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Photos ARHS VS St. John's

Southborough residents Michael McAneny and Sarah Sweeney
graduate from The Rivers School in Weston

 

WESTON, MA – Southborough residents Michael McAneny and Sarah Sweeney were two of 79 seniors to graduate from The Rivers School on Friday, June 11.  

Michael McAneny was involved in numerous activities at Rivers, including varsity hockey, baseball, community service, and theater productions like “Romeo and Juliet.” He was also a teaching assistant at Rivers, and a high-performing member of the math team. Graduating cum laude, he was honored with the school’s prestigious Mathematics Prize. The son of David and Deborah McAneny, Michael will attend Georgetown University in the fall.
 
Sarah Sweeney made invaluable contributions to Rivers during her time at the school. She was captain of the soccer team, earning an All-ISL honorable mention her senior year, and also played on the varsity basketball team. She was an active member of the community service club and the a cappella group, and worked as a summer soccer instructor outside of Rivers. Other hobbies of hers include photography and film-making. This past month, she was honored with the school’s Photography Prize. The daughter of Bryan and Christina Sweeney, Sarah will attend High Point University in the fall.

Woodward Art

June 11, 2010 - Teachers and School officials at the opening presentation of Nature of Southborough where where Woodward School students decorated tiles to represent nature within Southborough.  Above: left to right; Marnie Hoolahan, Lori Winer, Jill Vroman, Allison Garand, Amy Benford, Erin Wheatly, Jim Randell, Dr. Gobron   below a student points out her tile.
 

As a followup to Eddies's Cause - Mowing for Muck he was featured at

http://www1.whdh.com/ last night.  Eddie will be in Southborough mowing lawns next Thursday.  Give him a call to donate or ask for your lawn to be mowed. 

EVANGELIDIS ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 13TH

WORCESTER – Please find below a list of scheduled events for Worcester County Sheriff Candidate Lew Evangelidis for the week of June 13th. Please feel free to include these events in any publication or online calendar.  Further questions should be e-mailed to lew@lewforsheriff.com unless otherwise specified below.

 

SUNDAY JUNE 13TH

On Sunday morning Evangelidis will be joining in the parade and celebration in honor of Upton’s 275th Anniversary.

 

At 3:30PM Evangelidis will hold a meet and greet with the Mendon Republican Town Committee.  Please contact lew@lewforsheriff.com for more information.

 

TUESDAY JUNE 15TH

Evangelidis joins members of the Worcester County Bar for a “Lawyers for Lew” fundraiser.  The event will take place at 5PM, Viva Bene Restaurant at 144 Commercial Street in Worcester. Please contact Faith Pistrang at faith@lewforsheriff.com

 

At 6:30PM Evangelidis will participate at a meet and greet BBQ at the home of Sue Smiley.  The event will take place at 6PM at 183 Packard Street in Lancaster.  Please contact Faith at faith@lewforsheriff.com for more information.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 17TH

Evangelidis will be attending a fundraiser being held in his honor at the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Cedar Lake, 366 Main Street (Route 20) Sturbridge.  Please contact Faith Pistrang at faith@lewforsheriff.com

 

 

To learn more about Evangelidis’ campaign for Sheriff, please visit his website at www.lewforsheriff.com

Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club Meeting, Friday, June 25 – Exploring the 1940 U.S. Census, presented by NARA


  Join us to learn more about the 1940 Federal Census, which will become public information in 2012, as presented by Ms. Jean Nudd Elliott, Director of the Pittsfield Office of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), at the June meeting of the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club on Friday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. 

Ms. Elliott manages the genealogy reading room at NARA in Pittsfield, MA. She holds a degree in American history from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire and a master’s degree in local history from Arizona State University. She was recently presented the Award of Merit by the National Genealogical Society for her exceptional research assistance and contributions to genealogy. 
               The Southborough Library Genealogy Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are at the Library, 25 Main Street in Southborough. Note that this is a Friday meeting, due to the schedule of our speaker.
Call the Library to register or for more information, at 508-485-5031.
             Gather up your family history notes and join us at the Southborough Public Library for the Genealogy Club meeting – Friday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. – and learn more about the 1940 U.S. Census.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

Thursday Sep. 2

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

VS

North Middlesex H S

Juniper Hill

3:30PM

  Tuesday Sep. 7

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

@

Milford High School Click for directions

Hopedale

3:30PM

 Boys

Varsity

Cross Country

@

Leominster High School

 

3:30PM

 Girls

Varsity

Cross Country

@

Leominster High School

 

3:30PM

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

4:00PM

 Boys

JV

Soccer

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

4:00PM

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Nipmuc Regional HS

 

4:00PM

 Girls

JV

Soccer

VS

Nipmuc Regional HS

 

4:00PM

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

  Friday Sep. 3
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00PM

For more information on Riverfest events click here.

Knights of Columbus announce winners of Free-Throw Competition

Southborough – The Phil Sheridan K of C Southborough Council would like to recognize and congratulate Southborough winners of the annual Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Championship. This was the first year the Southborough Council sponsored a local competition and five players advanced to become winners at the District, Regional and State levels. Nationally, over 225,000 competed in this year's event.

The winners are: State Champion Drew Lukoff, 13-year-old boys; Regional Champion Andrew Warfield, 12-year-old boys; Regional Champion & State Runner Up Kyle Henderson, 10-yearold boys; District Champion & Regional Runner Up Caroline McAndrews, 10-year-old girls; and District Champion Francisco Zeno, 14-year-old boys.

Congratulations Graduates

June 10, 2010 - Congratulations to all the graduates from Algonquin Regional High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and the Norfolk County Agricultural High School CLASS OF 2010! (contributed photos).

June 10, 2010 -  Southborough teachers who collectively received grants of over $30,000 from the Southborough Education Foundation this year are shown after an awards breakfast that was held last week.

Worcester Tornado 1953

June 10, 2010 - A day late but I had a graduation to attend.  People that remember the 1953 tornado got a bit nervous this past weekend when two days in a row brought us tornado watches and severe thunderstorms.  Especially a nerve wracking day was when the watch was posted for a storm that had previously hit towns in the upper Midwest killing several residents this weekend.  The scenario seemed so eerily familiar.  Some facts about the Worcester 53 tornado: Rated and F 4 tornado (although some have tried to have it moved to a F5), 84 minutes on the ground, one mile wide, 46 miles it tour countryside up from Petersham to Southborough.  Ninety-four people perished in the tornado - three people in Southborough were killed when it took out the Fayville Post office, 1300 injuries and 10,000 people left homeless. This tornado was considered one of the deadliest and costliest tornados in US history until 1979.  I work in Worcester fighting the Asian Long Horned Beetle and the most heavily infested area is that of the Burncoat and Greendale area.  I have talked with many people while surveying and monitoring cutting and restoration process in the area.  Many lived through the tornado and recounted which houses were lost and which were repaired. Which neighbor was injured or killed.  How they lost all their trees back then to the tornado and now are loosing the replantings of Norway Maples to the beetle.  I was fortunate enough to monitor a large silver maple that was to come down in the author of the Worcester tornado book "Tornado! 84 minutes, 94 Lives"  A very fascinating talk.  Assumption College on West Boylston Street had taken a direct hit and a priest and two nuns were killed there.  School books landed in Boston and the Blue Hills.  Mr. O'toole was on a committee to have a monument built to honor those that lost their lives in the tornado.  Assumption College moved more westerly and the site is the home to Quinsigamund College now and has gone through extensive renovations and additions.  The monument was removed to a safe place during this time but just recently was sited in a new location on campus.  I will try to get a photo of it.

Click here for more information on the tornado

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

Boston— Representative Carolyn Dykema will hold office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District in June. 

Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@state.ma.us to set up a personal appointment. 

Holliston
Monday, June 21 , 10:00 - 11:00 am
Pejamajo Cafe
770 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746

Hopkinton
Monday, June 21, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bill’s Pizza
14 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Medway
Friday, June 25, 11am - noon
Gaetano’s Bakery
Gould's Mall, 74 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053

Southborough
Friday, June 25th 1:30 – 2:30
Red Barn Coffee

205 Turnpike Rd
Southborough, MA 01772

 

Westborough
Friday, June 25h, 3:00 – 4:00

Harry’s Restaurant
149 Turnpike Road

Westborough, MA 01581

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

Louis J. Bartolini, 84, a life long resident of Southborough, died June 8, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was the husband for the last 34 year of Kathleen (Barry) Bartolini, and the son of the late Antonio and Maria (Cusiani) Bartolini.

Mr. Bartolini graduated from the former Peters High School in Southborough with the 1944 "Gung Ho" class. He graduated in absentia as he was drafted into the Army and began active duty in France that spring. He served in the military police in France for most of his 2 years tour of duty and was honorably discharged in May of 1946.

After his return home, he became a member of Local 609 of the Laborers International Union of North America for nearly 63 years. Louie rose quickly through the ranks from laborer to foreman to construction supervisor while passing both his Mass. builder's license exam and passing his City of Boston ABC builder's exam. He focused on public building projects such as schools, town halls, and police stations. He eventually became a construction manager of the town of Brookline, retiring in 1995 to open his own consulting firm serving as an Owner's Representative again for primarily municipal clients.

Louie was able to merge construction and government, due to his very active involvement in the government of Southborough. He began is town service with the Advisory Board ('62-'63) and was voted onto the Board of Selectmen for the first time in 1963 serving until 1978 and then again from '79 to '82. He also served on the town's Industrial Development Finance Authority from '84 to '91. Louie completed his town service on the Conservation Commission serving from '91 to '07. His broad understanding of construction and governmental operations enabled him to provide both quality projects and leadership at the negotiating table.

Mr. Bartolini also served on the county level. He was voted an officer of the Worcester County Selectmen's Association during the summer of 1975 moving up the ranks to President in '79. He continued on the Executive Board until 1985.

Louie was also involved in numerous town organizations. He was a Past Commander for the American Legion, Fay Bagley Post 161 and the VFW, Choate Post 3276; a founding member of the Southborough Lion's Club; member of K of C, Phil Sheridan Council 119 where he was famous for preparing porketta dinners with friends. He was a First Colonel of Southborough 's Bicentennial Minuteman Militia; life time member of Fayville Athletic Assoc. and a 50 year member of the Southborough Democratic Town Committee.

In addition to his wife, he leave his 7 children: Rosemarie Bartolini of Yarmouth Port; Louis E. Bartolini and his wife Susan (Osterman) of Sterling; Patricia Nardini and her husband Paul of Ashland; James Bartolini and his partner Marlene DiSalle of Yarmouth Port; Christine Maloney and her husband Bill of Atkinson, NH; Alan Bartolini and his wife Jacqueline (Dubois) of Medford; Meg Bartolini of Southborough; 8 grandchildren: Stephen Bartolini of Bethesda, MD; Matthew Bartolini of Brighton; William, Shannon, & Matthew Maloney of Atkinson; Peter, Amanda & Christine Nardini of Ashland; a great granddaughter, born on April 30, Gabriella Marie Bartolini; 2 brothers: John Bartolini and his wife Marguerite (Foley) and Redio Bartolini, all of Southborough.

He is pre-deceased by a sister, Lena Rossi and her husband Frank and a brother, Leo Bartolini and his wife Josephine (Tizziani).

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Rte 30), Southborough.

(morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, at St. Matthew Church, Highland St., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to the Louis J. Bartolini Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Fayville Athletic Association, 6 Grove St., Southborough, MA 01772.

Breakfast Time

June 8, 2010 - Daddy blue bird feeds the babies this morning.

Space Weather News for June 8, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

NEW COMET McNAUGHT: A fresh comet is swinging through the inner solar system, and it is brightening rapidly as it approaches Earth for a 100 million mile close encounter in mid-June.  Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1) has a vivid green head and a long wispy tail that look great through small telescopes.  By the end of the month it could be visible to the naked eye perhaps as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper. Because this is the comet's first visit to the inner solar system, predictions of future brightness are necessarily uncertain; amateur astronomers should be alert for the unexpected.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos and more information.

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .
 

Veterans of VFW Post 3276 and Legion Post 161 will conduct their annual Flag Retirement Ceremony Monday – June 14th – Flag Day – at 6:00 PM at the Rural Cemetery.

Flags which have been collected over the past year from the Cemetery , collection box at the Transfer Station and from citizens will be honorably disposed of.

Residents can leave their torn, faded, worn and unserviceable flags at the collection box – located next to the Control Station at the Transfer Station or contact Steve Whynot (508-481-2359 or email at sk1_whynot@hotmail.com) for arrangements to collect them.

 
Arts Center at Southborough
21 Highland Street, Southborough MA 01772
June 2010
In This Issue
Open House Invitation
Story Behind the Grant
Fall Exhibit
Membership
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
 
A Sample of Tiles:
Woodward Owl
 
Tile of Owl
Church
Tile of Church
Turtle from reservoir
 
Tile of Turtle
One of the islands
 
Tile of island
Firestation
Tile of Firestation

 
Belted Galloway Cow
Tile of Cow
Flag from Main Street
 
Tile of Flag
Wild Turkey
 
Tile of Turkey



 

 
Greetings!

I would like to invite you for an open house this Wednesday at Woodward School here in Southborough from 4-6pm. The "Nature of Southborough" project has unfolded into a wonderful display for all to see, please read further for the background and more details. 

Building news: The second phase of the window construction will take place this summer and I've been told the building will be painted as well. Thanks to all the folks that helped pull that together!

Please consider renewing your membership at this time (the "donate" button to your left). Our fiscal year is coming to a close and all of our exhibits and events are funded by our member's contributions.

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

Cheers,
Emily
Nature of Southborough Open House
Wednesday June, 9th 4:00 - 6:00pm

The Woodward School proudly invites you to view the "Nature of Southborough" tiles at the Woodward Elementary School which were made last year by our current 3rd grade and 4th grade students.  This project was made possible by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council* and the Woodward School Council.  A special thank you to Dr. Erin Wheatley and husband Mr. Paul Murphy, teachers Mrs. Marcia Gleason and Mrs. Joyce Caras.  Without their help and guidance, this fantastic project would not have happened.  We hope you can join us to view these amazing works of art!
Tile Panel























*A local agency supported by the MA Cultural Council

 
The Story behind, The "Nature" of Southborough

Enjoy our vibrant, visual display of the beauty of Southborough as seen through the eyes of the students of the Woodward School.   Woodward's third and fourth grade students designed and painted more than three hundred tiles that each captures the character of Southborough. Arranging the tiles into panels has resulted in a quilt-work view that further enhances their beauty.

The "Nature" of Southborough project was conceived by the Woodward School Council* with the goal of connecting our students and the wonderful Southborough community.  This project was made possible by a grant written by third grade parent, Dr. Erin Wheatley, and was funded by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local agency supported by the MA Cultural Council.  The funds from this grant were used to purchase all of the materials.  Dr. Wheatley, Woodward School Council member and Chairperson of the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, managed this project from its inception to installation. Woodward School art teachers, Mrs. Joyce Caras and Mrs. Marsha Gleason, led the students through the design and painting of their tiles.  Together, they helped the students create the many different Southborough scenes on each of these panels.  Mrs. Emily van Nort, Director of the Arts Center at Southborough, contributed to the project plan and oversaw the glazing and firing of the tiles at the Art Center. Senior Center volunteer, Mrs. Alida Krumin, clear glazed each of the tiles prior to firing. This process of clear glazing and firing the tiles ensures bright, colorful, everlasting images. All of the eleven tile panels were designed, built, and installed by third grade parent, Mr. Paul Murphy.

The "Nature" of Southborough was a collaborative project with more than four hundred participants. The true goal of connecting the Woodward School with the Southborough community was accomplished with astounding success. A special thank you to all of the contributors for their efforts in creating such a magnificent exhibit that will be treasured by the Southborough community for many years to come.

*2009-2010 Woodward School Council members: Principal Jim Randell, Alison Garand, Amy Benford, Lori Winer, Marnie Hoolahan, Jill Vroman, and Erin Wheatley.
 

 
Fall Exhibit - Oak Grove Painters
October 2010
Opening Reception, Friday October 8th

Join us for a collaborative exhibit brought to you by the Arts Center and the Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF).

The Oak Grove Painters are a group of accomplished Boston area artists who have been gathering regularly to paint outdoors in many locations including Chestnut Hill Farm here in Southborough. Last fall, some of their group joined the celebration of the official opening of the Southborough Open Land Foundation's newest property: The Beals Preserve.  During the celebration they painted some of the scenes and had an exhibit of some of their work.  This fall they will be exhibiting their work at the Arts Center.

Stay tuned for more details.
 

 
The next MCC grant cycle hasn't started yet, but you can start planning your project and download the forms here. The deadline is October 15th!
As a volunteer organization, we wouldn't be able to operate with out the continued support of our members. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Emily van Nort
director@southborougharts.org
508 481 9351

DWYER-JACOBS, Margot E. (Jung) Of Southborough, died on June 2, 2010, at Westborough Health Care after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Philip Jacobs and pre-deceased by a sister Madlen Kuntson. Margo was a remarkable professional dog breeder and handler and the owner of De Cuivre Kennel of Southborough, where she breed and trained brown standard Poodles. She showed dogs all over America and in Mexico, including the Westminster Dog Show. She owned and breed champions. Margo also taught breeding and handling at Mt. Ida College in Newton and several other colleges. In addition she taught at many dog clubs through out New England. She is survived by a number of loyal friends. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 10 at 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., SOUTHBOROUGH. (morrisfuneral parlor.com). Burial will be in Farimount Cemetery in Lee. Memorial donations may be sent in her memory to Poodle Rescue of NE, Box 441447, Somerville MA 02144-0012, poodlerescue@poodlerescuene.org

Ralph N. LaBelle, 64, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Hyde Park the son of the late Maurice N. and Ivy A. (Jewett) Labelle. He was the beloved husband of 42 years of Audrey Elizabeth (Williams) LaBelle. He was the loving father of Elizabeth Bilodeau and Aimee Dunn and her husband Eric. Cherished grandfather of Kevin Bilodeau, Christopher Dunn, Donna Bilodeau and Jennifer Dunn. Mr. LaBelle spent his formative years in Hyde Park and resided in Wayland for over 40 years. He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University earning a degree in Engineering. He worked for Honeywell and Raytheon in Sudbury and for the past five years he was associated with LifeLine in Framingham. He was a Boy Scout from an early age and he continued his commitment to scouting as an adult. He was the Scout Master for boys at the Fernald School in Waltham, Troop 4 in Hopkinton and later became Commissioner for Southborough troops. He held many awards and was a member of the Order of the Arrow and a Woodbadger (Fox). He also supported his daughters with their activities including Girl Scouts and was a Do-Dad for both troops in Wayland as they grew up. As a granddad, he passed in his love for the out doors by taking his grandchildren camping, fishing, canoeing and visiting train shows. He was a member of the Chapel of the Cross in Westborough. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his life on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:00 am at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte 30), Wayland. The Rev. Paul Hubley, Executive Minister of the Northeast Baptist Conference, will be presiding. A luncheon will follow at the LaBelle home, 205 West Plain Street. Casual attire is requested. Donations in Ralphs memory made to Juvenile Diabetes Assoc., NE Chapter, 60 Walnut St, Wellesley, MA 02481 would be appreciated.

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF NON-NATIVE AQUATIC HITCH HIKERS

 

Boaters launching their craft into Massachusetts waterways should check to be sure they aren't giving a free ride to non-native aquatic plants or animals. Aquatic, exotic invasives can easily be transported between water bodies by boats, motors, trailers, fishing equipment, anchors, bait buckets, live wells, swimming and diving gear, and other aquatic equipment. These hitchhikers can wreak havoc in lakes and ponds by choking waterways through explosive growth, fouling intake and discharge structures, lowering lakefront property values, impeding boating, swimming and fishing, and reducing biodiversity by crowding out native fish, insects, other animals and plants. Once they are established in a water body, it is nearly impossible to eradicate these non-native invasive organisms.

 

With the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Laurel Lake in Lee and Lenox in July of 2009, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) wants to make boaters aware of new procedures that must be followed for any watercraft to be launched at Berkshire waterbodies determined to be at high or moderate risk for zebra mussel colonization. Anyone launching watercraft at Ashmere Lake, Cheshire Reservoir, Housatonic River, Lake Buel, Lake Garfield, Lake Mansfield, Laurel Lake, Onota Lake, Plunkett Reservoir, Pontoosuc Lake, Prospect Lake, Richmond Pond, Shaw Pond, and Stockbridge Bowl must fill out a Clean Boat Certification Form. This form is available at the boat ramp kiosks and is posted on the DCR website at: www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/downloads/zebra_mussels_clean_boat_certification_form.pdf.

Boaters and other water users can help prevent the spread of invasive non-native plants and other organisms by two major cleaning methods described on the Clean Boat Certification form, described in detail in a zebra mussel brochure at  www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/downloads/ZebMussBro09.pdf.  

 

In central Massachusetts, anglers planning to launch at the DCR Quabbin Reservoir must follow a different launching procedure. All private boats launched on the reservoir must now have an intact Quabbin Boat Seal that certifies the craft has gone through a DCR approved decontamination process.  Seals must be intact when the boats are inspected by Boat Launch Area attendants prior to launching.  For more information on the Quabbin Boat Seal Program, go to www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/watershed/documents/quabbinboatsealfaq.pdf or call the Quabbin Visitors Center at (413) 323-7221.

 

Zebra mussels are small 1-2" D-shaped mussels with alternating light and dark bands. They are very prolific and can spread at an alarming rate, clogging boat motors, shutting down power plants, and out-competing native freshwater mussels. Zebra mussels have a microscopic larval stage and can travel undetected in bait buckets, live wells and cooling water. There are no known methods of control for zebra mussels once they have invaded a water body. To prevent an introduction of zebra mussels, it is imperative that boaters empty all bait buckets, live wells and cooling water on dry land away from the shore.

 

Report zebra mussel sightings to Tom Flannery at tom.flannery@state.ma.us, call (617) 626-1250 or visit the Lakes and Ponds website www.mass.gov/lakesandponds  for fact sheets. DCR also asks interested citizens to consider joining the Weed Watchers Program. The DCR Lakes and Ponds program is looking for anglers, boaters, lake and pond association members and other water users to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives. Participants will receive hands-on-training in plant identification, a Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species and other helpful publications. Information on the Weed Watchers Program is at: www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/lakepond/weedwatch.htm.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Jun. 9
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS SEMI-FINALS VS TBD ARHS 3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ SEMI-FINALS VS TBA @ FOLEY   6:00PM

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

  Friday Sep. 3
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00PM

Framingham REI Store
375 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 270-6325
Get Directions

Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!
When: 06/10/2010 06:00 PM
Cost: $
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it.
When: 06/12/2010 09:00 AM
Cost: $
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, breaking, ascending, descending and maneuvering obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
When: 06/12/2010 09:00 AM
Cost: $
New to kayaking? Join us for on-the-water instruction. After lessons covering gear and clothing, basic safety and correct paddling techniques, we'll head out on the water to practice these new skills.
When: 06/12/2010 09:00 AM
Cost: $
REI is collaborating with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. You'll learn how manage medical and traumatic emergencies if an accident occurs.
When: 06/12/2010 09:00 AM
Cost: $
Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!
When: 06/12/2010 01:00 PM
Cost: $
REI is collaborating with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive two day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. You'll learn how manage medical and traumatic emergencies if an accident occurs.
When: 06/12/2010 09:00 PM
Cost: $
We will cover climbing gear, knots, evaluation and use of natural and fixed protection, and equalizing the forces on the anchor. This is a hands on program where you will build climbing anchors. This outing will focus on construction and assessment of anchors.
When: 06/13/2010 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!

 

Nature of Southborough Open House

Wednesday, June 9th  4:00-6:00pm

The Woodward School proudly invites you to view the "Nature of Southborough" tiles at the Woodward Elementary School which were made last year by our current 3rd grade and 4th grade students.  This project was made possible by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council* and the Woodward School Council.  A special thank you to Dr. Erin Wheatley and husband Mr. Paul Murphy, teachers Mrs. Marcia Gleason and Mrs. Joyce Caras.  Without their help and guidance, this fantastic project would not have happened.  We hope you can join us to view these amazing works of art!

*A local agency supported by the MA Cultural Council

Trouble in Probation: A Black Eye, yet a Golden Opportunity

Criminal corrections has been front page news recently. On one hand, I joined my colleagues in the legislature to enact an overdue Criminal Offender Records Information (CORI) law that will help rehabilitate criminals and give employers better information when hiring ex-offenders. That’s good news.

On the other hand, this important policy vote was eclipsed by troubling Boston Globe articles alleging patronage and “pay-to-play” hiring in the Department of Probation. As your legislator, it’s frustrating that years of good work by many hardworking elected officials on CORI reform was overshadowed by accusations of government self interest and corruption. When it comes to earning the public confidence, these events are one step forward and two steps back.

I commend Chief Justice Marshall for her swift response to the probation allegations by replacing the commissioner and assigning a special investigator with exceptional powers to look into and prosecute wrongdoing. In the House, I filed an amendment to the CORI legislation that would increase accountability and transparency in the probation hiring process. In the coming months I will stay focused on this issue and committed to increasing oversight in probation and elsewhere.

At the same time, we have a golden opportunity to address broader criminal corrections policy and cost issues that have been on the legislative back burner for years. At the heart of the discussion is a significant 10-year growth in corrections spending. We are spending more, but not seeing a material public safety benefit and we need to do better. More accountability in hiring is only part of the problem.

A recent report by the Boston Foundation finds that many non-violent offenders, with the support of proven re-entry strategies, can be helped back to leading productive, taxpaying lives. The alternative - expanding our prisons - is hard to justify given there are other successful and cost-effective options available, many of which are already working in other states.

In the coming months I will work to ensure that our state agencies are professionally run by employees who are qualified to perform. At the same time, we must take advantage of this critical opportunity to show public policy leadership and implement cost-saving reforms to our sentencing and corrections programs. We cannot and should not let this opportunity pass us by.

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

EVANGELIDIS ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR WEEK OF JUNE 6TH

 

WORCESTER – Please find below a list of scheduled events for Worcester County Sheriff Candidate Lew Evangelidis for the week of June 6th. Please feel free to include these events in any publication or online calendar.  Further questions should be e-mailed to lew@lewforsheriff.com unless otherwise specified below.

 

MONDAY JUNE 7TH

At 11AM Evangelidis will sponsor lunch for the seniors at the Southbridge Senior Center. 

 

THURSDAY JUNE 10th

Evangelidis will attend a neighborhood fundraiser being held in his honor at 6PM at al Fresco Trattoria and Bar, 680 Main Street, Holden, MA. For more information please contact faith@lewforsheriff.com

 

FRIDAY JUNE 11TH

Evangelidis will attend a fundraiser at 5:30PM at the home of Bob Dumont at 7 Great Pond Way in Sterling.  For more information please contact faith@lewforsheriff.com

 

SATURDAY JUNE 12TH

Evangelidis will join Mayors Dean Mazzarella of Leominster, Mark Hawke of Gardner and Dan Mylott, former Mayor of Fitchburg for a reception in his honor. The event is being co-hosted by the Republican Committees from the towns of Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Princeton, Sterling, Templeton and Westminster.  The event will be held from 4PM- 5:30PM at Columbia Masons Hall located at 13 Merriam Ave in Leominster. For more information please contact faith@lewforsheriff.com

 

SUNDAY JUNE 13TH

On Sunday morning Evangelidis will be joining in the parade and celebration in honor of Upton’s 275th Anniversary.

 

At 3:30PM Evangelidis will hold a meet and greet with the Mendon Republican Town Committee.  Please contact lew@lewforsheriff.com for more information.

 

To learn more about Evangelidis’ campaign for Sheriff, please visit his website at www.lewforsheriff.com

POLITO ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CLOSE “REVOLVING DOOR” AT THE TREASURER’S OFFICE

BOSTON - Karyn Polito today announced a plan to close the “revolving door” at the state treasurer’s office as part of a broader policy initiative to impose higher ethical standards at the state treasury.

Polito says she will prohibit treasury employees from leaving employment and returning to lobby or solicit business from the treasury for the entire length of her term of office.

“It’s time for Beacon Hill to clean up its act,” Polito said. “In some cases that means we will have to go further than what the law requires to reassure people that decisions are made based on sound objective reasoning and not politics as usual. This is the good government approach I brought with me to the Statehouse and it’s the same good government approach I will bring to the treasury.”

To view Polito’s policy proposal in detail, please click here to download. And for more information about the Karyn Polito for Treasurer Campaign, please visit www.KarynPolitoforTreasurer.com.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LEAGUE OF MASSACHUSETTS

Join us for a Gubernatorial

 Forum on the Environment

The outcome of this November's gubernatorial election may have profound effects on the Massachusetts environment, due to the obvious importance of the state environmental agencies under the governor's control.  ELM and other environmental organizations are planning a gubernatorial forum for June 29th to ask the candidates about their views on environmental issues.  Governor Patrick and Green party candidate Jill Stein have already confirmed, and we are in communications with the other candidates.  This will be a fascinating event in an historic setting.  Will you join us? RSVP now to: smoser@environmentalleague.org.

Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment

Tuesday June 29th, 6 to 8 p.m.

Old South Meeting House 310 Washington Street Boston

This is a free event, but seating is limited so RSVP to: smoser@environmentalleague.org

Sponsored by (partial list): Environmental League of Massachusetts, Mass Audubon, Conservation Law Foundation, Charles River Watershed Association, Appalachian Mountain Club, Clean Water Action, Mass League of Environmental Voters, Environmental Business Council, The Trustees of Reservations.

Southborough Senior Center

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Jun. 8
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ SEMI FINALS VS ST. JOHN`S Foley Staduim 5:00PM

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

  Friday Sep. 3
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00PM

St. Mark’s School News

June 7, 2010 (Southborough, MA)  St. Mark’s School announced today that Brian Ayers has been selected as a member of the Academic All-American Lacrosse Team, the highest honor awarded to a high school athlete.  Ayers was also selected as the Charter Communications Scholar- Athlete of the Year for Central New England, at a ceremony at Charter Headquarters, on May 24th.  Ayers graduated from the St. Mark's School in Southborough MA on May 24th, where he excelled academically and athletically, earning varsity letters in Lacrosse, Football, Basketball and Cross Country.  In Lacrosse, Ayers was voted to the ISL All League Team in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  He was the MVP of the St Mark's Lacrosse Team the last two years and scored 121 points, a large total for a mid-fielder.  Ayers was previously named to the All-New England NEPSAC Football Team as a quarterback, was the MVP of the St. Mark's Football Team, and second in the ISL in touchdown passes thrown.  In addition, Ayers was also was a member of the St Mark's Basketball Team that played in the NEPSAC Class C New England Finals the last four consecutive years, winning two championships.  Brian Ayers graduated second in his class from St Mark's School, was elected to the Cum-Laude Society by the school faculty and won numerous awards as a Scholar-Athlete. He will be attending Middlebury College this fall where he will compete on the Men's Lacrosse Team.  

Brian Ayers and his family live in Southborough, MA.

St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA was founded in 1865 is a co-educational, college preparatory boarding school affiliated with the Episcopal Church.  The school currently enrolls 335 boarding and day students from 21 states and 14 countries.  For more information, go to www.stmarksschool.org

Blurred Vision

June 6, 2010 - Heavy rains hit the area as rolling thunderstorms hit the area for what has seemed like a daily occurrence.

ARHS VS Grafton

June 6, 2010 -  The ARHS Boys Lacrosse team ranked #6 surprised Grafton (#3) outscoring them with nine goals.  Connor Healy scored five of the goals for the team.   Look below for more photos by Chris Wraight taken of the game

June 6, 2010 - Sixty-six years earlier American soldiers hit the Normandy beaches of Omaha and Utah code names.  Canadian and Great Britain troops would hit Juno, Sword and Gold.  Above right is the late Southborough WWII vet George Hubley who landed at Utah beach on D-Day.  Each day now we are loosing many of the Veterans that fought in WWII - dubbed by Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation.  Click here for YouTube D-Day videos.

Not Minding the Rain

June 6, 2010 - This Orca doesn't mind the heavy rains in his pool.

Southborough meetings

June 7 - June 11, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Historical Commission 6/7 4:30 PM Firefighter's Memorial Hall, Fire Station
Naming Subcommittee of the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee 6/7 5:30 PM Library, Algonquin Regional High School
Planning Board - Agenda 6/7 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Affordable Housing Trust Committee 6/8 6:30  PM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Executive Session, Returning to Open Session - Agenda 6/8 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Emergency Planning and Management Committee 6/8 10:00 AM Southborough Emergency Operations Center, Fire Headquarters, 21 Main St.
Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining of Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Executive Session, not returning to Open Session 6/8 4:15 PM Conference Room, Superintendent's Office
Southborough School Committee - Agenda 6/9 6:30 PM Library, Trottier Middle School
Planning Board 6/9 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Joint Meeting with Southborough School Committee - Agenda 6/9 6:00 PM Library, Trottier Middle School
Conservation Commission - Agenda 6/10 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House

Sunday 6  Monday  7 Tuesday 8 Wednesday 9 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday 12
 

Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
Jun 07 10:30 AM  
 


 

  

 

 
 

 


 

 
 


 

 

 

 

June Book Sale - Friends Preview
Jun 11   1:00 PM  
 
June Book Sale - Friends Preview
Jun 11   1:00 PM  

 
 

Senior Center Activities

7 Monday

 8Tuesday

9 Wednesday

10Thursday

11 Friday

12 Saturday

8:30 AM Health Clinic

 

8:30 am health clinic

 

9:00 Friday Hours

9:00 AM Center Opens

9:30 AM Cribbage

7:45 am Walking Group

9:30 Pool

 

9:30 am Tai Chi

10:00 AM Creative Writers

 

10:00 AM Bocce

11:00 Book Club

10 am Bocce

9:30 Painting class

 

12 Ping Pong

11:30 AM American Justice:Famous Trial

 

10:00 AM canasta

2:00 PM Fitness

12:00 PM Pitch

2:00 PM Fitness

 

12:00 PM fabulous 50's show

         

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.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jun. 7
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ QUARTER FINALS VS MILFORD Fino Field 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ SEMI FINALS VS TBA Foley Staduim 5:00PM
 

The Marlboro Sr. Softball Jr. Panthers entertained the Windham Elders from Ct. and split a doubleheader losing the first game 9 – 8 on a walk off single in the last of the 7th.  In the 2nd game the Jr. Panthers bat finally came alive taking the 2nd game 18 – 11.

            Marlboro offense was led by Tom Hall who went 5 for 6 and Dennis Naylor 4 for 5 with a home run.

More Action from ARHS Lacrosse

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jun. 7

 Girls

Varsity

Softball

VS

Uxbridge High School

Softball Field

3:30PM

Issued at: 3:01 PM EDT 6/6/10, expires at: 3:45 PM EDT 6/6/10

The NWS in taunton has issued a

severe thunderstorm warning for: worcester county in central Massachusetts, this includes the city of worcester, western middlesex county in eastern Massachusetts, this includes the city of framingham,
Until 345 pm edt.
At 300 pm edt, national weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail, and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near east brookfield, or 12 miles west of worcester, and was moving northeast at 55 mph.
Some locations in the warning include, spencer, leicester, paxton, rutland, auburn, holden, west boylston, shrewsbury, boylston, sterling, northborough, westborough, clinton, berlin, lancaster, bolton, southborough, marlborough, hudson, shirley, harvard, ayer, stow, maynard, boxborough, sudbury, acton and littleton.
Doppler radar indicated weak rotation within this storm. While not immediately likely, a tornado may develop. Remain calm, but take cover now. Go to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows.
A tornado watch remains in effect until 800 pm edt Sunday evening for northern Connecticut and Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire and central Rhode Island.

Has been cancelled as of 7:45 PM

Tornado Watch

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 272
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1110 AM EDT SUN JUN 6 2010

TORNADO WATCH 272 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR THE
 FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MAC003-005-009-011-013-015-017-021-023-025-027-070000-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0272.100606T1510Z-100607T0000Z/

MA
.    MASSACHUSETTS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BERKSHIRE            BRISTOL             ESSEX
FRANKLIN             HAMPDEN             HAMPSHIRE
MIDDLESEX            NORFOLK             PLYMOUTH
SUFFOLK              WORCESTER

Tornadoes


Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms, with whirling winds that can reach 300 mph.  Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.  Tornadoes are no strangers to Massachusetts, where we experience a few small tornadoes annually.  People of this area have experienced the destruction of the infamous Worcester Tornado, which swept through Central Massachusetts in June of 1953.  It was ‘on the ground’ for 1 hour and 24 minutes, traversing 46 miles and measured almost one mile wide at times.  Ninety-four people were killed and over 1,200 were seriously injured. The total cost of damage was estimated at $53,000,000, as 640 homes were destroyed, with an additional 3,700 damaged.

Before a Tornado threatens

·        Know the terms used by meteorologists:

1.Tornado Watch – Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms.   Listen to the Media for updates.

2.Tornado Warning – A tornado has been sited or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.
3.Fujita-Pearson Tornado Scale:

·         F-0: 40-72mph;chimney damage, tree branches broken

·         F-1 73-112mph;mobile homes pushed off foundations/overturned

·         F-2: 113-157mph;considerable damage, demolished mobile homes, uprooted trees

·         F-3: 158-205mph; roofs/walls torn down, cars thrown, trains overturned

·         F-4: 207-260mph;well-constructed walls leveled

·         F-5: 261-318mph;homes lifted off foundations/carried considerable distances

·        Ask your local Emergency Management Office about the tornado threat in your area, the community warning signals and locations of Public Shelters.

·        Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with a battery backup and tone-alert feature, as well as a battery-powered commercial radio and extra batteries.

·        Determine locations to seek shelter, such as a basement or storm cellar.   If an underground location is not available, identify an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor.

·        Practice going to your shelter with your household.

·        Know locations of designated shelters in places where your family spends time such as public buildings, nursing homes, shopping centers and schools.

·        Assemble your family’s Disaster Supply Kit. (See)

·        Make a record of your personal property, taking photographs/video of your belongings.   Store these documents in a safe place.

During a Tornado Watch

·        Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial Media for updates.

·        Be alert for approaching storm, particularly revolving funnel-shaped cloud.   Other tornado danger signs include a dark, almost greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark, low-lying cloud; or a loud roar, similar to a freight train.

·        Be warned that sometimes tornadoes develop so rapidly; there is no visible advanced warning.

·        Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as an auditorium, cafeteria, supermarket or shopping mall.

·        Be prepared to take shelter immediately. Gather household members, pets and Disaster Supplies.

During a Tornado Warning

·        In a residence or small building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement or storm cellar.   If there is none, go to an interior room on the lower level (Closet, interior hallway).  Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.  Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to cover your head and neck.

·        Do not open windows.   Use the time to seek shelter.

·        Go to the center of the room, avoiding the corners, which attract debris.

·        In large public buildings, go to predetermined shelter areas.   Interior hallways on the lowest floor are usually safest.  Stay away from windows and open spaces.

·        In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest possible floor.

·        Get out of vehicles, trailers and mobile homes immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building. Never try to outrun a tornado in a congested area.

·        If caught outside with no shelter, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.   Be aware of the potential of flooding.

·        Do not go under a bridge or overpass.   You are safer in a low, flat location.

·        Watch out for flying debris from tornadoes, the cause of most fatalities and injuries.

After a Tornado

·        Listen to the Media for the latest emergency information.

·        Be aware of broken glass and downed power lines.

·        Help injured or trapped persons. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of death or further injury.

·        Stay out of damaged buildings, returning only when authorities deem it safe.

·        Use the telephone only in emergencies.

·        Leave the area if you smell gas or chemical fumes.

·        Take photographs/video of the damage for insurance purposes.

·        Remember to help your neighbors, particularly those who may require special assistance.