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November 15, - November 21, 2009

Hot Pies

November 21, 2009 - Members of the First Community Church sold their pies this morning. They were thankful that today was much warmer than the bundled up day of last year.

Sunrise Glory

November 21, 2009 - If you were up early enough this morning you would have been greeted by a wonderful color sky show.

Firefighters Memorial

November 21, 2009 - The annual Southborough Firefighters and Police Memorial service and dinner was held tonight.  Southborough Fire Department revealed two more names that were added to the Memorial Plaque for those members who had passed away this past year.  Those members were John L. Hubley and Marshal McClard.

Christmas Tree Cut

November 21, 2009 - Young customers at Wolf Hill Farm cut down their Christmas tree this afternoon.  The farm is holding their annual Open house this weekend. Be aware of the Northboro Road bridge over the railroad tracks is out.  To get to the farm take route 85 north and take a left onto Brigham Street in Marlborough,  Take a left onto Fisher Road headed for Southborough.  At the end of Fisher Road take a right onto Jericho Hill Road.  The farm will be up on the left.

Wolf Hill Farm, Southborough, 30 Jericho Hill Rd

wolfhillfarm1@verizon.net

The bridge over Northboro Road is closed so email us for new directions. We will close for the winter December 21st.

The barn is now open for the Fall and Christmas season. We have a number of Fall items such as dried flowers and pumpkin quilts. In addition to our painted gourds, we now have baskets of colorful stained gourds that keep for years.

We've made a number of changes for our thirty first year! Our 26th Christmas Open House will be Saturday November 21st. and Sunday November 22nd. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Christmas trees will be available for tagging that weekend. You can order Balsam wreaths, Advent wreaths, and greens then. Join us for hot mulled cider and cookies!

New this season are holiday pillowcases, quilted table toppers, and woolen candle mats. There are a number of collectable Santas and trees hand made of wool and snowmen made of gourds. Lots of miniature and tree ornaments.

Our Christmas Barn hours remain the same: Thursday and Friday 11:00 am. until 6:00 PM.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Sunday Nov. 22
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ STATE FINALS VS ACTON/BOXBORO Worcester 6:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Setting Up

November 20, 2009 - Chris Faherty has started the process of morphing his entire house and front yard into the Christmas spirit.  During the time the display is up the family collects donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.  He expects the display to be completely up and running the first Sunday after Thanksgiving next week.  Stop by and enjoy the seasons lights and donate a gift.

Exercising

November 20, 2009 - The exercise classes at the Senior Center have been very well received with nearly two dozen participants each day the lessons are given.  Click here for the Senior Center news and calendar.

 
Red flowers

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Saturday & Sunday 
 Nov., 21 & 22, 10 am to 5 pm
FREE Stonewall Kitchen Sampling
Refreshments including Coffee- Hot Chocolate will be served. 
 
You are invited!  Please join us at our 4th annual holiday open house!
 
-Aromatique Scented Candles & Potpourri
-Stonewall Kitchen Gift Baskets
-New Treska Jewelry
-Garden Stones
-Klutz Educational Toys
-Cozy Sweaters & Stylish T-Shirts
-Colonial Candles 
-Holiday Entertaining Gifts-wine markers, speaders,etc.
-Teachers' Gifts
-Super Fresh-Cut Flowers, Great Holiday Plants & Paperwhites
Be sure to mark your calendars, and tell a friend!
See you on Sat. Nov. 21st or Sun., Nov. 22nd.!(and don't forget the 10% coupon below).
 
Carolyn
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist 
Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
 
     
 
Save 10%
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center &  Florist Shop
Save 10% off one gift shop item now through December 24, 2009 with this coupon.  Flowers and plants excluded.  Not to be combined with any other offer.
Offer Expires: December 24, 2009

Southborough Police Log

11/17/09

Radar rte 9 Oak Hill Road

Radar Oak hill Rte 9

Radar Flagg and Deerfoot Roads

Boland station alarm

Mvstop rte 9

General fire alarm rte 85

Speeding rte 9

Fire alarm rte 85

Speeding Central Street

Speeding rte 9

911 accidental Main St.

Motor vehicle keyed Boston road

Mv stop 85

Boston and Firman steel plate off road

911 accidental Central

DPW call out Valley and Boston Road cover off exposing hole

Mvstop main and Deerfoot

Mvstop Oak Hill Rd

Mvstop Main Street and Parkerville Rd

Mvstop Woodland Road

Radar rte 9 at Reservoir

Commercial alarm rte 9

Mvstop Rte 9   More Police Log

FIREBALLS AND METEORS:  As forecasters predicted, the Leonid meteor shower peaked during the late hours of Nov. 17th, favoring sky watchers in Asia with an outburst of 100+ meteors per hour.  Just as the outburst was dying down, an even bigger event took place over the western USA. Something hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded with an energy equivalent of 0.5 to 1 kiloton of TNT.  Witnesses in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and elsewhere say the fireball "turned night into day" and "shook the ground" when it exploded just after midnight Mountain Standard Time. Researchers who are analyzing infrasound recordings of the blast say the fireball was not a Leonid.  It was probably a small asteroid, now scattered in fragments across the countryside.  Efforts are underway to measure the trajectory of the asteroid and guide meteorite recovery efforts. 

Please visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.
 

Letter to the Editor:

As we approach the holidaze, please keep our troops in your hearts and prayers as they are separated from friends and family. Their thanks continue to pour in. Just amazing. Enjoy the attached messages!

Also, you can do something special and send them your messages of gratitude and encouragement at www.LetsSayThanks.com. Xerox does this all year long, so from time to time I go on their site and send a bunch of cards. It's free and only takes a few seconds, but more importantly, it really makes a difference.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Proud Army Mom of 2LT Courtney Wilson 864th EN BN!
Deb

Debbie Depp Wilson

Unintentional Rays

November 20, 2009 - Rays of sunshine filter through the water spray during a fire department training.

Annual Pie Sale - First Community Church of Southborough

 

 Our annual Church Pie Sale, sponsored by the Trustees, will be held on Saturday, November 21, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or until we are “sold out.”  Just in time for Thanksgiving Day, the pie sale is held at Mauro's (the old McCarthy's i.e. “The Spa”) in downtown Southborough with tables set up outdoors.

Department of Transportation Updates

Fast Lane Ramp from I-95
Lane Closure

The dedicated Fast Lane ramp from I-95 (Route 128) to I-90 (MassPike) East will be closed indefinitely beginning early morning Tuesday, November 24, 2009.

Traffic from I-95 (Route 128) will be diverted to the adjacent toll plaza.

This closure is phase one of a new traffic control plan at the I-90 East toll plaza, to help traffic flow during this heavy volume Thanksgiving week/weekend. The ramp will remain closed to allow for other phases of the plan.

Click here to sign up for the Registry of Motor Vehicle Reminder Program

Fire Log

Monday 11/16/09

09:00 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL NEWTON ST 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

09:58 PASSENGER VEHICLE FIRE MASS PIKE WEST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO     FF NAVAROLI

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF SHANAHAN

11:29 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF SHANAHAN

    C27  CAPT MAURO      FF NAVAROLI

    C30  LT PELTIER 

13:00 OIL BURNER WOODBURY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE VALLEY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

14:00 OIL BURNER OREGON RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

14:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST 

    HQ3  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN     FF PIERCE

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE CORDAVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

16:54 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF SHANAHAN

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

23:52 EMS CALL MARLBORO RD 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF FRANKS   More Fire Log

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Nov. 21
 Boys Freshman Football @ Westboro High School   11:00AM
 Boys JV Football @ Westboro High School   12:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Nov. 21
 Boys Varsity Football @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   1:00PM
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

(EEA) announced today the launch of a new blog dedicated to engaging and informing Massachusetts residents and visitors about the Commonwealth’s outdoor activities and events, wildlife, state parks, and local agriculture.

Wondering where to roast marshmallows over the crackle of a campfire, feel the spray of the ocean or sink your teeth into a crisp Massachusetts-grown apple after a hay ride? The Great Outdoors blog will tell you about outdoor activities, wildlife, and local farms, as well as offer suggestions for places to explore, hike, fish, hunt, or go boating around the state. A great tool for planning a day-trip, weekend or family vacation, The Great Outdoors will cover topics like recipes for cooking locally grown produce, the three steepest hikes in Massachusetts, field reports from shark biologists, when to volunteer to count bald eagles, where to tour local wineries, and the best stocked fishing holes.

The blog includes posts from staff representing the Departments of Agricultural Resources (DAR), Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and Fish and Game (DFG) who are experts in Massachusetts-grown foods, wildlife biology, wetlands restoration, and outdoor sports and activities. Follow the blog and find out which blogger likes Brussels sprouts or who just returned from hiking the Appalachian Trail and why another is fond of gunkholing. It’s also a place where you can talk back to the experts and share your own tales from the great outdoors.

Visit and bookmark The Great Outdoors at www.mass.gov/blog/environment!

Huffing and Puffing

November 18, 2009 - The Breakneck Hill Cows breaths steam out on this frosty morning as they eat their breakfast of hay.

Flu Clinic

November 18, 2009 - Southborough nurse Leslie Chamberlin gives Mrs. Davis her seasonal flu shot this afternoon.  For more information on the flu click the links at the top of the page or you can call the Southborough Board of Health to find out more information on when and where the next flu clinic might be held.  Supplies have been short and doled out unexpectedly at times this year by the government.

Clean Up Time

November 18, 2009 - Workers for the town grounds contractor, J & J.

Champs

(Contributed photo) Standing from Left to Right is: Front row - Andrew Michalik, Nicholas Ferreira, David Remillard, Corey Hong, Mitchell Hills, and Ben Gordon.  Back Row is Coach Dan Remillard, Matthew Keefe, Brandon Depietri, Jack Rodman, Alex Gowdy, Max Walter and Coach Chris Keefe.

The Southborough Scorpions, U10 Boys, Division 4, Section C that had an undefeated season this year!

They just had their last game earlier this week and beat Hopkinton 11-0. The boys won 9 games and tied one making them undefeated. Congratulations Scorpions!!

Pie Sale

The First Community Church of Southborough

Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Saturday, November 21

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Downtown Southborough

On the side walk in front of Mauro's Cafe

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

The ARHS Girls Soccer Team will be moving onto the finals after downing Minnechaug High School tonight 3 - 2.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Nov. 19
 Boys Freshman Football VS Keefe Technical High Scho   6:00PM
Chief Moran

November 17, 2009 - Southborough Selectmen present Southborough's newest Police Chief Jane Moran.  The four finalists answered questions of the Selectmen at a special meeting Monday night.  Tonight the selectmen set aside time to discuss the candidates and who they would choose to become Chief.  All Selectmen said the four candidates were worthy of being Southborough's new police chief and that it was a very difficult decision.  Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf was first saying that she has seen first hand the quality of work that Chief Moran brings daily to the department whether it be working with the youth in town, creating organizational change within the department, working in creating and staying within a budget in tough times and seeing to it that several warrant articles sponsored by the police department passed.  Selectmen Boland then had a chance to explain his choice for the new police chief.  Once again he said all were equally good.  However, his choice was Framingham Police Detective  Paul Shastany.  Selectmen Boland said he tried to find holes in his choice but couldn't.  He spent last night going over the candidates assessments, resumes and the answers to questions asked last night.  Today he even made more calls to check on Lt. Shastany to ensure that he would be the right choice for Southborough.  Like a Patriots game the audience now held their breath as it was one vote for Shastany and one vote for Moran with one Selectman left to voice his decision.  Selectmen Salvatore M. Giorlandino also mentioned how pleased and impressed he was with the quality of candidates.   He said all of them passed his test on how they answered his questions last night.  So it came down to would the town be better or worse off with new blood or continue with Jane Moran as Chief.  He read into the record the three letters of recommendation from the Ashland, Westborough and Hopkinton Police Chiefs along with a letter in support of Moran for chief from a Hopkinton resident who said his son and daughter learned life's lessons of respect, caring, compassion, leadership and a passion for service through the scouts and the explorers that Chief Moran ran over the years.  Selectman Giorlandino also read into the record a letter in support of Chief Moran from Southborough resident Lee Bartolini.  In closing Selectmen Giorlandino said that he sees Chief Moran as leading the department with integrity, honesty, respect and leadership.  With two selectmen ready to vote for Jane Moran for the Chief of Police, Selectmen William Boland made the motion to make Jane Moran Southborough's newest police Chief.  A unanimous vote for Moran was made.

John W. Robbins

 

 

John W. Robbins John Robbins SOUTHBOROUGH John W. Robbins, 58, died Monday, November 16, 2009 in Northborough. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Walter and Claire (McIntyre) Robbins of Woodville. John grew up in Hopkinton and was an Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club and was a Southborough resident for 30 years before moving to Northborough. He is survived by one son, John W. Robbins Jr. and his wife Stacie of Northborough, a daughter, Kimberly Walsh and her husband Daniel of Southborough, a brother, Gary Robbins and his wife Laura of New Boston, NH; three sisters, Linda Morales and her husband Billy of Hopkinton, Deborah Robbins of Woodville, Bonnie Wright and Greg Wright of Woodville. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Zachary Robbins, Nicholas Robbins, Jared Walsh. He was also anxiously awaiting the arrival of his fourth grandchild in March of 2010. Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 18, 2009 from 4-8p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 am in the funeral Home. Burial will take place at a latter date in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Dana Farber 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757
 

Grist Mill 80th Anniversary Dinner

November 21, 2009

Champagne reception at 6:15pm; Dinner served at 7pm

Dinner includes:Lobster Bisque (Firestone Chardonnay); Mixed Green Apples, Toasted Walnuts and Blue Cheese (Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir); Roast Prime Rib of Beef featuring Grist Mill Yorkshire Pudding;Twice-Baked Potato; Harvest Root Vegetables (Napa Creek Cabernet Sauvignon); and for dessert Authentic Grist Mill Indian Pudding.

UMass Medical School International Craft Fair

UMass Medical School students will sell jewelry, fabrics, hammocks, artwork and more in their annual fund-raiser to benefit artisans and community programs in developing countries, such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Peru and other areas they traveled to during their summer abroad program. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ecotarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. Enter free with UMass ID.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Nov. 18
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ STATE SEMI FINALS VS MINNECHAUG Westfield 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ STATE SEMI FINALS VS LUDLOW Westfield 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

turkey
Join us for our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving morning 5K road race, 2 Mile family walk and kids run. It's a great way to start off Thanksgiving Day . Join your friends of Southboro in the race activities or volunteer to cheer the runners on, help with babysitting , set-up, registration and race coordination.
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009
 
Time: 8:30 AM 5K Race & 2 Mile Family Walk
9:30 Kids Fun Run (FREE)
 
Place: Trottier School - 49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA
*No dogs allowed inside the school building
Fee: $25.00 Pre-registration (nonrefundable)
Other: Babysitting available during race ($5/family)
Kids Fun Run is FREE!
Kids Fun Run Age Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11 Children must pre-register for Fun Run and have a completed waiver signed by parent.
Free food and drink will be offered at the end of the race

Hipolito Nunez

Jane Moran

David Armstrong

Paul Shastany

November 16, 2009 - Members of the Board of Selectmen questioned the four Southborough Police Chief candidates at tonight's special meeting.  All highly qualified candidates answered two rounds of questioning by each selectmen.  The meeting was then opened for comments by the public.  Many in the audience were police department members who came to show their support for the current police chief Jane Moran who was appointed to the interim job last year when Chief Bill Webber passed away from pancreatic cancer.  Each candidate was able to present an opening and closing statement of why they would make the best chief for the town.  Selectmen will choose a finalist and make that announcement at tomorrow's meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

Serious Work

November 16, 2009 - Members of the Cordaville MBTA Triangle committee and volunteers spent another weekend volunteering their time to plant shrubs around the park.  The committee received funding from CPA funds to refurbish the vacant land.  Walkways, seating, new trees and shrubs, steel sculptures and the old Cordaville Mill bell have been added to make the park the jewel of Cordaville and a reminder of the industrial history of the area.

Space Weather News for Nov. 16, 2009
http://spaceweather.com


LEONID METEOR SHOWER:  The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, with a new Moon providing ideally-dark viewing conditions.  Forecasters expect a relatively mild display (20 to 30 meteors per hour) over North America followed by a much stronger outburst (100 to 300 per hour) over Asia.  No matter where you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Tuesday morning.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for full coverage of the Leonids, including live audio from a meteor radar, a live chat with a NASA meteor scientist, sky maps, photos and more.

 

Firefighters Kept Busy

Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call for a chair on fire in a house on Framingham Road shortly after 5:00 PM on November 16th.

Due to the nature of the call, a ladder truck was requested from Marlborough to respond. It was cancelled enroute to the scene.

Arriving firefighters found an upholstered dining room chair had burned, and was removed from the house.

A stick candle, which was placed in a candle holder, apparently fell out of the holder, rolled across the table, and landed on the chair seat igniting it and the dining room table. Smoke detectors alerted the residents to the fire. A 13 year-old resident extinguished the fire using a dry chemical fire extinguisher.

No injuries were reported. Firefighters removed the smoke and dry chemical extinguishing agent from the house.

Firefighters responded to the Massachusetts Turnpike Westbound, approximately 1 mile west of Woodland Road just before 10:00 AM on November 16th for a reported car fire.

Arriving firefighters found the engine compartment of the passenger car fully engulfed in flames.

The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes.

All fire apparatus was clear of the incident at 10:42 AM.

No injuries were reported.

The car was a total loss.

This was the second vehicle fire on the MA Pike in less than ten days.

Firefighters respond to Mass Pike two Car Crash with one injury and a car on fire

November 7, 2009

Firefighters and paramedics responded to the Massachusetts Turnpike on Saturday afternoon, November 7th in Ambulance 28 and Engine 23 for a vehicle crash with one injury. While responding, State Police called back reporting one vehicle was on fire.

The four on-duty personnel had to attend to one injured driver, as well as a gasoline-fed car fire, which was in the woods in the rear of houses on Gilmore Road.

Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Rice, and Firefighter/Intermediate Bob Kane attended to the injured driver. The driver was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Lieutenant/Paramedic Mark Sadowski and Firefighter/Paramedic Kenneth Strong started to fight the car fire. Chief John Mauro also responded.

Additional assistance was requested from off-duty and on-call personnel, as well as for another engine with water and firefighting foam. The fire was difficult to extinguish as it was fed by leaking gasoline from the fuel tank.

Firefighter were on scene for nearly two hours while the fire was extinguished, trees were cut down to access the car, and the car was removed from the scene via flat-bed tow truck.

No further injuries were reported. The car is a total loss.

John P. Ball, 85, of Golden Crest Assisted Living, 29 Baldwin St., formerly of 10 Oak St., Belmont, died surrounded by his loving family Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.

Mr. Ball was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late Allison P. and Agnes M. (Oldroyd) Ball.

Mr. Ball served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Ball was a graduate of Classical High School in Worcester, Mass., State University of New York in Cortland, N.Y., the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., and Boston University. He was a teacher at the Montverde School in Montverde, Fla., and at Franklin High School. He was vice principal at Algonquin Regional High School in Northboro, Mass.; principal at Farmington High School and at Apponoquet Regional High School in Lakeville, Mass.; assistant superintendent of the Portsmouth School District, the Northhampton, Mass., School District, the Epping, Chester, Fremont and Newmarket school districts, the Greenland, Rye, New Castle and Newington school districts and the Laconia, Gilford and Gilmanton school districts; and superintendent of the Laconia, Gilford and Gilmanton school districts, the Greenland, Rye, New Castle and Newington school districts and the Newmarket School District. He retired in 1988.

Mr. Ball was a member and past president of the Lakes Region Retired Educators. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club, a former trustee of the Laconia library and a former member and past president of the SAU 14 Teachers Association.

Mr. Ball was a trustee of the Bristol Federated Church, a member of the Gilmanton Community Church, a moderator at the Epping Federated Church, a trustee at the Center Harbor Congregational Church and a member of the Gilford Community Church.

In his retirement, John became an accomplished rug hooker, wood carver and woodworker. His memory will live on in all of the handmade gifts that he made for his family.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Margaret R. (Powell) Ball of Franklin; four sons, Robert D. Ball and his wife, Barbara, of Yorktown Va., Reed A. Ball and his companion, Sally Johnson, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Roy A. Ball of Manchester and Richard G. Ball and his wife, Judy, of Laconia; a daughter, Roslyn B. Roy, and her husband, Kevin, of Gilford; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Ball was predeceased by two brothers, David and Warren, and one nephew, Johnny.

Calling hours will be held today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will follow at 3, also at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, Gilford, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, visit wilkinsonbeane.com.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Nov. 17
 Boys JV Football VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Food Drive Nets over 7500 Pounds

November Ryan, Angela The National American Miss Massachusetts 2009, Ricky and Brian check in some of the food dropped off yesterday for the annual Scouting for Food Drive held yesterday.

contributed photo.

Police Chief Interviews

Monday, November 16, 2009 - Town House

6:30 Hipolito Nunez

7:00 Jane Moran

            7:30 David Armstrong

            8:00 Paul Shastany 

            8:30 Public Comment

Traffic Reminders

November 15, 2009 - White Bagley Road will be closed this week starting November 17, until further notice.  Northborough Road bridge over the CSX tracks is still out.

Click here for letter explanation

 

3rd Annual Southborough Thanksgiving Day

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      Run, walk, or wobble...

A Fundraiser to Benefit “Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department”

Raffle donations to benefit Holiday Drive for US Troops
 

 

Date:   Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time: 8:30 AM 5K Race & 2 Mile Family Walk

9:30 Kids Fun Run

Place: Trottier School

            49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA

            *No dogs allowed inside the school building.

Fee:     $25.00 Pre-registration (nonrefundable)

*Babysitting available during race ($5 family)

Kids Fun Run is FREE! Kids Fun Run Age Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11

*Children must pre-register and have a completed waiver signed by parent.

All pre-registered children will get a free round of golf at Trombetta’s Farm.

T-Shirts, tote bags and Table Talk Pies to all pre-registered athletes, first come first served. 

Sign up early, registration field is 600 and will sell out!

Medals to Top Male and Female 5K runners in each age group (Under 21, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).

                Race Day refreshments provided by Dunkin Donuts and the British Beer Company.

 

Sign up on-line:                   www.runreg.com

By mail or in person:        Southborough Recreation

21 Highland Street, Southborough, MA  01772

Checks payable to “Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department”

 

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO OUR TROOPS AND GET A FREE RAFFLE TICKET!

Please bring an item from the list below and receive a free raffle ticket for each item given.

Raffle tickets also sold for $1/ticket or $5/10 tickets.

Prizes include gift cards & goods from local merchants such as British Beer Company, Tomasso’s, Panzano’s, Trombetta’s Farm, Southboro House of Pizza, Eros, Sperry’s,

Mauro’s Market & Café, English Garden Florist, Domino’s, & Yummy Mummy Brownies.

 

Personal Care items

Food items

Drink items

Deodorant - male/female

Gum  

Presweetened mixes

Toothbrush/Toothpaste

Hard candy – Lifesavers, Jolly Ranchers, etc.

Crystal Light, KoolAid

Shower GEL

M&Ms, Skittles, Twizzlers, etc.

Coffee, tea

Q-tips and Baby wipes

Lollipops for soldiers and children

Cocoa, iced tea mix

Razors

Feminine hygiene products

Body lotions and Sunblock

Nuts, sunflower seeds, Trail Mix

Dried fruits, raisins, apricots, Fruit Roll-ups

Pop Tarts

 

 

Shaving GEL (no aerosol)

Canned fruit  (single serving)

 

Chapstick or Blistex

Microwave foods -Popcorn, Easy Mac, Ramen,etc.

Other items

Foot powder

Air fresheners

Body Spray

Protein/granola/breakfast bars

Oatmeal – (individual packs)

Cookies and Crackers  (individual packs)

 

Playing cards

Puzzle books

Hand Warmers

Tuna in packets, instant oatmeals

Batteries – all sizes

Socks

Beef Jerky/Slim Jims

 

Please do not bring bulk size items, regular & individual size is requested for convenience.

Please consider bringing a card, note or letter to help personalize the care packages!

More Massachusetts Citizens are Buckling Up

2009 Survey finds a significant increase in seat belt use

Boston, MA – Today the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) announces the result of its 2009 Statewide Belt Use Observation Survey.  The survey, funded by EOPSS using a federal grant, revealed that 74% of Massachusetts drivers are wearing their seat belts.  This represents an increase of 7 percentage points from 2008 when only 67% were buckled up.

EOPSS funds state and local police to conduct extra high-visibility enforcement of the existing seat belt law and encourages them to make belt use a priority.  Following the lead of the Massachusetts State Police, over 100 local police departments have adopted zero-tolerance policies with respect to seat belt violations in 2009.  “We cannot thank our partners in law enforcement enough for stepping up on the issue of seat belts and driving home the message that if you are pulled over and not wearing a seat belt you will get a ticket,” said Sheila Burgess, Director of Highway Safety for EOPSS.

EOPSS was awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2008 to conduct a demonstration project called Click It or Ticket: Next Generation.  The project consists of funding extra high-visibility traffic enforcement by state and local police and a public awareness campaign three times per year during 2009 and 2010.  The Massachusetts State Police and over two thirds of all local departments are participating in 2009.

Despite the increase in seat belt use, Massachusetts still lags well behind the national average of 83% in 2008.  “We are very glad that many more citizens are buckling up, but we will continue to work with law enforcement and other partners to educate the public until we reach our goal of 100% seat belt usage,” said Burgess.  “Putting on your seat belt is the single best thing you can do to protect yourself in the event of a crash.”

In 2008, according to the NHTSA, 64 percent of those killed in motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash. Statistics show that when worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent – and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.

For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/highwaysafety.

Southborough meetings

November 16 -  November 20, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

BOARD OF SELECTMEN - Agenda Nov 16 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION COMMITTEE Nov 16 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD Nov 16 7:00 PM Meeting Room Fire Station
SHOPC Nov 16 5:30 PM Meeting Room Fire Station
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
Nov 16 7:30PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF SELECTMEN  - Agenda Nov 17 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
TROTTIER SCHOOL COUNCIL Nov. 17 2:30 PM Conference Room Trottier Middle School
CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE Nov 18 7:30 PM Cable Access Room Fayville Hall
HOUSING AUTHORITY Nov 18 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens 49 Boston Road
 16 Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 Thursday 20 Friday 21 Saturday
8:30 AM Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30 am Health Clinic
 Friday Hours

9AM - Noon

9 - 12 Autumn Fair
9:30 Cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
9:30am Mah Jongg
Foxwoods Mini trip
12:00 Blue Plate Special
11am Senior Singers
11:30 Keyboard singing and tap dancing
 
 
2:00 Fitness
 
12 PM Pitch 1:00 PM Water Aerobics 12 PM Pitch
1:00 PM water aerobics
  1:00 PM Water Aerobics   1:00 PM Bridge

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

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.

Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday 15 Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20 Saturday 21

Amnesty Days at the

Library Nov. 2 –

Nov. 14. Bring in

paper goods

donations for Food

Pantry and have

fines forgiven

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

5:00 p.m. Library

Trustees Mtg.

7:00 Parent Law

Workshop

w/Tracy Ingle

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

11:00 Book Group at

Senior Center

3:30 Science &

Books, Gr. K-1

6:30 2nd-3rd Grade

Book Group

11:00 Toddler

Time

Ages 0-2 years

6:30 YA Book Grp

7:00 Genealogy Club

 
   

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Nov. 16
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ DISTRICT MEET @GARDNER MUNICIPAL GOLF CLUB   2:30PM
 Boys JV Football VS **Postponed To 11/17/2009 - St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:00PM
 Boys Freshman Football @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ DISTRICT MEET @GARDNER MUNICIPAL GOLF CLUB   3:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Nov. 16
 Boys JV Football @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM

HUNTING SEASON INFORMATION

There is no hunting allow in the Town of Southborough without the written permission of the property owner.

Southborough has a few property owners that allow hunters to use their property.  They must have a valid hunting license and carry a written note from the owner stating they may hunt on their property.  Hunters are advised to call the Southborough Police Station in advance giving us their information, including copy of permission slip, vehicle description and proof of identification.

There are a number of hunting seasons throughout the year, but the deer seasons require special caution.  There are three deer seasons worth noting.  The dates for 2009 are:

·       Bow & Arrow:  October 12 thru November 21

·       Shotgun:  November 30 thru December 12

·       Muzzle-loaders:  December 14 thru December 31

Autumn is a particularly wonderful time to be out in the woods.  The air is cool and the color of the changing leaves can be spectacular.  Extra caution is needed at this time of year, whether you are hiking in Southborough or surrounding areas.  You can still enjoy the woods during this time if you use common sense and take a few precautions:

·       Be aware of which areas are open for hunting and when (NO hunting on Sundays)

·       Wear blaze orange clothing (at least a hat) and don’t forget the pets should have some orange as well

·       Avoid hikes during prime hunting times (dawn & dusk)

For more information about hunting seasons and safety in the woods, visit the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (Mass Wildlife) webpage:

www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/