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April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010




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.

Arts Center at Southborough
21 Highland Street, Southborough MA 01772
May 2010
In This Issue
Meet the Artists
Open Studios
We are no longer sending out the orange cards due to the high cost of mailing.
 To find out more click here.
Arts Center Logo

Our exhibit is coming to a close and if you haven't stopped in to view the art please do! Two accomplished groups of artists have teamed  up to bring you "Form and Fiber" a stunning display of color, creativity and expression.
This Saturday we have extended gallery hours and the artists will be available to discuss their work. The weather is going to be sunny and a great time to pair a visit to the arts center with the other (see below) artists having open studios.

Our fiscal year is coming to a close, please consider donating or renewing your membership as all of our income comes from our supporters.

As always, send an email if you have suggestions or would like to join us in fostering art in our community!

Exhibit Form and Fiber - Meet the Artists
Open Studios
May 1st & 2nd, 10am- 5pm (except where noted)

15 Summit Road, Southborough
508 667 2046

Feast on new work from subtle to spectacular in the newly rearranged and freshened Strung Studio!

Sunny Window
4 Pearl Street, SouthboroughSunny  Window
508 485 8132

Browse the fragrant Lavender, soaps, and some lovely works of art. Taste delicious teas.

Cathy Gerson/Gersonware
254 Parkerville Road, Southborough
508 485 5992

New colors! New items! Cathy's Studio is bursting with her wonderful hand-thrown and hand-built ceramic wares.

Wolf Hill Farm - May 15th & 16th, 12-5pm
30 Jericho Hill Road, Southborough
508 485 5087

New this spring are vegetable and fruit patterned quilted runners, place mats, aprons and other household items. Of course we've got heirloom tomato and vegetable plants. We grow them here so you know they will do well in your garden!

As a mostly volunteer organization, we wouldn't be able to operate with out the continued support of our members. Thank you!
Emily van Nort
508 481 9351
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

Lola at the Library
Anna McQuinn / Rosalind Beardshaw

Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle

Global Babies
Global Fund for Children

Leaf Jumpers
Carole Gerber

Roberta Grobel Intrater

Bruce Degen

Owl Babies
Martin Waddell

The Crayon Counting Book
Pam Munoz Ryan / Jerry Pallotta

How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
Jane Yolen / Mark Teague

Main Street

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.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TODAY'S EVENTS - Thursday Apr. 29
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Tennis @ **Cancelled - Shrewsbury High School High School 4:00PM
 Girls JV Tennis @ **Cancelled - Shrewsbury High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   5:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TODAY'S EVENTS - Thursday Apr. 29
 Girls JV Softball VS Pathfinder Vocational Tech   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Pathfinder Vocational Tech   3:30PM

Upcoming AMC Activities

Pre-Season Thursday Night Ride - 4Boro's Loop

Date: 04/29/2010

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.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling
Location: Marlboro
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Leader: Sharon Foster
Trip Difficulty: Int

Full Moon Hike at Mt Wachusett

Date: 04/29/2010

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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Leader: Robert Trotte

Spruce Up

April 27, 2010 - MWRA workers spruce up the grounds around the Fayville Dam.

May 10, 2010 Town Election


Sal Giorlandino

Southborough 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.


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.


    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.


    RESIDENCE: Massachusetts resident since 1982; Southborough resident since 1989.

    OCCUPATION: Attorney


    · Southborough Board of Selectmen, 2007-present

  • Chairman, 2009-2010

  • · Southborough Zoning Board of Appeals, 1990-2007

  • Chairman 1998-2000, 2005-2007


      · 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

  • FAVORITE QUOTE: “Success is wonderful but don’t forget where you came from.”

  •                                                     - Giuseppe and Maria Giorlandino, parents


    Jim Colleary and Rebecca Waterfall, Co-Chairs, Re-Election Committee; e-mail: jimcolleary@charter.net or waterfallfam@verizon.net

    John H. Leeds, Jr., Treasurer, The Sal Giorlandino Committee, e-mail: john_leeds@charter.net

    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

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Apr. 28
     Boys Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
     Boys Varsity Baseball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
     Boys JV Baseball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
     Girls Varsity Softball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
     Girls JV Softball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Apr. 28
     Boys Varsity Baseball @ Parker School   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Montachustt Regvochs   4:00PM
    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.   

    Sal Giorlandino

    Southborough, MA

    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.

    For further information, please contact Rebecca Haberman or Susan Tuite at 508-351-7010 or via email:  rhaberman@nsboro.k12.ma.us or stuite@nsboro.k12.ma.us.

    Town election candidates night

    The Southborough Democratic Town Committee will host a Meet the Candidates night on Monday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire 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!

    Southborough meetings

    April 26 - April 30, 2010  





    Cable Television Committee 4/26 3:30 PM Fayville Village Hall Cable Access room
    Planning Board - Agenda 4/26 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Board of Selectmen - Agenda 4/27 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Southborough Stewardship Committee 4/27 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
    Trottier School Council 4/27 2:30 PM Conference Room 190, Trottier Middle School
    PILOT (Payment in lieu of taxes) 4/27 10:00 AM Hearing Room town house
    Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Agenda 4/28/10 7:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library
    Combined Meeting of the School Committees of Northborough, Southborough, Northborough/Southborough Regional, and Superintendency Union #3 4/28 6:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library
    Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 4/28 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Conservation Commission - Agenda 4/29 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House

    Sunday 25 Monday  26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday 1

    Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
    Apr 26 10:30 AM  



    Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
    Apr 27 10:30 AM 





    Toddler Time
    Apr 29 11:00 AM  






    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

    26  Monday  27 Tuesday 28  Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 1 Saturday
    8:30 am health clinic
    7:45 am Walking Group
    9:30 Pool
    8:30 Health Clinic


    9:00 AM Center Opens
    9:30 am cribbage
    9:30 am Tai Chi
    10:00 AM Creative Writers
    12 blue plate special 11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:00 Friday Hours
    2:00 PM fitness
    12 Ping Pong
    12:00 PM Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
    12:00 PM Pitch 10:00 AM canasta
      12 Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 1 PM Bridge 1:00 PM water aerobics

    Click here for the new Senior Center Website

    Support Our Senior Centers:

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


    We now have two computers in the hall before you enter our main room that are now hooked up to the internet. You will be able to read e-mail and look up information as well as play some fun card games. Feel free to sit down and use the computers. Let us know if you would like any help.

    Brighten up the Day

    April 26, 2010 - Even if it is cloudy, you can still find sunshine of colors in many gardens around town right now.

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    Monday Apr. 26
     Boys Varsity Tennis VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Tennis @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Beverly High School Click for directions   4:00PM
     Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ St. Johns H.S.   4:00PM
     Boys Varsity Baseball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Boys JV Baseball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
     Girls Varsity Softball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Girls JV Softball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    Monday Apr. 26
     Boys Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Softball Field 3:30PM
     Girls JV Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
     Boys JV Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   4:00PM
    Work'n at the Car Wash

    April 25, 2010 - Alyssa Young and her team, The Incredibles, hosted a car wash Saturday at the Southborough DPW yard.  team and in Her team raised more than 1,000 dollars.  To contribute to her Relay for Life Team click here.

    Practice Makes Perfect

    April 25, 2010 - Opening Day of Baseball is Sunday May 2.  Meanwhile teams continue to practice.

    New Calves

    April 25, 2010 - Four new calves are romping around at Breakneck Farm this spring.

    Representative Dykema Welcomes Report Showing
    Massachusetts a Leader in Clean Energy


    Boston— A new study released yesterday finds that Massachusetts is the leading clean energy state on the East Coast and second in the nation.


    The report, A Future of Innovation and Growth: Advancing Massachusetts’ Clean-Energy Leadership, prepared by Clean Edge Inc. for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), compares Massachusetts with other leading clean-energy states by a variety of measures including: regulatory incentives, financial incentives, knowledge capital, and economic/workforce development.


    “This report shows the progress we’ve made making Massachusetts reach its potential as a national leader in clean energy,” said Governor Patrick. “Massachusetts has the right stuff to drive the next industrial revolution.”


    “This report shows the heights we can reach when government and private companies partner to create not only a stronger economy for Massachusetts, but also a better world for our children,” said Representative Dykema. 


    World-class academic and innovation resources, strong government policies and leadership, active venture capital community, highly educated workforce, and deep commitment to energy efficiency are a few of the assets that give Massachusetts a leg up in clean energy technologies, products, and services, the report notes. Energy efficiency, solar power, and advanced energy storage are three clean energy sectors where Massachusetts shows particular strength, with potential for further growth and innovation in the future, according to the report.


    “By a range of different measures, Massachusetts stands out as a clean-energy leader among states in the U.S.,” states the report, which was prepared by a nationally known clean-tech research and publishing firm. “It has made the growth of clean energy a clear legislative and economic development priority in the state, with strong results to date in leading-edge policies, industry expansion, job creation, and increased investment and deployment.”


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

    St. Mark's Speaker

    On Tuesday April 20, the St. Mark’s community received the wonderful gift of hearing Dr. William Dunham, the Truman Koehler Professor of Mathematics at Muhlenberg College, speak about the mathematician Leonhard Euler. Dr. Dunham enthralled the School with the story of Euler’s life and all of the contributions he made to mathematics. The students were amazed that Euler could publish 25,000 pages of material (228 papers were published after his death), much of which was written after Euler lost his eyesight.

    Following the all-school event, Dunham met with a group of St. Mark's top math students and further explored one of Euler’s contributions. He led the group through Euler’s steps in discovering a method to find pairs of amicable numbers. The Greeks explored amicable numbers and they discovered one pair of numbers (220 and 284) that have the property that the factors of one number sum to the other. This was the only example of an amicable pair known for 1,200 years, until Middle-Eastern scholar Thibat discovered two more examples. These two pairs of numbers were rediscovered 500 years later by Fermat and Descartes. For a total of 2,000 years, only those three examples of amicable pairs were known until Euler discovered 58 more examples in the mid 1700’s. Dunham showed the students how Euler found some of these 58 examples, and they were sent home with the challenge of using Euler’s strategy to find some additional pairs.

    St. Mark’s was honored to have this distinguished, and much in demand, speaker lecture to its students as part of the math department’s “Mathematicians at Work” speaker series. Professor Dunham has directed NEH-funded seminars on math history at Ohio State and has spoken on historical topics at the Smithsonian Institution, on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday,” and on the BBC. He is also an award-winning author. His books include: Journey Through Genius (1990), The Mathematical Universe (1994), Euler: The Master of Us All (1999), The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces from Newton to Lebesgue (2005) and The Genius of Euler: Reflections on His Life and Work (2007). Dr. Dunham’s expository writing has been recognized by the Mathematical Association of America with the George Pólya Award, the Trevor Evans Award, the Lester R. Ford Award, and the Beckenbach Prize. The Association of American Publishers designated The Mathematical Universe as the Best Mathematics Book of 1994.

    In 2008, Dr. Dunham taught a course on the mathematics of Leonhard Euler at Harvard University where he taught St. Mark’s math teacher, Erin Cronin, as one of his students. St. Mark's was thrilled that Professor Dunham accepted Ms. Cronin's invitation to share his knowledge of Euler and passion for mathematics with its students and faculty. Dr. Dunham’s visit was a truly memorable occasion for the entire St. Mark’s community. (contributed photo.)




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