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December 13, - December 19, 2009

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

959 PM EST FRI DEC 18 2009

...MAJOR WINTER STORM POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN AS IT TRACKS UP THE EASTERN SEABOARD SATURDAY...AND SHOULD PASS SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET SUNDAY MORNING. THIS COULD BECOME A MAJOR WINTER STORM FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS TO THE SOUTH COAST...CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS. HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE AS FAR INLAND AS HARTFORD... WORCESTER AND LAWRENCE.HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA- WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA- SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA- SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA- WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI- SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION... VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE... GLOUCESTER...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO... NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON... FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK

959 PM EST FRI DEC 18 2009

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WINTER STORM WATCH INCLUDES NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND...AND MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM PROVIDENCE TO BOSTON...WITH POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 4 TO 8 INCHES FROM HARTFORD TO WORCESTER AND LAWRENCE. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SATURDAY EVENING...AND COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS MORE THAN 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE... BUT NOT YET CERTAIN. KEEP IN MIND CHANGES IN THE STORM TRACK COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT FORECAST CHANGES. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE LATEST FORECASTS...ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS.

Shop Local

December 19, 2009 - Many of the local specialty shops around town are holding open house this weekend and next weekend.  Why not stop by and support our local shops.  Pick up a Hanukah gift, Yankee Swap gift, gift for teachers, neighbors, office workers or Christmas gift.  Lots of local shopping available around Southborough such as Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop or any of the shops below.

Gersonware located on Parkerville Road near Southville Road. Lots of unique pottery. Check out the clearance sales tables.

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop located at 40 Mt. Vickery Road across from the post office. Christmas trees, wreaths and gifts available

Leeds Farm on Middle Road southside near Route 9 near the Hummer dealership. Many handmade sheep and llama woolen items. Beautiful wooden crafts.

The Sunny Window, Pearl Street off Highland Street. Awesome scented and handmade soaps and lotions. Lavender, Lemon, Goats milk and more.

Special State Senatorial Election Tuesday,
January 19, 2010

Last day to register is Wednesday, December 30, 2009 with extended hours until 8 pm.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holiday Hours
Town House closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.

Transfer Station closed December 24th and 25th. Open December 26th.

MASSACHUSETTS
REGISTRY SERVICES
AT AAA OFFICES

A GREAT MEMBER BENEFIT!

Stop by for quick and friendly service

 
Give yourself the gift of added time and extra convenience this holiday season and stop by our Newton and Worcester AAA branches to renew your license or registration within minutes. If your license is expiring within the next year, come in now and renew early: your license will still be good for five years after the expiration date.

So visit our Newton and Worcester branches for the quickest and easiest routine license and registration renewals. Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, and Saturdays, 9am-1pm: the only Saturday Registry hours in Massachusetts.

Visit your Newton or Worcester AAA branch office today. Happy Holidays

*Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Excludes commercial licenses

The e-traveler News

I-90 East
Frontage Road and Albany Street to I-90 East and Logan Airport
Nighttime Ramp Closure
Ted Williams Tunnel Eastbound
Nighttime Lane Closure
I-90 West

Church Street Bridge on I-90 (MassPike) West in Newton
Daytime Lane Closure
I-90 (MassPike) West at Shaws in Newton
Nighttime Lane Closures
Congress Street (So. Boston) to I-93 and I-90 West Exit #24 to I-93
Nighttime Ramp Closures
I-90 (MassPike) Tunnel near the Ted Williams Tunnel
Nighttime Lane Closures
On-Ramp to I-90 West from D Street
Nighttime Ramp Closure
MassPike Traffic Advisories

Fast Lane Ramp from I-95 to I-90 East
Ramp Closure
I-90 (MassPike) East and West near the Prudential to Exit 24
Daytime and Nighttime Lane Closures

TROOP 1 SOUTHBOROUGH CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough will be offering Christmas tree pickup in Southborough on January 2nd and January 9th, 2010.

 

The cost is $5 for small trees and $10 for larger trees. 

To schedule a pick up, please send an email to Troop1Trees@gmail.com  or call 508-626-8015.  Email or phone message must include your name, phone number, address, and date for pickup.  Requests for pick up will be taken until 7 PM the day before pick up.

Trees must be placed at the END of the driveway by 9 AM on the day of pick up.  Please place your donation in a plastic bag clipped or taped to the top of the tree.  Money should NOT be placed in the mailbox.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Dec. 19
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ @MARLBOROUGH TOURNAMENT   9:30AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Cathedral High School New England 2:10PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOROUGH`S CUP - CONS. Northstar Rink 6:10PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOROUGH`S CUP - FINAL Northstar Rink 8:10PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Dec. 19
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Oakmont Regional High Sch Click for directions   7:00PM

 Free Skating Schedule at St. Marks Next weekend

Day Date Time Team/Group
Saturday 26– Dec 11:30 am—1:30 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate
Sunday 27-Dec 3:00 pm—5:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate
Monday 28-Dec 3:00 pm—5:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate
Tuesday 29-Dec 1:00 pm—3:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate
Wednesday 30-Dec 11:30 am—1:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate
Rte 495 Truck Accident

Truck crash on Interstate 495 results in one injury and diesel fuel spill

December 17, 2009 - Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to Interstate 495 southbound at the Main Street overpass at 12:52 AM after State Police reported a truck crash with fuel spill.

Arriving personnel found a truck tractor had struck a guardrail in the high-speed lane, rupturing one of two fuel tanks. The other tank had a significant leak. The driver from Woonsocket had minor injuries.

The four on-duty personnel attended to the injured driver and immediately began to contain the fuel spill, which was estimated to be 115 gallons. A recall of off-duty and on call personnel was sounded requesting Car 30 to respond with additional hazardous materials absorbent material.

Ted's of Fayville Towing responded and assisted with the haz-mat containment.

In addition to the Mass State Police, Ted's Towing, and the Dire Department, Mass Department of Transportation and Mass Department of Environmental Protection responded. A private Haz-Mat clean-up company was contracted to clean the site.

Southborough Fire apparatus cleared the incident at 3:24 AM.

Sunday, December 20th at 3:30 PM

MESSIAH SING!

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

With audience participation

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

Malcolm Halliday, Organist

Jane Leikin, soprano    Christina English, mezzo

Daniel Hershey, tenor    David Walther, bass

Christmas portion

Scores available to share

First Congregational Church

19 Church Rd. at Main Street, Shrewsbury

Accessible to the physically challenged

Suggested $5 donation

For information:  (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org 

Learn to dance.  Annemarie's dance centre is located in Ashland, MA, just a few miles down the road from Southborough.  Quick, convenient and with professional instructors.

Little Ballerinas A new session for children who are age 3 by March 1, 2010 will be running Thursday from 10:30-11:15  for 8 weeks starting January 7 $97  There is no recital for this class. After taking this class, students may enter into Annemarie's regular 3 year old program in the fall. Call office for more registration.

Will make a great Holiday Gift for someone.

Some of the other classes that are taught at Annemarie's dance centre are:

Adult Dance Classes

Interested in dancing? We have classes for the beginner through advanced level adult dancer. There is availability in the following classes. Call for more information.  (508) 881 - 5109

Ballet Basics

Teacher-Annemarie Fairhurst

Thursday mornings 10:15 – 11:15

8 week session running 9/17-11/05

 

Adult Ballet

Teacher-Wendy Garland

Thursday nights 7:45 – 8:45

 

Hip Hop Basics

Teacher-Chrissy Reynolds

Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 1:00

8 week session running 9/15 - 11/3

 

Adult Jazz/Hip Hop

Teacher- Chrissy Reynolds

Tuesday nights 8:00 – 9:00

 

Tap Basics

Teacher- Annemarie Fairhurst

Thursday Mornings 9:30 – 10:15

8 week session running 9/17 - 11/5

 

Adult Tap

Teacher- Annemarie Fairhurst

Monday nights 8:00 – 8:45

 

Advanced Tap

Teacher- Wendy Garland

Wednesday night 8:15 – 9:00

 

 
Real Estate Transactions and MLS listings Brought to you by Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives, Southborough, MA
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Price

Address

Seller

Buyer

Date

$640,000.00

8 Heather Lane

Michele L. Tokar-Naugler Family

Delaney, James P. & Kristin K

10/30/2009

$630,000.00

29 Woodland Road

Bevins Philip E & Pennington L.

Sack, Ethan J & Krista C.

11/5/2009

$800,000.00

2 Country Lane

Baglaneas John T. & Angela

Wysocki, John F. & Stephanie C.

11/6/2009

$150,000.00

5 Wells Lane

Edge Wood Construction LLC

Haghighi, Mohamad T.

11/9/2009

$580,000.00

11 Killam Farm Lane

Sousa, Louis E. & Joan E.

Mody Eruch & Roxane

11/12/2009

$364,000.00

67 Marlboro Road

Cincotta Richard A. & Sandra R

Crockwell Eric G & Angie L.

11/13/2009

$318,000.00

10 Rockpoint Road

Faye L. Nykvist 2009 R. Trust

Tryon, Shane T. & Stacie B.

11/13/2009

$927,500.00

3 Wolfpen Lane

Nguyen Triet M and Phuong -anh

Zhou Hong & Gong Haitao

11/18/2009

$200,000.00

9 Oak Hill Road

Arista Southboro LLC

Woodland Meadows LLC

11/20/2009

$190,000.00

14 Atwood Street

Wells Fargo Bank

Delorey, Steven Tr

11/20/2009

$305,000.00

255 Cordaville Road

Moloney, Laurence M.

Gaddi, Jill

11/23/2009

$421,000.00

229 Cordaville Road

Lackritz Neal M & Marjorie L.

Jin Ping, Xu Yuanxin

11/24/2009

$430,000.00

11 Valley Road

Richard H. Seder Living Trust

Jernberg Erik

11/24/2009

$339,900.00

225 Cordaville Road

Jernberg, Erik & Jennifer

Grant, Justin & Julie Ann

11/24/2009

$460,000.00

14 Main Street

S. B. Realty Trust

JSO Realty

11/24/2009

$840,000.00

106 Southville Road

High Tech Real Estate

Mastroianni Paul

12/3/2009

$404,800.00

36 Main Street

Markey, Judith A & Edward A

Morris Stephen D. & Nancy Morris

12/4/2009

$790,000.00

54 Pine Hill Road

Furey David & Friedrich Mary J

Hamway, Nicole M & Frederick J.

12/4/2009

$635,000.00

154 Main Street

Sage Investors, Inc

Brinkmann David, Parker, Nicole D

12/4/2009

$328,000.00

21 William Onthank Lane

Quirk Onthank Realty Trust

Korber George H III & Carolyn E

12/9/2009

$778,000.00

30 Pinehill Road

Frendl, Gyorgy & Szabo Gyongy

Nagpal Hari K & Anju

12/15/2009

$110,000.00

184 Southville Road

Klein, William E. & Carol B.

Wagner, Carol B.

12/15/2009

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BELMONT -- Barbara Twombly, 95, of 334 Hurricane Road, died Dec. 15, 2009, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Laconia.

She was born June 4, 1914, in Mendon, Mass., to Joseph and Alice (Coffin) Taylor. She graduated from Peter's High School in Southborough, Mass. and from the Worcester School of Business Science.

In 1953, she and her husband moved to Belmont, where she was active in the Belmont PTA, acting as secretary, treasurer or president at various times. She was also active in the Odd & Even Club of the Laconia Methodist Church. She also worked at the Belknap Mill for 22 years and worked part-time for Seth Keller and Contigiani's Catering.

Later she was active in the Thursday Arts & Crafts Group at Sunrise Towers and served 10 years as co-chairman of the Belmont Seniors. She was also a former 20-year member of the Belmont Friendly Club and was also a member of the Laconia AARP.

She attended the First United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her husband, Roscoe E. Twombly, in 1980; a daughter, Judith Geldart; and a great-grandson, Dylan Ornelas.

IN HER LIFE: Survivors include a son, Fred J. Twombly, and his wife, Maggie, of Belmont; two daughters, Elizabeth Austin and her husband, Gordon, of Belmont and Doris Capozzoli and her husband, Jack, of Sharon, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Foote, of Southborough, Mass.; and four nephews.

SERVICES: A calling hour will be Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. in Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Spring burial will be in South Road Cemetery, Belmont.

Memorials may be made to Roscoe E. Twombly Scholarship, c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford 03247-7312.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements (www.wilkinsonbeane.com).

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 18
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Westboro High School High School 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Westboro High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Westboro High School   4:45PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Westboro High School   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Dec. 18
 Boys JV Basketball VS Maynard High School Gym 5:30PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Ashland High School Click for directions North Star 6:15PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Maynard High School Gym 7:00PM
Lighting the Way

December 16, 2009 - An old Kerosene lantern swings from a pine tree.

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATE

Demystifying the Financial Aid Maze for College at the Southborough Public Library, Monday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m.


 
The Southborough Library will host a presentation for parents and care givers to Demystify the College Search for Financial Aid, at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, on Monday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m.

Educational Consultant Judy Zodda, along with Financial Consultant Jack Wang, will bring their expertise to this information session for parents of middle and high school students. The session is free and open to the public.  For more information on this or any other program at the library, or to register, call the library at 508-485-5031.

Southborough, MA-- The Rotary Clubs of Northborough and Southborough are joining forces to bring a Biggest Loser to Metro-West. The idea is similar to the television program by the same name where teams of individuals compete to see which team can loose the largest percentage of weight.

 

For twelve weeks, every Wednesday night starting on January 20, 2010 and ending April 7, 2010 teams will weigh in at the Algonquin Regional High School. Each Wednesday, the program will begin at 6PM followed by the opportunity to visit several information booths dedicated to  fitness, nutrition and lifestyle. At 7PM there will be a keynote speaker with a question and answer segment. Topics will include various forms of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle changes. The cost of the entire program is $30 per person.

Teams of no less than four and no more than eight can register, or individuals can register and join a team at the first meeting. Each member will be weighed in private and individually by a nurse. Only team weights will be reported and tracked from week to week. At the end of the program a grand prize will be awarded to the team losing the largest percentage of weight.

For more information contact Pam O'Donnell of the Southborough Rotary Club at (508) 612-8054. To register for the program send a check for $30 along with your name and e-mail address to the Rotary Club of Southborough, P.O. Box 391, Southborough, 01772. Please make your check payable to the Rotary Club of Southborough. Also indicate you team mates and team name or indicate that you are registering individually.
 

MEMA ISSUES ICE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued information regarding safety precautions to be taken on our frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.

 

“Before we experience a tragedy that is unfortunately too common this time of year, it is important that we remind everyone, particularly children, of the dangers of unsafe ice,” said MEMA Director Don Boyce.  “Lakes, ponds, streams and rivers throughout the Commonwealth will begin to freeze over, however, the temperature will continue to fluctuate above and below freezing, making ice conditions very uncertain.  People may be a bit impatient to venture out on the ice for skating, hockey, ice fishing and other winter sports. We highly recommend the use of recreational skating areas provided by the Commonwealth and your local communities.  It is very important to exercise precaution and common sense.”

 

Always check with your local police, fire or park department to ensure that safe ice conditions exist. However, due to the uncertainty of ice conditions and the dangers presented, many departments will not endorse the safety of lakes, ponds, streams or rivers.  The strength and thickness of ice should be known before any activity takes place.

 

  • ·     Never go onto the ice alone.  A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through   the ice.

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  • ·     Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue your pet, call 9-1-1 or go for help.

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  • ·     New ice is usually stronger than old ice.  As ice ages, the bond between the crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not occurred.

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  • ·     Beware of ice covered with snow.  Snow can insulate ice and keep it strong, but can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide cracks, weak and open ice.

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  • ·     Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating.

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  • ·     Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large number of springs) is generally 15% weaker.

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  • ·     Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate.  It can be one foot thick in one spot and be only one inch thick 10 feet away.

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  • ·     Reach-Throw-Go.  If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper cables, tree branch, etc.). If this does not work, go for help or call 9-1-1, before you also become a victim. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately.

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  • ·     If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction from which you came.  Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet.  Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight distributed until you return to solid ice.

 

By following safety procedures, you can be safe and enjoy the many winter activities offered by the great outdoors.

 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Preparedness, go to the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema.

Fire Log

 

Sunday 12/13/09

14:06 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF ROACH

17:22 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES CROSSING BLVD ST and FIRMIN AV

    A28  FF ROACH        FF WILLS

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF CRINGAN

18:56 EMS CALL CLIFFORD ST 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    C30  FF ASPESI

Monday 12/14/09

01:40 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MARLBORO RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF CRINGAN      FF ASPESI

09:20 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES FRAMINGHAM RD and MARLBORO RD

    A28  LT DANO         FF NEAL

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF KANE

19:59 EMS CALL CORDAVILLE RD ASH

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF ROACH

MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR EXTREME COLD WEATHER

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “As we enter a period when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills in the forecast, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Don Boyce. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.”

 

  • ·         Continue to be aware of the weather conditions by monitoring Media reports.

  • ·         Minimize outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young.  Also, consider your pets.

  • ·         Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, rather than a single layer of heavy clothing.  Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.  Wear a hat, mittens and sturdy waterproof boots, protecting your extremities.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

  • ·         Excessive exposure can lead to frostbite, which is damaging to body tissue that is frozen.  Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a pale appearance in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek medical help immediately.  Slowly rewarm the affected areas as you await medical assistance.

  • ·         Hypothermia can occur in extreme cases.  The warning signs are uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion.  If the person’s temperature drops below 95 degrees, seek immediate medical care.  If medical assistance is not available, slowly warm up the person, body core first, wrapping them in a blanket or using your own body heat. Do not warm the extremities first, for this drives the cold blood towards the heart and can lead to heart failure.  Do not give the person alcohol, coffee, tea or any hot food or beverage.  Warm liquids are best.

  • ·         Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity.

  • ·         When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, wood stove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions.  Keep a fire extinguisher handy; ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly. Test smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors.

  • ·         If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

  • ·         Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or disabled relatives and friends to ensure their safety.

  • ·         To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Allow a trickle of warm water to run from a faucet that is farthest from your water meter or one that has frozen in the past.  This will keep the water moving so that it cannot freeze.  Learn how to shut off your water if a pipe bursts.

  • ·     If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes or wrap them with towels soaked in hot water, starting where they are most exposed to the cold.  A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well.

  • ·         Have a well-stocked Winter Home Emergency Supply Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water and non-perishable food.

  • Make sure your car is properly winterized.  Keep the gas tank at least half-full.  Carry a Winter Emergency Car Kit in the trunk including blankets, extra clothing, flashlight with spare batteries, a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for drinking water), non-perishable foods, windshields scraper, shovel, sand, towrope and jumper cables.

 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Weather Preparedness, go to the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema.

Christmas Bird Count

December 16, 2009 - The 110th Annual Christmas Bird Count has begun.  To participate click here.

Notice from the New England Wild Flower Society

Winter banner

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 18
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Westboro High School High School 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Westboro High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Westboro High School   4:45PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Westboro High School   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Sudbury Valley Trustees

WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE

Half Moon Meadow Brook, Boxborough

Monday December 21, 7:00-8:00am

If you’re an early riser, or even if you’re not, this is an outing not to be missed. On the shortest day of the year, view the winter solstice sunrise through the stone structures (allegedly Native American ceremonial stone structures) at Half Moon Meadow Brook. The sunlight bores through the stones for a magnificent viewing. It’s a beautiful way to start the winter. 

Registration required.  SVT Members: free, Non-Members: $10 

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

December 15, 2009 - written by Linda Hubley - Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro gave an overview of the Paramedic Ambulance Staffing which most likely will change on December 31, 2009 when the current waiver terminates. Southborough has yet to be successful in getting another waiver issued. The fire chief explained that Southborough is in Region IV Emergency Medical Service Region. It is the only Worcester County town in this region. All other Worcester County towns are in Region 2.

Massachusetts laws require that licensed ambulance be governed by the Department of Public Health. The three levels of EMTs for patient care are EMT- Basic which can manage oxygen, epi-pens, aspirin, basic first aid and automatic defibrillators; EMT-Intermediate can give fluid IV’s and intubation while the EMT-Paramedic level can do the cardiac monitoring, administration of several medications and specialize in life-saving skills. Part of the regulations include that patients at the paramedic level must be in a staffed ambulance of a minimum of two EMT/Paramedics. Currently Southborough is working with a temporary waiver that allows an EMT-Paramedic and an EMT-Basic to staff an ambulance. This waiver expires December 31, 2009.

The history of the ambulance service in Southborough began years earlier than 1971 when the police would put you in the back of the station wagon cruiser and take the patient to the hospital. The Fire Department based ambulance service began in 1971 and through the years firefighters became trained at the EMT- Basic level under the National curriculum. In 1980’s Marlborough Hospital started at paramedic service that included Southborough and eight other communities. Southborough hired their first Firefighter/EMT Paramedic Francis Mahoney in the early 1990’s. Later in that decade several of the firefighters/EMTs were trained to the EMT-Intermediate Level.

In the late 1990’s Marlborough Hospital’s paramedic service was on its way out and ceased operation in February of 2002. During this time new hires in the Southborough Fire Department were EMT-Paramedics. Southborough had to apply for the first of several staffing waivers that would allow a Paramedic and a Basic EMT to work the ambulance. More waivers were applied and received in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the Department was told they would not be receiving any more waivers.

Most surrounding towns, especially in Region II, are able to operate under waivers for Paramedic/Basic EMT staffing, this includes Westborough and Northborough. Beginning January 1, 2010, Southborough will have to staff the ambulance with two paramedics when transporting on that level. Southborough’s second ambulance will be left unstaffed for paramedic level calls and mutual aid will have to be called in. Staffing levels at Southborough Fire Department have two paramedics for three shifts and one on a fourth shift. That shift has a second firefighter paramedic but he is currently going through the Massachusetts Fire Academy and will not graduate until February 2010.

Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf asked the Chief about staffing levels and about overtime. She emphasized the economic times and budget. Chief Mauro said he has tweaked the shifts and staffing. Both Selectmen and the Chief along with Captain Joe Hubley also president of the fire union agreed that they will have to watch the budget and all have concessions when it comes to time off and overtime to fill in any vacancies left by sick days, vacation and time off until this waiver problem is resolved.

Selectmen will be authoring several letters for support of a waiver and/or the change in Medical service regions from IV to II. They will be writing to OEMS, all of the Town’s legislatures and even the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Town Administrator, Jean Kitchen, said that legislation has been filed last year and this year on behalf of the town to join Region II but so far has been unsuccessful. Captain Joe Hubley said he will lobby members of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts at their January meeting to support the Town of Southborough.

Toys for Tots Campaign

December 15, 2009 - If you go on tour looking for the best lights in town, don't miss the Faherty's at 3 Harris Drive.  If you love their display why not bring a new, unwrapped gift and drop it off at the box on the porch.  With the economic times as they are the need for toys is high.  Maybe you could get a peak on the inside decorations too.

Space Weather News for Dec. 15, 2009
http://spaceweather.com

BIG NEW SUNSPOT:  Just yesterday, sunspot 1035 was nearly invisible.  Today, it is as wide as seven planet Earths. The fast-growing active region burst into view on Dec. 14th with a magnetic polarity that clearly identifies it as a member of new Solar Cycle 24.  If the expansion continues apace, it could soon become the largest sunspot of the year.  Check http://spaceweather.com for movies, photos and updates.

SOLAR ACTIVITY ALERTS:  Would you like a call or text message the next time the sun unleashes a big solar flare--or when a geomagnetic storm erupts? Sign up for Spaceweather Phone and never miss another big event on the sun: http://spaceweatherphone.com
 

Looking forward to Opening Day

December 15, 2009 - Work progresses at a faster pace for the new Southborough Animal Veterinary Hospital that will be located on Deerfoot Road.  It will bring more space for the critters and more space for administration.  There will be plenty of parking and state of the art equipment.  For more information on the Southborough Animal Veterinary click here.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 16
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Hudson High School Northstar Rink 3:30PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ TRI-ARHS/SHREWS/WESTBORO Clark 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ Shrewsbury High School Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ Shrewsbury High School Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Peabody Vet. Memorial HS McVann O'Keefe 5:15PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Lunenburg High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin 6:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Lunenburg High School High School 7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOROUGH`S CUP VS MARLBOROUGH Northstar Rink 8:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 16
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Lunenburg High School   4:00PM
Southborough Open Land Foundation lands $7,000

  

Republican Candidate Visits Southborough

(contributed photo - pictured Mary Z. Connaughton, Senator Brown, and Steve Levy.

December 13, 2009, Southborough, MA:  The Southborough Republican Town Committee hosted an event for State Senator Scott Brown on December 13th, 2009, at the home of the Town Committee Chairman.

Senator Brown, candidate for United States Senate, discussed various state and national issues, including the economy, health care, and national defense.  Also attending were Mary Z. Connaughton, candidate for State Auditor (and former MassPike Board member), and Steve Levy, candidate for the 4th Middlesex seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (and current Marlborough City Council member).

Senator Brown emphasized the importance of the special election scheduled for January 19th, both to the people of Massachusetts, and to the country as a whole. 

No Hay Today

December 14, 2009 - Farm tractors sit dormant at Chestnut Hill Farm this weekend.

The Northborough/Southborough Public School’s Integrated Pre-School Program is inviting neighborhood children who will be three years old by June 15, 2010 for a screening for possible enrollment for the 2010/2011 school year.  Our program brings together neighborhood children and special needs children.  The screenings will take place on January 29, 2010 at both the Marion Zeh Elementary School in Northboro and the Mary Finn Elementary School in Southboro.  To schedule a screening, please contact Jackie Garvey at 508-351-7048 before January 8, 2010.  To receive a program brochure, please call 508-393-4378 and leave your name and address.

Algonquin Regional High School News

Upcoming Events
Congratulations to Girls Soccer for winning the Division 1 State Championship!!

12/10 APT0 Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library
12/14 Mid-Point 2nd Term - Progress Reports

12/17 Holiday Concert - 7:30pm

12/23 Half Day - Dismissal at 10:39

12/23 Holiday Ball @Royal Plaza Hotel in  Marlboro, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

1/4 School Reopens

1/14 Junior Planning College Night, 7:00pm
1/18 Martin Luther King Day - No School
1/19 Professional Develop. Day - No School
1/29 End of Term 2

Reminder

THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING!

APTO Newsletter Goes all Electronic

One of the goals of the APTO this year is to "Go Green." We hope to save electricity and paper and toner, as well as money and volunteer time, by offering electronic delivery of this newsletter. We will post the newsletter on the APTO web site and the school will be sending the announcement that the new newsletter is available, along with a link to the newsletter. If you have not already given the school your email address, please do so now, so you won't miss any issues of the newsletter. You will also be able to receive periodical emails from the school concerning news and school events.

Send an email to: Student_Info@nsboro.k12.ma.us  and include the name and grade of your child at the high school, your name, and your email address. Thank you for your participation!

 

Click the above logo for the Winter 2010 catalog of Children's classes.

For Adult Classes click here.

For General information on the Arts Center at Southborough click here.

The Southborough Genealogy Club's

 

1st Annual Business Meeting

 

When? Thursday, December 17 

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Where? The Southborough Public Library

 

Other? We're looking for a volunteer to bring refreshments for this meeting.  (After this meeting, we're hoping to have someone to coordinate a rotating schedule for this.)  If interested, please contact me via e-mail.

 

The trial for footnotes.com  is back up and available through the end of this month at the library.

 

Russ will speak with any beginning genealogists for 15 minutes or so during this meeting if they have questions.

Hope to see everyone there!

 
Red flowers

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
 

Your perfect gift is here waiting! 

 Save time, come in now!   

 Hostess Gifts, friends, teachers, children...
 
we've got a you covered.
 
-Stonewall Kitchen top 25 products
-Gift Baskets
-New Treska Jewelry
-Klutz Educational Toys
-Cozy Sweaters & Stylish T-Shirts
-Gorgeous poinsettias
-Holiday Centerpieces
 
Carolyn
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist 
Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
 
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Dec. 15
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Hudson High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Hudson High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Hudson High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Tuesday Dec. 15
 Girls JV Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Gym 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Gym 7:00PM
New Sign

December 14, 2009 - A new sign from the Southborough Open Land Foundation goes up at Kallander Woods off Boston Road.  For more information on SOLF click here.

Spinning Wheel

December 13, 2009 - Suzanne Leeds works on yarn at the Leeds Land Farm this weekend.

Taking Shape

December 13, 2009 - The Southborough Recreation Department and the DPW and Recreational Facilities are currently working on building a skate rink for use by town residents at Fay Park on Central Street.

Southborough meetings

December 14-  December 18, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee Dec 14 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Planning Board - Agenda Dec 14 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
SHOPC Dec 14 5:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectman Executive Session (Returning to open session at conclusion of Executive Session) - Agenda Dec 15 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Operational Budget Subcommittee of the Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Dec. 15 6:00 PM Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road
Conservation Commission - Agenda
Revised year end meeting schedule
Dec 17 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Municipal Facilities Committee Dec 17 5:00 PM Meeting Room Fire Station
Trottier School Council Dec 17 2:30 PM Conference Room 190, Trottier Middle School
14 Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:00 AM Friday Hours
9 - 12 open
9:00 Dr. Cooper
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  9:30 Mah Jongg 10 Canasta
9:30 Cribbage
11am Senior Singers
12:00 Holiday Craft
12 PM Blue Plate Special
 
12 PM Pitch   12:00 Pitch  
2:00 Fitness   1:00 PM Water Aerobics 1:00 Bridge  

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

Stop on in and get your "Senior Centers Bumper Sticker"

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 13 Monday 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 Thursday 17 Friday 18 Saturday 19

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

5:00 PM Library

Trustees Meeting

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

11:00 Toddler

Time

Ages 0-2 years

7:00 Genealogy Club

   
Senior Center Activity

Preparing for Winter Weather

A winter storm in New England can range from a moderate snowfall over a few hours to a chilling Nor’easter, bringing blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days. People can become stranded in their automobiles or trapped at home, without utilities or other services. The aftermath of a winter storm can have an impact on a community or the entire region for days, weeks or even months. Storm effects, in New England, include large snow accumulation, extremely cold temperatures, heavy, wet snow or icing on trees and power lines, roof collapses, coastal flooding and beach erosion.

Winter storms are also deceptive killers because most deaths are indirectly related to the actual storm. The major causes are automobile or other transportation accidents, exhaustion and heart attacks caused by overexertion, ‘freezing to death’ and asphyxiation from improper heating sources. House fires occur more frequently in the winter due to lack of proper safety precautions when using alternate heating sources, like unattended fires and space heaters.

“As with most potential disasters, preparedness, monitoring the Media and common sense can minimize the danger to you and your family,” states Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Don Boyce. “That is why MEMA is sharing important winter safety information through the Media and the MEMA website over the next few weeks.”

Areas to be covered will include the proper steps to take to prepare your family and home for the winter season, automobile and driving safety, ice safety, protecting your pets, responding to power outages, extreme temperatures, roof collapse and recovering from a winter storm.

Those who already have an All-Hazard Emergency Supply Kit, as MEMA continues to recommend, are ahead of the curve. However, it is important to check your kit, to ensure it is properly stocked with enough supplies to survive on your own for at least three to five days. Now is also the time to review for Family Communication Plan.

WINTER EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Portable radio or NOAA Weather Radio with extra batteries

  • Charged cell phone

  • First-aid kit

  • Essential prescription medicines

  • Non-perishable Food

  • Manual can opener

  • Water (one gallon per person/per day)

  • Baby items

  • Extra blankets and sleeping bags

  • Fire extinguisher

  • FAMILY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

    Develop a ‘Family Emergency Communication Plan’ in case family members are separated from one another during a winter storm (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), and have a plan for getting back together.

  • Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the ‘family contact’. After a disaster, it is often easier to call long distance than across town. Also, calling outside the area will probably be easier than calling into a disaster area

  • Make sure everyone knows the name, address and telephone number of the contact person.

  • Sometimes an emergency could impact your neighborhood or small section of town. Decide on an alternate meeting area for family members.

  • Be familiar with the Emergency Plans at your children’s school and your workplace.

  • Be aware of the location your community’s potential emergency shelters and possible evacuation routes.

  • These steps can help reassure everyone’s safety and minimize the stress associated with emergencies.

     

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Dec. 14
     Coed Varsity Swimming @ Northbridge High School Clark 4:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    Tuesday Dec. 15
     Girls JV Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   5:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Gym 5:30PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Gym 7:00PM