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November 25, 2007 to  December 1, 2007

Some didn't want to see Santa

and some wanted to see Santa

December 1, 2007 - Santa arrived in town for the Annual Southborough Kindergroup photo with Santa event today.

Behind these doors

December 1, 2007 - was the Troop 92's Annual Kid's Shop.  Shoppers, especially young children, were able to purchase their own gifts to give for the upcoming holidays.  The store was jam packed with goodies, food and raffle items.

Shopper choices

December 1, 2007 - A young shopper thinks it over before deciding on her purchase at the Annual Troop 92 Kids' Shop.

St. Mark's Bazaar

December 1, 2007 - Shoppers take a look over the White Elephant sale at St. Mark's Episcopal Church today.

Divine Dishes

December 1, 2007 - St. Marks is offering Divine Dishes cookbooks with all new recipes.

Windy day for leaf blowing

December 1, 2007 - Workers for Mark Gaffney Landscaping clear up the leaves at the Burnett Cemetery behind St. Mark's.

And the Festivities begin

December 1, 2007 - The Girl Scouts had their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Community House this Friday Night.  A large crowd gathered to sing Christmas carols and watch the lights switch on.

So you think there isn’t anything to do in Southborough?  The following events will be taking place this Saturday December 1, 2007

  • Kindergroup hosts Santa Day. Santa will fly into town via helicopter landing at St. Mark’s Field Main Street and then cross over to the Community House where children may sit with Santa and have a photo taken for $5.00 each. There will be a raffle available also. 12:00 Noon

  • Troop 92 will hold their annual kids shop at the Woodward School cafeteria from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Shoppers will find toys, jewelry, cosmetics, ornaments, picture frames, mugs, calendars, tools, backpacks, bird feeders, flashlights and more. Free Wrapping, Raffle, Refreshments, Homemade cookies for sale.

  • St. Mark's Church will hold it's annual bazaar on Sat. Dec.1, 2007 from 10am-2pm @27 Main St Southborough. There will be Fresh greens & wreaths, handmade items, white elephant, Santa, basket raffles, baked goods, silent auction and a kids room for making crafts while YOU shop! Lunch will be served from 11:30-1:30pm. Admission is FREE! Everyone is welcome! See you there! Bargain Box Bag Rummage Sale $5.00 per bag.

  • The Southborough Firefighters Association starts their annual Christmas tree sale. Weekends from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and weekdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM behind the Main Street Fire Station.

  • And after a busy day of shopping why not have the St. Anne's/St. Matthews Youth Ministry cook dinner for you. They will be hosting a pasta dinner Saturday night from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Matthews on Southville Road. $5.00 per person or $25.00 family max.

Holiday open houses at the following artist studios

Gerson Studios, 254 Parkerville Road, December 1 & 2 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Unique pottery, stoneware and more.

Strung Jewelry Designs, Christina Lamb, studio Open House December 1 & 2 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 15 Summit Road

Sunday December 2, 2007

  • Sunday at Pilgrim Congregational Church is Handel's Messiah, 3:00 P.M.

Don't forget to check on Southborough News Advertisers for Christmas and Hanukah gift ideas

Loads of Christmas trees, greens, wreaths, poinsettias and unique gifts await you at Gulbankian Garden Center and Florist at the corner of Mt. Vickery and Route 85.

Sandy Kiess of Classic Calligraphy has a wide variety of unique hand crafted calligraphy sayings with special meanings for any occasion or person.  They come matted or framed.  The Calligraphy nuggets are available from Sandy or can be found at Gulbankian Garden Center and Florist.

A gift certificate to Annemarie's dance Centre in Ashland would be the ideal gift for the little dancer in the family or even for a teen or adult.  Try something different for the holidays.  Annemarie's will be celebrating 30 years this December.

The stress of the holidays.  De-stress at Peaceful Minds with Shannon.  Individual and personal attention close to home. So give her a call to make an appointment today.

Need more room for that growing family? or do you need to downsize? Check in with Lorraine Estella at Realty Executives at 205 Turnpike Road, Southborough.

Don't want to move from your current home but feel it needs something different or maybe bump out a wall? Give Jeanette Thomson of Thomson Architects, Inc a call today. 

Tired of taking the trash out to the transfer station all the time. Maybe it's time to hire Countryside Rubbish and Recycling of Southborough.   They are a local company with 25 years of experience and can customize to fit your needs.

Don't forget to check our business card page.  Looking for that special family photo for the holiday card? or a gift? give one of our photographers a call.  We have Simply Images, Lisa Tommaney and Photographic Images available for you to check out.  If you are redoing your basement or you need concrete cut then look up F. P. Mabardy Co. of Southborough.

Road Changes Ahead

     December 1, 2007 - by Linda Hubley.  Thursday night Southborough residents were presented by the Southborough DPW and the firm SEA Consultants  new plans and drawings for rebuilding Main Street. The plans call for changes and road improvements from the Sears Road and Main Street intersection to Park Street and Main Street.

     Main Street and the lights at the intersection of Route 85 and 30 have been a hotly contested project for several years now. In 2004 an informational meeting had been set up between various boards and residents to discuss options on the intersection. The intersection has been the scene of many accidents and has an F rating by the MA Highway standards. At the 2004 meeting the Massachusetts Highway Department had very rigid rules in place for upgrading roads and granting monies for such. In 2006, the Massachusetts Highway Department modified their rules and regulations to be more in context with the surrounding environment, cultural and historical aspects. The newer rules give a community more leeway on how they want the road to look.

     Under the old regulations that MA Highway had, the Town of Southborough each year for the last several years had been saving some of their Chapter 90 road money for the project. By doing so the Town would have had no strings attached by MA Highway funds. With the new changes, Southborough has decided to go to MA Highway for grants for funding through the State Transportation Improvement Program. The first step in the process is the design phase which was presented last night. In order to submit to MA Highway and get initial approval to move on to the second step which is going before the Metropolitan Planning Council, the town needed to get 25% of the design plan completed. The reason for last nights meeting was to get input from town residents, neighbors and abutters.

     SEA Consultants provided a 20 scale plan of the entire Main Street area slated for reconstruction with the existing conditions and the proposed improvements. Improvements are:

  • Realignment of the Sears Road and Main Street intersection. Proposed is taking out the monument and small island in the road. Sears Road would be narrowed on the sides to bring it toward Main Street in a straighter path.

  • At Common Street west end and Main Street it is proposed that the monument and little island there be removed. The stonewall at the common would be rebuilt a few feet further north. This would also include the horse trough that is currently built into the wall.

  • At Common Street east end and Main Street it is proposed to relocate that intersection a few feet back to the west so that it is not so close to the intersection of route 30 and 85 and allows an easier left turn onto that road.

  • At the Route 85 and Route 30 intersection the road would be widened on all four corners, most notably the southwest, northwest and northeast corners. Land taking would only have to come from one property owner, St. Marks. There would be a left lane turn on all four corners.

  • On the remaining section of Main Street that would be reconstructed near School Street, Park Street and Latisquama Road there is a proposed bump out and new grass strip to help pedestrian traffic and to calm motor vehicle traffic.

  • In conjunction with the Route 85/30 traffic lights, the police and fire public safety complex will have a blinking traffic light outfitted with the opticom system that will allow police and fire to safely exit without congestion the property for emergencies. The traffic lights for the intersection would be a span system. The lights for the public safety complex has two options, span or mast.

  • New sidewalks five and half feet wide with granite curbing are slated on the south side of Main Street from Deerfoot Road to Park Street and on the North side from the Library to Park Street. New grass strips and bumpouts for traffic calming measures would be added.

  • The road would be reconstructed to a depth of 18 to 20”.

  • It is proposed to offer on-street parking on the south-side of Main street from Cordaville Road to Latisquama house #14 and in front of the Town Common.

  • Upgrade of the entire drainage system for the reconstructed road.

    The speed limits on the road would remain the same which is 20 MPH in the downtown section and 30 MPH near Fay School. Discussion about Common Street and whether or not it should be made a one way street heading west was brought up. If Common Street was made into a one way then there is the possibility of lined parking lots to the north side of the street.

     When the meeting opened up for questions and answers there were many, along with strong opinions on how Main Street, downtown and the village should look. Residents that were around for the prior meeting several years ago said it was a big improvement over what was presented then, but still wanted concessions to not let the traffic dictate the village. Don Morris from the planning board said many meetings and discussions have been held recently with the update of the Town’s master plan and he would like to see many those recommendations considered in these plans. He was also concerned that by improving Route 30 we are inviting more Route 9 traffic to use the newly constructed road.

    Mr. Hokinson had attended the meeting several years ago and still had many of the plans, letters and news articles on the actions taken then. He questioned the need for the curbing and on street parking. Several residents voiced agreement and said if they needed parking they could use parking lot at a local business or the Woodward School. Other residents voiced their concerns that they want the on street parking and thought it is a good idea. Mr. Woodsmall, Southborough Town Engineer, told the audience that if the on street parking is taken off the boards, it would not be put back in and reminded the residents that it does not give them the right to park on private property.

     Residents sited that there is an incredible amount of character and beauty about Main Street that they do not want lost. One of the biggest contentions about the plan was the loss of several trees. Residents wanted to know if the Chestnut tree, the Flowering Crabs, the Pine tree at the Library, an American Elm tree, Pin Oaks at St. Marks and if any trees on the common would have to be removed. Most of the above mentioned trees will have to go for the improvements. DPW Superintendent Galligan said that all trees will be replaced or moved if possible. The Flowering Crabs in front of 11 Main Street are not considered street trees but they would try to replace them by having Flowering Crabs or a similar tree replanted on private property. In fact all new town trees proposed for this project will be planted on private property as there will not be sufficient land to satisfy the growth of the trees on town property.

     Resident Karen White asked about the left lane turns on the plans. Would there be a dedicated green arrow coming from Route 85 south to Route 30 east. I asked the same question about Route 85 north onto Route 30 west, especially during school pickup hours. Both Mr. Woodsmall and Ms Galligan said that option is in the plans and they will look at the issue. Parking and the traffic at the intersection and at Woodward School when school is opening and closing was brought up by Ann and Don Leavitt. They both expressed concerns about parking options remaining so that rather than one going to Woodward School and getting caught in traffic, they could park on Main Street and utilize the walkway to the school.

     Main Street resident and former Selectman David Parry brought in ideas to the conversations about possibilities of retaining some of the monuments, some of the street re-alignments and location of an integral crosswalk near Park Street. Other residents voiced concerns that the plans had too much construction on the north side and the south side gained property. The answer was it is to help straighten the curve at the hill by School Street and Park Street. One resident wanted to make sure that the post office box remain very central to the area. Another resident said the roadway should be built to encourage walking and less vehicles. Several residents strongly voiced support for the entire project as is and a big overall improvement on the original plan presented years ago.

     Town officials and SEA Consultants said they will take the issues brought up last night and try to plug them into the plans. There will be more meetings about the reconstruction of Main Street in the future.

Toys for Tots Campaign

The members of the Southborough Fire Department are once again collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in the area. This wonderful holiday tradition was started by retired Chief Peter Phaneuf in the early 1990s. To date, thousands of gifts collected through the Fire Department have brightened the holidays for hundreds of children in the immediate area.

Toys donated to the Southborough Fire Department are distributed to children’s families through the Southborough Family and Youth Services, and the Framingham Salvation Army.

Firefighters are collecting toys through December 21st. Please feel free to donate toys to the Southborough Fire Department, 21 Main Street.

Two Southborough boys recently celebrated their 10th birthday - in lieu of presents for themselves, Will & Brooks asked for toys to be donated to the Fire Department Toy Drive. They delivered the toys to the fire station on November 29th.

December 1, 2007 - Will and Brooks bring in their donated toys to the Southborough Fire Department earlier this week.

A Southborough Sunrise

November 30, 2007 - Early morning risers would have caught this gorgeous sunrise this morning.

Tree across wires

November 30, 2007 - A National Grid worker removes the tree that fell across power lines on Parkerville Road this morning.  Parkerville Road near Highland Street and Southville Road was closed for approximately 45 minutes.

Southborough Garden Club decorates downtown

November 30, 2007 - Members of the Southborough Garden Club hang wreaths on area businesses.  About 100 wreaths are put up annually around town for businesses by the Southborough Gardeners.

Fire Log

November 30, 2007 - Firefighter Aspesi speaks to Police Officer Landry at the Parkerville Road/Southville Road intersection.

Tuesday 11/20/07

09:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION CORDAVILLE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

09:18 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A29 FF KANE FF STRONG
C30 FF ASPESI

10:00 OIL BURNER PARKER ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

11:30 FIRE STATION TOUR MAIN ST
C3 CAPT MAURO FF KANE

12:45 PROPANE INSPECTION VALLEY RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

12:58 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD
A29 FF KANE FF ASPESI
E22 FF FRANKS FF STRONG

13:05 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO
E22 FF FRANKS FF ASPESI
Westborough Ambulance

13:30 LICENSE RENEWAL FOLLOW UPS FRAMINGHAM RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:45 LICENSE RENEWAL FOLLOW UPS TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 LICENSE RENEWAL FOLLOW UPS CORDAVILLE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:15 LICENSE RENEWAL FOLLOW UPS TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:00 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST
HQ2 FF STRONG FF ASPESI CHIEF MAURO CAPT MAURO
SC2 FF ROACH

15:40 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and MIDDLE (NORTHSIDE) RD
A29 FF ROACH FF FRANKS
E23 FF STRONG FF FRANKS

17:51 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ WORCESTER ROAD RD FRM
A29 FF PIERCE FF ROACH

20:17 SMOKE/ODOR FOOD ON STOVE WOLFPEN LN
E22 FF STRONG FF FRANKS
E23 FF ROACH FF PIERCE   More Fire Log

Southborough Firefighters Association  Christmas Trees are in

November 30, 2007 - Southborough Fire LT. Peltier and his children help offload 355 Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving.  The trees go on sale Saturday December 1.  Hours are weekdays 6 - 9 PM and weekends 9 - 9 PM.  The Southborough Firefighters Association puts on the annual Halloween parade and judging.

From the Town Clerk's office

Office Hours
Open to the public Monday-Friday from 9-5 pm.

Voter Registration

Governor Patrick signed legislation on Nov 21, 2007 to move the date of the Presidential Primary from March to February. Details below:

New Date for PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY is
Tuesday FEBRUARY 5th, 2008 POLLS open 7am – 8pm

Wednesday January 16, 2008 is the last day to register to vote or to change your political party for the Primary. Clerk’s Office open until 8pm.

DEADLINE to request Absentee BALLOT application is
12:00 noon Monday February 4th , 2008.

LOCALLY
Tuesday March 25th, 2008 is the last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting & Annual Town Election. Clerk’s Office open until 8pm.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - Monday April 14th 7pm
Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road.

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION Monday May 12th
POLLS OPEN 8am – 8pm.

All Southborough residents are eligible to vote if they will be at least eighteen years of age as of the Town Meeting Date or Town Election. You must show a form of ID with proof of residency in Southborough. You may mail in a Voter Registration card (available through our office) or come in person. The registration deadline is 20 days prior to an election for Town Elections and 20 days prior to a State Election.


NOTE: the annual Census is NOT a voter registration form.

Voting Locations: PRECINCT 1 is now at WOODWARD SCHOOL, 28 Cordaville Road.

Go to www.wheredoivotema.com to check your voting location.

There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

Precinct 1 A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

Precinct 2 P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd                                                                 

Precinct 3 Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

Rough Pavement

November 28, 2007 - Police direct traffic on Route 85 by Gulbankian's as a paving crew repaves a stretch of rough pavement.

Arrest Made

A Worcester resident Justin Hiser, 30 was arrested and charged with killing Ronda Healy, 27 of Worcester Ms Healey was stabbed near her vehicle outside her place of employment at The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley. Millbury police received numerous 911 calls reporting the incident. Mr. Hiser had fled the scene. Grafton police were following a maroon Buick that had been involved in a hit and run accident in their town. Another hit and run by the same vehicle occurred in Westborough near Tufts University. According to Westborough Police Chief Gordon, Westborough police officers Trainor and Johnson followed Mr. Hiser in the maroon vehicle at a “slow-speed” chase into Southborough. The vehicle had blown a tire and he got caught up in traffic near the route 30/route 85 traffic lights. Southborough and Westborough police surrounded the vehicle and Mr. Hiser was arrested without further incident. For more information click on one of the news buttons at the top of the page.

Trees are in

November 28, 2007 - Trees are in at the Gulbankian Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Pick up your tree and while you are there check out the super unique gifts inside at the store at the Garden Center and Florist Shop located at the corner of Route 85 and Mount Vickery Roads (across from the post office).  Fresh cut trees, wreaths, kissing ball greens, berries plus decorations, cards, gourmet food, unique gifts, candles, poinsettias and more can be found at our advertiser Gulbankian's conveniently located in Southborough.  Please support the Southborough News Advertisers.

 

Steeple Coffeehouse presents

LRH Music and Productions presents an evening with singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson who will perform at the Steeple Coffeehouse on December 8.

In the spring of 2000 a twenty-two year old Hutchinson completed her BA in Creative Writing, quit her long time job on an organic vegetable farm in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, and hit the road. She went on to win awards at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and the Telluride Troubadour Songwriter's Showcase in Colorado, as well as The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in North Carolina, all in the course of a year. The following spring her self released album "Against the Grey" was nominated for a Boston Music Award for "Best Debut Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year."

Part young farm kid, part old poet, Performing Songwriter calls Meg, "...A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor." Her songs are characterized by an unselfconscious optimism, a love of language and a fascination with the workings of the human heart. Among her major influences she is quick to mention Mary Oliver and Garrison Keillor.

Hutchinson is currently living in Boston and completing her fourth album "The Crossing" with producer Crit Harmon.

For more information visit her web site at www.meghutchinson.com 

**Breaking News**

November 27, 2007 - Southborough Police joined Westborough police in a chase that ended near the Southborough Library on Route 30 near Route 85.  An arrest was made by Westborough Police who took the person into custody for transport.  The subject is possibly connected with the fatal stabbing at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury, MA late this afternoon. Click for more info

  WBZ TV    WCVBTV    Fox25Boston

Wind Damage

November 27, 2007 - High winds this morning knocked down this spruce tree at Parkerville Road and the MA Pike overpass.

Come to the Holiday Gift Sale at Wolbach Farm

Come to the Holiday Gift Sale at Wolbach Farm:

Your Purchase of Unique Gifts Helps Support Local Conservation

 

What: Unique Holiday Gifts for Sale at Wolbach Farm, headquarters of Sudbury Valley Trustees. Local artists, artisans and authors will be selling special holiday gift items. A portion of the proceeds will support the land conservation work of SVT. Enjoy holiday music, refreshments, Nature Nook and trail.

When: Saturday, December 1, 9:00 – 5:00

Where: Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury – between Wayland and Sudbury town centers - off of Route 27

 Who: Local artists, authors and artisans will be selling their original work.

 Joyce McJilton Dwyer of Maynard, watercolors, pen and ink art

Jini Foster of Framingham, artist

John Wawrzonek of Southborough, photography

The Alley Cat Collection, jewelry

Gordon Morrison of Natick, author and artist

Boston Area Spinners and Dyers

David Blohm of Sudbury, photography

Jonathan Way, author of Suburban Howls

Dave Griffin of Maynard, photography

Peter Rhome of Sudbury, bead design

Wayne Hall of Sudbury, photography

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a conservation group founded in 1953, dedicated to protecting land in the 36-town region that is the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord river basin. For more information, visit Sudbury Valley Trustees’ website at www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org

Southborough Emergency Plan of Action

November 27, 2007 - Members of the Southborough Local Emergency Planning Committee met earlier this month to discuss updates in the town's plans and take a refresher on the Incident Command System.

What are the Southborough Emergency Management Agency and Local Emergency Planning Committee and what is their role in protecting the citizens of Southborough?

The Southborough Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is the local agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Town of Southborough.  Emergency Management provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made.

The Southborough Emergency Management Agency provides emergency coordination of the resources of various town departments and other agencies during emergencies. The department is the conduit for state assistance through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The planning effort for the town is guided the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) which was developed in conjunction with MEMA.

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan provides the foundation and guidance for emergency management in the town. The CEMP takes into consideration that police, fire and emergency medical service, have the responsibility for day to day routine emergencies. The Emergency Management Department and the CEMP only come into play when a major emergency situation arises affecting the whole community and stretching the day to day resources. Both police and fire have mutual aid agreements with other communities that can bring additional police and firefighters to their assistance. These systems work well, but if additional resources not within the mutual aid system are needed, emergency management would coordinate this assistance.

Emergency Management has the ability to request assistance in a major emergency from state agencies and other communities through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and if needed, MEMA can request federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Emergency Management also supports the Town’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), which was established under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) to prepare the community for emergencies involving hazardous materials. Facilities are required to provide annual chemical inventories to the LEPC. This information is used to identify the hazardous chemicals in use and is the basis for the plan. In a post 9-11 world, the LEPC plans for a variety of natural and man-made incidents which would overwhelm local resources. Under the law, the LEPC is required to test the hazardous material plan on an annual basis. Membership of the LEPC consists of department heads, representatives of private businesses and industry, various town organizations, as well as representatives of Marlborough Hospital. Southborough is one of a handful of communities across the Commonwealth which is certified by the State.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a designated room within town that provides a place for representatives of the Selectmen, police, fire, emergency management, public works, and other town departments to assemble and coordinate the support of various natural, technological and man-made emergencies.

The EOC can be equipped with computers and communications equipment which enables officials of the various departments and outside agencies to communicate with their departments and to bring needed resources to the emergency. If additional resources from outside the community are required, Emergency Management will coordinate requests through the Mass Emergency Management Agency.

In town-wide or larger emergencies, such as hurricanes and blizzards, when a state of emergency has been declared by the Board of Selectmen, the Emergency Operations Center may serve as the center of municipal government coordinating all services to the citizens during the emergency.

The Emergency Management Department also oversees the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT), which are specially trained citizen volunteers. CERT personnel can be assigned to assist with traffic rerouting, staffing of the designated shelters, etc.

Emergency Management has been awarded several federal grants since 9-11. Such grant funding has been used to provide a trailer which contains a back-up communications center and the CERT equipment cache, a light trailer/generator used for lighting up emergency scenes, as well as some radio equipment located in the Fire Department Communications center (used during EOC operations).

While SEMA is committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens and visitors of the Town of Southborough, the public must understand that during times of significant emergencies direct assistance may not be possible due many factors including; limited resources of the town’s emergency services, logistical factors of obtaining necessary manpower and resources, ability to traverse devastated terrain, ensuring safe environments for emergency personnel, and the large number of victims needing assistance. These factors are not unique to Southborough and as a result the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has suggested that each individual citizen or family should learn about the effects of various hazards, how to prepare for each type, have their own emergency plan and construct an Family Emergency Kit with enough supplies for 72 hours.

The best way to ensure your family’s, friend’s, community’s and your own safety is to have knowledge, prepare individually and be involved in your community’s emergency preparedness campaigns.

To learn more about hazards and disasters prone to Southborough and New England, how to prepare for them and how to develop a Family Emergency Plan and Family Emergency Kit please visit Southborough Emergency Management Agency’s website at either www.southboroughma.com  or www.southboroughfire.com  and click on the emergency management link. If you would like any additional information or if you are interested in joining the Citizen Community Response Team (CERT) please contact the Director of Operations at naspesi@southboroughma.com  or call 508-485-3235 ext. 437.

Authors: John D. Mauro, Jr – SEMA Director

Neal P. Aspesi – SEMA Director of Operations

(Photos of the ambulance, bus vs 2 vehicles and the three firefighters at the EOC operations are from the last major drill which was of a busload of high schoolers and a hazardous materials incident.  The Emergency Management trailer photo is from the 2007 Southborough Heritage Day where it was put on display along with many displays of human and pet emergency disaster preparedness kits and information.)

Sudbury Valley Trustees Lecture Series

“The Wild Within”

Thursday, November 29: 7:30PM

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Please join Sudbury Valley Trustees and guest speakers Paul Rezendes and Daniel Kilpatrick as we begin our series “Nature in our Lives and Imaginations.” Do you think human beings are disconnected from the natural world and from each other? What are the consequences? Paul and Dan invite your active participation in examining these questions and exploring the possibility of wholeness in a fragmented world. Paul Rezendes is a photographer, naturalist and author of Tracking and the Art of Seeing and other books. Daniel Kilpatrick, PhD., is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at UMass Medical Center. $5-members; $10-nonmembers. Space is limited and registration required. 978-443-5588.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org

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Sudbury Valley Trustees is a non-profit association of individuals, families, and businesses committed to protecting wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord River valleys for the benefit of present and future generations. SVT currently owns, through gifts and purchase, more than eighty properties in fifteen towns, totaling over 2,100 acres. In addition, SVT holds conservation restrictions on nearly 900 acres, and has been instrumental in preserving more than 6,000 acres now protected by public agencies.

Route 9 Accident

November 26, 2007 - Southborough Rescue workers assist a patient of a two car motor vehicle accident this afternoon at route 9 and Middle Road.

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Wednesday  28

Thursday 29

Friday 30

8:30 AM Health clinic

8:30  AM Walking Group

  8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

9:30 AM Cribbage

11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

9:30 Mah Jongg

11:00 AM chair exercise

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

 

10:00 AM SHINE

11:00 AM Origami

 

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch 11:30 AM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Fitness

1:00 PM scrabble

2:00 PM Fitness

12:15 PM Pitch

1:00 PM water aerobics
  1:00 PM water Aerobics  

1:00 PM bridge

 
         

Floating amongst the Ice

November 26, 2007 - Swans float amongst the thin ice on the Sudbury Reservoir.

Southborough meetings

November 26, 2007 - November 30, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Planning Board  Agenda

11/26

7:00 PM

Town House hearing room

Recreation Commission

11/26

8:00  PM

Art Center Highland Street

Capital Budget Planning

11/26

7:00 PM

Country kitchen Cordaville Hall

ADA Committee

11/27

8:30 AM

Town Admin office

Open Space Preservation

11/28

6:00 PM

Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall

Board of Assessors 11/28 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House

Troop 92 Annual Kid's Shop

Saturday December 1, 2007

9 AM to 2 PM

Woodward School Cafeteria

Refreshments, Raffles, home baked cookie sale, Free wrapping

St. Anne/St. Matthew Youth Ministry Pasta Dinner

Saturday, December 1, 2007

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

St. Matthew Parish Center

$5.00 per person  All are welcome

proceeds will benefit St. Anne/St. Matthew Youth Ministry

Library Schedule

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Wednesday 28

Thursday 29

Friday 30 Saturday 1

10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

1:00 PM Book Club for Seniors Senior Center

 

 

10:30 AM Story Hour

2 - 3 year olds

 

10:30 AM Stories and Crafts for

2 & 5 year olds

Happy Thanksgiving

Every other Saturday

11:00

music and mother goose

ARHS Band

November 25, 2007 - The ARHS band heads off field after playing the Star Spangled Banner at the start of the football game.

Winter 2007 - 2008 Try-out Practice ARHS

Monday November 26, 2007: Boys Hoops (11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM); Girls Hoops (8:30 AM - 11:00 AM); Wrestling (Wrestling Room); Cheer leading (C Gym); Gym (No); Boys Track (B Gym courts 3 & 4); Girls Track (B Gym courts 3 & 4); Ski Team (NO practice).

Tuesday November 27, 2007: Boys Hoops (5:00 PM); Girls Hoops (2:30 - 5:00 PM); Wrestling Room (Wrestling Room); Cheerleading (C Gym); Gym (C Gym); Boys Track & Girls Track (B Gym Courts 3 & 4); Ski Team (Dry Land ARHS.

Wednesday November 28, 2007:  Boys Hoops (4:15 PM - 6:00 PM JV & Freshmen, 6:00 PM -8:00 PM Varsity); Girls Hoops (2:30 PM - 4:15 PM JV & Freshman, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Varsity); Wrestling (Wrestling Room 4:00 PM -6:00 PM) Cheerleading (C Gym 5:30 - 7:30 PM); Gym (C Gym 3:00 - 5:00 PM); Boys and Girls Track (courts 3 & 4 3:15 - 5:15 PM); Ski Team (Dry Land ARHS 3:00 - 5:00 PM).

Thursday November 29, 2007 - Boys Hoops (4:15 - 6:00 PM JV & Freshman, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Varsity); Girls Hoops (2:30 - 4:15 PM JV & Freshmen, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Varsity); Wrestling (Wrestling room 4:00 - 6:00 PM); Cheerleading (C Gym 5:30 - 7:30 PM); Gym (C Gym 3:00 - 5:00 PM); Boys and Girls Track (Courts 3 & 4 3:15 - 5:15 PM); Ski Team ( Dry land ARHS 3:00 - 5:00 PM).

Friday November 30, 2007 - Boys Hoops (4:15 - 6:00 PM JV & Freshman, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Varsity); Girls Hoops (2:30 - 4:15 PM JV & Freshmen, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Varsity); Wrestling (Wrestling room 4:00 - 6:00 PM); Cheerleading (C Gym 5:00 PM Team Meeting ); Gym (C Gym 3:00 - 5:00 PM); Boys and Girls Track (Courts 3 & 4 3:15 - 5:15 PM).

Saturday December 1, 2007 - Girls Hoops (NO JV & Freshman, Varsity Scrimmage 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon); Wrestling Room (9:00 - 11:00 AM); Gym (C Gym 9:00 - 11:00 AM).

Ornaments still for sale

November 25, 2007 - Ornaments are still for sale from the Council on aging and Senior Center.  They still have ornaments from past years including 1997 - Pilgrim church; 1998 - Town House; 1999 - Community House; 2000 - gazebo; 2001 - Fayville Hall; 2002 - Historical Museum; 2003 - Library; 2004 - St. Matthew Church; 2005 - Art Center; 2006 - St. Annes and 2007 - St. Marks.

 

On Thursday, November 29th, Rep. Stephen LeDuc will be holding office hours for the town of Southborough. Please join the Representative at Mauro's Village Cafe, 2 Main Street, Southborough, from 11:00 AM to noon. Citizens are encouraged to share their concerns or questions regarding the community, or simply to introduce themselves to their Representative. Appointments are not necessary. Anyone who is unable to attend can always contact the Representative in Boston at 617-722-2230, or at his District office in Marlborough at 508-481-2141.

Fall @ St. Marks

November 25, 2007 - Leaves splatter the grounds at St. Mark's Marlboro Road and Main Street.

 

Southborough Kindergroup Santa Day

Community House

12:00 PM Noon

December 1, 2007

Please join us to share the joys and excitement of this community event.