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September 13, - September 19, 2009

Eagle Scout Project

September 19, 2009 - Troop 1 Boy Scout, Michael Rea organized a car wash today to help raise funds for his Eagle Scout project.  Scout Rea will be outfitting and working on building an emergency trailer for use by the Southborough Fire Department.

Trailwork

September 19, 2009 - Scouts from Troop 92 have been working on the trails of the Beals' Preserve in preparation for the open house celebration on September 27th. Pictured above with their leaders are Scott, Sam, Kenny Z. Kenny K, Stanley, Alex, Ed, Jason, Michael and Nathaniel.

Last Goodbye

September 19, 2009 - The funeral procession for the former Southborough Selectman, Thomas McAuliffe passes through downtown Southborough earlier today.

Trail Buddies

September 19, 2009 - On the leash and on the trail, these two trail buddies take time out to rest.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Score

September 19, 2009 - Ready to score, just one more kick.

Livestock 4H Club

There will be a 4H meeting this Sunday Sept 20 at 11:00AM at the Breakneck Hill Farm. We will be reviewing the past year and planning for Heritage Day and the upcoming year. Anyone with an interest in farming and farm animals between the ages of 8 and 18 is welcome. Any questions please call Paul at 508-330-7216

Time to Come Down

September 18, 2009 - Several trees have been marked to come down due to rot and aging at Rural Cemetery.

The Moving Wall - A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. is now on display in West Roxbury from 9/17 - through Sunday - 9/20.
 
There are specific ceremonies held each night at 1700 (5:00 PM) including a Flyover by the Massachusetts Air National Guard this evening.
 
The link to the site is www.themovingwallboston.com
 
 
We must Never Forget those who gave their lives in Vietnam - including one of Southborough's own - Bob Foley

(As a personal note, I have been to the moving wall before when it came to New Hampshire years ago. I went with my mom, dad and my previously young children. I had experienced the Viet Nam war personally in several ways. Notably by the war death of a former 4H member from my childhood club and also of a brother of a classmate. I vividly remember Soldiers coming with her mom to pick her up out of the classroom.  We traced the names of the two soldiers that had lost their lives from my hometown. I had also written as a class room project to several soldiers during their tour. I continued writing to them after the project. Of the four that I'd continued to write to, only one returned home.  It was a very difficult time for a soldier to return home during the Viet Nam Conflict but we opened our house to the soldier I had written to and invited him to dinner when he finally made it home.  The wall if you have seen it before or never seen it before and whether or not you have traveled to Washington DC to see the original is a very moving experience for adult and for those children old enough to understand what those names on that wall stands for.)

Mist and Stone

September 18, 2009 - View of the Beals Farm from Chestnut Hill Road.  Fences of Stone is a book written about Southborough by former resident Nick Noble.  It is still available at the Southborough Historical Society Museum which is open


Up Coming Shows
7:30pm start
doors open at 7:00pm

10.10.09
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

Tickets:
In advance: $14 General/$11 Students & Seniors
At the door: $17 General/$14 Students & Seniors

Tickets available online with
Brown Paper Tickets
or by calling (508) 599 3339.

Jed Marum, Folk/Celtic Singer and Songwriter to Perform at Algonquin Regional High School on Saturday night , October 3, 2009

 Jed Marum will perform a concert to benefit the Algonquin Serenity Garden on Saturday night October 3 at 7PM in the Algonquin Regional High School Auditorium. Jed is a 1970 graduate of Algonquin. Jed Marum albums play regularly on Folk/Bluegrass and Celtic radio programs around the world. His music is also distributed widely on all the major MP3 services. Throughout the US each year Jed plays over 150 shows at festival, club and concert venues.

Reflected in his song writing and song selection is a keen interest in history and the passing of culture from generation to generation. Jed performs traditional songs and contemporary songs in musical style that is both Celtic and American, with strong Bluegrass roots. For more information about Jed see his website: www.jedmarum.com

Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. For more information about the Serenity Garden Project and about how to purchase tickets open the following link http://www.nsboro.k12.ma.us/algonquin/courtyard/Welcome.htm.

For additional information contact Susan Halpin shalpin@nsboro.k12.ma.us

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Sep. 19
 Boys Varsity Football VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Sawink Farm, Westborough

“Land Protection Comes Full Circle” Outing

Saturday October 3, 2:00-4:00pm

Please join SVT for the inaugural outing at the new addition to its Sawink Farm Reservation in Westborough.  SVT Director of Stewardship Laura Mattei and SVT Stewardship Committee Member Whitney Beals will lead this walk. SVT has recently acquired the remaining lot of the Sawink lands. Hear about land protection history, tour the new parcel and take a walk around the loop trail.  SVT members: Free, Non-Members: $10

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

Finn Open House

September 17, 2009 - Tonight, throngs of school children, their parents and grandparents came out to check out the Finn School's Open House and book fair.

PUBLIC FORUM

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADDER TRUCK

September 23, 2009

Cordaville Hall

9 Cordaville Road

7:00-9:00 PM

Residents of Southborough are invited to a Public Forum presented by the Southborough Fire Department Ladder Truck Committee. 

The Ladder Truck Committee will present a power point presentation highlighting the needs and requirements for this valuable piece of equipment.  Residents can question the committee about the need for the ladder truck. 

The decision to purchase a new ladder truck will be voted at the Special Town Meeting, Tuesday September 29th at the Trottier Middle School.

Thomas W. Mc Auliffe, 76, of Dennis Port and formerly a long time resident of Southborough died Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Beth Israel Hospital, after a short illness.

He was the loving and devoted husband of Marjorie (Lumsden) McAuliffe for nearly 53 years.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Henry and Marion (Hankard) McAuliffe.

Mr. McAuliffe was a 1952 graduate of the former Peter's High School in Southborough and he was a U. S. Marine Veteran serving in Korea.  Tom was a manager for many years for the Mass. Department of Medical Assistance, retiring in 1998.  For over 30 years he served the green hills of Southborough, as he fondly referred to it, 27 of those as one of their Selectmen.  He was also a member of the Southborough Lions Club, VFW, Choate Post 3276, Fayville Athletic Assoc. and St. Anne Church of Southborough.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Michael McAuliffe of Franklin, TN; Colleen McAuliffe of NYC; Thomas McAuliffe of Southborough; James McAuliffe of Loganville, GA; Maryann Dintino Krider of West Jefferson, NC; Marjorie Burdick of Yorktown Heights, NY; his sister, Patricia Finn of Marlborough; his brother, Richard McAuliffe of Ft Pierce, FL; and 13 loving grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)  40 Main St.  Southborough.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough.  Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Thomas W. McAuliffe Scholarship Fund
% Southborough Town House,   17 Common St. Southborough, MA 01772    
 

Always Looking for that Next Volunteer

September 17, 2009 - Southborough CERT and MRC are always looking for new volunteers. Click here to learn more.

BARKTOBERFEST 2009
September 20

 

Barktoberfest is back and better than ever! Join us at this family- and dog-friendly event to raise funds to help the invisible dogs in town pounds. Watch the championship Weston Whirlwinds Flyball Team demonstrations, ask your questions of the training and vet experts, treat your canine companion to a massage or reiki session, enjoy great food (for people too!) and more! Walk Fur Dogs individually or form a team - all proceeds go to help the dogs in town pounds. Click here to download a walk form now or sign up online and start lining up those sponsors! Enjoy a great day outside with your dog and family! Barktoberfest is at the Westford 4-H Fairgrounds, Westford, MA from 11 am - 3 pm.

 
Senior Center Happenings

Brookfield Orchards

Mini-Bus Trip

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Bus leaves at 9:00am from the Senior Center

Lunch at the Beautiful Salem Cross Inn

in West Brookfield, MA at 11:30am

Suggested Donation is $20.00

(Donation is for the Lunch)

 

Brookfield Orchards is a picturesque central Massachusetts

landmark where quality is a dedicated tradition. The Orchards

are owned and operated by the third generation of the

Lincoln family. It has an old-fashioned flavor of a Country Store

offering a large selection of apples. Cider, cheese, jams, honey,

maple products, a “penny candy” corner, a “book nook”,

antiques, collectibles, crafts and more!

The “Salem Cross Inn” is a beautiful restaurant which has

established a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in

New England. Pick from a list of 4 entrée’s which is

available at the front desk.

Call (508) 229-4453 to sign up!

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Sep. 18
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Soccer @ Tahanto Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ North Middlesex H S High School 4:00PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ North Middlesex H S High School 5:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Sep. 18
 Boys JV Golf @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions Red Farms 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country VS Clinton High School   3:30PM
Friends of Recreation Fundraisers

Jenny Boston Boutique - September 24

Portraits in Silhouette - October 3&4

 

BIKE TOUR OF SUDBURY VALLEY TRUSTEES

 CONSERVATION LAND

In Sudbury and Wayland

Saturday September 26, 10:00am-2:00pm

Avid biker and SVT member Dick Williamson will lead a casual 15-20 mile bike tour of Sudbury Valley Trustees properties. Beginning at SVT headquarters at Wolbach Farm, attendees will cycle to numerous properties in Sudbury and Wayland, where they will be led on short walks.  Bring a lunch for a noontime stop at Sudbury’s Round Hill.  Helmets are required.  This program is open to riders of all abilities including families with appropriate child carriers (seat or trailers). Registration Required. Members: $5, Non-Members: $15

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

 

 

Town of Southborough, MA

Emergency Management Agency

21 Main Street, Southborough, Massachusetts, 01772

(508) 485-3235 / (508) 485-3887-fax

 In July 2009, the Town of Southborough became the 9th community in Massachusetts to receive full certification as a StormReady Community. This is a national certification granted jointly by the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

StormReady is a program that is designed to enhance a community’s awareness, preparedness, response, recovery, emergency public notification and public education related to hazardous weather events. In the process it also enhances the community’s overall emergency management plan, increasing the safety of citizens at all levels and phases of significant emergencies and disasters.

Many New Englanders do not realize but our area of the country is susceptible to every type of weather hazard, except sand storms. The most significant danger facing our area, however, is the public’s lack of first-hand experience which leads to a false sense of security and immunity from disasters. The fact is that weather disasters will occur in New England and without a full understanding of the consequences and taking steps now to prepare the results will be, well, disastrous.

While the Town has developed an extensive StormReady preparedness and public notification plan, the best method to ensure the safety of you and your family is to become educated and prepared personally. Weather hazards, factual information and preparedness steps can be located all over the internet (including: www.Ready.gov , www.Mass.gov/MEMA , www.cdc.gov , & www.nws.noaa.gov ). We encourage everyone to take some time to become educated and prepared.

Unfortunately, it is not feasible to explain the entire plan in detail within this press release; therefore we have decided to focus on the Public Notification Section only. The full StormReady Plan in its entirety is available at www.southboroughma.com  and www.southboroughfire.org  under the Emergency Management Section. There is also a printed copy for viewing available by contacting Neal Aspesi at the Southborough Emergency Management Agency, 21 Main Street, 508-485-3235 ext 437, naspesi@southboroughma.com.

STORMREADY PUBLIC NOTIFICATION INFORMATION ON REVERSE SIDE

"ENSURING COMMUNITY SAFETY THROUGH EDUCATION AND PREPAREDNESS" "ENSURING COMMUNITY SAFETY THROUGH EDUCATION AND PREPAREDNESS"

SOUTHBOROUGH STORMREADY PUBLIC NOTIFIACTION INFORMATION

Public Notification:

There are three phases of public notification within the Town’s Plan. These are based on the threat level and danger to life safety.

Phase I:

Most Weather Warnings and Watches issued for the Southborough area will be posted on the Town’s Public Access Cable Television Stations (both Charter and Verizon) as either a full screen posting or scrolling message. Information will also be posted on the internet at www.southboroughfire.org (on the Main Page or under the Emergency Management section). Postings will include information on the Weather Watch/Warning Issued, Associated Hazards and Actions the public should take.

Phase II:

For more severe weather threatening the area the Town will additionally send out Warning Messages via the Town’s Reverse 9-1-1 phone system. Similar messages may also be sent out via the Public School’s Connect-Ed phone messaging system.

Phase III:

For weather that poses an imminent life safety threat to Southborough, the Town will activate the air horns located on the roof of the Fire Station on Main Street. Effective immediately, the air horns will only sound if there is a threat to public life safety and not to notify firefighters of calls as was their purpose in the past. Upon hearing the air horns, the public should immediately take shelter and access the Cable Television Stations or Internet Site as noted in Phase I above. If you do not have TV or Cable access or the power is out, take shelter in a small room in the inner most part of any building/home or basement (away from windows) until at least 30 minutes after skies clear or when notified by a Police or Fire Official. NOTE: DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless you have a true police, medical or fire emergency as the Emergency Communications Center only has one dispatcher who will be busy with ongoing incidents and unable to answer non-emergency questions.

Post Event Safety:

If a disaster occurs, be aware that many dangers continue to exist post disaster, including the following hazards: Electrical, Fire, Explosion, Carbon Monoxide, Collapse and Trip/Fall. Take personal steps to remain safe and follow all directions provided by emergency services.

The Southborough Emergency Management Agency continues to strive in meeting its mission goal of ensuring the safety of the Community and Citizens of Southborough. The development of the Town of Southborough StormReady Plan will implement steps to help meet our mission. Unfortunately due to the limited staffing combined with the vastness in disaster types we cannot meet our mission alone. We strongly encourage the public to take the time and steps to become educated and prepare themselves (and family/business) to better ensure your own safety.

If you have any questions, comments or are interested in additional information please contact Neal Aspesi, Director of Operation at the Southborough Emergency Management Agency, 21 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772, 508-485-3235 ext. 437, naspesi@southboroughma.com.

Call to Artists: an Exhibit Opportunity

The Arts Alliance invites area artists to exhibit recent work in its month-long Fall Juried Art Exhibit displayed at Citizens Bank, 17 Pope Street, Hudson. The deadline to register is Thursday, September 24.

Online the registration form can be filled in, downloaded and printed from the website at www.upwitharts.org and then mailed or delivered to: Arts Alliance, 155 Apsley Street, Hudson, MA 01749.

The public is welcome to meet the artists at the reception on Thursday, October 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Prizes donated from area businesses will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the four categories of drawing/prints; photography; painting and three-dimensional/mixed media. Most works may be purchased.

From October 1-30 the wheelchair-accessible exhibit may be viewed during regular banking hours: weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Thursdays until 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon. There is no admission charge.

For more information, visit www.upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646.

 

The Southborough Library

Board of Trustees

has an immediate opening,

due to the relocation

of one our six members.

The Library Trustees are advocates for the budget and services

of the Public Library. They meet on a monthly basis, on the

second Tuesday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. at the Library.

This replacement will be an appointment by the joint Board

of Library Trustees and the Selectmen, effective until May of 2010.

At that time, there will be an election for this position, to serve

the balance of the vacated post, until 2012.

Interested? Please speak with the

Library Director, Jane Cain, by October 1.

Visit the Library, or call (508) 485-5031. Thank you

Southborough Town Meeting

Warrant Articles

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Sep. 17
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Leominster High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Leominster High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Fitchburg H.S. Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 4:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Sep. 17
 Boys JV Golf VS Bay Path Regtechhs   2:40PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Football @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Football VS Hudson High School Football Field 7:00PM

Grand Re-Opening Gold’s Gym Westborough

There will be a grand re-opening celebration of the Gold’s Gym, Westborough.  The gym

has been completely overhauled and upgraded.  An open house will be taking place

Saturday September 26th free classes will be offered to all comers.

Westborough, MA – 09/26/2009

            Gold’s Gym Westborough is holding a Grand Re-opening Open House Saturday

September 26th, 2009 from 9am to 2pm to reintroduce the community to the new and

improved property at 1 Oak St, Westborough, MA  01581

            A special class line up will be presented and open to the community.  Classes

begin at 8:45 am and run until 12:45 pm.  The new class Body Combat will debut from

10 am to 10:45 am.   Several raffles and games will be spaced through out the day. 

Fruits of Labor

September 15, 2009 - Trees seem to be over burdened this fall with the cherry fruits.

This FRIDAY, Sept 18th is the deadline for any Southborough resident to register to vote for the upcoming Special Town Meeting.

If they are interested in participating, they must be an active registered voter.  FRIDAY the Town Clerk's Office is open for any Clerk business (marriage licenses, birth records, dog licenses) as well as the Voter Registration.

TOWN CLERK's OFFICE ONLY:  8am - 8pm  Friday Sept 18th.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING:  Sept 29th, Tuesday night starting 7pm sharp.
Trottier school.
Warrant of all the articles to be discussed are available in 12 locations, including the Town House, Library, Police Station, etc.

 

The Southborough News has just received word that former Selectmen Thomas W. McAuliffe passed away this morning. He was a Selectmen for 28 years from 1970-1999.  There is a photo of him in the upstairs "McAuliffe Room" for which the room had been  named after him upon his retirement as Selectman of Southborough.  More details will be forthcoming as we get them.

Pick-Your-Own / U-Pick Farms

The season for each of these crops may vary from year to year, depending on weather.
It's always a good idea to call ahead to the farm you want to visit to check on picking conditions.

You can't get any fresher than Pick-Your-Own!


Crops Season
strawberries
raspberry
sunflowers
apple on tree
pumpkins
 
Strawberries June
Blueberries & Raspberries July-Sept
Vegetables June-Oct
Flowers May-Oct
Apples Aug-Nov
Peaches July-Sept
Pumpkins Sept-Oct
BATTLE FOR THE AIRFIELD
WWII Reenactment and Living History Event
October 10th and 11th
Stow, MA

The Collings Foundation is proud to announce the third annual WWII Reenactment, Veteran's roundtable discussion and fall open house.
Picture this:

….An undercover Resistance Fighter met with the Allied Forces and showed the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night before an elite German force over took a small grass airstrip just a few hundred feet away. The Allied Forces had to gain control of this airfield so they could fly in much-needed supplies. - It was going to be a tough fight.

There were German machine gun nests set up all over the camp perimeter and the dreaded 88mm Cannon was pointed to the sky waiting for the Allied bombers to fly overhead. Another menace was the German Stuka Dive Bomber aircraft lurking in the sky. The Allies knew they needed a lot of firepower. The commanding officer called in two tanks (a Sherman and Chaffee), troop carriers, jeeps, lots of ammo and a M16 half-track with quad mount .50 caliber machine guns. Over fifty Allied troops made their way through the forest hoping to surprise the Germans. – Just when they were getting ready to attack - a German Fiesler Storch reconnaissance aircraft spotted the troops! They opened fire on the Storch, but it was too late. The plane made a quick turn from a practical standstill and landed at the German camp. The pilot alerted the German unit of the advancing Allies. The Allied soldiers knew – it was now or never!

How will the battle end? Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield and further their advancement? You will have to be here to find out. The Collings Foundation will host a Living History event you will never forget. You will be able to see original equipment from WWII in action. Everything from the cooking utensils to M1 rifles is original. The only event of this type - in the world. – Don’t miss it! More information click here.
 

WHERE : The World War II reenactment will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA. For a detailed map go to: www.collingsfoundation.org/directions.
WHEN :  The reenactments and open house takes place over the weekend of October 10th and 11th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Gate fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Reenactments will occur at 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Veterans roundtable discussion occurs at 1:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Get a birds-eye view of the event! We will be offering PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan flights before and after the "battle".
T-6 Texan flights: $450 45-minute flight
PT-17 Stearman flights: $230 1/2 hour flight
Call to reserve flights: 800.568.8924. No reservations needed for general attendance.

 

SOUTHBOROUGH GARDENERS presents

Scarecrows come to town!

Heritage Day, 2009

Contest and Display – October 10th-17th

 

SOUTHBOROUGH RESIDENTS!!!

Groups~Individuals~Adults~Children

All are welcome to create a Scarecrow!

Displayed on the Community House lawn!

  Prizes awarded in 4 categories!

                                        And……Best of Show!

For information, rules, and official entry form

Visit these locations:

Library-Town Hall-Recreation Center

Or call (508)481-5156 or (508)485-3595

Deadline for entry is October 2nd

Click here for Entry Form

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Sep. 16
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ St. Bernards Central   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Burncoat Senior High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey VS Burncoat Senior High School Algonquin 5:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Sep. 16
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
Time for the Life Jacket

Massachusetts Environmental Police Remind Citizens to Wear Life Jackets, Practice Safe Boating This Fall and Winter

BOSTON – With fall weather almost here, the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) remind boaters that state law requires canoeists and kayakers to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times from September 15 through May 15.

“Boaters should wear life jackets year-round, but during cool and cold weather months, it’s the law in Massachusetts,” MEP Director Aaron Gross said. “Wearing a life jacket could save you from an unwelcome visit from an enforcement officer, and - much more important – it could save your life.”

The MEP point out that beautiful fall days mask water temperatures that are dangerously cold.  If paddlers capsize or fall overboard, they can succumb within minutes to hypothermia (the lowering of a person’s internal body temperature), which deadens arms and legs and renders a victim unable to swim, paddle, or stay afloat.  A related danger, the “cold-water-immersion-reflex” - whereby a victim, shocked by frigid water, involuntarily gasps and ingests a significant amount of water - can lead to death by drowning. 

Massachusetts boating regulations require that all persons aboard canoes and kayaks between September 15 and May 15 wear a Coast Guard-approved Type I, II, or III PFD at all times while a boat is underway.  In addition, the Environmental Police recommend wearing a PFD as standard practice year-round, and remind boaters that children under 12 are required to wear PFDs in boats of all types throughout the year. While most Type I, II, and III lifejackets will not prevent hypothermia, they do give the victim one less thing to worry about: staying afloat.

In the 13 fatal boating accidents in Massachusetts during 2008, 12 of the victims were not wearing life jackets. In the eight fatal boating accidents so far in 2009, six of the victims were not wearing life jackets. Nationally, hundreds of people drown in boating-related accidents each year, and eight out of every ten victims weren’t wearing life jackets at their time of death. 

Life jackets used for compliance with Massachusetts law must be approved by the United States Coast Guard with a clearly marked USCG approval number, in good and serviceable condition, and the correct size for the intended wearer. Boaters should frequently inspect a life jacket’s condition, looking for rips, tears, discoloration, weakened material, insecure straps or zippers, or labels that are not readable.

In addition to wearing life jackets, officials urge boaters to take a boating safety course, operate boats only while sober, and make sure their boats have safety equipment onboard. Visit http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dle/boatrvsafe.htm for links to the MEP boating course schedule, other approved course providers, and information about state boating laws.

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Office of Law Enforcement – also known as the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) – is responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth’s fish and game and boating and recreational vehicle laws. MEP officers enforce laws and regulations related to the protection of natural resources and public parks and land; boat and recreational vehicle use; and hazardous waste disposal. MEP officers serve as stewards of the state’s natural resources, patrolling forests, parks, inland waterways and coastal waters throughout the Commonwealth.

Champion of Tennis in Southborough

September 14, 2009 - R-L Whafung and Ted stand by Pat Richardson.  Pat is well known around town as a tennis instructor and for running the many tennis tournaments within Southborough.  The courts at the Neary School are indeed named for Pat.

A Fine Feathered Friend

September 14, 2009 - A Great Blue Heron stalks its prey on the shores of the Sudbury Reservoir.

A New Season Begins

September 14, 2009  -  Go Pats!!

 SVT 56th Annual Meeting

Sudbury Valley Trustees will recognize four community leaders at its 56th Annual Meeting on Thursday October 1st at SVT’s headquarters at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. The Lewis Conservation Award will be presented to Rebecca Cutting of Sudbury, the Distinguished Public Service Award to Elizabeth Herland of Shrewsbury, Manager of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Complex, located in Sudbury, the Morgan Volunteer Award to A. Bradford Conant of Wayland, and the SVT Steward of the Land Award to long-time Northborough resident, Charles Bradley who has recently relocated to Woodstock, CT.

“These four community leaders truly exemplify the spirit of the Sudbury Valley Trustee awards,” said Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. “They each have dedicated many hours of hard work in support of land conservation in our region, and we welcome this opportunity to recognize their contributions.”

The Lewis Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who “toils in our local environmental vineyards and encourages others to do the same.” The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public official who demonstrates environmental leadership. The Morgan Volunteer Award recognizes dedicated members who have given freely and unselfishly of their time, talents and resources. The Steward of the Land Award is presented to a member who is a model land steward.

This year’s meeting will honor George Lewis, a founding member who along with six neighbors helped establish SVT over 55 years ago.

SVT's 56th ANNUAL MEETING, Thursday October 1, 2009 – 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury

6:00pm - Refreshments and Guided Walk

7:00pm - Business Meeting with Awards and “Recollections of 55 Years of Conservation”

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Sep. 15
 Girls Freshman Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Shrewsbury High School Mount Pleasant 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Sep. 15
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Worcester North   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Ayer High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Parker School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   5:30PM
Sunshine and a little Color

September 13, 2009 - The sun comes out over Southborough and the Sudbury Reservoir.  There is a touch of fall color in the trees around town already.

Southborough Auto Tech

September 13, 2009 - Tucker pumps gas earlier today at local resident and business owner Bill Stapleton's Southborough Auto Tech.  Need to have your vehicle prepped for the winter, get a pair of new snow tires or just fill up your gas tank and have the fluids checked.  Then drive across the lot to their Choice Car wash to get your car a brand new looking shine to it.

 

Mom and Mums

September 13, 2009 - St. Anne's was selling beautiful pots of mums earlier today.

 

Southborough meetings

September 14 -  September 18, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Sept 14 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
MUNICIPAL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE Sept14 8:30 AM Town Admin office town house
PLANNING BOARD
Agenda
Sept 14 7:00 PM Hearing room town house
EMERGENCY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Sept15 10:00 AM Memorial Hall Fire Station
Recycling Committee Sept 15 7:00 PM Conference Room DPW building
PLANNING BOARD [attending Zoning Advisory Committee meeting] Sept 16 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE [ZAC] Sept 16 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
Sept 17 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
WORKPLACE SAFETY COMMITTEE Sept 18 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
14 Monday 15  Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 Saturday 13  Sunday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30am Pool
NO Health Clinic
9:30am Painting Class
9am Unstructured Activities
Closed
9:30 am Tai Chi
9:30 am cribbage
10am Bocci
10:00 AM Creative Writing
9:30am Mah Jongg
10am Canasta
11:00 am Senior Singers
12:00 PM Blue Plate special
12pm Ping Pong
11:30 AM Pain Management through Natural Health care
10am Bocci
12:30 PM Bingo
2:00 PM Fitness
12pm Pitch
2pm Fitness
12pm Pitch
1:00 PM Bridge

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Falconi Golf Tournament  Sept 21:

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Falconi Golf Tournament subcommittee should see Mary or Alice at the front office or call (508) 229-4453. Anyone wishing to donate items to the Falconi Golf Tournament Silent Auction (i.e. major sports tickets, timeshare rentals, etc.) should submit their name and donation description to Mary or Alice at the front office or call (508) 229-4453.

Alice’s Gift Shop:

Please stop by and see what Alice has in the gift shop this summer. There are some really pretty items. If you would like to make a donation, please drop them off at the front desk.

Computers:

We now have two computers in the hall before you enter our main room that are now hooked up to the internet. You will be able to read e-mail and look up information as well as play some fun card games. Feel free to sit down and use the computers. Let us know if you would like any help.

Children's Library room is now reopened. Still awaiting some more furniture but open.  So come on back!

Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday 13 Monday 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 Thursday 17 Friday 18 Saturday
 

10:30 Story Time

Session 1 begins

Ages 2-5

Please register in

Children’s Room

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

Please register in

Children’s Room

 

10:00 FRIENDS of

the LIBRARY Mtg.

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

Please register in

Children’s Room

6:30 2nd-3rd Grade

Book Group

 

11:00 Toddler

Time

Ages 0-2 years

 
 

Library open

on Saturdays

 

DOHERTY, Marc D. 41, of Southborough died Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2009) in Gloucester after being stricken ill. He leaves his wife Julie D. (Kennedy) Doherty and four children Marc Dennis Doherty, Danielle Nicole Doherty, Caroline Ann Doherty and Michael Paul Doherty all of Southborough. His parents Paul R. and Jo-Ann (Buscemi) Doherty and sister Deanna Fernacz and her husband Michael and their children. Following cremation a Mass celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday (Sept. 15, 2009) at 11 A.M. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Private burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Hudson. The John P. Rowe Funeral Home, Inc., 57 Main St., MARLBOROUGH is directing arrangements. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to The Doherty Children Memorial Fund, St. Mary Credit Union, P.O. Box 729, 133 So. Bolton St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

Les Karp  Les Of Boca Raton (former resident of Needham and Southborough, MA) passed away September 2, 2009 in Torrance, CA at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Joan, children Alan and Sharon (Richard Pomerantz) and grandchildren, Emily and Peter Karp, and Jeremy Pomerantz. Les was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in Bronx, NY. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton H.S., received a BA in Economics from City College of NY and worked as a CPA and financial vice president in New York and Massachusetts. Les enjoyed time spent with family, a good game of scrabble, bicycling, friendly felines and was an avid news junkie. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Sep. 14
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS Gardner High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Football VS St. Peter Marian H.s Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Football @ St. Peter Marian H.s   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Ashland High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS North Middlesex H S Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Milford High School Click for directions Town Park 3:45PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Milford High School Click for directions Town Park 5:15PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
  TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Sep. 14
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Boys JV Football VS West Boylston High School   3:30PM
Caught in the Rain

September 13, 2009 - The Southborough Express gets the soccer ball from Plainville Rays.

End of Summer Team Tournament

September 13, 2009 - Southborough Recreation held their annual end of the summer team competition today.  Word has it that it was one of the largest fields ever with thirteen teams playing.  Course there was a rain delay from yesterday and this morning courts had to be dried out first before play could begin.