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October 30, 2011 - November 5, 2011

Don't forget to turn your clocks back an hour before turning in Saturday night. Most of the U.S. returns to standard time Nov. 6 at 2 a.m

 

It's Spring Ahead and Fall Back

 

Also

 

Change your clock/Change your Batteries

 

Don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detector and CO Detectors

 

Halloween 2

November 5, 2011 - Trick or Treaters were out and about tonight to make up for the snow delayed Halloween of earlier this week.  Here is the annual display for the Parkerville Road south.  This year's theme was aliens.

 

Annual Firefighter's and Police Memorial

November 5, 2011 - Southborough's firefighters, police and EMT's line up outside St. Anne's Church for this year's Memorial service.

 

 

Pumpkin Winner

 

 

 

The local Knights of Columbus Council sponsored a "Guess the Weight of the Pumpkins" contest at the recent Heritage Day Celebration in Southborough.

 

Estimates were entered by 93 participants.  The winning weight of 35 pounds was given by eleven year old Antonio Giardano of Southborough.  He is shown here, second from the right with his brother Domenic and Val Provencher from the Knights of Columbus.

FEMA, FCC Announce Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System  

Similar to local Emergency Alert System tests, this test is scheduled for November 9, 2011 

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and will last 30 seconds. 

 

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.  NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.  

 

Similar to local EAS tests that are already conducted frequently, the nationwide test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. 

 

On November 9, the public will hear a message indicating that "This is a test." The audio message will be the same for both radio and television. Under the FCC's rules, radio and television broadcasters, cable operators, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers are required to receive and transmit presidential EAS messages to the public. A national test will help the federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.

 

"A national test of our Emergency Alert System, with the vital communications support and involvement of participants, is a step towards ensuring that the alert and warning community is prepared to deliver critical information that can help save lives and protect property," said Damon Penn, FEMA's Assistant Administrator of National Continuity Programs. "Because there has never been an activation of the Emergency Alert System on a national level, FEMA views this test as an excellent opportunity to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the current system.  It is important to remember that this is not a pass or fail test, but a chance to establish a baseline for making incremental improvements to the Emergency Alert System with ongoing and future testing.  It is also important to remember that the Emergency Alert System is one of many tools in our communications toolbox, and we will continue to work on additional channels that can be a lifeline of information for people during an emergency."

"The upcoming national test is critical to ensuring that the EAS works as designed," said Jamie Barnett, Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.  "As recent disasters here at home and in Japan have reminded us, a reliable and effective emergency alert and warning system is key to ensuring the public's safety during times of emergency.  We look forward to working with FEMA in preparation for this important test."

 

Over the past two years and as part of ongoing national preparedness planning efforts, FEMA, the FCC and other federal partners, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, Emergency Alert System participants and other stakeholders have been working toward making this test a reality. 

 

As the federal, state, tribal, territorial and local governments prepare for and test their capabilities, this event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.  Anyone can visit www.Ready.gov for more information about how to prepare for and stay informed about what to do in the event of an actual emergency.

 

For more information on this test visit: http://www.fema.gov/eastest

 

Rietha I. (Michel) Baker, 96, of Hudson, formerly of Southborough, passed away on Thursday (Nov. 3, 2011) in the River Terrace Healthcare Facility in Lancaster with her loving family at her bedside.
 
 She was the wife of the late Fred L. Baker, retired accountant for the Town of Southborough, who left her too soon in 1977.
 
 She is survived by a sister Dorothy Smith of Alexandria, VA. Also leaves her step-son William J. Baker and his wife Margaret of Pittsfield, N.H. and step-daughter Maryann Lamy and her husband Arthur of southborough and two nieces Ann Cavanaugh and her husband Charles of Hudson and Betty Lou Naumes and her husband George of Marlborough and four nephews: Paul Morin and his wife Denise of Marlborough and Charles Morelli and his wife Sue of Marlborough, David Smith and his wife Debbie of Virginia and Douglas Smith and his wife Gail of Virginia and many grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by a brother Euclid Michel of Hudson and two sisters Mildred Morin and Janet Morelli both of Marlborough and step-son Fred L. Baker Jr.
 
 She was born in Marlborough daughter of the late Henry and Josephine (Nichol) Michel and was educated in the Marlborough School System. After high school she pursued various secretarial courses of instruction.
 
 She was employed in many occupations during her long life including: Blue Ribbon Cleaners in Exeter, N.H.; Dennison Manufacturing of Marlborough; Thomas Taylor Co. as an inspector; Diamond Shoe corp. as a clerk; Marlborough Hospital in Admitting; Arthur G. Richer, M.D. as a receptionist; Marlborough Hospital at the switchboard; W.G. Roche, M.D. as a receptionist and F&R Dental Associates as a receptionist.
 
 Former member of St. Anne Church in Southborough and later in life a member of Christ the King Parish in Hudson.
 
 The immediate families wish to thank everyone at the River Terrace Healthcare Facility for caring for Rietha these final five years of her life.
 
 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2011) at 10 A.M. in St. Anne church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.
 
 Calling hours will be prior to Mass on Tuesday in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough from 8 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
 
 Memorial donations may be made to The
Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Impressive Win

November 5, 2011 - Exciting game against Leominster, 0-0 until less than 1 minute to go when Emily Bourke broke down the side and fed it in front where Elizabeth Holmes knocked it in. The T'Hawks next play Monday in Lunenburg, against either Groton-Dunstable or Quabbin.

 

ARHS Sports
Sunday 11/6
Monday 11/7
Tuesday 11/8
Wednesday 11/9

 

AVRTHS Sports
Sunday 11/6
Monday 11/7
Tuesday 11/8
Wednesday 11/9

 

1/4/11

Power Out Again

North Side of Southborough has no power and word is it may be out for several hours.  Traffic lights are out creating extensive traffic jams.  If you don't have to go out on route 9, don't do it!

 

 

Lots to do this Weekend

 

For starters: Saturday November 5th is the rescheduled Halloween Trick or Treat Night. So careful driving around and don't forget to stock up on some candy.

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Scouting For Food Collection

 

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The Grand Opening of the South Union Playground has been rescheduled to this Saturday (Nov. 5) from 3-4:30.  Have fun watching the magician show and getting your face painted for Halloween!!
Hope you can join us.
 

 

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.

 

Breakneck Hill Cow Fund

 

 

                       

 

 

Farm Day

Saturday, November 5th

 

4pm-Family Hike

Approximately 1 mile of rolling trails.  Learn about the history of the property, the restoration and management of the land, wildlife and enjoy the beautiful summit views (walking shoes encouraged)

 

4:45pm-Cow Pie Contest

Our most exciting and competitive fund raiser of the year!  Help us purchase winter hay to feed our Belted Galloways by buying a square for $20.  Enjoy apple cider, treats and cute farm animals as you cheer the cow to drop its gold on your winning number

 

Event to be held at the Community Gardens at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land, Breakneck Hill Road

 

Questions or for more information on the BHCF please visit our website www.southborobelties.org or contact Laurie lpbourdon@aol.com

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH GARDENERS HOST HOLIDAY DESIGN

DEMONSTRATION AND BOUTIQUE

 

The Southborough Gardeners are pleased to announce their holiday program entitled, “Welcome Yule,” which will be held on November 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pilgrim Church at the intersection of Rte. 30 and 85.

 

This year’s speaker will be Betsy Williams, who combines her extensive floral and gardening skills with knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations.   Come and experience this entertaining lecturer who weaves stories and legends throughout her presentation and creation of seasonal floral designs.

 

The program begins at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance from any garden club member, or $10.00 at the door.  Adults only, please.  The Holiday Boutique will be open before and after the program and features beautiful gifts handmade by our club members.  Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served following the program.

 

Proceeds will benefit town beautification, a scholarship fun and community education.  For additional information, please fee to contact the program chair, Joyce Macknauskas at (508) 485-8959.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Fiery Sky

November 3, 2011  - A beautiful sunset greeted everyone last night.  This shot is from Northboro Road.

 

Representative Dykema, D.A. Leone,  To Address Seniors On How To Stay

Safe At Home

Instances of Elder Abuse Have Risen 15% In The Past 2 Years; Program To Provide Prevention Tips To Seniors

 

HOPKINTON– Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, State Representative Carolyn Dykema, and representatives from the Hopkinton Police Department, Eagle Bank and Springwell Protective Services will present a program at the Hopkinton Senior Center in Hopkinton on Friday about how Seniors can better protect themselves from scams and abuse.

 

            The program, featuring remarks from Leone and Dykema, will provide information to an audience of 40 Seniors on a variety of topics, including safe banking practices, how Seniors can remain safely in their homes, and paving and lottery scams targeting the elderly.  Service providers also outlined what resources are available to Seniors. 

 

            According to the recent figures from the Massachusetts Office of Elders Affairs, in fiscal year 2008, there were 14,909 reports of elder abuse and 4,423 newly confirmed cases. These numbers represent a significant rise from fiscal year 2005, when there were 11,503 reports of elder abuse (30% increase) and 3,713 newly confirmed cases (19% increase). .

 

            WHO:              Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone

                                    State Representative Carolyn Dykema

           

            WHAT:            Keeping Seniors Safe: A Senior Protection Seminar

 

            WHEN:            Friday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m.

 

            WHERE:          Hopkinton Senior Center

                                    28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA

 

Space Weather News for Nov. 3, 201
http://spaceweather.com

HUGE SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspot groups in many years has just emerged over the sun's eastern limb.  The sunspot's magnetic canopy is crackling with M-class (medium-sized) solar flares and seems poised to launch even stronger X-class eruptions. The sunspot, named AR1339, is not yet directly facing Earth but it will be turning toward our planet in the days ahead. Check http://spaceweather.com for images of the behemoth and updates.

SUNSPOT TELESCOPE:  Sunspot AR1339 looks magnificent when viewed through Explore Scientific's White Light Solar Observing System. This safely-filtered telescope is designed for high-quality imaging of sunspots and it is now available in the Space Weather Store:  http://www.shopspaceweather.com/

Looking for Algonquin Class of 72!! 

A small committee has been formed to plan our 40th reunion.  There is a Facebook page set up – Algonquin Seventy-Two Reunion which currently has 49 members.  If you are not a member of that group, please go to Facebook and join us.  We’d also like to know how everyone would like to celebrate our 40 years, so please click on the link below and fill out our 2 question survey.  There is no commitment involved – we’d just like to hear from everyone.  Your feedback is very important.  If you have contact information for any other classmates, please forward this link to them also.  Thanks for your help – hope to hear from you soon!

·         http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBM32K8

 

 

Holiday Decorations & more

Have you started thinking about the holidays?

Fresh trees, wreaths and winter greens available soon.

 Custom orders welcome for Christmas trees-
please order early (by Nov. 18th latest), up to 15 ft.

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MA/NH Essential E-news
 

 

zheimer's Association Newsletter

November 2011

 

 

In the News...

Fade to Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer's, an in-depth multi-faceted look at Alzheimer's by WBUR 90.9 public radio ... Click.

Annual Awards Celebration      Nov 30
Join us for our fabulous Annual Awards celebration with master of ceremonies A.J. Burnett, FOX25 meteorologst! We will recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to our mission and vision of a world without Alzheimer's. The 2011 Person of the Year is Kay Lazar of the Kay Lazar better fileBoston Globe. Click for a complete list of honorees, plus reservations. Admission is free but reservations are required.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30
Time:  4 pm Reception; 5 pm Program
Where: Reception at La Casa de Pedro, Program at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
November is Alzheimer Awareness Month
More than 5 million have Alzheimer's in the U.S. During the month of November we recognize all those affected by the disease, including nearly 16 million caregivers. You can find programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Click for a complete list of activities and programs!
Who understands you? 

Are you looking for someone to talk to--someone who understands what it's like to deal with Alzheimer's disease? Whether you've just been diagnosed or you're caring for a loved one, joining a support group could be a great way to find people who understand what you're experiencing. We offer nearly 140 Support Groups across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Support groups help members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. Support group members report feeling less alone, more able to confront their daily problems, and more hopeful about their future. The advantages of joining a support group are limitless. Take a look at where our groups are happening. Click to find a group near you.

Caregiver Conference, Newton     Nov 5 

West Suburban Area Alzheimer's Partnership

Caregiver Conference: Fostering Connections through Creative Activities 

Saturday November 5, 9:00 am - noon

Newton Free Library. FREE to the public. Click to learn more.

Caregiver Conference, Peabody  Nov 5

North Shore Alzheimer Partnership Caregiver Conference

Saturday, November 5

Holiday Inn Route 1 North, Peabody, MA

8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM - Conference Begins - Ends at 1:30 PM

Bring your Loved One, we have respite care! Click for info!

24/7 Helpline  800.272.3900
Woman on Phone
Did you know that you can call for advice and resource information on all issues related to Alzheimer's disease -- 24/7? Our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 is staffed by trained counsellors. It's confidential and free. We also have Helpline online!  Don't go it alone. Alzheimer's is a challenging disease. 
Coping with Early Memory Loss     Nov 21

Worried womanMonday, November 21

Coping with Early Memory Loss

6 - 8 pm

Watertown, MA

This is an orientation program for individuals recently diagnosed with memory loss and their family members and friends. Medical and non-medical treatments will be discussed, as well as available resources. The program is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 800.272.3900 to register or for more information.

Thank You! 
Walk to End Alz Logo 

Thank you again to the 18,000 walkers who participated in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Thanks to you, we had a record-setting year, raising over $2.2 million dollars!

* If you have outstanding donations to turn in, you can still turn them in! Send to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 with your name and team name as soon as possible.   

* If you have not yet completed the walker survey or volunteer survey, we hope you will by Friday, November 11. 

* If you would like to serve as a member of one of our Walk committees,e-mail us.  2012 committees start meeting soon! 
 

PHOTOS from the 2011 Walks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are up in galleries on our Facebook page! You do not have to join facebook to see the photos. Click on the PHOTOS tab on the left side of the page.

Walk

Sringfield Falcons Fundraiser Night      Nov 12
Springfield FalconsHockey fans, get in on the fun and support the cause! It's a special fundraising night on Saturday, November 12 @ 7:00pm  as Springfield Falcons face off against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. It all happens at MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA.

Tickets: Mike Kelly at 617.439-GOAL.  
 

CARE TO CURE
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Join us at Care to Cure
a conference for those learning to live with Alzheimer's.
Sat., Nov. 12
Concord, NH
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord NH
8:15 am Registration & complimentary continental breakfast
9:00 am - Noon Program
Free and open to the public.

 
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Research Event

WMA research event 2011

Alzheimer's disease: Research Updates on Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Robert Stern, PhD,

Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical & Research Program, Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, BU School of Medicine
Tuesday, Nov 15

Elms College

Chicopee, MA
6 pm Reception
7 pm Program
Free & open to the public.
Elms College, Alumnae Library

Chicopee, MA

For info or to reserve your space call 413.787.1113 or e-mail.


 
Seeking Runners
 

The Run for the Memory program is currently looking for marathon runners who have secured their own bib number into the 2012 for more information.

Boston Marathon®

and would like to fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter by joining our official 

Boston Marathon®

 team. Contact Angela Floro at 617.393.2026
 

Elliot Steger Benefit Concert

Elliot Steger Jazz Quartet

Special Alzheimer Benefit Concert

Sunday, Nov 20

sponsored by Liberty Alzheimer Partnership

Indian Hill Music

Littleton, MA

2 pm Reception

3 pm Concert

Tickets & Info


 
Plymouth Phil!

Love great music?

Join us for Night at the Phil

Saturday, Nov 12

5:30 pm Reception

8:00 pm Concert

Plymouth Philaharmonic Orchestra presents American Treasures: Celebrating America's Veterans.

Call 617.868.6718 x2007 for tickets.

"Friendraiser" Event!
"Friendraisers" are community-based events that benefit the Alzheimer's Association! From time to time we highlight an event, but to see everything that's happening, Click on FRIENDRAISER

On November 9, SalonCapri in Dedham is hosting "Decades of Style" a retrospective hairstyle event benefiting the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH chapter. Tickets are $25.00 and 100% of proceeds will be donated.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Southborough Recreation

Skating Lessons at St. Marks                                          $120/pp

Ages: 5 & up

 

Days: Sundays

 

Time: 5-6pm practice skate 6pm to 6:30 pm

 

Session 1:   Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 8, Jan 15

 

Session 2:   Jan 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26

 

Instructors:   Donna Barrett-Fonseca & Robin Gorman

 

Location: St. Marks Ice Rink

 

This program will hold instructions for Beginners, Advanced, and Intermediate levels for kindergarten and up. Children will be instructed for the development of basic skating skills that may be used for hockey or figure skating. Skaters should arrive 15 minutes prior to class to lace up.

All children are required to have a helmet, mittens or gloves and warm pants. No double runner blades.

Parents are allowed on the ice during the practice time only. The practice time is intended for parents to assist their child in practicing the skills they are learning in class. This program is not for public skating.

Parents will need to sign a waiver before going on the ice.

 

ARHS Sports
Thursday 11/3
Friday 11/4
Saturday 11/5
Sunday 11/6
Monday 11/7

 

AVRTHS Sports

 

RAP Begins Monday

Next session of RAP begins Monday Nov 7th ...only a few days left to sign up. Lots of great classes to choose from. Go to our website for details www.southboroughrecreation.com  or call the Recreation office if you have questions.

 

Trees Down

November 2, 2011 - Got trees down?  Don't plan on leaving them along the roadside as there will be no town pickup but branches can be taken to the transfer station or residents can hire private contractors for cleanup.

 

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 10/25/11

 

08:27 EMS CALL MIDDLE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF ROACH

    C30  LT DANO

 

10:46 EMS CALL WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF PIERCE

    C30  FF STRONG

 

11:16 EMS CALL GARRISON LN 

    A29  LT DANO         FF STRONG

    C27  CAPT MAURO

   

12:11 EMS CALL WOODLAND RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C27  CAPT MAURO

   

13:30 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 OIL BURNER MIDDLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:31 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) MAIN ST 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF FRANKS

    E22  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

21:59 GOOD INTENT CALL BIRCHWOOD DR 

    E22  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

Wednesday 10/26/11

 

10:00 FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM RICHARDS RD 

    C27  FF ROACH

 

10:00 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL COMMON ST 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

12:19 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL PINE HILL DR 

    C30  FF WILLS

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ROACH

    T21  FF ASPESI       FF NAVAROLI

 

13:30 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS CORDAVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:00 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

 

17:57 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF WILLS

   

18:08 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL JOHN ST 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ROACH

 

Thursday 10/27/11

 

07:30 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

09:45 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL CORDAVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

10:00 2011  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL COMMON ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:30 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

11:00 UST REMOVAL WOODLAND RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:29 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF PIERCE

 

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE GRANUAILE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

16:29 EMS CALL ASHLEY RD 

    A29  LT DANO         CAPT MAURO

 

Friday 10/28/11

 

10:46 CANCELLED ENROUTE TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    T21  FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

 

13:36 ARCING, SHORTED ELECTRICAL EQU JERICHO HILL RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

14:02 SMOKE DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFU MITCHELL ST 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    E23  FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

 

19:01 EMS CALL PINECONE LN 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF KANE

    C30  FF RICE

 

Saturday 10/29/11

 

02:12 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF KANE

 

02:17 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A29  FF RICE         LT SADOWSKI

 

09:06 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO MARLBORO RD 

    E22  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

16:00 EMS CALL FLAGG RD 

    A28  FF HOGAN        FF MARTINS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

18:35 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF HOGAN        FF MARTINS

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

18:41 POWER LINE DOWN FLAGG RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

18:54 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

19:13 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO HARVEST LN 

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

19:17 POWER LINE DOWN SADIE HUTT LN 

    E22  FF HOGAN        FF MARTINS

 

19:30 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

19:34 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN        FF KENDALL

 

19:36 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES BRIDGE ST 

    A29  FF ALESSI       FF TOMMANEY

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

20:15 POWER LINE DOWN LATISQUAMA RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

20:19 ASSIST INVALID FOLEY DR 

    E23  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

20:21 POWER LINE DOWN SUMMIT RD 

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

20:24 POWER LINE DOWN WOODLAND RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

20:39 POWER LINE DOWN CAROLYN TR 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

20:43 POWER LINE DOWN STUB TOE LN 

    E23  FF TOMMANEY     FF ALESSI

 

21:10 HAZARDOUS CONDITION, OTHER. SEARS RD 

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

21:11 POWER LINE DOWN BOSTON RD 

    E23  FF TOMMANEY     FF ALESSI

 

21:26 MISC FD ENTRY GILMORE RD 

    E22  LT COLLEARY     FF HOGAN        FF MARTINS

 

21:31 POWER LINE DOWN BIGELOW RD 

    E23  LT COLLEARY     FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN        FF ALESSI

 

21:36 POWER LINE DOWN EDGEWOOD RD 

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

21:40 EMS CALL WOODLAND RD 

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

22:11 EMS CALL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF ALESSI

    C20  CHIEF DUNNE

    C30  FF HOGAN        FF KENDALL

    R25  LT G. HUBLEY

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

22:31 POWER LINE DOWN VALADE CT and SOUTHVILLE

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN        LT COLLEARY

 

22:49 EXCESSIVE HEAT NO IGNITION OAK HILL RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

    R25  LT G. HUBLEY

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

Sunday 10/30/11

 

00:15 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

02:13 POWER LINE DOWN SOUTHVILLE RD and PARKERVILLE RD

    C30  FF ALESSI

 

02:40 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO PINE HILL RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN        LT COLLEARY

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

03:22 ASSIST INVALID FOLEY DR 

    C30  FF ALESSI

 

03:29 POWER LINE DOWN LATISQUAMA RD and BIRCHWOOD DR

    E22  LT COLLEARY     FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

04:05 ASSIST INVALID BOSTON RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

04:14 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN        LT COLLEARY

 

04:21 POWER LINE DOWN LATISQUAMA RD 

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF KENDALL

 

04:39 EMS CALL WALKER ST 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF ALESSI

    E22  FF MARTINS      LT COLLEARY     FF HOGAN

 

06:14 POWER LINE DOWN MIDDLE RD 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF KENDALL      FF HOGAN

 

07:55 POWER LINE DOWN CORDAVILLE RD 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF HOGAN

 

08:10 EMS CALL MASS PIKE WEST    

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF HOGAN

 

08:50 ALARMS-FIRE LOVERS LN 

    E22 

 

12:07 CO DETECTOR ACTIVATION, NO CO LOVERS LN 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF NAVAROLI

 

12:56 EMS CALL EDGELL RD FRA

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF FRANKS

 

14:20 ASSIST INVALID BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF HOGAN        FF FRANKS

 

15:40 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE METACOMET LN and GILMORE RD

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF HOGAN

 

17:03 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL RICHARDS RD 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF HOGAN

 

19:00 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO PINE HILL DR 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    E23  FF GOODSPEED    FF KANE

 

19:24 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL BIGELOW RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF KANE

 

19:37 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE FOLEY DR 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

20:14 LOCK-OUT WARD RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

23:12 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO PINE HILL DR 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

Monday 10/31/11

 

02:56 CO DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFUNCT WOLFPEN LN 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF KANE

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

 

07:14 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF KANE

    C30  FF RICE

 

10:30 26F REINSPECTION GRANUAILE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:55 FUEL BURNER/BOILER, CONFINED TURNPIKE RD 

    C20  CHIEF DUNNE

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E22  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    T21  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

14:43 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A29  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

14:52 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL CONSTITUTION DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

15:09 WATER EVACUATION SOUTHVILLE RD 

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

15:46 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) MARLBORO RD 

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

15:46 SMOKE OR ODOR REMOVAL PARKERVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF NEAL

 

17:47 EMS CALL KILLAM FARM LN 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    C30  FF FRANKS

 

18:27 WATER EVACUATION BIGELOW RD 

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

19:13 EMS CALL WOODLAND RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF HOGAN

 

19:48 WATER EVACUATION GRANUAILE RD 

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

Meet the Author whose book about Alzheimer’s topped the charts at Amazon.com!


Book Signing and Reading with “Swimming Solo” Author, Susan Rava

 

Hopkinton, MA - Compass Memory Support Assisted Living at Hopkinton is hosting a book signing and reading with a popular author whose book about her family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease topped the charts on Amazon.com. The public is invited to attend the event on Monday, November 7th at 2:00 pm at the Hopkinton Senior Center located at 28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by November 4th to Eric Varin, Compass at Hopkinton, 508-435-1011.

 

Susan Rava calls her book “Swimming Solo” a “support-group-in-a-book” and one reader described it as a “life­line.” Her personal story about her family’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease is grip­ping, sad and funny all at once. In the words of a geriatric physician who reviewed the book: “Swimming Solo honors and celebrates the resilience of character and the unique traits that survive over the course of the illness. Rava provides guidance regarding supportive services, the importance of family education, and caregiver respite.”

 

Eric Varin, Community Relations Director at Compass at Hopkinton, said Compass at Hopkinton is delighted to host this special event at the Hopkinton Senior Center. “We are interested in providing solid information and guidance to people in our community who are dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in their family. We also want to convey the important positive message that people with dementia can continue to learn, adjust to their illness, play a role in their own care, and live meaningful lives when supported properly. We believe in this concept wholeheartedly – we see it every day in the people we care for here at Compass Memory Support and it is at the very core of the programming we offer through our affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.”

 

 According to Susan Rava, the story of her book “Swimming Solo” begins when her elderly father-in-law set out alone, contrary to family rules, to swim straight across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee. Soon after, he was diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's disease. Susan Rava went on to describe her other family members who developed Alzheimer’s. She said, “Later my father showed me a slip of paper. It said, "D-O-R-O-T-H-Y." He said to me, ‘Your mother's name. So I don't forget it.’ He too was in the grip of Alzheimer's. Then followed both my mother-in-law and my mother. My husband, John, and I were the primary caregivers and point people over 14 years. Swimming Solo recreates all four parents in their heydays: they were colorful and productive too. It also shows their declines into Alzheimer's disease. Readers tell me that they laugh and cry.”  

 

Compass at Hopkinton’s innovative memory care approach, developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, treats the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment (early memory loss) in a comfortable dignified residential setting. The community, serving the Metrowest and Worcester County area, features 40 apartments as well as sun-filled living and dining areas. Innovative programs include a curriculum-based adult learning program, specialized brain-healthy diet, and individual resident case review. The community offers a day-guest program, holistic hospital rehabilitation program, and respite stays so that family caregivers can travel for business or vacation. For tours and information call 508-435-1011.

 

 

Harvard Museum of Natural History ENews
Public Lecture
How Much Can Trees and Forests Slow the Global Warming Increase?Join atmospheric chemist Steven Wofsy and forest ecologist Andrew Richardson for the lecture How Much Can Trees and Forests Slow the Global Warming Increase, on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 pm. Learn about different perspectives on the scientific community debate about the impact forests have on climate-warming. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Part of the Challenges and Choices lecture series. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage. 
 
Author Talk
The Species Seekers

On Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 pm, join Richard Conniff, science writer and NPR commentator, for the author talk The Species Seekers. Learn about daredevil species seekers, ranging from the father of modern taxonomy, Carl Linneaus, and Thomas Jefferson, who laid out mastodon bones on the White House floor, to the Harvard anatomist who helped introduce the world to the most spectacular species discovery of the nineteenth century. Regular admission prices apply.
Illustration courtesy of W.W. Norton & Company.
 


 
Lecture and Booksigning
Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine

Learn about creatures and habitats that remain remarkably similar to their earliest manifestation in the fossil record in Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine, a lecture and booksigning with Piotr Naskrecki, Zoologist, Museum of Comparative Zoology/Conservation International, on Wednesday, November 30, at 6:00 pm. From horseshoe crabs of the Atlantic to orchids of New Guinea, Naskrecki has created a time-lapse tour of life that has persisted nearly untouched for hundreds of millions of years. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage.
Photo courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki.


 
Kids Class
Classes for Kids and Adults

A few spots are available for Capturing Large Cats and Dogs with Pencil and Paper, a drawing class for students ages 9-13, Saturday, November 5, 2:00-3:30 pm. Learn drawing techniques to explore the teeth, skeletons, and body shapes of large cats and dogs. Fee: $30 nonmembers/$27 members (10% discount). Save $5 per class when booking three or more kids classes at once.

Call 617.495.2341 or email reservations@hmnh.harvard.edu for more information or to register for these classes. Photo by Tony Rinaldo. 


 
Members Behind-the-Scenes

Join now to reserve a space at the annual Members behind-the-scenes event on Thursday, December 8, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Tour the Museum of Comparative Zoology's Malacology Department, home to one of the world's most spectacular and comprehensive collections of mollusks. See specimens, visit labs, and discover the research faculty and graduate students are performing. Space is limited. RSVP to members@hmnh.harvard.edu or 617.496.6972. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage.
Learn about membership benefits.
Photo of Sea Slug by Marli Wakeling
.  


 

Public Health Advisory: State Health Officials Warn Residents of Carbon Monoxide and Electrical Hazards Following Winter Storm

BOSTON — Many residents who have lost power following this weekend’s snowstorm are seeking alternative sources of heat and electricity in their homes. These residents are urged to take extreme caution to avoid injury or death from carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical hazards during this time.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Hazard from Portable Generators, Gas Stoves and Charcoal

The operation of gasoline, oil or other combustible fuel electrical generators produces carbon monoxide which poses an extreme health hazard if used indoors without proper ventilation.

The use of gas stoves and charcoal as a heat source is not recommended since both also produce carbon monoxide that is not vented properly outdoors.

NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off. Carbon monoxide can cause severe injury or death if exhaust from operating electrical generators is not vented properly.

Follow the instructions that come with your generator. Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows, and vents that could allow CO to come indoors.

If you start to feel sick, dizzy, or weak while using a generator, get to fresh air RIGHT AWAY. DO NOT DELAY. The CO from generators can rapidly kill you.

Massachusetts residents are reminded that state law requires the installation of battery-operated CO alarms or plug-in CO alarms with battery back-up in every home, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. CO alarms should be certified to the requirements of the latest safety standards (UL 2034, IAS 6-96, or CSA 6.19.01).

Electrical Hazards

Generators also pose a risk of shock and electrocution, especially if they are operated in wet conditions. If you must use a generator when it is wet outside, protect the generator from moisture to help avoid the shock/electrocution hazard, but do so without operating the generator indoors or near openings to any building that can be occupied in order to help avoid the CO hazard. Operate the generator under an open, canopy-like structure on a dry surface where water cannot reach it or puddle or drain under it. If your hands are wet, dry them before touching the generator.

Connect appliances to the generator using heavy-duty extension cords that are specifically designed for outdoor use. Make sure the wattage rating for each cord exceeds the total wattage of all appliances connected to it. Use extension cords that are long enough to allow the generator to be placed outdoors and far away from windows, doors and vents to the home or to other structures that could be occupied. Check that the entire length of each cord is free of cuts or tears and that the plug has all three prongs. Protect the cord from getting pinched or crushed if it passes through a window or doorway.

NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging the generator into a wall outlet, 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

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

There will be school at the Finn, Woodward, Neary and Trottier Southborough Schools tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 2

 

However,

There is no school in Northborough including Algonquin Regional High School

 

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ALGONQUIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Rep. Dykema Announces Local Hearing On
Utility Response To Tropical Storm Irene To Be Rescheduled

BOSTON – The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will be rescheduling the hearing initially planned for Tuesday

 night to  discuss storm preparation and power restoration efforts by NSTAR and National Grid in the wake of

 Tropical Storm Irene has been postponed.  The hearing had been scheduled for November 1st at Trottier Middle

School in Southborough.

 

The DPU will continue to collect written public comment until 5 p.m. on November 23, 2011. Written comments

 can be sent to Mark D. Marini:

Mark D. Marini, Secretary

Department of Public Utilities

One South Station, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02110

 

For more details about the DPU’s investigation and the other hearing locations please contact Rep Carolyn

Dykema’s office at 617-722-2210.

 

Storm Updates

Citizens should document in detail all damages and related costs to their properties before clean-up. Photos are vital. 


 

Report damage to personal insurance company and keep their own files in the event there is federal disaster funds made available. 

 

Please do not pile debris curb side, Southborough is not equipped to collect mass debris.  Bring all debris to the Transfer Station or utilize a private contractor.

 

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

 

 

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there are 5 truck crews on Parkville Rd. This line fees up to Fairview and then to Summit.  Unfortunately there is a broken pole on Summit, and until that gets repaired they cannot turn on the line.  I do not have any time frame on the pole repair.

 

National Grid is in the process of surveying Sunrise, Stow and Deerfoot Rd. area.

 

Jean Kitchen

Town Administrator

 

 

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After our conference call with National Grid at 11am this morning (Tuesday November 1), it appears that 90% of Southborough has had power restored.   If you are still without power, please contact National Grid (even if you have done so in the past) and let them know you still do not have power.  They are keeping a master list from which they are working with to restore power, so it is important that they have your specific address.  You also have the option to contact our police/fire dispatch at 508 485-2147 who will relay the information to National Grid. You may also stop by the town house and let me know and I will pass on the information.   National Grid and tree crews are still working in Town so hopefully more residents will have power restored today.

Our recreation center, located at the South Union School, 21 Highland Street has power and heat.  Please feel free to use the building to warm up and recharge phones, computers etc. 

Jean Kitchen

Town Administrator

 

If you know of someone that still doesn't have power please try and get the word out......

Resources for those without power - UPDATED

by susan on November 1, 2011 www.mysouthborough.com 

A couple hundred of you are still without power today, and if your comments around the web are any indication, you're frustrated and cold and probably in need of a shower. In the hope that it will help, I'm compiling a list of (free) places in the area where you can go to get some relief.

I'll update the list as information becomes available. If anyone knows of other resources, please share them in the comments.

South Union School (Recreation Department/Arts Center)
21 Highland Street
Services: Heat, TV for movies, stove for hot water, refrigerator, games for kids, bathrooms
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, but Rec Director Doreen Ferguson said she would stay open late if there's a demand

Southborough Public Library
25 Main Street
Services: Power, WIFI, heat (the Library just got power back this morning, so it may take a bit to warm up)
Hours: 10:00 am* - 9:00 pm (since they just got power, this morning's opening may be delayed)

Southborough Senior Center
9 Cordaville Road
Services: Power, heat (the Senior Center just got power back this morning, so it may take a bit to warm up)
Hours: The Senior Center just got power and staff was on their way in, so call first (508-229-4453)

Southborough Fire Station
21 Main Street
Services: Power is available for charging mobile devices

Culinary Underground
Brickyard Plaza on Route 9 west (21 Turnpike Road)
Services: Free soup
Hours: 11:30 am until the soup runs out

Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club
3 Tennis Drive (map)
Services: SHARC would like to open our club up to our members and all residents of the surrounding communities in need of shower facilities. If you are without power, water or heat, please stop by SHARC to utilize our showers. Please bring a towel. We have soap, shampoo, conditioner and hair dryers available.
Hours: Call for more information (508-845-1000)

 


Doreen Ferguson, Director Southborough Recreation
Fuel Spill

November 1, 2011 - Southborough firefighters responded to a medical and HaZMat spill on Southville Road at the height of the Storm Saturday night.  The resident was working on his dump truck when it slipped off the jack injuring his hand.  The saddle tank on the truck split spilling about fifty gallons of fuel onto the ground.  Clean up crews were called in.  Southborough Fire officials and the DEP are investigating the spill.

Not a Happy Camper

November 1, 2011 - Chico the horse doesn't look pleased that he has to forage through snow this early in the season.

The Trucks Arrive

November 1, 2011 - Power company trucks arrive on Parkerville Road South near Fox Hill around noon today.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Sports

 

AVRTHS Sports
Tuesday 11/1
Wednesday 11/2
Thursday 11/3
Friday 11/4
 

 

 

Superintendent Charles Gobron canceled school for a second day. Both Southborough and Northborough schools will be closed on Tuesday.

 

4:30 pm Monday:

Power has been restored to a number of streets in Southborough, both on the north and south sides of town. Reports of power re-established on portions of Parkerville, Cordaville, Oregon, Central, Clifford, Birchwood, Rockpoint, Presidential, Latisquama, and Stockwell, Southville Road.

Superintendent Charles Gobron canceled school for a second day. Both Southborough and Northborough schools will be closed on Tuesday.

 

 

 

10:30 am Monday:

Southborough officials have made the decision to postpone trick-or-treating in Southborough until Saturday, November 5th.

 

 

Storm Scenes by Chris Wraight

 

Closed:

ARHS and Southborough Schools

Town Offices

Southborough Library

No power

This Week's Meetings

Meeting Date Time Place
Assabet Valley Regional School Committee - Agenda 11/1 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 11/1 6:15 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Youth Commission - Agenda 11/1 7:15 PM Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street
Council on Aging - Agenda 11/2 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Green Technology and Recycling Committee - Agenda 11/3 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Northborough/Southborough School Committee School Choice Study Group - Agenda 11/3 5:30 PM Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road
Southborough Scholarship Committee - Agenda 11/3 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
       
  Southborough Senior Center
31 Monday 1 Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 Thursday 4 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 9:00 Yoga 10:00 Beginner Tai Chi 1:00 water aerobics
9:30 Cribbage 11:00 Senior singers 9:30 Pool 10:00 AM Bocce  
9:30 Painting class 12:00 Ping Pong 10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 Bridge  
12:00 blue plate special 12:00 pitch      
Sunday  30 Monday 31 Tuesday 1 Wednesday 2 Thursday 3 Friday 4 Saturday 5
  Closed due to power outage

 
 

News Notes

Boston, MA) – Commuter rail customers who use the Worcester/Framingham, Fitchburg and Haverhill lines should expect delays throughout the day due to damage caused by the weekend storm. Delays will range anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes.

Commuter rail customers on these and other lines are  urged to check T Alerts MBTA.com, MBCR.net and Twitter feeds – @mbtaGM and  @MBCR_info  – in the morning to get the best available information regarding storms and related delays.

Worcester/Framingham

CSX, the freight company that controls all movement of trains on the Worcester/Framingham line, has reported that increased freight traffic is expected between Worcester and Boston as the result of re-opening the line after a 36-hour shutdown. This situation will create potential for service delays of up to 30 minutes.

Safety Hints

Stay away from wires

Do not use charcoal indoors for cooking

watch for CO buildup from improperly hooked up generators (should be outside- not even in a garage)

Try to use flashlights and battery operated lanterns vs. candles

If you do use candles keep them away from flammable objects such as drapes, dried flowers etc

Henrietta Hale Amadon of Southborough died October 29, 2011 at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was born in Philadelphia, PA November 11, 1935, the daughter of the late "Mimi" (Marie Stokholm) and Gunnar C. Froelich. She was the widow of Ralph E. Hale, Jr. who died in 1969 and Arthur N. Amadon who died in 2002.. Mrs. Amadon is survived by her daughter, Karen Hale Boyer and her husband, Phillip, of Takoma Park, MD; her son Robert E. Hale, III and his wife, Carrie , of Burnsville, MN; and her son Robert E. Hale and his wife, Paula, of Holliston, MA. She is also survived by her four grandchildren; Tracy M. Ostrow of Massapequa, NY, Robert E. Hale, Jr. of Holliston, MA, Laura S. Boyer of Philadelphia, PA and Samuel D. Boyer of Takoma Park, MD. A memorial service in celebration of the life of Henrietta C. Amadon will be held at 5:00 pm Saturday, November 5, 2011 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough. Donations in her memory may be sent to MetroWest Medical Center, Fourth Floor Hospice Room, 85 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702 or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772

BENT, Charles N. Age 76, of Mashpee, formerly of Southborough passed away peacefully Friday, October 28, 2011. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Murphy) Bent to whom he was married 40 years. Loving father of Matthew of Woburn and Michael of Lowell; grandfather of Jessie Ann, Marcos and Justin; brother of James of Quincy and William of Hyde Park and Dorothy Shelton of Malden he also leaves many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anne Marie Murray. The visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 in the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave. (RT 151) MASHPEE. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 Am on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd in Christ the King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. The burial will follow at Great Neck Woods Cemetery in Mashpee. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Campion Center, 319 Concord Rd. Weston, MA. For online obituary guestbook, directions and obituary please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home 74 Algonquin Ave., Mashpee, MA 508-477-4025

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Sports

check on schedules if games to make sure games are still on this week or if they have been re-scheduled

 

AVRTHS Sports

check game schedules to see if there are any rescheduled or postponed this week

 

October 31, 2011

Still no power, internet or phone.  Many Southborough residents are in the same boat. There is still over 2700 homes and businesses in town without power and state wide the number is in the 600,000's.  Please be patient as the power companies work to clear all the damaged trees and limbs on the power lines and then re-energize the lines to our homes and businesses.  If you have a true emergency, please call 911.  If it is not an emergency, please use Massachusetts info dial: 211 or the public safety business lines or one of the following numbers:

 

MA Info and assistance:                       211 (remind them you are looking for information on the Southborough area)

To report a power line down:              1-800-465-1212  (National Grid) www.1.naationalgridus.com/masselectric/stormcenter

Southborough Fire Business Line:     508-485-3235

Southborough Police Bus. Line           508-485-2121 or 4127

Verizon                                                    1-800-VERIZON

www.22.verizon.com

Reminders

 

  • National Grid and Southborough Public Safety Officials remind residents not to go near any downed wires, they could still be alive.

 

  • If you are in need of a shelter, please call the Southborough Police Department at 1-508-485-2121 or seek information at the police station 19 Main Street.

 

  • Many telephones will not work look the old copper line phones, so if you are trying to reach someone via a land phone keep that in mind.

 

Southborough Police remind travelers to drive safely.  Be courteous and follow the rules of the road when approaching intersections that may not have traffic lights working.

 

Information can be found at:

Southborough News on http://twitter.com/#!/Southboronews 

 Mysouthborough.com  and Susan's Twitter

Southborough Police facebook page

www.southboroughtown.com

 

 

Track Two Tieup

October 31, 2011 - Yesterday crews worked hard to clear the railroad tracks of several trees blocking track #2 from Ashland to Grafton along the CSX lines.

Too Early

October 31, 2011 - With leaves still on the branches the heavy wet snow and wind clobbered the area bringing trees, limbs and wires down.

  
Photography Exhibit
Exhibit on view at Citizens Bank November 9 through December 9
Register by November 3
 

 Drop-Off November 5, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Click here to download a registration form.
RiverForestRocksFall
                                                          
Citizens Bank

17 Pope Street, Hudson


Come meet the photographers!

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the photographers on:

Thursday, November 10
5:30-7:00 pm

                   


978-562-1646
 
 

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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Congratulations!!! to the ARHS Girls Field Hockey team for capturing the Mid-Wach A title. The team competed against North Middlesex winning the game 3- 1.   Liz Holmes had two goals and an assist.  Maggie Wraight scored the third goal.  Emily Burke also had an assist and Goalie Kate Sears had eight saves.

 

 

No Schools

 

All Schools

 

Southborough

 

and

 

Algonquin Regional High School

 

Monday October 31, 2011

Damage

October 31, 2011 - Above Cordaville Road near #189.  Below: Gilmore Road.

Southville Road Night and Day

October 30, 2011 - The west end of Southville - tree damage same location.

Green Light/No Light

October 30, 2011 - one of the only working lights in town.

National Grid warns residents not to go near downed wires.  They just might be alive.  A twenty year old man stepped on a live wire in Springfield, MA and was killed last night.  They recommend shutting down and pulling the plug on large appliances and electronics to prevent an oversurge when power is restored.  At last estimate there were over 3,000 without power in Southborough and over 640,000 state wide as of 9:00 PM

From Southborough Emergency Management:

Power Outage:  Citizens should be prepared for a multi-day power outage, possibly as far out as Wednesday.  Utility crews are actively working in town.

Shelter: Sheltering is available to residents.  If you are interested in the shelter please call 508-485-2121 or seek information at the Police Station (19 Main Street).  Residents will need to bring Bedding, Hygiene items and Medications.

 

Temperatures: Tonight's lows in the 20's, Monday's highs in the mid 40's.

 

School:  Classes are cancelled for Monday.

 

Safety:  Consider all downed lines to be live.  Stay at least 30 feet away.   Roads will be dark, if out walking wear bright or reflective clothing and carry a flashlight.

 

Residents can Follow the Southborough News on http://twitter.com/#!/Southboronews  or Mysouthborough.com and Susan's Twitter page.

Neal Aspesi

Dir of Operations

Southborough EMA

 

Letter from Selectmen Boland:  Town Conditions

As you are probably aware, 85% of the Town is without power.  National Grid advised in a conference call this afternoon that this will be a "multiday" event and some people might not have power back until Wednesday.  There's a chance some could get restored overnight.  While it is hard to understand why power isn't restored faster I'll try to explain it as National Grid has explained it to us. 

 

The power companies try to restore power to the maximum number of people in each step.  It works something like this:

Transmission Lines - carry main power to the area.

Subtransmission lines - branch off to substations.

Substations

Main feed lines to a town or area

Lines to streets/neighborhoods

Lines to a house

 

Today they were trying to restore power to the substations for Southborough and some of the surrounding towns.   When restored they must then physically make sure the feed lines are intact before energizing them.   From there, they work their way out until finally reattaching wires to individual houses.  It is very frustrating when it's been two days and there is still a tree on a wire on your street.  It probably means that they are still working on a larger problem and not able to get to that street yet.  National Grid is very clear that they will work to restore power to 1,000 people before trying to restore it to 10.  Unfortunately if there are only two houses without power on your street, they will have you as a lower priority.

 

National Grid provided Southborough with a liaison today who was very helpful in identifying problem areas and getting them prioritized with the company.  They will be providing further information in the morning. 

 

Marlborough Emergency Management has assured us that Southborough residents in need of emergency shelter are welcome to the shelters.  Residents should call the Police Department at 508-485-2121 or 2147 to confirm they are in need of shelter.

 

Schools are closed on Monday and Town offices will be closed unless power is restored. 

 

There have been questions about Halloween still taking place on Monday.  the Town's officials will meet on Monday morning and determine what is in the best interest of the residents as far as "Trick or Treating".

Bill Boland.

 

Who Wants to Join Them Already?

October 30, 2011 - Geese head south this morning.

 
Newest Predicted Storm Totals Map

National Grid Outage Map

State of Emergency:Governor Patrick Declares State of Emergency

Emergency alert symbolGovernor Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency in response to the impacts of the severe winter storm. Heavy wet snow combined with significant wind conditions has caused significant power outages across much of the Commonwealth.

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 from this winter storm.

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, go to www.mass.gov/mema.

October 29, 2011 - Snow and treacherous road conditions exist around town along with many trees, limbs and wires down all over the town.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA

1102 PM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

 

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL BRING DAMAGING HEAVY WET SNOW TO

INTERIOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT...

 

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>004-008>012-026-NHZ011-012-015-301115-

/O.CON.KBOX.WS.W.0011.000000T0000Z-111030T1200Z/

HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-

EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-

WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-

SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-

EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...

VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...

ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...

NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...AYER...

JAFFREY...KEENE...MANCHESTER...NASHUA...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE

1102 PM EDT SAT OCT 29 2011

 

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT SUNDAY...

 

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...WESTERN AND CENTRAL

  MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.

 

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW...LOCALLY UP TO 2 FEET

  IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN NORTHWEST MASSACHUSETTS

 

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 3 INCHES

  PER HOUR WILL DIMINISH FROM WEST TO EAST BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 4

  AM.

 

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN TREE

  DAMAGE...POWER OUTAGES...AND ROAD CLOSURES. SOME ROADWAYS WILL

  BE IMPASSABLE.

 

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

 

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 30.

 

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE

INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD...OR FOR 8 OR MORE

INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL

TREATED SURFACES...AND QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR

UNTREATED SURFACES.

 

Governor Patrick declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts at 7:50 PM.

Be Prepared

 

During Tropical Storm Irene, Southborough Emergency Management obtained a great deal of real-time situational information form the public through various mediums (Social Media, Blogs, Phone etc).

We are again asking the public to assist us with gathering information (damages, power out/on, etc.) to best focus our responses. We are a short staffed community and cannot continuously survey all areas of the town…your input is vital.

As with Irene, please be patient. The storm will present many challenges responders must overcome and many aspect will be beyond our control (i.e. utilities). The Town will take all necessary actions to address the emergencies and needs of the community and advocate strongly on behalf of the community for State assistance and power restoration.

IT IS VITAL THAT EACH CITIZEN TAKE STEPS TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS. (Food, Water, Blankets, etc.). Charge cellphones for emergency use (remember once the battery dies there will be no means to recharge them). Also reach out and check on family and neighbors.

No matter how determined responders are, sometimes situations hamper even the greatest efforts. Specifically road access in this event.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Neal Aspesi
Dir. of Operations
SEMA

 

For true emergency calls dial 911, for trees down or other non-emergency related events dial

Southborough Police Dept: 508-485-2121

Southborough Fire    Dept: 508-485-3235

 

Follow the Southborough News on http://twitter.com/#!/Southboronews

 

                                                                                                              

Storm Resources

Important Storm Information from National Grid:

An early season snowstorm is expected to hit our region. We continue to monitor the weather and are working to ensure that appropriate crews, support staff and resources are poised to respond to service interruptions that could occur. Here's what you can do to be prepared.  

 

http://www1.nationalgridus.com/masselectric/stormcenter/   

 

http://www.facebook.com/nationalgrid

 

http://twitter.com/#!/nationalgridus

http://www.mass211.org/