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Archived Page 49

April 13, 2008  to  April 19, 2008

Neary School Colonial Days

 

April 18, 2008 - The Annual Neary School Colonial Day arts, Craft and parade took place today.

 

Finally Spring like weather

April 18, 2008 - Finally the weather seems to be cooperating and getting everyone into the planting season.  Everyone is sprucing up their yard.  Looking for flowers try the Southborough News advertiser Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop conveniently located across from the post office on Mt. Vickery Road.

A Few Does and a Buck

April 18, 2008 - In an undisclosed location in Southborough this herd of deer were enjoying the warm sunshine and new green grass.

WHAT: 28th Annual Senior Conference, Hosted by State Senator Pam Resor

WHEN: Thursday, April 24th 2008, 9:00am – 3:00pm

WHERE: Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA

State Senator Pam Resor is pleased to announce that she will once again be hosting the Annual Conference for Seniors. This free daylong event provides seniors with valuable information ranging from health care and healthy eating to identity theft and financial planning.

Featured speakers include Attorney General Martha Coakley and Massachusetts Secretary of Elder Affairs Michael Festa. Senior scholar and Wellesley Professor Dr. Ruth Harriet Jacobs will be conducting a new workshop on the Remarkable Aging Smart Person (RASP).

A hot catered meal, live entertainment by the Senior Strutters, and door prizes are also scheduled for the conference. Planned workshops include: Yoga classes, Reverse Mortgages, Making the Most of Senior Discounts, Genealogy, Everything You Always Wanted to Ask an Attorney Concerning Your Estate, Poems by Robert Frost, and much more.

“This free event is open to area seniors and is a great opportunity to meet friends, new and old,” said Sen. Resor. “Each year we try to offer new and different seminars about retirement and healthy living, as well as fun activities such as yoga and entertainment.”

Free tickets for admission and door prizes will be available from local Councils on Aging. Free tickets will also be available at the door, however, given the time constraints of the day having a ticket filled out before your arrival is preferred. Free tickets are also available at Senator Resor’s District Office located at 225 Main St. The Walker Building in Marlborough, or by calling 508-786-3040.

2008 DOOR PRIZES

 

Bergson’s 1790 House Westborough $25 gift card

Bertucci’s $25 gift certificate

Bouvier Pharmacy Lift Chair

Bull Run Restaurant Shirley Lunch or Sunday Brunch for two

The Chateau Westborough $30 gift card

Firefly’s Marlborough $25 gift certificate (2)

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn Sudbury Complimentary Dinner for Two

Nello’s Café in Ashland $25 gift certificate

Old Sturbridge Village admission for 2 adults

Piccadilly Pub Restaurant $25 gift certificate

Stop and Shop Grocery Store $25 gift card (40)

Wildwood Steakhouse Marlborough $30 gift card

Worcester Art Museum Complimentary Household Membership

2008 Annual Town Meeting Concludes

April 18, 2008 - Linda Hubley - (above photo Southborough Veterans open Town Meeting Monday night) Thursday night at the continuation of the Annual Town Meeting, thoughts were on would a quorum be met. Thanks to so many residents of the Southborough Meadows that came out in support of the article requesting that William Onthank Lane be accepted as a public lane that Town Meeting met and exceeded quorum numbers which meant the business of the town could continue.

Articles 41, 43 and 46 were approved accepting Orchard Road, William Onthank Lane and Vickery Hill Lane. Articles 42, 44 and 45 were approved to accept parcels of land off Breakneck Hill Road, Orchard Lane and Vickery Hill Lane. Vickery Hill Lane was supported by the planning board, selectmen and advisory but not the open space committee. The committee felt as an open space parcel that this land benefited just the homeowner at the top of the hill and not the residents of Southborough. Mr. Morris replied in a statement from the Planning Board that parcel was presented as part of the subdivision at the time it was presented. The Planning Board has been working with Open Space Committee to come up with a stewardship plan that would benefit the town on the open space it is acquiring. Before town meeting Southborough had gained 429 acres of open space under the current subdivision rules and regulations. After town meeting that figure should rise to over 450 acres. With this amount of land now owned by the town of Southborough, Mr. Morris re-iterated that the town has to come up with a plan to prevent boundary encroachments, placement of boundary signs, working with residents and abutters for stewardship and access to the lands and cleanups if necessary. Article 42 passed 73 to 25. The parcel on Orchard Road was supported by the selectmen, advisory, open space and conservation commission and passed. However it was pointed out by open space that there is still construction debris, yard waste and an overgrown access trail on the property. Mr. Morris and Conservation Commissioner Rhonda Russian said those issues will be addressed.

Article 47 asked that the town accept a deed of conveyance at 32 Gilmore road. However an abutter to that property questioned the deed titles on several parcels adjacent to the parcel owned by the Permanent Charity Fund. She wanted the land surveyed before acceptance. Town Council Aldo Cipriano told the members that the title search that was done on the property is not encumbered and has no liability and is a quick claim deed. In the end when the vote was taken warrant article #47 failed.

Article 48 passed unanimously. It asked for authorization for a revolving fund for $6500 for immunization emergency dispensing clinic for the Board of Health, Recreation Department 911 field maintenance and usage up to $50,000 and inspection services for the sealer of weights and measures, plumbing and wiring for receipts up to $80,000.

A new state law requiring towns to designate a board or officer to issue permits for the purpose of creating a trench as that term is defined by MGLs. This includes trench digging on private property, roadways, easements and municipal properties. It passed unanimously. Article 50 passed allowing National Grid to construct, reconstruct, repair and maintain one pole with wires and cables installed, on Town of Southborough property at 21 Highland Street, South Union School home of the Art Center, Recreation and Facilities. Article 52 authorizes the Recreation Revolving account under the MGL and it too passed.

The 2008 Annual Town Meeting was dissolved shortly after 9:30 PM. Don’t forget to vote at the Town Elections May 12, 2008 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

April 18, 2008 - Linda Hubley - Warrant Article # 51 Chapter 118 Registered Sex Offender Restrictions passed after much debate by 47 to 32.  The article was supported by the Board of Selectmen and the Advisory Committee.  A minority report from the Advisory was read by John Butler who had done extensive research into why a Sex Offender Law of this nature would not work.  He illustrated his reasons by reading excerpts of the trials and errors from Iowa, Colorado and other states as to why it did not work.  Resident Carol Willoughby who runs a daycare center in Town helped to craft this bylaw with Southborough Police Chief William Weber.  Ms Willoughby and another day care provider had an unregistered (due to various appeals by the offender the state did not notify Southborough) living between the two daycare centers.  During this persons appeal process he repeated offences against children in nearby Marlborough. 

This bylaw as set up leaves approximately ten per cent of the town for a registered sex offender to locate housing.  It will not affect any registered sex offender currently living within the zone or if a school, church or other building housing children, seniors or the mentally impaired is built where a registered sex offender currently live they would not have to move.  The bylaw sets up a 1,000 foot buffer around schools, bus stops, day care center, park or other recreational or elderly housing facility.  The one thousand feet will be measured from the outermost boundary of the restricted area such as a school to the innermost portion of the property where the offender resides.  It will also only affect registered sex offender levels two and three.  Southborough currently has one level 3 and four level two registered sex offenders. 

Several voters voiced concern over the housing values of those that residences that lie in the ten percent zone of the town that will be available for housing potential registered sex offenders.  Others voiced concern over civil rights of the offenders and that if they are abiding by the rules why punish them.  In return several voters went to the mike to say that they feel this bylaw will give the police an extra tool to use in preventing any incidents such as the library incident in New Bedford earlier this year. When the vote was taken the article did pass.

Brush Fire Season

April 17, 2008 - Firefighter Shanahan assists with putting out a brushfire started by a runaway permit fire on Strawberry Hill yesterday.

 

The Southborough News welcomes two new advertisers, Southborough Auto Tech and Choice Carwash. 

Both are located on Boston Road, Route 30.  Bill Stapleton owner of Southborough Auto Tech (formerly Southborough Mobil) carries on a family tradition started in 1973 offering topnotch service for your American or foreign car, truck or SUV.  Southborough Auto Tech is a certified NAPA Auto Care Center, ASE Certified, AAA approved auto rep and iATN All Data Service Center.  The Stapleton's newest endeavor is the brand new state of the art Choice Car Wash featuring Laser wash G5 Touch Free and the Tandem Rite Touch systems.

To check out their websites click here for the Choice Car Wash and Southboro Auto Tech

 

 

Volunteer Dinner

April 17, 2008 - Guests of the Southborough Senior Center enjoy a meal at Coral Seafood for the annual Volunteer dinner.

WINE TASTING & SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE

LOCATION: The Community House, 28 Main Street, Southborough

WHEN: Thursday, April 17th

TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Please join us for a fabulous night out that will benefit Southborough Youth and Family Services. SY&FS is a free community resource that is designed to offer guidance to families in need and/or in crisis.

Come enjoy amazing wine and cheese, compliments of Panzano Italian Market. You can also get a mineral make-up makeover courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Framingham or a free seated massage from Theracopia. Relax and socialize!

While enjoying your evening out, you will be able to shop for fine silver jewelry by Silpada, with Kathy Shemligian, Lets Get Personal Stationary by Sue Gordon, Tupperware with Jennifer Garden, Cocobean Headbands, belts and much more!

There will be Raffle Tickets sold at the door for Gift Certificates or prizes worth $50 or more from the following establishments:

A Beautiful Me Med Spa Bodyscapes Fitness Confident Directions Life Coaching Impressive Nails Maxwells 148 Nancy Safiol Spa Service Phaidra Nails Salon Charisma Salon Entrée Nous Silpada Jewelry Southborough Jewelers The English Garden Theracopia Tomasso Trattoria Tupperware Wild Tree Herbs Whole Foods Market, Framingham

And more……….

Space is limited. Please purchase your $25 tickets in advance by sending a check to Jill Pappas at 17 Southwood Drive. The check should be made payable to Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission.

Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase at the Community House (April 17th) from 6:00-7:00pm, for those who cannot make the event and donations are always welcome! All winners will be notified the following day.

Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Southborough Youth and Family Services. Please come, enjoy your evening and make a difference

Town House Evacuation

April 17, 2008 - An odor of gas was reported near the back door of the Town Hall this afternoon.  The gas was concentrated between the Town Hall and Pilgrim Church near the natural gas meter.  The Town Hall and Pilgrim church were evacuated as a precaution and both buildings were checked for gas build-up. The problem was traced to the pressure regulator at the gas meter.

 

Town of Southborough

Community Emergency Response Team

(CERT)

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 citizens to assist in vital roles during various community and regional emergencies. Members provide critical support in basic emergency medical treatment, fire suppression, and light search and rescue services in coordination with professional emergency responders. CERT members also assist in vital non-hazardous roles during emergencies such as clerical and business related assistance, providing specialized and 4x4 equipment, and providing specialized skills, such as structural engineering and auto repair. 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 hands-on training on various related topics and qualify for several 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”.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 10:00am

Tuesday, May, 6, 2008, at 7:00pm

Both meetings will be held at the Southborough Fire Station at 21 Main Street. The meetings are open to the public and refreshments will be served.

 

Don't forget to register for Spring and Summer sports, recreation, trips and summer camp through the Southborough Recreation  

or Arts classes, camps and classes from the Arts Center of Southborough.

or sign up for the summer program through the Southborough Youth and Family Services.

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/17/08

Boys

Varsity

Outdoor Track

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

3:30PM

 Girls

Varsity

Outdoor Track

VS

**Postponed - Fitchburg H.S.

Algonquin

3:30PM

 Boys

Varsity

Tennis

@

St. Johns H.S.

 

3:30PM

 Girls

Varsity

Lacrosse

VS

Medfield High School

Algonquin

3:45PM

 Boys

Varsity

Lacrosse

VS

St. Johns H.S.

9/11 Field in

4:00PM

 Girls

JV

Lacrosse

VS

Medfield High School

Algonquin

5:15PM

 Boys

JV

Lacrosse

VS

St. Johns H.S.

9/11 Field in

5:30PM

 Boys

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

**Postponed - Leominster High School

 

6:00PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/17/08

Girls

Varsity

Softball

VS

Groton-Dunstablereg H .s.

Softball Field

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Baseball

VS

Groton-Dunstablereg H .s.

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

JV

Baseball

@

Groton-Dunstablereg H .s. Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

JV

Softball

@

Groton-Dunstablereg H .s. Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Freshman

Baseball

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

3:30PM

Thank You Frank

April 16, 2008 - Frank Fazio attends his final Southborough Town Meeting as a representative of the Southborough School Committee.  Frank has worked diligently on the committee for twelve years and did not seek re-election this year.

2008 Annual Southborough Town Meeting

Linda Hubley - The Annual Town meeting did not finish business last night. Therefore the next scheduled town meeting will be this Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 7:30 PM. So far, the special Town meeting within a meeting approved monies for contract agreements with the DPW, Clerical and fire Unions, to set up a revolving fund for the 911 field and spend $85,000 to replace the generator at the Southborough police department.

During the budget article, holds were put on the police, reserve fund and retirement of debt general fund. The police department budget needed to be changed to $1,574,630 to reflect the contract negotiations. The reserve fund changed from $314,208 to $200,000. The Retirement of Debt- General Fund brought much discussion between the differences of the Advisory Committee and the Board of Selectmen. Advisory perused dividing the #710 budget for Retirement of Debt-General Fund. The Advisory Board wanted to use more money from the Stabilization fund in lieu of the town taxing and holding the money as a rainy day fund.

Articles 31 and 53 were moved up after the budget due to the fact that the ballot questions for which these articles would have to be included would have to be written up and printed in time for the May election. Article 31 for a feasibility study of under grounding utilities for the Main Street Reconstruction project was postponed indefinitely. There is the chance for private funding of this study. Article 53 was the question of should Southborough leave the Worcester Regional Transit Authority. This article passed that it will be placed on the ballot. If voted No at the ballot in May Southborough will choose to leave the WRTA and join the newly formed Metrowest Regional Transit Authority.

In other warrant article action voters approved acceptance of funds by the tax-exempt organizations in town; allow the town treasurer to borrow in anticipation of revenues; passed the salary administration plan; approved funding regular Neary maintenance through rental space such as the Northborough Southborough School district is currently using (Mr. Bartolini asked how much rental are we talking about and it was revealed roughly $59,000); $98,000 for phase I schematic design to replace or renovate the outdated Southborough Police Station; and monies to do ongoing maintenance for several town buildings.

Article 12 asked voters for money to purchase public works equipment, purchase two police cruisers, relocate offices to the Cordaville Hall, purchase of an ambulance and fire dept pickup truck and $34,000 to renovate the senior center. The Capital Budget committee did not support the Senior center renovations calling it a band aid approach. Senior Center supporters said it will make the hall safer for the citizens and those they had originally requested a larger amount of money but had been cut to the $34,000. In the end voters supported the Senior Center funding. Mr. Hamilton of the Advisory Committee wanted to amend the article so that the Police Department had to purchase vehicles that got 18 MPH or more but found it was out of the scope of Town meeting and was not entertained.

Article 13 requested a tractor for Woodward School preferably for snow removal along the sidewalks and hard to get areas that the town DPW cannot plow, Trottier tile replacement and a HVAC system for Woodward school to replace the early demise of the existing one. This article passed. Also passing for the school warrant articles was the third phase (which includes some second phase work) for the Neary School to bring it up to current standards including asbestos removal, replacement of unit ventilators and exhaust fans. (Voters were entertained by a slide show of the ill fated equipment scheduled to be replaced.) The floor also voted to purchase or lease technology equipment for the Southborough Public Schools. $100,000 for ongoing repairs to town buildings and facilities was voted in favor of and $20,112 voted for handicapped accessibility of town buildings.

Article 18 asked voters for $75,000 to be used to conduct a comprehensive zoning Bylaw and subdivision rules and Regulations update and revision project. Southborough Town Planner told residents at the town meeting that they had held several meetings of the Town Master Plan, the draft plan updates are listed on the town website and that surveys were sent out requesting resident input. The current zoning and regulations have got to be updated to be consistent with the town’s growth and edited overtime to further the goals of the plan. Master Plan committee member James Colleary re-iterated that any revisions to the towns zoning bylaw and Subdivision rules and Regulations would be brought before the members of the Town meeting at a future date before being accepted. He said make sure what you want in the rules and regulations are really what you want because if you are changing them because of big businesses remember it ultimately affects what you do around your house also. Article 18 passed. Article 19 passed that allows the town to appropriate, borrow and appropriate or transfer funds to hire consultants, engineers, water quality specialists and or environmental consultants by various departments $15,000.

DPW water articles 20, 21 and 22 all passed and the Community Preservation Committee sponsored articles 23 through 30 all passed. Article 32 for the town to enter into agreements with surrounding towns for emergency water services and Article 33 for a Framingham Southborough agreement for water and sewer service in the Pine Hill Road Section of town passed.

Article 34 eventually passed but not without the Board of Selectmen opposing, a motion that did not carry and multiple people going to the mike to be heard on the pros and cons of supporting this article that will now let a member of the Advisory Committee to be on no more than one other ad hoc committee appointed by an elected Board or official or standing committee appointed by the moderator. The voters also accepted in Article 35 7.33 acres of permanent open space. The Open Space Committee supported this but also requested that the developer mark out the open space boundaries, possibly clean up several debris dumps and for the town to explore the encroachments on the property including a golfing hole/tee. Also accepted a conservation restriction on land off Breakneck Hill Road at the new office building reached via Route 9.

Several Zoning articles then came up with many committees and individuals clashing about the Master Plan, previous zoning articles approved for money for Rules and regulations and subdivision rules revisions. Article 37 adding the wording as shown in Zone A (100 year flood) on the current version of the National Flood Insurance Rate Map (as may be updated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or it’s successor from time to time.) was passed after a motion to postpone it failed. Conservation Commission member Rhonda Russian said that by accepting this plan it would clarify for applicants what they need to look at.

Article 39 for amending the town bylaws regarding signs was defeated. Town meeting stopped after Article 40, Parking and loading regulations and the definitions of Egress, Access, entrance and exit as brought up by local engineer Peter Bemis was indefinitely postponed. We hope to see a quorum Thursday at 7:30 at the Trottier School.

Thinking Spring

April 16, 2008 - The library display gets the visitor into the Spring mood.

Steeple Coffee House

April 16, 2008 - These volunteers kept telling the audience at breaks to step right up and get your coffee, pie, cake and desserts at the Steeple Coffee House hosted at Pilgrim Church this past Saturday.

Opening Flag Ceremony Annual Town Meeting

April 15, 2008 - Southborough Veterans march down the aisle of the Trottier Middle School to open the first night of the 2008 Annual Southborough Town Meeting.

A Salute to 24 Years

April 15, 2008 - Southborough Town Moderator John Wilson opens up the Annual Town Meeting.  This year will mark Mr. Wilson's last year as the town Moderator.  Thank you John for your hard work.   The Town Meeting got through Article 12  including the town budget with the exception of  Article 11 which was tabled and will be taken up tonight. Voters approved the articles which were in the Special Town Meeting also that was taken up at the regular Town Meeting.

If you haven't signed up there are a limited amount of openings left for the Skid School

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Trottier Band wins three Medals at  MICCA

 

Working on the Railroad

April 15, 2008 - Part of the "tie gang" cruises down one track toward the switch to move up the other rail.  They are replacing railroad ties west of Southborough.

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/15/08

 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School   3:30PM
 
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 
 Boys JV Baseball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 
 Girls JV Softball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School   4:00PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/15/08

Boys Varsity Baseball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Whittier Reg Tech HS   3:45PM

Cinderella, A Woodland Fairy Princess

This new version of Cinderella takes place in the land of the Woodland Fairies. Cinderella is a fairy who lives with her stepmother and stepsister in an enormous old Oak Tree. The King of all woodland fairies wants his son to marry a fairy princess. The Prince is looking for someone who is kind and good. So the King hosts a great ball and commands that every single fairy maiden in the land must attend. He is hoping that a fairy princess will come, and he knows the secret to identifying a true fairy princess!

This is the newest production by Deborah Costine of the well-known Gerwick Puppets. Debbie has been a professional puppeteer for over thirty years She has taught puppetry at Northeastern University and Worcester State College and presented lectures on puppetry in education at Wheaton and Plymouth State. She has conducted workshops in voice and sculpting at regional and national puppetry festivals. Her character voices are heard on the Verizon website ( www.superthinkers.com  ) Deborah is the author of “The Twig Family in the Oak Tree,” a gentle nature story for young children.

PUPPET SHOW at Sudbury Valley Trustees Headquarters
Wolbach Farm, Sudbury
Date: April 23, 2008
Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Presenter: Professional Puppeteer Deborah Costine.   The Story: 
"Cinderella, a Woodland Fairy Princess".  In this variation on the
classic story, the rude Stepsister thinks the Prince will choose her because she has the most "stuff." But the Prince is interested in  someone with true "goodness."   This story uses traditional hand puppets in a stage that looks like a tree! (Limited to 40 people)
Cost: $5 per person. Maximum cost: $15 per family for SVT Members, $20
for Non-Members
Call SVT for info and reservations: 978-443-5588
website is www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org 

SOUTHBOROUGH GARDENERS

Present a

KITCHEN & GARDEN TOUR

 

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 
 

 

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Southborough meetings

April 14 - April 18, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

PLANNING BOARD
Agenda
4/14 6:30 PM ROOM 192, TROTTIER SCHOOL
Town Meeting 4/14 7:00 PM Trottier Middle School
ASSABET VALLEY REG. VOC. SCHOOL COMMITTEE 4/15 7:00 PM SCHOOL COMM. CONF. ROOM, ASSABET HS
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
4/17 7:30 PM Hearing room Town House

Netting

April 14, 2008 - Baseball dads volunteered this weekend to spruce things up at the Mooney Field baseball diamonds.

Sudbury Valley Trustees- Paddle to Cedar Swamp Pond

Saturday, May 3: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Join with Sudbury Valley Trustees River Lorians, Simon Vos and Dave Dimmock on a paddle to Cedar Swamp Pond, where the Sudbury River begins. Twist and turn through the narrow stretches of the river, leading you to the breathtaking headwaters. For experienced paddlers only. Canoe rentals are not available for this trip. Registration Required. Members- $15: Non- members- $25. Call 978-443-5588 for information and registration.

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

# # #

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a non-profit association of individuals, families, and businesses committed to protecting wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord River valleys. SVT currently owns, through gifts and purchase, more than eighty properties in fifteen towns, totaling over 2,100 acres. In addition, SVT holds conservation restrictions on nearly 900 acres, and has been instrumental in preserving more than 6,000 acres now protected by public agencies.

Suzanne C. (Dessein) Seariac

 

 

Suzanne C. (Dessein) Seariac, 71, of Marlborough died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlboro Hospital, after an illness.

She leaves her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Seariac and two daughters, Suellen D. Seariac of Marlborough and Hope M. Seariac of Southborough; also leaves a sister, Claudette LeCroix of Marlborough.

Funeral will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at 11 AM from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough, with a Funeral Mass at noon in St Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in St Mary cemetery, Marlboro.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday 4 till 8 PM.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Greater Boston Post Polio Association, P. O. Box 812726, One Grove St., Wellesley, MA 02482.

Donna (Holland) Dalzell

 

 

Donna (Holland) Dalzell, 61 of Meredith, NH and Hobe Sound, FL died on April 12, 2008 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a short illness.

She was the wife of the late Hugh Dalzell who passed away in 2001.

Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith (Bates) Holland.

Mrs. Dalzell grew up in Southborough and was a graduate of Becker College of Worcester.

For many years she was a bookkeeper at the former Country Motors of Southborough and later for Dr. Larry Epstien of Framingham.

She was an avid golfer and a member of Waukewan Country Club of Meredith, NH. She has 2 hole in one’s to her credit. She enjoyed traveling and visiting friends. As a devoted mother and grandmother her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She will be missed by many.

She leaves her children, Scott Whitehead and his wife Julie of Hudson; Jodi Oliver and her husband John of Hillsborough, NJ; a sister Bonnie Watson of Marshfield; a brother Barry Holland of Jamestown, RI; 4 grandchildren, Ryan & Ashley Whitehead and Samantha & Amanda Oliver; 5 nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday April 16, from 5 to 8 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, (morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main Street, Southborough

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 17, at 10 AM at St. Mark’s Epsicopal Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will be at a later date

Expressions of sympathy may be sent in her memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or Make a Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114
 

Looking like a Hurricane on a map

April 14, 2008 - is really the suction of the Sudbury Reservoir on the west bank of White Bagley Road being drawn under to the East bank Reservoir of White Bagley Road.

Wildlife April 14, 2008 - Left photo is a Merganser on the Sudbury Reservoir with a crayfish in its mouth. Below is a Turkey Vulture on a lawn on Southville Road.

Southborough Senior Center Schedule

Monday 14

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16

Thursday 17

Friday 18

8:30 Health clinic

8:30 Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Senior tax work off registration

9:00 Am Dr. Cooper

 

 

9:30 Mah Jongg

 
9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool 10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 PM lunch
 

11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens 11:30 AM Lunch  

Blue Plate Special Turkey Dinner

12:00 Ping Pong

12:00 PM Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

12:30 PM Pitch

1:00 water aerobics

12:00 lunch

12:15 PM Pitch 12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM bridge

 

2:00 PM fitness

1:00 water aerobics

2:00 Fitness

 

 

7:00 PM Town Meeting        

13  National Library Week April 13-19

Drop-in crafts available all week.

14

 

15

 

6:30 4th-6th Gr. Book Discussion Group

16

 

3:30 Knitting Class

17

11:00 Music and Mother Goose

 

 

18

19

11:00 Music and Mother Goose

 

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/14/08

Boys

Varsity

Tennis

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Tennis

VS

Fitchburg H.S.

Algonquin

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Outdoor Track

VS

Milford High School

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Outdoor Track

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Baseball

@

Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions

 

3:45PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Softball

@

Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions

 

3:45PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Lacrosse

VS

Hopkinton High School

 

3:45PM

 

 Girls

JV

Softball

VS

Nashoba Regional H.S.

 

4:00PM

 

 Boys

JV

Baseball

VS

Nashoba Regional H.S.

 

4:00PM

 

 Boys

Freshman

Baseball

VS

Nipmuc Regional HS

 

4:00PM

 

 Girls

Freshman

Lacrosse

@

Oakmont Regional H.S.

 

4:00PM

 

 Boys

Freshman

Lacrosse

@

Oakmont Regional H.S.

 

4:00PM

 

 Girls

JV

Lacrosse

VS

Hopkinton High School

 

5:15PM

 

 Boys

JV

Volleyball

@

Millis High School

 

6:00PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Millis High School

 

7:00PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/14/08

Boys

Varsity

Lacrosse

VS

Greater New Bedford Voc

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Baseball

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Softball

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

JV

Softball

VS

Montachustt Regvochs

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

JV

Baseball

VS

Montachustt Regvochs

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Varsity

Track

@

Clinton High School Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Girls

Varsity

Track

@

Clinton High School Click for directions

 

3:30PM

 

 Boys

Freshman

Baseball

VS

**Cancelled - Montachustt Regvochs

 

3:30PM

Wild Weather

April 13, 2008 - A rainbow appears after one in a series of thunderstorms roared up along the MA Pike yesterday bringing heavy rains, hail, thunder and lightening to the area.  Lightening struck a transformer at Boston Road across from Falconi Oil that brought down a live line.  Police and fire closed off the road and re-routed traffic up Winchester Street to East Main Street. Power was out for a few hours to neighboring homes, St. Anne's church and rectory but thankfully not the hall where about a hundred diners were attending the St. Matthew's/St. Anne's dinner, dance and auction.

Supporting Youth

April 13, 2008 - Diners enjoy a meal of ziti and meatballs or chicken cacciatore with salad and desert at last nights dinner, dance, raffle and auction to help raise funds to send the St. Matthew's and St. Anne's Youth Ministry group back to Mississippi to help rebuild homes damaged or lost from Hurricane Katrina.

 

April 13, 2008 - ARHS students and orchestra perform in the play Thoroughly Modern Millie today at 2:00 PM Directed by Dennis Wrenn, at the the auditorium at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St. Tickets are $10.

Steeple Coffee House presented last night the music of Antje Duvekot

April 13, 2008 - With powerful and stunning renditions of her songs from her albums "Big Dream Boulevard", "Boys Flowers and Miles" and "Little Peppermints" Antje thrilled the packed audience at Pilgrim Church's hall.  You could have heard a pin drop though when Antje did an acapella of Steve Goodman's "Ballad of Penny Evans".  Although the setting of the Ballad is Vietnam, Antje mentioned at the end of the song how relevant it is to today.  Antje has picked up numerous awards for her music since her arrival on the music scene.

http://www.antjeduvekot.com

Blanche A. (Garceau) Mossey

 

 

Blanche A. (Garceau) Mossey, 82, a 54 years resident of Southborough, died on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester.

She was the wife of the late James H. Mossey.

Mrs. Mossey was born and raised in Vermont. After moving to Southborough she worked for the former Bob-Jon Restaurant as a chef’s assistant before working many years for Verizon. Following her retirement from the phone company, she was a driver for St. Mark’s School, taking students to their different appointments. She was also a care giver to several elderly people.

She leaves 2 daughters, Brenda Frantz of Northborough; Sandra Hastie and her children, Claudia & Danielle, with whom she lived with in Southborough; 2 sisters, Marguerita Young of VT; Harriet Donovan of FL; 12 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a dear friend Virginia Almonte of Southborough.

She is pre deceased by 5 of her children, Patricia Dudley, James, Roger & Wayne Mossey, and Debra Elbe.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 to 8 at Morris Funeral Home, (morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough.

A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.
 

Philip C. Beals of Southborough, a civic leader, businessman, outdoorsman, advocate for secondary school education, Marine fighter pilot, philanthropist, and family man, passed away peacefully on March 30 at age 88 in his home on Chestnut Hill Farm. He grew up in Winchendon.

Philip went to Belmont Hill School and to Phillips Exeter Academy, later serving on Exeter's board of trustees in the '60s and '70s, and was graduated from Harvard College with the class of 1942.

He and a college roommate learned to fly during college. In response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, they enlisted in the Navy. Following flight training in Florida, Beals opted to fly for the Marines. Piloting an F4U Corsair, he saw considerable combat action in the South Pacific as a squadron leader. He was the only member of his original Marine training group to survive the war. He retired from the reserves in 1952 with the rank of major.

Philip and Elaine White, also of Winchendon, married in 1944 and moved to Shrewsbury before settling in Southboro on a 50-acre farm in 1950 where they raised their five children. He became involved in town zoning issues and served on the planning board for 10 years, helping to draft the town's first master plan. In the 1950s and '60s, he and his wife purchased 190 acres abutting their farm to keep developers at bay. All the land now is protected by permanent conservation restrictions, a lasting tribute to Beals' conservation ethic and love for his town.

Philip worked in Worcester at the Vellumoid Co., a family business that manufactured gaskets. The sale of the business in 1959 allowed him to spend more time with family and in Worcester civic affairs. He served on the board of Hahnemann Hospital, becoming its president, and in 1982 received a key to the city for his contributions to the Worcester community. He also served on the board of the Worcester Art Museum and the Fay School, and was an active member of both the Worcester Fire Society and the American Antiquarian Society. He was an engaged member of Pilgrim Church in Southborough for more than 50 years. At the state level, he was appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and later served as the lay member on the Board of Bar Overseers.

He became involved in the Worcester County Horticultural Society and was instrumental in convincing fellow board members to acquire an old farm in Boylston so that the society could have an outdoor facility to carry out programs. The old farm became the popular and successful Tower Hill Botanic Garden. His other outdoor loves included flyfishing and bird hunting in New Brunswick, CA, and at a family property in Spotsylvania, VA. He took up flying again in the 1960s and flew a Helio Courier from a grass runway at the Southboro farm.

"Dad lived a long, productive, and wonderfully diverse life, full of friends and family," said his son, Whitney, also of Southborough. "He was one of those remarkable individuals from a generation of people who thought beyond themselves and gave so much to others."

Philip is survived by his wife, Elaine; son Whitney; three daughters, Suki B. Sargent of Washington, D.C., Molly B. Millman of Cambridge, MA; Nancy B. Donaldson of Lincoln, MA; 12 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one step-grandchild.

Another son, George L., predeceased him.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church on Common Street in Southborough, followed by a reception at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Tower Hill Botanic Garden or to Pilgrim Church are most welcome.
 

Time for Retirement

April 13, 2008 - This old ex military generator is no longer functional.  It has caused in the past the shutdown of the emergency dispatch for 911, Police and Fire. When the power goes out around town, Police and fire have to depend on a back up generator.  With this one inoperable Southborough has been renting a generator.  Article 5 of the Special Town meeting asks for money to replace the failed generator.  The original generator was placed in the basement of the police station.  Generators are considered health hazards in enclosed areas and should never have been placed in the building.  The requested new generator will be a 60 KW mobile skid mounted unit  diesel powered engine with a self contained fuel tank and will be placed outside of the building. 

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, Chick, Mike, Steve, Eric, Bill 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.

     

Doggone Unhappy

April 13, 2008 - This dog was not a happy camper at yesterday's annual rabies shot clinic.  This usually very calm and kind pet was instructed to go back out, walk around and even had to use a muzzle in order to get his shot.