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February 24, 2008  to  March 1, 2008

Troopers in the Storm

March 1, 2008 - Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough sell raffle and pancake breakfast tickets this morning at the transfer station.  The raffle prizes will be drawn tomorrow at their annual pancake breakfast that is held at the Neary School from 8 am to 1 pm.

The Movement Project's Annual Concert

Roaming Home

March 1, 2008 @ 7:00 PM

Keefe Technical High School

 

Twenty of the most accomplished dancers from Annemarie's Dance Centre in Ashland will be performing the play Roaming Home for a one night only show at Keefe Technical High School in Framingham.  Roaming Home is the concept of finding pieces of home in unexpected places.  Movement Project students have been studying with accomplished choreographers Karen Murphy-Fitch and Jennifer Carlson-Delinks.  Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.  The play will run approximately one and half hours with intermission.  Several Southborough dance students will be performing in Roaming Home.  For more information on Annemarie's Dance Centre click the photo.

 

Congratulations to the ARHS Girls Basketball team.

Support your team.  Next game, Semi-finals at WPI Sunday March 2, 2008 @7:30 PM

Thank you to Chris Wraight for sending in the Girl's Basketball photos throughout the season.

Southborough Seniors @ the Senior Center

And the Snow just keeps coming

March 1, 2008 - About another 4 to 6" of snow fell in the area.  Below, snow bankings at the Finn School get higher as the front end loader clears the lot.

March 1, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports

no events scheduled

March 1, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Hopedale High School Click for directions   7:00PM

Preparing for Palm Sunday

February 29, 2008 - Members of the Pilgrim Church Choir rehearse for the Lenten Service Concert scheduled for March 15, 2008.  Members of the choir practice for the concert on Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and then from 8:00 to 9:00 PM  rehearse regular choir music.

Eye of the Thrasher

February 29, 2008 - Caught peeking out of the brush.

February 29, 2008

Officer Mattioli speaks into the phone held by radio personality Karen Blake to talk on Radio yesterday at the "big cheese" pizza party at the police station.

HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 12 PM EST SATURDAY.

A HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
12 PM EST SATURDAY.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES MUCH OF MASSACHUSETTS ALONG & NO. OF
THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE & NO. & WEST OF ROUTE 128.
EXTENDING NO. INTO SW NH.

SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE CT VALLEY THIS EVENING.
REACHING NE MASSACHUSETTS BY MIDNIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES LATE TONIGHT INTO SAT MORNING. WITH SNOWFALL
RATES AROUND ONE INCH PER HOUR.

SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE 4 TO 8 INCHES NEAR THE MASSACHUSETTS
TURNPIKE TO THE ROUTE 128 CORRIDOR. WITH AMOUNTS INCREASING TO
8 TO 12 INCHES FROM THE BERKSHIRES & N. WORCESTER HILLS
NORTH INTO THE MONADNOCKS.

THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.

A HEAVY SNOW WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN AN AVERAGE OF 6 OR MORE
INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN A 12 HOUR PERIOD OR FOR 8 OR MORE
INCHES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW AT BEST ON WELL
TREATED SURFACES.& QUITE DIFFICULT ON ANY UNPLOWED OR
UNTREATED SURFACES.

Police Log

Monday 2/25

Patrols and building checks

911 Hang-up Sears Road

Speeding: Framingham at Cross Street, Marlboro Road

23:16 Commercial alarm route 9

22:11 suspicious activity Motor vehicle in lot Main Street

21:45 Smoke investigation Stockwell Lane

19:36 community policing interviews tours

18:33 MVA Pinehill road MV vs. deer

15:41 fire alarm Admiral Lane

14:58 assist motorist with directions

14:51 MVA route 85 and Acre Bridge Road

14:32 MVA route 9

12:43 fire alarm Richards Road

09:21 School resource officer

08:55 Traffic Complaint vehicle almost forced off of road and then followed into lot, route 9

08:48 fire alarm route9

08:32 residential alarm Meeting house Lane

07:51 Unknown person using gift card at business

07:16 MVA Pinehill and Parmenter Roads

00:27 Maplecrest assist citizen with medical  More Police Log

February 29, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS TOURNAMENT VS SHREWSBURY   7:00PM
February 29, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Wachusettreg. High School Click for directions   7:30PM

Oldies 103.3 visits the Southborough Police

February 28, 2008 - Officer Rick Mattioli just happened to complete the winning entry at radio station 103.3.  His entry was drawn in the Oldie's Office Invasion sponsored by the Oldie's 103.3 radio station and Papa Ginos.  Rick became "the big cheese" of the station/office for winning.  DJ Karen Blake and crew personally delivered the pizza to the station this afternoon along with some other goodies such as T shirts and coffee cups.  Thanks to the Southborough News readers who are also 103.3 listeners and tipped the News off to the big cheese win.

Take Care of those Teeth

February 28, 2008 - Second Grade Students learn the ins and outs of brushing and flossing. This week was dental health week.  Below photo Dr. Zammitti's famous assistant, Bucky the Beaver.

 

Students "brush the teeth".

The Knitting Coaches

February 28, 2008 - Emma and Lena get ready to coach the young ladies in the Wednesday knitting class yesterday at the Southborough Library.

Senior Center Gift Shop

February 28, 2008 - There are still plenty of nice gifts left at the Gift Shoppe located at the Senior Center.  There are knickknacks, coffee mugs, scrubbies, jewelry, scarves, greeting cards, Southborough medallions and nicely crafted lap throws and hats. Also located at the gift shoppe for sale are the old street signs.  The signs cost $10.00 each.

Hammond Street once home to a former MN Governor

February 28, 2008 - An avid Southborough News reader while doing research on another Southborough subject discovered this little tidbit and forwarded it on to the news. Thank you.

Reprinted from the Southboro Weekly Times, Vol. 1 No. 10, Thursday, November 12, 1914

Winfield Scott Hammond, Governor-elect of Minnesota.

Was former Southborough Boy and Peter’s High School Graduate.

Birthplace in Cordaville.

Winfield Scott Hammond, of St. James, Minnesota, a former resident of this village in the town of Southborough, has been elected governor of that state on the democratic ticket, with a plurality of 20,000 over his republican opponent, W. F. Lee. This is the second time in its history that Minnesota has elected a democrat for governor, as it has been always noted as a bulwark of republican strength.

Governor Hammond was born in Cordaville and spent his early years in this little village, where he attended the public schools, and graduated from Peter’s High School, Southborough. Some of his schoolmates were Dr. Michael Milan of Providence, the late Charles T. Murray, a former principal of the Somerville High School, the late E. L. Mitchell of this village, and city clerk Peter B. Murphy of Marlboro, and all were former residents.

The Hammond homestead is situated off Hammond Street in this village and is now occupied by Mrs. Fanny Fabre and family. The Cordaville Woolen Company looks after the place.

After graduating from Peter’s High School, Governor Hammond went to Dartmouth College, and after graduating from there he taught school, studied hard and was admitted to the bar, after which he took up his residence at St. James, Minnesota, where he built up a successful law practice. Fame soon came to him and he entered the political arena and was elected to Congress, and served faithfully. He is the son of the late John Hammond, for many years a machinist at the mills, and also a Mexican war veteran. John Hammond named his distinguished son Winfield Scott, after the commander of the American forces during the Mexican war.

Governor Hammond has a brother, Milton, a bank clerk at St. James, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Sturtevart of Detroit, and a graduate of Lassell Seminary, Maryland.

Governor Hammond was here on a visit a few years ago, and it is said he will soon visit here again. He has many friends in this vicinity where he spent his boyhood who extend to him there sincere wishes for a successful administration, and who are proud to say he once claimed Southborough as his home.

Crazy Winter Weather

February 28, 2008 - The parking lot outside of Starbucks gets pummeled with heavy rains after a quick burst of snow Tuesday night.  Friday more snow for the area is predicted.

February 28, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
Girls Varsity Basketball VS TOURNAMENT VS TBD   7:00PM
 
February 28, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Wachusettreg. High School Click for directions   7:30PM

Knitting Club

February 27, 2008 - Several young ladies learn the art of knitting from the pros Emma and Lena.

More Library photos click here

Alice in Wonderland

February 27, 2008 - Alice in Wonderland will be performed by nearly 70 students comprising of 4th and 5th graders from the Neary School.  The play will be performed this Friday night at 7:00 PM and again this Saturday night at 2:00 PM.  Both shows will be held at the Trottier Middle School Auditorium.  Tickets are available for $5.00 at the door unless sold out.

The Long Stretch

February 27, 2008 - Raymond stretches his shot for the striped ball and amazingly placed it right in the pocket. More pool Senior Center photos click here

Woodward School Students learn about teeth

February 27, 2008 - Third grade students learn the importance of taking care of their teeth by various experiments, video and a talk by New England Dental Group, Dr. Panajati.  The students had a fun time watching the monkey in the video show them how to brush and floss.  Photos courtesy of Woodward School

Senior Notes

Friends of the Council on Aging will be holding a St. Patrick's Day Raffle on the the Senior Center St. Patrick's Day dinner. 

Purchase raffle tickets 6 for $5.00

Prizes are

1st  Bose Wave Radio

2nd  Canon Digital Camera with Tripod

3rd  $50.00 cash

Tickets are available for anyone to purchase prior to the dinner.  Just stop by the Southborough Senior Center located at 9 Cordaville Road, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, M - F.

The Friends of the Council on Aging would also like to thank the Middlesex Savings Bank for their generous gift to the center for the St. Patrick's Day dinner.

February 27, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports
no events scheduled
February 27, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

no events scheduled

Snowfall

February 26, 2008 - The DPW sidewalk plow/thrower cleans up the walks of Main Street earlier today.

Would you like to put time back into your town and run for office?

February 26, 2008 - The following positions are available for taking out papers and running for a local position in Southborough Town government:

1 Moderator for (1 year) - David Coombs and David Grinblatas have both obtained papers for the position; 1 Board of Selectmen (3 years) incumbent Bonnie J. Phaneuf  has taken out & filed papers; 1 Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds (3 years) incumbent Bonnie J. Phaneuf  has taken out & filed papers; 1 Board of Assessors (3 years) Incumbent Thomas J. Beaumont has taken out papers; 2 School Committee vacancies (3 years) Incumbent Jack Kessler has taken out & filed papers for one position; 2 Northborough Southborough School Committee (3 years) Incumbents Jack Kessler and Paul C. Butka have both taken out & filed papers.  1 Planning Board (5 years) Incumbent Mary E. Hynes has taken out & filed papers and 1 Assabet Valley Regional School (4 years) incumbent James B. Denman has taken out and filed his papers.                         

There are several vacancies for elected boards and positions where no person has even taken out papers to run. 1 Town Clerk (3 years); 1 Board of Health (3 years); 1 Southborough Housing Authority  (5 years); 1 Southborough Housing Authority (1 year); 1 Board of Trustees Library (3 years); 1 Board of Trustees Library (2 years); 1 Board of Trustees Library (3 years).

Currently the only contested race is for the Town Moderator that will be left vacant by Mr. John Wilson which will run his last town meeting this year.

Town Meeting is  and the Town election is 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.  At this time you can register to vote, take out a marriage license, license your dog or any normal activity done through the Town Clerk's office.  Take advantage of the later hours they are open on March 25, 2008.

Detail

February 26, 2008 - Officer Tim Slatkavitz gets ready for his detail on Highland Street.  National Grid is replacing poles and cross arms and then will restring the wires so that the South Union School and Art Center will have the right power to run the elevator.

Click here for registration

The Movement Project's Annual Concert

Roaming Home

March 1, 2008 @ 7:00 PM

Keefe Technical High School

 

Twenty of the most accomplished dancers from Annemarie's Dance Centre in Ashland will be performing the play Roaming Home for a one night only show at Keefe Technical High School in Framingham.  Roaming Home is the concept of finding pieces of home in unexpected places.  Movement Project students have been studying with accomplished choreographers Karen Murphy-Fitch and Jennifer Carlson-Delinks.  Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.  The play will run approximately one and half hours with intermission.  Several Southborough dance students will be performing in Roaming Home.  For more information on Annemarie's Dance Centre click the photo.

 

 

Dog Licenses:  2008 will be available March 1st.

The licensing period is April 1st – March 31st. All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed with the Town Clerk.

A $10 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June 1st, plus penalties.

Puppies:
New puppies over 6 months - 30 days to license
NEW to Town:
just moved to Southborough - 30 days to license.

Current rabies vaccination must be provided.

Apply by Mail - Click here for application
 

Fees:  payment is cash or check.

$10.00 (NOT spayed/neutered)

$6.00 (spayed or neutered with vet certificate)
 

     ANIMAL EMERGENCIES - Police 508.485.7817

Loose Dogs: Animal Control Officer, Leslie Boardman: 508.485.7817
Leash Law: All dogs in Southborough must be in control at all times. Any dog found to be in violation and picked up by the Animal Control Officer will be subject to an initial fine of $15.00 plus boarding fees.

What goes up gets washed

February 26, 2008 - Firefighters wash the underside of Engine 23 this morning.

February 26, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sport
 Coed Varsity Ski @ STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Nashoba Valley TBA
 
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ FIRST ROUND VS SHEPHERD HILL   7:00PM
February 26, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Sutton High School   7:00PM
National Grid workers ready for pole work

February 25, 2008 - Workers prepare to work on the cross arms for the new poles on Highland Street.  This is all in preparation to bring the elevator at the South Union School, Art Center and Recreation office online.

Waving Hello

February 25, 2008 - This snowman seems to be waving to all the cars zipping by the Library on Route 85.

Southborough meetings

February 25 - February 29, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee 2/25 7:30 PM hearing room town house
Algonquin Bldg committee 2/25 5:30 PM Principal's conference room ARHS
Capital Budget committee 2/25 7:00 PM country kitchen Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
2/26 6:00 PM Hearing room Town House
BOARD OF SELECTMEN (attending Public Works Planning Board mtg.) 2/27 7:00 PM upper hall Cordaville Hall
Advisory Committee 2/27 7:30 PM conference room DPW
Northborough Southborough Regional School Committee 2/27 7:00 PM library ARHS
Open Space Preservation 2/27 7:00 PM Country kitchen Cordaville Hall
Public Works Planning Board 2/27 7:00 PM Upper Hall Country kitchen
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
2/27 7:30 PM Hearing room Town House

Sunday 24

Monday 25

Tuesday 26

Wednesday 27

Thursday 28

Friday 29

Saturday 1

 

1:00 PM book club senior center

3:30 2nd/3rd grade book club

6:30 PM

4th - 6th grade book nook

10:30 AM "teach your kids about the value of money" free seminar

3:30 Knitting class

Skilled volunteers are teaching these classes.

music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs

11:00

 

 
The Southborough Rotary Club and the Trottier Middle School

will present the
eighth annual Talent Show to be held at the Trottier Middle School in
Southborough on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm. (Snow date is March 28.)
The evening will benefit the Trottier Middle School. Tickets ordered in
advance at dietz@charter.net  are $10.00. Tickets purchased at the door on
the evening of the Talent Show will be $15.00, if available.

 

Kathleen D. Tomasetti

FRAMINGHAM Kathleen D. (Roberts) Tomasetti, 55, a longtime resident of Milford, formerly of Framingham, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her home in Milford. Born in Natick and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of Richard F. Roberts of Florida and the late Katherine (White) Roberts. She is a graduate of Framingham South High School, Class of 1970. Ms. Tomasetti is survived by her children, Paul A. Tomasetti and his wife, Wendi, of Leominister, Mark S. Tomasetti of Marlborough; and her granddaughter, Kylie M. Tomasetti of Leominister. She is also survived by her siblings, Robert Roberts of Arizona, Deborah Gillum of Texas, Pamela Molloy of Southborough; and many nieces and nephews. She was the former wife of Paul D. Tomasetti of Southborough. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 9 a.m., from the Norton Funeral Home (www.nortonfuneralhome.com), 53 Beech St. (Corner of Union Ave.), Framingham, followed by her funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Tarcisius Church, 563 Waverly St. (Rte. 135), Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
 

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 25

Tuesday 26

Wednesday 27

Thursday 28

Friday 29

8:30 Health clinic

7:45 Walking Group

 

8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:30 Cribbage

   

9:30 Mah Jongg

 

11:00 Origami

11:00 Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

10:00 Creative Writers

 

Blue Plate Special Shepherds Pie

11:30 AM Lunch

 

11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 AM chair exercise

@ Colonial Gardens

12:00 Book club

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

 

1:00 PM Scrabble

2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge

 

2:00 PM fitness

1:00 PM water aerobics

   

1:00 PM water aerobics

February 25, 2008 Algonquin Regional High School Sports

no events scheduled

February 25, 2008 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

no events scheduled

Police Log

February 24 - 2008

Monday 2/11/08

Radar 9 and Middle Road

Traffic Enforcement: route 85, Route 85 and Mt. Vickery Road

23:18 Traffic Complain red Honda erratic operator

22:46 harassing phone calls Fiddleneck Road

21:56 Clemmons street water problem

14:37 Joslin Lane notifying terminating employee, stay off premise

13:43 MVA route 9 2 car no PI

13:31 fingerprinting in station

12:16 medical William Onthank lane

12:09 SFD ambulance to Framingham

12:04 MVA Mt. Vickery, mailbox destroyed

11:36 sex offender in for annual registration/prints

09:39 road debris route 9 and 85

08:55 MVA Pinehill Road and Parmenter

01:58 open door Framingham Road business  More Police Logs

 

2008 IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

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

44 CERTIFIED SIGNATURES NEEDED.

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

Trail to Rock

February 24, 2008 - Animal tracks lead several times back and forth to the rock outcropping near the horseshoe falls off Middle Road.

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

ELECTED POSITION

Term

1

Town Moderator

1 year

1

Town Clerk

3 yrs

1

Board of Selectmen

3 yrs

1

Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds

3 yrs

1

Board of Assessors

3 yrs

1

Board of Health

3 yrs

2

Board of Trustees Southborough Library

3 yrs

1

Board of Trustees Southborough Library

2 yrs

1

Board of Trustees Southborough Library

1 year

2

School Committee

3 yrs

2

Northborough-Southborough Regional School District Committee

3 yrs

1

Planning Board

5 yrs

1

Southborough Housing Authority

5 yrs

1

Southborough Housing Authority

1 year

1

Assabet Valley Regional School

4 yrs

 

 

Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness Committee

Quarterly meeting

Southborough Library Meeting room 2

7:00 PM

February 26, 2008

If you love animals and want to be a part of this committee we welcome you.  We will be doing CERT training in the near future to help the committee prepare for any future deployments around town for setting up animal shelters in a time of disaster or emergency.

 

www.southboroughanimaldisasterpreparedness.org