Archived Page 166
July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010
July 31, 2010 - Cows at Chestnut Hill take a moment out of
grazing to take a nap.
July 31, 2010 - The sign wishes good luck to the Southborough Little
Leaguers in their quest for State champs and beyond.
P&G Expands Voluntary
Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods
Due to Possible Health Risk
CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 - The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is
voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized
dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be
contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been
The following products are included:
Iams Veterinary Dry
All dry sizes and
01Jul10 - 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
All dry sizes and
01Jul10 - 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
All dry sizes and
01Jul10 - 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
Eukanuba Custom Care
All dry sizes
01Jul10 - 01Dec11
All UPC Codes
The affected products are sold in verinary clinics and specialty pet
retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food,
biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this
announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at
These products are made in
a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G
determined that some products made at this facility have the
potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure,
P&G is recalling
all products made at this facility.
Consumers who have
purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them.
People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially
if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with
surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella
should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal
cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments
including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye
irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs
after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare
with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal
pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or
bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy
pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has
consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your
For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at
(Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).
All Tufts Farm Field users are required to
register in advance with the Cummings School Campus Police
(building N on the
campus map), Monday through Friday from 9am
to 5pm. This applies to users of the off-leash
area, as well as on-leash dog walkers and other recreational
users. Please note that all
Farm Field users—including non-dog walkers—must register
with the Cummings School administration.
Temporary, one-day passes are available at
the front desk of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals,
across Route 30 from the Farm Field.
The annual registration fee of $15 helps to
offset the Cummings School's costs for waste disposal
(including bags), as well as fees for general maintenance of
the field. Our neighbors in
Westborough and Grafton are welcome to register free of
All registrants must sign three documents:
Registrants are also asked to bring a
government-issued photo identification and their dog(s), if
applicable, at the time of registration.
MEREDITH - Kenneth Favor Clarke Jr., a longtime resident of
Southborough, Mass., and Meredith, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in
California, where he had lived for the past 10 years.
He was born May 18, 1927, in Lexington, Mass., to Kenneth Favor Clarke Sr.
and Kathryn Chase (Collieson) Clarke. He served in the Navy from 1944 to
1946, attended radar electrical school and returned to his beloved New
Hampshire after an honorable discharge.
A graduate of Kimball Union Academy in 1948, Ken was a member of the Ski
Patrol (student leader), Outing Club, French Club (president), and the
Senior Council, Class Secretary. During his senior year, he was voted: "Done
Most for the School." As he would say, "the best years of my life."
He was surrounded by many friends as a vibrant, popular young man. He then
attended Dartmouth College and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of
Science in 1952. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the
Dartmouth Outing Club. His most remembered stories are around skiing
Tuckerman Ravine and the friendship with his SAE brothers.
As a resident of Southborough, Mass., and Meredith, he was the owner of
Welder's Supply of Worcester, Mass., and Northeast Safety Products, Auburn,
Mass. He served on local welding society boards. He was also an active
member and Deacon of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Southborough. Mass.
He was an avid boater on Lake Winnipesaukee and began racing Garwood boats
in 1948 with his Dad, Kenneth Clarke Sr. Wildcat IV was a 28-foot mahogany
boat with a Liberty 12-cylinder, 550 horsepower and drove at the speed of 52
mph. His love of this sport carried on for 50 years. His first family boat
in the 1960s was a wooden Pen Yan with a 25-horsepower Johnson outboard
named the Honey Bees. He knew every square inch, every buoy and every island
on "The Lake." His many friends still vacation and own homes in the Lakes
Ken sold his business in early 1980 and moved full-time to New Hampshire. He
worked as a part- time teacher in the Gilford School System until full
As a member of Meredith Lions Club from 1987 to 2000, he served as second
vice-president for the 1987-88 year. He then served as the club's president
for 1988-1990. He was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow in 1996. His favorite
activity and fundraiser was the annual July 4th Rubber Duckie Race. Thanks
to his mentor and good friend Dick Fleming.
In 2000, Ken, moved to California to be near his daughters and grandson. In
his last years, he was lovingly cared for at Britannia Lodge by Pat, Richard
and Joanne Hounsell of Palm Desert, Calif. They are angels to our family.
Ken leaves two daughters, Wendy Clarke of La Quinta, Calif., and Julie
Clarke of Palm Desert, Calif.; a grandson, Kenneth Clarke Lewis of Palm
Desert, Calif.; cousins Rosemary Jackson Woodman and husband Arthur of
Londonderry, Jonathan Tetherly and wife Kay, of Chicopee, Mass., and David
"Babe" Jackson and wife Patty of Florida.
Ken's service and burial will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 11 a.m. at Monroe
Cemetery, Rowland Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington Mass., (behind
the former Muzzey High/Condos), where Ken will be laid to rest with his
parents, and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kimball
Union Academy, PO Box 188, Main St., Meriden NH 03770 ( 603-469-2129
603-469-2129), or the Meredith Lions Club, PO Box 1720, Meredith
Sports and Recreation
Southborough Summer Nights
Sunday August 29, 2010 (Rain Date August 30th)
Come join the families of our community for this
Sunday August 29, 2010 starting at 5:00 pm
Neary School fields
Food, fun, Music and fireworks!
We are looking for volunteers to help with this great
community event. The annual Summer Nights festival is set for
Sunday, August 29. We need adults to volunteer one hour of their
time that evening to help with parking or supervision at the
Please Volunteer to help!
Contact the Friends of Southborough Recreation to help
Congratulations to the Southborough Little League Team on their 10-0 win
over Peabody West.
July 30, 2010 - Slugging it out, the Southborough team beat
Peabody West 10 - 0 earlier today. They will take on Newton West at
7:45 PM Saturday.
Massachusetts License Renewal
We are pleased to announce
New England is offering a license renewal reminder service
for Massachusetts residents. As the State of
Massachusetts will no longer be mailing reminders to
licensed drivers, this represents a significant convenience
for AAA members.
To register for this new service, visit
AAA.com. AAA Southern New England will email you 60 days
prior to your license renewal expiration.
AAA members may renew their license and registration at our
Plymouth branches. In addition to regular business hours,
members have the convenience of Saturday hours (9am to 1pm) at these
3 AAA locations.
Louise Mary (Lambert) Maffei, of
Southborough, passed away at the Stanley R. Tippett House in Needham on July
28, 2010. She was 87 years old and the beloved wife of the late Warren M.
Maffei who died in 1999. Born and raised on her familys farm in Wellesley,
Louise was the daughter of the late Antonio and Civita (Cipriani) Lambert.
She was educated in the Wellesley Public Schools. She married Warren in 1944
and during World War II they lived on Governors Island in New York where
Louise worked as a courier for the U.S. Army. Upon returning to this area,
she settled in Cochituate prior to moving to Southborough in 1958. Louise
was employed as a quality inspector at the Bose Corp. in Framingham,
retiring in the 1980s. She loved to travel and took great pride in caring
for her family. Louise is survived by four loving children, James Maffei of
Marion, Anthony Maffei of Southborough, Joyce Nemec and her husband Scott of
Framingham, and Lou Ann Maffei-Iwuc and her husband John of Hopkinton. She
was lovingly known as Grammie to James, Christian, Mei Ling, Emily, and
Benjamin; and as Grandma Louise to Joseph, Katie, Julianna, Nora, Nathan,
Emma, Jack, Jay, and Xavier. Louise is also survived by two sisters, Sylvia
Ranieri of Wellesley and Pauline Cardarelli of Framingham; her dear friend
Louise Franciose of Natick; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the
sister of the late Margaret Sancomb, Mary Alexander, Jeanette Medaglia,
Louis, Charles, Donald, Joseph, and Anthony Lambert. Relatives and friends
are respectfully invited to attend Louises funeral from the John Everett &
Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park St. (at Natick Common) NATICK on Monday, August 2,
2010 at 9: a.m. to be followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Annes
Parish, 20 Boston Rd. Southborough at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Rural
Cemetery, Southborough. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010
from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Louises family requests that donations in
her memory be made to The Daryl Elizabeth Layzer Fund, c/o Dana Farber
Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Pl. | West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445-7226
Attn: Contribution Services. For directions & online guestbook please visit
Kathleen Masciarelli graduated
from Marlborough High School in 1962. She married the late David M. Patulak
and lived in Southborough, enjoying their family and horses. She was an
integral part of the family business, Masciarelli Jewelers, for over 20
years. Later relocating to Marco Island, Fla. She opened her business
Baubles and Beads and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce. She also
started the "Lady Bug Club. She retired to Lake Lanier in Cumming, Ga. She
leaves Children Beth Weimer and David Patulak, Grandchildren Jacob and Dean
Patulak and Jami Lee Weimer. Siblings the late William Masciarelli, Mrs.
Carol Jensen, Ms. Anne Melican and Louis "KIT" Masciarelli. Memorial
Services were held at the I. C. Church on Saturday, July 31, 2010, on
Prospect Street, at 9 a.m. A reception followed at Eagles Hall, 56 Florence
St., Marlborough, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Franklin School for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that the
students of SummerStage 2010 will present The Best of Rodgers and
Hammerstein on July 29th and 30th at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Country Club
in Franklin, MA.
The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein features a selection of favorite songs
and scenes from Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music,
Cinderella, The King and I, and Flower Drum Song.
The cast includes Louisa Ramirez Flynn, Ali Funkhouser, Jill Gleason, and
Neil Pfizenmaier of Franklin; Ben Bugajski, Bethany Komine, and Alison
Mandell of Medfield; Hannah Geiger and Samantha Millette of Norfolk; Erin
McCarthy, Kylie O'Donoghue, and Molly Stone of Westboro; Lexi Hassan and
Alessa Vanaria of Hopkinton; Jacquie Hurley of North Attleboro; Emily Brady
of Weston; Alexandra Martin of Southboro; Elizabeth Vhay of Medway; and
Samantha Hayes of Terre Haute, Indiana.
A second session of SummerStage for grades 8-12 will begin on August 2nd,
culminating in a performance of Waxing Gibbous, "a twilit, wizarding school
musical" to be staged on August 19th and 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Horace
Mann Auditorium in Franklin. Waning Gibbous featuring grades 3-7 will be
presented following a four-week program on August 20th at 5:00 p.m.
For further information regarding The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein,
Waxing Gibbous, and all other programs at the Franklin School for the
Performing Arts, please contact The School at (508) 528-8668
(508) 528-8668 or
Sports and Recreation
Sea Kayaking: Level 1 Class
New to kayaking? Join us for on-the-water instruction.
Lessons cover proper gear selection and fit, boat control, basic safety
skills and correct paddling techniques, with the intent of progressing
toward kayaking on your own. Then we'll head out on the water to practice
these new skills. Kayak, paddle and PFD (personal flotation device) are
Skills you'll learn:
Experience on-the-water instruction in kayaks. Learn stroke
techniques: including forward, sweep, reverse and draw stroke techniques.
Learn of how to pick appropriate locations to paddle. Learn the basics of
managing yourself on a kayak tour. Learn how to select the right gear for
you and fit it properly.
Check out the gear list.
375 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA, 01701
St. Mark's Students
were Selected for Elite Chemistry Competition
July 29, 2010 (Southborough, MA)
For the second year in a row, and for only the third time in the
Chemistry Olympiad’s history, two students from the same school have
been selected to compete among the nation's 20 best students of
Chemistry. Geoff and Alex Smith, both class of 2011 at St. Mark’s
School, were among the top 20 students in the nation selected to attend
a two week study camp in June at the Air Force Academy in Colorado
Springs. From this elite group of 20 chemists, five were chosen to
represent the US in the international competition later this summer in
Tokyo. While the Smith brothers were not chosen to advance to the
competition in Tokyo, Head of School John Warren expressed pleasure at
the fact that his students have been chosen for two years in a row to
compete at this elite level.
St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA is a co-educational, college
preparatory boarding school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. The
School was founded in 1865 and currently enrolls 335 boarding and day
students from 21 states and 14 countries. For more information, go to
July 29, 2010 - by Linda Hubley - Last night the crowd flowed
out into the hallway as supporters and those in opposition to the three
businesses at Gulbankian Farms and Garden Center came on a hot summer night
to discuss the issues.
A complaint was filed by a resident earlier in the year with
the town, claiming that the businesses were being run without proper
permits. Most of this came to light after the Gulbankian family had
signed a lease with North Reading bus company to host the parking of
fourteen buses. In prior years up to 38 busses had been housed on the
property. An machine shop housed on site has also stirred
controversy. A variance was issued for the machine shop in 1988 and they are
seeking a modification to that variance to reflect working on antique car
engines. As the Gulbankian lawyers stated, the family had nothing to
hide. The shops are all in full view of commuters along Route 85 and
the sign for the machine shop and the flower shop have been in existence at
the corner of the lot for many many years.
The Gulbankian’s started their businesses on the site
starting in 1965. Mike Gulbankian had bus companies that served the
local schools and a Southborough to Boston run along with other contracted
services. The machine shop was originally for the buses according to
documents from the 80’s. However the Gulbankian brothers have been
working on antique auto parts for decades. The florist shop and garden
center have been a welcome sign of spring for even longer.
Building inspector had toured the facility and found the
machine shop operating without proper permits and considered the flower shop
illegally operating. Shortly thereafter a cease and desist was issued
in June. Lawyers for the Gulbankian family took this to the District
Court and won a decision that dismissed the cease and desist and
accompanying fine per day. The lawyers also stressed that the
agricultural business was exempt from what Mr. Gusmini was referring to.
The Gulbankian lawyers also specified that they have
delivered the plans correctly under the Zoning Board of Appeals regulations
and that it did not trigger a major review. Town counsel Aldo Cipriano
agreed that the ZBA was bound by not requiring an extensive plan but that it
could require a plan showing conditions such as screening and drainage and
that they could invoke several other conditions such as hours of operation
and entrance/exit ways.
The ZBA opened the hearing to the public only for procedural
matters on the discussion. People on both sides of the issue pleaded
to the ZBA to be heard. Just a few that had made it to the meeting
last night were able to speak their peace. Several letters were
entered into the record and those and the plans will be available for
viewing at the Building department.
When it came time to the cease and desist hearing a huge
disappointment to the crowd came when it was announced that the procedure of
publishing the notice twice before the meeting had not taken place. It
had only been published once. This hearing will be rescheduled for
August 16. The continuation of the variance is scheduled for August
25. A decision must be filed by the board before September 22, 2010.
Too Late for Haying
July 26, 2010 - St. Mark's "field" brown at Main Street
and Marlborough Road.
July 26, 2010 - A bee reaches in to grab what nectar it
can get from an eggplant flower.
Southborough’s 9-1-1 center received a telephone call from a Richards
Road resident at 2:15 PM on Saturday, July 24th reporting a
smoke condition in the basement possibly caused by an electrical issue.
with two on-duty personnel immediately responded; Engine 23 was delayed
as the other two on-duty personnel were returning from Framingham
Hospital from a previous medical emergency.
crew reported a smoke condition in the basement of the home. Off-duty
and On-Call personnel were recalled with three responding to the
request. Additional assistance was started to the scene from Ashland
(Tower) and Hopkinton (Rescue for a rapid-intervention team), as well as
station coverage from Westborough Fire Department.
sufficient personnel arrived to meet safety requirements, a search was
started to find the origin of the smoke. A fire was discovered in a
clothes dryer and the ventilation duct. The situation was declared under
control at 2:38 PM. No injuries were reported. The fire was contained to
the clothes dryer and ventilation duct, however smoke from the fire
spread throughout the entire structure.
July 26, 2010 -
A lone occupant
escaped a house fire early Saturday morning on Priscilla Road after being
awaked by battery-powered smoke alarms. According to Lt. William
Lukey, the fire started in the electrical service in the basement, knocking
out power to the home. Hopkinton has required the installation of hard-wired
smoke detectors in all new construction, upgrades, property transfers and
refinancing, since a Town Meeting vote in 1988, according to the lieutenant.
Lt. Lukey said it has worked out well; but he was unsure if this 1950's era
ranch home had both battery-powered and hard-wired detectors.
Fire Chief ken Clark, all new or upgraded construction requires hard-wired
detectors as well as a battery backup.
no one was hurt. Unfortunately, he lost a couple of cats," Lt. Lukey said.
Firefighters also responded to this call on Mutual Aid. It coming
shortly after the 4 alarm Westborough blaze at Harvey's recycling center.
It was a busy weekend for local fire departments.
out www.hopnews.com for local coverage
beyond Southborough borders.
Republican State Party Chairman Says Lamb
Best Chance to Defeat Congressman
Holliston, MA ...Today, Marty Lamb,
candidate for Congress in Massachusetts
Third District, proudly announced
that former Republican State Party Chairman
Jim Rappaport has endorsed his candidacy.
"We need more business leaders serving in
Congress. That's why I am supporting Marty
Lamb. He is the only candidate, Republican
or Democrat, running who has signed the
front of a paycheck and created jobs. Marty
knows first-hand the burdens the federal
government places on small businesses and
how mandates are job killers," said
For over two decades Rappaport has been
active in GOP politics. He served at the
Republican Party Chairman for 4 1/2 years.
Rappaport has run statewide twice and served
on numerous steering committees. He is also
on the Board of Trustees for Dana Faber and
the Board of Trustees for the Rappaport
"I am honored to have Jim's support. Once
again we are showing great momentum in this
race," said Lamb.
Lamb's campaign has a tremendous lead with
friends on Facebook and last week he won an
online poll for Massachusetts Republicans.
"Marty has also earned my support due to the
comprehensive plans he has developed for
dealing with illegal immigration and cutting
government spending. He is the only
candidate who has done his due diligence,"
The Lamb Chop Plan on spending includes the
Instituting a balanced budget amendment
Passing a Line Item Veto
Limiting government spending to rate of
freeze for all non-essential employees
Paying off the national debt
Moratorium on new entitlements
Establishing a Sunset Committee
Ending off-budget expenditures
Taking back unspent TARP funds
"As a small business owner, I never sign a
contract before knowing what is in it. But
yet Congress passed the national health care
mandate without fully understand its costs
or impact on our economy. That's wrong,"
said Lamb. "At a minimum taxpayer will have
to fund $1 trillion to pay for Obamacare.
Where is the money gong to come from?
Mr. Lamb graduated from the Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University
in 1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts
from Hampshire College in 1982. He has an
extensive background in real estate law,
formerly with Adelson, Golden & Loria, P.C.,
Edward A. Sokoloff & Associates, and Lamb &
Shaffer, P.C. and is currently with Lamb and
Browne, P.C. He is a member of the Real
Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. An
active participant in community affairs, Mr.
Lamb sits on the Board of Directors of New
England Region of United Synagogue and is a
past president of Temple Beth Torah in
Holliston. He has also served on the
Holliston Elementary School Council and the
Campaign for Holliston Schools. He resides
in Holliston with Peri, his wife of 20
years, and his two teenage daughters Elissa
For more information on Marty's candidacy,
voters can visit his website
or follow him on Twitter at LambforCongress
and Facebook at Marty Lamb for Congress.
State Representative Carolyn Dykema is hosting an Olde
Tyme Family Fun Day for residents of the 8th Middlesex District
on Sunday, August 8, from 2-5 p.m. at the Holliston Historical Society, 547
Washington St. in Holliston.
The event is slated to be an afternoon of good old-fashioned
summer fun for the entire family. In addition to everyone’s favorite
summertime foods (featuring C & R Hot Dogs), there will be live
entertainment, face painting, pony rides from 2:00-3:00, and other
activities and games for all ages. Kids are encouraged to decorate their
favorite set of wheels…bicycle, tricycle, scooter, wagon or doll carriage…to
participate in the Kiddie Parade.
A suggested donation of $5 per person, $20 per family
entitles ticket-holders to food and beverages and activities. The event will
be held rain or shine.
Northborough town Road Closing
From Tuesday (July 27th) through Friday (July 30th),
sewer construction will force the daytime closure (8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m.) of Hudson Street in Northborough, between Allen Street and Colburn
Street. The roadway will be open to traffic at other times.
Detour routes will be posted and Police Officers will be present at each
end of the detour to assist motorists.
Cars and light trucks will be directed to use Colburn Street to Chapin
Street to Rice Avenue to Allen Street.
Medium and larger trucks will be directed to Hudson Street to Boundary
Street to Route 20 to East Main Street to Allen Street. (The Boundary
Street bridge has been reopened.)
Northborough Police Officers will conduct speed enforcement on the
posted detour routes and motorists are requested to obey speed limits
and drive safely. Thank you!
Sports and Recreation
Getting Anxious for school Sports?
Algonquin Regional High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Friday Sep. 3
Tuesday Sep. 7
Nashoba Valley Techhs
||Hudson High School
Fire in the Sky
July 25, 2010 - If you didn't get to see tonight's sunset on
the dark clouds spinning by (it lasted less than ten minutes) here are a few
July 26 - July 30, 2010
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational District School
School Committee Conference Room
P.I.L.O.T Committee -
Town House - 1st floor meeting area
Zoning Board of Appeals -
Hearing Room, Town House
Southborough Library website: Click here
July 25, 2010 - Although the sign says private property, just
beyond the rocks in the path lies a triangular piece of property called
Aikens park just across the river in Hopkinton and much of the rest is
Sudbury Valley Trustee property adjacent to the stone arched bridge.
Sports and Recreation
Marlboro Senior Softball teams split for the week going 2 and 2.
The Jr. Panthers took their doubleheader from the Wayland
Gray Sox 8 to 3 and 15 to 5. Marlboro’s offense was led by Peter
Mirabella going 7 for 8 and Dennis Naylor and Dick Mazzone both going 6 for
The Worcester Falcons “B” team visited the Sr. Panthers and
took both ends of their doubleheader from the Sr.Panthers 15 to 6 and 10 to
4. The Marlboro offenses was lead by Jeff Allen 4 for 6 with a home
run and Steve Ziegler going 3 for 5
Team Record are the Sr. Panthers 6 – 13 – 1 and the Jr.
Panthers 11 and 7