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October 23, 2011 - October 29, 2011

The Beginning

October 29, 2011 - Snow begins to blanket Southborough at the corner of Newton and Main Street.

 

Hazardous weather condition(s):
 
Tonight: Snow. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Blustery, with a north wind between 18 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow likely before 11am, then a slight chance of rain between 11am and 1pm. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 18 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 25. Northwest wind between 5 and 9 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. North wind between 3 and 5 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Light east wind.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54.

Thursday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

 


 

By all accounts with the storm only a few hours out the confidence is high that this will be a "historical event".  MEMA is very concerned that we could see damage and power outages greater than Tropical Storm Irene and even the 2008 Ice Storms.  The only positive information is that temperatures will rebound Monday.

 

The brunt of the storm will be between 8pm - 8am today, with winds up to 40mph and snow accumulations (heavy, wet "concrete like") of 6-10".

 

Actions:

  • Southborough will be placing the EOC and ALL staff in "ALERT" mode effective immediately until TBD. 
    • ALERT = We will monitor the situation closely & Staff should be prepared to report to the EOC immediately if notified
      • As with Irene, please bring personal items/food to support yourself for 3-days.
    • We will make all attempts to implement Irene After Action suggestions
  • If the situation warrants we will be looking to issue a Local State of Emergency

Preparations:

  • Focus:
    • Snow Removal, Debris Removal, Power Outages, Community Information/Support
  • Plan on implementing steps similar to TS Irene.

Documentation:

  • There is a high likelihood that this could end up becoming a "major disaster declaration".
  • PLEASE Track: Personnel Hours (Straight & OT), Equipment used and Tasks:
    • ALL NEED EXACT TIME DOCUMEMNATION
    • Example: John Smith, 1/4 ton Dump Truck & Chainsaw, Tree Removal - Gilmore Rd, 1012pm-1131pm. 

Murtha Lawyers Named 2012 “Best Lawyers” & “Lawyers of the Year”

 

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has announced the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  32 Murtha lawyers, 27 from Connecticut and five from Massachusetts, have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and six Murtha lawyers received special recognition as 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas.

The 32 Murtha lawyers selected for the “Best Lawyer” inclusion are: 

 

  • Francis J. Brady (CT), Bet-the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation Environmental;

  • Daniel C. Cohn (MA), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy;

  • Loring A. Cook III (MA), Construction Law, Litigation – Construction;

  • Jacqueline DeAndrus Bucar (CT), Immigration Law;

  • Mark G. DeGiacomo (MA), and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law;

  • James R. DeGiacomo (MA), Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Trusts and Estates;

  • Michael C. Harrington (CT), Employment Law – Management and Labor Law - Management;

  • H. Kennedy Hudner (CT), Health Care Law;

  • Paul G. Hughes (CT), Corporate Law;

  • Dwight A. Johnson (CT), Energy Law;

  • William J. Keenan, Jr. (CT), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law;

  • Paul E. Knag (CT), Health Care Law;

  • Timothy L. Largay (CT), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law;

  • Paul R. McCary (CT), Energy Law;

  • Richard McGrath (CT), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law;

  • Martha Everett Meng (CT), Health Care Law;

  • Hugh F. Murray III (CT), Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment;

  • Elizabeth Neuwirth (CT), Health Care Law;

  • Willard F. Pinney, Jr. (CT), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law;

  • David Platt (CT), Environmental Law;

  • Irving S. Schloss (CT), Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Trusts & Estates;

  • Gregory A. Sharp (CT), Environmental Law;

  • Alfred E. Smith, Jr. (CT), Environmental Law;

  • Richard S. Smith, Jr. (CT), Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law;

  • Sara R. Stadler (CT), Trusts & Estates;

  • Elizabeth J. Stewart (CT), Insurance Law;

  • Mark R. Sussman (CT), Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental;

  • Barry J. Waters (CT), Litigation – Labor & Employment;

  • Robert A. White (CT), Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law;

  • Edward B. Whittemore (CT), Securities / Capital Markets Law;

  • John C. Wyman (MA), Product Liability litigation;

  • Michael A. Zizka (CT), Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning.

 

The Murtha lawyers selected as 2012 “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practice areas are as follows: Francis J. Brady (Hartford, Bet-the-Company Litigation); Paul R. McCary (Hartford, Energy Law); Willard F. Pinney, Jr. (Hartford, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Greg A. Sharp (Hartford, Environmental Law); Richard S. Smith, Jr. (Hartford, Securities/Capital Markets Law); and Sara R. Stadler (New Haven, Trusts and Estates).

The lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

 

Come join us for our 2nd Annual 

After-Hours Shopping &

 Stonewall Kitchen tasting event

Thurs. Nov. 17th, 5:00-8:00 pm

 

 

First 10 people receive 50% off one Stonewall Kitchen product!

 

Start your holiday shopping early and don't forget yourself!

(a percentage of tonight's sales will be donated to the

Southborough Food Pantry)

Stonewall Kitchen

Pancake Breakfast
Stonewall Kitchen Pancake Breakfast

Stonewall Kitchen Holiday

Tea & Jam

 Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Tea and jam  

Aromatique

Cinnamon Cider
Aromatique Cinnamon Cider

Aromatique Logo

Cranberry Frost

Aromatique Cranberry Frost

Treska Jewelry
Treska Dungaree Bracelet
Stylish Scarves
Treska Crocheted scarf
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
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Tel:  508-485-8979
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Gift purchase of $50 dollars or more 
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AVM Apprentice Program 1

Those students selected to participate in this season's Assabet Valley Mastersingers Apprentice Singers Program all attend Algonquin Reg. High School.

Front row (l to r):  Emily Spiewak, Southborough; Ben Rutan, Northborough; Stephen Tzianabos, Southborough.

Back row:  Marge Carpenter and Andrew Taylor, both Section Coordinators.

The Apprentice Singers Program is open to choral students throughout the Metro-West region by recommendation of High School Directors and a successful audition with AVM Artistic Director Dr. Robert P. Eaton.  Photo credit:  Linda Clark.

Town of Southborough to Survey Residents
First-ever Resident Survey to Gather Data on Broad Range of Questions

The Town of Southborough announced that it will conduct its first-ever Resident Survey.  The town will be mailing the survey this week to every household in Southborough with a return date by November 11, 2011. Residents may complete the printed survey and return it via mail or it may be dropped off at several convenient collection points in town. The survey can also be completed online. All responses are anonymous.

Resident  Survey’s are an increasingly popular and cost-effective way to allow boards of selectmen, town administrators  and staff to obtain statistically significant data on important questions affecting town government. Town services such as schools, recreation and trash collection have a significant impact on the quality of life for residents. A well-designed Resident Survey acts as a roadmap for town officials as they manage and allocate resources to provide those services.

“We are very excited by the prospect of being able to collect and analyze input from every household in Southborough,” said Jean Kitchen, town administrator, Town of Southborough. “We would like to achieve 100% participation because this is an easy and convenient way for residents to express their opinions to us. I urge every household in town to make their voices heard by completing their Resident Survey.”

Southborough’s first Resident Survey has been developed with the assistance and consultation of a group of Masters of Public Administration students at Clark University. This team has consulted with Southborough’s Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and citizens in developing the survey. The Clark University team has significant expertise to offer Southborough in developing and delivering Resident Surveys as majority of them currently work in Massachusetts municipal government and the team’s advisor is a town manager in a central Massachusetts community. This familiarity with municipal government ensures that the Resident Survey methodology and analysis will deliver results that will enable Southborough officials to take actions that reflect the wishes of the entire town.

The survey, with detailed instructions, will be mailed to all households shortly. Residents may either complete the survey on the Internet or return the printed survey via mail. Residents may also return completed surveys to a drop box in the Town House, the Library, the Senior Center or at Southborough’s transfer station.

Results of the survey will be tabulated and presented to the town’s Board of Selectmen at a meeting in December at Southborough Town House. Results will also be available on the town’s website at http://www.southboroughtown.com.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Gobble Wobble Flyer 2011
First Snow

October 27, 2011 - The first snow of the 2011 - 2012 snow season has fallen tonight.  Saturday may bring a larger snowstorm with 6" or more.

Halloween illustration of costumed kids trick-or-treating

Annual Halloween Parade sponsored by the Southborough Firefighters Association  will take place Sunday October 30th @ 4PM.  The parade will start at Mauro's Cafe and proceed up to the fire department where there will be awards, candy and treats

 

Reminder that this weekend the Southborough Cub Scouts will be dropping off bags at everyone's homes for Scouting For Food.  The bags will be picked up the following Sat 11/5 between 9-12.

Den 10 from Pack 921 making Scouting for Food Signs to put on their lawns 

"Pumpkin Patch" Halloween - This Saturday!

Dear Michael,

 

On Saturday, October 29, 1:00-5:00pm, SVT is hosting its first ever Halloween event.  RAIN OR SHINE!  The event will be held under shelter in case of rain.  

"Pumpkin Patch" at Wolbach Farm is a a family friendly Halloween and costume party.  All guests are strongly encouraged to wear their Halloween costume.


This is a free event.  Bring the family for a plethora of activities and games. 


Included:

  • Live music by the Whiskey Boys 

  • Ghostly Storyteller Heather Wilkinson from the Goodnow Library 

  • The (Un)Haunted Founders Garden 

  • Invasion of the BiODiversitY Snatchers

  • Games for kids:  sack races, tug of war, and pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern

  • Craft activities:  pumpkin and trick-or-treat bag decorating, candle making

  • Complimentary Halloween picture by Olga Photo:  in costume, the whole family, any arrangement. 

  • Seasonal food and beverage, including apple cider, cider donuts, kettle corn by JW's Kettle Korn, and trick or treat goodies

  • Letterboxing - Its not scary!

  • More spooky treats await....

We invite you to explore Wolbach Farm and all the treasures within, including the family-friendly Nature Nook, which is open to the public year-round.  While here, you can get information about other year-round  SVT trails in the area for you and your family to enjoy at your leisure.
 

SVT staff and volunteers will be here to assist throughout the day and provide information on what SVT is working on for the benefit of your community.


If you would like to volunteer at Pumpkin Patch, please contact Michael Sanders.  This is especially a great opportunity for students looking for community service projects.

Thank you to Shaw's, Wegmans and Stop & Shop for your gift certificate donations.   


To sponsor or make a gift in-kind donation to this event, please contact Michael Sanders.

 

Town of Southborough to Survey Residents
First-ever Resident Survey to Gather Data on Broad Range of Questions
 

Southborough, MA, October 27, 2011 – The Town of Southborough announced that it will conduct its first-ever Resident Survey.  The town will be mailing the survey this week to every household in Southborough with a return date by November 11, 2011. Residents may complete the printed survey and return it via mail or it may be dropped off at several convenient collection points in town. The survey can also be completed online. All responses are anonymous.

Resident  Survey’s are an increasingly popular and cost-effective way to allow boards of selectmen, town administrators  and staff to obtain statistically significant data on important questions affecting town government. Town services such as schools, recreation and trash collection have a significant impact on the quality of life for residents. A well-designed Resident Survey acts as a roadmap for town officials as they manage and allocate resources to provide those services.

“We are very excited by the prospect of being able to collect and analyze input from every household in Southborough,” said Jean Kitchen, town administrator, Town of Southborough. “We would like to achieve 100% participation because this is an easy and convenient way for residents to express their opinions to us. I urge every household in town to make their voices heard by completing their Resident Survey.”

Southborough’s first Resident Survey has been developed with the assistance and consultation of a group of Masters of Public Administration students at Clark University. This team has consulted with Southborough’s Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and citizens in developing the survey. The Clark University team has significant expertise to offer Southborough in developing and delivering Resident Surveys as majority of them currently work in Massachusetts municipal government and the team’s advisor is a town manager in a central Massachusetts community. This familiarity with municipal government ensures that the Resident Survey methodology and analysis will deliver results that will enable Southborough officials to take actions that reflect the wishes of the entire town.

The survey, with detailed instructions, will be mailed to all households shortly. Residents may either complete the survey on the Internet or return the printed survey via mail. Residents may also return completed surveys to a drop box in the Town House, the Library, the Senior Center or at Southborough’s transfer station.

Results of the survey will be tabulated and presented to the town’s Board of Selectmen at a meeting in December at Southborough Town House. Results will also be available on the town’s website at http://www.southboroughtown.com.

Patricia (O'Claire) Willis, 78, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Wingate at Haverhill Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Robert Willis who passed away in 2009. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. For more information go to Morrisfuneralparlor.com

The Southborough Board of Health will be holding a
Town Wide Flu Clinic on Saturday November 5, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Senior Center on
9 Cordaville Rd. (Rte. 85).

Residents must be 12 years and older to receive a flu shot. Residents must bring their insurance cards and we ask that they wear short sleeves.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Sports

 

AVRTHS Sports

 

scouting for food
 

Scouting for Food

This Saturday, October 29th marks the beginning of Southborough's Annual
Scouting for Food drive.  Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts all
over town will be hanging bags on mailboxes for donations to benefit the
Southborough Food Pantry.  Last year over 11,000 lbs. of food was
donated, and the goal for this year is 12,000 lbs. or more!

Making a donation is simple.  Just fill the bag (or more) with
contributions of food, personal care, and/or paper products.  Leave any
filled bags or boxes next to your mailbox by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday,
November 5th, when Scouts will come and pick them up.  Please be sure to
check expiration dates on food items, as the food pantry cannot
distribute expired food.

The Southborough Food Pantry and the Scouts thank you for your support!

Space Weather News for Oct. 24, 2011
 http://spaceweather.com
 
 CME IMPACT: A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on Oct. 24th around 1800 UT (2 pm EDT).  The impact strongly compressed our planet's magnetosphere and may have exposed geosynchronous satellites to solar wind plasma.  Mild to moderate geomagnetic storms are possible in the hours ahead as Earth's magnetic field continues to reverberate from the hit.  Sky watchers in Scandinavia, Canada, and northern-tier US States should be alert for auroras, especially during the hours around local midnight.  Check http://spaceweather.com for updates.
 
 WOULD YOU LIKE A CALL when geomagnetic storms are in progress? Storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
 
 You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.
 
 New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

Elizabeth LaMontagne Moses, 91, of Lewiston, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 30, 1920, in Southboro, Mass., a daughter of the late John and Mary Alma (Girouard) LaMontagne.

She married Harry Moses of Windsor, Vt. He passed away on Sept. 8, 1983. Elizabeth fell in love with Vermont when she was 12. She moved to Vermont when she was 18, and remained there until April 2002. She had her antique business in North Hero for many years and was also a member of many organizations in her community. She was a very resourceful lady who enjoyed her gardening and doing a little bit of everything.

She is survived by her son, Harvey Moses and his wife, Helen, of Lewiston; her grandchildren: Harvey Moses Jr. and fiancée, Lisa Shaw, Elaine Moses, Daniel Tolman and his wife, Christina, Melissa Nicholson and her husband, Jason, Rachel Hamilton and her husband, Jay; many great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clara Trowbridge.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harry Moses; a daughter, Frances Moses, on Sept. 19, 2004, of Georgia, Vt.; her sisters: Gertrude LaMontagne, Bertha Lands and Alice Bragg; and her brothers: Louis, Edward, Alfred, Leslie, Frank and George LaMontagne.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Vermont. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 207-784-4584.

Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Elizabeth's life by visiting her guest book at: www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

 

October 24, 2011 - Bethel, Ohio rainbow followed by lightening, thunder and hail.

FEMA, FCC TO CONDUCT FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

MEMA to Coordinate Commonwealth’s EAS Test Effort

 

The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have announced the first-ever national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Wednesday November 9th at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. The National Weather Service, governors, and state and local officials also utilize parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.

The purpose of the test is to determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.  Similar to the frequently conducted statewide EAS tests, the nationwide test will involve broadcast radio and television services, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

On November 9th, the public will hear a message indicating, “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for all EAS participants, however, due to the limitations in the EAS the video test message scroll may not be the same or indicate that “This is a test.” The text at the top of the screen may indicate that an “Emergency Alert Notification has been issued.”  This notification is used to disseminate a national alert and in this case, the test.  In addition, the background image that appears on video screens during an alert may indicate that “This is a test,” but in some instances there might not be an image at all. The test is expected to last approximately three (3) minutes.

FEMA and the FCC are reaching out to organizations representing people with hearing disabilities to better prepare that community for this national test.  In addition, both FEMA and the FCC are working with EAS participants to explore solutions to address this limitation.

Through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Commonwealth has the capability of alerting the public through the EAS system.  MEMA serves as the state coordinating agency for disseminating local, regional and state initiated emergency alerts via the EAS.  MEMA, in consultation with the Governor’s Office, used the EAS to provide emergency messages to the public as recently as June 1, 2011 when tornadoes hit areas of the state, and as Tropical Storm Irene impacted the state in late August.

 

MEMA will coordinate with our state public safety partners on November 9th to also test our redundant systems for pushing emergency messages to local and state public officials, including police, fire, emergency management and public health.  MEMA coordinates a system that includes VHF, UHF and 800 MHz radio communications that link all municipalities; text, email and cellular phone alerting systems for public safety, public health and municipal officials; dedicated direct phone lines with regional fire control centers; and links to law enforcement through the Criminal Justice information System (CJIS). 

This event should also serve as a reminder for all citizens to make an emergency preparedness kit for their family and business, develop a strong emergency plan and become better informed about the natural and technological threats to their community.

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 Flooding Issues, go to www.mass.gov/mema  Also, follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

REI

375 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 270-6325   

Upcoming Events: Get Involved in Something Fun!
Join women from around the area at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!
When: 10/27/2011 06:00 PM
Cost: $
Join our REI rock climbing instructors to learn self-rescue skills no climber should be without. Learn how to get yourself out of tricky situations and also offer help to others when assistance is unavailable. This class discusses belay escape methods and ascending to an injured climber.
When: 10/27/2011 06:30 PM
Cost: $
Take what you've learned in the classroom out into the field! This trip will explore the potential of your Digital Cameras (SLR & Compact)and let you take better photos in the outdoors. Learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and more!
When: 10/29/2011 09:00 AM
Cost: $
Volunteer Opportunity! Clean-up: Ponds Behind Framingham High School - (Sudbury River Tributary)
When: 10/29/2011 09:00 AM
Cost: Free
VisionWalk is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk designed to raise awareness and dollars for the fight against retinal degenerative diseases. All walk routes are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
When: 10/29/2011 10:00 AM
Cost: See Event Details
Winter adds a unique challenge to any camping or backpacking trip. Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn how to make a comfortable campsite in the winter. We'll set up a model campsite to teach practical winter camping skills for use in every cold weather situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
When: 10/29/2011 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Visit REI Framingham as we host local non-profit community and conservation partners who will be on-site with information tables throughout the store. Talk with representatives...
When: 10/29/2011 12:00 PM
Cost: Free
Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!
When: 10/30/2011 01:00 PM
Cost: $
Golden Oaks

October 23, 2011 - A weekend sunset on fall foliage oaks.

Important Meeting for Southborough Residents Coming Up

Should the Town of Southborough have a Town Manager and a five person Board of Selectmen?  On Monday, October 24 the Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation is inviting all Town Officials, Town Employees and residents to a forum at Cordaville Hall at 7 pm.  The Forum will feature Shrewsbury’s Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado and a member of Shrewsbury’s five person Board of Selectmen.  The Town Manager/5 person Board of Selectmen has been in place in Shrewsbury since 1953.  Dan Morgado is a graduate of Bridgewater State College and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Clark University.  He has been the Town Manager of Shrewsbury since 1997.   Prior to 1997, he served as Town Administrator in the Towns of Easton and Blackstone.   For several years, Mr. Morgado has been an instructor in the Clark University MPA Program specializing in the area of Policy Analysis and Local Government Management.  Southborough’s Town Administrator Jean Kitchen and Southborough’s three person Board of Selectmen have also been invited.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of this proposed form of government?  Will it improve the efficiency of delivering services?  Will it make the government more or less transparent?  Will it facilitate the budget process?  Will it entice more folks to run for office, volunteer for a committee?  Our guests will attempt to answers these and any other questions that those attending might pose.  

Halloween at the Library!

Trick-or-treaters dressed in costumes for HalloweenHalloween will be a day-long celebration in the Children’s Room on Monday,  October 31! Kids are invited to come trick-or-treating in their Halloween costumes any time between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. There will be crafts, a pumpkin hunt, and other activities as well. No advance registration is required. We look forward to seeing all the great Halloween costumes at the library!

 

Career Awareness Day Tour Schedules Confirmed

Assabet enjoys inviting the 8th grade students from our sending towns in to see the many potential career paths that a student may choose to follow.  Traditionally, we do this each fall, prior to our Exhibit/Admissions Night (this year scheduled for Dec 7 from 6-8:30 PM), so that students who become interested in our programs can bring their families back to see the school with them on that evening.

 

Student applications may be downloaded from our website (under the Admissions tab), or picked up in Guidance, and should be filled out by the student and parent/guardian, and then returned directly to Assabet. We will contact the sending school guidance department for the back-up documents to make the application complete, and then schedule the interview.

 

Career Awareness Day

Confirmed Tour Schedules

 

Friday, October 28

Southboro, Trottier Middle School

Westborough, Gibbons Middle School

Shrewsbury, Oak Middle (sign up in Oak guidance)

 

Wednesday, November 2

Hudson, (sign up in Hudson guidance)

Clinton, Clinton Middle School (sign up Clinton guidance)

 

Thursday, November 3

Northborough, Melican Middle School

 

Tuesday, November 8

Maynard, Fowler Middle School (sign up in Fowler guidance)

 

Friday, November 18

Berlin, Boylston, Tahanto Jr/Sr High, (sign up in Tahanto guidance)

 

If your school is not listed, please call to set up private or small group tours.

508-485-9430, ext. 1250

Cindy Zomar, Admissions Coordinator

 

This week at the Southborough Library

Sunday 23 Monday 24 Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 Saturday 29
 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 

This Week's government meetings

Meeting Date Time Place
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 10/24 7:00 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda 10/24 7:00 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Southborough School Committee Collective Bargaining Subcommittee - Agenda 10/24 4:00 PM Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road
Cable Television Committee - Agenda 10/25 7:30 PM Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street
Neary School Council - Agenda 10/25 3:00 PM School Council Room, Neary School, 53 Parkerville Road
Parent Advisory Committee - Agenda 10/25 5:30 PM Epicurean Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough
Trottier Middle School Council - Agenda 10/25 7:00 PM Room 190, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road
Board of Assessors - Agenda 10/27 8:30 AM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Health and Wellness Advisory Council - Agenda 10/27 8:00 AM Library Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Barlett Street, Northborough
Metrowest Regional Transit Authority Personnel and Compensation Subcommittee - Agenda 10/27 4:00 PM 37 Waverly Street, Framingham
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 10/27 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

This Week at the Senior Center

24 Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 Thursday 28 Friday 29Saturday
8:30 walking fitness 8:30 walking group 8:30 walking fitness 9:30 Mah Jongg 8:30 Walking fitness challenge open 9:00 AM Noon

 

 

9:30 Tai Chi 9:00 Health Clinic    
9:00 Health Clinic 10:00 Bocce 9:00 Yoga 10:00 Beginner Tai Chi 10:00 Canasta
9;00 Dr. Cooper 11:00 Senior singers 9:30 Pool
9:30 AM Painting Class 12:00 Ping Pong 10:00 creative writers 10:00 AM Bocce 1230 Bingo
9:30 Cribbage  
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:00 pitch   12:00 Bridge 1:00 water aerobics
2:45 Fitness  1:00 water aerobics 2:45 Fitness 12:00 Pitch  

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Sports
AVRTHS Sports

 

 
 
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Friends Of Logo

Join the Friends of Southborough Recreation Thanksgiving morning.  Proceeds from the road race go to support recreational programs for children, scholarships and special events such as Southborough Summer Nights.  Visit us at http://www.friendsofsouthboro.com/