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 February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Moving Right Along

February 20, 2010 - The Fay School expansion plans start to really come together with some finishing touches.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers


The oratorio ELIJAH by Felix Mendelssohn is generally acknowledged to be a favorite of singers and audiences alike.  Assabet Valley Mastersingers with full orchestral accompaniment will present this musical treasure at 3:30 PM on Sunday, March 14th at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road (Route 85) in Southborough.  The title role will be sung by Philip Lima, critically described as having a “glorious and vibrant” baritone voice.  AVM Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will conduct the full ensemble, including vocal soloists soprano Andrea Matthews, mezzo Catherine Hedberg, and tenor Matthew DiBattista with the Algonquin Regional High School Camerata Choir, directed by Kathrine Waters.  The cameo role of Youth will be filled by Algonquin freshman Ben Rutan.

            The location is accessible to the physically challenged.  Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

            Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck’s Pharmacy, Northborough; Coldwell Banker, Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough;  Arts Alliance in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough.   Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the general price of $20 (twenty) and $18 (eighteen) for students and senior citizens.

            For further information call (978) 562-9838 or reference www.avmsingers.org.   Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

Ida J. (Ruzsits) McHugh, 92, of Southborough died on February 15, 2010 at Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick.

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward McHugh who passed away in 1995, and the devoted mother of Dr. Eva Kehoe of Wellesley Hills; June Dahl of Norway; loved grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday Morning, Feb. 20, 8:45 to 9:45 at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

Funeral Mass will follow at 10 AM, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be sent in her name to Catholic Relief Services, ATT: Donation Services, P.O. Box 17274, Baltimore, MD 21298-8455.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

                An afternoon with Christine Tsen and Grace Choi

Our fabulous cellist Christine and Grace Choi  will be holding a concert at Pilgrim Church on March 7 at 3 PM.  Christine has been voluntarily playing at not only at Pilgrim church, but the senior homes and other churches in the neighborhood of Southborough.  Grace also has played at the senior centers around the home area.  Now they will  gather to have a concert with Christine's favorite Irish tunes, film music, classical pieces, and some Korean folk songs that Grace has arranged for this event.  We hope you can bring your family and friends to this free concert.  All donations will go to the Covenant House and MSPCA. 

For More information on Christine click here

World-renowned alto saxophonist Dave Pietro will perform with the Lexington High School Jazz Combo, Jazz Septet, Jazz Ensemble, and Big Band.

A native of Southboro, Pietro has been on the New York jazz scene since 1987. His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made him an in-demand musician leading to performances at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Visit davepietro.com  for more information.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, in the auditorium of LHS, 251 Waltham St. Tickets are $5 for seniors and students; $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students, a nonprofit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.

For more information, contact Performing Arts Coordinator Jeffrey Leonard at 781-861-2320, extension1421, or leonard@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.


These nine students will be heading to Symphony Hall to perform at the MMEA All-State Concert on March 20th.  Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!

Front Row (L to R) - Nicole Schwartz, Jason Gao, Eddie Lowe, Alex Carlucci
Back Row (L to R) - Jessie Yang, Steph Bacon, Ben Rutan, Audrey Clark, Andy Licht

(photo and info courtesey of picture by Sue Teplansky and the Northboro Southborough Music Association

Space Weather News for Feb. 19, 2010

DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT:  Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, Feb. 19th, at 7:54 pm EST.  This sets the stage for a weekend of double flybys.  The ISS and Endeavour will be circling Earth in  mutual proximity, streaking through the night sky as distinct points of light.  The show will continue until Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, Feb. 21st, at 10:16 pm EST. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker to see if you are favored with an apparition: http://spaceweather.com/flybys

NEW AND IMPROVED: SpaceWeather's Satellite Tracker app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been improved.  It now predicts flybys worldwide, uses GPS location services, and more.  Check it out at http://simpleflybys.com .

GREAT NORTHERN LIGHTS:  This past week, Arctic sky watchers have seen some of the best auroras in years.  It's another sign that the sun is coming back to life after a long, deep solar minimum.  Recent images may be found in our photo gallery; start browsing here:





will be at the library on


11:00 am

to share stories and dancing with toddlers and preschoolers

All welcome ~ no registration necessary

Sponsored by the Together We Can Community Partnership for Children

Pancake Breakfast

Southborough Boy Scout Troop 1 is holding it’s annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 7 at the Neary School Cafeteria. 8 am to 1 pm Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children 6 - 12 years old. Proceeds will help fund scout activities.



The Southborough CERT/MRC

is looking for citizen volunteers to join the Town’s combined

Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Are you a motivated person looking for ways to help your family, neighbors, and community during times of emergencies and disasters? Become a Member to Support Local Emergency Responders, Disaster Relief, and Community Health and Safety.

- As a CERT/MRC Member, you will receive free classroom and practical training on various related topics and may qualify for several Massachusetts and National certifications.

- There are many opportunities and task positions within these groups that will allow you to help in hazardous and non-hazardous environments.

- If you are 18 years of age, a resident of Southborough or a surrounding town, committed to helping others and community, we encourage you to join.

Click here for more information


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Feb. 20
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ CLASS B MEET @ RLC   2:00PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ SECTIONAL MEET @ HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL   4:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

New England’s Premiere Boating Event Returns to Boston

February 20-28, 2010

54th annual New England Boat Show features hundreds of boats & accessories, best deals and fun for the whole family, plus new Affordability Pavilion

BOSTON  The 54th annual New England Boat Show cruises into Boston, February 20 - 28, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  As the area’s oldest and most respected boating marketplace in New England, the 2010 show hosts the region’s largest selection of the latest boats, gear and gadgets, with exhibitors offering unprecedented deals. From fishing boats and cruisers to sailboats and personal watercraft, the New England Boat Show offers something for every lifestyle, activity and budget, plus fun attractions for the entire family.

The nine-day event features free daily fishing and boating seminars and interactive demonstrations led by top experts. And, for the first time, visitors check out the new Affordability Pavilion, which features boats that can be financed for $250 or less per month; and pre-shop the show and schedule appointments with dealers at NewEnglandBoatShow.com

When:        February 20-28, 2010

                   Saturdays, 10am–8pm

                   Sunday, February 21 11am–6pm

                   Monday–Friday, Noon–8pm

                   Sunday, February 28, 11am–5:30pm

Where:       Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210

Tickets:     $13 for adults

                   $7 for youth ages 6-12

                   Children 5 and younger get in FREE

                   *Included with ticket purchase is a 1-year subscription to Yachting, Cruising World, Motor Boating or Ski magazine (value $10).

More Info:           617.472.1442; NewEnglandBoatShow.com    

About the New England Boat Show

The New England Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows.  NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information visit www.nmma.org.          



Click for a short video on the Southborough Balloon episode from Channel 7 WHDH TV

Saint Patrick's Day Party - March 15, 2010 -3:30-5:30 Four leaf clovers and Leprechauns abound for this great celebration of the green. Fun, crafts, games and food. Come show your Irish side!

Monday March 15, 2010 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Southborough Recreation Dept 21 Main Street 2nd floor

Preschool and School Age Children

$5 per family/pay at the door. Pre- Registration is Required!

Make a lucky necklace

Sort and graph Lucky Charms

Decorate your own cookie

Make a derby hat

Decorate your own shamrock

Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step to perform

at the Firehouse Coffeehouse

March 5, 2010

  Folk-Rock duo Aztec Two-Step will appear at the Firehouse Coffeehouse March 5, 2010 at 8 pm. The venue address is First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton, MA 01460. Tickets are $18. For further info or tickets call 978-742-9957  or visit http://www.fculittle.org/firehousecoffeehouse.php

Their name, Aztec two-Step, comes from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, and since 1971 Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation's musical memories. The recording from their self-titled debut album (Elektra Records), The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty was the first song written about Jack Kerouac's iconic American novel, "On The Road."

As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1987 Living in America received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album and was named in Billboard’s year-end critic’s poll. Praised in major media outlets such as Rolling Stone, and having appeared on numerous TV and radio shows such as David Letterman, King Biscuit Flour Hour, and World Café Live, in 1999 Aztec Two-Step was the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS.

The duo recently released Time It Was - The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook (Red Engine Records), a live album interpreting the music of these legendary predecessors and featuring Mixed Bag radio host Pete Fornatale, who provides commentary and insights based on his interviews with Simon & Garfunkel.  Since the release of their debut album, Fowler and Shulman were often reviewed as having the “East Coast sensibility,” “intellectual lyricism,” and “ethereal harmonies” of Simon & Garfunkel, and possessing such a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups are more qualified to interpret and perform their timeless songs and harmonies.

Renowned for bringing the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the '70s as staples of progressive FM and college radio, Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music's most respected and enduring acts.

For further information about the band please visit www.aztectwostep.com  


ANNUAL TOWN MEETING . . . MONDAY, April 12, 2010 Time: 7pm

Held at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road

If there is a 2nd night, it will start at 7:30pm the next night, TUE, April 13th

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION MONDAY, May 10, 2010 Time: 8am – 8pm

PRECINCT ONE: Albert S. Woodward Memorial School . . . . . . 28 Cordaville Road

PRECINCT TWO: P. Brent Trottier Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Parkerville Road

PRECINCT THREE: Mary Finn School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Richards Road

Nomination Papers Available in the Town Clerk’s Office for the Annual Town Election


Monday, January 11, 2010 Need 44 Signatures of Registered Voters

Last Day and Hour to Obtain Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to File Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election with the Board of Registrars at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to Register to Vote for the Annual Town Election and the Annual Town Meeting at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Last Day and Hour for the Board of Registrars to File Nomination Papers with the Town Clerk for the Annual Town Election:

Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to Withdraw Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM


Algonquin Regional High School Schedule

Upcoming Events

click here for info about SAT class

2/15-2/19 February Vacation

2/22 Students Return

3/1, 3/2 MCAS - ELA Composition Retest

3/2 Chorus Concert, 7:30 pm

3/3 MCAS - ELA Reading Comp. Retest

3/4, 3/5 MCAS - Math Retest

3/5 College Planning Brkfst Jrs/Parents, 7am
3/8 Midpoint of Term 3
3/11 Unscheduled Night
3/13 SAT's @ ARHS, 8:00 a.m.

3/23, 3/24, 3/25  MCAS ELA
3/25,3/26,3/27 Musical Production "Guys and   Dolls", 7pm
4/1 Prof. Development Day, School Closed
4/2 Good Friday, School Closed
4/9 End of Term 3


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Feb. 19
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ WESTBOROUGH TOURNEY   TBA
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Marlborough High School Northstar Rink 8:40AM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Marian High School Northstar Rink 2:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Feb. 19
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS MVA CHAMPIONSHIP   6:00PM
Another Photo from Last Night's Game

  The Southborough Saturday Night 'Ice' Lights for this Saturday has been cancelled due to the poor condition of the ice and lack of cooperation by Mother Nature.  The event will not be rescheduled but they do plan on holding it next year.



Letter to the Editor:

I would like to compliment the utility companies that worked on the accident yesterday afternoon/evening on Southville Road.  I knew there had been an accident of some kind when I saw the police re-routing the traffic up and around the fire station and blocking the road in front of my neighbor's, the Lomutos.  However, through the entire event - and they were there for quite a long time - I never lost power or cable.

Congratulations on a job well done.

Sheryn Carew
Southville Road

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society Meeting Notice

Local author, Gary Kangas, will speak on "Researching the History of a Town" at Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society's February membership meeting.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at the American Legion, 22 Elm Street in Gardner, MA at 7:00 PM in the Upper Hall.


For more information, contact Secretary Mary Hasselmann at 603-899-6806 or atcms_secretary@hotmail.com


CMGS website is located at: http://www.cmgs-inc.org/

Some information from their website:

We meet January through November on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  Our members are always happy to help those just starting with genealogy or with questions for finding their next ancestor.  SEE US ON FACEBOOK ALSO

Please note: Guests are welcome for a $2.00 donation.

Directions can be found on the website

Chestnut Hill Farm
OSPC wants to remind you that Chestnut Hill Farm is a great place to spend some time with the family during this vacation week.  Take the kids sledding or snowshoe throughout the area.
There is a small parking area half way down Chestnut Hill Rd. on the right hand side.


Lichens in Winter

Lichens are easily spotted and studied in winter because leafy vascular plants are dormant. This class will help you learn to do field identifications of common lichen species. We explore some of the best internet resources to help you continue your lichen study. Come to class prepared to take a short walk in the winter Garden. Bring a 10x hand lens and a bag lunch.

Saturday, February 27

9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Garden in the Woods

Framingham, MA
Instructor: Elizabeth Kneiper
Cosponsor: MA Audubon Drumlin Farm

Learn more

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Feb. 18
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School New England 12:50PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Feb. 18
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Grafton High School North Star 9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS MVADA CHAMPIONSHIPS   6:00PM

Women's soccer adds 10 recruits for 2010 season

February 17, 2010

Head coach Marty Beall of the High Point University women’s soccer team announced on Thursday the commitment of 10 recruits for the 2010 season. The class is Beall’s first as HPU head coach and features players from eight different states.

The Panthers will welcome Becca Hemby, a forward from Frederick, Md.; Kelli Joline, a forward from Lancaster, Pa.; Brooke Lisson, a midfielder from Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Jesse May, a goalkeeper from Danville, Calif.; Amanda McGowan, a goalkeeper from Lancaster, Pa.; Cary Ann Parrish, a midfielder from Norwalk, Calif.; Alexi Parpan, a forward from Cary, N.C.; Shannon Quackenbush, a defender from Warwick, N.Y.; Sarah Sweeney, a midfielder from Southborough, Mass.; and Sammy Vercellino, a forward from Crown Point, Ind., to HPU in the fall.

“I feel we have a great mix of speed, talent, competitiveness, and high level playing experience with this 2010 class,” Beall said. “We put a lot of emphasis on finding attack-minded players with this recruiting class to help boost our scoring this coming fall and the years to follow. But what we are most excited about with this recruiting class is that we will have quality depth and competition at every single position on the field.”

Hemby, a forward from Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, helped to lead her team to the State semi-finals in 2008. She was named honorable mention All-State in 2007 and second team All-State in 2008. Hemby played club soccer with FC Frederick and helped guide the team to the state finals in 2008 and the state semi-finals in 2009. She was rated a three-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com. An athletic goal scorer, Hemby will compete for time as a center forward in her freshman season.

“I really loved the school in general and all it had to offer,” Hemby said. “Soccer-wise, I chose HPU because it is an up-and-coming program and Coach Beall seemed really excited about where it was headed. He convinced me that the team can do a lot of great things in the future and I am excited to get a chance to be a part of that.”

Joline, a forward from Hempfield High School, was named a 2009 NSCAA High School All-American and honorable mention 2009 ESPN Rise All-American. She is a two-time All-State honoree and has twice been recognized on the NSCAA All-Region team. As she enters her senior season this spring, Joline has 38 goals and 18 assists in prep career. Joline was a member of the Hersey Attack club team, helping to lead them to a 2009 state championship and a national finals appearance in 2006. She was rated a three-star prospect and the No. 20 player in the state of Pennsylvania by TopDrawerSoccer.com The Lancaster, Pa., native is an excellent one-on-one player who will compete for playing time as a forward.

“I chose to play soccer at HPU because the program had everything I was looking for in terms of the coaches, the competition, my future teammates, and the level of commitment,” Joline said. “I felt that everything fit together for me and it became clear to me that High Point was the place I wanted to spend four years at playing soccer.”

Lisson, a midfielder from Wando High School, was a member of the SCHSSCA Class 4A All-State Team in 2009 as a junior. Lisson played her club soccer with the Carolina Elite Soccer Association and helped to guide them to four-straight state finals from 2006-09 and two state championships (2006 and 2009). The Mount Pleasant, S.C., native has also participated in the South Carolina ODP program. Lisson was a three-star prospect on TopDrawerSoccer.com. A top-level technical player, Lisson will play a central midfield role for the Panthers.

“I chose to play for High Point University because of their strong soccer program, excellent facilities, and great coaching staff,” Lisson said. “After looking at many schools throughout the Southeast region, I was blown away by the campus at High Point as well as their excellent business program.”

May, a goalkeeper from Monte Vista High School, was All-Bay Area and second-team All-Conference after recording 108 saves and compiling a 0.57 goals-against average. May played soccer with the San Ramon Shock club program. May is an athletic goalie who will compete for a chance to replace senior Marisa Abbott in between the pipes.

“I wanted to play at High Point University because I really liked the coaches and the direction that they are leading the team,” May said. “I also liked the team chemistry and the family atmosphere they have created. While recently attending the winter camp, I got to tour the campus and could see myself studying and playing soccer here for the next four years.”

McGowan, a goalkeeper from Conestoga Valley High School, was a member of the East Pennsylvania State ODP team and has twice been named All-Conference. She is a three-year starter heading into her final prep season this spring. McGowan played her club soccer with FC Delco, helping to lead the team to the 2009 US Club Soccer National Championship. The Lancaster, Pa., native was rated a three-star prospect and the No. 16 player in the Pennsylvania by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She is very athletics and has shown the ability to make big saves and will compete to for a chance to replace Abbott in goal.

“The reason I chose High Point University is because it stood out among all the other colleges I had visited,” McGowan said. “When I visited at HPU, I found a beautiful campus with excellent academics and a growing Division 1 soccer program. No other campus that I had looked at could even compare to the way HPU presented itself. When I visited HPU, Coach Beall, Coach Fontaine, the players, students, administration and staff all made me feel I like I was already considered a part of the HPU family. I knew HPU was where I wanted to be.”

Parrish, a midfielder from Valley Christian High School, is a two-time All-Conference performer who as a team-captain helped lead her team to back-to-back league championships. She will begin play in the CIF State Championships on Feb. 19. Parish played her club soccer with Tustin United Red. She is an intelligent and technical player who will compete for time in the central midfield.

"I love the team and the coaches they are people I feel I can grow with and become a better soccer player,” Parrish said. “I am impressed with High Point University, not just because it’s beautiful, but it is a small and safe community where I can feel like home."

Parpan, a forward from Cary Christian High School, was named 2009 NCISAA 2A Soccer All-State team after her junior season. She will play her final prep season this spring. Parpan played club soccer for the FVAA Flames. The Cary, N.C., native possesses excellent speed and athleticism and can play as an outside midfielder or a forward for HPU.

"I wanted to take my soccer career to the next level and be part of a highly competitive D1 program that has shown they know how to win championships,” Parpan said. “I was looking for a coaching staff that would push me to continually improve my game and teammates that would support each other on and off the field. That’s exactly what I found at HPU."

Quackenbush, a defender from Warwick Valley High School, helped lead her high school team to a perfect 16-0 record in the regular season and a No. 4 ranking in the state on N.Y., in 2009. Quakenbush started on a backline which started the season with nine-straight shutouts. She was named all-conference three times in her prep career. The Warwick, N.Y., native played club soccer with Quickstrike FC, a 2009 ENY State finalist. Quackenbush is fierce competitor and a big-time ball winner who will compete for time along the HPU backline.

"My choice to be a Panther was easy,” Quackenbush said. “Along with the amazing coaching staff, HPU women's soccer has the perfect amount of dedication and commitment that I'm looking for. I know that I will continue to grow as a player and will reach my full potential here."

Sweeney, a midfielder from The Rivers School, played on the Massachusetts ODP team and was a three-time All-Conference member. This past season Sweeney helped guide her squad to the New England Class B Semifinals. Sweeney played club soccer with MPS Renegades and in 2009 competed in the USL Super Y League North American Finals along with 11 other squads from around the country. Sweeney was tied for the lead on her club with 10 goals and was tops on the team with nine assists. Sweeney was rated a three-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The Southborough, Mass., native possess great speed and technical ability and will play as an outside midfielder and forward for High Point.

“As soon as I walked onto the High Point University campus I fell in love with the school,” Sweeney said. “Meeting Coach Beall and his staff, as well as witnessing the team's chemistry first hand confirmed that High Point University was a perfect fit for me. I could not be happier with my decision and am looking forward to being a part of both a team and a school on the rise.”

Vercellino, a forward from Crown Point High School, was a two-time All-State honoree and played on the Indiana ODP team. A four-year starter at Crown Point, Vercellino was named the 2009 Chicago Post-Tribune Girls Soccer Player of the Year after scoring 20 goals and notching 11 assists to lead her team to its first sectional title since 2003. She played her club soccer with the Chicago Magic. Vercellino was rated a three-star prospect by TopdrawerSoccer.com and one of the top prep players in Indiana by ESPN Rise. The Crown Point, Ind. Native posses lightning speed and great one-on-one ability and will compete for playing time as an outside midfielder and forward.

"After attending camp in the summer, I came back home and realized that High Point was the place I wanted to spend the next four years,” Vercellino said. “The coaching staff immediately made me feel at home and I know they will push me to become the best soccer player I can be. I am excited to play for High Point and be a part of an already amazing team."

“Each of these freshmen are great people with high moral character and will be unbelievable ambassadors for this amazing university,” Beall Said. “Needless to say, with this incoming class joining a great group of returners, we are extremely excited for the future of our High Point University women’s soccer program.”

Southville Road Still Closed

February 16, 2010 - As of 11:30 Pm tonight National Grid and Verizon work on replacing the pole at Parker Street and Southville Road after a vehicle plowed into it continuing onto a neighboring lawn.  Crews will be working throughout the night on the pole replacement and then the transfer of all the lines and wires.

The Great Valentine Rescue

 February 16, 2010 -At 3:48 PM, a passer-by reported what he believed to be a person on the Sudbury Reservoir ice between Cordaville Road (Route 85) and Middle Road.

A responding police officer and the fire prevention officer, who was returning from a medical emergency, observed an object moving on the ice. Limited visibility due to moderate snow falling prevented emergency responders from identifying the object; however, it was moving in a manner which was similar to a person laying on, or fallen through the ice.

All four firefighter/EMTs were tied up on two simultaneous medical emergencies, so a recall of off-duty and on-call personnel was requested, as was Engine 23 with the ice rescue equipment.

An investigation revealed a bunch of helium-filled Valentine’s Day balloons had made their way onto the reservoir’s frozen surface and were blowing around in the breeze. Firefighters using cold water emersion suits with the ice rescue sled on stand-by checked to ensure there was not a person through the ice with the balloons. Once it was determined only balloons were involved, they were removed from the ice.

Westborough Fire Department provided an ambulance mutual aid for the incident, however, it was diverted to a third simultaneous medical emergency call. The Acting State Forest Fire Warden from District 14 also responded and provided assistance.

Traffic on the Cordaville Road causeway was down to one lane for approximately ½ hour during the incident.

There were no injuries.

February 16, 2010 Selectmen's Meeting Cancelled
Southville Road Pole Closes down the Road

February 16, 2010 - Cars get re-routed through Parker Road to Highland Street and along to Parkerville Road to avoid the broken pole.


The Office of the Superintendent is accepting naming nominations per Regional School Committee Policy F-100 Naming of the High School, Parts of the High School, and Grounds.

Students, school staff and district residents may submit nominations to the Superintendent for disclosure to the Regional School Committee. Nominations should be brief, two paragraph statement containing biographical/historical data, and reasons supporting the choice.


Permanently naming buildings after individuals is a serious undertaking that can have long-term ramifications. Suitable candidates should be widely acknowledged to have made extraordinary contributions to their field of service and/or the High School. Representative candidates may be drawn from those recognized nationally or internationally as paragons of their profession; alternatively direct providers of services to students may also qualify, e.g. teachers. Individuals selected should have widespread recognition in the community as paragons of their profession. Names cannot be considered for 5 years after employment by the District. Elected officials are not eligible for consideration for 5 years after their term of service. Examples could be drawn from the following list:

·      Graduates or other former members of the high school community, or resident of the district, who has achieved statewide or national prominence for major accomplishments.

·      An individual outside of the high school community who has made a major contribution to education statewide or nationally, a contribution which substantially benefits the High School.

·      A locally or nationally prominent individual or organization, of impeccable character and reputation who has made or is offering to make, a substantial donation to the high school.

Please forward nominations to:

Office of the Superintendent of Schools

53 Parkerville Road

Southborough, MA 01772

Attn: Naming Nomination

Nominations for this round must be received by 4:00p.m. on March 31, 2010.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Feb. 17
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Westboro High School Northstar Rink 11:00AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Lynn-English High School   6:10PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ ARHS VS WESTBORO   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Shrewsbury High School Northstar Rink 8:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Feb. 17
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Nashoba Regional HS   8:00PM
Entry Way

February 15, 2010 - Still some snow in the Triangle Park makes the sign Cordaville stand out in a more contrasting way.  The letters have been cut out of the steel plating that surrounds the bell.

Southborough meetings

February 15 -  February 19, 2009





Board of Selectmen - Agenda 2/16,10 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Cable Television Committee 2/17/10 7:30 PM Cable Access Office, Fayville Village Hall
Housing Authority 2/17/10 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens
Board of Selectmen 2/18/10 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House

Senior Center Activities

15 Monday  16Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20 Saturday
Presidents Day Closed
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30  Health Clinic


9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 10:00 Canasta
12 Ping Pong
  12 PM Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 12 Pitch 10:00 Tina Bemis
  1:00 Water Aerobics   1 PM Bridge 1 PM Water Aerobics

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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


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



Presidents Day




5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees Library Trustees meet monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month, starting at 5:00 p.m., in the Library.






Big Ryan's Winter Tales 2:00 PM






The Library has a great new website:  Click here

For the February Calendar with Reminders click here









Barbara A. MacConnell, 84, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, Fla. She was a bookkeeper for 20 years at St. Jude Convalescent Home in Hudson. She moved to Ocala from Southborough in 1991. Mrs. MacConnell is survived by two sons, Bruce MacConnell of Greenfield, and Gary MacConnell of Cary, N.C.; one daughter, Heidi M. Clark of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Phyllis Yanchewski of Hudson; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, David C. MacConnell, and two sisters, Joan Balkas and Dorothy Branconnier. Memorials may be made to Munroe Foundation, Attn: Cardiac Care Unit, P.O. Box 4349, Ocala, FL 34478, American Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 1928, Ocala, FL 34478, or American Cancer Society, 2201 SE 30th Ave., Ste. 301, Ocala, FL 34471. Condolences may be posted to hiers-baxley.com.

John T. MacDonald, 61, of Millbury, died Wednesday, January 27th in St. Vincent Hospital.

He was born in Brighton and grew up in Marlborough; and had served for several years in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. John had worked for 20 years at Ellis Imports, in Southborough. It was during this time John developed many great friendships and long time customer relationships.

His passion was racing, and had participated with Chuck Ellis in the seventies, campaigning an Alfa Romeo Alfetta; winning a NARRC championship during this time. Autocrossing was his true love, winning a Sports Car Club of America National Autocross Championship in 1975 driving a Brabham BT29 in the A Modified Class. John continued with his autocrossing and during this time had won an impressive number of local, regional and divisional championships.

He will be remembered as a fierce competitor, a knowledgeable mentor, coach and friend. His friends and fellow members of SCCA, BMW CCA and the Porsche Club will miss him and his intensity as the new autocross season unfolds.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of John's Life, which will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Worcester Lodge of Elks, 233 Mill Street, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John MacDonald Memorial Fund, c/o O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603.


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Feb. 16
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ ACTON/BOXBORO TOURNEY   TBA
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Shrewsbury High School Northstar Rink 12:10PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Feb. 16
 Girls JV Basketball @ Minuteman Regional HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Bellingham High School North Star 3:40PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Minuteman Career & Technical HS   4:45PM