would also allow our union to focus on other
priorities," added Bjorkman. For many
years Local 201 has been helping to spearhead health care reform efforts in
Massachusetts. "With Rep. Markey's support for Medicare for All,
everyone can see the momentum for comprehensive reform is growing in
Massachusetts and across the nation."
Bjorkman was also part of a smaller group of
18 constituents who met with Rep. Markey's District Director Mark Gallagher
and Congressional Aide Patrick Lally on May
20. On June 10, along with many other Seventh District constituents, he
leafleted the public urging Markey to support HR 676.
Jobs with Justice
and MassCare are planning more actions to convince
the three remaining Members of Congress from Massachusetts (Reps. Lynch, Neal
and Tsongas) to co-sponsor.
Sports and Recreation 6/16/09 ARHS SPORTS
NEW ENGLAND`S @ BURLINGTON, VT
NEW ENGLAND`S @ BURLINGTON, VT
June 16, 2009 - A few dozen hard
hit tennis balls sit in the Neary skating pond.
School Scores well this year
This year’s athletes at Algonquin Regional High school
should be congratulated on a job well done. Although there were a few tough
losses, there were in between many wins and triumphs of personal victories
along the way. Some ARHS athletes will return, others will move on to college
Algonquin Girl’s Lacrosse lost to Westborough in the
Central Division championships 14 - 6 but going 13-5 for the season;
Algonquin Boy’s Lacrosse went up against St. John’s for the Central Division
2 title but lost 8 - 6 but had a great season of 16 games won to just 2 losses.
ARHS Boys Volleyball lost in the quarter finals to
Lincoln Sudbury but the season went 13 -7. Baseball Central Division I, ARHS
team lost to Westboro but finished with a .800 16 -4 season. Central Division
1 Boys Tennis won over Shrewsbury 3 - 2 for the Championship and finishing
the season 13-3. They lost in the state semi finals to Longmeadow. ARHS Girls
Tennis won the Central Division 1 Championship 4 -1 for a perfect season 16-0
1.000. The team then went on to beat Wellesley in the finals 4 - 1 to take
the State Girl’s Tennis Division 1.
Workers Local #7 entertained the Wayland “A” team and took a
doubleheader winning 9 – 8 in the 1st game scoring the
winning run in the last of the 8th and taking the 2nd
17 - 7. The Local #7 offense was led by Tom Hall who went 5 for 6 and
Mike Narducci going 5 for 7 including a triple.
The Friends of the
Marlboro Seniors hosted the Wayland Gray Sox “B”’s
and split their doubleheader winning the 1st game 16 – 10
and dropping the 2nd 15 – 13. The Friends almost pulled out
the 2nd game scoring 6 runs in the 7th.
Marlboro’s offense was led by Steve Goldstein going 6 for 7 with 2 triples
and Bob Clark 4 for 7 with a triple.
Team Record are the
Friends of the Marlboro Seniors is 7 and 3 and the Iron Workers Union Local
#7 is 9 and 5.
River Fest 2009
June 14, 2009 - Scores of people came out under cloudy and a sometimes
misty day to take advantage of the SUASCO River Fest. In Southborough
it is an annual event co-sponsored by the Sudbury River Watershed
Organization, Southborough Open Land Foundation and the Southborough
Recreation Department. There were fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, canoeing
and more offered.
June 14, 2009 -
Southborough veterans burn American flags in a solemn ceremony at the
Sign of Rain?
June 14, 2009 - Old Farmers tales
tell of when cows lie down the rain comes down.
Mark your calendars for
fee-free weekends this summer:
20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
And to make the fun even more
affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park
Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the
their own special offers.
*Fee waiver includes:
entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.
Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees
collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.