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December 9, 2007 to  December 15, 2007

December 15, 2007 - The Southborough Community House and the Village Society invites everyone to become a member.

December 15, 2007 - News Notice: Last night around 5:00 PM a contractor dumping sand/salt at the Southborough DPW pulled an electrical wire down, sparking the truck possibly being charged blowing a tire and rim off the truck.  Southborough Police and Fire responded along with National Grid and the Massachusetts State Police Truck Team.  The building at 153 Cordaville Road was also affected with dimming lights and a strange odor.  The Fire department was called and checked out the building.

Looking for the perfect tree before tomorrow's storm?

December 15, 2007 - There are still Christmaas trees to be found at Gulbankian's Garden Center and Florist Shop along with so many wonderful items inside their shop.  Don't forget to send that perfect arrangement of flowers to someone special for the holidays.  If you haven't visited Gulbankian's Garden Center and Florist shop in a while or if you have never taken the opportunity to check them out, the Holiday season is a great time to come in and take a look at their new building and all the new amenities and items available.  Melissa and Doug Toys, Stonewall Kitchen's holiday collections of jams, pancake mixes, jellies, hostess gifts and more.  There are greens galore with wreaths, kissing balls, baskets, Christmas trees, topariaries and more.  Poinsettias are in and ready for pickup. Beautiful and bright there are many flower and plant arrangements and so many unique gifts to choose from.  So stop by today and check out Gulbankian Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Conveniently located directly across Mt. Vickery Road from the Southborough Post Office and Town Centre. Click on the photos for their website.

December 15, 2007 Algonquin Sports

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ MARLBOROUGH TOURNAMENT High School 9:30am  
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.    4:00pm  
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Medford High School Northstar 4:10pm  
 Boys JV Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.    5:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOUROGH`S CUP - CONS Northstar 6:15pm  
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.    7:00pm  
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOUROGH`S CUP - FINAL Northstar 8:15pm
December 15, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Lunenburg High School  Wallace Civic 4:20pm

After the Storm

December 15, 2007 - St. Mark's in snow.

How did you clean up the snow?

December 14, 2007 -  Here are three ways residents took care of the nearly 10 inches of snowfall that fell yesterday.


Southborough Gardeners

December 14, 2007 - Members of the Southborough Gardeners held a greens workshop early this morning.

December 14, 2007 Algonquin Sports

No Events Scheduled

December 14, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys JV Basketball @ Maynard High School    5:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Maynard High School    7:00pm

From Ice to Snow

December 14, 2007 - The Sudbury Reservoir System throughout town cannot be accessed for ice fishing or ice skating. It is a backup water supply for the MWRA.  Persons should stay off the ice.  What makes it more dangerous though is that the ice had  just formed last week and now all snow-covered it looks like the photo below.  If a dog runs out on the ice and falls through, do not follow it but call for assistance.


From left to right Vale Southard, ARHS; Katelyn Morreale, ARHS; Jessica Jones, ARHS; Kelsey O'Hare, ARHS; Emiko Oyama, Tahanto RHS; Johee Chung, ARHS; Robert Eaton, Artistic Director & Founder of AVM & former Choral Director ARHS; Avi Wolf, AVM member, Apprentice Singers Coordinator & Choral Teacher at Tahanto.  Caroline Estes, ARHS Apprentice Singer is missing from photo.

Sunday, December 16th at 3:30 PM



With audience participation

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

Lois Toeppner, Organist

Melynda Davis, soprano

Jacque Eileen Wilson, mezzo

Stanley Wilson, tenor

David Bonneau, baritone

Christmas portion

Scores available to share

Trinity Church

Main Street (Route 20) at Hudson Street, Northborough

Accessible to the physically challenged

Suggested $5 donation

For information: (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org 


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Snowstorm December 13, 2007


Due to this afternoon and tonight's weather forecast of several inches of snow the following are cancelled or will close early

  • Northborough Southborough schools closing 2 hours early
  • Assabet Valley Regional Tech High School closing 3 hours early.
  • Southborough Townhouse closing at 2:00 PM
  • The Conservation Commission hearings and the Community Preservation Committee meeting scheduled for tonight have been cancelled.

Also, during snow events after December 1, there IS a parking ban in effect.

John J. Magri
SOUTHBOROUGH - John J. Magri, 72, a resident of Southborough, a former longtime resident of Framingham, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
He was the former husband and good friend of Roberta A. (Roberti) Magri of Framingham.
Born in Framingham, the son of the late Domenic and Josephine (Cattani) Magri, he graduated from Framingham High School, Class of 1954, and was a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in criminal justice.
He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Mr. Magri was a lieutenant in the Framingham Police Department, working for more than 20 years prior to his retirement in the early 1980s.
He was a member of the Christopher Columbus Society and the Framingham Heart Study, and was an avid golfer and bowler.
He leaves three sons, John C. Magri and his wife, Lisa, of Framingham, Steve Magri and his wife, Karen, of Ashland and Jason Magri and his wife, Cheryl, of Blackstone; six grandchildren, John, Alyssa, Amanda, Madison, Molly and Jessica Fagan and her husband, Mikel; his sister, Tina Bessert of Hopkinton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Garino, Bruno and Angelo Magri.
The funeral will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m., from Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Tarcisius Church, 563 Waverley St. (Rte. 135), Framingham.
Burial will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham.
Visiting hours are Friday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy in Mr. Magri's memory may be made to the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mount Wayte Ave., Framingham, MA 01702.

Snow Advisories from the State of MA

Snow emergency

Emergency alert symbolPrivate businesses are encouraged to consider an early release of their employees, so snow crews can safely clear the roads. There will be safety issues for anyone on the roads during the height or the storm, due to the extremely poor visibility.

Snow emergency - early release for state employees

Due the fast moving snow storm which may leave areas of up to 10inches of snow statewide through the normal evening commute time, Executive Branch Agencies of state government are releasing all non-emergency personnel on the following schedule: Worcester County and west at 10:45am; East of Worcester County at 11:30am.

Winter Weather Preparedness Information


MEMA has issued information to help people prepare for another New England Winter Season.  Attached is a list of items to be included in your Winter Emergency Car Kit, as well as your family’s Winter Disaster Supply Kit, as well as the development of a Family Emergency Communications Plan.

“Now is the proper time for individuals and families to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety both on the roads and at home during the upcoming Winter Season,” said MEMA Director Don Boyce. “Winter weather can present challenges that can be made easier with some basic preparedness planning.”


Keep the following items in your car in case of emergency during a Winter Storm:

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Basic first-aid kit

  • Necessary medications

  • Pocket knife

  • Blankets or sleeping bags

  • Extra clothes (include rain gear, mittens, socks)

  • High-calorie, non-perishable foods (dried fruits, nuts, canned food)

  • Non-electric can opener

  • Container of water

  • Shovel

  • Sand for generating traction

  • Tire chains or traction mats

  • Basic tool kit (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)

  • Tow rope

  • Brightly colored cloth to utilize as a flag

Ensure that your tires have adequate tread and keep your gas tank at least half-full.  Keep a windshield scraper and small broom for ice and snow removal.  Check your windshield wiper fluid and keep your gas tank at least half-full.  Plan long trips carefully, listening to the radio or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest weather forecasts and road conditions.  Travel during the day, and if possible, try to take someone along with you.

Those who already have an All-Hazard Emergency Preparation Kit, as MEMA continues to suggest, should be in fine shape already.  Everyone should have some non-perishable food, bottled water, flashlights and extra batteries around the house, along with a portable radio or NOAA Weather Radio in case of power outages or other emergencies caused by a winter storm.

Additional items that should be included on your Winter Weather Supply List are a freshly-stocked first-aid kit, essential prescription medicines, non-perishable foods (those that require no refrigeration such as canned goods, dried fruits and nuts), a non-electric can opener, water (one gallon per-person, per-day), baby-care items, extra blankets, sleeping bags and a fire extinguisher.

“Every household should develop a Family Emergency Communication Plan in case family members are separated from one another during a storm.  That is a real possibility during the day if adults are at work and children are at school,” said Boyce.


Keep these items around the house in case of emergency during a winter storm:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries (not candles)

  • Portable radio or NOAA Weather Radio with extra batteries

  • Charged cell phone

  • Basic First-Aid kit

  • Essential prescription medicines

  • Non-perishable Food

  • Non-electric can opener

  • Water (one gallon per person/per day)

  • Baby items

  • Pet food/supplies

  • Extra blankets and sleeping bags

  • Fire extinguisher


Develop a Family Emergency Communication Plan in case family members are separated from one another during an emergency (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), and have a plan for getting back together.

  • Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the ‘family contact’.  After a disaster, it is often easier to call long distance than across town.  Also, calling outside the area will be easier than calling into a disaster area.

  • Make sure everyone knows the name, address and telephone number of the contact person.

  • Sometimes an emergency could impact your neighborhood or small section of town.  Decide on an alternate meeting area for family members.

  • Be familiar with the Emergency Plans at your children’s school and your place of business.

This should help reassure everyone’s safety and minimize the stress associated with emergencies.

Toys for Tots

December 13, 2007 - Six year old Alex Flynn gets ready to hand over a boxload of toys to Marine Irene Tibert for the Marines Toys for Tots campaign.  The box will be at the Southborough Library through this weekend for the toy drop off.

December 13, 2007 - Thank you to Southborough News readers who notified us of this magically decorated house on Harris Drive (off Atwood Road) Southborough.  Not only is the outside spectacular but inside the house has been transformed to wonderful Christmas villages that include carnivals, ski areas, Rockerfeller Center and NYC, Fenway Park and much more.  It even includes the Starship Enterprise and King Kong Santa swatting at planes.  The home has been carefully decorated for a number of years by Chris Faherty and his family.  They begin the process the day after Halloween and finish up the first or second week of December.  This year they have put out a collection box for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign outside.  So if you swing by the house to check out the lights please feel free to leave an unwrapped toy or gift in the box.  Mr. Faherty donates them to the campaign at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Framingham for the Toys for Tots. (photos courtesy of Mr. Faherty)

Fire Log

Tuesday 12/4/07





Wednesday 12/5/07






Click for more fire log

The Steeple Coffeehouse is delighted to welcome Aztec Twostep and the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band on January 12, 2008.

Rex Fowler from Pittsfield, Maine and Neal Shulman of New York City met one "open mike" night at a Boston folk club in the spring of 1971. Each impressed by the other's talents, they joined forces and Aztec Two-Step (named for a line from "A Coney Island of the Mind" by Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti) was born.

Just one year later, signed by Elektra Records, Neal and Rex were in Los Angeles putting the final touches on their debut album, Aztec Two-Step. Quickly becoming a staple of FM and college radio the album remained in print for fifteen years and was the foundation for a performing and recording career that continues to the present day. In 1992, Aztec Two-Step was re-released by ERA Records.

In the intervening years, Aztec Two-Step recorded six more albums for
RCA, Waterhouse, Reflex and Flying Fish Records. The duo's 1986 release, Living in America, was sighted in Billboard Magazine's year end critics poll and received the 1987 Best Folk Album at the New York Music Awards.

 There is only 1 pre-requisite to play with BVBB – you have to live in the Blackstone Valley.  Located in the heart of central Ma, exposure to the heavy metal content of the Blackstone river has produced a copious amount of fine bluegrass pickers. Most notably are the Dick brothers from Sutton. Renowned musicians and celebrated recording artists, this brother combo will WOW you with their award winning picking. The Taylor-Nowlan bass/mandolin combo has been together in numerous bands for over 10 years. With their own distinctive style, these two crank out solid rhythm, and like to have a little fun too!  Put these four longtime friends together and you have a group that has excellent musicianship, fine harmonies, high energy and a true love of the music. Breakdowns and Gospel. Fiddle tunes and a Waltz. This is bluegrass! You will not be disappointed!! 


December 12, 2007 - Southborough DPW workers await the last dumpload of sand to complete filling in the trench.  Yesterday early in the morning a water main break at Middle Road N. and General Henry Knox Road.

Rain/Sleet/Snow doesn't stop this worker

December 12, 2007 - A tree crew works through the weather trimming a tree on Parkerville Road.

Iced Berries

December 12, 2007 - Berries are encrusted in ice forms from our icy rains.

December 12, 2007 Algonquin Sports

Coed Varsity Swimming @ Shrewsbury High School Clark 4:00pm  
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Shawsheen Valley Tech Hallenberg 5:00pm  
 Boys Varsity Wrestling VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin 6:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS BOUROUGH`S CUP - WACHUSETT Northstar 8:00pm
December 12, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Littleton High School New England 6:00pm

December 12, 2007 - Click Photo above for Southborough Recycling FAQ.  Don't forget that you need a sticker when you enter the Southborough Transfer Station.

King of the ice

December 11, 2007 - This bird sits at the very tip of the ice crusted Maple Tree. Probably hoping it will melt soon.

Would you like to assist with this project?


     December 11, 2007 - Members of the Southborough police department along with the Council on Aging, the Southborough Senior Center, Colonial Gardens housing and the Southborough food pantry have all been working toward bringing a family that had unforeseen difficulties back up on their feet. They have been living at the Red Roof Inn in Southborough for the last two months. The elderly couple, their son and their dog were scheduled to be put out by this Tuesday with no where to go. If they had been taken in by the Worcester County program the family would have been broken up into various homeless shelters.

     The Southborough community has been working hard to relocate them. They recently were able to get an apartment at Colonial Gardens. Unfortunately their dog is too big and other arrangements were made for him. Their son will get an apartment there by next month so that they will all be nearby. Their dog has been taken in by the kindness of Southborough Police Sergeant Jane Moran and they will be able to visit their dog.

     Sergeant Moran says the family literally has nothing and she would like a community effort to help supply this family with items that they need. They are looking for the following items. As they are outfitting two apartments, one now and another next month some of these items would need to be doubled. A mattress for a twin bed, bedding for the same, television set, living room set with small/medium couch (apartments are small), teapot, pots and pans, kitchenette table and four chairs, toaster, coffeemaker, eating and cooking utensils, towels and toiletries for men and woman, telephone, curtains for bedroom, one window drapes for the living room, glassware and dishes and small tool kits with screw drivers, hammer, few nails and screws for hanging curtain rods and pictures.

     Currently the Southborough Food Pantry is also helping with the groceries for the family, if you would like to donate food you can do that through the Food Pantry or drop off items at the Southborough Police Station. If you would like to help outfit these apartments it would be a wonderful Holiday gift. You may drop the items off at the Southborough police department or call Sergeant Moran or Meredith Lobur at 508-485-2147. Thank you.


Vintage Shoppers World Framingham, MA 1992

December 11, 2007 - Do you have a Christmas display photo you would love to share with the readers of the Southborough News?

Either send in your own photo or let the editor@southboroughnews.com know about a display for a photo op.

Image of calligraphy P5-59 Some People Come Into Our LivesClassic Calligraphy

Rushing around to find that perfect gift? Give Sandy a call at Classic Calligraphy.  There are so many inspirational, loving, humorous and thoughtful sayings for Classic Calligraphy™ Beautiful Calligraphy Gifts, Verses, Quotations, Poems and Prints By Sandy Kiess family, children, pets, neighbors, teachers, co-workers and more. Click for website.

December 11, 2007 Algonquin Sports

 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00pm  
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School   4:00pm  
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30pm  
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School   5:30pm  
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School   7:00pm  
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00pm
December 11, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

No Sports Scheduled

Southborough Fire Toys for Tots Campaign


December 10, 2007 - Got Toys?  The Southborough Fire Department is collecting again for this year brand new unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots Campaign.  The toys will be delivered by firefighters to the Southborough Youth and Family Services and to the Salvation Army in Framingham.  Here Girl Scouts from troops 2790,7103,2766,7093,and 7107 met with Santa Friday night bringing many toys to the Southborough Fire station to add to the collection.


Southborough meetings

December 10, 2007 - December 14, 2007





Planning Board Agenda


7:00 PM

Hearing Room, Town House

Capital Budget Planning


7:00 PM

Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall

Board of Library Trustees


5:00 PM


Board of Selectmen


6:30 PM

Hearing Room, Town House

Southborough School Committee 12/12 6:00 PM Trottier Library

Community Preservation


7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Conservation Commission 12/13 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall

December 10, 2007 Algonquin Sports

 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Westboro High School Clark 4:00pm
December 10, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

No Sports Scheduled

Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Walpole, MA

(click photo for directions and information on the school)


Christmas Tree &
Wreath Sale

December 14th 3:00-9:00 PM

December 15th 9:00AM- 6:00 PM



Trottier Winter Concerts

        December 11, 2007    7:30 PM    Grade 6 performance

                December 13, 2007     7:30 PM    Grades 7 & 8 performance

Library Schedule

Monday 10

Tuesday 11

Wednesday 12

Thursday 13

Friday 14

Saturday 15

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

Every other Saturday


music and mother goose

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 10

Tuesday 11

Wednesday  12

Thursday 13

Friday 14

8:30 AM Health clinic

8:30  AM Walking Group

  8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

9:30 AM the Gadabouts

11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

9:30 Mah Jongg

 10:00 AM Building Holiday Joy

9:30 Cribbage

11:30 AM Lunch

12:00 PM Senior Club Holiday Reunion

10:00 AM creative writers

11:00 AM chair exercise

12:00 PM Lunch

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch 11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 AM Origami

2:00 PM Fitness


2:00 PM Fitness

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
  1:00 PM water Aerobics  

1:00 PM bridge


Hear the Whistle Blow

December 10, 2007 - CSX Fitchburg line looking Westbound toward Southborough Center. The bridge is the White Bagley bridge. Photo taken from the corner of Fay Field in Fayville.

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:

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.

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.

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

The Newest Marine

December 9, 2007 - Proud Dad Kevin Moran with son Kevin Moran.  Kevin just graduated from Marine training at Paris Island this past Friday and came back home to share his exploits with friends and family.  Congratulations Kevin!! (photo courtesy of his Aunt Judy).

Don't miss the Trees

December 9, 2007 - Don't miss out on the perfect Christmas tree. Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist shop have just what you need.  Buy that special tree before it's gone. Easy to locate Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop is at the corner of Mt. Vickery Road and Route 85 directly across from the Southborough Post Office.  While you are picking out your Christmas tree why not visit the shop for that unique gift for that special friend or family member.

Sly as a Fox

December 9, 2007 - This fox was photographed traveling through the backyard of Carol Willoughby.  Carol also advertises her photography business on the Southborough News Business Card page.

Elizabeth B. 'Betty' White

SOUTHBOROUGH - Elizabeth B. "Betty" (Jackson) White, 87, a 53-year resident of Southborough, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of Donald C. White, who died in 1978.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Sybil (Burbank) Jackson, and was raised in West Roxbury. She was a graduate of Roslindale High School.

She was the former bookkeeper for White's Hardware Company of Framingham, the family business. She was also a Town of Southborough Library Trustee for 40 years.

An active member of The Friends of the Southborough Library and Pilgrim Congregational Church of Southborough. She was also a member of the Southborough Women's Club, Southborough Senior Citizens, and a former member of Grace Congregational Church in Framingham.

An avid bridge player, she enjoyed summering at the family cottage on Westport Island in Maine. She was an active, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She leaves her children, Marjorie W. White of Southborough; Shirley A. Hart of Maple Valley, Wash.; Robert C. White of Westborough; and six grandchildren, Bonnie and Brian Hart, Wendy Robinson, Kathy Reif, and Daniel and Lori White.

There are no visiting hours.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m., at Pilgrim Congregational Church, Common Street, Southborough.

Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, in Framingham.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Pilgrim Congregational Church, Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772, or Friends of the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.