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June 12, 2011 - June 18, 2011

The Marlboro Sr Panthers took their doubleheader with the Scituate
Seniors winning the first 16 – 4 and the 2nd 7 – 6. The Marlboro
Seniors broke open the 1st game scoring 10 runs in the top of the
7th. The squeezed a win the 2nd scoring the winning run in the last
of the 7th on a hit by Jeff Allen Marlboro’s offense was led Jeff
Allen and Larry Kron both going 5 for 7..

The Marlboro Jr. Panthers dropped their doubleheader in a rematch
with the Wayland Los Veterano’s dropping the first 7 to 6 and the
2nd 20 to 12. Marlboro’s offense was led by Tom Hall going 5 for 6
and John Gavin 4 for 7.

Team Records are the Sr. Panthers 5 and 5 and the Jr. Panthers are 6
and 4.
Eagles Fly

June 17, 2011 -




(Southborough, Ma. ) – Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough is proud to recognize six young men upon earning the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. Stephanos D. Bacon, Christopher N. McKay and Benjamin M. Willis were recognized in a formal ceremony on Sunday, June 12th at the Pilgrim Church in Southborough,

MA. Three other Scouts, Patrick D. Andrews, Ryan J. Moran and Michael A. Rea, also earned their Eagle award in Troop 1 this past year. All these young men grew up in Southborough and have been active in the Troop together for many years.


Nationally, approximately 4 percent of all Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank. Troop 1 Southborough has seen15 Scouts achieve this rank in the last 5 years, a much higher percentage than the national average. To reach this goal, each candidate must build and demonstrate a variety of skills. This includes earning 21 merit badges, demonstrating leadership in both the Troop and Community, and successfully leading a community service project of 200 hours or more. Achieving Eagle generally requires 5 or more years of effort from the Scout.


The Scouts want to publicly thank the many local businesses that contributed materials and resources to their projects. The support of the business community was instrumental to accomplishing the final projects needed to achieve the Eagle rank. Eagle Service projects from this group included:


Steph cleared invasive plants, planted wildflowers and rebuilt a landmark wall at

the Breakneck Hill Preservation, a Southborough Open Land Foundation


Ben built a hikers bridge crossing a stream on the Bay Circuit Trail in

Framingham near the Southborough border.

Chris restored the Town Pound behind Town Hall in Southborough.

Pat restored the patio and landscaped the backyard of the Southborough Senior


Ryan cleared and restored an 18th/19th century Catholic cemetery in Hopkinton

(Southborough wouldn’t allow Catholics to be buried in town at the time…).

Mike outfitted the inside of an emergency trailer for use by the Southborough FireDepartment.

These young men join many other outstanding American citizens who have become Eagle Scouts, among them President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, cinematographer Steven Spielberg and TV Host (“Dirty Jobs”) Mike Rowe.




 During the rebellion,

  1861 to 1866    


This year, the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War,    and in the years to come, we will be honoring the contributions of the veterans and the citizens of Southborough in their successful efforts to preserve the    United States.  

Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in SC.

President Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state.

The citizens of Southborough response is best stated in an article in the Town Meeting of April 29th 1861.

Voted unanimously, “That the town is ready to respond to the Proclamation of the President, with every able-bodied citizen and every dollar, if necessary”.


Southborough, with a population of about 1800 inhabitants during the war years filled every call of the President for volunteers and funding, furnishing 219 men for the Army and Navy during the Rebellion, equal to 1 in 9 inhabitants. 


Today our veterans will be honoring the 17 volunteers who answered the call and died while in service to their country   by reading a brief profile of each of their lives.  Their names are engraved on the Civil War Monument.    

In the years to come these stones will also be engraved with those names along with some of the facts read today.   


The readings today will be presented by:

Christopher Robbins, U.S. Army Veteran

Raymond Munnincci, U.S. Army Veteran

Daniel Phaneuf, U.S. Army Veteran

John Leeds, U.S. Navy Veteran


Starting tonight the Southborough News will present one soldier's info per night that is listed on the monument.



·      Private William Buck was born in Westborough, MA, on December, 29th, 1841. 


·      He enlisted in December 1861, and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.   


·      He fought in six conflicts between May and September of 1862. 


·      Private Buck was wounded in the battle at Antietam, MD on September 17th, 1862, and died of his wounds in the Military Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. on September 29th at age 20.


·      Private William E. Buck’s remains were buried in Southborough. 

Info on Boston Bruins Celebration Parade

Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the City of Boston will officially welcome home the victorious Boston Bruins and the Stanley Cup with a victory parade on Saturday beginning at 11:00 AM at the TD Garden and ending at Copley Square.

“It is truly a great time to be a Boston sports fan!” Mayor Menino said. “Finally, after 39 years the Stanley Cup is coming home to Boston where it belongs. Through their hard work and dedication, this team embodies what our proud city stands for. We love our Bruins and want to show our appreciation for their hard-earned victory with a parade this Saturday. Let’s have fun and celebrate their impressive achievement!”

Beginning at the TD Garden on Causeway Street, the parade will once again feature duck boats and proceed along the following route:

·     Causeway Street;

·     Left on Staniford Street;

·     Left on Cambridge Street;

·     Right on Tremont Street;

·     Right on Boylston Street;

·     End at Copley Square.

There will be reserved wheelchair access at the Tip O’Neill Federal Building at Causeway St.  Follow the signage and the direction of the Federal Police Officers. 

Parking restrictions across the city will be heavily enforced in the vicinity of the closed off parade route streets and fans are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. To accommodate the celebration, vehicular traffic will be banned along the parade route beginning at 9:00 AM until the conclusion of the parade at about 1:00 PM. 

“Boston Police will also have a significant presence along the parade route as part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure everyone’s safety and I encourage fans to continue making the city proud and honoring the Bruins by celebrating responsibly,” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said.

Temporary parking restrictions will be put into effect at several locations throughout the city and vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and/or towed. Temporary “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Saturday” regulations will be posted at the following locations:

·     Canal Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street

·     Friend Street, from Causeway Street to New Chardon Street

·     Portland Street, from Merrimac Street to Causeway Street

·     Lancaster Street,  from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street

·     Merrimac Street , from Causeway Street to Lancaster Street

·     Causeway Street, from North Washington Street to Merrimac Street

·     Staniford Street, from Causeway Street to Cambridge Street

·     Cambridge Street, from Hancock Street to Tremont Street

·     Tremont Street, from Cambridge Street to Boylston Street

·     Boylston Street, from Washington Street to Dalton Street

·     New Chardon Street, from Cambridge Street to Merrimac Street

·     Bowdoin Street, from Cambridge Street to Derne Street

·     Somerset Street, from Cambridge Street to Ashburton Place

·     New Sudbury Street, from Cambridge Street to Bulfinch Place

·     Court Street, from Cambridge Street to Court Square

·     Beacon Street, from Tremont Street to Somerset Street

·     Bromfield Street, from Province Street to Tremont Street

·     Park Street, from Tremont Street to Beacon Street

·     Temple Place, from Tremont Street to Washington Street

·     West Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street

·     Essex Street, from Tremont Street to Washington Street

·     Charles Street South, from Park Plaza to Center gate of Public Garden

·     Hadassah Way, from Boylston Street to Park Plaza

·     Berkeley Street, from St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

·     Clarendon Street, from Newbury Street to St. James Avenue

·     Dartmouth Street, from Boylston Street to Newbury Street

·     St. James Avenue, from Clarendon Street to Dartmouth Street

To protect the safety of residents and guests, the Boston Police Department may further restrict vehicle parking and limit vehicular and pedestrian access.



Headed for the Boston Bruins Parade?

The trains will be running on a Saturday Schedule which doesn't bode well for Southborough residents looking for a quick way in to the city. MBTA  Starting at the Boston Gardens and ending at Copley Square.

Parade Route Map

Southboro Car Care Center Newsletter
  June 2011



Welcome to SUMMER!!! Finally the rain is gone and the cold weather went with it! Time to get out and enjoy! Road trips are a great way to enjoy the summer weather but before you head out make sure that your vehicle is up to date with maintenance, that everything is safe and that your vehicle is clean before you go!
Stop here before you go and we will make sure that your road trip is a success!
Bill and Kris Stapleton, Owners
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 SAT logoSome of our customers at Southboro Auto Tech are surprised to learn that there are actually two service schedules for their vehicles. One is the regular schedule and the other is the  severe service schedule. . 

Let's look at what the manufacturers say constitutes severe driving conditions, and let you draw your own conclusions:

  • Most of your trips are less than four miles
  • Most of your trips are less than ten miles and outside temperatures are below freezing
  • The engine is at low speed most of the time - not on the highway
  • You operate your vehicle in dusty areas
  • You regularly tow a trailer, carry heavy loads or a car-top carrier
  • Stop and go driving
  • Driving in very hot or very cold weather

So you can see that a lot has to do with how you drive, but some has to do with where you drive. Some areas of the country will be more or less severe than it is here in Southborough, MA.

For many, normal driving includes elements of severe service driving. So how do you know? Picture a line with 'regular' on one end and 'severe' on the other, and make a judgment on where you fall.

If your regular oil change recommendation is 5,000 miles and the severe service recommendation is 3,000 - when should you change your oil? For some, it's closer to 3,000 miles. For others, it's closer to 5,000 miles. Your service advisor will be happy to have this discussion with you and help you sort it out.

If you drive where the air is dusty or polluted, fluids will become contaminated and filters will get dirtier more quickly.

So make an honest evaluation of your driving conditions in and around Southborough. You've made the commitment to take care of your vehicles, so it only makes sense to follow the right schedule.

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Southborough Summer Nights 2011

Volunteers Needed



The Southborough Summer Nights group has been working very hard to pull together this year's event.  It's going to be so much fun.  NEW this year will be some great raffle prizes.  Make sure you bring some extra money for it, believe me you won't want to miss out on these prizes!!!
All we need now is volunteers for the day of the event.  So, before school get's out and everyone heads of Town on vacation please consider letting me know if you can donate some of your time for this wonderful event.  Below is a list of positions and time involved:
Set up - Sunday Morning - help loading/unloading equipment - 2 hours - 2 people
Parking - 1 1/2 hours at the beginning - 4 people (Adults only)
Monitor Inflatables - 1/2 hour increments - 20 people (Adults only)
Raffle Tix Sales - 1/2 increments - 8 people  
Clean up - next morning 1 hour - 2/3 people

Feel free to pass this email onto your friends. 
Please respond to this email if you are willing to help out.
Thank you!!

Doreen Ferguson, Director

Southborough Recreation

Enjoying the new Cordaville Triangle Park

June 15, 2011 - Gardens, benches, walkways and more.  The southside of town just completed a jewel of a park. Grab an icecream from Fitzgerald's or a newspaper and visit the park.


Come Join Cub Scouts!

Southborough Packs 1, 26 and 921 are inviting your son to join Cub Scouting. In Cub

Scouts, your son will have lots of fun, learn new things and make new friends. But Cub

Scouts is much more than that; it is fun with a purpose.

Scouting is a family oriented organization.

Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills

and good citizenship.

If you’d like to learn more about Cub Scouts, come to our 2011 Roundup:

Who: Any boy in grades 1 through 4 as of Sept. 2011

Where: Mary Finn School Cafeteria

When: Wednesday, June 15th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $45.00 payable by Check or Cash

Question and Answer Session 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Displays and Information on Site

Sign-ups will be from 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Or contact one of the Cubmasters below for more information.

Pack 1 Cubmaster

Dan Marous



Pack 26 Cubmaster

John Hurley



Pack 921 Cubmaster

Robert Flynn






Mountain Laurel

June 15, 2011 - The mountain laurels are in full bloom especially the further west you go

Pauline Louise (McMaster) Bill, 92, of Marlborough, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center, Marlborough. Known as "Paula", she was born in Dorchester, the daughter of the late Herbert and Laura (Gagne) McMaster and had been married to the late George H. Bill, President of the former First National Bank of Marlborough. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Brodeur and her husband Alan of Marlborough and Marian Gibson and her husband William of Harwich, and was a beloved "Nana" to eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late David Carl Bill and John Alan Bill and the sister of the late Marjorie Messier, Eleanor McCabe, Gertrude Missman and Dr. Robert McMaster. Her late husband, George, was elected City Councilor-at-Large prior to World War II and was called to duty with a year remaining in his term. Paula stepped in and served out the remainder of his term and became the first woman to serve on the Marlborough City Council. Over the years, she was employed by Marlborough High School, Marlborough Hospital, and served as secretary to the Director of Admissions at St. Mark's School in Southborough. She loved Cape Cod where she lived for a number of years following her retirement. She also loved to discuss politics and current events and was happiest when surrounded by her family. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 11 a.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service. Donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168

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Managing Agricultural Lands for Habitat


Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) invites the public to learn more about grassland management at Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 25th.


Join Christa Collins, Director of Land Protection for Sudbury Valley Trustees, Russell Hopping, Ecology Program Manager for the Trustees of Reservations, and farmer Whitney Beals for a discussion of some of the apparent conflicts between active farming and wildlife habitat.  While we don’t expect to solve all the issues, we do hope to provide information on the different types of wildlife that can thrive under the various grassland-like conditions we see in Massachusetts and to share resources for land managers and farmers charged with stewarding and producing crops in these landscapes.  


We will also take a trail walk to explore the farm’s fields and woodlands, and learn about the effort that led to the permanent protection of the farm.  


Chestnut Hill Farm includes over 100 acres of conservation land now owned by the Trustees of Reservations and subject to a Conservation Restriction that was purchased by the Town of Southborough in 2006 with assistance from Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Southborough Open Land Foundation.


Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to Christa Collins at ccollins@svtweb.org.


SVT’s mission is to protect land and conserve wildlife habitat in the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord River basin for present and future generations. 


More information can be found at www.svtweb.org.


Another OT win, third in a row for the boys LAX team.  They came out shooting, leading 4-0 by the end of the first period.  At the end of the second period, they still lead, 6-3.  But they were shut out in the third, while Longmeadow clawed back to lead 8-7.  At the end of the fourth period, they got key goals from Mike Wood and Zack Tarallo.  But Longmeadow tied it up at 8-8 w/ less than two minutes to go.  At the 3:28 mark of sudden death OT, Dave McGovern scored the game winner.

The boys will go for the state title against Medfield on Friday night @ 7PM, at Foley Stadium.  Come out and support the T'Hawks!.

June 14, 2011 Congratulations!!


Flag Day

June 14, 2011 - Southborough veterans prepare to burn the American flags in a proper manner.  Every year they collect flags from the box at the transfer station and those dropped off at the VFW/American Legion.


Space Weather News for June 14, 2011

LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Wednesday night, June 15th, there's going to be a total lunar eclipse visible from every continent except North America. The Moon will spend 100 minutes fully engulfed in Earth's shadow, making this the longest lunar eclipse in nearly 11 years. The appearance of the eclipse might be affected by exhaust from Chile's erupting Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, which is also causing spectacular sunsets around the southern hemisphere.  Discussion, eclipse maps, and links to live webcasts may be found at http://spaceweather.com.

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Allston S. McLaughlin 76, died on Thursday, June 9th, 2011, at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. He was the husband of the late Ginger (Aubin) McLaughlin. He was a 1953 graduate of the former Peters High School of Southborough. He had managed several retail operations in the metro west area. Allston and his brother, Phillip, enjoyed the rich devotions and the related insights The Holy Spirit had given them in the Word of God! He is survived by his siblings Phillip McLaughlin and his wife Kimberly; Everett McLaughlin and his wife Sandy; Dorothy Banks and her husband Steven; a step-daughter, Theresa Lizotte, and 3 children, Brenda, Mark and Scott McLaughlin. Funeral and burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28201, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southboro, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com).

MassWildlife Advisory


The American Chestnut Foundation and Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife invite interested conservationists to a planting of five (5) American Chestnut seedlings in Westborough as part of an on-going research effort to restore the American chestnut to the forests of the eastern United States.


When:                  Wednesday, June 15, 2011,  10 AM


Where:                Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

                                Field Headquarters

                                1 Rabbit Hill Road (off North Drive and Rte 135)

                                Westborough, MA  01581

                                (508) 389-6300


                                Note:  Rabbit Hill Road is located at the end of North Drive. 


Background:       Historically, the American chestnut was an important component of eastern forests providing food and habitat for wildlife as well as food and building materials for people.  A blight, accidentally imported from Asia, was found to be killing American chestnut trees in New York City in 1904.  By 1950 virtually all mature trees from central Maine to northern Georgia had been killed by the disease. Initial federal and state efforts to breed a hybrid chestnut tree with disease resistance were unsuccessful and discontinued in 1960.


In 1983 a group of plant breeders formed the American Chestnut Foundation and laid out a new breeding approach which had successfully worked to control diseases of grains.  The approach was to cross breed American chestnut with disease resistant Chinese chestnut.  The most disease resistant of the offspring were then bred back to other American chestnut and after a number of generations trees that are 15/16 American and 1/16 Chinese were produced.


Research chestnut orchards were established across Massachusetts including a 300-tree orchard at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Central District office in West Boylston, as well as orchards at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, and at Moore State Park in Paxton.  The composition of the various nuts planted was documented as was their growth and resistance to blight.  At the same time, work on chestnut genetics and complementary breeding efforts were underway at The American Chestnut Foundation’s Research facility in Virginia. 


Testing for blight resistance is important before widespread reintroduction of American chestnut to our forests can occur.  The five seedlings being planted on the Westborough Wildlife Management Area are part of the test and represent 28 years of work with the goal of returning the American chestnut tree to our Massachusetts and eastern United States forests.   For more information about this restoration effort, visit the American Chestnut Foundation website at: http://www.acf.org/  


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Governor Patrick has order the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half staff on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Corporal William J. Woitowicz who died in Afghanistan.


From Governor Patrick:

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, June 16, 2011, in honor of Corporal William J. Woitowicz of Middlesex, Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan on June 7, 2011.


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

MEIKLE, James M. 83, of Yarmouth, Maine, retired vice president of Commonwealth Gas Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, passed away at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick on June 8, 2011, surrounded by family and exceptionally caring nursing staff. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice May Hooton, his oldest daughter, Linda J., and his oldest sister, Margaret Birch. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy A. Carter, his three children and spouses: daughter, Nancy J. and husband, Steven Orlando of Westborough, MA; son, James D. and wife, Carole Stenger of Westborough; and son, David C. and wife, Carol Bibbo of Bokeelia, Florida. He was lovingly known as "Jimpa" to seven grandchildren: Mikayla O. Smith, Joel S. Orlando, James A., Kathryn E., and Denise N. Meikle, and Robert J. and Lisa M. Campbell. He also leaves his older sister, Janet Barr of East Greenwich, RI, and a niece and six nephews. His successful career in the public utility business spanned 34 years beginning in 1952 as manager of systems and procedures with New England Gas and Electric Company in Cambridge. He retired from the company then known as Commonwealth Gas in Southbough in 1984, as Vice President of Administrative Services. The company is now known as Nstar and is soon to merge with Northeast Utilities. Jim was passionate in his life pursuits and at the end felt enormous gratitude for the folks who helped him along the way and whose friendship he cherished. In 2009 he wrote his life story, "The Ride of My Life", for his family, and he enjoyed reflecting on the wholeness of his life including its bumps and bruises. He encouraged everybody he met to write their story. Jim was born January 21, 1928 in Arlington, Massachusetts, the son of James Meikle and Agnes "Nancy" Tait, both of Scottish descent. He was immensely proud of his Scottish heritage and was a fifty year life member of the Scots Charitable Society – the oldest charitable society in America. He regaled his grandchildren with stories of his early responsibilities as a newspaper boy folding and delivering hundreds of papers from his bicycle. When a teenager he worked part time at Harvard University's psycho-acoustic lab where sound research was taking place during WWII. He had an excellent work ethic and developed confidence and self reliance working with the professors. The lab evolved into Harvard's psychology department. Jim continued his part-time work while he attended Manter Hall Prep School, Cambridge and Suffolk University, Boston after serving in the U.S. Navy.He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of Business Administration in 1950. Jim loved sports and played on the Suffolk tennis and hockey teams. Jim volunteered to serve his country three times. First, during WWII while still in high school, he enlisted in the Massachusetts State Guard as an infantry private and received an honorable discharge. Secondly, after receiving his high school diploma in 1945, he enlisted at age 17 as a seaman in the Blue Jacket Guard U.S. Navy. He trained at Sampson Naval Air Station in central New York. Scarlet fever separated him from his original unit and after recovery he was sent to Jacksonville (Florida) Air Station where he guarded prisoners of war and played tennis on the U.S. Navy team. Lastly, during the Cold War, Massachusetts Governor Volpe appointed him administration chief of the gas industry civil defense. In a Framingham bunker he participated in simulated nuclear attacks on Boston. On October 12, 1950, in Arlington, he married his longtime sweetheart Alice May Hooton, daughter of David C. J. Hooton and Effie Goodwin. They moved to Bedford, Massachusetts where they began raising their four children. Sadly Alice died in 1963 of melanoma cancer. Jim’s proudest accomplishment was keeping his family together and maintaining his career while a widower. In 1966 he met Nancy A. Carter, daughter of Don Carter and Mary Smiley of Minneapolis, MN, while skating at the Boston Skating Club. Nancy and Jim were married August 19, 1966 in Westborough and lived there for sixteen years. In 1972, looking ahead to retirement, Nancy and Jim bought a piece of property on Cundys Point in Harpswell and built a portion of their retirement home. Mr. Meikle worked for the New England Gas and Electric Company in Cambridge. Jim worked in all system companies in MA, NH, and ME. He founded the first computer group and served as manager of system and methods for all companies. In 1966 he became assistant Treasurer of Worcester Gas Light Co. Later he managed the former Dedham and Hyde Park Gas Co. While serving as manager of Cambridge Gas Light Company Jim was awarded a commendation for bravery after saving several employees’ lives. He merged those companies into Commonwealth Gas Co. with new headquarters in Southborough. Jim was charged with planning and implementing all the communication systems for the new building. He was active in trade associations, serving as a founder of the Electric Council of New England and chairman and secretary of the customer activities group. He presented and authored many articles on uses of computers for both the gas and electric industry. He was an active member of the New England Gas Association. In 1984 Jim retired as Vice President of Administrative Services for Commonwealth Gas after 34 years with the company. Desirous of "going to something", Jim became general contractor for the completion of the Cundys Point house, while still claiming Massachusetts as home. In 1982, after the children had left the nest, Nancy and Jim moved to an apartment on the Charles River in Cambridge and enjoyed city living including boating on the Charles River. Then after 20 years of anticipation, in 1992, they moved to their retirement home, lovingly called "Lucky Ledge". Jim did more boating and further pursued his continuous love of flower gardening. He and Nancy shared Lucky Ledge with friends but nothing gave Jim more pleasure than entertaining his children and grandchildren with their friends while introducing them to the pleasures of nature and especially the ocean. Jim was active in every community he lived in. While in Bedford, he was involved in the Santa Claus project and served as its chairman. He computerized the giving and delivering of three thousand gifts to the children of the town. He was elected to the Republican Town Committee and chaired the first office machine committee of that growing town. He was also director of the Bedford Lions Club and member of the Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge. In Westborough, Mr. Meikle was a founding member of the town’s Rotary International, and later a member of the Dedham and Cambridge Rotary clubs. When he came to Maine he joined the Brunswick Rotary where he was a Paul Harris fellow and member for many years. He was committed to Rotary’s four way test: Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to all concerned? Will it build Good Will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? He also served on the Westborough Junior High Building Committee, the Town Parks and Recreation Committee, and co-chaired with Nancy the Concerned Citizens Committee to save the country club and golf course. Jim chaired the United Way of Worcester, and the Hyde Park, Boston Community Appeal Fund drive. While working in Cambridge, Mr. Meikle was president of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and board member of the former Reliance Cooperative Bank. In Southborough, he was vice president of the Boy Scouts of America, Algonquin Council. Jim was a director of the National Head Injury Association founded in Framingham, Massachusetts, and he and Nancy were some of the earliest members of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He was a strong advocate for his brain injured daughter, Linda, after her serious automobile accident in 1969. In Maine, Mr. Meikle served as a director of Shoreline Mental Health, Brunswick. Nancy and Jim enjoyed the Cundys Harbor and Harpswell community until 2005 when they sold "Lucky Ledge" and moved to Yarmouth. In addition to the Brunswick Rotary, Jim was a proud member of the Casco Bay Navy League and a charter member of John Leo Murray Jr. American Legion Post 171 of Harpswell. Mr. Meikle served one year as a Republican convention delegate in Maine. In his younger years Jim vigorously played tennis and hockey; he frequently took his family skiing and he and Nancy enjoyed boating in Casco Bay. Since his retirement in 1984, he and Nancy actively pursued their mutual interest in genealogy. They traveled to Scotland twice to learn more about Jim’s Scottish genealogy. Nancy’s pioneer heritage took them to Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and New York. They both enjoyed learning more about Alice Hooton’s colonial ancestors who participated in the founding of Boston’s Old North Church and the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Several years ago Jim donated his research on the Hootons, Meikles, and Carters to the Manuscript Collection of the New England Historic Genealogical Society on Newbury Street, Boston, where he and Nancy are charter members of the Benjamin Franklin Society. Above all, Jim loved his family and his heritage, his country and the freedoms we Americans are blessed with. He once said, "Someone has to look out for the majority". And that he did--with passion and courage. He will be sorely missed. Calling hours will be at Brackett’s Funeral Home, BRUNSWICK, Friday, June 17 between 4-7 p.m. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. at First Parish, Brunswick. Burial will be private at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, MA. Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to: Mid Coast Hospital, (in benefit of the nursing staff), P.O. Box 279, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or to: New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), (to benefit the Manuscript Collection, 101 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116-3007.


Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Small Animal Handling Class

June 13, 2011 - Amy Breton from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's SMART (State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team) gave residents and CERT/MRC members lessons in handling pets and small animals.


Garden Guardian

June 13, 2011 - The community garden plots are beginning to show a lot of growth.

Meet Our Advertisers


I am originally from Montreal, Canada, and love to share my heritage with kids and adults.  Many studies show that learning a second language is very beneficial to the brain development of young children – in particular, children are able to pick up additional languages quickly through regular exposure.  In addition, it is a lot of fun to be able to converse in another language, especially when visiting another country. 

I often teach French for the after-school program at Finn, Woodward and Neary.  In addition, I offer classes from 54 Central Street in Southborough. My philosophy is to make the learning process a lot of fun by incorporating music, artwork and educational play to all the sessions.  The classes are offered to kids of age 2.9 (potty-trained) and up.  I also offer classes to adults as well as individual private lessons.

Look at my website: www.Bonjourabc.com for class information and schedules, registration forms, information on learning a second language and more.  Please note, it will soon be time to register for the Fall session starting in September.  I’m also going to have a camp on the week of August 22nd, stay tune for more details on the website.

I look forward to being your kids’ French teacher for many years to come.  Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions.


A Bientôt!!!


Anne-Marie Larche  


Westborough State Hospital Reuse Commission Holds


Public Meeting in Westborough


The Westborough State Hospital Planning Commission will hold a Public Meeting in June to discuss the recent public hearing and to hear from different agencies about the property.


Thursday June 16, 2011, 7:00 p.m. 

Westborough High School, Auditorium

90 West Main Street

Westborough, Massachusetts


Minutes from the previous meeting in March can be found on the Westborough town website.



  • Recap of major issues/comments expressed at March 29 public meeting
  • Commission’s change in focus
  • Presentation by Massachusetts Historical Commission

o   Significance of property on National/State Registers of Historic Places

  • Presentation by Department of Youth Services
    •  Continued presence on the Campus
  • Open Q&A
  • Next steps:
    • Special Commission meets in working sessions to review and discuss community comments, consultant reports (target date July 2011)
    • Commission formulates draft report (target date October 2011)
    • Public meeting - review report (target date November 2011)



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


Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Monday   June 13, 2011 @ 7: 30 PM

 Town House  Building - McAuliffe  Hearing Room - 2nd FLoor

Public Meeting


7:30 p.m.


9 and 11 Oak Hill Road –  Woodland Meadows  -  Robert Heavey

 Discuss the final draft decision of the 40B Comprehensive Permit  for Woodland Meadows .


Sitting Board: Sam R. Stivers, Regina McAuliffe, Lee Bartolini, Matt Hurley

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Sr Panthers took a doubleheader from the Milford Woodies 11 – 6
and 12 – 4. The Milford Woodies managed by Mel Gross have gone back
to the bygone era of wood bats. Mgr Scerra says it was fun to play
with wooden bats, which puts the defense back into the game, for a
change of pace from the composite world.

Marlboro’s offense was led by Steve Goldstein who went 7 for 8 and
Jim Raymond 5 for 6

Team Records are the Sr. Panthers 3 and 5 and the Jr. Panthers are 6
and 2.

Congratulations T-Hawks

June 12, 2011 - The team one in overtime 10 - 9  with a winning shot from Davis Kraft who scored four of the games goals.

Boys LAX will play Tue night  @ 7, against Longmeadow at Foley Stadium.

Senior Center Activities

13 Monday 14Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 Thursday 17 Friday 18 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30 walking group
8:30 Mohegan sun bus trip 9:30 Mah Jongg
10:00 Canasta
open 9:00 AM Noon


9:30 Tai Chi 8:30 am Health clinic 10:00 Bocce
9:30 A matter of Balance 10:00 Bocce 9:00 Yoga 10:00 beginner poker 10 beginner bocce
9:30 Pool 10:00 beginner tai chi 11:0 AM Alices Gift Shop
9:30 Cribbage 12 Ping Pong 10 AM Creative Writers  
12:00 blue plate special
1:00 Beginners Pool 12 Pitch   12:00 PM Bridge
  2:00 Fitness 12 PM Pitch
2:00 Fitness 1:00 water aerobics



Click here for the Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

Sunday  12 Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Saturday 18
  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Jun 18   2:00 PM  


Contact: Naomi     nmagnoni@southboroughma.com

Come watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2 hours 33 minutes. (Rated PG-13)

Popcorn and movie license are provided by the Friends of the Southborough Library!

Location: Meeting Room across from the Children's Room


Friends of the Library Book Sale a Huge Success – Thank you!

Our thanks to the  Friends of the Library who worked tirelessly to set up, execute, and break down the June Book Sale – despite the sprinkling rain today, June 11. Thanks, too, to everyone who donated items for this sale and those who came to buy! People of all ages found books of interest, some audiobooks and more.  Proceeds from the Friends’ Book Sales benefit library services and programs for children, teens and adults, and help to pay for the museum pass program, much loved by the Southborough community. Thank you, Southborough!


Southborough meetings

June 13,  to June 17, 2010

Meeting Date Time Place
Metrowest Regional Transport Authority - Agenda June 13 4:30 PM 37 Waverly Street, Framingham
Public Works Planning Board - Agenda June 13 6:00 PM Calvin Mauro Conference Room, DPW Building, 147 Cordaville Road
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda June 13 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda June 14 5:45 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Selectmen - Agenda June 14 5:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Assessors - Agenda June 15 8:30 am McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Council on Aging - Agenda June 15 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Northborough/Southborough, Northborouogh, Southborough, and Superintendency Union #3 School Committees - Agenda June 15 6:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Agenda June15 7:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Southborough Housing Authority - Agenda June 15 6:30 PM Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Road
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda June 15 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Conservation Commission - Agenda June 16 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Southborough CERT/MRC assists with Western Massachusetts Disaster Recovery


The Southborough Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)/ Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) have been heavily engaged in the recovery phase of the Tornado disaster that affected the Western part of the State on June 1, 2011.  The storm not only caused extensive damage to the area it also displaced hundreds of families and individuals, nearly 300 of whom are still temporarily taking up residence in emergency shelters.


Since the storm, several members of the Southborough CERT/MRC have been working rotating schedules at the West Springfield shelter located on the Big 'E' fairgrounds. These members are working on a volunteer basis in various roles, including that of shelter manager.  The shelter manager is responsible for overseeing the full operation of the shelter and managing shelter support personnel.


The members are being activated through the Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8) desk (Public Health and Medical Services) located within the State Emergency Operations Center at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Framingham.


These members are seeing first hand the sadness and logistical challenges that follow a disaster of this magnitude.  The experience they are gaining is indescribable and will greatly enhance Southborough’s response to a disaster and sheltering operation of this magnitude should an event strike here, as it did during the 1953 Tornado in which 3 people were killed in the Fayville section of Southborough.


The members of the CERT/MRC have completed numerous trainings provided by the Southborough, Massachusetts and Federal Emergency Management Agencies, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the American Red Cross to name a few. Red Cross training has included; Shelter Operations and Management, Post Disaster Damage Assessment and Post Disaster Mental Health Awareness.  They are also, extensively trained in the National Incident Management System.


The Southborough CERT/MRC is constructed fully of citizen volunteers who reside within and around Southborough and are dedicated to helping the community during emergencies and disasters.  The CERT is comprised of individuals who possess a wide range of skill sets, anything from truck drivers to software engineers.  The MRC membership is focused on the medical aspects of a disaster and is comprised of Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses and Doctors.


The CERT is overseen by the Southborough Emergency Management Agency, while the MRC is parented by the Southborough Board of Health.  The CERT and MRC in Southborough were merged several years ago to create a joint unified team which supplements each other towards meeting various mission goals.


If you are interested in additional information or becoming a member of the Southborough CERT/MRC, please visit www.southboroughcertmrc.org.


What is that bit of orange that flutters past, or the bright yellow and black insect that flits among your flowers? Learn about the royalty of butterflies - monarchs, tawny emperors, and viceroys - as well as swallowtails, skippers, painted ladies, frittilaries, and many other butterflies!

Monarch Butterfly



 Join us for a butterfly walk with husband & wife team  

Steve Moore & Barbara Volkle   

Saturday June18, 2011

at 9:30 AM  


  Bring your walking shoes and binoculars!

   Meet at the corner of Main St. and Northboro Road.

Stephen Moore, president of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club, and his wife Barbara, have spent over thirty years on explorations to track not only all the butterflies but also bird species in North America. Ten years ago they joined the Massachusetts Butterfly Club (MBC), and are now concentrating on the 720 species of butterflies in North America. To date, Moore has spotted 500 different species of butterflies. The members of the MBC are happy to share their enthusiasm and knowledge about butterflies. Through their walks and talks, they promote the preservation of meadows and butterfly gardens, habitats that provide butterflies with the plants they need for home and food. For more information about the Massachusetts Butterfly club, visit www.massbutterflies.org



Post Office Box 345 Southborough, MA 01772              

June 12, 2011 - The Belted Galloways were using the fallen tree as a back and neck scratcher Saturday.



Location Time
Monday, June 13, 2011

(2 offerings)

Southborough Fire Department

21 Main Street

Southborough, MA 01772

3:00pm to 5:00pm


6:00pm to 8:00pm

Walk ins accepted

FEE: None

PURPOSE: This combination course will discuss the basics of safe small animal handling, basic behavior, how to better "read" animals, the basics regarding pet emergencies and how to recognize if something is wrong. This class will primarily focus on the dog and cat species. Basic first aid for domestic pets will be discussed including CPR and bandaging. Dogs will be on hand for visual demonstration and class members will be able to practice techniques at the end of the class. A must for anyone desiring to work with pets during times of disaster. Participants will leave with a better understanding of animal handling and behavior and how to better protect themselves. EMT credits are available upon completion of this class.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Emergency responders and personnel involved with care/handling of animals.

REGISTRATION: To enroll you must access MEMA’s Training Registration System (TRS), which can be found at www.mass.gov/mema The TRS menu bar is located on the right side of the screen. You may also access TRS using the following link: https://training.mema.state.ma.us/Mema/mmFrontPage.do 

Please make sure the information in your "Personal Profile" is correct, especially your email address. You should receive a confirmation when you have successfully registered for this class.

If you need any assistance with the registration process, please call Judy Sartori, MEMA Training Department Registrar at (508) 820-2028 or via email to: MEMA.Training@state.ma.us  


Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

June 12, 2011 - The ARHS girls Lacrosse team had an excellent year but fell to Central MA repeat champions Westborough yesterday with a score of 12 to 8.

Assabet Valley

June 12, 2011 - Assabet girls softball Central Mass Division 3 final yesterday; Assabet was the #1 seed playing Quaboag (seeded #11) Unfortunately Assabet fell 9-1.