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March 14, 2010 - March 20, 2010

St. Mark's Golf Course Now Open

March 19, 2010 -  Golfers took to the links at St. Mark's Golf Course.  They had just opened earlier this week.

Flowing Over

March 19, 2010 - Wind pushed waves have water flowing over the Historic Fayville Dam earlier this week.  Reader P. J. Phaneuf sent in this photo.

Rep. Dykema Votes in Favor of Anti-Bullying Bill

Prohibits Bullying and Cyber-bullying

BOSTON – Last night, State Representative Carolyn Dykema joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation to prohibit bullying and cyber-bullying. The bill requires school staff to report bullying, while also requiring schools to develop a bullying prevention plan and integrate bullying prevention instruction into their curriculum.

“The outpouring of support for this bill has been tremendous,” said Rep. Dykema. “It was very meaningful to vote for a bill that will help put a stop to bullying, an issue that clearly touches so many lives.”

The bill prohibits bullying at school, including at school-sponsored events, on school busses and at school bus stops, as well as the use of electronic devices to carry out cyber-bullying. The bill also bans bullying or cyber-bullying that takes place outside of school if the bullying affects the school environment.

In an effort to protect against incidents of bullying across the Commonwealth, the bill requires schools to add bullying prevention instruction to their curriculum and offer information about bullying prevention to parents. It also provides for the training of teachers and staff in the identification, prevention, and response to bullying among students.


State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

Daisy A. (Carloni) Desimone, 85, of Southborough died on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at Whittier Hospital in Westborough after a short illness.

She was the beloved wife, for 53 years, of Albert R. Desimone who passed away in 1999.

Born in Southborough she was the daughter of the late Evaristo and Marie (Ceccolini) Carloni.

Mrs. Desimone was a graduate of the former Peter's High School in Southborough and worked for Fenwal in Ashland until she had her children. She was a devoted wife, caring for her ill husband for over 25 year. She was also a doting mother to her 3 sons and adored her 6 grandchildren. Daisy was a member of St. Anne Church of Southborough and a member of Southborough Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Desimone and his wife Sandra of Marlborough; Robert Desimone and his wife Tina of Sebec, ME; James Desimone and his wife Susan of Shrewsbury; 6 grandchildren, Lisa Straight and Laura Desimone; Spencer and Hunter Desimone; Nicole and Alex Desimone; a sister Lena Carloni and a sister-in-law, Rose Carloni both of Southborough.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 21, from 3 to 6 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 22, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough, MA 01772.


Symphony Pro Musica, the premier community orchestra of Central Massachusetts, led by award-winning conductor Mark Churchill, will present a concert on Saturday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School and on Sunday, March 21, at 3:30 p.m. at Westborough High School.

The program, “The Composer is Dead,” is the orchestra’s annual Family Concert and includes music chosen specifically to appeal to audiences of all ages.

The symphony will once again participate in Orchestras Feeding America, a national food drive spearheaded by the League of American Orchestras. Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the concerts, where collection bins will be available. Donations can also be dropped off at French Music in the weeks prior to the concert. SPM will deliver the donations to the food pantries in Hudson and Westborough. Last year SPM collected almost 300 pounds of food, and orchestras around the country collected and donated more than 250,000 pounds.

Young musicians from JFK Middle School in Hudson and Gibbons Middle School in Westborough will join the orchestra to open the March 20 concert, playing Themes from Also Sprach Zarathustra, an arrangement of the music by Richard Strauss that includes the instantly recognizable theme from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The orchestra then performs a suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Artwork inspired by the music and created by area schoolchildren will be displayed during the concert. The lobby art gallery is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!

The program concludes with a performance of Nathaniel Stookey’s The Composer is Dead, an hilarious new introduction to the orchestra with libretto by much-loved children’s author Lemony Snicket. Paul Johnson of Hudson provides the narration for the piece.

Please join us one hour before each performance for a pre-concert instrument petting zoo presented by David French Music Company of Westborough. Children of all ages are encouraged to come and try out woodwind, brass, and string instruments. This is a great opportunity for younger students to check out the possibilities available for their musical futures!

Tickets for the performances are priced at $18–$20. There is a $2 discount for tickets purchased in advance. Students 12th grade and under are admitted free. To order tickets, please call 978-562-0939. For more information about Symphony Pro Musica and its concerts, visit SPM’s website: www.symphonypromusica.org.

Symphony Pro Musica, under the guidance of founder and Music Director Mark Churchill, brings great music from the classical tradition to Central Massachusetts communities at affordable prices. SPM showcases area instrumentalists and gifted young soloists in four programs each season—each performed in concert in both Hudson and Westborough

Wanna keep Beacon Hill on its toes?

Send Mary up there to audit the books!


Candidate for Massachusetts State Watchdog


Meet Mary, learn why she’s running for

State Auditor and why you should care. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Southborough Community House

28 Main Street

Southborough, MA 01772

(Southeast corner of the intersection of Rt. 85 and Rt. 30/Main Street)

Light refreshments will be served

Contributions enthusiastically accepted but not required


       Betsy Rosenbloom    (508) 485-9893               betsy90@verizon.net

       Lucy VanLaarhoven             (508) 229-2569               lvanlaarhoven@verizon.net

Can’t join us on March 20th but want to know more / contribute / volunteer?

Go to http://www.maryforauditor.com/

Patriot Place

Irish Festival

Turn out your light, show support

In 2009 hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour.

Earth Hour 2010 will continue to be a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to show leadership and be responsible for our future.

Pledge your support here and turn off your lights for one hour, Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 27th March 2010.

It’s Showtime! Show what can be done.


Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and husband, NFL great Tom Brady have recently shown their support for WWF’s Earth Hour by filming two videos that encourage people around the world to join them in turning off their lights for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 pm.

Gisele’s Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lYsNa6l2Kg

Tom’s Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtac7YLuZGc

Read more ›


Book Signing !!

Hosted by Pets Gone Healthy, Marlborough


Saturday March 20th from 1-3 PM







For Ellen M. Collins, Author and Co-illustrator …..

Stop by and see us if you are in the area!!

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Mar. 20
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - At Westwood Click for directions   8:00AM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - At Cohasset   10:00AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Junior OF Felix Martinez (Miami, FL) batted 3-4 with four RBI in the opener and senior P Dan White (Southboro, MA) pitched a three-hitter in the nightcap as UMass Lowell swept Molloy College, 4-3 and 5-1, Sunday in a non-conference baseball twin bill in Santaluces, FL.

The victories extended UMass Lowell’s win streak to four games entering Monday’s games at Lynn University (3:00). The River Hawks improved to 7-4.

In the opener, Martinez drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double to give UMass Lowell a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Senior J.T. Leary (Newburyport, MA) singled while sophomore Cam Kneeland (Rowley, MA) was hit by a pitch and sophomore Mark Sanborn (Hopkinton, MA) drew a walk to set up Martinez’s heroics.

In the sixth, after Kneeland and Sanborn both singled, Martinez singled to score Kneeland for a 4-0 cushion. The run proved invaluable as Molloy rallied for three runs in the seventh, led by a two-run single from freshman Greg Walsh, but could muster no closer.

Kneeland also batted 3-4 while Leary went 2-4. Sophomore Robert Inzerillo batted 2-5 while sophomore Joseph Masone went 2-4 to lead the Lions.

Junior P Dustin Ramey (Kingston, NH) earned his first win of the year as he scattered five hits, two walks and two earned runs while striking out eight. Sophomore Taylor Toyfair (Agawam, MA) picked up the save as he highlighted the seventh with a pair of strikeouts.

Sophomore Justin Jorgensen took the loss for Molloy, allowing 11 hits, four earned runs and two walks while striking out eight.

In the nightcap, White allowed three hits, one walk and one unearned run in a complete game as the River Hawks opened a 5-0 lead and never looked back.

Six players had one hit for UMass Lowell, which opened a 1-0 lead in the first inning when senior Luke Wallace (Yorktown Heights, NY) led off with a triple and scored when junior Sean Burns (Colchester, VT) grounded out.

In the fourth, senior Jared Notargiacomo (Newburyport, MA) reached on an error and Leary followed with a single to set up Kneeland who belted a two-run double to centerfield to highlight the inning.

Senior T.J. Greig led Molloy, hitting 2-3. Senior Peter Rieger-Maresca took the loss, scattering five runs (two earned), three strikeouts and a walk.

A Sure Sign of Spring

March 17, 2010 - A sure sign of Spring is St. Mark's Golf Course ready to open. (Southborough News Photo)

And More Signs of Spring

March 17, 2010 - Lacrosse has begun at 911 Field.  Here Algonquin Regional High School holds Lacrosse tryouts.(Southborough News Photo) 

Looking for Help

Sudbury Reservoir, Cordaville Road - (Southborough News Photo)


Southborough-    The Department of Conservation and Recreation Watershed Rangers and staff are conducting a cleanup event at the Sudbury Reservoir in celebration of Park Serve Day and Earth Day.  It will be happening on Saturday, April 24th from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.  Volunteers are invited to meet at the MWRA facility at 268 Boston Rd. (Route 30) in Southborough.  There they can sign in with DCR staff and either be assigned to or choose an area of the reservoir to clean up trash. Snacks and water will be provided, as well as gloves, trash bags, and trash picks.

Residents of Southborough, Marlborough, Westborough, and Framingham are especially encouraged to attend, given that the Sudbury Watershed plays a large role in the recharge of ground water supplies in these towns.  All others who are interested in preserving and protecting public lands and drinking water supply areas are being asked to donate a few hours on this day to help.

For any further information or for directions please contact DCR Watershed Ranger Rebecca Baronoski at 978-365-3800 ext.23

Richard 'Dick' P. Ferri, 75, a long time resident of Southborough and of Ft Lauderdale passed away on March 10, 2010 in Fort. Lauderdale, FL. He was the beloved husband Joan (Halliday) Ferri for the past 54 years. Born on May 19, 1934 in Framingham, he was the son of the late Eugene and Erma (Canesi) Ferri. Dick was a 1952 graduate of Framingham High School, and a Captain in the Air Force Reserve, for 10 years,serving during the Cuban Crisis. He earned an aeronautical engineering degree from Boston University in 1962 and was the founder and owner of Vaccon Company Inc, of Medway, formerly of Medfield; a manufacturing and engineering company since 1972. With an entrepreneurial spirit, his vision and passion for innovation expanded his company into a respected US manufacturer of nearly 40,000 vacuum products used in most industrial manufacturing processes around the globe. That passion and vision have been passed on to his family and employees who continue to grow his legacy. An avid traveler for business and pleasure, he and his wife, Joan, traveled extensively throughout the world. He was an active supporter of local youth activities and will be fondly remembered for his participation in the Boy Scouts 50 mile hikes, the C.C. Bike Riders, and as an assistant Southborough Youth Hockey coach. Dick will be remembered as a guy who lived life at full throttle and did it his way. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew R. Ferri and Barbara M. Demers of Uxbridge; Ellen P. Reid and her husband Leonard F. Reid Jr. of Estero, FL; Thomas K. Ferri of Silk Hope, NC; Brian C. Ferri of Westborough; daughter-in-law Brenda N. Ferri of Hopkinton; 2 brothers, Peter C. Ferri and his wife Jean K. of Estero, FL; Edward J.Ferri and his wife Eleanor V. of Lincoln; a sister in law Kathryn Ferri of Framingham; his grandchildren Jacqueline T. and Jeffrey B. Ferri of Hopkinton; his godchild Neal E. Ferri and his wife Shannon S. and great nephew Zane Ferri all of Dudley. He is predeceased by his brother Louis Ferri. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 19, from 4 to 7 pm at the Morris Funeral Home,(Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 20, at 11:00 am at St. Matthew Church, Highland St, Southborough. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Ave., Ste 2, Framingham, MA 01702.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Tough Going

March 16, 2010 - Major interruptions in traffic flow around metro-west has closed several roads in area towns due to rivers and streams inundating the road system.  The MBTA trains have often not been on time either due to water conditions along the tracks. (Southborough News Photo)

Governor Declared State of Emergency Yesterday

This afternoon, Governor Patrick travelled to Waltham, a city that has been hard hit by a storm that has dumped record amounts of rain and caused flooding in Waltham and communities across the Commonwealth over the last three days. Following a briefing with public safety, transportation and state and local officials, the Governor declared a State of Emergency for the entire state. The declaration enables the Governor to take the appropriate steps to mobilize many of the Commonwealth’s assets, such as the National Guard, and conduct other emergency business to assist local communities in their response to and recovery from the many impacts of this winter storm. Transportation and public safety updates can be found at www.mass.gov. Watch Governor Patrick’s announcement on WBZ-TV.

Flooding safety tips

Governor Patrick, public safety and transportation officials have been closely monitoring and actively responding to the storm that continues to hit the region with record levels of rainfall. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and MassDOT have issued a number of safety tips to assist residents and commuters.

Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency assistance

Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) traffic advisories

Flood safety tips

Flooding and Sewage Back-ups: Home Care Guide

Road closure updates

MassDOT photostream

MBTA Service Alerts

Storm Fact Sheet

Transportation blog

Group of Southborough Mom’s are “IN IT TO END IT!”

She is a mother of three, a mom of two, a single mom, a sister, an aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in law, friend, or colleague. She is a woman who suddenly woke up and felt something not quite right, or a woman who learned of her fate from an ultrasound.  These are the women in our lives, some are from Southborough, and others are from our personal families.  These women are currently fighting this disease and sadly some have lost the battle.  We are walking to honor and memorialize them.  We are walking because we want to put an end to this disease and we are walking for the 1 in 3 women that have yet to be diagnosed with the disease.

Six Southborough Mom’s have said we are “In it to End it” and have formed a team of walkers to participate in this years “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  On May 15 & 16 the Sobo Mamas will be walking 39 miles to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research.  This group consists of Sally Fodor, Nancy Barton, Marie Lescalleet, Sally Murphy, Ellen Factor and Sue Butka.  Together they plan to make a difference.   They need your help, Please consider making a donation to their team by logging onto www.avonwalk.org/goto/sobomamasdonate.

For more info please contact Nancy Barton @NKBarton@verizon or visit www.Avonwalk.org/goto/sobomamasdonate

Wanna keep Beacon Hill on its toes?

Send Mary up there to audit the books!


Candidate for Massachusetts State Watchdog


Meet Mary, learn why she’s running for

State Auditor and why you should care. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Southborough Community House

28 Main Street

Southborough, MA 01772

(Southeast corner of the intersection of Rt. 85 and Rt. 30/Main Street)

Light refreshments will be served

Contributions enthusiastically accepted but not required


       Betsy Rosenbloom    (508) 485-9893               betsy90@verizon.net

       Lucy VanLaarhoven             (508) 229-2569               lvanlaarhoven@verizon.net

Can’t join us on March 20th but want to know more / contribute / volunteer?

Go to http://www.maryforauditor.com/

2010 United States Census

The census counts every resident (both citizens and non-citizens) in the US and is required to take place every 10 years. Getting an accurate count is key in determining how billions of federal funds is spent in communities across the country.

You will be receiving your census questionnaire in the mail over the next few weeks. The information you provide is confidential and it is illegal for the US Census Bureau to share your personal information with anyone, including other government agencies such as law enforcement, IRS, Welfare, FBI or Immigration.

Contact the Boston regional census office if you have further questions or need help filling out your census form.

Book Signing !!

Hosted by Pets Gone Healthy, Marlborough


Saturday March 20th from 1-3 PM







For Ellen M. Collins, Author and Co-illustrator …..

Stop by and see us if you are in the area!!

Thursday March 25, 7:00-8:30pm, Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Join Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) and the Maynard Historical Society for this very unique lecture.  Hosted at SVT’s headquarters at 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury.  The lecture is led by Maynard resident David Mark, entitled “History of the Ice Trade on the Assabet River”.

For much of the 19th century Boston was the hub of the ice export business, shipping ice as far as India. Thoreau writes in Walden of 100 men descending on Walden Pond the winter of 1846-47. This talk will give you an in-depth history of the ice trade and ice houses on the Assabet River.

Registration required.

SVT and OAR Members and Maynard Residents: Free.  Non-members: $5.00

To register, please go to: www.svtweb.org/events-calendar or call 978-443-5588 x30

Easter Brunch at Assabet

After the overwhelming success of the 2009 Easter Brunch offered by the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, preparations are underway for a repeat performance. On Easter Sunday, April 4th, patrons can plan to feast on prime rib, seafood, made to order omelet’s, waffles, desserts, and other brunch fare at the school’s Epicurean Room restaurant, located at 215 Fitchburg Street in Marlborough.

Brunch will be served from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, for the very reasonable price of $16.95 for adults, $8.95 for children 5-10, while children 4 and under eat free. Reservations may be made beginning on Monday, March 1st, 2010 by calling 508-263-9870. Leave a message on the Easter voice mail and your call will be returned and reservation confirmed. The event was a sell out last year, so call early!

For more information, Kerri Baltramaitis can be reached at 508-485-9430, ext. 2870, but reservations must be made through the Easter brunch number provided.


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The No. 4-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team collected a season-best total to knock off No. 3 Illinois, 359.650-358.650, on Saturday (March 13) inside Huff Hall.

The Wolverines took the lead after the third rotation and never relinquished it. Junior Chris Cameron (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) won the still rings crown and recorded top-five finishes on the floor exercise (t-4th), pommel horse (2nd) and the parallel bars (2nd), with his 15.000 score on the parallel bars sealing Michigan's upset victory.

U-M got off to a smoking start, posting a season-best 59.600 on the pommel horse behind career-best efforts of Cameron, who returned to the horse lineup after missing three competitions, and junior Ben Baldus-Strauss (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville). Seniors David Chan (Singapore, Singapore) and Mel Anton Santander (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) added scores of 15.000 and 14.750, respectively, as Michigan jumped out to an early 59.600-59.100 lead.

The Maize and Blue moved to the floor in the second rotation, where Baldus-Strauss and junior Ian Makowske (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow) placed second and third, respectively, to lead the Wolverines to a 59.150 on the event. After two rotations, U-M trailed by just .450.

Senior Kent Caldwell (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) posted Michigan's highest score on the vault with a 15.800 for his difficult one-and-a-half twisting vault. Baldus-Strauss continued to excel, adding his second career best of the day (15.750) to Michigan's 62.650 total. After three events, the leader switched again as the Wolverines moved to the rings ahead, 181.400-178.400.

Cameron continued to roll, taking the rings title with his second career high of the competition, 15.400, while senior co-captain Phillip Goldberg (Dalton, Ga./McCallie) showed his trademark strength and capped off his routine with a stuck stretch double flip for a 15.300 and second place. The Wolverines maintained their advantage after four events, 241.900-240.800.

Kelley swung his way to a season best-best 15.450 on the high bar, erupting after nailing his dismount to lead the Wolverines in the fifth rotation. Makowske added a career-best 15.100 to boost Michigan to a 59.750 total on the event, expanding U-M's lead to 1.850 with just one rotation to go.

The Wolverines started strong on the parallel bars in the final rotation, led off by junior/sophomore Devan Cote (Hollis, N.H./Hollis-Brookline), who posted a 14.450. Santander and Kelley added 14.500 and 14.050 marks, respectively. With one routine left, Cameron needed just a 14.000 to cap off the Wolverines' upset over their fellow 2009 Big Ten co-champions. After a near-perfect routine, Cameron received a season-best 15.000 to lift the Wolverines to a 58.000 on the event and a final score of 359.650, beating the Illini by 1.000.

The Wolverines honor eight senior competitors next Saturday (March 20) with the conclusion of regular-season action against No. 6 Ohio State at 7 p.m. in Cliff Keen Arena.



Bay State anglers can look forward to over 540,000 feisty brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout being stocked this spring according to figures released by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife). Stocking will begin in the when ice, snow and mud conditions allow the stocking trucks access to the waterways. Anglers are advised to contact the District office for updates on when stocking will begin in the area.

"We'll be putting out 320,000 rainbow trout that will average 12 inches or longer, and about 78% of these rainbows will be 14 inches or larger," observes Chief Fish Culturist Dr. Ken Simmons. "They'll be distributed statewide throughout the stocking season by our five regional Wildlife District offices." 47,000 brown trout averaging more then 12 inches will be stocked along with another 115,000 browns in the 9 - 11 inch range. The larger water bodies will receive the larger fish and the smaller brooks and streams will receive the majority of the smaller-sized fish. Brook trout will be stocked in a similar fashion with approximately 11,500 fish measuring a foot or better, and more than 66,000 in the 6 - 11 inch class. Dr. Simmons says he is particular excited about this year’s crop of 2 year-old brook trout, which is one of the best in years. He attributes this year’s success with the two-year old brook trout to a combination of hard work by hatchery staff and good growing conditions at the hatcheries where they are produced. Anglers can also anticipate trying to tame some of the 6,000 tiger trout to be released, all topping the 14 inch mark. These handsome fish, a cross between a female brown trout and a male brook trout, have become popular with folks lucky enough to hook and land one. To find out the status of trout stocking in your district, go to: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/trout/trout_stocking_schedule.htm or call the nearest District office: Western 413/684-1646; Valley 413/323-7632; Central 508/835-3607; Northeast 978/772-2145 or Southeast 508/759-3406. Don't forget to take friends and family members fishing!


Breaking News:

A tree fell on the wires north of Mt. Vickery and south of Route 9 knocking out power to the neighborhoods of Mt. Vickery (west side), Middle Road, parts of Parkerville Road, Gilmore Road and several other streets.  There are 171 customers affected by this and estimated time of repair is 10:30 PM

Storm Woes Continue to plaque Massachusetts

March 15, 2010 Families took some time out to have dinner or play games together rather than schedule sports, activities, meetings or using electronic gadgets last week during Southborough Unscheduled.

Library Update

March 15, 2010 - Library officials talked about the state of the library last week to a full crowd.

BERNSTEIN Harold of Southborough, March 13, 2010. Beloved son of the late Harold and Lena (Lania) Bernstein. Loving nephew of Mary Ristuccia and her husband Larry of Belmont, Margaret Lania of Belmont, Josephine Bucciarelli of Watertown, Alfred Dana and his wife Estelle of Chestnut Hill, and Kenneth Bernstein and his wife Lillian of Brookline. Dear cousin of Joseph Lania of Arlington, Donald Lania of Maine, Ann Lania D’Aveni of New Hampshire, Kathy Lania Grossi of Waltham, Jim Bucciarelli of Hudson, Paul Ristuccia of Seattle, Judy Bucciarelli Ascensao of Tyngsboro, Marie Ristuccia Sparks of Westford, Robert Lania of Marshfield, Pam Dana Snyder of Stoughton, Gregory Dana of Chestnut Hill, Karen Cohen of Colorado, David Dana of Illinois, Cynthia Hantman of Needham, and late Ray Bernstein of Brookline. He is also survived by his many beloved second cousins. Services will be held on Wednesday morning at 8:00 A.M. from the Brasco and Sons Memorial, 325 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at Saint Luke's Church, Belmont at 9:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow at the Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Harry’s memory to UMass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA, 01605; or the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA, 02115. Additional information available at www.brascofuneralhome.com. Parking attendants on duty. Brasco And Sons Memorial Belmont 617-484-2088

Southborough Players
"The Pied Piper"
Produced in conjunction with The Missoula Children's Theater

The Southborough Players are proud to announce that auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Pied Piper" will be held on Monday April 12 from 4:30-6:30 PM at Neary Elementary School in Southborough. There are roles for students Kindergarten through 12th grade.


This is a group audition - no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time!

Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the show with the Missoula Children's Theater Tour Actor/Director. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. For those who are cast there will be a $65 participation fee which includes show participation as well as five separate workshops on subjects ranging from movement to stage makeup.


Those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week (April 12-17) and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition. The rest of the rehearsals will be conducted every day that week (April 12-17) from 4:30 to 9:00 at Neary Elementary School and/or Trottier Middle School in Southborough. Not all cast members will be needed at every session. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of the audition. Cast members scheduled for the full 4½ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack.


Performances will be held on Saturday April 17 at 3:00PM and 6:00PM at Trottier Middle School in Southborough. The cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

The Players are also looking for help with concessions, ushering, etc. Parents this is an excellent opportunity to help make your child's experience even better!!!
Missoula Children's Theater Mission Statement

We live in a highly competitive era.  Youngsters are introduced at an early age to the critical realities of our achievement- and success-oriented society.  From academics to athletics to social interaction, children are pressured to get the best grades, to score the most points, to have the most friends.  At the same time, segments of our society tend to view the arts as a luxury, a frill, an extra-curricular activity running a distant second to the popular status of sports.  Add to these conditions the natural curiosity of the child, the tendency toward self-exploration, the adolescent impatience to put away the things of the child and emulate adult role models - for better or for worse.  Pressure.  MCT approaches children with a full awareness of these conditions and strives to use participation in the performing arts as a vehicle to develop the lifeskills (social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and self-esteem) necessary to answer the challenges of our time.


Although MCT's programs tour to major metropolitan centers, MCT remains dedicated to providing financially accessible arts experiences to all communities, regardless of size or economic status.  Many of the communities served by MCT are isolated, cul­turally deprived and/or economically depressed.  Live theatre participation, qualified drama teachers and educationally sound music programs within the curriculum are often non-existent or low on the priority scale.  Constructive opportunities in the performing arts are rare, and the chance to spark a new interest often goes unkindled.  MCT's programs can and do provide the kindling to ignite the flame of interest.


Within each MCT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole.  The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on.  Few arenas exist where respon­sibility is taught and learned so clearly.  MCT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual - a lesson from art that carries into life.


Unsolicited testimonials to the practical value of MCT participation are received on an almost daily basis.  A stronger performance in a geography oral report, better grades, a healthier rapport with teachers and classmates, confident self-control in that first job interview, an increased sense of tolerance and respect for others, tunnel-vision enthusiasm for the most chal­lenging project, a blossoming imagination and sense of individuality, a perceptible sense of emotional and physical well-being--a happier child; these are among the positive results of MCT participation often noted by parents and educators alike.  Yes, MCT provides a top-quality entertainment experience for audience members.  Yes, MCT nurtures and challenges the abilities of those rare children with career performance ambitions and potential. Yes, MCT provides a healthy and wholesome ambassadorship for the arts and opens the door to new life experiences and aesthetic pleasures. But, the primary goal of MCT - indeed, the organization's mission - is


the development of lifeskills in children through participation in the performing arts.


We have a new Website!!! Please visit www.southboroughplayers.org and check it out!
Thank you for supporting the Southborough Players. We look forward to continuing the tradition of bringing live theater to Metrowest since 1969.
-The Southborough Players Board of Directors
  Tania Saunders joins
Missoula Children's Theater

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Southborough Players own Tania Saunders is so excited to be touring with the Missoula Children's Theatre!

She was born and raised in Southborough and is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a BA in acting with an option in music theatre and directing. Favorite show credits include: "Dorothy" in THE WIZARD OF OZ; "Percy Talbot" in THE SPITFIRE GRILL; "Goat" in the ROBBER BRIDEGROOM; and "Babette" in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Her directing and co-directing credits include: THE WIZARD OF OZ, WAIT UNTIL DARK; TWO FACES OF A COIN; and RECKLESS.

 Tania is ecstatic to be able to have this amazing opportunity, and is looking forward to meeting new people and watching all the children that she will work with grow as performers. She would like to thank her family, friends, professors at PSU for all their constant love and support!

The Pied Piper Show Synopsis


The Missoula Children's Theatre presents THE PIED PIPER, an original adaptation of the classic children's tale. What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan girl, and the other Townspeople of Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin and his Council when their town is threatened. They then call on the Pied Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures. The Mayor's son and daughter and the Cooks also join in the endeavor. Find out what happens when the town is unable to pay the Piper and the children are led away from the town along with the rats!


Conceived and Written by Jim Caron

Music by Bob Hubley

Additional Music by Michael McGill

Original Staging by Jim Caron

Arranged by Michael McGill

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Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

SVT Introduces Free Weekly Calendar of Outdoor-oriented Activities and Happenings West of Boston

Sudbury, MA – March 15, 2010 - Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) has teamed up with local conservation, recreation, and nature-oriented organizations to launch “Outdoors This Week,” a free weekly email listing of outings, programs and destinations west of Boston 

Looking to get outdoors?  Local organizations sponsor a variety of educational and recreational activities.   Starting this week, residents from Boston and points west can receive a compact weekly email list of programs in the Metro-West area.  The Charles River Wheelmen sponsor activities west of Boston, as well as the Appalachian Mountain Club, New England Wildflower Society, REI Inc., and numerous other organizations.

“This weekly compilation of talks and walks, workshops and family activities is planned as an information resource for people who enjoy learning about and experiencing the outdoors,” says Ron McAdow, Executive Director of SVT. 

Here is a sampling of events from the first issue:

  • Spring walk at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

  • Salamander celebration for families

  • Workshop about bike maintenance basics

  • Lecture about the history of the ice business on the Assabet River

  • Fitness hike at Callahan State Park

For the complete list or to subscribe to “Outdoors This Week” visit www.svtweb.org.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a land trust founded in 1953, dedicated to conserving land and protecting wildlife in 36-town region that is the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin.

Storm Photos

March 14, 2010 - Southborough News reader Mike Krausert sent along a photo of the tree that came down on his car during this storm.

More Storm Photos

March 14, 2010 Southville Road gets a quick fix during the storm.

Now Open

March 14, 2010 The Town Line Deli and Restaurant hangs out their new sign.  Located at the corner of Newton Street and Framingham Road.

Southborough meetings

March 15 -  March 19, 2010





Advisory Committee 3/15 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Historical Commission 3/15 6:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Naming Subcommittee 3/15 5:30 PM Library Classroom D110i ARHS
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 3/16 6:00 PM Hearing Room town house
Housing Authority 3/17 7:30 PMK Colonial Gardens 49 Boston Road
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Student Advisory Subcommittee 3/17 6:00 PM Library Classroom D110i ARHS
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Budget Hearing - Agenda 3/17 7:00 PM ARHS Library
Conservation Commission - Agenda 3/18 7:30 PM Hearing room town house
Northborough/Southborough Health and Wellness Advisory Council 3/18 8 AM ARHS Library

Southborough Library

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

Storytime ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM




'Movin' to the Music' with Susan Paino
Mar 15 10:30 AM  

ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM 

Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Mar 16   5:00 PM  

Beading Workshop
Mar 16   7:00 PM  

Storytime ages 2-5 10:30 AM

Science and books 3:30 PM









The Library has a great new website:  Click here

For the March Calendar with Reminders click here

Don't Forget you can pick up Tax forms at the library

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

March 14, 2010 - The 8th grade girls Travel team Southborough T-Hawks won the Metrowest league championship yesterday (Mar 13th).   The formal title is Metrowest 8th Grade D2 Champions.

Picture attached...Back row, L-R, Paul Sullivan, assistant coach, Todd Dahlstrom, assistant coach, Olivia Giorlandino, Sarah Foster, Sarah Jackson, Madeline Partridge, Alisha Faherty, Tom Faherty, head coach.  Front row, L-R Annie Sullivan, Lindsay Brown, Melanie Wagner, Maggie Wraight, and Emily Dahlstrom.  The Southborough T-Hawks defeated Sudbury 52-39 to take the title.