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August 21, 2011 - August 27, 2011

All Modes of Service -
 
 All MBTA services will be suspended all day Sunday, August 28th due to Hurricane Irene. Service is expected to resume Monday, August 29th. For full details and updates please click here:
http://bit.ly/nxdT1i 8/27/2011 7:57 PM
Heavy Rains

August 27, 2011 - So far Southville has received 2.25" of rain this afternoon and evening.

The Massachusetts Government and  Emergency Management Agency have a page of info for the hurricane.

Click here

August 27, 2011 - The Rains have started.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Town of Southborough websites

 

 

Emergency Shelter Information
Saturday, August 25th, 6:00 pm until no longer needed.
Woodward Memorial School
28 Cordaville Road

HURRICANE IRENE Preparedness:
Verizon Contact Information and Customer Checklist

1-800-VERIZON             

Do you have a septic system that operates with a pump ejector system?
Important information from the Board of Health

 

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Southborough Summer Nights has been cancelled for Sunday & Monday

Red Cross Babysitting Class scheduled for this coming Monday has been cancelled
Make up date TBA

 

Calm Before the Storm

August 27, 2011 - The Sudbury Reservoir at sunset last night.  This afternoon the fire department has already responded to a pole fire, transformer blown fuse, rollover at the Westborough town line and several other calls and the storm is still off the North Carolina/Virginia coastline.

 

August 27, 2011 - Members of the Southborough CERT and MRC (Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corp met last night to get up to speed on the Town of Southborough's response to the hurricane emergency.

Local State of Emergency issued for Southborough by Board of Selectmen effective until lifted

 

Shelter opens at 6pm at Woodward School - Call 2-1-1 (ask for Southborough) or go to Mass211.org for Shelter information BEFORE coming to shelter

 

Southborough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be partially activated at 4pm today and full activated at 8am tomorrow.  (place don't give address or location)

 

Continuous updates to be posted on Verizon Ch. 37, Charter Ch. 12, Mass 2-1-1 & Mass211.org.  And your websites.

Please scroll down for previous news about more information on how to prepare for Hurricane Irene

 

 

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Wegman's Talk

August 27, 2011 - An overflow crowd showed up to listen to Kevin Russell, General Manager of Wegmans, an innovative and unique grocer coming to the area this fall.  The store is located at Southborough Developer's Kevin Giblins 9/20 project.  The store is scheduled to open this fall along with a new BJ's, Golf Center, PetSmart and more.

 

There is a small black cat wandering around the area around 79 and 85 Middle Road.
It is friendly but has no collar.

Found

 A Happy Ending

 

Warnings and Watches

Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD WARNING
MAC017-021-025-027-272215-
/O.NEW.KBOX.FF.W.0009.110827T1915Z-110827T2215Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
315 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  SOUTHEASTERN WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MILFORD...
  WESTERN NORFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...FRANKLIN...BROOKLINE...
  SUFFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BOSTON...
  SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WALTHAM...SOMERVILLE...NEWTON...
  FRAMINGHAM...CAMBRIDGE...

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 307 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  FLASH FLOODING FROM RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE IRENE OVER THE
  WARNED AREA. RAINFALL RATES OVER 2 INCHES AN HOUR HAVE BEEN
  REPORTED BY AUTOMATED RAIN GAGES AND RADAR ESTIMATES WITH HEAVIER
  BANDS OF RAIN.

FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREAS IS OCCURRING OR
IMMINENT. THOSE NEAR STREAMS AND CREEKS...OR IN AREAS PRONE TO
FLOODING SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. AVOID FLOODED
ROADS. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP TO ALLOW VEHICLES TO CROSS SAFELY...
OR THE ROADWAY MAY BE UNDERMINED. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN!

Tropical Storm Warning

HURRICANE IRENE LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1255 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2011

...HURRICANE IRENE WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...

.NEW INFORMATION...
UPDATED WINDS SECTIONS...AS WELL AS LATEST STORM INFORMATION.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA...SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA...BARNSTABLE MA...
DUKES MA...NANTUCKET MA...SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI...EASTERN KENT
RI...BRISTOL RI...WASHINGTON RI...NEWPORT RI AND BLOCK ISLAND RI.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR
PORTIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
HARTFORD CT...TOLLAND CT...WINDHAM CT...WESTERN FRANKLIN MA...
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA...NORTHERN WORCESTER MA...CENTRAL MIDDLESEX
MA...WESTERN ESSEX MA...EASTERN ESSEX MA...WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA...
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA...EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA...EASTERN HAMPDEN MA...
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA...WESTERN NORFOLK MA...SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX
MA...SUFFOLK MA...EASTERN NORFOLK MA...NORTHERN BRISTOL MA...
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA...EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA...NORTHERN MIDDLESEX
MA...CHESHIRE NH...EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH...WESTERN AND CENTRAL
HILLSBOROUGH NH...NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI AND WESTERN KENT RI.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING CONTINUES FOR
PORTIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND.

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE IN
EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 12 PM EDT...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 35.2N...LONGITUDE 76.4W. THIS WAS ABOUT 520 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PROVIDENCE RI...OR ABOUT 510 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HARTFORD CT. STORM MOTION WAS NNE OR
15 DEGREES AT 15 MPH. STORM INTENSITY WAS 85 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
HURRICANE IRENE CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHEAST AND WILL AFFECT
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY. BASED ON THE
CURRENT FORECAST TRACK...PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND SHOULD
PREPARE FOR A PERIOD OF STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL
AND THE LIKELIHOOD FOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE SOUTH COAST.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITH HURRICANE FORCE WIND GUSTS ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
HURRICANE FORCE GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE FREQUENT ALONG THE
SOUTH COAST OF RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS. THESE
WIND SPEEDS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE WITH DOWNED
TREES AND POWER OUTAGES.

THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A WIDESPREAD 5 TO 10 INCHES OF
RAINFALL ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...WITH THE HIGHEST
AMOUNTS ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE BERKSHIRES. FARTHER
EAST...A WIDESPREAD RAINFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES IS EXPECTED.
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE. A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR MOST OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SEE THE LATEST FORECAST
FOR MORE INFORMATION. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS FOR YOUR
LOCATION...AND BE READY TO ACT IF FLOODING RAINS OCCUR.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR THOSE UNDER A WARNING...NOW IS THE TIME TO RUSH TO COMPLETION
PREPARATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. EVACUATE IF
DIRECTED TO DO SO BY LOCAL OFFICIALS...OR IF YOUR HOME IS
VULNERABLE TO HIGH WINDS OR FLOODING.

FOR INTERESTS AT PORTS...DOCKS...AND MARINAS...URGENTLY COMPLETE
PRESCRIBED PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
PLAN FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES. IF YOU LIVE ON A BOAT...MAKE FINAL
PREPARATIONS FOR SECURING YOUR CRAFT BEFORE LEAVING IT. BE SURE
TO ACCOUNT FOR THE POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF BRIDGES AND CAUSEWAYS.

REGARDING ANY COASTAL WATERS UNDER A WARNING...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT AND WELL SECURED.

FOR ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY AND PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...
PLEASE REFER TO THE DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS RELATIVE TO YOUR
LOCATION AS FURTHER DESCRIBED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

Flood Advisory

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
222 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2011

MAC009-017-021-025-027-280015-
/O.NEW.KBOX.FA.Y.0080.110827T1822Z-110828T0015Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MIDDLESEX MA-WORCESTER MA-NORFOLK MA-ESSEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
222 PM EDT SAT AUG 27 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
  DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
  SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WORCESTER...MILFORD...
  ESSEX COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...NEWBURYPORT...LYNN...LAWRENCE...
  GLOUCESTER...BEVERLY...
  NORFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WEYMOUTH...QUINCY...FRANKLIN...
  BROOKLINE...
  SUFFOLK COUNTY IN EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF BOSTON...
  MIDDLESEX COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...WALTHAM...SOMERVILLE...NEWTON...
  FRAMINGHAM...CAMBRIDGE...

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 219 PM EDT...BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
  IRENE WERE PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR
  DERIVED FROM DOPPLER RADAR. ALTHOUGH THE BANDS ARE PROGRESSIVELY
  MOVING THROUGH THE AREA...ADDITIONAL RAINS FURTHER SOUTH COMBINED
  WITH SATURATED GROUND WILL RESULT IN FLOODING OF URBAN AND
  POOR DRAINAGE AREAS...AS WELL AS LOCAL SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED OR PONDING
OF WATER IN URBAN OR OTHER AREAS IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

St Matthew's Golf Tournament

Monday August 29

We will be holding our 9th Annual Golf Outing to benefit the St. Matthew, Mary Aikens, Murphy Family Scholarship.  If anyone has a last minute donation for our raffle or silent auction please contact Father Flynn at 508-485-2285.  Thank you.

From the Southborough Recreation

Fall/Winter Programs
will be on
website by
August 31, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties.    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties.
Governors Declaration of Emergency As of 12:35 PM on Friday, August 26, 2011 Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency for approaching Hurricane Irene.

GOVERNOR PATRICK DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
Hurricane Irene Presents Challenges of Damaging Winds, Flooding Rains and Storm Surge
FRAMINGHAM, MA – August 26, 2011, 12:25 p.m.-Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of
Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in response to approaching Hurricane Irene.
The declaration of a State of Emergency will enable the Governor to take the appropriate steps to
mobilize many of the Commonwealth’s assets, such as the National Guard, and conduct other emergency
business to assist local communities in their response to and recovery from the many impacts of this
potentially devastating storm.
In addition, Governor Patrick has requested a Pre-Landfall Emergency Declaration from President
Obama. This declaration would expedite federal assistance to the Commonwealth to prepare for and
recover from the impact of Hurricane Irene.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for
coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to
all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to
the citizenry; and assist individuals, famlies, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for,
and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information
about MEMA go to www.mass.gov/mema

 

Southborough is expecting to feel effects of Hurricane Irene with potential heavy rain and strong winds.

We recommend that if you are planning to leave the area, do so prior to noon on Saturday.

If you plan to stay, please be sheltered and prepared by no later than by noon on Saturday.

People living in low lying areas normally prone to flooding should strongly consider relocating.

After the storm passes, be aware of dangerous conditions and other hazards. Please refrain from travel to let public safety and works personnel conduct assessment and storm clean-up.

Please phone 2-1-1 and ask for Southborough, for updated information.

Southborough Fire Chief Mauro

 

If you did not receive the reverse 911 call that went out here it is:

Southborough is expecting to feel effects of Hurricane Irene with potential heavy rain and strong winds.

We recommend that if you are planning to leave the area, do so prior to noon on Saturday.

If you plan to stay, please be sheltered and prepared by no later than by noon on Saturday.

People living in low lying areas normally prone to flooding should strongly consider relocating.

After the storm passes, be aware of dangerous conditions and other hazards.  Please refrain from travel to let public safety and works personnel conduct assessment and storm clean-up.

Please phone 2-1-1 and ask for Southborough, for updated information.

 

Flood Watch Remains in effect from Saturday evening through Late Sunday night,
 The flood watch continues for
 Portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island, Including The Following areas, In Northern Connecticut, Hartford Ct, Tolland Ct And windham ct. In Massachusetts, Central Middlesex Ma, Eastern essex ma, Eastern Franklin Ma, Eastern Hampden Ma, Eastern hampshire ma, Eastern Norfolk Ma, Eastern Plymouth Ma, northern bristol ma, Northern Middlesex Ma, Northern worcester ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Southern Bristol Ma, southern plymouth ma, Southern Worcester Ma, Suffolk Ma, western essex ma, Western Franklin Ma, Western Hampden Ma, western hampshire ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western plymouth ma. In southern New Hampshire, Cheshire Nh, Eastern hillsborough nh and western and central hillsborough nh. In Rhode Island, Bristol Ri, Eastern Kent Ri, Newport Ri, northwest providence ri, Southeast Providence Ri, Washington ri and western kent ri.
 From Saturday evening through late Sunday night
 Hurricane irene will bring the potential for 5 to 10 inches of rain with locally higher amounts possible to the west of the track. While the exact track remains uncertain, It Appears that interior southern new england stands the highest probability of experiencing moderate to major flooding. However, If The Track ends up shifting further east it would put the boston to providence corridor in the significant flood potential.
 The potential for moderate to major urban and river flooding exits across the region. The highest probability currently exits across interior southern new england.
 Precautionary/preparedness actions,
 A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
 You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Due to impending Tropical Storm/ Hurricane Advisories for this upcoming weekend, please see the following information on scheduled activities for the agricultural fairs being held in Massachusetts this weekend.

 

Worcester County 4-H Fair: Closed on Sunday, August 28th and will close Saturday evening at approximately 7 PM.    At the close of Fair - Exhibit hall reopened for exhibitors only. No Exhibits or livestock may be removed from the fairgrounds until after the auction and awards are completed.  The oh so popular Chicken BBQ will now be held as part of Camp Marshall's Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 15th at 12 noon. Tickets will be on sale on Saturday during the Fair.  As always, admission and parking is free and Saturday should be a great day to come and see the 4-H Fair!  For an updated/ revised schedule, go to www.worcestercounty4-h.org

 

Middlesex County 4-H Fair: Closed on Sunday, August 28 and .  At this time the schedule of events for Friday and Saturday has not been significantly changed.  However, the fair will be closing at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening.  Some of the livestock judging and horse and dog show classes that were previously scheduled for Sunday will be completed as time allows during Friday and Saturday.  For a complete program list and an updated horse show class list, please visit our website at www.4hmiddlesexfair.org.  Our office can be contacted at 978-256-4623.  Please be advised that the schedule of events may be changed as further weather updates are received.

 

Marshfield Fair:  Anticipate to be closed on Sunday.  Saturday's  activities to commence as scheduled.  However,  Fair officials will be keeping  a close  eye on weather conditions.   Please check for regular updates on Fair website: www.Mashfieldfair.org.

 

South Middlebor Grange Fair:  At the time of posting this message, Saturday's activities to commence as scheduled.

 

Ware Grange Fair: At the time of posting this message, Saturday's activities to commence as scheduled.

 

Eastern States Exposition (ESE): – ESE has made the decision to close its facility at 11 p.m. EDT, Saturday, August 27, 2011. In the best interest of exhibitors and attendees, the Great Barrington Kennel Club Dog Show, scheduled for Sunday, August 28, has been cancelled. No other events are scheduled and Storrowton Tavern will not be open. There will be no access to ESE grounds. We have every expectation that we will re-open for business on Monday morning. thebige.com

Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Insurance and Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Encourage Preparedness in Advance of Hurricane Irene

BOSTON – Thursday, August 25, 2011 – With the potential impact of Hurricane Irene on portions of Massachusetts late this weekend, the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Insurance and Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation are encouraging homeowners to take proactive steps to protect their property from flood and wind damage.

Forecasters are currently predicting the effects of Hurricane Irene could impact a significant portion of Massachusetts, bringing heavy rain and severe wind. Coastal areas could see hurricane-force winds and a storm surge, and much of the state could see heavy rain, up to six inches or more.

“Even a glancing blow from a storm of this nature can create serious damage to a home, especially a coastal property that may be exposed to strong winds,” said Barbara Anthony, the Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. “Homeowners need to be prepared and take steps that can reduce some of the potential impacts of this storm. A little extra work now can go a long way.”

Homeowners are encouraged to review their policies and make sure they know what is covered. Generally, flood damage caused “from above,” like heavy rain, is likely covered by homeowner’s insurance. However, flood damage “from below,” like through basement walls or sewer backups, are not. Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program. Homeowners’ and personal property insurance covers damage associated with wind, like falling tree limbs.

In some areas of the state, like Cape Cod, many insurers include wind deductibles as part of a policy. Most carriers apply the deductible as a percentage to the dwelling limit on the policy, ranging from 1 to 5 percent. For example, a deductible of three percent and a $200,000 dwelling limit means the homeowner pays all covered wind-related losses up to $6,000 before the insurance company pays for any losses.

 To prepare for this storm or other high-rain or -wind storms, the Division of Insurance and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation suggest the following tips.

For flood preparation:

  • Raise or anchor equipment below base flood elevation;

  • Install or maintain a sump pump;

  • Place sandbags at doors or windows that are on ground level;

  • Learn the emergency flood plan for the area;

  • Prepare an emergency kit including a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food, first-aid kit, battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries.

For high-wind preparation:

  • Trim dead wood and weak or overhanging branches from all trees;

  • Check and secure anchoring for covered porches;

  • Reinforce garage doors so that they are able to withstand high winds;

  • Install tie-downs for sheds, fuel tanks, television antennas and dishes, and woodpiles;

  • Install hurricane shutters or ¾-inch thick outdoor plywood to each window, along with shatterproof glass;

  • Install head and foot bolts to doors;

  • Reinforce your roof. Install hurricane straps or clips to help keep your roof attached to the walls.

After the storm:

  • Be safe. Do not try to re-enter your home or attempt repairs until it is safe to do so;

  • Keep children and pets away from down or low-hanging power lines;

  • Contact your insurance company as soon as possible;

  • Do not make permanent repairs until the adjuster has inspected the property - but do take action to prevent further damage, like covering holes in the roof or removing water;

  • Take pictures of any storm related damage to your property or belongings, particularly if you must throw away items of value that are bacteria-laden;

  • Keep a record of all your receipts, and document any time you spent securing your property, and your conversations with the insurance company.

Consumers with insurance concerns should contact the Division of Insurance at (888) 563-4467 or (617) 521-7794. For more information on disaster preparedness and planning visit the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation website. The Division of Insurance is an agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Follow the Office at www.mass.gov/consumer, its Consumer Connections Blog and at its Twitter feed, @Mass_Consumer

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 8/16/11

 

06:49 EMS CALL, WELLS LN 

    A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF WILLS

 

09:05 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT SOUTHVILLE RD  

    E22  LT DANO         LT SADOWSKI

    E23  FF ROACH        FF NEAL

 

09:45 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE SOUTHWOOD DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:30 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL WILLOW ST 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

11:30 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR SOUTHWOOD DR 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT NICHOLS ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE SCHIPPER FARM LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:27 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT HARVEST LN 

    E22  LT DANO         LT SADOWSKI

    E23  FF ROACH        FF NEAL

 

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BREAKNECK HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE DEERFOOT RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

20:50 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF NEAL

    C30  LT DANO

 

Wednesday 8/17/11

 

09:15 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL OAK HILL RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    E23  FF ROACH        FF AMENDOLA

 

09:42 EMS CALL MAPLE ST 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

10:53 EMS CALL MIDDLE RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE HICKORY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:45 26F REINSPECTION DEERFOOT RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE SOUTHVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 26F REINSPECTION SOUTHWOOD DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO      FF ROACH

 

15:24 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

15:28 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A29  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    C30  CAPT MAURO

 

16:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE UPLAND RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:02 EMS CALL EASTBROOK FARM LN 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

17:40 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    E23  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

Thursday 8/18/11

 

08:38 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF ASPESI

    C30  FF ALESSI

 

09:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT DEVINE LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BOSWELL LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BEECHWOOD LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:09 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF ALESSI

    C30  FF ASPESI

 

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE HIGHLAND ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:50 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and ROUTE 495

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF ALESSI

    C30  FF ASPESI

    E23  FF FRANKS

 

16:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MIDDLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

Friday 8/19/11

 

04:31 HAZARDOUS CONDITION MIDDLE RD 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF KANE

 

07:50 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

09:43 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO KENNEDY LN 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF FRANKS

    E23  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

 

10:44 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CRYSTAL POND RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

12:58 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST 

    C1   CHIEF MAURO     FF ASPESI

 

18:54 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

19:40 EMS CALL KILLAM FARM LN 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

20:54 EMS CALL HILLSIDE AV 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

    C30  FF RICE

 

Saturday 8/20/11

 

01:00 EMS CALL CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

 

11:58 EMS CALL PINE HILL RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

Sunday 8/21/11

 

03:59 EMS CALL GLEN CT 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

07:00 HAZARDOUS CONDITION WALKER ST 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

12:17 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO LIBERTY DR 

    E22  FF GOODSPEED    FF SHANAHAN

    E23  FF WILLS        FF MARTINS

 

Monday 8/22/11

 

07:30 SCHOOL INSPECTIONS MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

16:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

There is a small black cat wandering around the area around 79 and 85 Middle Road.
 It is friendly but has no collar.
 
 If someone recognizes it have them e-mail me at
mfcsoc@verizon.net
 or call 508-481-1890.
Dear Friend,

This weekend, as we prepare in Massachusetts and all along the East Coast for Hurricane Irene to hit land, there are some excellent resources to ensure you are ready for whatever comes our way.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth; more information is available at Mass.gov.

Be sure to print this article and information from the following resources, in the event you cannot access it after the storm.

 

WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE STORM:

Track the Storm: Track Hurricane Irene on NOAA's website, or follow them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov) or Twitter (@usnoaagov) to get updates.

Hurricane Checklist: Review the American Red Cross' Hurricane Safety Checklist to prepare for the next several days.

Create an Emergency Kit:  Use this Ready.gov checklist to ensure you have all of the needed supplies at hand.

Stay informed: Keep up-to-date with local authorities by listening to your local broadcast media, or by visiting Mass.gov and Ready.gov

Mobile FEMA: FEMA's Mobile site is an excellent way to stay up-to-date if you are away from home or unable to connect to the internet through your computer.

Be prepared for power outages during and after the storm:

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has the following tips for dealing with a possible power outage:

  • Check flashlights and portable radios to ensure that they are working, and you have extra batteries on hand.  A radio is an important source of critical weather and emergency information during a storm.
  • If your water supply could be affected by a power outage (a well-water pump system), fill your bathtub and spare containers with water.  Water in the bathtub should be used for sanitation purposes only, not as drinking water.  Pouring a pail of water from the tub directly into the bowl can flush a toilet.
  • Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings (remember to reset them back to normal once power is restored).  During an outage, do not open the refrigerator or freezer door unnecessarily.  Food can stay cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours, and in a well-packed freezer for 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-packed).
  • If you have medication that requires refrigeration, check with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using a generator.  Always use outdoors, away from windows and doors. Carbon Monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly accumulate indoors. Never try to power your house by plugging the generator directly into household wiring, a practice known as “backfeeding.” This is extremely dangerous and presents an electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same utility transformer. It also bypasses some of the built-in household circuit protection devices.
  • In order to protect against possible voltage irregularities that can occur when power is restored, you should unplug all sensitive electronic equipment, including TVs, computers, stereo, DVR, VCR, microwave oven, cordless telephone, answering machine and garage door opener. (Review the process for manually operating your electric garage door.)
  • Be extra cautious when you go outside to inspect for damage after a storm.  Downed or hanging electrical wires can be hidden by trees or debris, and could be live.  Never attempt to touch or move downed lines, and keep children and pets away from them.  Do not touch anything power lines are touching, such as tree branches or fences.  Always assume a downed line is a live line.  Call your utility company to report any outage-related problem.

 

Be safe this weekend, and if you have neighbors who may need help getting prepared, please take a few minutes to check on them or help them with their efforts as well.

 

Sincerely,

http://mcgovern.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm?mailaction=clickthru&gpiv=2100076967.66520.252&gen=1&mailing_linkid=2867

Congressman Jim McGovern

Contact Information
Washington D.C. Office
438 Cannon HOB | Washington, DC 20515 | Phone: (202) 225-6101 | Fax: (202) 225-5759
District Offices:
34 Mechanic Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-7356
Fax: (508) 754-0982
255 Main Street
Room 104
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 460-9292
Fax: (508) 460-6869
8 North Main Street
Suite 200
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 431-8025
Fax: (508) 431-8017
371 S. Main Street
Suite 102
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: (508) 677-0140
Fax: (508) 677-0992

 

MEMA OFFERS TIPS TO AS HURRICANE IRENE APPROACHES

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As Hurricane Irene approaches, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommends a number of steps people can take now to help minimize potential damage from the damaging winds and torrential rains.

 

"Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety," states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. "It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute."

 

Here are some examples of steps you should be taking:

 

  •         Trim back trees and shrubbery around your home. Remove diseased or damaged tree limbs that could be blown down, causing damage, during a storm.

  •         Clear clogged rain gutters. Hurricanes/tropical storms often bring torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.

  •         Bring in outdoor items to bring inside such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and used as a missile.

  •         Make sure storage sheds, children's playhouses or other outbuildings are securely anchored, either to a permanent foundation or with straps and ground anchors.

  •         Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.

  •         Make temporary plywood covers to protect windows and sliding doors. Drill holes for screws or lag bolts in each cover and around each window. Note: Taping of windows does not prevent them from breaking.

  •         Keep your vehicles fully fuelled.

  •         Have a certain amount of cash available. If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.

  •         Make a record of your personal property. Keep an itemized list of your furniture, clothing and valuables to assist adjusters in case of a claim. Back it up with photographs or video.

  •         Protect your insurance policies and other important documents in a secure place like a safe deposit box or a watertight box. Many people back up important documents online. 

  •         Learn where gas pilots and water mains are located and how to safely shut off all utilities.

  •         Lock doors and windows to ensure that they are closed tight to help protect against strong winds and rain.

 

Have a Kit

Every home and business should have a stocked basic emergency supply kit that could be used for any emergency, in the event you are isolated for three to five days without power. Each kit will be unique to each family, but should include a portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries, a supply of non-perishable foods, along with bottled water, a first aid kit, extra prescription medication, and extra food and supplies for infants and pets.

 

Make a Plan

Develop a Family Emergency Communications Plan in case family members are separated from one another during the storm. This plan should also address reunification after the immediate crisis passes. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the Family Emergency Communications Plan contact person. During and immediately after a disaster occurs, it is often easier to access a long distance telephone number than a local one. Also, calling outside a disaster area is usually easier than calling into the same area.

 

Be Informed

You should contact your local Emergency Management Director to familiarize yourself with your Community's Emergency Plans, particularly potential evacuation routes and shelter locations before an emergency situation occurs."

 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Hurricane Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema. Follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Farm Emergency Plan Template
 An emergency can strike your farm at any time. It is important to be prepared with a plan of action should the need arise. Part of that plan should include information to assist emergency responders and others if called upon should a disaster like a fire, flood or disease outbreak occur. Your farm may present unique challenges in an emergency situation. Ensuring that public safety officials and emergency response planners in your community are aware of your specific needs will serve to reduce the impact of an emergency on you
 and your property.
 
 The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural resources (MDAR), Division of Animal Health, has developed a template to assist you in creating a farm emergency plan.
 
 Template Plans:
 
 Massachusetts Farm Emergency Plan Introduction [PDF]
 Appendix A- Farm Emergency Contact Information [PDF]
 Appendix B- Map of Farm [PDF]
 Appendix C-Census of Animals on Farm [PDF]
 Appendix D- Sample worksheet to test your plan [PDF]
 Appendix E- Biosecurity Risk Assessment [PDF]
 Appendix F- Why every farmer should be utilizing biosecurity measures [PDF]
 Appendix G- Generator Information [PDF]

 

Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags to half-staff on Friday, August 26, 2011 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Kevin Houston of Hyannisport who died in Afghanistan. 

From the Governor’s Office:

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 Friday, August 26, 2011, in honor of Chief Petty Officer (SEAL)Kevin Houston of Hyannisport who died in Afghanistan on August 6, 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 installation

Apologies

August 26, 2011 - Sorry that the Southborough News was not updated several nights this week.  Unfortunately on my trip down south, I thought we were in the movie 2012.  On the way down we had a tornado cross just half mile up route 95 in front of us setting us back over an hour while they cleared several telephone poles and power lines.  Then while in FL the quake hit DC.  With the hurricane off the coast we decided to leave early.  Good thing as we entered the Carolinas' the traffic got worse as they began to shut off exits along the highway and we saw more traffic coming in from the coastal region.  Traffic was so bad we swung west toward WV and MD and shot back through PA.  We also had a severe thunderstorm that blasted out the power and wifi at the hotel in one state.  In the other state there was no internet and no cell phone working in the area we stayed in on our way back home.  (something to remember about cell phones during an emergency - usually only the text message may work so have a distant contact available as long distance may work better than the local.) And we added about 40 minutes to our trip to end it with a bang up thunder storm out by Sturbridge.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Marlboro Senior Softball take the 2011 BSA Senior Softball
Championship going 4 and 0.


The Jr Panthers traveled to Wayland for the 6th annual BSA Senior
Softball Championship and behind the pitching of Jim Boice and
Marlboro’s steady defense won all four games they played. The last
two games were real squeakers with Marlboro winning both games in
the last of the 7th.

On Monday the Jr Panthers first took on the Wayland Gray Sox and
defeated them 12 – 3 and then defeated the Windham Ct Seniors 11 – 3
and advanced to the Finals on Thursday.

Marlboro took on the always tough Canton Seniors and won the game 12
– 11 with Steve Goldstein knocking in the winning run in the last of
the 7th. Marlboro then took on the tought Tewksbury Seniors and won
7 to 6 with Jim Boice winning his own game with a hit to right field.

Mgr Steve Goldstein was really happy with the performance of his
team, offense and defense, during the Tournament. Some of the
players will now get ready for the Cape Cod Classic in September
before resuming their regular schedule in the BSA.

Team Records for the year are the Sr. Panthers 10 and 18 and the Jr.
Panthers 18 and 10.

Only Weeks Away for Project Smile 5th Annual Charity Date Auction

Nine months of planning and it is less than a month until one of Project Smile’s biggest fundraisers of the year: the 5th Annual Project Smile Charity Date Auction (Friday, Sept. 16, 6:30-9pm at Gypsy Bar, 116 Boylston Street, Boston). During the event, hosted Karson and Kennedy of Mix 104.1, dates with single police officers, fire fighters and some of Boston’s most eligible single guys and ladies are auctioned off. The New England Patriots Cheerleaders will be special guests! Each bachelor will come with a pair of high heels, courtesy of Sofft Shoes.

Each couple will receive a gift certificate to use on their date to a Boston restaurant, show, comedy club, harbor cruise or other fun outing. The event will also feature light appetizers, a silent auction with airline tickets, a Pandora bracelet, sports memorabilia, gift certificates and more. Hint Water, Cabot Cheese, Pretzel Crisps and Sweet M’s Bake Shop will be among the vendors giving out complimentary samples at the Project Smile Date Auction.

Tickets are only $17 and include a gift bag. Advanced tickets are recommended. Check out photos of some of the terrific bachelors and bachelorettes and get your tickets today at www.projectsmile.org/events.htm.

Help spread the word! Join us on Facebook and use our FB event invitation for the Project Smile Date Auction to spread the word to your social network! https://www.facebook.com/Project.Smile

This event is proudly sponsored by: Sofft Shoes, Princeton Review, Stuff Magazine, Boston Event Guide, Pandora, Sweet M’s Bake Shop, 4The Cause Marketing and Athena’s by Karen.

 

Project Smile Date Auction Couple Expecting First Baby! 

We are very happy to announce that Elizabeth and Ayman, the couple who met at our 1st Annual Project Smile Date Auction and were married are now expecting their first baby this fall! Congratulations to them and we wish them all the best! Now, how about getting your ticket for the date auction?

 

DCU for Kids Awards $3,000 Grant 

Digital Credit Union’s Foundation, DCU for Kids awarded a $3,000 grant to Project Smile to help expand their services in Worcester, Marlborough and other communities. This is the first grant that Project Smile has received from the DCU for Kids Foundation.

In 2005, recognizing the importance of supporting organizations that make a difference in the communities they are a part of, DCU incorporated DCU for Kids, a non-profit charitable foundation for distribution to deserving causes and charities benefiting children and families. To date, DCU for Kids has made charitable donations that total over $3,302,000.

“We are very happy to receive this grant from the DCU for Kids Foundation.” Said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director. “We greatly appreciate their support of our work.”

 

 

COMING SOON: Fall into Fashion Show Fundraiser at Copley Place 

Thursday, September 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Center Court, Copley Place

It will be an evening of fashion, glitz and glam- the Fall into Fashion Show presented by Smiling Stiletto. Held at the elegant Center Court in Copley Place, the event will benefit Project Smile and the Simon Youth Foundation.

Hosted by Lisa Donovan of Kiss 108's Matty in the Morning, the show will feature Smiling Stiletto members modeling designs by Banana Republic, Bebe, BCBG, Cache, Elie Tahari, Karen Millen, Shoe Woo, and Tumi.

Tickets are $20 each and include complimentary Skinnygirl margaritas, Cameron Hughes wine, Hint Water, and hors d' oeuvres by Legal Seafoods, Sweet M's Bake Shop and Cabot Cheese. Plus, a gift bag for each attendee and a chance to win a fabulous prize in a "Best in Shoe" competition as guests strut down Smiling Stiletto’s famous pink carpet.

This event will sell out, visit http://www.smilingstiletto.com/#!events and click on Fall into Fashion show to get your tickets. While you are there- join the Smiling Stiletto Shoe Club- a free social organization for shoe lovers!

 

Just Ten Spots to Fill

We know you can do it!!

Come on and Volunteer

Southborough Summer Nights is in need of more volunteers.  If we don't have volunteers there is a good chance events such as the obstacle course, slide and more will have to shut down.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you can lend a hand.

 

 Volunteer Positions  

 

Doreen 

Southborough Recreation

The INSIDE STORY on Wegmans at the Southborough Library – Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Kevin Russell, General Manager of Wegmans, the innovative and unique grocer coming to the area this fall, will speak at the Southborough Library on Tuesday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m.  Join us for the “inside story” of Wegmans’ success. This speaker series was developed by the Southborough Business Network, a group of volunteers working with Library Director Jane Cain to help the business community by providing learning and network opportunities through the Library.  The talk is supported by the Southborough Economic Development Committee, Southborough Rotary and the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

August 22 - 26, 2011

Meeting Date Time Place
Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda Aug 23 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda Aug 24 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Assessors - Agenda Aug 24 9:00 AM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
  Southborough Senior Center
22 Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27Saturday
8:30 Walking fitness challenge 8:30 walking group 8:30 walking fitness 9:30 Mah Jongg 8:30 Walking fitness open 9:00 AM Noon

 

 

  9:30 Tai Chi 9:00 Health Clinic   10:00 Canasta
9:00 Health Clinic 10:00 Bocce   10:00 Beginner Tai Chi 12:30 Bingo
9:30 Cribbage 12:00 Ping Pong 9:30 Pool 10:00 AM Bocce  
  12:00 pitch 12:00 - 2:00 Lunch on the lawn 12:00 Bridge  
      12:00 Pitch  
Sunday  21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27
   
Algonquin Book Discussion: Feed
Aug 26   4:00 PM  
 
 
Carl Phillipo, 68, of Westborough and formerly of Ashland and Fayville, died on Thursday, August 18, 2011 surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. He was the long time companion and the soul mate of Judy Hyotte of Westborough. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Elmer Phillipo and Alice (Bertonassi) Phillipo of Fayville. Carl was a graduate of Marlborough Vocational School and worked for Century Manufacturing of Holliston for over 37 years as the manager of the tool room. He was a life member of the Ashland Lions where he was a former president and treasurer for over 20 years. Carl was the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award, a Progressive Melvin Jones award and the Sight Award. He also received a life time achievement award for his leadership and service for the Special Olympics August games and Ashland Lions Club. He loved to travel, enjoyed sailing and was an avid golfer. As a devoted family man he coached little league, hockey and was ever present at wrestling matches. He was known for his great sense of humor and caring nature. In addition to Judy and his mother he is survived by his children, Maryanne Phillipo of Ashland; Matthew Phillipo and his wife Lisa of Sturbridge; Anthony Phillipo of Ashland; a brother, Ronald Phillipo and his wife Ellie of Marlborough; 4 sisters, Ann Marie Huff and her husband Ken; June Phillipo, Elyse Phillipo, and Albena Phillipo and her husband Peter Kahn all of Southborough; 4 grandchildren, CJ Phillipo, Sydney Phillipo, Robyn Phillipo, and Chloe Lavin; a great grandson, Brady Phillipo. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 23, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 11 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 383 Main Ave, 5th Floor Norwalk, CT 06851

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School
 
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Assabet Valley Regional Technical School
 
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