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February 10, 2008  to  February 16, 2008

Nice Day to Skate

February 16, 2008 - left to right Kevin, Mitch and Jeremy all skaters for ARHS hockey team take time out to skate on a local pond this morning.

Coyote country

February 16, 2008 - This coyote out on a hunting trip was "shot" from the camera early this morning.

Lorraine Estella
Lorraine Estella
205 Turnpike Rd • Southborough, MA  01772
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Direct: 508-449-4119 • Phone: 508-480-8800
Cell: 508-726-3809 • Fax: 508-449-4119
Website: www.LorraineEstella.com
Email: LMESTELLA@charter.net

Call Lorraine Estella if you are looking for a new home in Southborough or the surrounding area.  If you are looking to rent a home in Southborough, Lorraine has a listing available.  Give her a call at www.LorraineEstella.com


Southborough Real Estate Transactions brought to you by www.LorraineEstella.com







3 Fairview Drive

Pledged Property II LLC

Abrahamyan Vahan



15 Foxhill Drive

Bartolini Builders, Inc

Kuchnir Louis



16 Gilmore Road

Ruch, Robert J.

Franchitto, Brian J.



90 Oak Hill Road

Wheeler, Peter D.

Vogel, Matthew D.



1 Harvest Lane

Southborough Warehouse Realty

Equity Industrial Allies



3 Pearl Street

Abdolmohammadi, Mohammad J.

Salemi, Farhad



Northboro Road

Northboro Road LLC

Mountainview Park LLC


For previous Real Estate transactions, click here.

Don't want to buy but want to expand or change your house around then check out Jeanette Thomson Architects, Inc.

Need more room or have been dreaming of making that single story home into a two story? Want to renovate current space in your home?  How about adding a garage with a master bedroom, walk in closets and spa bathroom? .  Contact Jeanette Thomson, AIA, a local Architect to help you with your plans. Click the ad to the left to find out more about Jeanette Thomson, AIA of Thomson Architects, Inc.

February 16, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Cambridge Public Schools Northstar 6:15PM
February 16, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys JV Basketball @ Littleton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Littleton High School Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Hopkinton High School Loring Arena 7:00PM

Alice in Wonderland Rehearsals

February 15, 2008 - Neary School Students get ready for the play Alice in Wonderland.  Rehearsals have been taking place since October and the play will be open to the public later this month on February 29 and March 1 at the Trottier School.

Fields of water

February 15, 2008 - After several inches of rain the last few weeks fields have turned into ponds. Like this one on Northboro Road.  More heavy rains are predicted for the beginning of next week.

Don't forget to book your Canadian Vacation

Welcome to Captain Hubley's Cabin.  Located on thirteen undeveloped acres with pines, spruces, cranberry bog, fields to play ball, semi-private beach and more on the Northumberland Strait shore at Point Prim, Prince Edward Island.  The cabin is offered for seasonal and off season rentals.  With three bedrooms it can easily sleep six people.  Kitchen appliances include a microwave, coffeepot, freezer/fridge, toaster, stove, flatware, dishes, pots and pans.  Rental also includes linens and towels.  Relax and sit back on the deck or porch with awesome views toward Nova Scotia.

Local attractions are Green Gables, Lighthouse tour, Selkirk Provincial Park, Belfast Highland Greens Golf Course, Charlottetown, Montague, Brudenell River, Dundarave and the links at  Crowbush Cove: a few of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Canada.  For restaurants there are Tina's Country Cupboard restaurants, Chowder House Restaurant, or buy your own food at Cooper's Grocery Store.  Abundant fresh seafood and lobster available in the area.

Bring your camera and binoculars for spectacular scenery and lots of wildlife and birding activity nearby.  Captain Hubley's seaside Cabin is owned and lovingly maintained by Bud and Martha Hubley of Hopkinton and their children Beth, Chickie, Mike, Steve, Eric, Billy and their families.  Bud Hubley is the brother of the late George Hubley, Sr. of Southborough.  The Hubley family welcome you to make it an annual family trip and enjoy the scenery and relaxing atmosphere of Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Click here for more information.


Want to try your hand at Public Office? These positions are available.

Town Elected Offices OPEN for May 12, 2008 ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION

Nbr Seats available




Town Moderator

1 year


Town Clerk

3 yrs


Board of Selectmen

3 yrs


Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds

3 yrs


Board of Assessors

3 yrs


Board of Health

3 yrs


Board of Trustees Southborough Library

3 yrs


Board of Trustees Southborough Library

2 yrs


Board of Trustees Southborough Library

1 year


School Committee

3 yrs


Northborough-Southborough Regional School District Committee

3 yrs


Planning Board

5 yrs


Southborough Housing Authority

5 yrs


Southborough Housing Authority

1 year


Assabet Valley Regional School

4 yrs



For Elected Officials or Candidates

ELECTED OFFICIALS Questions? Tel: 508.485.0710 x5

Email: townclerk@southboroughma.com

Nomination Papers Available in the Town Clerk’s Office for the Annual Town Election

Starting: Tuesday, January 2

Last Day and Hour to Obtain Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election at the Town Clerk’s Office:

March 21, 2008 at 5pm

Last Day and Hour to File Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election with the Board of Registrars at the Town Clerk’s Office:

March 24, 2008 at 5pm


Last Day and Hour for the Board of Registrars to File Nomination Papers with the Town Clerk for the Annual Town Election:

April 7, 2008 at 5pm

April 9, 2008 at 5pm Last Day to withdraw

Last Day to register to vote for TOWN MEETING and TOWN ELECTION:

March 25, 2008 until 8pm

 TOWN MEETING @ Trottier School 7pm

MONDAY, April 14, 2008 (second night starts at 7:30)

Last Day and Hour to Register to Vote for the Annual Town Election and the Annual Town Meeting at the Town Clerk’s Office: Tuesday, March 25 until 8pm

TOWN ELECTION MONDAY, May 12, 2008 8am-8pm

PRECINCT 1: Albert S. Woodward Memorial School . 28 Cordaville Rd

PRECINCT 2: P. Brent Trottier Middle School . . . . . 49 Parkerville Rd

PRECINCT 3: Mary Finn School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Richards Rd

Questions? Tel: 508.485.0710 x5

Email: townclerk@southboroughma.com


Tuesday 2/5/08





Wednesday 2/6/08









C30 FF KANE  More Fire Log

uary 15, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
Girls Freshman Basketball @ Montachusett Regional Voc   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Peabody Vet. Memorial HS McVann O'Keefe 5:15PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Milford High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Gardner High School   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Milford High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Gardner High School   7:00PM
February 15, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

no events scheduled

Looks like the real deal

February 14, 2008 - This replica of a Great Blue Heron is out early stalking in the snow.


Happy Valentine's Day

If you didn't get a chance to purchase a card, roses, candy or gift it's not too late yet.

Buy local at Gulbankian's Garden Center and Florist Shop

conveniently located at Route 85 and Mt. Vickery Road

across from the Town Centre plaza.


Picture of Print 5-74 Follow Our Dreams



Or contact Calligrapher Sandy Kiess of

Classic Calligraphy right here in town.




It's not too late to purchase a gift certificate from Peaceful Minds for a relaxing massage.

Alice in Wonderland

Friday February 29 at 7:00 PM

Saturday March 1 at 2:00 PM

Trottier School

Tickets $5.00 and available at the Door

 Public is welcome and encouraged to attend

Alice in Wonderland is a play directed by April Helm a Southborough resident. April has taught many drama classes in town. Play is being produced by Linda Donnelley a volunteer mom who is very active in starting the drama program at the Neary School. There is nearly 70 students who are participating the play in both acting and singing roles. Tryouts and practices for the show began this past October. This is the second production put on by the students of the Neary students. Last year April directed the play 101 Dalmatians.


“There is still time to enter the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) contest,” advises MassWildlife Education Coordinator Pam Landry. “Any student, from kindergarten through grade 12, regardless of whether they attend public school, private school or are home-schooled, can submit original artwork for this fun and educational competition. The entry deadline is March 15, 2008.” Art teachers, science teachers, and parents who home-school who want JDS information packets for more details are encouraged to contact Pam Landry, 508/389-6310, or pam.landry@state.ma.us . “Even if someone decides not to enter the art competition, the related information can be valuable in the classroom,” says Landry.

Landry noted there are other opportunities for aspiring artists to see artwork from the 2007 contest and to participate in a Junior Duck Stamp workshop:

·        From February 18-23, join children ages 10 and older to learn about wildfowl and how to draw them at Borderland State Park in Easton from 3:30pm – 5pm. The class will end with a finished drawing to submit to the JDS Contest. Materials will be supplied. Class will be directed by the Park Supervisor, Ellenor Yahrmarkt and two student artists. Please register by calling Borderland State Park 508/238-6566. 

·        Young artists in the western part of the state can visit the Holyoke Heritage State Park to view an exhibit of 2007-2008 JDS art. Bring family and friends to see these terrific works of art by children of all ages!

The Junior Duck Stamp Program was launched in 1991 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to increase young people’s awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and introduce children to the delights of wildlife watching. Entries are reviewed in four categories representing grades K - 3, grades 4 - 6, grades 7 - 9 and grades 10 - 12. All entrants are recognized for their efforts, with the top 25 receiving prizes in each age category. The overall state winner represents Massachusetts at the National Competition.

“JDS is really a lesson in conservation through the arts, so everyone who participates is a winner,” continues Landry. “Not only is it fun to create a drawing or painting, it’s interesting to learn about the species being drawn so it can be depicted in a natural habitat.” For more information about JDS, click on the Education area of the agency website at  www.mass.gov/masswildlife  

February 14, 2008

UMass Researchers to Survey Southborough Residents

Southborough residents can expect to see an interesting survey in their mailboxes in the next week. Professor Robert Ryan and Research Assistant Nicole West in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have written the survey to try to understand Southborough residents’ opinions about neighborhoods. This kind of information is necessary for local planners and builders to understand what kinds of residential developments are appropriate and desirable in the communities of metropolitan Boston, including Southborough.

The researchers are hoping that many residents answer the questions and send in their survey, so they made the survey brief and included a postage-paid return envelope. They included a lot of photographs to make it much more interesting. The surveys are anonymous and cost nothing to the town, so there is no reason not to fill it out and send it back. These surveys will provide valuable information so that future decisions will enhance the quality of life in Massachusetts, while protecting the health of the environment and character of the region.

For more information email: Nicole West, Research Assistant nawest@larp.umass.edu

February 14, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
Coed Varsity Ski @ ALPINE ALL-STAR RACE Nashoba Valley 3:00PM
February 14, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Nashoba Regional HS New England 2:20PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Marlboro High School Gym 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 7:00PM
Snow, Ice and then Rain. Lot's of Rain

February 13, 2008 - A deserted Southborough train station awaits incoming passengers earlier this tonight in driving rains.

Ready for Spring?

February 13, 2008 - At least it looks like this "stencil" Boston baseball player is saying. Someone plastered this on the MA Pike overpass on Parkerville Road. Guess they can't wait for the season to start.

beeWhat’s all the buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?

 Southborough Education Foundation (SEF) is hosting a Town Spelling Bee

aBee a part of the buzz!

Come join fellow students, teachers, school administrators, town officials, Southborough Firefighters and others!

b Saturday, March 15 from 7-8:30
Trottier Auditorium,
Admission $2 per person, $5 per family

c Why bee a part of the buzz? This event will fund new educational programs at Finn, Woodward, Neary, Trottier and Algonquin and we need you!

d  Bee a Team or Sponsor a Team: Create or sponsor your own team of 3 individuals of friends, neighbors, sports teams, coaches, book clubs, church…you get the idea.

e Bee a Word Sponsor: Can’t swarm up a team but want to show your support?

    • Bee a friend and come cheer on your favorite team.
    • Sponsor a brain-boggling word and we’ll try to incorporate it into the Spelling Bee.
    • Just print, complete, and mail the reverse side Spelling Bee Registration and Sponsor Form by Feb 15th.
    • For more information on the Southborough Education Foundation Click here

St. Matthew and St. Anne Youth Ministry will be holding a Dinner and Raffle/Auction

Saturday April 12, 2008 @ 6:00 PM at St. Anne's, Boston Road, Southborough

Please reserve the date to attend this fun event that the Youth Ministry is planning.  Items are still needed for the event.  Do you or your business have an item or service that could be raffled?  Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Anne/St. Matthew Youth Ministry mission trips, including our trips to Mississippi.  Please contact Mark Polny at 508-481-4923.

Fri Mar 7
7:30 PM
Steeple Coffeehouse
Pilgrim Church

15 Common St.
Southborough, MA 01772
$17 (or $14 in advance) TICKETS: Call the number listed, leave your name, number, and number of tickets. NY female Americana trio Red Molly plays roots/Americana/bluegrass music featuring three-part harmonies and banjo, Dobro and guitar.  Marc Douglas Berardo opens the show.
"Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals sharing their favorite songs. In the friendly world of the coffeehouse, that remains a starmaking quality."
-Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe


Snow Buildup & Subsequent Heavy Rain Present Dangers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “The a wet snow and heavy rain which this storm is producing present a threat for roof collapses, as well as localized street and basement flooding around the Commonwealth,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Don Boyce. “If not cleared off of roofs the snow acts as a sponge, absorbing any additional sleet and rain, adding stress to structures. Flat, commercial roofs are most susceptible if they are not draining properly. Additionally, MEMA encourages citizens to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods to minimize local flooding problems from this run-off.”

In many other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow:

  • Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts on your roofs.

  • If roof snow can be removed with the use of a snow rake (available at most hardware stores), do so. Use caution, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with a power line.

  • Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs tend to ice up. Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders.

  • Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls.

  • Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of subsequent heavy rainfall or melting.

  • Large icicles can form on roof overhangs, but do not necessarily mean ice damming is occurring. Icicles overhanging doorways and walkways can be dangerous and should be carefully removed.

  • All of the mentioned actions should only be performed by able-bodied adults, as the snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.

  • This roof collapse alert is issued by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards.

    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Preparedness, go to the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema.

    School Closings

    Wednesday February 13, 2008

    Northborough Southborough Schools - Closed

    Assabet Valley Regional Technical School - Closed

    Norfolk County Agricultural High School - Two hour opening delay

    Main Street Reconstruction Project

    Click photo for plans

    February 12, 2008 - Selectmen will hear the pros and cons of moving ahead for the Main Street reconstruction project tonight.   The scheduled Planning Board meeting with EMC last night was cancelled and will be rescheduled for two reasons. One the judicial order remanding the project back to the Southborough Planning Board was not received in time and the applicant did not properly notify current abutters but used an outdated abutters list.

    However, next on the agenda for the Planning Board was a presentation by DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan on the Main Street reconstruction project. Ms Galligan went over the plans showing in detail to the board the various options available and answered questions by board members. When the questioning was opened to the audience Main Street abutter David Parry spoke of the progress his group has worked toward making the plan better than the original by suggesting narrowing of the pavement, parking concerns, tree planting and landscaping. Dennis Flynn of Presidential Drive and a member of the Southborough Community House also spoke in favor of Mr. Parry’s suggestions that came out of several resident meetings. Mr. Flynn that we could make Main Street a legacy to leave future residents and making Southborough Center better. Mr. Tim McHugh was to talk on the possibility of under grounding the public utilities while the road is open during construction.

    A Selectmen’s hearing is scheduled tonight at 7:00 PM at the Hearing room in the Southborough Town Hall for the Main Street reconstruction proposal. Area residents, including the Main Street group that have been working on the plans and the Southborough Planning Board will be attending this meeting. The Southborough DPW needs the input and the approval to proceed to the next step with MA Highway.

    Clifford, Lori Ann


    Lori Ann Clifford, 46 of Lee, NH, formerly of Southborough, MA, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2008 at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover NH, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lori is survived by her loving husband of twenty three years, Fred Biederman and the pride of her life, son Steven and daughter Marissa.

    Lori leaves her parents, Paul and Margie (Bonaccorso) Clifford of Auburn, MA; two brothers, John of Auburn, Paul Jr. and his wife Debra of West Boylston and one sister, Lynda of Auburn. She is also survived by her nephews, Ryan, Christopher and Joshua and her niece, Stephanie.

    Lori graduated from Assabet Valley High School and Quinsigamond College of Nursing. She was a Cardiac Rehab Specialist at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

    Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family at the Purdy Funeral Home, 2 Concord Rd. (Rt. 125/4) in Lee, NH on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 5-8 P.M. (603-868-2100). The funeral is scheduled for Saturday February 9, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Lee Congregational Church, 17 Mast Rd., Lee, N.H.

    Winds A'Blowing

    February 12, 2008 - The flags at the cemetery were straight out in yesterday's high winds.  A winter storm warning has been issued for our area from 5:00 PM tonight to 4:00 PM tomorrow

    Buddy Dog - Donations Needed

    "As part of our Confirmation Community Service, we are collecting supplies to donate to the local Buddy Dog, in Sudbury.  Please drop off toys and food in the box located at the back entrance of St. Matthew's Church or in the St. Matthew's Parish Center lobby.  Donations are being accepted through Wednesday February 20.  Thank you for your generosity and support."  Tracy and Kate, St. Matthew's Confirmation candidates

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    Valentines Day is almost here

    Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop features unique gifts, gourmet foods, greeting cards. Teddy Bears, baskets, arrangements, ladies gardening gloves and more.  New this week jewelry and collector key rings. Buy your roses, valentine cards, gifts and candy at Gulbankian Farm Garden Center and Florist Shop. Conveniently located across from the Southborough Post office at the corner of Mt. Vickery Road and Route 85.

    Click here for website


    Classic Calligraphy

    Valentine's Day is for special gifts and what isn't better than a personal saying.

    Click here for Classic Calligraphy website


    Picture of Print 11-122 Love Blossoms







    Relieve some of your stress by calling Shannon at Peaceful Minds for a relaxing hot stone massage or select a Swedish, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, pregnancy massage or try Reflexology or Reiki.  Shannon will help to get your muscles and your mind relaxed.  Gift Certificates available.  Give her a call to set up your appointment, click her business card above or the photo to the left.

    Annemarie's Dance Centre

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    Annemarie's Dance Centre recently celebrated their thirtieth season this past December.  Students of the dance centre participated in Fashion shows, country line dancing, a Nutcracker performance and choreographed dances.  Classes are from preschool up and including adult in a variety of disciplines.   Offered are Classical Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, hip hop and modern dance.  Annemarie's Dance Centre also hosts an art program, summer programs and the performance company "The Movement Project".  To learn more about Anne Marie's Dance Centre and the dance classes offered click here.

    Annemarie's Dance Centre is conveniently located just three miles from the Southborough Town line.  Take Oak Hill Road or Southville Road to Ashland's Cordaville Road.  Cordaville Road turns to Pleasant Street after crossing the river. Take a right onto Tilton Street and another Right onto Cherry Street. Annemarie's Dance Centre is located on your right just across the railroad tracks and across from Stone Park, Ashland.

    Nora T. (Shaughnessy) McDonald



    Nora T. (Shaughnessy) Mc Donald, 75 of Westborough, formerly of Worcester and Hillsdale, NJ, died at her home on Saturday, February 9, 2008.
    She was the wife the William Mc Donald.
    Born in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Nora (Sullivan) & Martin Shaughnessy.
    Mrs. Mc Donald was raised and educated in New York. She worked as an executive secretary for the Borough of Hillsdale of New Jersey for many years, later she worked for Arthur Anderson of Manhattan also as an executive secretary.
    She was an active member of St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury and enjoyed traveling. However her greatest joy was spend time with her family, especially her grand daughters.
    In addition to her husband, she leaves her 2 daughter, Maureen Mc Donald of San Francisco & her husband Michael Ferenc of Bakersfield, CA; Eileen Mc Henry & her husband J. Michael of Southborough; 2 granddaughters, Juliana and Sarah Mc Henry. A cousin Catherine Mc Gee of Riverdale, NY She was pre deceased by her sister Catherine Creagh.
    Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street (rte 30) Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)
    A Mass of resurrection will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM at St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd (rte 9) Shrewsbury.
    Expressions of sympathy may be sent in her memory to Romanian Children’s Relief Fund (RCR. Org) 11 Latisquama Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

    Peek a Boo

    February 12, 2008 - These children's sandbox creatures peer out from under the snow in yesterday's frigid temperatures.  One turtle even lost his shell to the winds.

    Southborough Fire Department wishes to pass along this vital information on the new 211 phone system for Massachusetts

    For more information click the MA 211 picture.


    MEMA and the Council of Massachusetts United Ways (COMUW) have agreed to utilize Mass2-1-1 as the Commonwealth’s primary telephone information call center during times of emergency. The easy to remember 2-1-1 telephone number will be utilized as a resource for human service and public safety/disaster response and planning agencies.  It was designed, in part, to reduce the number of non-emergency calls made to 9-1-1.

    “Up until now, MEMA has utilized an ‘800’ number staffed by the Citizen Information Service of the Secretary of State’s Office,” stated MEMA Director Don Boyce. “That particular telephone number was activated only during emergency situations.”

    With the change, the Secretary of State’s Citizen Information Service staff will now have the responsibility to serve as liaisons between the Mass2-1-1 staff and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Team (MEMT) when the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Framingham is activated for an emergency situation. Mass2-1-1 will provide the latest emergency information and response to rumors through their call center and website.

    This new partnership will offer citizens the opportunity for ‘one-stop-shopping’, with access to vital updated disaster information, numerous post-disaster programs, interpreter services, and call tracking of caller locations.  Mass2-1-1 will also have the ability to act as the registration site for spontaneous volunteers and donations from the public during an emergency or crisis.

    “The Council of Massachusetts United Ways and Mass2-1-1 are thrilled to be working with our colleagues at MEMA and the Secretary of State’s Citizen Information Service to ensure that the people of the Commonwealth have access to timely and accurate emergency information” said Paul Mina, Executive Director of Mass2-1-1.

    Mass2-1-1 was created by The Council of Massachusetts United Ways on behalf of 22 local United Ways serving every community of the Commonwealth.  Seven years ago, COMUW embraced the national 2-1-1 program, as established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and initiated by the United Way of America. The 2-1-1 phone number was established by the FCC as a nationwide number to call for non-emergency information and referral services.  Currently Mass2-1-1 operates its call center Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm with the ability to activate 24-7 during times of emergency in the Commonwealth. More information is available at www.mass211.org.

    February 12, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
    Boys Freshman Basketball VS Westboro High School   4:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball VS Westboro High School   5:30PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School   7:00PM
    February 12, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
    Boys Freshman Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls JV Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   5:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   6:30PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   7:00PM

    Sunset brought the cold winds

    February 11, 2008 - The setting sun highlighted the tops of the snow squall clouds.  The squalls brought in chilling temperatures and high winds that are still being felt today.

    Southborough meetings

    February 11 - February 15, 2008





    Advisory Committee


    7:30 PM

    Upper Hall Cordaville Hall



    5:30 PM

    Hearing Room Town House.

    2/11 7:45 PM Hearing Room Town House.
    Board of Library Trustees 2/12 5:00 PM Library, 25 Main Street
    Cable Television Committee 2/12 7:00 PM Conference Room Fayville Hall
    operational budget subcommittee of NSRegional school committee 2/12 7:00 PM Superintendents office 53 Parkerville Road, Southborough
    Stewardship committee 2/12 7:00 PM Community House Main Street
    Board of Selectmen 2/12 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    2/13 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    Recycling Committee 2/13 7:30 PM DPW conference room

    Police Log

    Thursday 1/31

    Building and Patrol checks

    Radar: Middle Road and Route 9, Route 9 and Coslin, Ledgehill and Sears

    MVStop violation: Route 9 and 85, Marlboro Road, Route 9 and Central Street, Main Street

    911 hang-up: St. Martin Drive

    21:35 Traffic complaint erratic operator Route 9

    20:56 Oak Hill Assist

    19:37 Medial Bryden Road

    17:40 MVA Route 85 and 9

    16:45 Fire Alarm Cordaville Road

    15:54 ACO Route 85 at Rockpoint Road

    12:02 911 transfer Northboro PD

    11:38 Domestic

    10:16 Sexual Abuse complaint

    07:22 suspicious activity route 495, male in brown hoodie walking

    07:19 DPW sand

    05:59 Newton Street Medical

    01:54 route 85 and Rockpoint Road Medical  More police log

    Senior Center Weekly Schedule

    Monday 11

    Tuesday 12

    Wednesday 13

    Thursday 14

    Friday 15

    8:30 Health Clinic 7:45 Walking Group   8:30 Health Clinic

    9:30 AM The Gadabouts Culinary Arts Museum

    9:00 AM Dr. Cooper     9:30 Mah Jongg  
    9:30 Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers

    10:00 AM Pool

    10:00 Creative Writers

    11:00 Origami 11:30 AM Lunch 12:00 PM widget Lincoln and the election of 1860

    11:30 AM Lunch

    11:00 AM chair exercise

    @ Colonial Gardens

    12:00 Blue Plate Special Special Stuffed shells 12:00 Ping Pong 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 Ping Pong


    12:00 Lunch

    12:15 PM Pitch


    12:15 PM Pitch

    12:00 PM Lunch
    2:00 fitness

    1:00 PM Scrabble

    2:00 Fitness

    1:00 PM bridge

    12:30 Bingo
      1:00 pm water aerobics     1:00 PM water aerobics

    Sunday 10

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    Saturday 16


    10:30 story & Craft 4-5 yrs

    3:30  2nd/3rd grade book club

    10:30 Story and Crafts 2-3 yrs

    10:30 story& Craft 2 -5 yrs

    3:30 knitting class


    music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs




    Sudbury Valley Trustees

    Moonlight on the Marshes

    Saturday February 16: 6:30PM- 9:00PM

    Join SVT Director Bob Anderson for a cross-country ski trip across the marshes of Wayland. This ski is for cross-country ski enthusiasts able to ski 2-3 miles at a good pace. Enjoy the beauty of the winter moonlight across the frozen marshes. This is a one-of-a- kind ski experience. Join the Andersons for refreshments after skiing. Space is limited and reservations required. For information or reservations call 978-443-5588.

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

    February 11, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports


    Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Gloucester High   4:30PM
     Girls Freshman Basketball @ Nipmuc Regional HS Miscoe Hill 4:30PM
     Boys Freshman Basketball @ Nipmuc Regional HS Miscoe Hill 6:00PM
    February 11, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
     Girls Freshman Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
     Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Ashland High School North Star 5:10PM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Littleton High School Click for directions Groton Rink 7:00PM
    Snow Squalls

    February 10, 2008 - Snow Squalls will roll in and out of the area this afternoon and tonight as temperatures plummet.

    February 10, 2008 - For a number of years now, the Route 85 and Route 30 intersection in the center of Town has been failing. Beyond the failure rating is a high statistical accident rate according to the Massachusetts Highway Department. In 2004, the Town of Southborough DPW approached the MA Highway Department about a redesign for the intersection and surrounding roads. At that time MA Highway had much stricter policy about what types of changes and how much control over a project the Town could have. Plans were ditched after citizen input at that time for the rigid plan. The November 2007 meeting has been followed up by two more unofficial meetings on January 17 and 31, 2008 between town residents, neighbors and abutters of the project.

    Plans were once again dusted off and presented at a public hearing November 29, 2007. At that hearing, new drawings and the promise that towns have more local control over MA Highway projects were discussed. The reconstruction would take place from Sears Road to the West to Park Street to the East. The proposal calls for a sidewalk from Deerfoot Road East to the center of Town. Components of the plan call for realignment of Sears and Main Street, redesign and widening of the Route 30 and Route 85 intersection with left lane turns and arrow lights, new sidewalks in the center of town, tree removal but also new trees planted and new pavement. The project would involve excavation to a depth of 18” to construct a new foundation for the road and drainage. As a subsequent result of the road being dug down that deep, residents at later meetings asked that the center of Southborough be considered for under grounding of utility lines since the road would be open.

    Original plans showed widening of the road and designated parking areas with curbing along the sidewalk. In order to facilitate this plan taking of the town common, stone wall and horse trough would have had to happen. Many residents throughout town objected to this plan at all three meetings. The plans also called for Common Street to be made one way with parking alongside that road. The question of parking near Morris Funeral home and the Stone Health Center has sparked controversy on the plans at several of the meetings. At the January 17th meeting, DPW engineer, John Woodsmall, and DPW Superintendent, Karen Galligan, presented new drawings that proposed keeping the historic Common wall and horse trough intact and showing a mixed parking in the plan.

    At the January 31, 2008 residents meeting the recommendations are that it is not acceptable to move the boundary line of the Town Common Wall, It is acceptable to repair/rebuild where necessary in a historic manner the town common wall. It be acceptable to provide parking partly on the street and partly on private property and that it is requested the DPW continue to assist the Stone and Morris families with workable solutions to parking for their businesses. There is time to work out solutions for all parties as construction of the Route 30/Route85 project would most likely begin in the year 2012 and take to 2014 to be completed. However, in order for the town to get the project started and to get the money available from the MA State Highway there is a time table to be managed.

    Other construction items recommended is a sidewalk to Woodward school that would be placed on the East side of Route 85. East of Route 85 there would be reconstruction of the sidewalks and limited on site parking. Residents defined their goals as reducing while not increasing congestion at the intersection, slowing of traffic, safety for pedestrians, minimizing the amount of asphalt paving via compensating with new grass areas, saving as many of the stonewalls, trees and grass areas as possible and generally enhancing the scenic and historic character of Main Street. In a variety of ways these goals may be pursued would be by placing the utilities underground, talking to the Historic Commission about nominating as a National Register District and seeking funds available through Historic preservation groups to assist with the cost of placing the wires underground. At the end of the January 31 meeting a vote was taken by residents on which of the three plans that have been presented by the DPW that they prefer. Alternative plan #3 was unanimously voted. This plan is refereed to as the Continuous Avenue of Trees Plan. A vote in favor of Alternative 2 the Hybrid plan received one residents vote.

    The next meeting will be on February 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM at which time there will be a joint meeting of the Boards of Selectmen and Planning. The submission deadline to obtain State funding is April 1, 2008. This meeting will hopefully render an official decision on the project. For more information and drawings click here.


    The Marlboro Senior Softball Assoc is having registration for the 2008 season and we are looking for players of all talent levels. 55+ for men and 45+ for women.  You must reach that age by December 31st.  The only requirement is your willingness to get out and give it a try. We presently will have 2 teams that will play once a week in the morning.  We are also looking for experienced 70+ players this year to form a National Tournament traveling team in that age group.  Our schedule runs from April to September.  Contact Fred Scerra at (774) 249-0143 or e-mail at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net