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March 23, 2008  to  March 29, 2008


Lights Out

On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. View cities involved around the world.

We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.

What will you do when the lights are off? We have lots of ideas.

Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.

One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour!

Earth Hour en Espańol

Learn about Earth Hour events around the world.

Warren S. Earhart



EARHART Warren S. Earhart, 90, of Southbororugh, MA and formerly of Ironton, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2008. He was the husband of Lois (Johnson) Earhart of Southborough for the past 62 years. Born in Columbus, the youngest child of Robert and Darlene (Scofield) Earhart. A graduate of Ohio State University School of Law, class of 1939, he went into the FBI and was stationed in North Carolina and New York City. It was while stationed in New York that he met his beloved Lois. Later he served in the US Army JAG Corps during World War II and was in the European Theater of Operations. After his tour of duty he married the love of his life, shortly there after they moved to Ironton, where he served as Common Pleas Judge of Lawrence County for 20 years. From his experiences on the bench, he amassed a vast store of funny stories about human nature that he loved to share with others. Judge Earhart continued in public service to the people of Ohio after finishing his time as judge, and he received recognition from the Ohio legislature for his over 50 years of service to the state. Among his many awards, he was proud to have been appointed a Kentucky Colonel. In 1992 he and his wife moved to Southborough. He will be remembered for many reasons, but certainly his integrity, kindness, his love of his family, his faith in Christ, his passionate political opinions, and his avid support of Ohio State football are high on the list of reasons. He will be dearly missed by his family and those whose lives he has touched. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, John Earhart of Fairfax, VT, Ralph Earhart and his wife, Susan of Charleston, SC, Marty Coleman and her husband, Ross of Southborough, MA, Mark Earhart and his wife, Wendi of Fredericktown, Nancy Smith and her husband, Rick of Hilliard; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 29, at Trinity Church, 14 Wattaquadock Hill Rd., Bolton, MA at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Warren would have wanted contributions to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. Arrangements are by MORRIS FUNERAL HOME, 40 Main St., Southborough, MA. morrisfuneralparlor.com Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries

Super Fans

March 29, 2008 - These ARHS students were selling the Tomahawk Super Fan clothing line at the ARHS Student VS the Faculty basketball game Thursday night.


The Kids Choir of the First Congregational Church is presenting a musical, "Holy Moses", Friday and Saturday night April 11 and 12 at 7 pm.

Suggested donation is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.  Please also consider donating a canned good item for local food pantries.

There are 40 talented children, a live band, and awesome choreography.  A fun night for everyone!

Spelling Bee Judges

March 29, 2008 - Spelling bee judges sit in anticipation of catching someone off guard with their spelling.  Left to right: Donna McDaniel, Metrowest Daily News columnist, School Superintendent, Dr. Charles Gobron and Community Advocate columnist Ken Powers.


St. Mark's School, Southborough Summer Singing Program

Summer Singing at St. Mark’s School in Southborough is back for its third year so come and be a part of the fun! Two programs are being offered this summer: Sing, Act & More! for ages 11-13 and Singers Can Act! for ages 14 and up. Aspiring young performers will be directed by New York University faculty member, Martha Collins with assistance from Walnut Hill pianist and coach, Elaine Smith Purcell and Juilliard voice graduate, Debra Parker. Under their guidance, students will learn to sing, act and dance with confidence and flair! Both courses will run from July 28-August 8 with a final performance on Friday, August 8, 7:00 pm in the beautiful new Center for the Arts.

Sing, Act & More! is for singers aged 11-13 as of August 1, 2008. This class will run from Monday-Friday, 9-12:30 pm. Participants will take part in group drama games, singing classes, dance and movement. No auditions are required for this program and anyone who is keen and enthusiastic will have a fabulous time preparing for the fully staged, final concert.

Singers Can Act! is limited to 14 participants aged 14 and above. This class will run from Monday–Friday, 10:30-4pm. These young singers will have both group and individual dramatic and musical coaching by our outstanding faculty. Singers will also take group movement and dance and will be featured in solos or small ensembles in the final concert. Anyone interested should contact Debra Parker to schedule an audition.

All information including faculty biographies and application forms are available by visiting the St. Mark’s School website: www.stmarksschool.org/summermusic  Any questions may be directed to program coordinator, Debra Parker, at 508-786-6305 or debraparker@stmarksschool.org

Summer Chamber Music Festival Concerts

Wednesday, July 9: 7 pm Opening Concert Class of 1945 Hall

Sunday, July 20: 7:30 pm Tabernacle, Craigville Conference Center, 251 Lake Elizabeth Drive, Centerville, MA (Cape Cod)

Saturday, July 26: 7 pm Chamber Music Festival Closing Concert Class of 1945 Hall

Additional Concerts will be announced for the Chamber Music Festival on this site during the Festival.

Summer Vocal Music Concert Friday, August 8: 7pm Closing Performance Sing, Act and More! and Singers Can Act!

All concerts are free and open to the public. Parking is available adjacent to the Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts is handicapped accessible.

The International Chamber Music Festival and Institute features private lessons, chamber music coaching, orchestra, master classes and a series of faculty and student concerts, July 7-26. Master teachers from Boston, New York and Moscow will serve as the faculty for the Festival and Institute.

For further information, about the chamber music program, please contact Festival Director, Ellina Blinder, 508-786-6309 or ellinablinder@stmarksschool.org.

St. Mark’s School is located at 25 Marlborough Road, Southborough, MA  01772.

ARHS Sports Schedule 3/29/08

 Boys Varsity Lacrosse   JAMBOREE @SIMSBURY (CT)   12:30PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 3/29/08

no events scheduled


Capture the special moments

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Acorn Eater

March 29, 2008 - Al's Boomerang thinks it's okay to eat squirrel food.

Annual ARHS Faculty Vs Student Basketball

Annual ARHS Faculty Vs Student Basketball Entertainment


Power Loss

March 28, 2008 -National Grid Workers cut a tree limb that caused a power loss on Parkerville Road South, this morning.


ARHS Sports Schedule 3/28/08





Lincoln-Sudbury Reg High School








Lincoln-Sudbury Reg High School



AVRTHS Sports Schedule 3/28/08

no events scheduled

ARHS Lacrosse Team

March 28, 2008 - Members of the Central MA District E Champion boys Lacrosse team get ready to receive their awards at the ARHS Faculty vs. Student basketball game last night.

Attention Kindergroup Alumni!

March 28, 2008 - Did you know this is Kindergroup's 30th year? On Thursday, April 17, Kindergroup will be celebrating this milestone at its annual Members Night Out to be held at the Hopkinton Country Club. Both current Kindergroup members and alumni from any year are invited to participate. As always, the raffle has many sought after items - including Red Sox tickets, jewelry from Tiffany & Co., certificates for professional portraits and dozens more. Proceeds from the raffle are shared among some very worthy local organizations, including Southborough's Arts Center, Library, Community House, Summer Nights, Police Department, Fire Department, Youth Association and Senior Center. Alumni should contact Jen Thompson via email at jen.thompson@verizon.net  or cell 508 509-4438 to purchase tickets. (Please note that the deadline to register is April 4.)



The Algonquin Athletic Boosters’ Club will host the Fourth Annual Faculty-Student Basketball Game on March 27, 2008. The game, which is the Boosters’ major fundraiser, will take place in the Algonquin Gym at 6:30 PM. All proceeds from the event help support the Algonquin Athletic Programs.

“The Athletic Department at Algonquin greatly appreciates the support it receives from the Booster Club, not only in terms of the funds raised, but also the ‘spirit’ within the community” states Fran Whitten, the Algonquin Athletic Director. “The Booster Club enables coaches to pursue professional development opportunities, supplements the athletics’ budget by purchasing training equipment for the weight room and always serves as a wonderful fan base at athletic contests” continued Whitten.

Boys and Girls Varsity players will be coached by Whitten and will play against faculty members representing various skill levels and academic disciplines. “I feel it is important to participate as it gives me an opportunity to showcase my mad skills”, joked English teacher and Boys’ Varsity Soccer coach, John Frederick. “Although I am a teacher and a coach, I still have the ability to dominate both the male and female student athletes at ARHS in any sport, never mind a sport that I dominated when I was a student here” quipped Frederick. Faculty player and Lower School Assistant Principal Paul DiDomenico plays for a different reason. “Students love to see teachers step out of the normal routine in order to have fun. In this case, no only do we have fun, but we promote Tomahawk pride and benefit the Boosters, an organization that works tirelessly on behalf of our students. It is a pleasure working at a school that has such an active spirit and giving community.”

The night is filled with other special events. Three Algonquin teams, the 2007 Boys’ Baseball Team and the 2007 Boys’ Lacrosse Team will be honored at half-time for their league and post-season performances as well as the 2007 District League Champion Girls’ Spring Track Team. The Gymnastics’ Team will perform routines and wonderful gift baskets donated by the various athletic teams will be raffled off. A 50/50 Raffle for a cash prize will round out the evening’s fundraising efforts.

“We hope to exceed last year’s total of $4,800” says Booster President, Alice Edman. “It’s a fun night for everyone—the teachers really “get into it” with faculty teachers cheering, trash talking and playing as if they were still students themselves. The students enjoy playing against their teachers and the crowd cheers for both teams. We want to thank additional sponsors such as Polar Beverages, TeamWorks and the new Pantry Gourmet for their generous support.”

Tickets are $2.00 for students with a student ID and $5 for adults. ARHS students who attend are eligible to enter a free drawing for some great prizes.

“I look forward to the competition, although, I doubt it will be much of one,” says the ever competitive Frederick. Wanting to get the last word, Whitten replied, “I am looking forward to coaching the students’ team and shutting down the so called dominant Mr. Frederick!”

All are welcome to come to the game, root for the students or the staff and support a worthwhile cause.


Southborough Spelling Bee Nets Over $12,000 to Community Schools

March 27, 2008 - (contributed photos by Tony Martins) People are still abuzz about the recent Southborough Education Foundation’s Spelling Bee -- and for good reason. It took over 40 words such as “pharmacopoeia” and “septuagenarian” for a team of Trottier school teachers and administrators to claim the title over seventeen other Southborough squads. Linda Murdock, Darlene Scorzelli and Kim Barton of the “Trottier Rambunctions” held off the tough competition of parents, town officials, local businesses, and students, successfully capturing the crown by spelling “objurgate”. Besides each team member bringing home a Bose Wave Radio, they will also have their names put on a spelling bee plaque that will be displayed at the Southborough Library.

The Trottier team prevailed over three other teams in the finals: The Ides of March (from Woodward), Spellbound, and the Rotary Club. Winners of the Team Spirit award went to the Finn Credibles, who entertained the kids in the crowd with their superhero antics. Winners of the Best Costume award went to the Woodwords team, who were cleverly dressed as scrabble boards with matching earrings made of game pieces.

The contestants were not the only winners at the event. Spectators were entertained by the Master of Ceremonies Bruce Werner and by the teams themselves. While some of the younger spectators cheered for their favorite teams, others tried their hand at spelling the words themselves with cards and pencils that had been provided. A variety of raffle prizes such as signed Red Sox baseballs, a Bose Wave Radio, and gift certificates to Tomasso Trattoria, Panzano Market and the spa A Beautiful You also made winners out of people who were not on stage.

The big winners for the night, however, were all the Southborough schools as the Southborough Education Foundation (SEF) raised over $12,000 with the fun, educational event. All the money goes directly to support innovative educational programs for Southborough students through grants that are awarded each spring. Past programs supported by SEF include Exploring Our World through Music (Finn), WaNNa Walk and Weather Watchers (Woodward), Literacy Centers (Woodward and Neary), Mobile Publishing Centers (Neary); Worms are Wonderful composting center, 8th Grade Electives, and RM Math (Trottier), and Health Fair (Algonquin). Last year, SEF contributed over $20,000 to these and other programs. SEF is presently accepting proposals for this year’s grants and will make announcements of winners in June.

The Spelling Bee, which SEF plans to make an annual event, was made possible by the support of many local businesses. Overall sponsors were The Capital Group and the Crossings at Whites Corner. Team sponsors included Boston Private Bank, Eaton Apothecary, F.W. Webb, Mockingbird Partners LLC, Pandetix LLC, SCS Financial, The Fusion Group, and Wellen Construction. Other business donors included Domino’s Pizza, the Bose Corporation, The Boston Red Sox, Heisler & Mattson Properties, Marlborough Savings Bank, Southborough Jewelers, Polar Beverages, Roche Brothers and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Accepting the responsibility of judging were long time Southborough resident Donna McDaniel from the Northborough Southborough Villager, Ken Powers from the Community Advocate, and Dr. Charles Gobron, the Superintendent of Northborough Southborough Schools.

The Southborough Education Foundation and both the contestants and spectators look forward to conducting the Spelling Bee again next year.


March 27, 2008 - At this week’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting Selectmen heard from the last Conservation Commission candidate, Karen Muggeridge. She was asked the same questions as the other three candidates were asked at the previous meeting. However, due to concerns of Ms Muggeridge’s dealings with previous Conservation Commission hearings pertaining to developments in her neighborhood and future developments by one of the same developers, Selectmen had concerns of placing her on the current board. All three selectmen then appointed John Maciolek to the Conservation Commission citing his prior strong experience with Conservation Commissions. All candidates were encouraged to entertain the idea of sitting on one of the other committees that have openings such as Open Space, Storm Water Committee and the Community Preservation Committee. As of Tuesday’s meeting those candidates in attendance had declined the offer.

The Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen than moved into a joint meeting to hear from DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan, SEA representatives and Town Engineer John Woodsmall discuss changes made to the Main Street Reconstruction Project. Several residents and business owners had met for several hours on March 20th at the DPW building to discuss the implications of the project and hammer out alternatives. The result is what is being called the Alternate number four plan. Under this plan there will be some available parking for the Morris Funeral Home and the Stone business. There will be a six foot shoulder east of the route 85/30 intersection. There will be no parking across from the public safety facility. There will be replanting of trees for the “avenue of trees” and new bumpouts and crosswalks. The left hand turn lanes have been shortened to stack only three vehicles at a time. Raymond Hokinson a resident of Main Street whose property will be affected questioned the daytime meeting before the Easter Holiday for input on the plan at the 11th hour. He could not make that meeting but had been involved in the Main Street Reconstruction projects that have come up since 2004. After all presentations and questions from the audience both the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board voted to move the project on to the MA Highway for review.

David Parry who has worked tirelessly on this project on behalf of Main Street residents then presented the proposed warrant article to seek funds for a feasibility study of putting the utilities underground when the Main Street Project begins (estimated time frame 2012). Mr. Parry introduced Tim McHugh who will be leading this project. The objectives would be to remove all overhead utilities and place them underground during the construction phase while the road is opened to a good depth of 18” to do this. The area that is proposed would begin at East Main, Newton Street and Boston Road and the western end will be at the proposed main entrance to Fay School near the admissions building. The idea of the warrant article would be to study the feasibility of putting the utilities underground, then if found it is feasible go for a design and look for funding methods to fund the entire project either by grants, town expense or asking for donations. An affirmative vote was taken to support putting the article on the warrant.

Southborough Police Log

Monday 3/24/08

911 hang-ups -Route 9, Marlboro Road

Patrol and building checks

Radar: Main Street, Northboro Road, Deerfoot Road

23:44 ACO Newton ST. Dog barking

20:53 B & E out of Motor vehicle Wyeth Circle

20:36 B & E out of Motor vehicle Sears Road

20:36 Community policing Cub Scout tour of station

19:42 medical Clifford Road

13:36 Problem with locksmith, Woodbury Road

13:09 medical Summit Road

13:05 medial Newton Street

12:16 MVA route 9 and Winter Street

11:46 B & E motor vehicle Whistler Lane

10:30 medical Newton Street

09:05 commercial alarm Main Street

08:46 five large turkeys in road, Marlborough Road

07:54 Whistler Lane, Blackberry stolen

07:23 Rockpoint Road, wife’s pocketbook stolen from MV  More Police Log


Present a



Photobucket1 to 5 PM
June 1, 2008
Eight Southborough Locations
Advance tickets $20, At the door $25, day of the tour, pick up map and tickets at the Community House, 28 Main Street (RT 30).

For advance tickets send SASE with check to Southborough Gardeners, PO Box 184, Southborough, MA 01772 or telephone: 508-485-8959 or e-mail: mlaura291@aol.com

Photos of the Water Gardens on our Tour
  Click on the photos to enlarge them 






Letter to the Editor

We Must Do A Better Job Protecting Our Water Supplies

You may have found the recent articles about pharmaceuticals in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas throughout the United States disturbing or shocking and wondered how safe your water is. The major way for drugs to get into our drinking water is from wastewater flowing into the source. While the watersheds of the reservoirs supplying the MWRA communities are not impacted by wastewater treatment plant discharges, little is really known about smaller municipal systems with local wells. The findings of the various pharmaceuticals being in the range of parts-per-billion are not believed to be harmful to humans while fish and wildlife are already showing adverse effects from drug contamination in the waterways.

The region of the Upper Sudbury River, whose waters eventually flow through a number of towns, has remained free of effluent discharges from wastewater treatment plants. This may change over the next few years if appeals of the permits issued by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to the Town of Hopkinton fail and the wastewater treatment plant is built on the edge of the Whitehall Brook, which is classified as an Outstanding Resource Water of the Commonwealth, and is a tributary to the Sudbury River. The Massachusetts DEP has technically classified the treatment plant as a ground discharge facility although the discharge will be less than 200 feet from the brook. Ironically DEP funded studies done by the Unites States Geological Survey, which describe the problems caused by siting ground discharge treatment plants near water bodies while also pointing to the cost-benefits from properly locating these facilities on more distant uplands reducing the costs of treatment.

With more than 70% of the state’s waters impaired by some form of pollution properly sited and monitored ground discharge facilities could help improve the quality of the state’s surface waters. This benefit remains questionable however with the existing level of oversight provided by the Department of Environmental Protection. The most recent DEP statistics show that in 2007 47.8% of the permitted ground discharge facilities in the state were in non-compliance with the terms of their permits. Allowed to continue, this lack of historical regulatory enforcement combined with a permit approval process managed with the goal to eliminate public input, the potential benefit of ground discharge treatment plants will be lost. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Why is this important?
Permits designed to protect public health and the environment are only effective if the permittee complies with the limits imposed. Maintaining compliance with these permits helps assure that drinking water and surface waters are protected from pollution. Source-DEP website ___________________________________________________________

Please join the Cedar Swamp Conservation Trust and the Sudbury River Watershed Organization in urging DEP Commissioner Laurie Burt to prioritize the implementation of the appropriate regulations and procedures to correct these recurring agency problems and ensure the protection of the Commonwealth’s water supplies.

John Craycroft , President                                          Frederica Gillespie, Executive Director

Cedar Swamp Conservation Trust                              Sudbury River Watershed Organization

Westborough                                                              Southborough

trustees@csctrust.org                                                  www.sudburyriver.org



The spring football weigh-ins will be on and Saturday April 12th. Weigh-ins will be held at Algonquin High School from 9:30am - 11:00am.

Fire Log















Tuesday 3/18/08







Wednesday 3/19/08









More fire log

Massachusetts State and Local Police Team Up to Reduce Aggressive and Distracted Driving

The Massachusetts State Police and local police joined together today at the Natick District Court to raise awareness about the dangers of aggressive and distracted driving. The event kicked-off the Commonwealth’s 2008 “Road Respect” Mobilization, a statewide coordinated effort involving additional directed traffic enforcement and public information that runs through April 16, 2008. 

“Reducing the level of aggressive and distracted driving will keep our roadways safer,” said Massachusetts State Police Colonel Mark Delaney. “We ask all drivers in Massachusetts to take a moment to reflect on their own driving behavior, then work to improve on it all year-long to help make the roadways of Massachusetts safer and less stressful for everyone.”

The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security is providing $1.2 million of federal grant funds for the Road Respect Mobilization.

Registrar Anne Collins stated, “The Registry of Motor Vehicles is happy to be part of the Road Respect team that is working to save even more lives. The data is clear, to save lives we need drivers to slow down and wear their seatbelts. These are not complicated solutions, they do not require long term financing and high tech solutions.  They just require respect.”

James Butcher, an assistant chief probation officer in Westborough District Court, spoke to attendees about how aggressive driving ended the life of his 18-year-old daughter Courtney.  She was killed while riding as a passenger in a speed-related crash in Leicester in the spring of 2007.

For additional information on the Road Respect Mobilization as well as tips to avoid aggressive and distracted driving, go to www.mass.gov/highwaysafety                                                 

Police Station Tour

March 26, 2008 - Sgt. James hosted Cub Scout Den 4 (the Caged Tigers) at the Southborough Police Station Monday night. On behalf of the seven Dad's who also had the station tour, please support our police department at Town Meeting (April 14) next month.

Southborough Youth Baseball and Softball

Opening Day!

Sunday May 4th at Mooney Field

World Series Trophy on Display

                          8:00 - 10:00 World Series Trophy, Coffee and Raffles

10:30 - 12:00 Parade and Opening Day Ceremony

12:00 - 4:30 PM Amusements and BBQ Cookout

Jurassic Obstacle Course

Sports Challenge Bungee

Radar Speed Pitch, Sports Bounce

Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, Popcorn

All players in uniform for Parade and Pictures

Still Waiting

March 26, 2008 - The buds have hardly broken and every morning seems to start out cold. Eventually, things should start to warm up and we will see green leaves again. Photo by Hal Kiess.


Come to the Annual Algonquin Athletic Booster Club’s


Faculty versus Student Basketball Game


Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 6:30 PM


Algonquin Gym


Raffles for great gift baskets


50/50 Raffle for Cash


Raffle items for ARHS students who attend


Come support the Boosters’ Club


All proceeds go toward the ARHS Athletic Programs

Adults $5.00

Students $2.00

Southborough Extended Day Program

(SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 26, 2008 -contributed photos from Southborough Extended Day Program) – Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. is pleased to unveil its new child-centered summer program for 2008—“The Summer Fun Club”. This new and improved program, which is held at Southborough’s Mary Finn School, welcomes children in grades K-5. The program runs from June 30th through August 15th and combines the best of both worlds—convenience and affordability for working parents and summertime fun for kids!

“This year’s program is better than ever!” says Executive Director, Donna Jasek. She continues… “We are happy to offer students traditional camp offerings, such as swim lessons and outdoor playtime, blended with weekly field trips”. The fun doesn’t stop there… while at the program, students may choose from several electives, participate in workshops and spend time playing with friends.

Working parents feel comfortable knowing their children are well-cared for and have the ability to pick and choose the days their children will attend. “Parents love this program because they have so many options. They can select full or half days, a full week at a time or single days from time to time. You can’t find that flexibility anywhere else in this area”, says Monica Miranda, the program’s Assistant Director. SEDP offers very competitive weekly or daily rates, including swim lessons. Additionally, parents who opt for the full summer or who have multiple children in the program receive a hearty discount. It simply can’t be beat!

For more information, or to sign up for the Summer Fun Club, simply call (508) 481-9353 or visit the Summer section of the Southborough Extended Day Program’s website at www.southboroextendedday.com   

Traffic Duty

March 26, 2008 - After discussing the situation with National Grid workers, Southborough Police Sergeant Tim Slatkavitz walks by the broken pole on Route 9 earlier this week.

Drilling for the real deal

March 25, 2008 - Firefighters drill on auto extrication behind the firehouse today. Keeping their skills up for when the accidents do happen.

Yesterday's Route 9 Traffic Mess

March 25, 2008 - A state trooper gives directions to a nurse on her way to work at a local hospital.  She found herself as confused as most drivers on how to skirt the pole and wires across route 9 yesterday.

Annemarie's Dance Centre

(Above Photo Junior performers, below photo Senior dancers in the performance Unexpected places and  at Plymouth State. (Contributed photos)

On Saturday March 1, 2008 at 7:00PM 20 of the studio's most accomplished dancers took the stage for a one night only performance of Unexpected Places. The concept of the concert was finding pieces of home in unusual circumstances. Movement Project students have been studying with accomplished guest choreographers Karen Murphy-Fitch and Jennifer Carlson-Delinks since the two week summer intensive in August. The senior company was also chosen to perform at the adjudicated Plymouth State Dance Premier Gala in February. We are looking forward to the upcoming 2008-2009 season. Audition registration forms are now available at the studio. For more information on Annemarie's Dance Centre, a Southborough News Advertiser, click here.






10:30 story & craft 4-5 yrs

3:30 2nd & 3rd grade book club



 10:30 story & craft 2 -3 yrs


story & craft 2-5 yrs

3:30  knitting


 music & mother goose 11:00

7:30 Crochet class









Route 9 Collision

March 24, 2008 - National Grid workers untangle the mess of wires from the damaged telephone pole that was sheared off at the base earlier this afternoon when a car slammed into it.  The vehicle ended up about 100 ' further down the road in the yard of a  Turnpike Road residence.  Southborough Police and Fire responded to the accident scene.  The driver was unhurt and did not seek medical attention.  MA State Police and Mass Highway also responded to assist with traffic.  Route 9 was closed in both the westbound and eastbound lanes for a few hours until the low wires were cut to at least let the Eastbound lane to reopen.  Traffic was routed onto Woodland Road, Central Street or Oak Hill Road.  The Westbound side of Route 9 opened to one lane moments ago.  Work is still going on to replace the pole and wires.

Southborough meetings

March 24 - March 27, 2008





Advisory committee 3/24 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Capital Budget Planning Committee 3/24 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
3/25 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
ARHS Bldg Committee 3/26 5:30 PM Principal's Conference Room ARHS
MBTA Triangle Committee 3/27 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
3/27 7:30 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Southborough Senior Center Schedule

Monday 24

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Friday 28

8:30 Health clinic

8:30 Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 Health Clinic



11:00 Senior Singers


9:30 Mah Jongg


11:30 AM Lunch

10:00 AM Pool 10:00 Creative Writers  
9:30 Cribbage

12:00 Ping Pong

11:00 Chiropractic Holistic Health 11:30 AM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch

Blue Plate Special Meatloaf

12:15 PM Pitch


12:15 PM Pitch


12:00 lunch

  12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM bridge


2:00 PM fitness


2:00 Fitness



First Ride

March 24, 2008 - Kim gives her dad a few pointers on his first horseback ride.

Scenes from along the Reservoir Trail

March 24, 2008 - Several residents hiked the Reservoir Trail this nice sunny weekend as attested by the photos the Southborough News has received.  Above photo were taken by Hal Kiess and below photo by Carol Willoughby.

Guess who came to Easter Dinner

March 24, 2008 - This Turkey showed up just in time for dinner to be served.

Happy Easter from the Southborough News

March 23, 2008 - Sunrise over the Hopkinton Reservoir.

United Parishes of Southborough Easter Sunrise Service

March 23, 2008 - Approximately 100 members of St. Mark's, St. Matthew's, St. Annes, Pilgrim Church and the First Community Church attended the annual Easter Sunrise services at the Hopkinton State Park this morning.



Work Continues

March 23, 2008 - Work continues on the lot that will eventually house the new Walgreen's Pharmacy at the corner of Route 9 and Oak Hill Road. The old Volvo dealership and a house were taken down to make room for the new building.