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February 17, 2008  to  February 23, 2008

Car almost into the house

February 23, 2008 - Southborough police and firefighters responded to a call for a car into the house at Parkerville and Southville Roads late last night.  The driver lost control in the slippery conditions last night and the car slid off the road and onto a granite stone next to the house.  Several years ago the same house suffered major damage as it did have a car come right through the doors after a high speed police chase.

Southborough Firefighters respond to 2 Alarm fire in Westborough

February 23, 2008 - Southborough Firefighters were called to assist the Westborough Fire Department in putting out a house fire on Old Flanders Road early this morning.  The fire originated around the chimney of the building.  All residents evacuated but the home suffered major damage.

 

Think Spring

All this snow and cold weather got you down?

The good news is that the boys of summer have started their spring training in Florida and the first spring training game is only six days away. 

 

Sandy at Classic Calligraphy presents her newest edition to her collections of calligraphy prints.  Sandy Kiess has been doing calligraphy as a hobby for many years and turned it into a fulltime business in 1985.  Her works are bought by people all over this country but you can buy them right here in Southborough her home base.  Shop locally, support the Southborough News advertisers and check out the items at Classic Calligraphy today.

Karen P. (Mossman) Bowen

56, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Southborough, MA, February 9, 2008. She was born in Cambridge, MA, July 24, 1951, daughter of the late Gordon F. Mossman and Phyllis Groth Mossman. Mrs. Bowen enjoyed a rewarding career in human resources in many Fortune 500 companies including Lechmere, Staples and CSC Consulting Group prior to moving to Wilmington where she took a position with a local realtor. She loved flowers, gardening, raising hibiscus plants and was a member of the North Carolina Arboretum. Karen's musical interest ran the gamet from classical to jazz to country and rock "n" roll. Bill and she never missed a chance to attend a concert at one of the many venues available to them; a favorite being a Jimmy Buffett event. Karen and Bill enjoyed traveling, especially on cruise ships, and visited many islands in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, not keeping to any particular itinerary. She was an avid reader in print and on the web. Most importantly Karen was a "go to" person who could always find the time to discuss an idea or simply to talk and listen to someone who needed some timely advice, guidance or understanding. She was a loving friend and trusting confidant to all who reached out to her. Karen will be greatly missed by her loving family and the many caring friends from Aruba to Maine, from Japan to Germany, whose lives she enriched along her full life's journey. Karen is survived by her husband of 27 years, William F. "Bill" Bowen; their son, Brian Bowen of Wilmington; an uncle, Robert Johnsen of Lincoln, MA and Marco Island, FL; and cousins, Robert Johnsen of MN, Cristine Rodgers of MA and Alison Johnsen of Danville, CA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Celebration of Karen's Life in the Short, Williamson & Diamond Funeral Home, 52 Trapelo Road, BELMONT, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Contributions in her memory to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, 28403, would be sincerely appreciated. Short, Williamson & Diamond Belmont617-484-6900

More Snow

February 22, 2008 - Cleanup begins at the Town Centre plaza this afternoon as a 5 to 9 " snowfall starts.

Commissioner needed

The Conservation Commission has an opening for a Commissioner to complete the remainder of a 3 year term which will expire in June of 2009.  Duties include:  Reviewing technical permit applications and plans to ensure compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act, the Southborough Wetlands Bylaw and Regulations, and the Stormwater and Erosion Control Bylaw and Regulations.  Applicants should have either knowledge or interest in wetlands, open space issues, and water resources protection. Applicants must be able to attend Thursday evening meetings at least every 21 days and must be able to perform on-site field visits.  On occasion, the Conservation Commission also meets with other town boards or committees. 

Responsibilities of a Conservation Commission require a great deal of study, learning and careful thought by its members, and applicants should have a continual and firm commitment to conservation issues.

If you are interested, please submit a Volunteer Form and a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen’s office at the Southborough Town House by March 4, 2008.

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG



Tuesday 2/12/08

02:10 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ STRAWBERRY HILL RD
A28 FF ROACH FF NEAL
C30 LT DANO

08:30 ADMINISTRATION MEETING COMMON ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO

09:30 OIL BURNER BRYDEN RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:00 ADMINISTRATION MEETING COMMON ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:00 ADMINISTRATION MEETING UNION ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO

11:47 GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMM SPILL TURNPIKE RD
C30 FF ASPESI
E23 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS

13:13 WATER PROBLEM FRAMINGHAM RD
E22 FF ASPESI FF CRINGAN

19:00 ADMINISTRATION MEETING COMMON ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO

19:33 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A28 FF WILLS EMT GLECKEL
C30 FF CRINGAN

22:03 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS

22:03 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A28 FF ASPESI FF CRINGAN
C30 FF SHANAHAN

23:44 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
A28 FF WILLS FF CRINGAN
C30 FF SHANAHAN

23:55 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and RT 85
A29 FF ASPESI
C30 FF SHANAHAN
 

Moon Eclipse

February 22, 2008 - Nearly full eclipse from the other night. To the lower left is a star.

February 22 & 23, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports

No Events scheduled for Friday February 22, 2008

 Girls

Varsity

Gymnastics

@

SECTIONALS @HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

 

TBA

February 22 & 23, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

No Events Scheduled for Friday February 22, 2008

Girls

Varsity

Basketball

VS

MASS VOC FINAL`S

 

5:00PM

Off the table for now

February 22, 2008 - The Trammel Crow's Alexan Southborough project has been pulled off the table for now.  The project would 200 apartments on 28 acres of land behind the Red Roof Inn and the Tara/Blackthorn residential subdivision.

Lunar Eclipse

February 20, 2008 - Tonight's Lunar Eclipse has started.

New Guard Rails

February 20, 2008 - Routes 9 and 85 ramp gets a new guard rail yesterday.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

On March 7th we are delighted to welcome Red Molly.  Please note that this is a Friday concert.

In the wee small hours of a summer night, a group of singer-songwriter friends gathered to share their latest tunes at a hilltop campsite at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.  The song circle grew smaller as, one by one, sleepy campers drifted off to their tents, leaving only Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, and Carolann Solebello in the citronella-scented candlelight.  Not yet ready to call it a night, these women, who had long admired each other’s solo work, began sharing favorite songs by other songwriters. Before long, Laurie, Abbie and Carolann were singing their fellow campers off to sleep in three-part harmony on songs by contemporary writers like Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, bluegrass standards, old-time southern gospel, and classic American tunes. And before the sun rose on Hillsdale, NY, Red Molly was born.

In July 2006, Red Molly’s first full-length offering, Never Been to Vegas, was released.  Recorded on a chilly December evening before a warm studio audience of fans and friends, Never Been to Vegas is a collection of 14 carefully-chosen songs that span more than a century of great American songwriting.

The magic of Red Molly likely stems from the richness and diversity of each member's "pre-Molly" experiences. Laurie (vocals, guitar, banjo) left a career in psychology to pursue music.  She worked for several years as a backup singer, and also released two solo albums, These Old Clothes (1999) and The Things I Choose To Do (2004). Abbie (vocals, Dobro, guitar) studied classical flute as a child and directed/arranged a cappella music at Boston University.  In 2004, she released her first solo album, My Craziest Dream, with her father (jazz pianist Herb Gardner), and is influenced by her mother’s longtime love of bluegrass music.  In 2006, Abbie released a second solo album, Honey on My Grave.  Carolann (vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin) spent several years as a professional theatre actor before releasing her solo album, Just Across the Water, in 2000.  She went on to release two albums with power folk quartet CC Railroad, Smile Whatever (2001) and Black Horse Motel (2004).

Fences of Stone

February 20, 2008 - Like the book with the same name, this wall represents the early settlers of Southborough's fences.

Like a Hidden puzzle

February 19, 2008 - This canoe hanging in the tree looks as if it is part of one of a child's hidden puzzle series.

Town of Southborough

Are you a motivated person looking for ways to help your family, neighbors and community during times of emergencies and disasters and be a part of vital team?

The Town of Southborough Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is looking for citizen volunteers to join the Town’s Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).

CERT is a nationally recognized program that organizes and trains motivated citizens to assist in vital roles during various community and regional emergencies. CERT volunteers are trained to respond to emergency situations in their communities and workplaces. They provide critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at disaster sites. CERT members deliver basic emergency medical treatment, disaster fire suppression, and light search and rescue services to their community in coordination with professional emergency responders. CERT members assist in other vital non-hazardous roles during emergencies such as providing clerical and business related assistance, such as accounting, providing specialized equipment, such as off-road vehicles and providing specialized skills, such as structural engineering and auto repair. CERT members are also trained in disaster preparedness and take part in projects during non-disaster times to improve the safety of their communities.

As a Southborough CERT member you will receive free classroom and practical training on various related topics and qualify for several Massachusetts and National certifications.

If you are at least 18 years of age, a resident of Southborough or a surrounding town and are committed to the helping others and the community we encourage you to join!

To apply or receive further information please contact SEMA Director of Operations Neal Aspesi at (508) 485-3235 ext 437 or naspesi@southboroughma.com  Applications are also available on line at www.southboroughfire.org  under “Emerg. Management”.

 

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2008 Algonquin Youth Wrestling Clinics

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:30 pm

February 26 through April 17 (16 sessions)

At

Algonquin Regional High School Wrestling Room

Learn the Sport of Wrestling and Have Fun!

For 5th – 8th Graders

Run by Coach Peter Connery,

Algonquin Wrestling Varsity Head Coach

Program Features (no experience necessary):

Through high energy, fun-filled sessions your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques as well as develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence.

Sessions will be run by the Algonquin High School Coaching Staff and Varsity Standouts.

T-shirt for each participant! Size: ADULT: Sm Med Lg or CHILD: Med Lg

…………………………………………………………….

Camp Application

Name____________________________________________ M___ F___ Grade__________

Address __________________________________________ Town_____________________

Phone____________________________________________ Age_______

Email (please print clearly) ______________________________________

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Wrestling Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Wrestling Camp.

____________________________________ ___________________________________

(Parent or Guardian Signature) (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

TUITION: $75 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Wrestling Boosters)

MAIL by February 20th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.

67 Pine Hill Rd

Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at wrinkat6@aol.com  or 508-879-0001

Please note any medical conditions which may affect your child’s participation:______________

February 19, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Girls

Varsity

Basketball

@

WESTBOROUGH TOURNAMENT

 

TBA

 

 Boys

JV

Ice Hockey

VS

Wachusett Regional H.S.

 

1:00PM

February 19, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

Girls

JV

Basketball

@

Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions

 

10:00AM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Basketball

@

Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions

 

11:30AM

Downtown in Downpour

February 18, 2008 - Customers stop at the downtown shops early this morning in a driving downpour.

Click the banner above to take you to the Town Website to see all the drafts for the Master Plan update.  This is your town, our town so take a part in it.  The plan now has drafts available for review in the following categories: Vision and Goals, Land Use Element, Housing Element, Transportation and Circulation Element, Open Space and Recreation Element, Natural and Cultural Resources and Economic Development.   Click photo below for the Main Street Reconstruction project.

Southborough meetings

February 18 - February 22, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Municipal Facilities Committee 2/19 6:30 PM Meeting hall fire station
Board of Selectmen agenda 2/19 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 18

Tuesday 19

Wednesday 20

Thursday 21

Friday 22

Presidents Day Holiday 7:45 Walking Group   8:30 Health Clinic

 

    9:30 Mah Jongg  
11:00 Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

10:00 Creative Writers

 
11:30 AM Lunch  

11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 AM chair exercise

@ Colonial Gardens

12:00 Ping Pong 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 Ping Pong

 

12:15 PM Pitch

 

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Scrabble

2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge

12:30 Bingo
      1:00 PM water aerobics
Rushing waters

February 18, 2008 - The little brook between the Trottier School and the Neary School was overflowing in today's heavy rains.

Snow eating fog

February 18, 2008 - the warm temperatures brought in heavy rains and a fog that ate away at the remaining snow.

Don't Let Depression Go Too Far..

Southborough Youth & Family Services offers an on-line, self-administered, anonymous depression questionnaire. This screening, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can help identify depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Results and feedback are immediate.

If you so choose, you may print out your results and share them with Southborough Youth & Family Services through our trained clinical mental health professionals and discuss the options for you or your loved one.

We are located at 42 Central Street, across from the Fay Memorial Field and are available for appointments by calling 508-481-4576. After leaving a call back number for one of our clinicians, we will arrange a time to meet and discuss your results.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and if we may assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

Our clinicians are Laurie Sugarman-Whittier, licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Elizabeth Boyajian, Licensed Mental Health counselor, and Sarah Davis, Counseling Psychology intern.  If you would like to take the online test click this link for the Town of Southborough webpage with the test.

Sunday 17

Monday 18

Tuesday 19

Wednesday 20

Thursday 21

Friday 22

Saturday 23

 

Presidents day

library closed

 

2:00 PM museum of Science reptiles for pre-K & Gr 1

3:30 knitting class

 

music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs

11:00

 

music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs

11:00

2:00 PM Mark Binder children's storyteller

February 18, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Westboro High School Northstar 6:00PM
 
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Norwood High School Northstar 8:00PM
February 18, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Oakmont Regional High Sch New England 1:20PM

Tumbling Tumbleweeds

February 17, 2008 - Like a work of art or a sphere this jumble of vines is caught in the ice.

Elizabeth "Betty" (Hodges) Mc Coy

 

 

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Hodges) Mc Coy, 73, of Southborough and formerly of Nyack, NY and Amherst, NH, died on February 15, 2008 at Marlboro Hills Healthcare Center after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of Richard Mc Coy for the past 46 years.

Born in Haverhill, MA she was the daughter of the late Allen B. and Elizabeth (Lesuer) Hodges.

Mrs. Mc Coy earned her bachelors degree at Wheaton College, of Wheaton, Ill and her masters at Columbia Teachers College of NYC.

She was a research scientist working for Columbia University where she was instrumental in the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. She was also a science teacher for over 30 years at the Nyack High School and later the head of the science department. After leaving the Nyack school system, Mrs. Mc Coy was an administrator for the White Plains, NY School system where she was in charge of the science curriculum. She later became the Superintendent of the Milford, NH School District, until she retired.

Mrs. Mc Coy enjoyed summering at there home at New Found Lake in NH, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband she leaves a son Nicolas Mc Coy and his wife Page; and a granddaughter Katie all of Southborough; 3 nieces Rebecca, Karin & Carolyn Doss of Duxbury

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 3 PM at Morris Funeral Home 40 Main Street, Southborough, MA (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday February, 19, at 11 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough, MA Expressions of Sympathy may be sent in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
 

Elizabeth Chandler Barton

WORCESTER-Elizabeth Chandler (Bullock) Barton, 93, of Worcester, died Wednesday, January 16th, at her home. She was born in Worcester March 7, 1914, the daughter of Rockwood H. and Elizabeth (Dewey) Bullock, and attended Bancroft School and Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. She was the first wife of the late Charles Sumner Barton of Southborough, President of Rice Barton Corporation. A volunteer nurse’s aide, and was assigned to Memorial Hospital during World War II. She was a professional craftsperson, producing hand knit sweaters through B and B Knitters, a business she established with a friend. Mrs. Barton was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Augustus George Bullock 2nd who died in 1997, and Francis Dewey Bullock who died in 1994; and a sister, Mary Chandler (Bullock) Johnson, who died in 2001. She leaves a daughter, Rebecca Dewey Barton-Zuckerman, and her partner, Penny of Storrs, Connecticut, and a son, George Sumner Barton II of Lima, Peru and Key Biscayne, Florida. Her grandchildren are Man-Lei Barton-Zuckerman and Maya Barton-Zuckerman of Storrs, CT; Michelle Llona, Vanessa Barton and Jennifer Barton of Lima, Peru and Nicole Barton of Henniker, NH. In addition, she leaves great grandchildren Rodolfo Stornfelt, Pablo Emilio Llona and Joachin Llona of Lima, Peru and Joshua Barton of Cajamarca, Peru, her daughter-in-law Penny Barton-Zuckerman, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16th at 11:00 a.m. in the Ellen Rogers Kennedy Memorial Chapel at Rural Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA Care Network, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, MA 01608, or UMass Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613. O’CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue is directing arrangements. oconnorbrothers.com

MA Pike Accident

February 17, 2008 - Around 2:30 AM February 15 Southborough Firefighters responded to a Ryder Box truck loaded with 26 coolers of blood to be delivered to the American Red Cross drove off the MA pike at Woodland Road landing on its side just feet from the backyards of two homes.  The driver was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and the American Red Cross responded to retrieve the coolers of blood.  Ted's Towing up righted the truck and towed it away from the scene.  Photos courtesy of Southborough Fire Department.

Tracking Westbound

February 17, 2008 - CSX Railroad tracks looking westbound from the Bridge Street overpass.  The railroad ties on the left were piled up from last year's replacement of bad ties along the rail.  This view also shows the switch so trains can cross from track one to track two and visa versa.