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June 15 - 21,  2008

Looking for the Pot of Gold

June 21, 2008 - Double Rainbows graced the skies over Southborough after yesterdays storms. The above photo is taken on Southville Road and the bottom photo from Winchester Street.

Car Wash 4 - Food

June 21, 2008 - Volunteers wash cars at the Southborough DPW this morning.  Get your car washed in lieu of bringing a can of food, grocery item or cleaning supplies.  Please check the expiration date on food items.  Cash donations also accepted.  They will wash cars to 3:00 PM today.

Here's looking at you

June 21, 2008 - A baby Bluebird peeks out of his box.

Storm Clouds over St. Marks

June 21, 2008 - Storm clouds recede to the Northeast over St. Mark's School.


Sudbury Valley Trustees Announces Photo Contest Winners

Sudbury Valley Trustees sounded the call for local photographers to submit their photographic works highlighting the natural areas that the Concord, Assabet, and Concord river basin are lucky enough to call their backyard.

Area photographers responded, and their selections were numerous and impressive. The winners are as follows: Best in Show: “Winter Geese” submitted by Alice Wellington of Concord.

In the “Rivers” Category: First Place: “Old North Bridge” by Robert Cooke of Stow. Second Place: “Sudbury River View” by Linda Crews of Newtonville. Third Place: “The Gathering Calm” by Bill Gluck of Concord.

In the “Flora/Fauna” Category: First Place: “Hanging On” by Linda Shelales of Bolton. Second Place: “Deer on the Banks of the Concord River” by Wendy Slattebo of Concord. Third Place: “Bluebird” by David Parish of Natick.

In the “People” Category: First Place: “Jumping Boy Reflection” by David Freedman of Carlisle. Second Place: “River of Thought” by David Luppold of Concord. Third Place: “Returning Home” by John Sklenak of Sudbury.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations. The spectacular entries received help highlight the importance of this mission as well as the photographic talent of the area. Sudbury Valley Trustees sincerely thanks and applauds all participants. Winning Photographs may be viewed throughout RiverFest weekend, June 14-15 at the North Bridge Visitor’s Center at Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord between the hours of 10am-3pm.

As part of RiverFest, SVT will be hosting a Sunset Paddle along the Sudbury River with Tom Arnold on Sunday, June 15. For more information, call Sudbury Valley Trustees at 978-443-5588 or visit http://www.svtweb.org.


Route 9 Accident

June 20, 2008 - A two car vehicle accident this afternoon westbound Route 9 at Middle Road tied up traffic for a while.

End of the Year Party


Summer Solstice Sunset

River Solstice Celebration

Friday, June 20: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the River Solstice Celebration on the evening of Friday, June 20 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. This event, a collaboration between Sudbury Valley Trustees, the Organization for the Assabet River, and Musketaquid Arts and Environment is quickly becoming one of Concord’s favorite traditions. The evening will start with a musical picnic supper at the Old Manse, followed by a light paddle past drumming and a bonfire at the Old Calf Pasture, and continue up the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers. Bring your candle lantern if you plan to join the flotilla of canoes and kayaks as you enjoy the longest day of the year. Event is Free. Call SVT at 978-443-5588 or check www.svtewb.org for information.

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

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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.

Sudbury Valley Trustees Summer Solstice Sunrise

June 21, 2008 5:15AM – 6:30AM

If you’re an early riser- or even if you aren’t- Sudbury Valley Trustee’s summer solstice hike to Half Moon Meadow Brook in Boxborough is an event not to be missed. Join SVT member George Krusen on the longest day of the year and view the summer solstice sunrise as it bores through stone structures, allegedly Native American ceremonial structures. The sunrise through the stones provides a magnificent first view of the new season. The hike will take place on Saturday June 21 from 5:15AM to 6:30AM. Registration Required. Members Free. Non- members $5.00. Check www.svtweb.org for additional information about SVT. 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.


Bike Week Laconia

June 19, 2008 - Bikes gather in Center Harbor during the 85th Annual Motorcycle week.  Many Southborough cyclists head north for the annual events during the bike week. 




To Book a Ride Call: 508.820.4650



TLC/Paratransit/ADA Fares:

One-way trip

Within a single Zone: $ 2.00 each way

Between any 2 Zones: $ 3.00 each way

Out of area destinations: $ 5.00 each way

Zone 1 (Central): Framingham & Natick

Zone 2 (West): Marlborough & Southborough

Zone 3 (South): Holliston, Hopkinton, Ashland & Sherborn

Zone 4 (North): Sudbury, Wayland & Weston

Out of area destinations:

Medical and employment destinations in: Worcester, Wellesley, Boston

Group trips: Half the regular rate.

Discount passes applicable only to out of area destinations will be provided to qualified seniors and

disabled riders. Call the Senior Center for information: 508-229-4453.

Multiple ride ticket packages are yet to be determined.

Hours of Service:

All zones: Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Non-ADA trips may be subject to vehicle availability during peak service hours.

Framingham & Natick: Saturday and Sunday service and weekday late night service is

available through the MBTA RIDE.

Please note: Rides to given destinations previously provided by The Local Connection (TLC) and

Assabet Valley Council on Aging (AVCOA) – both within and outside of Southborough – will

continue to be offered through the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority.

To Book a Ride Call: 508.820.4650

Resor Votes to Preserve Dairy Farms

in Massachusetts

Senate offers assistance to state farms; focus on growth and technology

(Boston, MA) – State Senator Pam Resor (D-Acton) voted on Thursday to preserve Massachusetts’ dairy farms through recommendations made by the Dairy Farm Revitalization Task Force. The bill establishes the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board to boost the profile and operations of local dairy farms.

“Dairy farmers are a vital part of agriculture in Massachusetts,” said Sen. Resor, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture. “This legislation would help farmers remain competitive in an industry which has experienced drastically escalating production costs. Aid for dairy farmers helps retain jobs, preserves open space, and promotes energy saving technology.”

Today, Massachusetts is more often associated with higher education, technology, and winning sports teams. While dairy farming was a cornerstone industry in the development of the Commonwealth, it is now facing extinction due to acute challenges including high land value, skyrocketing production costs, and federally regulated pricing which does not account for these increasing costs. Since 1950, the number of dairy farms in the Commonwealth has plummeted from more than 5,000 to 800 in 1980. Today, there are less than 200 functioning dairy farms.

Last week, the state Senate passed a bill which would help preserve existing dairy farms by expanding upon current dairy farming technologies, funding advertising, and promoting the use of advanced farming practices in the state. This legislation was developed through recommendations made by the Dairy Farm Revitalization Task Force which was established in 2007.

“This bill paired with funds from the Environmental Bond Bill will provide necessary support for dairy farms and agriculture here in the Commonwealth,” said Sen. Resor. “This is an historic way of life in the Commonwealth, one which families have sustained for generations and they should not be forced to sell their land due to escalating costs.”

Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said the bill will both improve and expand upon current dairy farm technologies and fund advertising and the utilization of advanced farming practices in the state.

“It is our obligation to provide our dairy farmers with the assistance they need to stabilize and improve state agriculture,” President Murray said. “It’s an important industry for the Commonwealth, and this bill broadens the safety net recommended by the task force.”

The dairy farm task force, a joint effort of the executive and legislative branches, completed its work last fall. Building upon the work of the task force, the proposed legislation will enable the Department of Agricultural Resources to offer technical assistance and funds to farmers, making them eligible for loans of up to $500,000.

The bill makes good on the promise that President Murray made in her March 2007 inaugural address to maintain the Commonwealth’s agriculture industry and decrease the pressures of unfair regulations on farmers.

The legislation will also establish a commission to analyze and recommend options for improvement of new farming technologies.

This bill will now go the House of Representatives.

Have a Fun Summer

School's Out/Drive careful

Getting in the Last Rounds

June 18, 2008 - Golfers tee off at St. Mark's in the last hour of sunset yesterday.

Fire Drill

June 18, 2008 - Southborough and Berlin firefighters practiced large diameter hose relays and pumping procedures last night.  Firefighters are always drilling to keep up with new techniques, technology and to refresh practical knowledge of the various hydraulics needed to run the pumpers at a fire scene.








Above photo a "dressed" hydrant.

Right photo Engine 21 control panel with all the gages, toggles and controls necessary to run the fire engine.

United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry
Car Wash
“Helping friends and neighbors through tough times”
Saturday, June 21st 
Southborough DPW
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cars will be washed for a donation of non- perishable food items or cleaning supplies.
Please check expiration dates on all food items!
Cash donations will also be accepted.
While your car is being washed you can enjoy a free massage courtesy of Theracopia of Southboro from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M..
There will two therapists on hand.
For information on Volunteering or becoming a corporate sponsor, email: willwork4foodcarwash@yahoo.com.  This endeavor will help the pantry over the summer months when there is generally a critical shortage of donations.
The United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry is a 501©3 organization, 
all donations are tax deductible.


The Southborough Food Pantry needs your help

 - in stocking up for the summer months.  We need coffee, plastic wrap, freezer bags, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and Dove or Leer soap.   Please check the expiration dates on cans and boxes of food.  Please drop off donations at any of the Churches in town, the food pantry located at Pilgrim Church or at the Marlborough Savings Bank in Southborough.  Pantry hours are on Tuesdays from 7 - 8 PM and Fridays from 10 - 11 AM

Lorraine Estella
Lorraine Estella
205 Turnpike Rd • Southborough, MA  01772
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Direct: 508-449-4119 • Phone: 508-480-8800
Cell: 508-726-3809 • Fax: 508-449-4119
Website: www.LorraineEstella.com
Email: LMESTELLA@charter.net

June 18, 2008 - If you are looking to buy or rent in Southborough, Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives has several options available.  Click here for her website of listingsCurrently she has listed the following condo in Southborough.  It is an 8 room, 3 1/2 bath with master bedroom/bath, one other bedroom, 9'ceilings with crown moldings, California Closets, wired for surround sound, cherry kitchen cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  Beautiful views from your deck.

Southborough Real Estate Transfers brought to you by Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives A Southborough News Advertiser.


36 Southwood Drive

Medina, Safdar & Anila Z.

Pillai, Pradeep & Meenal Mutha



96 Sears Road

Juillard, Anne Marie

Kulacz, Mark & Cheryl



3 Foley Drive

Richer, Kathleen A.

Monteros, John P.



7 Graystone Way

Veranth, Joseph L. & Lauren A.

Piercey, Mark S. & Margery L.



43 Meeting House Lane

Middle Road LLC

Abdelmalek, James F.



32 Jericho Hill Road

Tuttle, Leslie W.

Watanabe, Hideki B. & Guerrero



27 John Street

Boston Rd. Realty Trust

Kaul, Ashwani & Bhan Mona



39 Woodbury Road

Ravela, Srinivas & Marquardt J.

Berry, Dianne M.



41 Meeting House Lane

Middle Rd. LLC

Jiang, JI, & Yin, Yeqing



17 Carriage Hill Cr.

Needham Bank

Harrison, Kevin K.



Main Street

Philip Marcia Realty Trust

Sage Investors, Inc


Project Smile

June 18, 2008 - Catherine Pisacane starts the photo shoot for the annual Project Smile calendar.  Southborough Firefighter families Jim Peltier and Anthony Alessi pose with their children for the calendar.  Click here for more information on Project Smile.

How Does your Garden Grow

June 18, 2008 - Checking out the growth of their garden these planters add more stakes to their growing plants.  The Community Gardens on Breakneck Hill sold out of all the plots this year.

Laura J. Ducey



HUDSON Laura J. (MacLean) Ducey, 67, of Hudson, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at her residence. She was the wife of 24 years to Herbert Ducey, who died in 1985. Born and raised in Waltham, daughter of the late Francis and Viola (Foskin) MacLean, she attended local schools and was a graduate of Waltham High School. She had resided in Hudson since 1963, and was employed by the Fay School of Southborough as a receptionist for 20 years. Laura was a member of Saint Michaels Parish in Hudson and was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed sewing as a hobby. She is survived by her three sons, Herbert Ducey Jr. and his wife, Shawn, of Berlin, Russell and Scott Ducey, both of Hudson; her brother, Norman MacLean of Hudson; her granddaughter, Julia Ducey, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Ruth Morris. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 19, at 9 a.m. in Saint Michaels Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home Inc. (www.tighehamilton.com), 50 Central St., Hudson.

River Street Bridge eats another Truck

June 17, 2008 - An MBTA train pulls into the Southborough Station going over the bridge that had just been struck by an empty Ryder Truck. The driver didn't see the low clearance signs as he approached the bridge.  The driver in the car following the truck stopped ahead of time knowing the truck wasn't going to make it under the bridge. The entire roof of the truck peeled back like a sardine can. Southborough Police responded to the scene directing traffic and taking a report. Ted's Towing came to take the truck away.

Congratulations on your Retirement Mr. LaChance

June 17, 2008 - Mr. Ray LaChance longtime gym teacher in the Southborough school system gets a hug from a student yesterday at his retirement party from the students of Neary.  Mr. LaChance worked over 38 years for Southborough and several years for Northborough schools.  He signed many yearbooks and "beasties" yesterday for all who came. He seemed more popular than some authors that have book signings at the local book stores.  Mr. LaChance is working on writing and illustrating children's books during his retirement. Many of his students to this day still have their "beastie" hanging on a wall in their home or college dorm.

Little League Championships

New Landscaping

June 17, 2008 - Landscapers spread loam and plant new shrubs in the strip between Auto Tech and Choice Car Wash.  Choice Car wash recently opened on Route 30 and compliments Southborough Auto Tech.  Get your vehicle clean and shiny again at Choice Car Wash.  Get your vehicle tuned up at Southborough Auto Tech to beat the high cost of fuel.  Both Southborough News Advertisers.  Please support our advertisers as they help to keep the Southborough News up and running.


June 17, 2008 - An inside view of the Choice Car Wash's Rite Touch Service.

July 16 at 2:00

Southborough Library

Enjoy David Polansky’s award winning animal songs. David Polansky’s concerts are informative and fun for the whole family. He involves the audience with singing, dancing, movement and lyric writing activities.



Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog




Sparkles is in Town and ready for Summer Nights!!

Are You?

June 22, 2008

5:30 - 9:00 PM






Wild Eyes after a Wild Storm

June 16, 2008 - Wide Eyed Cat watches across the street from its window perch as National Grid and Lewis Tree Workers clear a tree off the wires last week on Newton Street .

Please stop by to say farewell


After over 40 years of teaching

Mr. LaChance is retiring….

All current and former families are invited

to share in a celebration for him:

Monday, June 16th


Neary Cafeteria

If you would like to contribute a refreshment or have any pictures of

Mr. LaChance please email Nancy McAndrews at gnsec@aol.com


Senior Singers

June 16, 2008 - The Senior Singers held their annual Music Show.  This year they sang songs featuring Irving Berlin's music.  Bill Harrington was Master of Ceremonies.

Which Books to Buy

June 16, 2008 - Going over the books at the recent Southborough Library booksale.

Clean Cars

June 16, 2008 - The Pilgrim Church Youth Group clean and wash several cars lined up.  Proceeds will help defray costs for the youth to go on a mission trip to West Virginia.

Southborough meetings

June 16 - 20, 2008





6/16 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS (meeting with selectmen)
6/17 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMM. 6/17 6:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall
6/17 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
HOUSING AUTHORITY 6/18 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens 49 Boston Road
6/19 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE 6/19 4:00 PM Town Admin Office Town House
Senior Center Schedule

Monday 16

Tuesday 17

Wednesday 18

Thursday 19

Friday 20

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Walking Group

10:00 AM Pool

8:30 Health Clinic


9:30 Cribbage



9:30 Mah Jongg

12:00 Spanish

11:00 Senior Singers

  10:00 Creative Writers  
12:00 blueplatespecial chicken cordon bleu   11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens 10:00 AM Osteoporosis 12:00 PM lunch
12:00 Lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

  11:00 am Tai Chi  
1:00 PM Book Club

12:00 Ping Pong

12:00 PM lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

2:00 Fitness 12:30 PM Pitch  

12:30 PM Pitch


2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge


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Cub Scout moms

June 16, 2008 - Even the Cub Scout mom's got "awards" at last weeks Cub Scout gathering in front of the fire station.

The Babes of Southborough

June 16, 2008 - Above photo - Four baby woodchucks at the start of their naps.  Although they may look cute and cuddly they can be vicious and often times carry rabies. Below photo- Two baby Turkey Vultures display their "white fluff" and look prettier than they do when a full-grown Turkey Vulture.  Turkey Vultures will not eat live animals.  The animals have to be dead a few days to help the Turkey vulture assimilate its food.  These two get their food from Mom and Dad that bring it to their cave several times a day.  Too young to take it direct the food is normally regurgitated from one of the adult birds.

A Tale of Two babies

June 16, 2008 - Two young Red Tailed Hawks peer out of their nest.

And Although it was Father's Day

June 16-2008 - Mom Bluebird gets ready to feed her babies.  Below Photo - Three times a charm? Two nests made and two nests of eggs ravaged by predators.  This Killdeer tries for a third time to have a successful hatch.

End of the School Year

June 16, 2008 - The School year ends this week.  If you haven't decided on what to get your child's school teacher for an end of the year gift. Why not give a beautiful vase, basket or pot of flowers.  Or pick out some vegetables or annuals.  Check out their gift shop for unique gifts for home and garden.  Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop is conveniently located on Mt. Vickery Road right across the street from the Southborough Post Office.


Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!


Dancing Show

June 15, 2008 - The Senior Rockettes performed Friday Night at the Annual Southborough Singers concert held at the Cordaville Hall Senior Center.

River Fest 2008

June 15, 2008 - Plenty of paddlers came out to enjoy the nice day for the annual event held by the Sudbury River Watershed Organization, Southborough Recreation and Southborough Open Land Foundation.  Above photo, Paddlers approach the beaver lodge midway on the route. Below photo the last canoe ride of the day and the beaver came out.

From out of the Past

June 15, 2008 - Residents of Southborough probably heard the drone of this plane overhead today.  The Collings Foundation situated in nearby Stow, MA held their annual Father's Day Weekend Open House.  For those that don't know what the Collings Foundation is check this link.  The Collings Foundation helps to preserve our past by saving vehicles, airplanes and memorabilia for a "living History".  One of their biggest collections and events are the Wings of Freedom tours held at larger runways around the country and events and local flights for the smaller aviation craft at their Stow location.  The above photo was taken as the North American AT-6F Texan flies over Southborough.  This plane was used as an advanced trainer in WWII and used during the Korean War dubbed "Mosquito" which was used as a low level support and target identifier aircraft.


June 15, 2008 - Petals from this Iris flower roll gently down during this mornings rain.


June 15, 2008 - The Power lines near the cemetery stand as a sentinel against the stormy skies.