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July 13, - July 19,  2008

Wait'n for the hit

July 19, 2008 - A Recreation camper from the Baseball clinic takes a swing at an incoming ball.

Flag Football Camp

July 19, 2008 - Campers take off trying to capture the flag.

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop

 

July 19, 2008 - Gas prices keeping you home locally.  Why not relax, take a break and pamper your yard and home with flowers and plantings from Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Conveniently located at 40 Mt. Vickery Road at the intersection with Route 85 and directly across from the Southborough Post Office.  Flowers make everyone happy so why not beautify your yard with flowers and plants from Gulbankian's.  A Southborough News Advertiser.

 

2008 ParksPasses

Give the Gift of Adventure - The Massachusetts ParksPass Makes a Perfect Gift for Any Occasion!

Purchase a Massachusetts ParksPass as a gift for holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries, or just to a put a smile on someone's face. Special gift cards are available through the DCR Boston office. If ordered by phone or mail, the ParksPass will be sent either to you, with our “A Gift for All Seasons” gift card for you to personalize, or to the person who you would like to receive the ParksPass with your name on the card. It’s your choice!

The Massachusetts ParksPass is an annual pass. It provides visitors unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities within the DCR that charge a parking fee, with the exception of Nahant and Nantasket Beaches.

The ParksPasses are hangtags issued for one vehicle and are valid for one calendar year – January 1 to December 31. Parking fees currently range from $2.00 at day use areas to $5.00 at inland water areas to $7.00 at ocean beaches. (See below for a list of state park facilities that charge a parking fee.)

  • Massachusetts Resident:          $35.00 per calendar year
  • Non-Massachusetts Resident:   $45.00 per calendar year

ParksPass holders may purchase an additional "second car" sticker for $15.00. The sticker, affixed to the ParksPass hangtag, will permit a second family vehicle registration number to be added, allowing annual pass holders to interchange the ParksPass between two family vehicles. The "second car" sticker is available at all locations where the annual pass is sold.

 

Waivers

The Massachusetts Senior Pass is a benefit offered to state residents who are 62 years of age or older. The pass allows free parking for the vehicle occupied by the pass holder, whether they are driving or a passenger. Passes are available at all parks that charge a parking fee. A Senior Pass is not valid at campgrounds and is subject to availabile parking.


Parking fees are waived for vehicles bearing the following types of license plates from any state:  HP plate, placard or disabled veterans’ license plate.  This waiver does not apply to camping fees and is subject to available parking.

 

How to Purchase a ParksPass

At the park: ParksPasses are available at all DCR state park facilities that charge daily parking fees (except for Nahant and Nantasket Beaches) and may be paid for in cash. (See below for parks where fees apply)

By phone: Call our order line at 617-626-4969 with a credit card – Mastercard or Visa are acccepted ( No debit cards) – and provide requested information.

By mail: DCR accepts personal checks made payable to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” in the amount of $35.00 for Massachusetts residents or $45.00 for out-of-state residents. Please add $15.00 to the appropriate ParksPass fee if requesting the second car sticker.

Checks may be sent to:

Attn: Massachusetts ParksPass Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of State Parks
251 Causeway Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114

Note: Please have your vehicle plate number available and specify whether you are purchasing a resident or non-resident ParksPass, and whether you wish to purchase the "second car" sticker.

Beating the Heat

July 18, 2008 - Campers and Counselors get wet to beat today's heat at the Southborough Recreation Camp program at Finn School.

Baseball Clinic

July 18, 2008 - Players line up for a photo during the Southborough Recreation Baseball clinic held at Finn School.  The instructors are from the Baseball Coaches Academy in Ashland.  The youth were taught the mechanics of hitting, throwing, infield and outfield play, pitching and game competition.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I’m curious why some of the street name signs in town have not been replaced while most others have.  The new signs (brown with white lettering) look great and are easy to read, but some of the old ones remain unchanged.  In particular, the one at the end of my street (at the intersection of Main Street) is of the old variety, yet the other end of the street has been updated.  I probably would  know most of the streets even if they didn’t have signs, but it’s more the esthetics that concern me.

 Peter Falconi, Southborough

Not a Bee and Not a Hummingbird

July 18, 2008 - A "Hummingbird Moth" checks out the flowers at Gulbankian's today.  Hummingbird Moths are part of the clearwing sphinx moth family.

Lorraine Estella
Lorraine Estella
REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West
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

July 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.

$575,000.00

9 Foley Drive

Zaniboni, Sharon A.

Cerqua Robert A. & Kathleen

7/16/2008

$550,000.00

3 Summit Road

Ellsworth, Jeffrey M. & Joann G.

Debruyn Beverly A. & Paul S.

7/11/2008

$345,000.00

23 East Main Street

Charles B. Ethridge Rev.Trust

Higgins, Timothy & Bedard, Erica

7/3/2008

$489,000.00

38 Meeting House Lane

Middle Road LLC

Duncan, Monique

7/1/2008

$218,000.00

71 Southville Road

Quinn, Marie A. & Frederick J. Jr.

Mossman, David

7/1/2008

$285,000.00

133 Southville Road

Nelson, Paul R. & Fitzpatrick J

Venture, Leslie & Kline Steven N.

6/30/2008

$450,000.00

40 Meeting House Ln

Middle Road LLC

Dave Dhriti K.

6/30/2008

$1,578,000.00

2 Kennedy Lane

McFarland, Brian E. & Carole E.

Murphy, David M. & Gail

6/27/2008

$770,000.00

79 Deerfoot Road

Deerfoot Realty Trust

Daigneault, Patrick, & Tahsili S.

6/26/2008

$960,000.00

1 Devine Lane

Sullivan, John J. & Helen M.

Shah, Shimul A. & Aparna D.

6/23/2008

$421,900.00

20 Woodbury Road

Mariani Jeanne W., Thomas J.

Sinclair, Annie M. & Brian

6/23/2008

$280,000.00

42 Framingham Road

Logiudice Peter & Judy

Dacosta Conrad J. & Angelita

6/20/2008

$300,000.00

Oregon Road

Woodbury Road Realty Trust

Absolut Realty Trust

6/19/2008

$565,000.00

36 Southwood Drive

Medina, Safdar & Anila Z.

Pillai Pradeep & Meenal Mutha

6/13/2008

As High as an Elephant's Ear

July 18, 2008 - Corn grows tall at the Community Gardens.

Sen. Resor Votes to Pass Milestone Biofuels

Incentive for Massachusetts

 

New biodiesel alternatives and tax exemptions promote clean-energy future

 

 (Boston, MA) – The Senate on Thursday approved a landmark biofuels initiative that will promote clean-fuel production, create thousands of new jobs and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

“Advanced biofuels technology is a young, burgeoning industry which may one day redefine fuel use in our nation,” said Senator Pamela Resor (D-Acton), a leading proponent of the bill. “Here in the Commonwealth, one of our greatest assets is our intellectual capital and capacity for research and development. With this legislation, we are aiming to encourage a biofuels sector in the Massachusetts economy that will reduce carbon emissions, maintain high environment standards, avoid negative impacts on the global food market and international land use, and make us more energy independent.”

 

The legislation will make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to exempt cellulosic ethanol – a natural, next-generation fuel substitute – from the state gasoline excise tax to spur research and development and establish its future use in transportation and heating fuels.

 

Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said this highly-anticipated legislation will solidify the Commonwealth’s position as a leading producer of clean-energy fuel alternatives and spur new economic activity in the forestry and agricultural industries.

 

“With all-time high crude oil prices hovering around $140 per barrel, this initiative ensures that Massachusetts is firmly set on a transitional course from fossil fuels to clean energy products,” President Murray said. “Cellulosic ethanol represents an exciting opportunity to replace gasoline, and even corn-based ethanol, with locally-grown fuel to power vehicles on the road in Massachusetts.”

 

Cellulosic ethanol can be produced from plentiful homegrown agricultural sources, including wood chips and other forest waste, algae and cranberries. The initiative has the potential to add 3,000 jobs to the clean-energy industry and increase state revenues by $320 million if in-state cellulosic ethanol production meets 25 percent of the ethanol demand for fuel.

 

The legislation requires that diesel and heating fuels sold in the Commonwealth contain at least two percent cellulosic ethanol by July 1, 2010 and increases annually to five percent by July 1, 2013. With this introduction of cellulosic ethanol into the market, approximately 14 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol will be sold by 2013.

 

“The only thing that costs more than energy these days is doing nothing to solve the problem,” said State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield). “Advanced biofuels are good for our economy and our environment. Today the Senate makes sure that Massachusetts not only benefits from clean air and water, but we benefit in jobs and sustainable energy sources.”

 

The implementation of new industry mandates, including a requirement for biofuels to yield at least a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional petroleum, will help build the Commonwealth’s emerging biofuel refinery and distribution sector. The changes will also result in fewer air pollutants that contribute to such conditions as asthma, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.

 

The legislation also establishes a low-carbon fuel standard that sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions without requiring the use of specific fuels or technology. This standard will encourage the development of a variety of alternative fuel sources and allow the market to choose sources at the lowest cost.

 

“Massachusetts has the obligation and the ability to lead the nation in revolutionizing the way we fuel our motor vehicles,” said Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). “Moving toward biofuels is important for our economy, our environment and our future.”

 

This bill will now go to the House of Representatives for further action.

Who?

July 17, 2008 - A Great Horned Owl chatters during a wildlife presentation at the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival.

Ready to Pick

July 17, 2008 - A harvest of tomatoes await the urban gardener.

Eyesore or wildlife benefit

July 17, 2008 - This dead pine in the Sudbury Reservoir just off route 85 causeway appears to be a dead ugly tree to many that travel by it each day.  The tree was felled by natural causes a few years ago but it has served a variety of wildlife.  It is used by fish for cover, birds eating insects, turtles resting on it and other wildlife purposes.  It's just being recycled by nature.

At-large volunteer position available on the

Southborough Zoning Advisory Committee

 

  Following the adoption of the Master Plan, this nine-member committee will work under the Planning Board and with a professional planning consultant to craft revisions to the Southborough Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision Rules and Regulations.  It is anticipated that this ad hoc committee will meet monthly for a minimum of one year and will also participate in public sessions, public hearings, and Town Meeting.  Letters of interest for the remaining seat on this committee should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 24th.

New Trim for the Senior Center

July 17, 2008 - Workers from the Southborough Facilities department work on replacing the trim work at 9 Cordaville Hall.

 

Domestic and Sexual Violence Hurts Everyone

These cutouts represent the eight Worcester County residents that were killed in domestic violence in 2007.  State wide in 2007 there were 29 women, 8 men and 5 children killed through domestic violence. The Southborough Police Department offers assistance to those that have or are being abused or are in fear of such. 

 

Library Songs

July 16, 2008 - Parents and young library patrons get into the act as David Polansky plays his music and has participants performing to his songs.

July 16, 2008 - The Southborough Board of Health has moved from the Southborough Town House to the bottom portion of 9 Cordaville Hall, the Senior Center.  To access the Board of Health use the back entrance at the back parking lot.  Below, the Board of Health hold their monthly meeting in their new location.

Vigil Against Family Violence

July 16, 2008 - A display representing the eight woman who in 2007 were killed during domestic violence in Worcester County stands at the intersection of Route 85 and 30. 

Another Nature Sunset

July 15, 2008 - Folks were treated to an awesome sunset of colors last night.  Above the Sudbury Reservoir off White Bagley Road and Below sunset from Breakneck Hill Conservation Area with a cow.

Dr. Brett Bechtel

July 15, 2008 - Dr. Brett Bechtel on his first Lifeflight run to Kentucky.  Brett started as a call EMT with SFD while still in high school at Algonquin. He is now in his second year of emergency medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. If you have a photo of a Southborough resident that you think should be on the Southborough News please send it to editor@southboroughnews.com

 

Monday 7/7/08

09:43 ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANK HARVEST LN
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

11:55 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED HARVEST LN
C20 CHIEF MAURO LT SADOWSKI

15:00 ALARM SYSTEM MALFUNCTION LATISQUAMA RD
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

17:24 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES BOSTON RD
A28 LT DANO FF NEAL
A29 FF RICE FF KANE
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C30 FF WILLS
E21 LT G. HUBLEY FF HUBLEY
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

17:48 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MIDDLE RD
A28 LT DANO FF NEAL
C30 FF WILLS

18:06 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and WOODLAND RD
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

19:55 EXTRICATION PARK CENTRAL DR
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

21:19 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A29 FF RICE FF KANE EMT GLECKEL
For More Fire Log click here

Click the photo to take you to the Updated Library webpage with photos from Fourth of July parade, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and Mark Binder wild summer stories.

July 15, 2008 - Spruce up your yard and home by purchasing plants, flowers or unique gifts at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

Denise O'Malley

 

 

NORTHPORT, N.Y. Denise (Colyer) O'Malley, 51, of Northport, N.Y., formerly of Southborough, died on July 13, 2008. Denise was a proud teacher of the blind for 28 years at BOCES of Western Suffolk. She was the loving wife of 28 years to Michael O'Malley; devoted mother of Michael, Sean, Bryan, and Kevin; beloved daughter of Carmen Colyer and the late William Colyer. Denise leaves behind four sisters, Cookie Colyer, Diane Turco, Ellen Kaiser and Judy Nicholas, who loved and adored her. She was the cherished daughter-in-law of Edward O'Malley and the late Joan O'Malley; dear sister-in-law of Jim, Maureen Glackin, Kathy OGrady, Patti Amato, Bill, and Dan, and fond aunt of 21 nieces and nephews. Visiting hours at the Nolan and Taylor-Howe Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave., Northport, N.Y., are on Wednesday, July 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 17, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 18, at 10 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Church, Northport. Burial will be in the Northport Rural Cemetery. In Denises memory, donations to V.N.S. Hospice of Suffolk, Hospice House, 505 Main St., Northport, NY 11768, would be appreciated.
 

Shades of Daktari

July 14, 2008 - Looking so real this elephant marches through a Southborough neighborhood.

Southborough meetings

July 14 - July 18, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

SOUTHBOROUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND COMM. 7/14 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
ALGONQUIN BLDG. COMMITTEE 71/5 5:30 PM Principal Conference room Algonquin
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
7/16 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
RECREATION COMMISSION 7/16 7:30 PM Recreation office Highland Street
BOARD OF HEALTH 7/16 1:00  PM Hearing Room Hearing room Cordaville Hall
Senior Center Schedule

Monday 14

Tuesday 15

Wednesday 16

Thursday 17

Friday 18

8:30 Health Clinic

 

 

8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:30 Cribbage

 

  9:30 Mah Jongg  
12:00 Spanish   11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens 10:00 Origami Colonial Gardens  
12:00 Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM lunch

12 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch
2:00 Fitness 12:30 Pitch  

12:30 PM Pitch

 
  1:00 PM Bridge

2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge

 

Senior Notes

August 5 - 4:00 PM Summer BBQ, $5.00 suggested donation, Entertainment by the Senior Class, Burgers/dogs/ribs by Tasty Home Cookin Catering.

August 22, - leave Senior center at 9:00 AM Cape Cod Mini-bus trip, $30

Summer Activities at Colonial Gardens open to all - Air conditioned Community Room Origami, Chair Exercise, Jewelry Making - presented by Marlborough Hills, Fall Floral Arrangements presented by Marlborough Hills (sign up at Senior Center 508-229-4453) for  Origami, Jewelry and Fall Floral classes.  all programs free of charge.

Southborough Library Schedule

13

 

14

Game Day drop-in

10-5

15

Open Crafts

10-5

6:30 4th-6th Grade Book Nook

16

*2:00 David Polansky- Music Concert

17

11:00 Music and Mother Goose 0-3

 

7:00 PJ Story Time

18

19

 

Nightlites

July 14, 2008 Pilgrim Church bathed in lighting from its steeple and parking lot lights at the Town House.

Cold Lemonade

July 13, 2008 - Mark pours a glass of lemonade for a customer.  Mark will periodically this summer be working at his stand at the intersection of Mt. Vickery and Breakneck Hill Roads.  His mission is to earn some funds to be earmarked for his future college expenses.

Bocce Court building

July 13, 2008 - Leo and son Nicholas work on building the sections that will be needed to complete the new bocce court at the Southborough Senior Center. Leo has also donated a large screen television to the Senior center and is very active in supporting the Southborough Senior center need whether at meetings, donations or working around the center.

Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival

July 13, 2008 - The sixth annual Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival was held at Indian Ranch in Webster yesterday.  Large crowds strolled through Irish and Scot vendor tents, listened to Irish/Celtic music by The Makem and Spain Brothers, Fiddler 3, Poor Angus, Allison Barber, Charlie Zahm, Stonecross and Jug'O Punch.  Crowds were also entertained by the Men in Kilts contest and the O'Shea-Chapin Dance Company.

Check out the Southborough Library

July 13, 2008 - Join the summer reading program "Read in the Wildest Places" and register for special programs throughout the summer at the Library.

Working Hard

July 13, 2008 - Jess picks up a load of tennis balls after assisting Tennis instructor Jeff Beane.

Night time is Moth time

July 13, 2008 - A Polyphemus moth lands on a log under an outside light.  This moth is part of the giant silk moth family.  A bit hidden are colorful purplish spots on the hind wings.  This moth gets its name from the Greek myth of Cyclops.  

Nature swirls her paints last Night

July 13, 2008 - Swirling clouds pick up the last rays of the setting sun last night.