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August 5, 2007 to  August 11, 2007

Fog rolls down the MWRA

August 11, 2007 - fog/mist begins to roll in amongst the pines on the MWRA aqueduct along Chestnut Hill Road.


August 11, 2007 - Northborough Southborough Pop Warner is planning a car wash fundraiser for Saturday August 25th at the Southborough Transfer Station.

The Guardian

August 11, 2007 - Although this goose looks menacing she really isn't.  She and her pals are part of the menagerie at Appy Acres.

Fall 2007 Baseball/Softball
Register Here
We expect to have four levels of play:

Minor League Baseball - Ages 8, 9 & 10

Major League Baseball - Ages 11 & 12

Junior League Baseball - Ages 13 & 14

Softball (ages TBD)

Fall programs will begin after Labor Day

Town Pound

August 11, 2007 - The Town Pound has just undergone some renovation and removal of overgrown shrubs.  Many probably didn't even know this was behind the large overgrown Rhododendrons that once served to hide the Pound.  The Southborough Town Pound sits adjacent to the parking lot behind the Town House and next to the Tot Lot.

Mist Rising

August 10, 2007 - Mist rises off of the Sudbury Reservoir this morning as colder air and rain meet the warmer water.

What will they look like?

August 10, 2007 - Several Seniors are ready to unveil their pots and cement sculpture this morning.  Wednesday they had mixed the cement into a mold and added the pot.  The cement after curing is about to be revealed.  Once it is pulled out of the mold, flowers will be added to the sculpture.  Tina Bemis of Bemis Farms Nursery led the project.

More photos of sculpture flowers

August 10, 2007 - Info about computer safety from the Southborough Police Department for children using the internet.

Princess Fiona grants a Photo

August 10, 2007 - This miniature horse was tough to photograph as all she wanted was to be petted.  Fiona's mom is a rescued miniature horse. She had been with a herd that was not being properly cared for and was ordered to a loving home.  Fiona was born a few months later and enjoys running in her field with her mom and another mini.

Algonquin Regional High School Golf tryouts and practice will be held Thursday 8/23 at 2:30 PM at the Juniper Lakeside.  They will meet again at 2:30 PM at Juniper Lakeside on Monday, 8/27 and Tuesday 8/28.

Art to Gogh

August 9, 2007 - The Southborough library was chockfull of artists today as Art to Gogh brought in several activities for the youngsters to do.  Musical Collages, abstract painting to dance music and musical boxes made with macaroni brought art to life for many of the children.  Click here for more photos and check out www.arttogogh.net

Police construction zone

August 9, 2007 - After going years without bathroom or changing facilities for both men and women, the Southborough Police Department is undergoing some renovation to bring the building up to par and have bathroom and changing facilities for both the men and women on the police force.  The Southborough Police Department building is known as the Peters High School Annex and was built in 1930 and remained a school for forty years until becoming the police station on May 1, 1971. 

From the Planning Board:  

The draft Housing chapter of the Master Plan is now available for public comment on the Master Plan website.  Please review and submit any comments or suggestions to me and let folks know about the chapters on the website (Vision and Goals and Land Use are already posted).  Click here for the Master plan

Reminders from St. Matthews Church.  There is no 11:00 AM Mass on the following Sundays, August 12th, 19th and 26th.  Upcoming activities include the St. Matthew's Annual Parish Picnic on Sunday September 9, 2007 at Split Rock Site at the Hopkinton State Park.  There is a St. Matthew's Newcomers Social on Sunday September 16th and definitely save the date Monday, September 10th for the annual St. Matthew's Golf Tournament.  Sponsors and foursomes needed!

Smile you're on Southborough News

August 9, 2007 - Gabby seems to be very inquisitive about the camera and making sure her photo shoot is good.

August 9, 2007 - Field Hockey tryouts at ARHS are Thursday 8/23 and Friday 8/24 at 8:30 to 11:30 AM and 1:00 to 4:00 PM at ARHS for all and on Saturday 8/25 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM for Varsity only at ARHS. Monday 8/27 and Tuesday 8/28 from 3:00 to 5:30 PM all levels will meet.

Clifford photos are up on the Library Page

August 8, 2007 - Click here for the library page

Cool for Pool

August 8, 2007 - These members of the Senior Center play pool this morning.  The Senior Center is a great place to meet people from town, have a friendly game of pool or cards, do an art or craft project, grab lunch, read a newspaper or just come in and relax or stay cool on hot days. There are health clinics and trips offered at the Senior Center also.

Under Renovation

August 8, 2007 - The Southborough Historical Museum is getting a face lift thanks to the Community Preservation Act funds.  Preparations are made to re-construct a new chimney in the building.  The stairs to the right have already been completed.

Coming in for a Landing

August 8, 2007 - Although it looks like take off a cormorant comes in for a landing on the Sudbury Reservoir.

Moving along

August 8, 2007 - The All Wars Memorial took another step closer in preparation for the new brick and stone layout. Funds for renovation were voted on at the Annual Town meeting and is funded by the Community Preservation Act funds.

It was a messy job

August 8, 2007 - Ruth Brefka takes a final check of the planters in cement that the seniors worked on today. This was phase I of a two part project that should be wonderful when completed with soil and flowers.   Friday they will complete the project and they will all look very similar to the sculpture to the left.  It is being presented by Tina Bemis of Bemis Farms Nursery of  Spencer, MA.


August 8, 2007 - Southborough DPW workers repainted the many crosswalks on Southville Road yesterday.  Here they test the dryness of the paint before moving the cones to paint the northside of the crosswalk.

Bucolic Southborough

August 7, 2007 - Cows graze contently in a field at Chestnut Hill Farm at dusk.


     August 7, 2007 - This Monday Southborough News passed a milestone with over 5,000 readers checking us out. A big accomplishment in a short time and so it is with great pleasure that I introduce our newest advertiser at Southborough News, Annemarie’s Dance Centre of Ashland, MA. Annemarie’s is located in a large multi-roomed complex that includes studios, dressing rooms, art room, office and lobby at 111 Cherry Street in downtown Ashland. Very easy and accessible to Southborough patrons.

     Annemarie has danced since she was ten. At an early age she knew right away what she wanted to do for her career and that was to dance and teach others to dance. She loves dancing and is thrilled to see youngsters taking up dance. After high school graduation, Annemarie worked in a variety of dance studios, worked summer stock in New York and studied under worldwide instructors including instruction under E. Virginia Williams before opening her own studio in her home. Annemarie soon had over 500 students taking dance lessons and outgrew her home. For a short time she rented space at the Pittaway school in Ashland. She has been at 111 Cherry Street for over twenty years. This year Annemarie Dance Centre celebrates its 30th year in business.

     Annemarie Dance Centre offers a wide range of classes. Preschool to seven year olds include Little Ballerinas, Combination Class age 4, Combination Class age 5, Combination Class age 6, Just the Boys ages 4-6 and Get Funky age 7. For the levels 1 aged 8 to advanced aged 16 to adult there is Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern. Adult classes consist of Ballet and tap offered once a week for adults interested in getting their bodies moving. Hip Hop and Modern are available for adults if there is enough interest.  The instructors at Annemarie's Dance Centre are graduates in dance, arts and early childhood education from such institutions such as Emerson College, UMASS Amherst, University of Virginia Charottesville, School of Performing Arts, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Imperial Academy of Dance, Roger Williams University, Rutgers U/Mason Gross School of Arts and Smith College.  Many have trained throughout the United States for various dance performance companies.

     Annemarie Dance Centre will be holding some special events this year. Starting in September will be the annual open house held on September 5th from 9:00 A.M to 11:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The studio will sell ballet, tap and jazz shoes for all ages and have on hand leotards, tights, fitted zippered sweatshirts and dance bags at the open house. Classes will begin on September 8th.

     The week of October 24th to 31st youngsters aged 3 to 7 may wear costumes during dress up week. In November there will be costume sizing and recital assignments. But it is December that will be a major event for Annemarie herself. During the week of December 17th to the 22nd Annemarie will be celebrating thirty years of dance. Established in 1978 in her home, Annemarie has realized her dream as a youngster and has taught thousands of students how to dance. So come celebrate with Annemarie and take up a class or two of dance.

     Annemarie believes in the children starting at a young age to learn dance movements.  She loves working with the younger children and is especially pleased to see them as they move along to their teen years and adulthood and still have the passion to dance. Please check out Annemarie’s Dance Centre at http://www.annemariesdance.com And if you sign up for a preschool dance program and mention you saw it on the Southborough News Annemarie will waive the registration fee.

Out of the woods

August 7, 2007 - A deer stares back at the camera in a marshy field in Southborough.

August 7, 2007 - Algonquin Girls Soccer tryouts and practice are scheduled for Thursday August 23 from 10:00 AM to 1:30AM and 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Friday August 24 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Saturday August 25th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM all at the high school.  They will also meet Monday August 27 and Tuesday August 28th at the ARHS on both days from 9-12 AM Varsity, 3 -5 PM Junior varsity and 3-5 PM F.

Working on a hot day

August 7, 2007 - Busy day at the Southborough Auto Tech on Boston Road.

August 7, 2007 - Algonquin Boys Soccer tryouts and practice are scheduled for Thursday August 23, Friday August 24, Saturday August 25th from 9:00 AM to 11: AM and from 2 PM to 4 PM at the high school.  They will meet Monday and Tuesday August 27th and 28th from 3:00 PM to 5PM at the high school.

Riding High

August 7, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters Peter J. Phaneuf, Tom Hogan and Kenny Franks attended a ropes rescue training course on Cape Cod earlier this summer.  The ropes course was held on the Bourne Bridge.

If a Tree falls does anyone hear it?

August 7, 2007 - Oak Hill Road residents definitely heard and saw the tree across their road.  This tree came down during yesterdays storm and took out a pole and transformer with some lines.  The Oak Hill Road was closed for several hours as National Grid workers, Southborough Fire and Police, the DPW and tree crew worked to replace the pole and wires.

Rte 495 crash

August 7, 2007 - another view of the scene from the camper/truck accident Northbound on Rte 495 from yesterday morning.

Rte 495 accident

August 6, 2007 - An accident this morning on rte 495 Northbound in Southborough just prior to the Rte 30 overpass caused this camper to disembark its pickup truck.  Propane tanks were shut off by the Southborough Fire Department reducing the chance for the tanks to explode.  The road was shut down temporarily until the tanks were shut off and then one lane was opened to allow traffic through.

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  6

Tuesday  7

Wednesday  8

Thursday 9

Friday 10


Health clinic

9:00 AM cribbage


No Health Clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent

9:00 AM Dr. Cooper


10:00 AM Cast in Stone

9:30 AM Mah Jongg independent

10:00 AM Cast in Stone

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch

2:00 PM fitness

12:30 PM Pitch

2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 PM Pitch


1:00 PM Bridge


1:00 PM Bridge


Southborough Library

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Puzzle day 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pajama Story time 7:00 PM Drop in craft day 10 AM to 4 PM Get Crafty with "Art to Gogh"

Ages 5 - 8 please register 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Please register


August 6, 2007 - Site Approval Application Notification

Alexan Southborough, Park Central Drive

The Board of Selectmen has received the letter from Mass Housing

regarding Alexan Southborough, the Chapter 40B housing development

proposal located off Park Central Drive, proposed by an affiliate of Trammel

Crow Residential. MassHousing is reviewing an application for Site

Approval; this review involves an evaluation of the site, the design concept,

the financial feasibility of the proposal, and the appropriateness of the

proposal in relation to local housing needs and strategies. As part of its

review, MassHousing solicits comments from the local community.

The Town will be preparing comments to be submitted to MassHousing by the deadline

of August 30th.

Public comments should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen by August 23rd.

Please reference the project as: Alexan Southborough

MH # SA-07-005

Fairy or Leprechaun bridge?

August 6, 2007 - A miniature bridge sits off a Bigelow Road Drive awaiting something little to cross its timbers.

Southborough meetings August 6, 2007 to August 10, 2007





Planning Board


6:00  PM

hearing room Town house

Historical Commission 8/6 7:00 PM historical museum

Police Log

Thursday August 2, 2007

21:15 MV disabled Turnpike Road and Rte 85

20:40 Investigation follow-up Vickery hills

18:13 Lights out at Crystal Pond and Rte 9

18:11 medical Flagg Road

17:16 MV Stop violation Turnpike Road

15:45 child car seat safety installation

14:47 school alarm Parkerville Road

13:48 Radar Central street at Learned

11:43 Residential alarm Atwood Road

11:05 Medical Rte 495

06:48 Medical MA Pike

06:34 Medical East Main Street

06:25 Commercial Alarm Cordaville Road

04:50 Fire Alarm 11 Main Street

  More Police log and photos

I'll Scratch your Back

August 6, 2007 - Rain scratches Sonny's back while relaxing in the pasture at Appy Acres in Southborough.  Both horses were originally part of Willowbrook Farm aka the Buffalo Farm or 1680 house on Framingham Road.  Arthur St. Maurice had owned the farm, the horses, a unique food shop across the street and a herd of Buffalo up until the 1980's.

Fire Log

Monday 7/30/07

21:47 gas leak North Street E22, E23, 4 Firefighters

17:16 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT Boston Road, A29, C27, E23, 1 Capt, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

16:43 EMS call Newton street, A29, 2 firefighters

14:00 follow-u inspection Boston Road, C27, Captain Mauro

13:30 smoke detector resale Brookside Road, C27, Captain Mauro

13:00 26F re-inspection Bigelow Road, C27, Captain Mauro

11:30 unintentional alarm system trip Parkerville Road, C27, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 4 Firefighters

10:32 alarm system malfunction Boston Road E22, E23 1 Lieutenant, 4 Firefighters

09:30 plan review smoke detector Woodland Road, C27 Captain Mauro

Sunday 7/29/07

14:22 EMS call Carolyn Terrace, A28, C30 3 Firefighters

12:11 training fire Main street in service pumps, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

12:07 training fire Main Street in service training Ladder 26 familiarization 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

00:27 EMS call Mt. Vickery east and Admiral Lane, A29 and 2 Firefighters

Saturday 7/28/07

20:03 EMS call Boston Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

16:10 Training EMS Main Street

11:28 training Fire Main Street, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

Friday 7/27/07

17:56 training 3 Firefighters

06:46 medical assist EMS crew Fisher Road, A29, C30, 3 Firefighters

Thursday 7/26/07

18:45 EMS call Woodland Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

18:25 Medical assist EMS crew Moulton Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

16:15 EMS Coslin Drive, A29, C20, C30, Chief Mauro, 3 Firefighters

10:00 training White Bagley Road, A29, C30, E22, 4 Firefighters

Wednesday 7/25/07

19:23 EMS Kallander Drive and Carriage Hill Cr, A29, C303 Firefighters

18:52 training Main Street, 3 Firefighters

14:45 Plan review commercial Turnpike Road, C3 Captain Mauro

14:00 propane inspection Coslin Drive C27, Captain Mauro

13:51 smoke detector activity due to malfunction Granuaile Road, E22, E23, 4 Firefighters

13:30 smoke detector new construction Parker Street, C27, Captain Mauro

08:30 training fire Birch Street Milford, C 20 Captain Mauro

Tuesday 7/24/07

20:50 EMS East Main Street, A29, C30 2 Lieutenants, 2 Firefighters

15:33 EMS call Framingham Road

14:30 Commercial inspection St. Martin Drive, C27

14:27 EMS call Turnpike Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

14:00 school Fire Drill Marlboro Road

13:30 smoke detector resale Lyman street, C27, Captain Mauro

11:30 smoke detector resale Marlboro Road, C27 Captain Mauro

10:45 school fire drill Main street, C27, Captain Mauro

10:38 EMS call Newton Street, A28, 2 Firefighters

10:21 EMS Main Street, A29, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter

08:30 training fire Birch Street Milford, C20 Chief Mauro

From the Planning Board:  

The Transportation chapter of the Master Plan is now online for public comment.  The draft Housing chapter of the Master Plan is now available for public comment on the Master Plan website.  Please review and submit any comments or suggestions to me and let folks know about the chapters on the website (Vision and Goals and Land Use are already posted)  Click here for the Master plan