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January 1, 2012 - 7, 2012

Sunsets Seem to Get Better All the Time

January 6, 2012 - A fiery sunset greeted everyone tonight.  This photo was taken at Research Drive near Phoenix College.

 

Richard V. Upjohn, 82, of Southborough, died on Wednesday, January 4, at Marlborough Hospital after being suddenly stricken ill. He was the husband of Sabra (Gilcreast) Upjohn. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, January 8, at 2:00 PM at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common Street, Southborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sierra Club or the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
 

Florence C. (Hill) Cox,83,of Southborough died Saturday (Dec.31,2011) at MetroWest Medical Center-Framingham Union Hospital. She was the wife of the late James H. Cox Jr. who died in 2003. She leaves her children James H. Cox III of Chicago,IL, Timothy J. Cox of CT and Stephen P. Cox of Southborough. Also leaves 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews . She was the mother of the late Thomas F. Cox who died in 2010. She was born in Marlborough daughter of the late Royal and Eva (Roache) Hill and lived most of her life in Southborough. She was a graduate of Marlborough High School. For over 15 years she was a U.S. Postal Carrier in the Town of Southborough until her retirement several years ago. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday (Jan.7,2012) at 10 A.M. in St. Matthews Church,105 Southville Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Calling hours are prior to Mass on Saturday from 8 to 9:30 A.M. in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough.

 

W. Marie (Donnelly) Scott, a resident of Southborough for 45 years, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2012 surrounded by her family. Marie was a graduate of Wellesley High School and Chandler Business School. She enjoyed mah jongg, word searches, and cooking for her family. Marie was an active communicant at St. Matthew Church of Southborough and enjoyed participating in the many activities of the Southborough Meadows community. She is survived by her children, Denise Franks of Grafton; Charles Scott and his wife Lori of Upton; Jeffrey Scott of Southborough; six grandchildren, Samantha, Victoria and Nicholas Franks, Kayla and Kevin Scott, and Madison Scott; her sister, Denise Cronin and her husband Paul of Holliston, along with many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 2pm - 6pm on Sunday, January 8, at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 9, at 10 am at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough, burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Memorial contributions may be made in Marie's memory to the American Lung Association , 460 Tottenn Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send words of condolence to the family go to www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.

Got Talent? Sign Up

 

The Southborough Rotary Club is looking for talented performers Grades 5-Adults to participate in the 12th Annual Talent Show, to be held Friday, March 2, 2012.  Try-outs will take place Monday, January 30th and Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm in the Trottier Middle School auditorium.  For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact either Ms. Bartolomei (rbartolomei@nsboro.k12.ma.us) or Ms. Nelson (mnelson@nsboro.k12.ma.us).
 

School News from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

 

AV Events

Technical Parents' Night

: Monday, January 9th, 2012 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. This is an opportunity for you to meet your students Technical Teachers and see their classroom.

AV Summer Programs

Career Discovery Camp

Accepting applications now.

Aztec Hall of Fame

2012 Hall of Fame Nominations

Accepting nominations for 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame. Applications are due on or before February 25, 2012.

 

 

The Assabet Valley Regional Technical School District Committee
is accepting applications to construct a
1-family residential structure containing
no more than
2,400 square feet of living space, in a member town of the District (Berlin, Hudson, Maynard, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough).

                2011 House Building Project - 61 Emmett Street, Marlborough, MA

Application Due Date:

January 31, 2012 before 2:15 pm
Assistant Superintendent’s Office

House Building Project selected by lottery from qualified applications.

Notification Date:

prior to March 1, 2012

Application RequirementsNo applicant may be an employee of the District, a School Committee member, or an immediate family member of either group.  For purposes of this application process, an immediate family member is defined as a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or member of the individual’s household.   Applicants are prohibited from entering into any agreement, arrangement, or contract with any District employee or member of the District School Committee to perform consulting and/or tradesman/contractor duties for any portion of this project—before, during, or after the District’s formal involvement.

Applications for a home building project will include but not be limited to the following:

·         Proof of interest in the property to be used as the building site.

·         Letter from the appropriate municipal building inspector certifying that the property meets the requirements of local zoning ordinances and building codes regulating the construction of single family dwellings.

·         Residence of the applicant.  Preference may be given to applicants currently residing in one of the school district communities.

·         Statement of eligibility acknowledging s/he is not a District employee, School Committee member, or immediate family member of either group.

·         Proof of financial ability in the form of a letter of credit from a local lending institution and/or material supply company and authorization for the District to perform an individual credit check.

·         A non-refundable application fee of $50.00.  The District may use these funds to defray advertising and other costs associated with the application process.

·         A signed statement of intent to use the structure as a primary residence for the foreseeable future and a letter of understanding that there will be financial penalties if the structure is not used as the applicant’s primary residence for a period of five years after construction is completed.

·         Preliminary drawings of the project to be built and a plot plan of the site acceptable to the District.


The applicant must also execute the standard house building agreement immediately after selection.
The students in construction trades technical programs at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will perform most work on the project. The applicant must obtain subcontractors to perform the remainder of the project including but not limited to insulation and wallboard installation and finishing.

 

Christmas Tree Removal

January 7, 2012 9:00 AM

For Pick-Up email

Troop1trees@gmail.com

or call

508-624-0195

Authors Ann Port and Steve Ulfelder to Speak at the Southborough Library in January
 

           Ann Port of Southborough published her first book, “It’s All in the Title,” last year, and just released her second book, “The Bernini Quest.”  Southborough author Steve Ulfelder published “Purgatory Chasm” last year and will release “The Whole Lie” in May. On Tuesday evening, January 24, at 7:00 p.m., both authors will speak at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, on the craft of writing and how each got to be published authors.

          On Wednesday, January 25, at 11:00 a.m., Ms. Port will return to the library for a talk about her two books, and how the stories and characters were developed. Both talks will interest readers, writers and aspiring writers in the greater Southborough community.

          The talks are free and open to the public and there is no registration required. Call the Library at 508-485-5031 for more information.


 

Deirdre m. robinson elected partner of murtha cullina llp

 

Boston, MA  – Deirdre M. Robinson has been elected to the partnership of Murtha Cullina LLP, effective January 1, 2012. 

 

A long-standing member of the firm’s Business and Finance Department and Chair of the Affordable Housing practice group, Ms. Robinson represents clients in the area of commercial real estate development with an emphasis on affordable housing transactions. Ms. Robinson counsels both for-profit and non-profit organizations through the entire development and closing process and remains committed to addressing the ongoing needs for high quality affordable housing.

 

“Deirdre is well respected and a genuine asset to the firm,” said Elizabeth J. Stewart, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We are delighted to welcome her into the partnership and look forward to her continued work and success.”

 

Ms. Robinson is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE). She sits on the Board of Directors of the Wayland Housing Associates, Inc.

 

HISTORIC HABITAT PROTECTION PROJECT IN LEVERETT AND SHUTESBURY

 

In late December, the Commonwealth’s largest private land conservation deal since the 1920's was finalized, resulting in the protection of 3,486 acres of working forest land in the towns of Leverett and Shutesbury.  A conservation restriction acquired by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and its Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) from North Amherst-based W.D. Cowls for $8.8 million is the largest on a contiguous block of privately owned land in Massachusetts. The 5.4 square mile area encompasses almost all of Brushy Mountain and some other nearby parcels of property.

 “This successful and historic land conservation initiative is the result of a unique partnership that will protect this treasure for generations,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “This land will forever be home to iconic wildlife, while remaining a productive working forest that supports local jobs and allows hunters, anglers and hikers to enjoy the great outdoors.” The Kestrel Land Trust and Franklin Land Trust worked closely with DFG, to accomplish this historic land protection effort.

 The property will be known as the Paul C. Jones Working Forest in honor of Cowls’ recently deceased 8th generation family leader. Mr. Paul C. Jones, who for four decades spearheaded the company’s forestry and lumber manufacturing operations, also promoted public sportsman access on thousands of acres of timberland throughout his lifetime. “We're obviously in it for the long run and this conservation achievement demonstrates how commercial forest management can complement open space conservation and recreation,” said Cinda Jones, 9th generation co-owner and president. “My dad was really proud that we were making this happen and I’m so proud that we’re naming the conserved forest after him.” Cowls will continue to own and manage the woodland and conduct sustainable forestry operations under a state-approved Forest Stewardship Plan. Simultaneous with selling the restriction, Cowls added Forest Stewardship Council Green Certification to its existing Tree Farm and Chapter 61 certifications on the property.  

 “I am pleased to support this truly unique conservation opportunity with a $1 million grant through my new Landscape Partnership program. This is exactly the type of collaborative effort we want to encourage. This acquisition protects a very large, unfragmented forest ecosystem - an important climate change adaptation strategy,” said Secretary Sullivan. “Equally important, it protects a vital working landscape that supports a sustainable, local forest industry. Statewide, forestry operations contribute $600 million annually to local rural economies in Massachusetts.”

“Many kinds of wildlife, including wide ranging mammals such as black bear, moose, and bobcat, and forest birds such as the Scarlet tanager, Blackburnian warbler, and Canada warbler, require large, intact forests to thrive,” said DFG Commissioner Mary Griffin. “We are grateful to W.D. Cowls for the opportunity to protect this incredible habitat for wildlife while maintaining sustainable forestry operations and providing public recreational access to an area with outstanding natural resources.”

 “This project is an example what can be achieved when state and federal agencies, local and national conservation organizations, and sportsmen come together to work on a common conservation goal,” said Wayne MacCallum, Director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Approximately $3 million of the total is state funding, comprising DFG’s investment of over $1.4 million from the Commonwealth’s open space bond authorization and $500,000 in Wildland Stamp funds from the sale of fishing and hunting licenses, as well as $1 million awarded to DFG and the land trusts by EEA’s new Landscape Partnership Grant Program.  The two land trusts secured $5 million toward the purchase through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program, which receives funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The land trusts also successfully secured $839,600 through two grants from the Open Space Institute (OSI) -- the Western Massachusetts Land Protection Fund and Saving New England’s Wildlife--which were made possible with grants from the Kohlberg Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation respectively.

 “In addition to a significant conservation project, this acquisition is also a tribute to the Cowls’ family dedication to creating a lasting conservation legacy,” said George Darey, Chairman of the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board. About 70 percent of the project area is recognized by MassWildlife as BioMap2 Core Habitat, and 97 percent of the property is characterized as critical natural landscape – defined as an area that is well suited to support ecological processes, disturbances, and wide-ranging species. Core Habitat identifies key areas to ensure the long-term persistence of wildlife species of conservation concern, exemplary natural communities, and intact ecosystems across the Commonwealth.

The Paul C. Jones Working Forest abuts a mosaic of 630 acres of additional permanently protected open space and is located between several significant protected public lands: the Mt. Toby State Demonstration Forest, the Quabbin Reservoir, the Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area, and the Wendell and Erving State Forests. Combined, these areas provide a critical core and corridor for wildlife living and moving through these protected areas and larger forested regions.   For a map of the property visit the Energy and Environmental Affairs web link at: www.mass.gov/dfwele/press/paul_c_jones_working_forest_map.pdf

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

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New Sessions Coming Up....

 

Saturday Morning Programs at WoodWard School Gym

beginning Jan 21, 2012 (6 weeks)

 

PK Basketball - 9:00am - $75/pp 

Indoor Soccer Tots - 10:15am - $75/pp

Enchanted Forest - 9:00am - $55/pp

Fairy Tales - 10:15am - $20/pp

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Skating Lessons at St. Marks

Session 2 beginning Jan 29, 2012  (6 weeks)
$120/pp

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Southborough Community Concert Band

February 27, 2012 (10 weeks)

$55/pp

More Details or to Register Online

 

Walk-in/Mail-in Registration Form

 

For questions you may email Jenn Hom or phone the office 508-229-4452

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A Cold Winter's Night

January 5, 2012 - Pilgrim Church and the cemetery stand out against a stark snowless background in contrast to last year's snowfall.

Not Quite Ready

January 5, 2012 - The Southborough Recreation Skate Rink was just filled this Tuesday and with the colder weather may be open soon but not for now.

Space Weather News for Jan. 5, 2012
http://spaceweather.com

MARS PROBE PHOTOGRAPHED: Phobos-Grunt, a Russian Mars probe stuck in Earth orbit since November, is sinking back into the atmosphere.  Best estimates suggest re-entry will occur on Jan. 15th or 16th. Meanwhile, citizen scientists can see the probe moving through the night sky sometimes shining as brightly as a first-magnitude star.   French astrophotographer Thierry Legault recently photographed Phobos-Grunt through a 14-inch telescope, revealing its outlines and perhaps a clue as to why the probe has had difficulty communicating with Earth.  His images and video are highlighted on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com .

Local flyby times for Phobos-Grunt may be found using SpaceWeather's online satellite tracker (http://spaceweather.com/flybys) or on your smartphone: http://simpleflybys.com

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .
 

 

It's time your VOICE is heard.
It's time to register for the Advocacy Forum.

Early-bird registration is now open.

 

The time has never been more urgent to use your VOICE to stand up to Alzheimer's — a disease on the fast track to devastating billions of people worldwide and crippling our health care system. Join fellow passionate advocates April 23-25, 2012, in Washington, D.C., for the Alzheimer's Association® Advocacy Forum as we take our message directly to Congress. Together we'll fight for our legislative agenda, and we'll fight for a future without Alzheimer's disease.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History ENews

Lecture and Booksigning

Ghost Orchid Join Ray Jayawardhana (pictured left), University of Toronto astronomer and Radcliffe Institute fellow, for Strange New Worlds: From Meteorites in Antarctica to the Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System, a lecture and booksigning on Wednesday, January 18, at 6:00 pm. Jayawardhana will discuss the cutting-edge science of today's planet hunters, the prospects for discovering alien life, and the debate and controversies at the forefront of extrasolar-planet research. Free and open to the public, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the 52 Oxford Street garage.


 

Chinese New Year of the Dragon

Ghost Orchid Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Dragon at the museum on Saturday, January 21, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Touch fossil dinosaur bones, once thought in ancient China to be the bones of "dragons". Explore the zoological galleries for the animals that make up the Chinese dragon and make a dragon puppet or mask to take home. Participate in a story reading about the Chinese zodiac animals at Nature Storytime, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Regular admission rates apply.

Look for more Chinese New Year activities at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The HMNH is adjacent to Harvard's Peabody Museum, and admission to one museum admits you to both during regular hours.   


 

Exhibition Closing

Kudu Discover how and why horns and antlers evolved in the exhibition Headgear: The Natural History of Horns and Antlers, closing Wednesday, January 18. Visitors are invited to touch specimens, compare their body height to the world's largest antlers, and explore horn-like structures in animals such as beetles and dinosaurs.


 

Public Lecture

Ghost Orchid On Wednesday, February 1, at 6:00 pm join us for The Origin of Cellular Life, a lecture by Jack Szostak (pictured left), Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Distinguished Investigator at Mass. General. Szostak will discuss how efforts to design and build very simple living cells are testing our assumptions about the nature of life, generating ideas about how life emerged from the chemistry of early Earth, and offer clues as to how modern life evolved from its earliest ancestors. Free and open to the public, 24 Oxford Street. Free parking available in the  52 Oxford Street garage. Part of the Evolution Matters lecture series. Supported by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit. Photo by Jussi Puikkonen.


 

Classes for Kids and Adults

KIds Class

A few spots remain in Capturing African Mammals with Pencil and Paper, on Saturday, January 14, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Students ages 9-13 will use observational drawing techniques in the Africa gallery to draw the biggest, most beautiful or interesting animals they can find. Fee: $30 nonmembers/$27 members. Save $5 per class when booking three or more classes at once.  

  

Learn about topics in evolutionary biology in adult mini-workshops taught by Harvard Ph.D. candidates. The next class, Convergent Evolution, Adaption and Sexual Selection, on Saturday, February 11, 9:30-11:30 am, will address key concepts in evolution, including sexual selection and evolutionary adaptation, through a combination of gallery observations and classroom presentation. Fee: $22 nonmembers/$20 members.   

 

Register for these classes at 617.495.2341 or reservations@hmnh.harvard.edu. Photo by Tony Rinaldo


 

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  Still Life Art Exhibit

Exhibit on view January 25 through March 2


Still Life Vase Flowers

Citizens Bank 17 Pope St., Hudson, MA

Register by January 19th

Drop-Off Art January 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Come Meet The Artists!
 

The public is invited to attend the opening reception for the artists on Thursday, January 26th 5:30-7:00

Click here to download a registration form.

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American Red Cross Blood Drives

January 6, 2012        

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Online appointments are no longer being accepted for this drive, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS    1-800-733-2767 for availability.

CB Richard Ellis

144 Turnpike Rd/Rt. 9

Southboro, MA 01772

Donation Types: Blood

Notes: FREE POUND OF DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE TO DONORS

 

January 13, 2012

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Southboro Community

Site: St. Anne's Church

20 Boston Rd/ Rte.30

Southboro, MA 01772

Donation Types: Blood, Double Red Cell Donations

Notes: FREE POUND OF DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE

Click here to schedule an appointment to donate

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Massachusetts Wildlife News

OUTDOOR USERS: THANK A LANDOWNER TODAY

With the New Year just beginning and our fishing, hunting, or wildlife watching adventures are becoming fond memories, it's time to remember the private landowners who, through their generosity, helped to make these experiences possible. "Access to fishing, hunting, hiking, or watching wildlife is a privilege provided by landowners," says Marion Larson, MassWildlife Outreach Coordinator. "Let them know you appreciate it. If you have been recreating on local land trust or other private non-profit conservation lands, be sure to include those groups on your thank-you list." Larson offers the following suggestions for hunters, anglers, and other outdoor users when thanking private property owners who allow access for outdoor recreation:

  • Be thoughtful and personal in expressing your appreciation, treating the landowner as you would like to be treated. If you are mentoring a new or young hunter, angler, birder or naturalist, include him or her in the process of thanking the landowner.

  • Visit the landowner at the end of the season to express your appreciation in person; if possible, provide him or her with some of your fish and game harvest, share images, or a list of the wildlife you saw on their property.

  • Send a personal note or card thanking him or her for the opportunity to use their land. Consider giving a small gift such as a certificate to a local restaurant, a gift basket, or a subscription to Massachusetts Wildlife magazine. In the case of a non-profit landowner, make a donation to their organization.

  • Offer to assist with tasks around the property that would be helpful, or identify, clean up, and properly dispose of any illegal dumping that has occurred.

  • Assist the landowner in protecting the property by documenting and reporting suspicious or illegal activities to the Environmental Policeat (800) 632-8075.

"Hunting, fishing, birding, and other wildlife-related activities are traditions that will continue only if everyone follows the basic principles of being a responsible outdoor recreationist," Larson said. "Take a few moments to reflect on our outdoor traditions, including the importance of access to private lands in maintaining these traditions, and what you can do in 2012 to ensure that these recreational opportunities will continue to be available to you and future generations of outdoor users."

EAGLE COUNT DATE CHANGE

Friday, January 13, 2012 will bethe new date for a concentrated survey of major rivers, lakes, reservoirs and the coast by staff from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and volunteers across the state. Originally the date was set for January 6, 2012. In 2011, a record 107 bald eagles were documented in Massachusetts during the one-day event.This event is part of a nationwide Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey that is held every year in early January.

Anyone spotting an eagle from January 4, 2012 - January 18, 2012 is encouraged to report the sighting by email at Mass.wildlife@state.ma.usor by postal mail to "Eagle Survey" MassWildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581. Please provide date, time, location and town of eagle sightings, number of birds, juvenile or adult, and observer contact information. The best eagle viewing locations at this time of year include:

  • Belchertown - Enfield Lookout at Quabbin Reservoir. Eagles can be viewed at a long distance.

  • West Boylston, Clinton, Sterling, Boylston - Wachusett Reservoir. Eagles can sometimes be viewed at a long distance from Routes 140 or Route 70.

  • Lakeville - Long Point Road on the causeway between Pocksha Pond and Great Quitticas Pond. Eagles can be viewed at a long distance.

  • Newburyport - Merrimack River at Cashman Park Boat Ramp or at Deer Island off Rte 1A (from the chain bridge). These are both good areas for eagles to be seen fairly close without the need of a spotting scope.

 

      January 4, 2012 - Linda Hubley, The swap shop was to close December 3 but due to resident’s complaints that it should remain open, it was kept open until the first of the year when Selectmen would meet again and decide its fate.  In an almost complete turnaround, DPW Superintendent, Karen Galligan, started the meeting with a slide show of a proposed expansion of the swap shop. The DPW will be investigating the possibility of siting the swap shop on adjacent open space on the Phillips Property that was purchased originally for expansion of the transfer station and the building of a recycle center in 1993.  The original recycle center as it stands now has outgrown itself.  The logistics of having the swap shop foremost in the lot creates a traffic hazard and chokes the area.  The new proposed area would be to the right of the bottles and cans and mercury recycle shed.  Ms Galligan is hoping that the DPW can create a new recycle center with minimal funding.  She has already contacted the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough about construction of several large sheds that would house the various recycles such as toys, tools and house wares/furniture.  The DPW is also doing preliminary testing and wetland boundary delineations on the proposed parcel.

 

      Last night nearly seventy residents showed up to voice their concerns on why the swap shop should be open.  It ran the gamut from treasures, recycle, and social atmosphere and why hadn’t it been listed on the agenda the night it closed.  Several residents spoke passionately about keeping it open and giving ideas on how to make the system work better.  There were a few ideas about widening the access road to the area so that if you were to just be using the trash hopper you could bypass the recycle center.  Other ideas were stopping and timing and limiting to not only a fifteen minute time frame but how many times a day you could enter the recycle facility.  All suggestions will be taken into consideration.  Nearly the entire crowd seemed to like the new swap shop siting.

 

     One of the last residents to speak though had concerns about costs associated with building a new recycle center and asked about lighting and if there would be a more highly aggressive swap shopper if it were out of the way of the main course.  She suggested more parking area where the shop is located now.  Selectman Rooney felt the same.  He also stated that if he went to the transfer station at 5:30 PM on a Saturday and knew there was much traffic in the recycle center that he would throw his recycles into the hopper.  This comment brought a slew of shaking heads and even had one resident call it incredulous and not leading by example.

In the end, selectmen voted in favor of keeping the swap for the meantime beyond the proposed January 7 deadline and directed the DPW Superintendent to work with residents and the DPW committee for a viable solution. 

 

     Selectmen Boland did say the board will not tolerate residents making demands or slamming the DPW employees that they will back the DPW up if there were continued problems at the transfer station.  It also came as a surprise to some that bags of bottles and cans that non-profits have been gathering have been reported stolen from the area and that people have gone to the metal pile and pulled copper and metal to sell at the junkyards.  When the town sells this metal the monies go to offset the cost of running the recycle center and transfer station.

SOUTHBOROUGH DEMOCRATS TO ELECT DELEGATES TO STATE CONVENTION
Convention delegates vote on candidates for 2012 U.S. Senate Democratic primary


Democrats in Southborough will be holding a caucus at the Southborough Public Library on Saturday, February 11 at 2 PM to elect 5 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, where Democrats from across Massachusetts will select candidates to compete for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. The convention will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.

“This is going to be an exciting year as we build on our recent successes and prepare for the elections in 2012,” commented
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman John Walsh. “Caucuses are the first step in building a community organizing strategy for victory. They give people an opportunity to become part of the local effort.”

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Southborough, and the Democratic Committee warmly welcomes participants. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women, and all ballots will be written and secret. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected as delegates or alternates may apply to be “add-on” delegates. Details on the rules can be found at
www.massdems.org.

The committee normally meets on the second Monday of the month at the Southborough House of Pizza. For more information on the caucus or the committee please contact Susan Ruane at
sruane2@verizon.net / 508-460-0830 or check out their page on Facebook. 

 

January 4, 2012 - Southborough residents Bruce and Linda Ledoux who run a charitable foundation for children called www.guardianangelmotorsports.com along with their friends Mike and Ann Kerouac and Dave and Sara Kuchrawy donated $15000 today at the Patriots game to the Boys and Girls Club of Boston in honor of the Myra Kraft Foundation. 

Hey everyone,

When does collecting become hoarding? Why do possessions exert such influence in our lives and why is it so hard to throw items away? Lorraine G., a hoarder herself, is facilitating a support group for people with hoarding behaviors. Lorraine participated in a ground breaking approach to this problem with the Boston University Cognitive Behavior Therapy treatment program. She states: "This is a problem that can be worked on. Most people have been accumulating items for 20 years or more and expectations need to be realistic." The support group will be utilizing the book Buried in Treasures by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee; the group will also use some of the material in the workbook Treatments That Work.

Please join us on Tuesday afternoons at 3PM at The Recovery Connection, 31 Main St. Marlboro, MA 01752. New participants are welcome through January 24th; on that day the group will be closed and be meeting for 20 sessions.

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members

 

To all who have attended the Nurturing Group,

This coming Tuesday, January 10th will be the last Nurturing Group. We look forward to seeing everyone who has attended there.

If you have attended the Nurturing Group and plan to attend this Tuesday we are having a Pot-Luck celebration at the close of the group Tuesday.

We hope everyone is able to bring a dish or a treat of some sort.

We look forward to seeing everyone this Tuesday.

Have a great day!

-The Members of the nurturing group
 

The Recovery Connection

31 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

(508) 485-0298

info@therecoveryconnection.org

 

The Woodville Rod and Gun Club in Hopkinton is having a Steak Shoot and Meat Raffle on Sunday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. Bring the family and some friends.

                       

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

 

Tuesday 12/27/11

 

13:05 EMS CALL GRANUAILE RD 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF ROACH

   

17:19 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  EMT GLECKEL     FF ROACH

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

   

19:53 ELECTRICAL WIRING PROBLEM MOULTON RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

    T21  FF ASPESI       FF ROACH

 

23:00 POWER LINE DOWN MIDDLE RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

 

Wednesday 12/28/11

 

11:30 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION MARLBORO RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

11:45 HAZARDOUS CONDITION PINE HILL DR 

    C30  LT PELTIER

 

13:09 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL PARKERVILLE RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF PIERCE       FF STRONG

    T21  LT PELTIER

 

Thursday 12/29/11

 

04:38 EMS CALL GILMORE RD 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF PIERCE

    C30  LT DANO

   

06:57 EMS CALL GRANUAILE RD 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF PIERCE

    C30  LT DANO

   

12:04 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF ASPESI

   

20:45 SYSTEM MALFUNCTION CORDAVILLE RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ROACH        FF WILLS

    T21  FF NAVAROLI     FF ASPESI

 

Friday 12/30/11

 

15:37 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  LT DANO         FF STRONG       EMT GLECKEL

    C30  LT PELTIER

 

 

16:12 EMS CALL GENERAL HENRY KNOX RD 

    E23  LT PELTIER

 

Saturday 12/31/11

 

08:16 EMS CALL CROSS ST 

    A28  FF KANE         FF RICE

    C30  FF ROACH

 

21:28 EMS CALL WOODLAND RD 

    A28  FF RICE         FF KANE

    C30  FF ROACH

 

Sunday 1/1/12

 

03:17 EMS CALL OAK HILL RD and MAPLE ST

    A28  FF KANE         FF RICE

 

14:40 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    C30  LT PELTIER

 

23:03 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and CRYSTAL POND RD

    A29  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF GOODSPEED

 

Monday 1/2/12

 

00:05 POWER LINE DOWN RESERVOIR DR and CENTRAL ST

    C30  FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF GOODSPEED

 

00:48 ASSIST INVALID BOSTON RD  

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF ALESSI

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

08:56 LOCK-OUT MARLBORO RD 

    E23  FF KANE         FF ROACH

 

12:59 EMS CALL FITZGERALD LN 

    A28  FF KANE         FF MARTINS

    C30  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

 

20:56 EMS CALL ORCHARD RD 

    A28  FF KANE         FF MARTINS

    C30  FF RICE

 

21:11 EMS CALL RED GATE LN 

    A29  LT SADOWSKI

    C30  FF RICE

Double Trouble

January 4, 2012 - Two National Grid trucks block the westbound Southville Road lane yesterday as linemen repair the wires.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

January 4, 2011 - From an earlier ARHS Girls basketball  Dec 27 game, lost 41-40 against Nashoba.
 

 

 

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boot camp
 

Zoomba

On the Selectmen's Agenda Tonight

January 3, 2012 - The status of the Swap Shop is on the Selectmen's agenda for tonight at 7:30 PM at the Town House meeting room.

Meetings

January 3 - 6, 2012

Assabet Valley Regional School Committee - Agenda

Jan 3

7:00 PM

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

Board of Selectmen - Agenda

Jan 3

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Youth Commission - Agenda

Jan 3

7:15 PM

Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street

Recreation Commission - Agenda

Jan 3

7:30 PM

Recreation Office, 21 Highland Street

Capital Budget Planning Committee - Agenda

Jan 4

7:00 PM

Board of Health Meeting Area, Lower Level, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road

Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda

Jan 4

7:30 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Conservation Commission - Agenda

Jan 5

7:30 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Senior Center

January 3 - 6, 2012

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

Saturday 7

 

7:45 Walking group

 

9:00 Health Clinic

9:30 Mah Jongg

 

10:00 Canasta

 

Open 9:00 AM

Closed Happy New Year

9:30 Tai Chi

9:00 Yoga

10:00 beginner Tai Chi

 

2:30 Woodward Care Assessment

 

 

 

11:00 Senior Singers

9:30 Pool

12:00 Bridge

   
 

12:00 Ping Pong

10:00 Creative Writers

12:00 pitch

   
 

12:00 Pitch

2:45 Fitness

     
           

Southborough Library

January 3 - 7, 2011

Sunday 1

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

Saturday 7

closed

closed

 

 

 
 
 

New Years Wedding

January 3, 2011 - Matthew Hubley of Southborough and Adrian Farrell of Mendon were married Sunday, New Years Day.  The Bride's parents are Denise and David Farrell of Mendon.  The grooms parents are Skip and Linda Hubley of Southborough.

Space Weather News for Jan. 3, 2012
http://spaceweather.com

FIRST METEOR SHOWER OF 2012: The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Wednesday morning, Jan. 4th, when Earth passes through a narrow stream of debris from a comet thought to have broken apart some 500 years ago.  The shower is expected to be strong (as many as 100 meteors per hour), but elusive, with a peak that lasts no longer than a couple of hours.  The shower's radiant near Polaris favors observers in the northern hemisphere.  Images, live audio from a meteor radar, and more information are available on today's edition of
http://spaceweather.com.

Don't just watch meteors, wear them!  Authentic meteorite jewelry is available in the Space Weather Store: 
http://www.shopspaceweather.com/ownameteorite.aspx

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at 
http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

Phyllis M. (Rousseau) Chenard, 90, of Hanover, NH, formerly a long time resident of Southborough, died on Monday, January 2, 2012 after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late Roland A. Chenard who passed away in 1984.

Phyllis was a 1939 graduate of Framingham High School and work for many years at the Correctional Facility at Sherborn as a secretary. She was an avid swimmer and enjoyed walking. Phyllis was a member of the Southborough Senior Citizens; the former Southborough Women's Club; and Southborough Senior Chorus.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Fontaine and her husband Arthur of Southport, NC; Renee Russell and her husband Daniel of White River Junction, VT; Roland J. Chenard of Hopkinton; 6 grandchildren, Jason & Seth Dunnet; Marc Fontaine; Buffy Constantine; Carrie LeCompte, Joe and Jennie Russell; 4 great grandchildren, Emma and Eli Dunnet; Brooke Constantine; and Oliver Fontaine; her a brother, 5 sisters, Edna Carr, Pauline LaForce, Kate Sveneson all of Framingham; Theresa Crowley of Franklin; Jeanne Taylor of Hopkinton.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 6, from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.

Funeral service will follow at 1 PM at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

To send words of condolence to the family go to

www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com

Florence M. (Hill) Cox, 83, of Southborough died Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011) at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham after an illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

 Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012

 

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3:30pm 

Swimming / Diving: Varsity Meet

vs. Gardner High School @ Greenwood Memorial Pool

 

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4:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Freshman Game

vs. Tyngsborough @ Algonquin Regional High School

 

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Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012

 

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4:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Freshman Game

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym A

 

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5:00pm 

Indoor Track: Varsity Meet

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ Fitchburg High School

boys and girls

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5:30pm 

Basketball:Boys JV Game

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym A

 

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6:00pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Auburn @ North Star Rink

 

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6:30pm 

Wrestling: Varsity Meet

vs. Quabbin Regional High School @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym C

 

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7:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game

vs. North Middlesex Regional @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym A

 

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7:30pm 

Gymnastics: Varsity Meet

vs. Westborough High School @ Massachusetts Gymnastics

 

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Thursday, Jan 5, 2012

 

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3:00pm 

Alpine Ski: Varsity Meet

vs. CMCSL @ Ski Ward Ski Area

 

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4:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Freshman Game

vs. Holy Name Central Catholic @ Holy Name Central Catholic High School

 

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5:30pm 

Basketball:Girls JV Game

vs. Holy Name Central Catholic @ Holy Name Central Catholic High School

 

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7:00pm 

Basketball:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Holy Name Central Catholic @ Holy Name Central Catholic High School

 

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Friday, Jan 6, 2012

 

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4:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Freshman Game

vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High School

 

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4:00pm 

Swimming / Diving: Varsity Meet

vs. Shrewsbury @ Clark University

 

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5:00pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys JV Game

vs. Wachusett Regional @ North Star Rink

 

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5:30pm 

Basketball:Boys JV Game

vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High School

 

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7:00pm 

Basketball:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Fitchburg @ Fitchburg High School

 

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Saturday, Jan 7, 2012

 

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09:30am 

Indoor Track: Varsity Meet

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

MSTCA Frosh/Soph Meet boys an...

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10:00am 

Wrestling: Varsity Tournament

vs. North Attleboro @ North Attleboro High School

 

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2:30pm 

Ice Hockey:Girls Varsity Game

vs. Shrewsbury @ DCU Center

 

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4:00pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Shrewsbury @ DCU Center

 

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6:00pm 

Swimming / Diving: Varsity Meet

vs. Bromfield @ Swymfit

JV MEET

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7:00pm 

Gymnastics: Varsity Quad

vs. Hudson Public Schools, Shrewsbury, Wachusett Regional @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym C

   

 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Sports