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December 11, 2011 - December 17, 2011

Southborough Assists with Covering Worcester

December 16, 2011 - Southborough Fire Captain Joe Hubley & Firefighters Jason Roach, David Wills and Neal Aspesi salute as the funeral procession passes by Worcester Fire South Division quarters on Southbridge Street.  The funeral was for the line of duty death of Worcester Firefighter Jon Davies.    Several other Southborough Firefighters stood in line nearer the church with about 12,000 firefighters from around the country and Canada that attended the funeral.

Update

On Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 PM Southborough Selectmen will name the new

Southborough Fire Chief.

 

Selectmen To Interview Fire Chief Finalists

Southborough Selectmen will interview the two finalists for Fire Chief a week from tonight - Wednesday December 21, 2011.  Selectmen will interview at 7:00 PM, Cumberland, Rhode Island Deputy Fire Chief Fred Mitchell. According to my sources Mr. Mitchell joined the North Cumberland Fire Department full-time in October, 1988; promoted to Lieutenant, July1, 2005 and promoted to Deputy Chief on February 1, 2009. Haverhill, MA Deputy Fire Chief Brian Moriarty will be interviewed at 8:00 PM.  Deputy Chief Moriarty has nearly thirty years of firefighting.  He has been a United States Airforce Firefighter serving out of Cannon AFB and Greenham Common AFB, England.  He has served over twenty-three years with the current department and is an EMT/Paramedic.  All former and retired Southborough Fire Chiefs have moved up the ranks of the Southborough Fire Department.  This will be a first for Southborough.

Space Weather News for Dec. 16, 2011
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SUNGRAZING COMET SURVIVES: Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy has confounded the experts and survived its close encounter with the sun.  Last night, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded amazing movies of the comet entering and exiting the sun's atmosphere. Comet Lovejoy's scorched remnant is now receding from the sun in full view of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.  Visit
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The Marlborough Hospital CT Department recently received three-year “gold seal” accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Pictured are several members of the Marlborough Hospital CT Department: standing (l to r): Jonathan Arnow, MD, Mark Tucker, RT (CT), Fred Burgoyne, RT (CT), seated (l to r): Pamala Mayer, RT (CT), David Zona, RT (CT) and Karla Grignon RT (CT). Contributed photo

MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL EARNS

THREE YEAR ACR ACCREDITATION

 Marlborough, MA (December 16, 2011) --Marlborough Hospital’s computed tomography (CT) Department has achieved a three-year accreditation “gold seal” from the American College of Radiology (ACR).   CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

“Special thanks to Jonathan Arnow, MD, radiologist and Fred Burgoyne, RT (CT), who were responsible for the extensive data collection and paperwork needed to submit to the ACR for this accreditation,” said Paul Riggieri, Marlborough Hospital’s director of Diagnostic Imaging. Without their hard work this would not have been possible.”

The accreditation was awarded at the end of November.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Saturday, Dec 17, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

TBD 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Tournament

vs. TBA @ North Star Rink

 

9:30am 

Wrestling: Varsity Tournament

vs. Marlborough High School @ Marlborough High School

 

5:50pm 

Ice Hockey:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Auburn @ New England Sports Center

 

Sunday, Dec 18, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

9:00am 

Indoor Track: Varsity Meet

vs. Fitchburg, Leominster, North Middlesex Regional, Shrewsbury, Wachusett Regional @ Reggie Lewis Track Center

Winter Festival - boys and gir

 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

 

FRESHWATER LEAD SINKER AND JIG BAN TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2012

                 

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) reminds all freshwater anglers that as of January 1, 2012, the use of any lead fishing sinkers and lead jigs weighing less than one ounce is now prohibited in all inland waters (freshwater) of the Commonwealth. In terms of this regulation, “lead sinker” or “lead weight” is defined as any sinker or weight made from lead that weighs less than 1 ounce.  A “lead jig” is defined as any lead-weighted hook weighing less than one ounce. Prohibited tackle includes lead sinkers and jigs (weighing less than an ounce) painted, coated with some other substance or with attached “skirts”. Other types of sinkers, fishing lures, and/or fishing tackle including, artificial lures, hooks, weighted flies, lead-core, buzz-baits, spinner baits, or other weighted fishing lines may still be used for freshwater fishing. Ecologically safe alternatives to lead sinkers and lead jigs (such as steel and tin) are readily available from many sources and come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, weights, and sizes to meet every type of fishing need.

In 2009, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board unanimously voted to prohibit the use of lead sinkers and jigs weighing less than an ounce with the provision that the regulation go into effect January 1,  2012. This delay gave manufacturers and anglers time to adjust to these changes. “The regulation was implemented primarily to protect the state’s small population of Common Loon (Gavia immer),” said Dr. Mark Tisa, Assistant Director of Fisheries. Common Loons are a state listed Species of Special Concern.

Historically, the Common Loon nested in Massachusetts, but was extirpated in the late nineteenth century. In 1975, a pair of loons was discovered nesting in Quabbin Reservoir. The population has increased, and today approximately 32 territorial pairs can be found on 14 lakes, ponds, and reservoirs in the Commonwealth, the southern limit of the loon’s breeding range. Large piscivorous (fish-eating) birds that rely on sight to capture their prey, loons require relatively large nesting territories and water of high clarity; hence their population growth here is limited by the availability of this habitat.

Ingestion of lead fishing gear is the single largest cause of mortality for adult loons in fresh water in New England. Veterinarians at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine examined 483 dead adult loons and determined that approximately 44% of these birds died as the result of lead poisoning. Their research documented that ingestion of small lead sinkers and jigs accounted for approximately 79% of the lead objects recovered from loons that died from lead poisoning in fresh water. A single lead sinker or split shot can poison a loon. A bird with lead poisoning exhibits physical and behavioral changes, including loss of balance, gasping, tremors, and impaired ability to fly.  The weakened bird is more vulnerable to predators and may have trouble feeding, mating, nesting, and caring for its young. A loon becomes emaciated and often dies within 2 to 3 weeks after ingesting the lead.

Loons ingest lead sinkers and lead jigs in two ways. One is when loons take minnows hooked as bait on a fishing line. The loon breaks off the line and then swallows the hook, line, swivel, and sinker or jig. A second ingestion method apparently occurs when loons ingest small pebbles from lake bottoms to help grind food in their gizzards. It appears they may inadvertently swallow lead sinkers and jigs while engaged in this activity, or are perhaps actively choosing them for some other reason (possibly because of their unique size, shape, or shine).

“Through this new conservation regulation it is possible to reduce the chance of lead poisoning of loons, a goal all sportsmen should support,” said Dr. Tisa. “Most anglers who have experienced the presence of loons would agree that sightings of these magnificent birds and the enjoyment of their iconic, eerie calls adds to the quality of any fishing experience.”

Sporting and fishing clubs, bait and tackle stores, watershed associations, marinas, and other conservation organizations can help get the message about the new regulation in several ways: making announcements at meetings, publishing the information in newsletters or email blasts, or posting a flyer announcing the lead sinker ban available from the DFW website at:  www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/pdf/loons_lead_sinker_flyer.pdf

Selectmen To Interview Fire Chief Finalists

Southborough Selectmen will interview the two finalists for Fire Chief a week from tonight - Wednesday December 21, 2011.  Selectmen will interview at 7:00 PM, Cumberland, Rhode Island Deputy Fire Chief Fred Mitchell. According to my sources Mr. Mitchell joined the North Cumberland Fire Department full-time in October, 1988; promoted to Lieutenant, July1, 2005 and promoted to Deputy Chief on February 1, 2009. Haverhill, MA Deputy Fire Chief Brian Moriarty will be interviewed at 8:00 PM.  Deputy Chief Moriarty has nearly thirty years of firefighting.  He has been a United States Airforce Firefighter serving out of Cannon AFB and Greenham Common AFB, England.  He has served over twenty-three years with the current department and is an EMT/Paramedic.  All former and retired Southborough Fire Chiefs have moved up the ranks of the Southborough Fire Department.  This will be a first for Southborough.

Southborough Police News

An exciting and important change by the Worcester County Sheriffs concerning the REVERSE 9-1-1 system that they own

and that we utilize several times each year, as you know.

Go the Worcester County webpage, scroll down to left side and click on Reverse 9-1-1 link.

It will then ask you to fill out the necessary information.

It is self explanatory.

http://www.worcestercountysheriff.com/home

Be Wary the Pitfalls of Choosing Animals as Presents during the Holiday Season

 

As shoppers consider what to buy for family and loved ones this holiday season, the Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) caution against giving pets as gifts.

Each year around the holidays, MDAR’s Division of Animal Health sees a sharp increase of activity in residents adopting or buying pets. Winding up with a sick puppy or kitten can cost thousands in vet bills, and be a heartbreaking experience.  Finding the right animal can take some time and residents are encouraged to think carefully before making this long-term commitment of taking care of an animal – especially if the pet is going to be a gift for someone else.  

Although pets as gifts may be given with the best of intentions, all animals require a lifetime commitment – perhaps something the gift giver didn’t intend to impose on the recipient.  Should obtaining a new pet be a part of your holiday season this year, the Department encourages you to ensure your animal is healthy and originates from an approved source.

·         If the plan is to adopt a pet, residents should only adopt from approved shelters: http://www.mass.gov/agr/animalhealth/ApprovedEntities.htm

·         If you are considering buying from a pet shop, make sure you are buying from a licensed pet shop. All Massachusetts pet shops must be licensed and must display their license in a location that is visible to customers.

·         If buying from a breeder, make sure that the breeder is reputable. Ask to see the mother dog or cat interact with her puppies or kittens to detect any behavioral problems.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between a pet shop and a breeder.  Even if the facility looks like a private home, it may be a licensed pet shop.  Ask if the owner holds a pet shop license and look for a pet shop license on display.  If you have any doubt about the source being reputable or whether the animals are healthy, don't be afraid to walk out.

There is also no shortage of pets being offered for sale or adoption over the internet. Here too residents are urged to be judicious. While many postings are legitimate and well-intentioned, there are also many postings which have been found to contain erroneous descriptions of the pet being offered including the use of stock photos that were not actual pictures of the available animals. Residents should ask to see and interact with the pet before making a commitment.

For questions call 617-626-1795.

 

Foundation for MetroWest Gives $162K to 26 Nonprofits in Region

 

December 9, 2011 — The Foundation for MetroWest announced that it recently awarded $162,000 in grants to 26 organizations, primarily those focused on arts and culture, family support, and environmental issues, throughout the MetroWest region in connection with its 2011 grant cycle.

Grant recipients will use the grants to support a variety of activities including food and housing assistance, watershed restoration, at-risk youth support, and improving arts access, according to the Foundation for MetroWest.

“The MetroWest is defined by the strength of the organizations working tirelessly to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the region,” said Judith Salerno, foundation executive director. “Each year we are incredibly moved by the aspiration of these organizations to serve their communities and we are proud to be able to support them in a small, but meaningful way.”

In 2011 the Foundation for MetroWest distributed nearly $600K throughout the region and has distributed more than $6.5M since its inception in 1995.

Receiving grants in the new round of funding were:

Arts & Culture

·         Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham: $5,000

·         Concord Players, Concord: $2,000

·         The Discovery Museum, Acton: $5,000

·         Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, Concord: $8,500

·         Music Access Group, Inc., Dedham: $2,500

·         Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, Framingham: $8,000

Environmental

·         Lake Cochituate Watershed Council, Natick: $4,000

·         Mass Audubon: Drumlin Farm, Lincoln: $10,000

·         Medfield Animal Shelter, Medfield: $1,000

·         Neponset River Watershed Association, Westwood: $5,000

·         Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury: $1,000

Family Support

·         Advocates, Inc., Framingham: $10,000

·         Assabet Valley Collaborative, Marlborough: $10,000

·         Bethany Hill School, Framingham: $5,000

·         Employment Options, Marlborough: $10,000

·         Framingham Adult ESL, Framingham: $4,500

·         Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Framingham: $10,000

·         JRI Health, Framingham: $5,500

·         Lexington Youth and Family Services, Lexington: $5,000

·         MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham: $10,000

·         Minuteman Senior Services, Burlington: $7,500

·         New Hope Inc., Attleboro: $7,500

·         REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham: $5,000

·         South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc., Framingham: $10,000

·         Venturing Out Inc., Wellesley: $5,000

·         Waltham Fields Community Farm, Waltham: $5,000

MetroWest is loosely bounded by Routes 128 and 495 on the east and west, Route 2 on the north, and Route 109 on the south.

 

Don't Fence Me In

December 14, 2011 - Boomer piers through a double strand of wire fence looking for a way out maybe? or just pet me.

Something different in GIFTS!

 

 

Stonewall Kitchen Gift baskets, Unique Poinsettias, and more...

 

 

Stonewall Savory Basket

Stonewall Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

 

 


 

Stonewall Yummy Winter Breakfast


 

Amaryllis for Christmas


 

Marbled poinsettias

Green roses
 

Natural Green Roses!

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Friday, Dec 16, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

4:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Freshman Game

vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

4:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Freshman Game

vs. Tyngsborough @ Tyngsborough High School

 

5:30pm 

Basketball:Boys JV Game

vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

5:30pm 

Basketball:Girls JV Game

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ North Middlesex Regional High School

 

6:10pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys JV Game

vs. St. John's @ North Star Rink

 

7:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Westborough High School @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

7:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Varsity Game

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ North Middlesex Regional High School

 

Saturday, Dec 17, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

TBD 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Tournament

vs. TBA @ North Star Rink

 

9:30am 

Wrestling: Varsity Tournament

vs. Marlborough High School @ Marlborough High School

 

5:50pm 

Ice Hockey:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Auburn @ New England Sports Center

 

Dog Bone

December 13, 2011 - Everyone in town has probably passed by this big rusty colored dog on Main Street.

Flags at half staff Thursday

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, December 15, 2011 in honor of Firefighter Jon D. Davies Senior of the Worcester Fire Department who died in the line of duty on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

 

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.      The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.      Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.      All state military installations

Southborough Fire Department will be sending a fire engine with a crew to cover a Worcester Fire station while the funeral takes place on Thursday.  Several other Southborough Firefighters will be joining thousands of other firefighters from across the country in a final salute to Firefighter Davi

Fire Fighter Jon D. Davies Sr., of Worcester; a 17 year Worcester Firefighter assigned to Rescue Squad 1, passed away Thursday December 8th 2011, from injuries suffered in the line in duty while trying to rescue a resident from a fire at 49 Arlington St in Worcester.

Jon was born August 1st 1968, in Worcester; his father was the late Robert L. Davies. He graduated from Holy Name High School and has lived here all his life.

Jon leaves behind, three sons, Senior Airman Jon D Davies, Jr. serving with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan and his girl friend Jen Shoman; Airman First Class Michael L. Davies, U.S. Air Force and Adam J. Davies of Worcester; his fiancé, Jessica Dumas; his mother, Ruth A. (Macionis) Davies all of Worcester; a brother, Robert N. Davies of South Windsor CT; a sister, Christina W. Davies and her fiancé Rick Marrama of Leominster; one nephew Rick Marrama Jr.; many extended family and close friends including his best friend Keith Pozzessere as well as the brotherhood of Worcester Fire Fighters on the department.

Jon was appointed as Worcester Fire Fighter on April 4, 1994 serving for the past seventeen years, on several companies including Engines 8 & 1, Ladder 1 and lastly Engine 7, before joining the Rescue Squad in May. Jon was certified Master Diver, serving the Fire Department Scuba Dive Team, a certified special operations technician and CISM Counselor.

Jon was a dedicated family man and close friend to all. He was tough on the outside, sweet and genuine on the inside. Family and friends described him as a "Big Teddy Bear."

Jon enjoyed boating, his Harley Davidson motorcycle, fishing, hunting and weight lifting. His enjoyment was especially satisfying the times he could spend with his three sons. Those were the greatest loves in his life as well as the fire department and his fire department brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, December 14th from 3 pm to 8 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. A celebration of life funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, 24 Mulberry St. (please go directly to church). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Davies Children Fund, care of the Worcester Fire Department Credit Union, 34 Glennie St., Worcester, Mass 01605.

 

Paved

December 13, 2011 - The parking lot at the rear of the business next to Starbucks gets a redo this past weekend.

Space Weather News for Dec. 13, 2011
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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER:  Earth is passing through a stream of debris from near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Forecasters expect meteor rates to reach 20-to-40 per hour when the shower peaks in bright moonlight on the night of Dec.13/14.  The best time to look, no matter where you live, is between 10 pm local time on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 14th. Check http://spaceweather.com for more information and live audio from a meteor radar.

BIG SUNDIVING COMET: A comet nearly as wide as two football fields (200m) is plunging toward the sun where it will most likely be destroyed in a spectacular light show on Dec. 15/16. Solar glare will hide the event from human eyes, but NASA and ESA spacecraft should have a grand view.  Check http://spaceweather.com for full coverage.

METALLIC PHOTOS OF THE SUN: Would you like to have an explosion a billion times more powerful than an atomic bomb hanging on your wall?  Unique metallic photos of solar flares and prominences are now available in the Space Weather Store:  http://www.shopspaceweather.com/metallicpicturesofthesun.aspx

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Is your license up for renewal? Sure to Check Your License Expiration Date!

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will no longer mail out renewal notices. Be sure to renew at least seven days before your birthday to ensure that you receive your new license before your old license expires.

You may be able to renew online instead of in line. The RMV express lane is always open

                    

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 12/6/11

 

07:57 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 NORTH    

    A28  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

    E23  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

 

10:06 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF NEAL         FF STRONG

    C30  FF PIERCE

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT ATWOOD ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:48 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and CORDAVILLE SOUTH RD

    A28  FF STRONG       FF FRANKS

    E23  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

 

20:17 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT SOUTHWOOD DR 

    E23  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

 

Wednesday 12/7/11

 

10:30 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL TURNPIKE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 OIL BURNER ATWOOD ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:26 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A29  FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

    E23  CAPT MAURO      FF STRONG

 

21:59 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    C30  FF RICE

 

Thursday 12/8/11

 

10:30 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION WILLOW ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:47 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL PINE HILL DR 

    E22  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF RICE         FF GOODSPEED

 

Friday 12/9/11

 

08:04 GOOD INTENT CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF RICE         FF NEAL

    C30  FF KANE

 

11:21 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF RICE         FF NEAL

    C30  FF KANE

 

13:41 EMS CALL CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    A28  FF RICE         FF NEAL

    C30  FF KANE

 

17:44 EMS CALL MAPLECREST DR 

    A28  FF RICE         FF KANE

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF ASPESI

 

22:57 ARCING, SHORTED ELECTRICAL EQU LATISQUAMA RD 

    E22  FF FRANKS       FF ASPESI

 

Saturday 12/10/11

 

16:50 EMS CALL FLAGG RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

19:45 EMS CALL PINE HILL RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

Sunday 12/11/11

 

00:13 ASSSIT POLICE OR OTHER AGENCY BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

 

00:20 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES COSLIN DR 

    A29  FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

    E23  LT PELTIER

 

01:40 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A29  FF GOODSPEED    FF FRANKS

 

16:56 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and COSLIN DR

    A29  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI     EMT GLECKEL

 

19:40 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL MARLBORO RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

   

Monday 12/12/11

 

08:00 PROPANE INSPECTION FIDDLENECK LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:30 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL CORDAVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

10:30 CO DETECTOR ACTIVATION, NO CO WYNDEMERE DR 

    A29  FF NEAL         FF MARTINS

    E22  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

12:35 EMS CALL BREAKNECK HILL RD 

    A29  FF MARTINS      FF NEAL

    C30  FF STRONG

 

14:00 OIL BURNER SCHOOL ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:45 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR RICHARDS RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Southborough News Welcomes our newest advertiser Active Soles LLC.  Created and locally owned by Patty Howard.  Visit their website for more information on the Active Soles programs.

 

 

 

 

Cub Scouts have Sleepover on Ship

Cub Scouts visit Battleship Cove, spend a night onboard the USS Massachusetts.

Southborough, MA - Southborough Cub Scout Packs 1, 26 and 921 recently made a trip to Battleship Cove in Fall River, Mass. to explore one of the world's largest collections of historic naval warships.

After touring the battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., the submarine Lionfish, PT Boats 617 and 796 and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, the scouts, their parents and adult leaders spent the night of December 10th on board the USS Massachusetts. In all we had 75 people on the Battleship.

Battleship Cove's Nautical Nights program included a knot tying class, storyteller, living history presenter, major motion pictures and Morse Code class. The trip enabled the scouts to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by veterans of all military branches in all wars.

According to Pack 26 Cubmaster John Hurley, "the kids had a ton of fun exploring the battleship. Kids started arriving at 11am on Saturday and had the run of the USS Massachusetts until lights out at 11pm. It was a very busy evening for kids and parents alike. We slept in the bunks they actually used during WWII. It may not have been the best night's sleep any of us had but it was fun!"

"We were woken up at 6:30am on Sunday and had until 4pm to continue exploring the battleship and the other ships they had docked in port" he said.

Battleship Cove serves as the Commonwealth's official memorial for Massachusetts citizens of all military branches who lost their lives in World War II, the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf conflicts, and more recently the Commonwealth's victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Preserving five National Historical Landmark naval vessels, Battleship Cove also delivers educational programs that expose a national audience of 60,000 youths to a mission that promotes duty, honor and country.

Battleship Cove is open all day 362 days per year with free parking. Visit www.battleshipcove.org

To participate in events similar to Battleship Cove visit https://beascout.scouting.org

Charles Eyermann’s Eagle Scout Project Restores George Lewis Trail at SVT’s Wolbach Farm

 

When local residents trek and ramble the trail at Wolbach Farm, a 54-acre property and headquarters of Sudbury Valley Trustees, they can explore the diverse habitat of woods, wetlands and field. 

 

Over time, through public use and natural forces, hiking trails begin to deteriorate.  Regular trail maintenance ensures that trails are safe for hikers and helps minimize the effect of the trails to the land.  SVT relies on many local volunteers to support this ongoing process to repair and enhance trails at Wolbach Farm and the dozens of other SVT properties.

 

Charles Eyermann, of Boy Scout Troop 61 in Sudbury, recently completed an important trail maintenance project for his Eagle Project.  Over the course of a few weekends, Charles and his group of volunteers removed an old culvert along the Nature Trail at Wolbach Farm.  

 

The culvert would often clog up, resulting in erosion on the trail and the banks below.  After removing the pipes, Charles and his group created more natural stream banks, stabilizing them with jute netting. They used some of the soil removed from around the pipes to repair damage from past erosion on the trail and built a new bridge to cross the stream that now flows freely underneath.   

 

SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship Dan Stimson provided oversight on the project commented, "I really enjoyed seeing Charles' leadership move the project forward and think it's great that the result will benefit both the stream and the trail for years to come."

 

For Charles, the work went smoothly and was a very good learning experience. “To get the project started, we worked closely with Sudbury town government to get the necessary approvals.”  Once the project was underway, the success of the project was about good communication – between Charles and his work crew, as well as between Charles and SVT.  Overall, Charles is proud of how the project turned out.  “Working with SVT was awesome and Mr. Stimson’s help was indispensable.”

 

The trail work and completion of the new bridge coincide with recent naming of the trail at Wolbach Farm as the George Lewis Memorial Trail.  George Lewis was a native of Wayland and co-founder of SVT.  

 


Recreation Logo - med 

Robotics Workshop 

December 27 - 28

9 - 4:30

$135

Southborough Recreation, 21 Highland St.

The All Terrain Tracker workshop - How about some land rover excitement. build and take home your very own all-Terrain Tracker Vehicle! It travels the rough terrain overcoming objects in its path. Sciensational Workshops will bring its own course for you to conquer. Sand Stones, Twigs, and ball will all be part of the challenge. How about a timed race? you will also learn about gears. work in a group with your new friends as you design a robot you can control. Build a sumo wrestler and be part of our battle box events. Loads of fun and education in store the Sciensational way! please pack a lunch, snacks, and drinks.  Sciensational

The Southborough Board of Selectmen, the Economic Development Team (EDT) along with the local businesses and nonprofits have worked together to create a community guide for Southborough.  The EDT is an independent Association charged with promoting and developing the industrial/business/commercial resources.  The information gathered by the EDT and published in this guide helps support local businesses as well as advance the social and recreational aspects of the Town.

 

It will also be posted on the Town website and hard copies will be available at the Town Hall. 

 

The link below will bring you to Southborough Recreation website from there you can view the brochure.

 

 Southborough Business, Non-Profit, Community  Guide 2012 

  Recreation Logo - med

 
   
 

Monica P. Snyder joins Murtha Cullina LLP

 

 

Boston, MA (December 12, 2011) – Monica P. Snyder has joined Murtha Cullina LLP as an associate in the law firm’s Litigation and Business and Finance Departments.   

 

In the Litigation Department, Ms. Snyder works on employment, construction, bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. In the Business and Finance Department, she assists with the purchase, sale and financing of commercial and multifamily properties, including affordable housing.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Snyder served as a criminal defense attorney representing adults and juveniles at the Boston Municipal Court and the Boston Juvenile Court pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03 Certification. Ms. Snyder also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

 

Ms. Snyder is a member of the Real Estate and Litigation sections of the Boston Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts. Ms. Snyder received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where she was a member and a Note Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Law, as well as the Secretary of the Finance and Real Estate Club. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College.

 

Reitha I. (Michel) Baker, 96, of Hudson, formerly of Southborough, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at the River Terrace Healthcare Facility in Lancaster, with her loving family at her bedside. She was the wife of Fred L. Baker, a 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.; her stepson, William J. Baker and his wife, Margaret, of Pittsfield, N.H.; and a stepdaughter, Maryann Lamy and her husband, Arthur, of Southborough; two nieces, Ann Cavanaugh and her husband, Charles, of Hudson, and Betty Lou Naumes and her husband, George, of Marlborough; four nephews, Paul Morin and his wife, Denise, of Marlborough, 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 Michael, formerly of Hudson, two sisters, Mildred Morin and Janet Morelli, both formerly of Marlborough, and stepson, 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, later in life she was 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 Reitha these final five years of her life. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, followed by burial in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Arrangements by the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough. Memorial donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Mrs. Raymond (Barbara) Dumont, 97 , of Southborough, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, after a period of declining health. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough (morris funeralparlor.com)

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Sudbury Valley Trustees

WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE

Half Moon Meadow Brook, Boxborough

Wednesday December 21, 7:00-8:00am

If you’re an early riser, or even if you’re not, this is an outing not to miss. On the shortest day of the year, view the winter solstice sunrise through the stone structures (allegedly Native American ceremonial stone structures) at Half Moon Meadow Brook. The sunlight bores through the stones for a magnificent viewing. It’s a beautiful way to start the winter. 

Registration required.  SVT Members: free, Non-Members: $10 

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

4:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Freshman Game

vs. Hudson Public Schools @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

5:30pm 

Basketball:Boys JV Game

vs. Hudson Public Schools @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

7:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Hudson Public Schools @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

3:30pm 

Basketball:Girls Freshman Game

vs. Westborough High School @ Westborough High School

 

4:00pm 

Ice Hockey:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Cathedral @ New England Sports Center

 

4:00pm 

Swimming / Diving: Varsity Triangular

vs. Shrewsbury, Westborough High School @ Clark University

 

5:30pm 

Basketball:Girls JV Game

vs. Lunenburg @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

6:30pm 

Wrestling: Varsity Meet

vs. Tyngsborough @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym C

 

7:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Lunenburg @ Algonquin Regional High School Gym A

 

8:00pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Tournament

vs. Marlborough High School @ North Star Rink

 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

In the Holiday Spirit

December 11, 2011 - The Phaneuf's of Middle Road have once again put up their holiday decorations.

Get your Photos in Time is Running Out

December 11, 2011 - Last year's contest winner the Braccio's of Oregon Road.

Second Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

Sponsored by the Southborough News and its advertisers

 

Got Lights?  Why not send a photo to editor@southboroughnews.com

All photos should be submitted by 6:00 PM Friday December 16, 2011

 

Photos will be posted on the Southborough News beginning Saturday December 17

Voting will take place as soon as the photos are up. Voting will close Thursday December 22, 2011. 

 

The winners will be announced Friday December 23, 2011.

 

First prize $50 gift card

Two Runners up will receive a $25 gift card

 

The Southborough News will match those with a $100.00 donation to the Southborough Food Pantry.

 

To vote send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com (when photos are posted they will have assigned numbers), please vote for the photo by putting the correct number in your email. 

 

Thanks and have a great holiday.

 

Open Houses Continue

Cathy Gerson Studios, 254 Parkerville Road 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Leeds Land Farm Crafts - 118 Middle Road, Southborough 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sunny Window - 4 Pearl Street, Southborough 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Malu Doherty - inspired handmade jewelry

 

Strung Jewelry Designs

Holiday Open Studio

December 11, 2011

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

15 Summit Road, Southborough

December 11, 2011 - Sunrise Tree employees clean debris off the roof of the Woodward School last weekend.  Snowstorm damage debris littered the roof and yard.

 

Southborough Senior Center

Week of December 11, 2011

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9:00 Health Clinic

7:45 Walking group

9:00 Health Clinic

9:30 Mah Jongg

10:00 Canasta

9:00 am center open

9:00 Woodward Reading Program

9:30 Tai Chi

9:00 Yoga

10:00 beginner Tai Chi

   

9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

9:30 Ernie the Barber

12:00 Bridge

   

12:00 Blue Plate Special

12:00 Ping Pong

9:30 Pool

12:00 pitch

   

2:45 Fitness

12:00 Pitch

10:00 Creative Writers

     
 

1:00 Water Aerobics

11:00 Book Club

     
   

11:30 Holiday Party

     
   

2:45 Fitness

     

Week of December 11, 2011

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

closed

Preschool Story Time
Dec 12  10:30 AM  
 

 

 

Baby and Toddler Time
Dec 15  11:00 AM  
 

   

Week of December 11, 2011

Cultural Arts Council - Agenda

Dec 12

7:00 PM

Arts Center, 21 Highland Street

Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda

Dec 12

7:00 PM

Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road

Metrowest Regional Transit Authority Perseonnel and Compensation Subcommittee - Agenda

Dec 12

4:00 PM

37 Waverly Street, Framingham

Assabet Valley Regional High School Advisory Council - Agenda

Dec 13

7:00 PM

School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro

Library Board of Trustees - Agenda (rescheduled from Dec. 20)

 

Dec 13

5:30 PM

Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street

Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Operational Budget Subcommittee - Agenda

Dec 13

6:00 PM

Office of the Superintendent Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Road

Board of Health - Agenda

Dec 14

1:00 PM

Board of Health Meeting Room, 9 Cordaville Road

Capital Budget Committee - Agenda

Dec 14

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Southborough School Committee - Agenda

Dec 14

6:30 PM

Library, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road

Conservation Commission - Agenda

Dec 15

6:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Health and Wellness Advisory Council - Agenda

Dec 16

8:00 AM

Algonquin Regional High School Library Conference Room, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough

       
       
       

Performances

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS Messiah Sing

A “Messiah Sing” will be presented by the ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS on Sunday, December 11th at 3:30 PM.  The Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio in addition to the “Hallelujah Chorus” will be sung at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street (Route 20) at Hudson Street in Northborough

Those in attendance will be invited to join with members of the chorus, sitting in sections according to voice part.  Generally all participants greatly enjoy this beloved tradition of the Christmas season.  Organist Brett Maguire will provide accompaniment, and vocal soloists will be soprano Leslie Leedberg, mezzo Catherine Hedberg, tenor Joshua Kohl, and bass-baritone Seth Grondin.   Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director of the ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS, will direct the ensemble. 

Some scores are available to share, although participants are urged to bring their own, if possible. Those people who would prefer to listen are also welcome.

A suggested donation of $10 is desired. Guests will be invited to share refreshments following the “sing”.  For further information call (978)-562-9838 or search www.avmsingers.org.

 

LESSONS AND CAROLS
Belmont Chapel, St. Mark's School
December 11, 2011
*5:00-6:00pm Service
6:00-6:30 Reception in Hinkle Room

 CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

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On behalf of our students, faculty, and staff, St. Mark's invites you and your family to join us for this wonderful event on Sunday, December 11, 2011 in Belmont Chapel. 

Immediately following the service there will be a reception in the Hinkle Room.  Hope to see you there!

**This is a first come-first served event.  Seating is limited.  Doors will open at 4:30pm*

 

 

The Interboro Community Band is pleased to present a

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sunday, December 11th at 2:00pm

Trottier Middle School in Southborough

(49 Parkerville Road, between Rt 9 and Rt. 30).

 

This family friendly concert will include traditional holiday music plus a selection of other enjoyable band pieces.  Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served.

 

The Interboro Community Band is an inter-generational ensemble conducted by Jamie Clark and welcomes player from all communities.  For more information check out or Facebook page or visit https://sites.google.com/site/interboroband/.

Sponsored by Southborough Recreation 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Marlborough Senior Softball Registration

 November 22, 2011 - The Marlboro Senior Softball is opening registration for their 2012 Indoor Softball Season on January 2, 2012 at the Fore Kicks II sports facility in Marlboro.We will be playing a 12 week schedule on Monday and Thursday of each week from Jan 2 to Apr 2, 2012.  We play in the morning from 10 AM till noon.  You can play on either day or both.We have a limited amount of open spaces so if anyone is interested in playing should contact me as soon as possible.  This is a nice why to find out what Senior Softball is all about. This is our spring training to get ready for our regular season which starts in April as soon as fields are open.  We play mornings from May to Sep on either Monday or Wednesday mornings .Indoors we have no age limit but for our regular season in the spring you must be 55+ for men and 45+ for women by December 31, 2012.  We have a limited number of openings for our regular season teams so if anyone is interested in playing indoors or in our regular season should contact Fred Scerra at  at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net as soon as possible..

Saturday, December 17, 11:00 AMBunker Tour with Jan Wright

Join local historian Jan Wright for an informative talk and tour of one of the ammunition storage bunkers at Assabet River NWR. Weather depending – if snow, tour will be cancelled.

Please meet in the lobby of the Visitor Center at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA. Only 30 Spots are available, to register please contact Jan Wright at janmariew@netzero.net or 508-485-4170

Saturday, December 17, 11:00 AMStory and Craft Hour

Reading of Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. On a winter's night under a full moon, a father and daughter trek into the woods to see the Great Horned Owl. Ages 3 and up.

Meet at the Visitors Center at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA.

Saturday, December 18, 11:00 AMStory and Craft Hour

Reading of Ookpik by Bruce Hiscock. One snowy owl's first year and its struggle to survive. Fed by his parents, Ookpik, which means "snowy owl" in the Inuit language, grows quickly in the short Arctic summer. By autumn he has learned to hunt on his own, but prey is scarce on the tundra that year. The owl's instincts tell him that he must leave this land or starve. Ookpik flies south, over the great forests of Canada, and finally lands in the United States, always searching for food and a winter hunting ground. Ages 7 and up.

Meet at the Visitors Center at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA

Friends of the Assabet River Wildlife Refuge