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September 21,  2008 - September 27, 2008

Cutting it Up

September 26, 2008 - Southborough's brush cutter moves along White Bagley Road yesterday trimming back the brush.

Changes of Color

September 26, 2008 - Red Maple leaves fall into the Sudbury Reservoir signaling Fall is here.

Issued at: 4:04 AM EDT 9/26/08, expires at: 12:15 PM EDT 9/26/08

Flood Watch Now in effect from 2 pm edt this afternoon through Sunday morning,

The flood watch is now in effect for
Portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts And Rhode island, Including The Following areas, In Northern Connecticut, Hartford Ct, Tolland Ct And windham ct. In Massachusetts, Central Middlesex Ma, Eastern Essex Ma, eastern norfolk ma, Eastern Plymouth Ma, Northern Bristol ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Southern Bristol Ma, Southern plymouth ma, Southern Worcester Ma, Suffolk Ma, Western essex ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western plymouth ma. In Rhode Island, Bristol Ri, Eastern Kent Ri, Newport Ri, northwest providence ri, Southeast Providence Ri, Washington ri and western kent ri.
From 2 pm edt this afternoon through Sunday morning
An extended period of heavy rain is expected across southern new england through Saturday night. Rain will overspread the entire region by mid morning. The rain will continue throughout the day and May become heavy at times, Especially In The afternoon.
Periods of rain will continue tonight through Saturday night. The rain will be heavy at times before finally coming to an end sometime early on Sunday. Total rainfall amounts look to range between 3 and 4.50 inches with isolated 6 inch amounts possible.
These rain amounts may cause flooding across urban centers and poor drainage areas. Roadways could become impassable at times. A secondary concern will be the potential of perhaps some minor river flooding.
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landscaping and fencing

September 25, 2008 - Walgreens begins to take on a finished look on the outside with fresh laid sod, fence poles for the new fence, shrubs and trees put in place this past week.

Red Water

September 25, 2008 - The water isn't really red but reflects the red leaved bushes along the shoreline.

Fire Log

Monday 9/22/08








Sunday 9/21/08


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Dana and Susan Robinson make music that is a perfect blend of old and new, bringing roots and tradition to contemporary songwriting.  In a Dana and Susan Robinson concert you'll hear two rich, intimate voices, intricate and powerful guitar and banjo playing with a handful of fiddle and mandolin thrown in.  Dana writes songs and tells stories about America, the land and its people.  They bring to their performances an understanding of America's musical heritage and convey its significance to our culture.  Dana and Susan Robinson sing dust-on-the-boots vignettes of rural America.  Dana delivers his lyrics with such poetic clarity as to take the audience along riding shotgun down the highway. Their stories reflect a deep affection for the landscape and a sense of place within it.  Dana and Susan are consummate multi-instrumentalists (guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin) integrating styles from the Appalachian, Celtic, and African traditions to create a fresh and contemporary sound that is uniquely their own.

Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band is becoming one the most sought after bands in New England.  With powerful three and four part harmonies and fast but tasteful picking, these musicians are blazing new ground throughout the Blackstone Valley and beyond.  If you want to hear some great bluegrass music, come on out and see Blackstone Valley Bluegrass.  You will not be disappointed!  The band consists of two of the finest bluegrass pickers, the Dick brothers from Sutton.  Renowned musicians and celebrated recording artists, this brother combo will WOW you with their award winning picking. The Taylor-Nowlan bass/mandolin combo has been together in numerous bands for over 10 years. With their own distinctive style, these two crank out solid rhythm, and like to have a little fun too!  Put these four longtime friends together and you have a group that has excellent musicianship, fine harmonies, high energy and a true love of the music. Breakdowns and Gospel. Fiddle tunes and a Waltz. This is bluegrass!

(file photo Sudbury Reservoir, Southborough, MA)

91 Acres Added to Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Federal Duck Stamp Dollars Conserving Land in Massachusetts

 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has purchased more than 91 acres of land along the Assabet River in Stow, Massachusetts, according to Libby Herland, manager of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The land, purchased from the Sudbury Valley Trustees, will be managed as part of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.  

 The lands acquired border the Assabet River and include 13 marsh and swamp parcels from White Pond Road to Gleasondale. Some of the parcels front Track Road (which is part of the Assabet River Rail Trail) in Stow; others are accessible only from the river, according to Herland.  

 “These areas along the river teem with wildlife, and I am thrilled that they will be permanently protected as part of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. They are actually the first acres we’ve added to the refuge along the river. We deeply appreciate our conservation partnership with the Sudbury Valley Trustees and their patience in working with us for nearly three years to make this acquisition a reality,” said Herland.

 Most of the parcels were donated to the Sudbury Valley Trustees by Hewlett Packard. The non-profit land trust also contacted other adjacent landowners and successfully secured an option on a 20-acre parcel that was purchased along with the former Hewlett Packard lands.  

 “One means by which Sudbury Valley Trustees fulfills its conservation mission is through working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – a partnership that dates back at least 50 years. It is fitting for this riverfront land to become part of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, and we are proud to have helped make that possible,” said Ron McAdow, executive director of the Trustees. 

 The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission approved the disbursement of $125,000 from the federal Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to purchase these lands in September  2007.  The primary source of revenue for the Fund comes from the sale of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, which all waterfowl hunters are required to purchase but which are also purchased by many non-hunters to protect wetlands and other habitat for migratory birds. This is the first use of “duck stamp money” to purchase lands at the Assabet River refuge. More than 2,200 acres was previously acquired in 2000 through a transfer to the Service from the U.S. Army.

 “I thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Sudbury Valley Trustees for their work to make this acquisition a reality, and Hewlett Packard for their generosity in making the purchase possible,” said Barbara Volkle, president of the Friends of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. 

 “The purchase of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as ‘duck stamps,’ made this acquisition possible. The one billionth dollar from the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund was recently used to purchase land for the National Wildlife Refuge System. When those of us interested in protecting land for wildlife buy duck stamps, we make a tremendous difference. Whether you visit a national wildlife refuge with your family for a nature walk, enjoy education programs, go birding, photograph wildlife and scenery, hike or snowshoe, or hunt and fish, your contributions make a tangible difference. It is wonderful to see these dollars at work in Massachusetts,” said Volkle.

 Also expressing strong support for the purchase was Senator Edward M. Kennedy.   According to Melissa Wagoner, spokeswoman for Senator Kennedy, "The Senator is extremely pleased that Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge has been able to acquire these additional acres and enhance the preservation of this Massachusetts treasure.  The citizens of the Commonwealth will now be able to enjoy the beauty of these magnificent lands for years to come."

 The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov 

 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. For more information, visit www.svtweb.org

 The Friends of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is a non-profit group established to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the refuge’s valuable resources for future generations of people and wildlife through education and stewardship. For more information about the Friends, see www.farnwr.org

An hours time in the Orchard

September 25, 2008 - Deb Costine hiked the Davco Orchard conservation property on Breakneck Hill Road today and sent these photos.

ARHS sports 9/25/08
Girls JV Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Football VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Reg. H. S. 9/25/08
Boys Varsity Golf @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:00PM
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Hudson Catholic HS Gym 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Hudson Catholic HS Gym 5:00PM

Delayed Ignition

September 24, 2008 - Southborough Firefighters exit the basement of a Parkerville Road home.  A passerby reported heavy smoke coming from the chimney early this morning.  The furnace had a delayed ignition causing the house to fill with smoke.  Firefighters had to use fans to eliminate the smoke from the building.  This is a reminder to have your furnaces and chimneys checked and cleaned before the heating season really heats up.

Dressing up for Fall

September 24, 2008 - Corn Stalks, mums and red and white barns.  The look of typical New England in the fall.

Both Marlboro Senior Softball teams picked up action this week with each team playing 4 games. This week ended the season for the Friends of the Marlboro Seniors. They finished with a record of 10 and 20 but had a great time playing all season which is what Senior Softball is all about and not wins and losses.

The Friends of the Seniors dropped 2 to Shrewsbury 6 – 2 and 17 – 15. Marlboro's offense was led by Steve Ziegler 4 for 6 and Emory Payne 3 for 6 with a home run. The Friends then travel to Scituate and split winning the first 12 – 8 and dropping the 2nd 11 – 9. Marlboro's offense was led by Fred Scerra 4 -7 and Don Armstrong 4 – 6.

The Iron Workers Local #7 entertained the Worcester Falcons at Ghiloni taking both ends of the doubleheader 15 – 0 and 7 – 5. The Iron Workers offense was led by Dennis Naylor and Steve Picone both going 5 – 7 with Picone hitting a home run.

The Iron Workers then traveled to Tewksbury and dropped two to their arch rivals 7 – 2 and 12 – 10. Marlboro's offense was led by Dennis Naylor and Steve Picone both going 4 for 7.

We are looking for players for our indoor season which will start in December. Any Marlboro residence is eligible to play. We will be playing at the new Fore/Kicks on Forrest St. Anyone interested should contact Fred Scerra at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net or 774-249-0143. This is a good chance to see what Senior Softball is all about.

Turkey Strut

September 24, 2008 - Turkeys have been spotted all over town such as this group with a baby.



 BOSTON – David T. Ting of Southborough, the president of Mugar Enterprises, Inc. (MEI), has been named to the Board of Directors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the governing body responsible for ensuring that BIDMC fulfills its mission and vision

 Ting directs and manages a globally diversified portfolio of equities, bonds and other public and private investments including commercial, retail, parking garage, hotel, senior living center facilities, high-yield asset management, Brownfields property redevelopment, various operating businesses and others. Current MEI projects include a 1,250-acre port facility and industrial site, hotel development, and retail shopping centers. 

 A longtime trustee of BIDMC, he most recently served as the chair of the finance committee. He is a trustee at the WGBH Education Foundation, and the chairman of its finance committee and a member of the executive committee.

 He is a trustee of South Cove Nursing Facilities Foundation and chairs its investment committee. Additionally, he serves as the treasurer of Boston’s Fourth of July Foundation. Ting is a board member of Woodside Capital Partners, Retail Convergence Inc., Medicus, St. Croix Renaissance Group and Woods Hole Group. 

 Prior to his position at MEI, Ting was the chief financial officer of New England Television Corp. He began his career at Arthur Young in New York and has held positions with Ford Motor Co. and Washington Post Co. He has extensive experience in corporate management and finance, merger and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial analysis, human resources and labor relations. 

 Ting holds an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Alice live in Southborough. Their two children Ryan, 25, a graduate of Harvard College, and Leia, 21, a senior at NYU, are both living in New York City.

 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and consistently ranks among the top four in National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals nationwide. BIDMC is clinically affiliated with the Joslin Diabetes Center and is a research partner of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. BIDMC is the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit www.bidmc.harvard.edu.

Cordaville Triangle Committee Meets

September 23, 2008 - Members of the MBTA Triangle Committee meet to discuss final preparations before bids are to be put out for re-construction and plantings within the triangle located between River Street, Cordaville Road and Southville Road.  CPA monies for the project were passed at the annual spring town meeting

Turkey Vulture

September 23, 2008 - A Turkey Vulture swoops across the sky near the Sudbury River.

Come, visit and shop at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Save gas by shopping right in town.  Lots of beautiful hardy mums available.  Get your pick of the pumpkins by shopping early.  Lots of new items arriving daily inside the gift shop.  Plenty of one of a kind and unique gifts that will enchant anyone.  Conveniently located right across Mt. Vickery from the Southborough Post Office.

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Matilda (Falconi) Cruciani


Matilda (Falconi) Cruciani, 93, of Southborough, died Sunday, September 21, 2008 at her home after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late Joseph “the barber” Cruciani, who passed away in 2000.

Mrs. Cruciani was a 1933 graduate of Marlborough High School. She was a home maker and enjoyed interior decorating, gardening and cooking for her family. She was a member of St. Anne Church of Southborough.

She leaves her 2 sons, Richard Cruciani & Joseph Cruciani and his wife Diane, all of Southborough; a brother Alfred Falconi of Marlborough; a sister Eleanor Montagano of Fairhaven; 2 grandsons

She was predeceased by her daughter in law Dolores Cruciani.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Umass Hospice, 650 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605

September 23, 2008 - Click photo for more information

ARHS Field Hockey

Stop and Go

September 23, 2008 - Some days it seems as if a driver can never get around town.  This was Route 9 late last week after several minor accidents within an hour kept the road at a crawl.

New Program at the Food Pantry

As the times get tougher, more and more families are going to the local food pantry located at Pilgrim Church. Barbara Jandrue who manages the food pantry in Southborough says they are always in need of canned food, cereals, crackers, backpack snacks, paper products, cleaning supplies and will accept financial donations. But now there is a new need. Many of you have probably read about how the mortgage crisis and economy are making more and more families drop off their beloved pets to animal shelters because they can’t afford to feed them. Southborough Police Officer Meredith Lobur has offered to help the Southborough Food Pantry by asking for donations to help families feed their pets. Donations can be dropped off at the Southborough Police Station or you can call Officer Lobur at the Southborough Police business line 508- 485 - 2147 and she will make arrangements to pick up the donations. Donated items can be unopened bags of dry pet food, canned pet food and unopened treats or you may want to consider a cash donation for the purchase of pet food supplies. At the present time there is no storage area at the Pilgrim Church closet that acts as the food pantry, Officer Lobur has offered to pickup, store and deliver the pet food for the food pantry. If you can help it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Southborough Senior Center Presents:

Hit and Run

September 22, 2008 - A fire hydrant across the street from St. Matthew's Church on Highland Street was struck sometime early Sunday morning and is slated for repair.

Welcome to the First Day of Fall 2008

Dan makes his case to fellow runners in the Mission Possible 5K as they run past his childhood home at 43 Bonney
(contributed photo)


Haley campaigns at Holliston events

HOLLISTON – Dan Haley, candidate to represent the Eighth Middlesex District in the state House of Representatives, gave new meaning to the term “running for office” as he campaigned at two Holliston events this weekend.

Sunday morning he joined several hundred runners participating in the Mission Possible 5K Road Race to benefit the grassroots effort to rebuild the playground at Goodwill Park. “I am ordinarily more of a cycling guy, but I was happy to lace up my neglected running shoes to support the great people who have been working so hard to give our kids a first-class playground,” said Haley. “This was a good opportunity to speak with a lot of people who are really engaged in the community, and I even managed to give my campaign pitch a few times during the race.”

Later in the day, Dan and his wife, Melissa and daughter, Sylvie took in the ball game at the Celebrate Holliston Family Fun Day. Ignoring the wise counsel of several onlookers, Dan accepted the Mudville team’s invitation to take a turn at bat. “I got lucky and connected on the third pitch,” said Haley. “I was just happy to get on base, and it was fun to participate in such a great Holliston tradition with a wonderful group.

“We’re in the sprint now to Election Day on November 4,” Haley continued. “I know not every day of the campaign can be as much fun as today was. On the other hand, most days probably won’t leave me as sore as today will!”

Southborough meetings

September 22 - September 26, 2008





9/22 7:00 PM hearing room, Town house
CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE 9/23 7:30 PM cable office, Fayville Hall
MBTA TRIANGLE COMMITTEE 9/23 7:00 PM MBTA Triangle Park site Cordaville
TRUST FUND COMMITTEE 9/24 8:00 AM Foyer, Town House
Town of Southborough GIS Maps online

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Southborough Public Library




Story & Craft

4-5 yrs



Story & Craft

2-3 yrs.



Story & Craft

2-5 yrs.


11:00 Music and Mother Goose







Ron Bouchard (left) and his foursome of golfers.  Once again Ron sponsored the hole-in one vehicle at the Falconi Golf Tournament

Senior Schedule

Monday 22

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Friday 26

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Walking Group

9:00 AM painting

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf


9:30 AM Tai Chi

10:00 Pool

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

9:30 AM Cribbage


10:00 Creative Writers

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 movie/bag lunch
12:00 PM Lunch

11:00 AM Senior Singers

12:00 PM lunch

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM Blue plate special 12:00 PM Lunch Memory SeriesI improve your memory    
2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 Pitch

2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM bridge  
ARHS sports 9/22/08
Boys Varsity Golf VS St. Johns H.S. Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Football VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Cross Country VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ Notre Dame Academy   3:30PM
 Boys JV Football @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Nipmuc Regional HS Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS Nipmuc Regional HS Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Leominster High School 9/11 Field in 3:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey VS Leominster High School 9/11 Field in 5:00PM
Assabet Valley Reg. HS 9/22/08
Boys JV Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ **Postponed - Parker School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Sutton High School   4:00PM

Local Residents Receive Prestigious Conservation Awards at

SVT 55thAnnual Meeting Held at Nobscot Scout Reservation

Free and Open to the Public

 Sudbury Valley Trustees will recognize four community leaders at its 55th Annual  Meeting to be held on Sunday, September 28th, 1:00 PM at the Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury. SVT will award the Lewis Conservation Award to The Sudbury Foundation of Sudbury, the Distinguished Public Service Award to Jody Kablack, Director of Planning and Community Development/Town Planner in Sudbury, the Morgan Volunteer Award to Craig Smith of Hudson and the SVT Steward of the Land Award to John Metzger of Westborough.

 “These four community leaders truly exemplify the spirit of the Sudbury Valley Trustee awards,” said Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. “They each have dedicated numerous hours of hard work in support of land conservation in our region, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to recognize their contributions.”

SVT’s Annual Meeting is sponsored by Capital Group Properties and Middlesex Savings Bank. The featured speaker is Brian Butler, a turtle expert who has studied the ecology of turtles native to the Northeast for more than twenty years.

The Lewis Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who “toils in our local environmental vineyards.” The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public official who demonstrates environmental leadership. The Morgan Volunteer Award recognizes dedicated members who have given freely and unselfishly of their time, talents and resources. And, the Steward of the Land Award is presented to a member who is a model land steward.

 SVT's 55th ANNUAL MEETING, Sunday September 28, 2008 – 1 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury

1:00pm - Refreshments and Guided Walk

2:00pm - Business Meeting with Awards and Speaker, Brian Butler, Oxbow Associates, speaking on the subject of box turtles

Guests will arrive and hike approximately 15 minutes uphill to the pavilion meeting site. If you will need assistance, please contact SVT to make arrangements for transportation

 Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust conserving land and wildlife habitat in the 36-town region that is the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin. www.svtweb.org

A Near Miss

September 21, 2008 - Storm clouds gather just to the east of Southborough late this afternoon.

Looking a bit like a Desert Scene

September 21, 2008 looking like Saguaro Cacti, several Culver's Roots come into focus with the hilly background of a freshly mowed Davco Orchard property at Breakneck Hill Road.