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April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010
EAGLE SCOUT AWARDED FOR SOUTHBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER WORK
Marlborough, Ma - -- Patrick Andrews, a junior at Algonquin Regional High School, was presented with the James P. Chance Award for Exemplary Community Service on April 28 at a luncheon held at Coral Seafood.
Rita Chance, widow of Chance, presented the award recognizing Andrews for his Eagle Scout Project which entailed planting a garden and reworking the patio at the Southborough Senior Center during the summer of 2009. (contributed photo)
Andrews chose this project in memory of his grandmother, Rose Gladwin, who passed away in February 2009. Rose, who had resided with Andrews and his family for many years, was a frequent visitor to the Senior Center.
In early May 2009, he contacted Pam LeFrancois, Southborough Senior Center Coordinator, and began the initial planning stages. In August, members of Southborough Boy Scout Troop 1, their families and many Southborough residents, helped clear, weed, mulch and prune the rear area of the Southborough Senior Center. In addition, new perennials, trees and shrubs were planted and the existing slate patio was disassembled, leveled and re-laid.
Andrews passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review on March 11, 2010 and will be honored at a Court of Honor on Sunday, May 23 at the Pilgrim Church, Southborough, MA. He is the 56th scout to achieve the Eagle rank in Troop 1, Southborough. During his five years as a Boy Scout, Andrews earned 31 merit badges, many of which he worked on during numerous hiking and camping trips. In addition, Andrews earned the Boy Scout Life Saving Certification.
To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement in scouting, a scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills. A major part of earning the Eagle rank is planning and completing a service project which must demonstrate leadership of others and provide service to a worthy institution other than the Boy Scouts. According to the Boy Scouts of America, only about five percent of all scouts achieve the distinguished Eagle designation.
Andrews is a member of the Algonquin Track and Field Team and a member of the Spanish Club. He is the son of Michael and Eileen Andrews, Southborough.
Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough has been providing young men with scouting opportunities since 1915. It is part of the Tri-River District of the Knox Trail Council.
Fox News Zip Trip
Friday May 7
Live location has been confirmed for the Zip Trip – Choate Field at the Woodward Memorial School!
The Zip Trips for those that have never seen one is when the Fox 25 Boston crew comes to your city or town and does their morning program live from your town. It usually attracts a crowd early in the morning and the show highlights what's going on in your town and they usually sample foods of the town and feature local residents. They also do a new book collection for children. Among the many new books for their Reach out and Read book donation program are listed below. For more information on their reading program or the zip trip click here.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr. / John Archambault
at the Library
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
The Crayon Counting Book
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
April 29, 2010 - The cherries line up along Main Street showing their annual colors.
Rev. David Theodore Cross 12/26/25 - 04/21/10 Born in Utica, NY, David T. Cross died peacefully in his sleep following complications from 2 broken hips. Rev. Cross began his ministry at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Southborough, Mass., continuing in 1958 in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Berkeley and Lebanon Presbyterian Church, S.F. He continued his ministry working with seniors, the SF Council of Churches and Adult Education, retiring in 1990. A resident of Mill Valley for 43 years, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mimi Cross. He is also survived by his children Peggy Cross of Sacramento, Richard (Cynthia) Cross of Chico, John (Anne) Cross of Fairfax, and Becky (Warren) Anderson of Concord, as well as grandchildren Steven, Heather, Rachel, Jacob, Cody and Nick. David was a scholar - graduating from Deerfield Academy '43, Brown, BS '45, commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy, Amherst, BA '49, Andover Newton Theological School, MDiv '53, and San Francisco Theological Seminary, MSTh '64. He served his community in ministry, education, and as a volunteer. He was an innovator and a leader in life-long learning, directing 5 senior centers, teaching at the college level, training volunteers to work with the elderly and being an advocate for seniors and social justice. David had many interests, the most important being his grandchildren. He attended as many sporting events, productions, and school functions as possible. He loved having family around and enjoyed extending Christmas into his birthday. David was a founding member of the Mill Valley Historical Society, and was very involved in the California Map Society, Boys Scouts, his tree farm in Raymond NH, Westminster Presbyterian Church Men's group, Ecumenical Assoc. of Housing, Coalition of Agencies Serving the Elderly, and the San Francisco Presbytery (Honorably Retired.) He was a lover of books, attending every library book sale he found, and switched to audio books when macular degeneration diminished his vision. He very much appreciated the generous friends that came to read to him. His gentle nature and sassy spirit will be missed. A Celebration of his life will be held 2:00 pm Friday April 30th at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ecumenical Association of Housing in San Rafael.
In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half staff tomorrow from Sunrise to Sunset in honor of Dorothy Height.
From the Governor
Please be advised that, in accordance with President Obama’s proclamation, Governor Patrick has ordered the United States flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 29, 2010 in honor of Dorothy Height.
You can read the full proclamation here.
order applies to:
Sports and Outdoor Activities
Algonquin Regional High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Upcoming AMC Activities
Pre-Season Thursday Night Ride - 4Boro's Loop
Are you itching to get out on the road again? Join us for an early-season Thursday Night Ride (official TNR schedule starts May 1). Meet at Linguini's on Route 20 in Marlboro at 5:30pm. Tires pumped and ready to roll. Approximately 15 rolling miles through the Boro's. Intermediate pace (14-16 mph). Rain or temperatures below 50 degrees cancels.
Full Moon Hike at Mt Wachusett
Join us for a full moon hike on Mount Wachusett in Princeton. Meet at the Visitor's Center parking area at 7:00pm, and park outside the gates - they close at sunset. If its a clear night, we should be able to see all the way to Boston! Bring a headlamp and warm clothes.
April 27, 2010 - MWRA workers spruce up the grounds around the Fayville Dam.
May 10, 2010 Town Election
SAL GIORLANDINO HAS THE PROVEN RECORD OF COMMITMENT TO THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTHBOROUGH THAT IS NEEDED FOR A SELECTMAN.
Sal has lived in Southborough for more than 20 years. His two daughters, Rosanna and Olivia, attend the Southborough Public Schools. Since moving to Southborough in 1989, both he and his wife, Rhonda Russian, have been and are currently very active in the community and participate in many civic activities.
SAL HAS A RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENTS AS SELECTMAN.
As Selectman, Sal has worked numerous hours to carry out the Board of Selectmen’s responsibilities. His accomplishments as Selectman during the last three years include the following:
Sal has helped hold the line on the Town’s Annual Budget, and his efforts have assisted seniors on fixed incomes and working families whose incomes have not increased or have declined.
Sal appointed the new Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer. During the appointment process, Sal worked to find the candidate that would best enforce the Town’s Zoning Laws. With a goal to modernize the enforcement process, and work closely with the residents of Southborough.
Sal has worked with many Town residents on a number of major matters. He sat on the Fire Ladder Truck Committee as an advisor member. The end result being the Town’s purchase of a new fire ladder truck for the Fire Department thus enhancing the safety of the community.
Sal worked with Town residents in appointing a new Police Chief. The Police Chief was appointed with the assistance of a seven member committee comprised of Town residents appointed by the Board of Selectmen and a respected private public safety consultant.
Sal supported both the K-8 School System and the Board of Health in filling their unexpired vacancies.
In addition to being a full time member of the Board of Selectmen, Sal has served on a number of municipal committees, including the Affordable Housing Trust Committee, the Emergency Planning and Management Committee, the Metrowest Growth Management Committee, and the Zoning Advisory Committee.
SAL HAS CONVICTIONS AND VIEWS OF SOUTHBOROUGH’S FUTURE.
Southborough is a great community and Sal and his family will continue to be a part of it for many years to come. As such, Sal and his family have a vested interest in the Town’s continued well-being, and he wants to continue to be part of the effort to maintain the Town’s allure by participating in management of Town government by continuing on the Board of Selectmen. Sal’s goals for a second term on the Board include continuing to promote fiscal responsibility by Town government and to bring Town residents together to tackle major issues confronting the Town. Town resident participation in municipal government decision-making is vital to maintaining the Town’s stature.
IN SUM, SAL HAS EARNED ANOTHER THREE YEAR TERM AS SELECTMAN. YOU CAN MEET HIM AT CANDIDATES’ NIGHT AT 7:00 P.M., MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010 AT THE FIRE STATION, AND AT 7:00 P.M., TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010, AT THE SOUTHBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY.
RESIDENCE: Massachusetts resident since 1982; Southborough resident since 1989.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE:
·Southborough Board of Selectmen, 2007-present
·Southborough Zoning Board of Appeals, 1990-2007
Chairman 1998-2000, 2005-2007
STATE GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE:
·Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2006-present
Chief, Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution, 2007-present
Senior Regional Counsel, Central Regional Office, Worcester, MA, 2006-2007
·Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, 1993-2006,
Assistant Attorney General
·Massachusetts Superior Court, 1986-87
Law Clerk to the Justices
PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE: Real Estate and Business Litigation, 1987-1993
·Northeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1986
·Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters of Science, City Planning, 1986
·Brooklyn College of City University of New York, Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, 1982
- Giuseppe and Maria Giorlandino, parents
Jim Colleary and Rebecca Waterfall, Co-Chairs, Re-Election Committee; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Partnering Up For Nature…
Southborough Open Land Foundation
Southborough Extended Day
(SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., April 27, 2010) –A new collaboration in town is getting kids out into nature and they are all having a ball! The Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) and the Southborough Extended Day (SEDP) brought 29 local children outside to participate in a variety of activities related to nature.
The group was greeted by Southborough’s Deborah Costine, a SOLF Trustee, renowned artist and professional puppeteer. She started the day off with a children’s overview of the 58-acre Beals Preserve. She talked about the importance of protecting land for wildlife habitat and explained the difference between a nature preserve and a park. She then led a nature-based art activity involving making crayon rubbings of leaves, tree bark and stones to create artistic renderings of natural materials.
Deborah commented on the day, “"I feel that we definitely achieved our main goal: to have these children visit the Preserve and have them love it! I loved hearing their joyous shouts and whoops as they came down the Main Lane. They were in "wide-open" discovery mode! - all senses engaged!"” The day wrapped up with some trailwork, where they helped to redefine the trail to Ice Pond by placing sticks and pinecones along the edges, and hunting for natural treasures such as frog eggs.
SEDP’s Executive Director, Karen Isaacson tells us, “As soon as we set foot on the trail, the atmosphere of the group went from fidgety and restless to engaged and excited. The children were so excited by this opportunity we took them back out into the woods around the Neary School after lunch so they could continue their explorations.”
SOLF President, Sally Watters comments: “the partnership to provide programs that reconnect children with the natural world is very important to help overcome a growing 'nature deficit disorder' that many young people are developing. SOLF's beautiful 58-acre Beals Preserve is the perfect foundation for this program to connect children with nature through fun, interesting, and educational activities."
The Southborough Open Land Foundation’s (SOLF) mission is to preserve, protect, conserve and enhance the natural resources in the Town of Southborough, Massachusetts in order to maintain and improve the quality of life for the benefit of present and future generations of its residents and visitors. The program strives to further that mission by building tomorrow’s nature lovers in today’s children through programs such as this. For more information on SOLF, please visit their website at www.solf.org. SOLF’s participation in this program was made possible by a grant from The Foundation for MetroWest.
The Southborough Extended Day Program (SEDP) provides childcare for families for before and after school hours, but also during those days in between where families need help-- holidays, teacher conference days, half-days and school vacation week. Their goal is to allow children to have fun while pursuing personal interests in a safe environment. They encourage children to make friends in a relaxed and trusting atmosphere. SEDP plans on bringing more nature experiences to the children enrolled in the program. For more information, or to sign up for the Southborough Extended Day, simply call (508) 481-9353, or visit the Southborough Extended Day Program’s website at www.southboroughextendedday.com
Marlborough Hospital to Hold Annual Safe Summer Fun Day on June 12
Marlborough, MA (April 27, 2010) -- The Marlborough Hospital 12th annual Safe Summer Fun Day is Saturday, June 12, from 10 am to 2 pm on the front lawn of Marlborough Hospital at 157 Union Street, Marlborough. The free child-oriented health and safety fair will be held rain or shine.
The hospital will once again sponsor bike helmet fitting where trained Marlborough Hospital staff will properly fit and give away children’s bicycle helmets, while supplies last. For adults who wish to be fitted, a $10 donation is requested.
The event will feature many hands-on hospital exhibits such as healthy eating, “doctor dress up,” sun exposure screenings, heart health and stopping germs from spreading, to name a few. The day will also feature fun, family-oriented activities such as face painting, balloon animals, an obstacle course, a trackless train, a deejay, games and giveaways. Tours of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, Mobile Safety Streets, fire trucks and ambulances are also planned.
For more information call 508-486-5806.
Sports and Outdoor Activities
Algonquin Regional High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Park Serve Day
April 26, 2010 - According to Park Ranger Rebecca Baronoski about three dozen participants showed up and collected three dump truck loads plus a crew cab pickup load of trash from the shores of the Sudbury Reservoir.
Letter to the Editor April 26, 2010
Recent Metrowest News articles:
I am writing in response to an article that appeared in the MetroWest Daily News on April 17th or 18th that reported that the Southborough Board of Selectmen was conducting an internal investigation of several Town employees. From April 16 through April 24, I was in Washington, D.C. and Maryland with my family, visiting potential colleges for my oldest daughter. As a result, this has been my first opportunity to respond your inquiries regarding the MetroWest Daily News article.
I greatly appreciate the concerns of Southborough residents and their desire to learn more information about the matter. Due to the fact that the internal investigation is still ongoing, I can only provide the following information at this time:
By a unanimous vote of all three members of the Board of Selectmen (Bonnie Phaneuf, Bill Boland, and I), the Board initiated the internal investigation in November 2009 after receiving a complaint from a Southborough employee regarding purported actions of several Southborough managerial employees. The Board was required to initiate the internal investigation under the Town's Professional Conduct Policy. The purported incident also occurred just a few months after the Board of Selectmen and Southborough Town Counsel had conducted a training or Management Summit for Town managerial employees and heads of boards and committees on various legal topics, including individual and municipal liability. To ensure a fair and impartial investigation, the Board unanimously appointed attorney James B. Lampke to conduct the internal investigation. Mr. Lampke is a highly respected attorney who has served as town counsel to several municipalities, and is experienced in this type of investigative work. Regarding Mr. Lampke's investigation in the Southborough matter, it is the Board's understanding that the investigation will be concluded in the near future, and that Mr. Lampke will discuss his findings and recommendations with the Board.
Algonquin Regional High School Fighting Destructive Decisions
Drinking, Drugs, Destructive Decisions, Death. These are words that teenagers see daily in the media and their everyday life. Algonquin Regional High School’s S.A.D.D. chapter is hosting a four part series on issues affecting teenagers today.
First in the series, three winners will be chosen on Friday, April 16th from videos they produced for the SADD Safe Driving Video contest held school wide. The videos are based on the Murphy Sisters Foundation’s Laws of Safe Driving.
Second in our series, in partnership with the Massachusetts State Police and the Northborough and Southborough fire departments all Juniors will participate in an exciting Simulated Impaired Driving Experience and a Mock car crash on beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday April 29th.
Third in our series, the Murphy Sisters Foundation is hosting a program entitled “DIRT” for all freshman and sophomores at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 30th. Actor/comedian John Morello’s one-man show, displays four different characters whose lives have been dramatically altered by decisions involving drugs, alcohol, and bullying.
As a prelude to the celebrations of graduation and the beginning of summer, fourth in the series is an evening presentation for all parents and students. This event will inform the community of Massachusetts’ Social Host Laws as well as a powerful and moving presentation from Kathi Meyer, whose daughter, Taylor, died as a result of binge drinking. “Be a Parent, Not a Pal” will be held on Thursday, May 27th at 7 pm in Algonquin’s auditorium. All parents, students and community members are welcome. Door prizes for students who bring a parent will be raffled.
It is our goal to engage and educate parents, students, teachers, and community members on the destructive decisions that our young people are faced with daily.
The Southborough Democratic Town Committee will host a Meet the Candidates night on Monday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. in theFire Station meeting room. All candidates running in the Town Election on May 10th are invited.
Of course, this is for the public, so the public is invited as well!
April 26 - April 30, 2010