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March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

Chief Jane Moran

March 26, 2010 - More photos from Tuesday Night swearing in ceremony of Chief Jane Moran.

(The error in the photo matchups has now been fixed.  I have been in Maryland for the last five weeks on training and remote desktop publishing the website.  The majority of the nights have been fine, however tonight a glitch where the photos and the names of the photos did not match correctly on the server therefore bringing up older photos. Figures it's my last night down here. Sorry for the problem)

 

Every Body Balance will be at the Finn School March Madness Run this Saturday, March 27, 2010.  Come check out what they offer!  Indoor/Outdoor Boot Camp will begin May 1st at 8:30 AM.  Call or email for more information or to register.  There are only two more Sunday classes for the current Boot Camp.  Drop in or call.  Classes are 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM.   Lots more offered at Every Body Balance.  Click the above tab to find out all the classes and times.  Every Body Balance is located at 155 Boston Road between Southboro Auto Tech and Choice Car Wash.

Annual Town Report

AVAILABILITY OF ANNUAL TOWN REPORT FOR 2009

and

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT

The Annual Town Report for 2009 and the Annual Town Meeting Warrant for April 12, 2010 will be available Friday, March 26, 2010 at the Southborough Library (25 Main Street), Southborough Town House (17 Common Street), Southborough Police Station (19 Main Street), and the Southborough Transfer Station (Cordaville Road, Route 85 south).

Please remember that the Town House closes at NOON on Fridays.


Annual Town Warrant for April 12, 2010

Special Town Meeting Warrant for April 12, 2010

Annual Town Report

Click here to read the Annual Town Report

TOWN OF SOUTHBOROUGH

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION

MAY 10, 2010

MODERATOR 1 YEAR Vote for 1
David A. Coombs, 61 Deerfoot Rd., Candidate for Re-election
BOARD OF SELECTMEN 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Salvatore M. Giorlandino, 7 Summit Rd., Candidate for Re-election
John F. Rooney, III, 35 Edgewood Road
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS of TRUST FUNDS 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Nicolas A. McCoy, 10 Jericho Hill Rd., Candidate for Re-election
BOARD OF ASSESSORS 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Shirley A. Bator, 83 William Onthank Ln, Candidate for Re-Election
BOARD OF HEALTH 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Desheng Wang, 151 Main St.
Mary Lou Woodford, 18 Bigelow Rd.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES LIBRARY 3 YEARS Vote for not more than 2
Marguerite H. Landry, 134 Deerfoot Rd.
Richard J. Wallace, 18 Clifford Rd.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES LIBRARY 2 YEARS Vote for 1
Beth A. Rosenbloom, 5 Strawberry Hill Rd.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Deborah S. Keefe, 180 Parkerville Rd.
NORTHBOROUGH-SOUTHBOROUGH REGIONAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Southborough Candidate
Daniel L. Kolenda, 7 Blendon Woods Dr.
NORTHBOROUGH-SOUTHBOROUGH REGIONAL
SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE 3 YEARS Vote for 1
Northborough Candidate
Joan G. Frank, 420 Whitney St., Candidate for Re-Election
PLANNING BOARD 5 YEARS Vote for 1
Lisa M. Braccio, 13 Oregon Rd.
Paul M. Cimino, 3 Austin Kelly Ln.
Andrew S. Mills, 2 MacNeill Dr.
SOUTHBOROUGH HOUSING AUTHORITY 5 YEARS Vote for 1

Framingham -  New England Wild Flower Society is seeking volunteers to help with the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA)’s EARLY DETECTION INVASIVE PLANT SURVEYS.

The goal of the project is to develop a prioritized list of invasive plant populations for management by means of documentation, mapping, and control of early detection invasives plants that are just starting to enter the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord (SUASCO) River watershed area.

CISMA AND NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY NEED YOUR HELP IN STOPPING THESE INVASIVE SPECIES BEFORE THEY BECOME WIDESPREAD AND UNCONTROLLABLE!

Volunteers receive one day of training in early detection invasive surveys, then are assigned to survey for the target speciesThe training sessions run from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and include a powerpoint presentation on the early detection species with a discussion of their identification, habitats, impacts, and control.  The rest of the morning includes a discussion of survey and documentation methods, locations, use of GPS, and how/where to report findings.  The afternoon training is primarily in the field, doing practice surveys and documentation. CISMA plans to start controlling some of the populations within this field season.

After the training session, volunteers are assigned to specific sites in their hometowns (and further afield, if they prefer) to look for the invasive plant species listed below.  CISMA plans to survey in each of the watershed’s 36 towns.

To volunteer for the training and survey work, please contact Ted Elliman, Vegetation Management Coordinator for New England Wild Flower Society at telliman@newenglandwild.org, or by phone at 508-877-7630 x 3203. 

Four CISMA training dates have been set. Volunteers can choose any one of the sessions. They are: 

  • Saturday, May 15 - Southborough Fire Station, 21 Main Street Southborough, 01772  Saturday, May 22 - Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury 01776

  • Sunday, May 23 - Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way, Bedford, 01730

  • Saturday June 5 - Bolton Town Library, 738 Main Street, Bolton 01740

The eleven early detection species that are the targets of the CISMA survey, taken from the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group list, are:

  • Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus)

  • Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

  • Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum)

  • Kudzu (Pureraria montana)

  • Mile-a-minute vine (Polygonum perfoliatum)

  • Reed mannagrass (Glyceria maxima)

  • Tansy ragwort/ stinking willie (Senecio jacobaea)

  • Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa)

  • Great yellowcress (Rorippa amphibia)

  • Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)

  • Parrot-feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)

This is an extremely important project for the 36 towns which comprise the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River watershed area. It is most important that these invasive plants populations be documented, then removed to protect our native plant populations and their habitats.

All volunteers under 18 must have a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. Contact Ted Elliman via email for a copy at telliman@newenglandwild.org

 
tulips

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
 

Happy Spring Flowers!

Spring fever?  Cheerful tulips will brighten anyone's day. We have a wonderful offering of Easter and Passover flowers, potted plants and our super fresh cut flowers.  
 
For our selection, please see below and check out the "Spring Flowers" section of our website at www.Gulbankianflorist.com.
Order today - online, by phone, or in person!
Spring Tulips
 spring tulips
 Hydrangea plants
Blue hydrangea plant 
Pansy photo 
PANSIES
 Easter Lilies 
Easter Lilies
 
Gardening photo
It's not too soon to begin dreaming of your garden.  Pop in for some seeds and a peak at what's growing for 2010 today!
Proven Winners Idea book
 
 FREE PROVEN WINNERS
2010 idea books
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Mar. 27
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - Vs South Hadley 9/11 Field in 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   SCRIMMAGE WITH LASALLE RI/CONCORD CARLISLE 9/11 Field in 2:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Wednesday Mar. 31
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Walk to Marble Farm, Maynard

Saturday April 17, 10:00am-Noon

Shortly after 1704 Joseph Marble relocated from Andover to Sudbury to take up farming. His descendants owned the farm until 1924. The talk will be on the history of the descendants who lived at the site, followed by a walk to the site to see the still-standing stone foundation and walls.

Registration required.  Maynard Residents and SVT Members: Free, Non-Members: $10

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org

MBTA Station

March 24, 2010 -  Commuters have had a slow ride at times.  Several Worcester/Boston trains have experienced delays due to weather related problems along the tracks over the recent soggy weeks. (Southborough News photo)

Birthday Greetings from Afar

To my dearest friend Donna Santamaria.  Wishing you a very happy 50th birthday.  Although we are miles from each other, you are always in my thoughts, especially on your special day. Lots of love your friend from Oz, Deb Sheahan.

REMINDER---DOG OWNERS

Dog Licenses expire March 31, 2010
NEW FEES: $8.00 = SPAYED OR NEUTERED
$12.00 = NOT SPAYED OR NEUTERED
You must license your dog annually. Dog Licenses are currently available at the TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE. The licensing period is April 1st – March 31st. All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed with the Town Clerk. A $10 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June 1st, plus penalties.

Puppies: New puppies over 6 months - 30 days to license
NEW to Town:
just moved to Southborough - 30 days to license.


Paper copy of current rabies vaccination must be provided.

Apply by Mail - Click here for application

Form of Payment: cash or check made payable to the "Town of Southborough"

•$12.00 (NOT spayed/neutered)
•$8.00 (spayed or neutered with vet certificate)

 

Annemarie Fairhurst and Annemarie’s Dance Centre has been teaching dance to youngsters and the young at heart for thirty-two years. There is so much to learn at Annemarie’s Dance Center. The offerings at the studio include Combination classes, Get Funky, Creative Movement, Ballet classes, Little Ballerinas, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and adult classes. Courses are offered from preschool and up.

Annemarie’s Dance Centre also offers a Performance Company The Movement Project plus an Art Program. Instructors come from a wide array of experience and instruction that include Early Childhood Education, graduates Emerson College, Rutgers, Smith College, Imperial Academy of Dance in CT, The School of Performing Arts, Rogert Williams University in Rhode Island and many more prestigious dance and performance colleges. Many of the instructors have also trained, prepared or performed with such prestigious productions such as the Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hartford Ballet, Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance, FlipSide Dance Theater, Zen Monkey Dance Project, Prometheus Dance, Ted Hershey Dance and many more.

Click above advertisement for more Information

March 24, 2010 - Southborough Firefighters (Southborough News Photo)

Monday 3/22/10

09:34 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR LEDGE HILL RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

12:37 WATER PROBLEM ADMIRAL LN 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

13:57 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A29  FF GOODSPEED    FF NEAL

    C30  LT DANO

14:00 PROPANE INSPECTION VALLEY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST 

    C1   CHIEF MAUR

15:32 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A29  FF GOODSPEED    FF NEAL

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E23  LT DANO         FF ROACH

19:20 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CORDAVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO  Click for more fire log

Ready and Open for Business

March 24, 2010 - The Southborough Veterinary Hospital has moved from their Marlborough Road facility to brand new state of the art facilities at 78 Deerfoot Road in Southborough.  Easy access, plenty of parking and brand new equipment and facilities. (Southborough News Photo)

 

Southborough Historical Society

Presents

"Songs of the Revolution"

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:00pm

 

In Colonial Dress, performer Diane Taraz presents the "greatest hits" of the era, wonderful melodies rich in history, and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Diane takes listeners on a fascinating trip back in time, singing the songs people enjoyed in 1776 – lively drinking songs, laments for beloved soldiers, and ballads created in response to dramatic events of the American Revolution. She performs many with voice alone, the most authentic style, and also plays guitar and lap dulcimer, a centuries-old instrument with a lovely antique sound.

Event is free and open to the public.

Southborough Historical Society is located directly behind the Pilgrim Church and Southborough Town Hall.

 

The Metro West Princess Boutique

Will be holding their spring event on

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

9am-4pm

at

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School,

215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro, MA 01752

Let us help you get to the prom by easing the financial burden for you and your family. All items, dresses, shoes, make up and accessories are free! You will have the help of a personal shopper; make up artists and seamstresses to make the whole outfit perfect for your prom or senior reception!

Hundreds or brand new gowns are also available!!

Students must make an appointment to be sure we have a personal shopper available to help you.

The student or a school representative can call

508-485-9430 Andrea Cronin at Ext. 1216

or Maureen Ahern Ext. 1144

email at mmongeau@assabet.org or acronin@assabet.org

 

Bicycle Drive

The Young People of First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist in Northborough will hold a bike drive on Saturday March 27 from 10:00 to 3:30 PM behind the church, located at 40 Church Street, Northborough. They will be accepting donations of used bicycles (please, no rusted hulks) to be donated to “Bikes Not Bombs” (“BNB”), a Boston organization that has both a local and global connection. BNB teaches disadvantaged youth in Boston how to repair bikes and gives them the opportunity to earn a bike that they themselves have fixed. The non-profit organization also ships bikes to Central America and Africa where local shops repair the bikes before they are given to folks as transportation to school or work.

BNB has sent over 37,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean and Africa and New Orleans in the last 24 years.

We are asking, where it is possible, for a $10 donation with each bike to assist BNB with costs.

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Mar. 27
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - Vs South Hadley 9/11 Field in 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   SCRIMMAGE WITH LASALLE RI/CONCORD CARLISLE 9/11 Field in 2:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Wednesday Mar. 31
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM

 

SPRING 2010 Soccer

Registration

In-town players: U5–U8 (entering kindergarten through grade 2)

ONLINE REGISTRATION AT

WWW.SOUTHBOROSOCCER.ORG

SYSA is running a U5/PreK program

for any child turning 5 by August 31, 2010.

You can only register on line!

Register NOW!

We accept MasterCard/Visa/American Express and checks.

It is fast and easy - your online receipt is your

confirmation.

You can only register online!

If you have any registration questions contact:

Ellen Faherty, SYSA registrar, at bookegf@aol.com

Please Note:

SYSA requires a copy of a birth certificate for all first time players.

Please mail to PO box 132, Southborough, MA 01772

Please See Web site WWW.SOUTHBOROSOCCER.ORG for

registration instructions and child and team placement policies.

Fee Schedule U5 to U8 $90

$5 discount each additional child

Please note that the above fee includes $15 per player Southborough Recreation User Fee

Late fee of $25 applies after June 18, 2005 for U9 (3rd grade) through U14 players .

Uniforms can also be purchased online. Go to

WWW.SOUTHBOROSOCCER.ORG and click uniforms for more

information.

Registration for the Northborough/Southborough Pop Warner Football and Cheer Dance Program is now open for the 2010 Season. Please visit www.jrthawks.com for more information. We are currently running an Early Bird Discount of $100 per registrant until Saturday, March 13th.

Pop Warner Registration Event to be held on Saturday, March 13th at the American Legion Post, 402 West Main Street in Northborough, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Coaches and Board Members will be available to answer questions.

Last year, these two organizations were highly successful with football taking the Central MA Division II Midget Superbowl title and the cheerleaders taking the Central MA Midget Novice Large – 1st Place, New England Champions, and 3rd Place at Nationals down in Orlando Florida.

The squads are looking for adult participation too, coaches are needed for football Squad B and several cheer coaches are needed. See T-Hawks website for contact information and meeting times.

ALGONQUIN TRACK & FIELD CAMP

CHOICE OF 2 WEEKS

MONDAY JUNE 14 - FRIDAY JUNE 18

5:00 – 8:00 PM

OR MONDAY JUNE 21 - FRIDAY JUNE 25

 5:00 - 8:00 PM

BOYS & GIRLS

 AGES 6 - 14

 REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY

MAY 28, 2010

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For more info call:                   Coach Andy Boschetto:  (508)832-8580 

Cell# (617) 571-9517

e-mail  abcoach@verizon.net

Coach Ken Morin:         (508) 460-8993

                                    Cell#  (774) 248-5266

Coach Ray LaChance:

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Please have campers arrive by 4:45 each night

 

Monday thru Thursday        5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.        Warm-up and stretch

 

5:35 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.   22 minute stations including: throwing, jumping, running, and hurdling

 

7:40 p.m. -8:00 p.m.    Cool down and stretch.

 

There are 10 events in total.    An athlete will do 5 on Mon. & Weds. The other 5 on Tues. & Thurs.

 

Friday:       5:00 p. m. - 5:30 p. m.             Warm-up and stretch

 

5:30 p. m. - 8:00 p. m.             TRACK MEET        (All athletes will compete in the events)

 

8:00 p. m.        Award Ceremony DEMONSTRATION BY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES         

 

CAMP WILL BE HELD AT ALGONQUIN HIGH SCHOOL

79 BARTLETT ST.

NORTHBORO, MA. 01532

Click for Application

Officially Sworn In

March 23, 2010 - Chief Jane Moran officially took the oath of office for Southborough Police Chief before a standing room only audience. (photos by SouthboroughNews)

Voters Greet Mary Z. Connaughton

March 23, 2010 - Voters greeted Mary Z. Connaughton this past weekend.  Mary is a candidate for Massachusetts Auditor.

Southborough Public Library to Host Poetry Festival in April

The Southborough Library will host a Poetry Festival at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, throughout the month of April. Events are free and open to the public.

The lineup for adults is: 

·        Wednesday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. a reading and performance by poet Marlon Carey, who brings a youthful approach to poetry.

·        Thursdays, April 8, 15 and 22, 3:30 p.m., Poetry Writing workshops for ages 14 and up: Thursday, April 8, Poetry and Image; April 15, Poetry and Music; Poetry and Mystery, April 22, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come to one or to all three workshops and perfect your poetry writing skill.

·        Friday, April 9, 3:30 p.m., “My Favorite Poem” reading – bring your favorite poem, and read it to the group, or have someone read it for you.

·        Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. The Worcester County Poetry Association presents readings by the top three winners of the 2009 Poetry Writing Contest.

·        Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 p.m., join the Daughters of the British Empire for a Tea Party event, with readings from the English poets read by these British women.  Bring a favorite English poem, and have them read it for you!

·        Friday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.,  poetry reading by Anna Catone, Southborough Library’s “Poet in Residence,”  also featuring poetry from the Thursday workshops.

·        On Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., a poetry reading by Ian Williams, a published poet and English Professor from Fitchburg State College.

 

In the Children’s Room: 

·        Saturday events, April 3, Music Together with David Garden.

·        Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m., Author Diane Root visits and reads her rhyming book, Solomon Sire and the Fantastic Fib to children.

·        Saturday, April 17 at 11:00 a.m., Jennifer and Colin White read from their rhyming book On the Edge with Cool Head Luke.

·        Thursday, April 22, 1:00 p.m. a Poetry/Limerick/Tongue Twister Contest – with prizes!

·        Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m., a Rhyming Alphabet Story Time for toddlers and preschoolers.

Visiting poets are being funded through a grant from the Southborough Local Arts Council. The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments for the Poetry Festival events.

Please call the library (508-485-5031) for more information, or to register for any event. Check on line at the library’s web site:  www.southboroughlib.org for updates and more details about each event.

Rotary Club Raises Funds to Purchase Haiti Shelter Box

March 23, 2010 - Southborough- The Rotary Club has raised enough money to purchase a Haiti replacement ShelterBox. At the recent annual talent show (at Tottier Middle School), the Rotary Club of Southborough set up and demonstrated a Shelter Box like those currently being deployed in Haiti and Chili.

The original idea of the ShelterBox was developed by Tom Henderson of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall England. Noting that disaster relief was often insufficient providing little or no assistance in terms of shelter, the ShelterBox was invented to fill that void. Tom’s Rotary club soon adopted his concept as its millennium project.

Each ShelterBox contains a ten-person tent, sleeping bags, blankets, pots, pans dishes, stove, water jugs, first aid kit and a variety of tools at a cost of roughly $1000 US. Contents of the boxes vary based on deployment and the nature of the disaster. “It is literally a house in a box,” noted Pam O'Donnell president of the Southborough Rotary club. “We are extremely happy with the contributions made by those attending the talent show.”

Rotary clubs and individuals around the world are supporting the effort. ShelterBoxes are produced and warehoused in four locations, as disasters occur, boxes are deployed. In the United States, the not-for-profit ShelterBox USA has been created to coordinate the efforts of Rotary Clubs: sheterboxusa.org. Over 65,000 boxes have been constructed. For example, 7000 boxes were deployed in Haiti.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs. For more information about Rotary and/or community service opportunities in Southborough, visit www.southboroughrotary.org.

Letter to the Editor (editor's note - this tower will be located in Northborough if approved)

Dear Ms. Joubert:

I have attached a letter I wish to have submitted to each member of the zoning board prior to this evening's meeting.  I would greatly appreciate your assistance in getting it to them.  I feel this statement is critical to the zoning board in making its decision.  I have also sent this email to the following:

Town administrator:

 

Dear Ms. Joubert:

I am deeply disturbed that T-Mobile’s requests for waivers of town bylaws, to allow them to place a cell tower at 265 Main St, have gotten this far.  Northborough bylaws call for a 1000 foot setback from any school property.  There is no provision within the bylaws by which an applicant can apply for a waiver of the 1000 foot setback from a school.  The 1000 foot rule is final.  The code cannot be changed by the zoning board.

There is, however, a provision for a waiver of the 500 foot setback from a residential property.  This makes the finality of the 1000 foot setback from school property all the more valid.  This suggests that in writing the bylaws, the possibility of allowing a variance was considered for both schools and residences, and then rejected in the case of the 1000 foot setback for school property lines.

But, even with this provision for an applicant to ask for a waiver of the 500 foot setback from a residential property, our research has shown that town bylaws take priority over FCC as long as they are not prejudicial.  The zoning board can and should deny the residential waiver, based on the fact that t-mobile has not shown an honest need for adequate coverage.  T-Mobile's own marketing materials claim the area already has "good" coverage...already better than "adequate."

The Zoning Board should not even consider an application for a waiver of the 1000 foot setback from any school property (in this case, St. Bernadette School), in that there is no provision for such a request to be considered.  The 1000 foot rule, again, is final.

I am not a resident of Northborough, however, I believe I am well within my rights in asking your to follow the laws of Northborough like everyone else.   I have a child currently attending St. Bernadette school and one entering the school in the fall.  I am also a patron of many of the businesses along Route 20.  I fear for the safety of my children.  There are known cases where these towers have become unstable.  Last year one of them fell in flames.  The 1000 foot setback from schools is designed to safeguard children.  I am not asking for any special treatment.  I am just asking the board to follow its own rules.

Please provide a copy of this letter to all members of the zoning board prior to this evening’s meeting.

Sincerely,

Cindy Albert

St. Bernadette Parent & Parishioner

 

Thanks so much for your cooperation.


Sincerely,

 

Cindy Albert

St. Bernadette Parent & Parishioner
----
Cindy Albert (Silva)

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Mar. 27
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - Vs South Hadley 9/11 Field in 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   SCRIMMAGE WITH LASALLE RI/CONCORD CARLISLE 9/11 Field in 2:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Wednesday Mar. 31
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM
Earth Night 4.10.10
 
George Bachrach, ELM President invites you to
EARTH NIGHT

 
Featuring a tribute to
Roger Berkowitz
President/CEO Legal Sea Foods

For his longtime service on the ELM Board of Directors, for co-founding the ELM Corporate Council and for Legal Sea Foods'
environmental leadership in the seafood industry
.

Special Guest MC - Billy Costa
Host of NECN's TV Diner

Tastings from Local Restaurateurs
Boston Beer Company - Christina's - Costa Fruit & Produce - Craigie on Main - Dante - Eastern Standard - Finale Desserterie & Bakery Cafe - Golden Temple - Hamersley's Bistro - Il Casale - Legal Sea Foods - MS Walker - Paul W. Marks Company -  Piantedosi Baking Company - Picco - Seaport Hotel - Sibling Rivalry - Starbucks Coffee Company - Tastings - Upstairs on the Square
The Return of Earth Fair
Meet environmental leaders from Massachusetts organizations and businesses.

Teen Artists' Exhibits by Artists For Humanity
Live and Silent Auctions
Airline tickets, sports tickets, nights on the town, dinners and much more!

Presentation of Green Star Awards
Collaborative Unsung Hero - Charles River Watershed Association
Legislator of the Year - State Senator James B. Eldridge


Tickets Available online at www.EarthNight.org
Questions about Earth Night?
Call 508.680.6810 or email EarthNight@classic-communications.com
 

Tickets Available online at www.EarthNight.org
Questions about Earth Night?
Call 508.680.6810 or email EarthNight@classic-communications.com


The energy used at Earth Night will be matched with 100 percent clean local wind power,
courtesy of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.
 
Think Spring

March 22, 2010 - Pansies. (Southborough News Photo)

SEF Spelling Bee  This Friday!!

Ski Vacation Package

To be silent-Auctioned

at SEF 2010 Spelling Bee

March 26th, bidding starts at 6:00

 

 

Voted 2009 The Best Overall

Guest Service Program by

National Ski Areas Association

 

 

Package Includes

- 3 Nights in 3 Bedroom Condo at Sugarbush’s Clay Brook Resort!

- 3 days of passes for four people

- Upscale resort: Ski in, ski out, heated boots, ski valet!

- Heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi, fitness center

- Anytime during February Vacation Week 2011!

- Retail value over $3000; starting bid only $500!

Tree Topper

March 22, 2010 - A cardinal sits on top of a spruce tree like a Christmas Tree topper.

March 22, 2010 Flooded property along Southville Road. (Southborough News Photo)

Flood Watch Now in effect from midnight edt tonight through Late Tuesday night,
The flood watch is now in effect for
Portions of Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and rhode island, Including The Following areas, In Massachusetts, central middlesex ma, Eastern Essex Ma, Eastern Norfolk Ma, eastern plymouth ma, Northern Bristol Ma, Northern Middlesex ma, Northern Worcester Ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Southern bristol ma, Southern Plymouth Ma, Southern Worcester Ma, suffolk ma, Western Essex Ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western plymouth ma. In southern New Hampshire, Cheshire Nh, Eastern hillsborough nh and western and central hillsborough nh. In Rhode Island, Bristol Ri, Eastern Kent Ri, Newport Ri, northwest providence ri, Southeast Providence Ri, Washington ri and western kent ri.
From midnight edt tonight through late Tuesday night
One to two inches of rain with locally up to 3 inches is expected across southern New Hampshire, Central And Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island by late Tuesday. Some showers or occasional light rain will continue across the region early this evening, With steadier and heavier rainfall expected after midnight tonight and continuing into midday Tuesday. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible.
The heavy rainfall will likely fall over the same areas which were hardest hit from last weeks storm. Rivers are still running high and a few are still in minor flood. The heavy rain may bring more flooding on area rivers and streams.
The watch has been extended through Tuesday evening. Low pressure will intensify east of new england allowing bands of rain to continue to pivot across the merrimack valley of southern new hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

 

Fire Log

Monday 3/15/10

00:26 EMS CALL GRANUAILE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF ROACH

C30  FF NEAL

07:25 WATER EVACUATION UPLAND RD 

    HQ1  FF NEAL

07:35 EMS CALL PARKERVILLE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF ROACH

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

09:17 WATER PROBLEM CHESTNUT HILL RD 

    C30  FF KANE

11:45 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL CORDAVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BOSTON RD 

    C30  CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE DEERFOOT RD 

    C30  CAPT MAURO

14:03 WATER PROBLEM WOODLAND RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRONG

14:14 WATER PROBLEM FITZGERALD LN 

    C30  FF KANE 

15:25 WATER EVACUATION UPLAND RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRON 

16:01 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF RICE         FF KANE

    E22  LT SADOWSKI

16:30 PROPANE INSPECTION JOHN ST 

    C30  CAPT MAURO

18:05 WATER PROBLEM

    C30 

18:18 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CORDAVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

18:32 ARCING, SHORTED ELECTRICAL EQU MIDDLE RD 

    C30  FF ALESSI

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRONG

18:45 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MASS PIKE WEST    

    A28 

19:32 ARCING, SHORTED ELECTRICAL EQU MIDDLE RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRONG

20:51 WATER PROBLEM NATHAN STONE RD 

    E22  FF KANE         FF RICE

21:33 WATER PROBLEM PINECONE LN 

    E22  FF RICE         FF KANE

21:58 WATER PROBLEM JACOBS LN 

    C30  LT SADOWSKI

22:29 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL NIPMUC LN 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRONG

    E23  FF KANE         FF RICE   For More Fire Log Click Here

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Mar. 27
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - Vs South Hadley 9/11 Field in 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   SCRIMMAGE WITH LASALLE RI/CONCORD CARLISLE 9/11 Field in 2:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Wednesday Mar. 31
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior Mel Anton Santander (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) of the No. 4-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team received the first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award of his career on Monday (March 22) after setting a school-best mark in the all-around with a 90.650 total in Saturday's (March 20) Senior Night dual against No. 5 Ohio State. Santander's total helped Michigan to a school-record team total (364.350) and a more than 10-point margin of victory.

Santander took the top spot on the parallel bars and the all-around, in addition to top-five finishes on the pommel horse, vault and high bar. Santander's 90.650 total is just .250 shy of the highest all-around score in the NCAA this season, a 90.900 from California's Glen Ishino.

Santander is the fifth Wolverine to win a Big Ten weekly award in the 2010 campaign, and the award is Michigan's sixth this season. Senior Kent Caldwell (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) was the last U-M gymnast to earn the honor for his performance against Stanford on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The Wolverines return to competition in defense of their Big Ten Championships title on Friday-Saturday, April 2-3, in Columbus, Ohio. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the championships live, beginning at 7 p.m. each day.

Pet Food and Toys Needed

Until the end of March, Girl Scout Troop 77099 will be collecting items for Baypath Humane Society and Buddy Dog. The response so far has been excellent and the girls have started to work through the many items already donated. A big thank you goes to all those who have made a contribution. Everything will be put to good use at the two nominated shelters.

If you still want to make a donation, we are still in need of many of the following :

Blankets, Towels
Cat Litter
Science-Diet Dog or Puppy Food
Dried or Canned Cat Food
General Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Hydrogen Peroxide
Distilled Water
Milk Bones and Animal Treats
Pet Toys

Conowingo Dam, Maryland

March 21, 2010 - Great Blue Heron's sit and wait for food along the Susquehanna River in Conowingo, MD.  The dam provides electricity but for birders it is a bird wonderland with Osprey, hundreds of Great Blue Herons, a variety of gulls, Osprey and more. (Southborough News Photo)

click here for birding info

Click Here for Conowingo Dam information

 
Southborough Kindergroup & Friends of the Southboro Recreation Department invite you and your family to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!
When Saturday April 3, 2010 at 10:00 am
Where The Community House
Who Preschool & School Age Children
Cost $5 for one child $10 per family / Pay at the door. Please Pre-register.
Fun!
  • Each child may hunt for 12 eggs!
  • Bring a basket and join us to collect a dozen Easter eggs each.
    Rain or shine this event will take place outside only so dress appropriately for outdoor fun!!
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture your little ones in action and the bunny will be on hand for photos

Click the Photo Below to Register

Soon to Be Frogs

March 21, 2010 - Pollywogs lay in wait to emerge from the sack and into frogs eventually.  A sure sign spring is here. (Southborough News Photo)

SATTERFIELD, Denson Louis Jr. 71, of Englewood, FL and Fayville died Saturday, January 16, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Carole (Hamilton) Satterfield; devoted father of Cindy McHie and her husband Arch of Walla Walla, WA; loved brother of Dixie Lee Barton and her husband Steve of Poland, NY; David Satterfield and his wife Monika of Southborough; Donald Satterfield and his wife Amy of Hopkinton; Phil Figueroa and his wife Pauline of Marlborough; adored brother-in-law of Ruth Connerney and her husband Bill of E. Falmouth; Ernest Hamilton and his wife Joan of Ashland; loving grandfather of 2 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 2 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 419 Main St. Northborough, MA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Dr., Englewood, FL 34224. Arrangements by Morris Funeral Home, (morrisfuneralhome.com), 40 Main St. , SOUTHBOROUGH

Southborough Library

Sunday 21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27
 

Storytime ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM

  

 

 Storytime

ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM 

Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
Mar 22   5:00 PM  
 


 

Storytime ages 2-5 10:30 AM

 

Toddler Time
Mar 25 11:00 AM  
 

 

Southborough Library Genealogy Club
Mar 25   7:00 PM  
 

 

 

 

   Alphabet Adventures Storytime
Mar 27 10:30 AM   
 

POETRY FESTIVAL IN APRIL

by jane on February 25, 2010
Announcements

At the Southborough Public Library
throughout the month of April

* A Poem-A-Day Display

* “My Favorite Poem” Readings

* Poetry Writing Workshops

* Contests, games, surprises!
Gather up your favorite poem or poems, and bring them to the library in
March. We’ll select several for the evening readings of “My Favorite Poem”
in April… Join us for a British Tea one afternoon and listen to English poetry read by the Brits. Teen Poetry slam and coffee house, poetry writing workshops for teens and adults … and more. Funding provided by the Southborough Local Arts Council, on behalf of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

Senior Center Activities

22  Monday  23 Tuesday 24  Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday
8:30 am Health Clinic
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
9:30 AM Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:00 am Bonzai Basics
12:00 PM Blue Plate Special
12 Ping Pong
12:30 PM Food for life
10:00 Canasta
12:00 PM Senator Jamie Eldridge Visit 12 PM Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 12 Pitch 12:00 PM Bingo
2 PM fitness 1:00 water aerobics 6:00 PM ARHS school Play Guys and Dolls 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"

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 meetings

March 22 -  March 27, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee 3/22 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Board of Library Trustees 3/22 5:00 PM Southborough Public Library
Historical Commission 3/22 3:00 PM Southborough Fire Station Memorial Hall
Planning Board - Agenda 3/22 7:00 PM Hearing Room town house
SHOPC - Agenda 3/22 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley Regional District School Committee 3/23 7:00 PM Assabet Valley Regional School Committee Conference Room
Board of Selectmen - Executive Session - returning to Open Session at conclusion of Executive Session 3/23 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Personnel Board 3/23 8:30 AM Hearing room town house
Trottier School Council 3/24 2:30 PM Conference Room 190 Trottier School
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 3/24 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Community Preservation Committee 3/25 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Mar. 27
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse   **Scrimmage - Vs South Hadley 9/11 Field in 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   SCRIMMAGE WITH LASALLE RI/CONCORD CARLISLE 9/11 Field in 2:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Wednesday Mar. 31
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Northeast Reg. Tech. High Click for directions   3:30PM
 

Mel Anton SantanderANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With appearances from all eight graduating seniors, the No. 4-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team cruised to its second straight season-best total -- and a school record -- in a 364.350-353.800 win over the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on Senior Night on Saturday (March 20) inside Cliff Keen Arena.

The win is U-M's seventh straight victory over OSU, a streak dating back to the 2008 Big Ten Championships on April 4, 2008. The Big Ten Network was on hand for the dual, which is scheduled to air next Saturday (March 27) at noon.

Six of eight seniors achieved career bests, highlighted by Mel Anton Santander (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional), who achieved career records on the pommel horse (15.350), still rings (14.550), parallel bars (15.350), high bar (15.250) and the all-around (90.650). Santander's all-around effort is a Michigan school record and earned him the all-around title, in addition to the parallel bars title. Juniors Chris Cameron (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) and Thomas Kelley (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) took the top spot on the floor exercise and high bar, respectively.

The Wolverines started with a season-best 60.30 total on the floor exercise, taking the top three spots with Cameron, senior Kent Caldwell (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) and junior Ian Makowske (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow). Cameron used his trademark Thomas flair work to earn a 15.450, receiving a huge ovation from those on hand in Cliff Keen Arena. Caldwell added a 15.100 in his final home appearance, while senior Evan Heiter (Pinckney, Mich./Spring Creek) made his season debut.

U-M exploded in the second rotation behind career-best efforts from seniors Joe Levine (Springfield, N.J./Columbia), Santander and David Chan (Singapore, Singapore/Hale School), who posted 14.350, 15.400 and 15.450, respectively. Cameron added a 15.300 to conclude Michigan's 60.700 effort, a season high by more than a point. After two events, the Wolverines led the Buckeyes by a five-point margin.

On the rings, Santander posted his second career mark of the evening, a 14.550. Fifth-year senior co-captain Phillip Goldberg (Dalton, Ga./McCallie) led the Wolverines with a 15.30 as U-M finished the rotation with a 59.550 total, its second-highest total on the event in the 2010 campaign.

Santander continued his career day, receiving a 9.750 execution score for a stuck double twisting vault, his final score, a 15.950, was just half-a-tenth away from his career best and good enough for third place. Caldwell tied his career mark, a 16.000, to claim second on the event as U-M posted 63.300, its best total on the event in two seasons, to lead the Buckeyes, 243.850-238.950.

Santander and Cameron came through again in fifth rotation, posting scores of 15.350 and 15.250, respectively. The mark was Santander third career best of the evening as the Wolverines posted a season-best 60.000 event total, 1.650 points better than their previous season high. U-M led comfortably, 303.850-296.100, going into the last rotation.

In the last rotation, the Wolverines set their fifth season-best mark, posting a 60.600 on the high bar, boosting Michigan to a school-record total of 364.450. Santander closed the night with a career-high 15.250, giving him a 90.650 all-around total and first place. Kelley won the high bar with a 15.400, capping his 88.050 all-around effort to take second place behind Santander.  Senior Ryan McCarthy (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) tied his career best, 15.150, to close his career in Cliff Keen.

The Wolverines next defend their Big Ten Championships title on Friday, April 2, in Columbus, Ohio at 7 p.m. The competition will be aired live on the Big Ten Network.

Got Robot? Assabet Has TWO Competing This Weekend

Robotics has been an ongoing project at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School for eighteen years, but this year, two different robots, from two different programs will be competing at the same time in two different places!
The AZTECHS 157 robotics team, which has been involved with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,
www.usfirst.org), will be competing with their 120 pound remote controlled robot at the Worcester Regional event held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (100 Institute Drive, Worcester) on Friday and Saturday, March 12th and 13th. These students had just six weeks to conceptualize, design, build, test, and learn to drive a beast that will kick soccer balls, play defense, and hang from a bar ten feet in the air, and they’re ready to rumble! High school teams from all over New England will be sparring from 9 – 4 on Friday, 9 – 12 on Saturday, with the final rounds from 1-3 on Saturday. Admission is free, there’s plenty of parking, and it promises to be a fun time.
At the same time on Saturday, Assabet Valley is hosting ‘Rally in the Valley’ as part of the National Robotics League, formerly BOTS IQ. The regional is sponsored by the Assabet Valley Precision Machining and Automated Manufacturing Department, Gears Educational Systems, LLC, Solidworks, and Boston Tooling and Machining Association. Teams from New Jersey to Massachusetts will be competing, learning, and demolishing 15 pound robots, fine tuning in preparation for the national competition in June at Skills USA. Again, admission is free, the event runs from 9 till 6 in the Assabet cafeteria at 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, and there is a buffet lunch for participants and fans in the Epicurean Room Restaurant for $5.95.
For further information on FIRST, you can call the school at 508-485-9430, ext. 1250 or on BOTS IQ, ext. 1437.

The Metro West Princess Boutique

Will be holding their spring event on

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

9am-4pm

at

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School,

215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro, MA 01752

Let us help you get to the prom by easing the financial burden for you and your family. All items, dresses, shoes, make up and accessories are free! You will have the help of a personal shopper; make up artists and seamstresses to make the whole outfit perfect for your prom or senior reception!

Hundreds or brand new gowns are also available!!

Students must make an appointment to be sure we have a personal shopper available to help you.

The student or a school representative can call

508-485-9430 Andrea Cronin at Ext. 1216

or Maureen Ahern Ext. 1144

email at mmongeau@assabet.org or acronin@assabet.org