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June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007


June 10, 2007 - Ice Cream Social, Thursday, June 14, 2007, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, St. Anne's Hall, $2.00 per Person, All proceeds to benefit the St. Anne and St. Matthew Youth Ministry Hurricane Katrina Mission Trips.

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land

June 9, 2007 - Fog and mist envelop the fields and forest of the conservation land this morning.

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The Country Singers perform

June 9, 2007 - With a packed audience the Westborough and Southborough Senior Singers and Dancers performed as if they were doing the musical Oklahoma on Broadway.  The show was directed by Jim Duncan and is a mix of Seniors from both towns.  The show band was provided by Jim Duncan on Piano; Tom Ruggles on Banjo; Wes Trow on Clarinet; Drums Chris Kapitz and violins were played by Dotty Clark and Priscilla Nardi.  Charlie Flood and Bill Harrington served as Masters of Ceremony providing the crowd with history of the songs and a few punch lines in between. Songs included This Land is Your Land, Mexicali Rose, My Heart Stood Still; Love Me Tender; Surrey with the Fringe on Top, There's a Gold Mine in the Sky, Home on the Range, Riders in the Sky, Oklahoma, Crazy, Are You Lonesome Tonight and ended with Goodnight Irene.  If you missed last nights rendition of the show it will be run again at the Westborough Senior Center on Rogers Road, Westborough at 3:00 PM today. Tickets are $5.00 at the door.

Brighter than the sun

June 9, 2007 - These two bright yellow flowers were some of the brightest features of the Breakneck Hill Conservation land this morning before the thunderstorms rolled in. Another weekend without sun.

ARHS faculty Art Show opens

June 9, 2007 - George Hancin, ARHS faculty, stands next to one of his oil and acrylic paintings.  Mr. Hancin has several paintings and pottery items on display at the Southborough Arts Center for the ARHS faculty Art exhibit which runs from June 8th to June 27th.  The exhibit can be viewed Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursdays 3:00 to 6:00 PM and Saturday/Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Please support the Art Center.

June 9, 2007 - The Southborough Police Department will be holding it’s 8Th Junior Police Academy on July 23rd through July 27th from 830am-330pm. The Academy, which is held at the Trottier Middle School, is open to boys and girls ages 12-15. The cadets do not have be a Southborough resident. The fee is $40 per cadet. Applications are available at the Southborough Police, 19 Main St. Any questions, contact Officer Kevin   Landry at 508-485-2121.

Fire on the water

June 9, 2007 - With storm clouds to the West, last night's setting sun seems to be setting the water on fire. Photo was taken at the horseshoe falls on Middle Road.

Making chocolate candies

June 8, 2007 - Margaret Fyrberg is assisted by LuAnne at the Southborough Senior Center this morning.  LuAnne lead a candy making project of chocolate flags, ribbons and smiley chocolate pops this morning at the Senior center.

First Congregational Church – 146 E. Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

Indoor 30-car garage space filled with furniture, domestics, sporting goods, toys, household items, holiday items, and much, much more. Rain or shine – everything must go. In addition, you can purchase plants, fresh baked goods, and have your car washed while you shop.

All proceeds support teens going on Mission trips to New Orleans and San Francisco. Thank you for your support! www.fcch.org

Fire on the pole

June 8, 2007 - A National Grid lineman extinguishes the blazing pole.  This incident also happened on Woodland Road just North of Richards Road and only a few hundred feet from where the tree had come down on power lines the night before. Once again houses in the area were without power for a short time today.

If a Tree falls in the woods..

June 8, 2007 - Well this tree fell not in the woods but across Woodland Road near Richards Road last night, knocking power out to many homes in the area.  Fire Captain Joe Hubley surveys the damage.

June 8, 2007 - Inviting all present and former students, families, colleagues and friends of Mrs. Karen Hierman to a celebration of 37 year teaching career and to congratulate and wish her the best in her retirement.  Wednesday June 13, 3:15 to 5:00 PM at the Woodward School cafeteria.  Please contact Justine Bai or Paula Lawrence to make donations for the party in the form of food, drinks or party supplies.  For a list of needed supplies, contact: Justine@joebai.com and pmlaurence@charter.net u

The spin from a Spinner

June 8, 2007 - Winding up for the pitch Number 16 of the Spinners is ready to let the ball fly.

June 8, 2007 - Library News:  4th to 6th graders come to the Book Nook. Join us for a tale drawn from Native American stories.  This haunting story will be discussed June 14, 2007 at 6:30 PM at the library.  The book is Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac.  Pizza and soda included, donated by Dominos of Southborough.

Leaving the Batter looking

June 8m, 2007 - Southborough Golf catcher nabs the ball.

Batter up

June 8, 2007 - Ready for the ball to come into play. Southborough Golf Team vs St. Marys at Thursday night's game.

June 7, 2007 - Coming up at the Senior Center Friday June 8: 10:00 AM Chocolate Flags; 10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent; 11:00 PM chair Exercise; 12:00 PM Lunch; 7:00 PM is the Spring Concert "A Little Bit of Country" featuring The Southborough and Westborough Senior Singers and Dancers. Tickets are $5.00 - No charge for Children.

Play Ball

June 7, 2007 - Sliding into home.  Southborough Golf team played St. Marys in the playoffs tonight at Mooney Field. Meanwhile Southborough U10 plays through on another diamond.

Spinners vs Orioles

June 7, 2007 - Ready for the pitch.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - Multi Patrol checks and building checks around town; 22:12 Pinecone Lane, gunshot heard near Framingham Road; 22:00 Noise Complaint, Blueberry Lane, coming from Gensyme; 18:09 Traffic complaint by citizen, red convertible erratic operation Main Street; 17:47 Adult arrest 85 north, open container.......Click Here for more of the Police Log

Buffalo Soldiers

June 7, 2007 - Several members of the Buffalo Soldiers pose for the Southborough News photographer. The Buffalo Soldiers have had a long history of soldiering throughout the wars since the American Civil War. 

Progress Continues

June 7, 2007 - Bea and Pete check out what's next on the agenda for the new deck repair at the Southborough Community House.  The community house sits at the SouthEast corner of Routes 85 and 30 and is going through a major overhaul.

Neary Concert

June 7, 2007 - Students prepare to entertain parents, family and friends at last nights Neary School Concert.

Waves of Grass

June 6, 2007 - Looking like waves along an ocean beach a St. Mark's mower cut waves of grass.

    June 6, 2007 - Selectmen' Meeting. At last nights Southborough Board of Selectmen’s meeting Veteran Peter Phaneuf presented the plans to renovate the All Wars Memorial. The money for the restoration of the project is funded through the Southborough Community Preservation Committee from the CPA act. The voters at town meeting approved the project but the project involves the Town Common formal approval from the selectmen was sought before the project could begin. The project was unanimously accepted by the Selectmen They reminded Mr. Phaneuf that volunteer work to prepare the site can start before the financial aspect which the project must wait until July 1, 2007 to purchase items including any installation contracts. (Peter Phaneuf, right, file photo )

     Next the Selectmen made re-appointments to the Phase II Storm Water Management Committee, Municipal Facilities Committee, Special Council, Council on Aging and the Taxation Aid Committee. Irene Tibert was re-appointed as the Veterans Agent and Facilities Manager Basilio Diaz was re-appointed to Facilities Manager.

    Interviews were held for Veterans Grave Officer. Resident Steve Whynot was asked about his qualifications. Steve is current Commander of the local VFW, has been a volunteer and coordinator at Battleship Cove for over 22 years, and has served 24 years in active and reserve duty to our Country. He said he would make sure that the graves are kept up, flags are taken care of and make sure that the markers are in very good condition and available to the veterans. Mr. Whynot was unanimously voted in as the new Veterans Grave Officer.

     In other interviews there were two positions open for appointments to the Southborough Recreation Commission. The first applicant Robin Martin was asked about her qualifications. With young children she has been involved with many of the Town’s various recreational opportunities and has been instrumental in assisting with coordination of pulling together all of the events held at the popular Southborough Summer Nights.

     The second candidate, Mark Murphy introduced himself as a father of three children. He has actively been a coach on many of his children’s sports in the Town’s recreational programs. He is a lawyer by trade and feels he has the background to work with the variety of citizens that use the Town’s programs. He wants to give back to the Town by volunteering on the Recreation Commission. Both Ms Martin and Mr. Murphy were unanimously voted onto the Recreation Commission.

     In other business discussion involved details of the rules and regulation updates for the Southborough Transfer Station and Recycling facility. After going back and forth on the wording of some of the new rules and regulations they were adopted and voted on unanimously by the Selectmen. The new rules and regulations will be in effect July 1, 2007. At that time residents will be able to purchase the new 2008 sticker for their vehicle. One of the differences this year is that the cost of the sticker will now be $110.00 a sticker with the second sticker free. A third sticker will cost $50.00. More information on the Southborough Transfer station and Recycling facility will written in a future article. In other Department of Public Works discussion, the Selectmen approved the bid from Stetco for a new transfer station trailer. The trailer was approved at the ‘06’ Annual Town Meeting. The last time a trailer was replaced was in 1996.

     Other items on the agenda was Basilio Diaz’s update on his budget and projects. Fayville Hall is coming along and still needs work done on it. Youth and Family services will be moving back in. When that move is completed Mr. Diaz’s department will take over one bay and two rooms at the Southborough Fire Department Station 2 at Harrington Court. The Recreation Department was moved to the Southborough Art Center at the South Union School. An update on the progress for the Delarda house on Central Street. In other discussion about Mr. Diaz’s budget ways were looked at to save costs on the street lighting. More investigation into possible alternatives will be looked at. Currently the town rents 986 lights/poles from National Grid. Ninty-nine per cent of the light bulbs have been replaced with the lower cost sodium lighting. Possible suggestions for saving on the lighting bills are requesting one per cent of the lights to be shut off, residents adopting lights or the town purchasing the lights and maintaining them.

Scholarships Awarded

June 5, 2007 - Tonight the Southborough Community house was packed with Selectmen, the Town Administrator and the Southborough Scholarship Committee as they joined the parents and families of the winners of this years Town Scholarships.  Receiving the scholarships are Daniel Echelman who will be attending Princeton next fall; Alexa Fleischman who will be attending Babson College in the Fall; Nicholas Giorgio who will attend the University of Connecticut; Andrew Golibersuch who will attend Syracuse University next year; Christine Loftus who will be enrolled at Tufts University and Kelvin Vu who has been accepted into Yale this fall.  The winners of the Caroll M. Harris Memorial Scholarship are Elizabeth Ackley who will attend Union College and Kevin Howard who will attend the Carooll School of Management at Boston College.  The recipient of the William J. Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship is Ebram Megally. He will be attending Boston College this fall.  Congratulations to all.  The Scholarships are funded by checking off on your tax bills and donations to the Town of Southborough Scholarship fund.

Swing away

June 5, 2007 - Baseball player James swings away at the ball during practice in the batting cage.

Flower of sunshine

June 5, 2007 - A Marigold emerges from the bark mulch of a garden.

Playoff time nears

June 5, 2007 - Work crews prepare the baseball fields at Mooney Field in time for the playoffs this week.

Southborough meetings

June 4, 2007 Planning Board 7:00 PM Hearing room, Townhouse

June 5, 2007 Board of Selectmen 7:00 PM Community House

June 5, 2007 Board of Selectmen 7:45 PM Hearing Room, Townhouse

June 6, 2007 Conservation Commission 7:00 PM Hearing Room, Townhouse

June 6, 2007 Public Works Planning Committee, 7:00 PM Conference room, DPW

June 2, 2007 accident

photo courtesy of Chief Mauro, Southborough Fire Department

June 4, 2007 - This is the vehicle that rolled over on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Saturday June 2, 2007.  Two of the six passengers were ejected during the rollover, trapping one beneath the vehicle. This accident occurring on Saturday is significant that it fell on the last weekend of the National Click it or Ticket campaign to have drivers and passengers buckle up their seatbelt.  If the passengers in the third seat had buckled up it may have been a different outcome to this tragic story. Here are some safety hints, suggestions and statistics on buckling up.  Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“Click It or Ticket” Launched to Boost Seat Belt Use – And to Save Lives

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2005, 15,294 passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.

Fifty-nine percent of those killed were NOT wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. That percentage is considerably higher than the 44 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were unrestrained and killed during daytime hours.

Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.

Nationally in 2005, 77 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants who were in a fatal crash and who were buckled up, survived the crash.

When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent – and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.

Nearly one in five Americans (19 percent nationally) still fail to regularly wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.

Nighttime Drivers, Young Males, and Teens Among Those Least Likely to Buckle Up and At Greatest Risk

Men – especially younger men – are much less likely to buckle up. In 2005, 67 percent of male drivers and 74 percent of male passengers between the ages of 18 and 34 in passenger vehicles who were killed in crashes were NOT wearing their seat belts.

According to NHTSA, pickup truck drivers and passengers, particularly among young males, consistently have the lowest seat belt usage rates of all motorists.

In 2006, the observed seat belt use rate in pickup trucks was only 74 percent compared to 82 percent in passenger cars and 84 percent in vans and SUVs.

This lack of seat belt use is deadly. In 2005, 68 percent of pickup truck drivers and 71 percent of pickup truck passengers who were killed in traffic crashes were not buckled up.

One of the deadliest outcomes in any vehicle crash occurs when passengers get ejected from the vehicle – with most ejections coming from failure to wear seat belts.

In fact, 75 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were totally ejected from their vehicle in 2005 were killed. But only one in 100 drivers and passengers in fatal crashes who were wearing their seat belts were totally ejected.

Motorists can increase the odds of survival in a rollover crash in a light truck by nearly 80 percent by wearing their seat belt.

During 2005, more than one in ten (or 12.6 percent) of all drivers involved in fatal crashes across the U.S. were drivers between the ages of 15 and 20.

An alarming 62 percent of teenage passenger vehicle occupants killed in fatal crashes during 2005 were NOT wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.


June 4, 2007 -  Senior Center - Do you have a vacation home, sports memorabilia or sports tickets? Donate to the Senior Center and get a tax credit. Contact the Senior Center at  (508) 229-4453

Fire Log

Monday June 4, 2007 -

20:37 Sprinkler activation due to malfunction, Turnpike Road Engine 21, Engine 22, Captain & 3 firefighters responded

16:15 Medical, Main Street A28, C30 3 Firefighters responded

15:30 Fire Safety Program, North Street, Conducted home fire safety training for residents, Captain Mauro

14:00 Smoke detector Resale Inspection Winter Street, passed. Captain Mauro

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Book Sale



June 3, 2007 - Customers line up to check out the books and purchase several.

June 3, 2007 - Police log updated:   Saturday May 26, 2007 2:22 AM Rte 495 southbound arrest adult, stolen motor vehicle, Saturday May 26, 2007 12:04 PM suspicious activity Framingham Road Landscape trailer on MWRA property.  Saturday May 26, 2007 15:36 pm motor vehicle accident Cordaville Road two vehicles involved.

June 3, 2007 - Looking to volunteer on a Southborough Board or Committee?  The Town Moderator is looking to appoint someone in the following positions: Fence Viewer, Field Driver, MBTA Triangle Committee, Municipal Facilities Committee and a position on the Open Space Committee. The Selectmen are looking to appoint someone to the Phase II Stormwater Committee, Recreation Commission, Southborough Housing Authority, and someone to the Taxation Aid Committee.  If interested in serving any of these or other opportunities in Town please pick up and complete a volunteer application at the Town House.  The Southborough Board of Health is putting together a Medical Reserve Corps volunteers who will assist in preparing and responding to public health emergencies.  They are looking for clerical support and nurses. Contact the Southborough Board of Health about the Medical Reserve Corp volunteer program.

Which Belt

June 3, 2007 - A customer at the First Community Church of Southborough checks out the variety of belts at the church's annual yard sale Saturday.

Southborough recycles

June 3, 2007 - Residents of Southborough filled the recycle containers to the brim on Saturday.

Opening shop

June 3, 2007 - Derek McCarthy sets up shop awaiting customers for the Southborough Friends of the library Annual Book Sale.

Westborough Fire Dept covers Southborough

June 3, 2007 - An update on the accident from June 2 on the Massachusetts Turnpike.  Two of the occupants of the vehicle Mario Zeolla, 33, of East Greenbush,NY and Noah Sorenson, 32, of Rexford, NY succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident.  They had been sitting in the third seat of the Ford Expedition and had not been wearing seatbelts. They were ejected from the vehicle.  Two other occupants of the vehicle were treated and released from UMASS Hospital  they are driver of the vehicle, Brendon O'Hara, 33, Cary, North Carolina who was wearing a seatbelt and Jason Southworth, 33 of Durham, North Carolina that was riding in the second seat, unbelted.  Larry Frederick, 32, Niskanna, NY, an unbelted second seat occupant and  Joseph Harrigan, 34, of Albany, NY who was the front seat passenger and wearing his seatbelt did not require transport to the hospital.  According to the Massachusetts State Police reports, the men were returning from Friday night's Red Sox vs Yankees game when the Ford Expedition that was driven by Brendon O'Hara who had swerved to avoid hitting a deer that had run onto the highway.