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October 12,  2008 - October 18, 2008

SOS Fundraiser

October 18, 2008 - SOS held their annual all sports sale today at the Woodward  School.  Anything not sold will be donated to various youth groups including the soccer project for Grassroot Soccer www.grassrootsoccer.org

Southborough Hazardous Waste Day

October 18, 2008 - The transfer station was a busy place today as many residents dropped off televisions, CRTs, paint, stain and more at the annual collection day.

Soccer Kicks

October 18, 2008 - (above photo) A Southborough Wild Dogs player takes the ball from a Wayland Tsunami player earlier today. (below photo)

October 18, 2008 - Southborough Strikers try to take the ball downfield from the Natick Gunners.

Kick off to Troop Package Drive Honors Irene Tibert

October 18, 2008 - Irene Tibert listens as a ceremony on her behalf takes place to kick off the annual fall soldier care package drive.  Irene, a former Marine, worked 33 years as the Southborough Veterans Agent before retiring this year.


As part of the program the End Zone Militia shot off three rounds from their muskets.  A Marine Color Guard stood at attention while the Marine theme song was played.  A well numbered crowd stood in the cold morning breeze and watched as Joe Black of Wings of Eternity of Southborough released a dozen doves into the skies over the ceremony.


Hundreds of volunteers and people dropping off supplies for the packages kept the Senior Center hopping today.  Radio Station 105.7 WROR played tunes and handed out prizes while the volunteers accepted snacks, books, cds, dvds, and lots more to put in the packages to ship overseas.  If you missed today, you can donate tomorrow at the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.



It was brought to my attention that when the Southborough News computer shut down unexpectedly during publishing a few weeks ago due to a power outage, that several photos were missing from the October 3 football game. Here are the photos re-introduced to the Southborough News.

Pumpkin Queen

October 17, 2008 - A youngster takes the high view of the pumpkins last Saturday.

October 17, 2008 - If you played golf at this event and would like to see the photos Click here.

Pumpkin time of the Year

October 17, 2008 - Getting ready for Halloween. (photo by J. Kendall) Below are photos from Light up Southborough Night.

Saturday November 15, 2008

St. Mark's School, Southborough

8:00 PM

Please Note: CHANGE OF VENUE!!

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS and orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will present two choral masterpieces on Saturday, November 15th at St. Mark’s School, Marlboro Road (Rte. 85) in Southborough. The concert titled “Reflections on Innocence and Peace” will take place at 8 PM and will feature the choral favorite Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Intimations of Immortality by Gerald Finzi. These compositions are based on the works of poets Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth respectively and will provide further inspiration through the voices of soloists Maria Ferrante, soprano; Stanley Wilson, tenor; and baritone Steven Small.

This location is accessible to the physically challenged. Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westboro; Shattuck Pharmacy, Northboro; Danielson Flowers, Shrewsbury; The English Garden Florist, Southboro; Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main St. Café in Marlboro. Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the regular price of $20 (twenty) and $18 (eighteen) for students and senior citizens.

For further information please call (978) 562-9838 or view www.avmsingers.org. Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

SADD sponsored Program @ ARHS

Algonquin Regional High School’s SADD chapter in conjunction with the ARHS Health Services and Guidance Departments are proud to host North America’s Leading Female speaker on Peer Pressure and Traffic Safety, Cara Filler on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 p.m. The “Drive To Save Lives” is an eye-opening hour long presentation on Traffic safety and Risk-taking presented to both parents and students based on Cara’s sharing her life-changing message was sparked by the tragic death of her identical twin sister, Mairin, the day after their 18th birthday. This was a painful personal tragedy for Cara and her family and is the driving force that launched Cara's relentless campaign of Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives. This affected her so deeply that she is committed to helping others put life and its challenges in perspective.

This presentation is funded by the Murphy’s Sisters Foundation who sponsors such events to remind students and the community about the dangers of driving based on Algonquin Regional High School’s own tragic loss of Shauna and Meghan Murphy in 2005.

Vigeant presents Food Pantry director with donation

October 16, 2008 Arthur G. Vigeant, Candidate for State Representative, recently presented the Food Pantry with a donation of $350.00. Vigeant participated in the annual Heritage Festival held in Marlborough in early October by sponsoring a popcorn and face painting booth which accepted donations for the Food Pantry.

Pictured: Fatinha Kerr, director of MESF and Arthur Vigeant, Candidate for State Representative for the 4th Middlesex District.


Girls JV Volleyball @ Westboro High School 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ Gardner High School 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Westboro High School 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S. 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S. 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Westboro High School 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Football @ Shrewsbury High School 7:00PM
In Motion

October 16, 2008 - Running to the sounds of the band, these youngsters and dog raced the green around the bandstand lawn.

Twig light Fishing

October 16, 2008 - A family fishes together on the Sudbury Reservoir just off Route 85.

Saturday 10/11/08



Sunday 10/12/08






More Photos from Heritage Day

October 16, 2008 - A collage of photos will eventually be put together and added to the top of the page like the other links to photo galleries on the Southborough News but for now enjoy.   More photos by Chris Wraight are added to the race photos further down this page.


Sponsored by Southborough Youth Soccer and Girl Scout Troop 2784

Soccer Equipment Drive Oct. 11-19


What we need…

Cleats (good condition, please tie together)

Soccer balls (inflated)

Southborough Youth Soccer Uniforms (teal & white and/or royal blue)




Where does it go?

All equipment goes to …

Grassroot Soccer www.grassrootsoccer.org  

Using the power of soccer in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Grassroot Soccer provides African youth with the knowledge, skills and support to live HIV free. Check out the website to see how you can start helping today!

Drop Off Spots.*

Southborough Library

Southborough House of Pizza

Southborough Transfer Station
(swap shop area)

Pilgrim Church

St. Ann’s Church

St. Matthew’s Church

St. Mark’s Church

*Drop off at any of these locations from Oct. 11 – Oct. 19.

Special Drop off locations on Sat.
Oct. 18th

Bring your equipment to your soccer game on Oct. 18th and we’ll have drop off bins available at Choate (Woodward), Lundblad, Kallander,
9-11 and Trottier. Or the drop off at the SOS Sports Equipment Sale at Woodward School on the 18th.

ARHS 10/16/08 Sport
Girls Freshman Soccer @ Tahanto Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer @ Bromfield School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Boys JV Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:00PM
Assabet Valley RTHS 10/16/08 Sports

Golf cut off

October 16, 2008 - Carolyn Dykema, candidate for State Representative in precincts 2 and 3, greets a voters along the Southborough Heritage Day parade. (contributed article)

(CERT members join Southborough officials in a debriefing for improvements to Heritage Day for next year)


Community Emergency Response Team

Oct. 16, 2008 - The Southborough CERT team has been working as a team for several months now.  They have been deployed to Southborough Live Burn Fire Training, Summer Nights, a local fire and this past weekend at Heritage Day.  The CERT team in Southborough also includes the Medical Reserve Corps.  Free training is provided.  All skills are needed whether you have expertise as a nurse, computer skills, secretarial and more.  If you are looking for a way to give back to the community, this just might be the right venue for you.  This past weekend saw the CERT team members run the medical aid station, direct traffic and look for lost children.

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 motivated citizens to assist in vital roles during various community and regional emergencies.  CERT volunteers are trained to respond to emergency situations in their communities and workplaces. They provide critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at disaster sites. CERT members deliver basic emergency medical treatment, disaster fire suppression, and light search and rescue services to their community in coordination with professional emergency responders. 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 practical training on various related topics and qualify for several Massachusetts and 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”.

(CERT members take a break from directing traffic at Route 85/30)

Have you registered to vote yet???

Last day to register for the Presidential/ November 4 election is TODAY

The Town Clerk's office is open today from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Election Time

(contributed photo)

October 15, 2008 - The Democratic Town Committe set up a voting booth and box to introduce youngsters to the voting scene.  The informal results were:

  • Obama/Biden - 74 - 62%
  • McCain/Palin - 44 - 37%
  • Nader - 1 - 1%

Eldridge is SEIU 509 “Legislator of the Year”

Union Cites Commitment to Quality Services & Economic Opportunity

SEIU Local 509, the Massachusetts Union for Human Service Workers, has named State Representative Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) their 2008 “Legislator of the Year.”  The union cited Representative Eldridge’s consistent commitment to fighting for economic opportunity for working families across the Commonwealth and his leadership in working to improve the quality of services for Massachusetts most vulnerable residents.

“I am honored to be recognized by SEIU Local 509 because of their members’ strong commitment to vulnerable populations like at-risk children, elders, and people with disabilities,” said Eldridge.  “It is a privilege to serve as a representative and advocate in the Legislature for the families of my district.  Expanding economic opportunity for all and improving our quality of life are the goals on which I’m focused, and SEIU Local 509 has been an important partner in these endeavors.”

SEIU Local 509’s president, Michael Grunko, calls Eldridge “one of the most consistent advocates for families and working people in the state.  He is also a thoughtful and reliable supporter of services for children, elders, and people with disabilities.”

Eldridge has been a strong proponent of investing in public higher education and workforce training programs to better equip workers with the skills necessary for jobs that will allow them to provide for their families.  Further, Eldridge has been a leading voice in the effort to increase the minimum wage in Massachusetts.  Holding that health care should be a right, not a privilege, Eldridge has also fought to make health care more comprehensive and affordable.

            SEIU Local 509 is the largest union of human service workers in Massachusetts, representing about 11,000 workers in state and community agencies.  SEIU 509 is in the forefront of advocating for quality human services

ARHS sports 10/15/0
Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ St. Bernards Central 3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions 3:45PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions 3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions 5:00PM
Assabet Valley Reg. H. S. 10/15/08
 Boys Varsity Golf @ CAL CHAMPIONSHIP 9:00AM
 Boys JV Golf @ Hudson High School Click for directions 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions 7:00PM

Mary M. (Lane) Stacey



Mary M. (Lane) Stacey, 76 of Southborough died Sunday, October 12, at Boston Medical Center after a short illness.

She was the wife of the late James W. Stacey who passed away in 1999.

Born in Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lenora (Acevedo) Lane.

Mrs. Stacey was a graduate of Bridgewater State College and worked for many years as the Finn School Librarian in Southborough and later as a substitute teacher at both Finn and Neary School.

She was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southborough and a past president, secretary and treasurer of the Friends of the Southborough Library. She was a member of REAM and Southborough Senior Citizens, where she was an avid cribbage player.

She enjoyed knitting and shopping, however her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Leslie M. Bartolini of Southborough; Robert E. Stacey of North Hampton, NH; James L. Stacey of Ashland; Amy Stacey-Daloia and her Husband Joe Daloia of Southborough; a son in law Paul Bartolini of Southborough;3 sisters, Sally Lane, Roberta Tedford both of FL; Natalie Whitmarsh of Peabody; 4 grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, & Anthony Bartolini, and Joshua Stacey.

Visiting hours are will be held on Thursday, October 16, from 4 to 8 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 17, at 10:30 AM at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St, Southborough. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions maybe sent in her memory to Friends of the Library, 25 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772


Above: The cooks and servers get a photo break at the Southborough Community House.


  Left: Patrons enjoyed a wonderful meal topped off with Apple Crisp at the Annual Dinner sponsored by the Community House as a way to raise funds for the building.

A few more race photos from Heritage Day Weekend

Full Moon over Southborough

October 15, 2008 - Clouds pop in and out sometimes blocking the moon last night.

The Police Found several Modes of Travel this weekend

Officer Rick Mattioli stops traffic while on Bike patrol.

Sgt. Tim Slatkavitz leads the parade on the SPD motorcycle.

Sgt. Jane Moran was on foot patrol and in the cruiser at times.

Reserve Police officer Ron Mattioli drives the DARE cruiser in the parade.

Quiet Time

October 14, 2008 - Great weather, nice setting, good time to talk with friends.

Haunted Happening 2008   

Saturday, October 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm   Rain
or Shine

4-H Camp Middlesex, 1031 Erickson Road, Ashby, MA will host the 5th Annual
Haunted Happening and Spooky Walk

Back by popular demand!  This fun, family oriented event features a ghostly
guided walk through Haunted Hill.  Come in costume and enjoy scary storiesin
front of the fire, scarecrows, pumpkins, games, facepainting, crafts,warm
drinks and delicious treats, and a costume parade at 7:30.  Fun for all

Tickets will be sold at the entrance: General Admission - $8.00, under 3
free. Admission includes 3 game tickets. Proceeds to support Camp Middlesex
and County 4-H Programs.  For further information, please visit us at
www.campmiddlesex.com, email us at director@campmiddlesex.com  or call
978-386-7704. In our continuing effort to support our local food bank, there
will be a box at the bridge for dry food/can donations. Bring 2 can/dry good
items, and save $1.00 !!

Still Life

October 14, 2008 - Insects are still out as shown by this one on a field flower.

First Heritage Days

October 14, 2008 - Just two of the babies that enjoyed their first Southborough Heritage Day.

A Happy Winner

October 14, 2008 - Germaine Valentine won the free Pet kit from the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness Committee.  The group had an informational table with brochures and how to put a disaster kit together for your pet.  Germaine has two cats she can use the kit with.  For more information on emergency pet disaster kits and how to plan ahead click here. 

Rte 85 colored

October 14, 2008 - Vibrant colors along Route 85 near the Sudbury Reservoir settling ponds.

Buffalo Soldiers Honor a Gracious Supporter

October 14, 2008 - Sunday night members of the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage including Southborough resident and Buffalo Soldier Pete Depina feted dinner and a ceremony for a quiet man that has supported his long-time employee Pete and the Buffalo Soldiers.  Mr. Kevin Holmes  of TriState Trucking and his family were the guests of honor as Mr. Depina gave speeches that at times brought laughter and tears to the eyes of those in attendance.  The Troopers presented Mr. Holmes with the mounted horse statue, a plaque honoring his support and a painting "Fort Davis" by Robert Summers.

Southborough meetings

October 13 - October 17, 2008





Board of Library Trustees 10/14 5:00 PM Meeting Room Library
Board of Selectmen 10/14 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Southboro Housing Authority 10/15 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Road
10/15 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Community Preservation 10/16 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Southborough Public Library

Support your troops this weekend at the Senior Center.

Senior Schedule

Monday 13

Tuesday 14

Wednesday 15

Thursday 16

Friday 17

Columbus Day

Heritage Day

8:30 Walking Group

9:00 AM Newport Playhouse Mini-bus trip

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf


9:30 AM Tai Chi

9:00 AM painting

9:30 Mah Jongg independent


11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 Pool

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 movie/bag lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 Creative Writers

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
  12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch    

1:00 PM Water Aerobics

2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM bridge 1:00 PM Water Aerobics

The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund

Family Fun Run and Walk

November 9, 2008

10 am

At the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land

$10 Registration for the 4K Race and Family Fun Walk

Prizes for Top Runners!

Plus Cow Pie Contest: $20 Square could win $300!

For more information visit www.southborobelties.org  or email

Joyceg1@yahoo.com or lpbourdon@aol.com


Heritage Day brings out Huge Crowd

October 13, 2008 - Police estimated a few thousand people showed up in great weather for the Annual Heritage Day festivities.


October 13, 2008 - Democratic supporters march for Jamie Eldridge, Carolyn Dykema and Danielle Gregoire march in the Heritage Day Parade.

Jamie Eldridge Celebrates Southborough's Vibrant Community at Heritage Day

SOUTHBOROUGH - State Representative Jamie Eldridge, the only Democrat in the race to succeed Pam Resor to represent the Middlesex & Worcester district in the State Senate, joined hundreds of area residents in celebrating the vibrant community of Southborough at today's Heritage Day festivities.

Representative Eldridge marched with a number of supporters in the Heritage Day Parade, as did 8th Middlesex district State Representative candidate Carolyn Dykema and 4th Middlesex district State Representative candidate Danielle Gregoire.  (The 8th Middlesex district includes precincts 2 and 3 of Southborough, and the 4th Middlesex district includes precinct 1.)

"Joining hundreds of families in Southborough coming together to celebrate our shared sense of community is a wonderful way to spend a day," noted Representative Eldridge.  "As the next State Senator for Southborough and the entire Middlesex & Worcester district, I look forward to serving as an advocate in the Legislature for Southborough's families, fighting for more local aid to strengthen our public schools and public safety, expanding our economy and creating jobs, and protecting our environment."

Representative Eldridge has earned the endorsements of four dozen local officials from all 14 communities of the Middlesex & Worcester state Senate district, including Southborough Selectman Salvatore Giorlandino and Southborough School Committee Chair Susan Dargan.

Political Support

October 13, 2008 - Dan Haley shakes hands along the parade route at Southborough's Heritage Day.

Carbon Monoxide Incident

October 13, 2008 - (file copy- Southborough Ambulance)  Last night shortly after 9:00 PM Southborough police received a call from a person requesting that the police check on a resident of Fairview Drive. The caller reported their friend was about to harm himself. Southborough Police and Fire responded. First on scene were the police officers who located the victim in the attic. High levels of Carbon Monoxide were detected and the officers were told to evacuate the building immediately. Southborough Fire stuck a box and called in mutual aid ambulances from Hopkinton and Westborough. The victim (unidentified at this time) was transported to Marlborough Hospital. Two police officers were taken back to Southborough Fire Headquarters for Oxygen treatment. It was determined that they be transported via Hopkinton Ambulance to UMASS, Worcester for treatment of inhalation of Carbon Monoxide. Back at the scene fire officials ventilated the building. The home was then secured and sealed off. The State Police CPAC unit was notified and responded to the Fairview Drive address. The Southborough Police midnight shift was ordered in early to cover for those officers getting treatment at the hospital. *Update to this article the victim that was located in the attic was pronounced deceased at the hospital later that night. A name had not been released until notification of next to kin.



Saturday, October 18, 2008


Join SVT Executive Director Ron McAdow for a stroll on SVT conservation land. Explore one of SVT’s western treasures, an 88 acre drumlin known as Cedar Hill which SVT acquired in 1993. In recent years, the “boroughs” have created interconnecting trails between SVT land and town and state lands. For this trip, you will venture to the top of Cedar Hill, overlooking the headwaters of the Sudbury and Assabet Rivers, as well as other significant landmarks. Ron’s knowledge of the local flora and fauna will enhance the experience of this autumnal l morning stroll Members: Free, Non-members: $10.00. Reservations required. Please register on-line at svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

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

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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.       

Get Ready to Vote

The November elections are fast approaching. Have you registered yet? You have until October 15, 2008 to register or you will not be allowed to vote. For more information on how to register to vote click here. The Southborough Town Hall can register you during their regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will be open special hours on Wednesday, OCTOBER 15, 2008. It is the LAST DAY to REGISTER to Vote or change political party for the Nov. 4th Election.  Town Clerk's Office will be open from 8am to 8pm on Oct. 15th.

Will you be out of state or country during the election? Do you go to college out of State? Do you have a disability that would make you unable to attend the election? If you are a registered voter and want to vote in this election you must pick up and return an absentee ballot by NOON, November 3, 2008. For more information on who may or how you should vote with an absentee ballot click here.

Hours for voting will be 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. on Tuesday November 4, 2008.   Voting locations in Southborough are Precinct 1 - Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road; Precinct 2 The Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road; Precinct 3 - Finn School, 60 Richards Road.

There are three (3) ballot questions this year.

#1. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

#2. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

#3. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

For more information on the Ballot Questions click here.

On the election ballot will be:

President/Vice President of the United States:

Barack H. O’Bama Jr. and Joseph R. Biden Jr. Democrat or John S. McCain III/Sarah H. Palin Republican candidate Candidates

Senator in Congress:

John F. Kerry - Democrat or Jeffrey K. Beatty - Republican

Representative in Congress:

James P. McGovern - Democrat

Governors Council:

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - Democrat

Senator in General Court

Steven L. Levy - Republican or James B. Eldridge - Democrat

Representative in General Court Precinct 1

Arthur G. Vigeant - Republican or Danielle W. Gregoire - Democrat or Joseph L. Valianti - Independent

Representative in General Court Precinct 2 & 3

Carolyn C. Dykema - Democrat or Dan Haley - Republican

For more information on voter questions:

Click here for the Massachusetts Elections Division

Click here for where do I vote

Click here for the 2008 Information for voters handbook

Sidney D. Tyner



Sidney D. Tyner 74 of Westborough, formerly of Florida and Southborough died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 12, 2008.

He was the husband of Lorraine (Bryne) Tyner of Westborough.

Born in Waltham he was the son of the late Sidney P. and Beatrice (Mills) Tyner.

Mr. Tyner was raised in Dorchester and was a US Marine veteran with the rank of Staff Sargent who served in Korea. He earned his bacholar degree from Northeastern University in Boston and worked for many years at Data General from which he retired from as the Materials Director. He was an active, long time member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southbrough. Mr. Tyner’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Cherylanne Mealhow of Billerica; Sidney D. Tyner, Jr of Tewksbury; Mark A. Tyner of Westford; his stepchildren, Debora A. Harrison of Hopkinton; Michael Cellucci of S. Easton; two sisters, Evelyn Austin of Attleboro; Phyllis White of AZ; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 15, from 2 to 4PM and 7 to 9 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, morrisfuneralparlor.com

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 16, at 11 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough

Memorial contributions maybe sent in his memory to MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130

Light Up Southborough

October 12, 2008 - Pumpkins sit on the wall of Common Street tonight.  A huge crowd of spectators turned out to view the artistic pumpkins.  Each year the talent and competition seem to get more intense.

Stony Brook Museum Meeting

October 12, 2008 - Members of the Stony Brook Museum committee discuss the ongoing negotiations for the Nichols house.  Discussions started last year between the committee, the Town of Southborough and the MWRA to acquire the Nichols home for a museum to house a fabulous collection of Buffalo Soldier memorabilia and farm and community history relating to the Sudbury Reservoir.  The Buffalo Soldiers will be marching in tomorrow's parade.

The First of the Runners

October 12, 2008 - The first of the runners appear on Middle Road by the Reservoir for today's Heritage Day Run.

Haunted Happening 2008   

Saturday, October 18 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm   Rain
or Shine

4-H Camp Middlesex, 1031 Erickson Road, Ashby, MA will host the 5th Annual
Haunted Happening and Spooky Walk

Back by popular demand!  This fun, family oriented event features a ghostly
guided walk through Haunted Hill.  Come in costume and enjoy scary storiesin
front of the fire, scarecrows, pumpkins, games, facepainting, crafts,warm
drinks and delicious treats, and a costume parade at 7:30.  Fun for all

Tickets will be sold at the entrance: General Admission - $8.00, under 3
free. Admission includes 3 game tickets. Proceeds to support Camp Middlesex
and County 4-H Programs.  For further information, please visit us at
www.campmiddlesex.com, email us at director@campmiddlesex.com  or call
978-386-7704. In our continuing effort to support our local food bank, there
will be a box at the bridge for dry food/can donations. Bring 2 can/dry good
items, and save $1.00 !!

Big Guns

October 12, 2008 - A field in Stow became WWII all over as German and American re-enactors with German 88's, tanks, rifles, machine guns and men all showed up to re-enact WWII.  The sound of the big guns could be heard for miles including Southborough where the police dept had received numerous calls about explosions.

A German Medic holds up his hands in surrender as the American's move in.

Cemetery Commemoration

October 12, 2008 -The speaker is Barbara Donohue, RPA.  Barbara is a professional archaeologist.    "Two years ago a ground penetrating radar was conducted to determines if the Old Burial Ground contained unmarked graves as town records show 819 definite and 307 possible burials, yet there are only 319 stone markers.  As a result of the GPR survey approximately 800 unmarked graves were identified." (source, Barbara's handout).


October 12, 2008 - If you see this beetle please report it ASAP.  The Asian Long Horned Beetle is about 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch long with jet black body and mottled white spots on the back.  The long antennae are 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 times the body length with distinctive black and white bands on each segment.  The feet have a bluish tinge.  An affected tree will have niches or oval to round pits in the bark for laying eggs.  Round holes 3/8 inch in diameter or larger are created as the adult beetle emerge from the tree. They give the appearance of "bullet Holes" in the tree.  An accumulation of coarse sawdust can be discovered  under where the beetle larvae bore into the main tree stem and branches.  Click here to file a report if you have seen it.

MBTA Schedule Additions

We are pleased to announce that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has reached agreement with CSXT Corporation and the MBTA to expand service on the Worcester line.  On Monday, October 27th, 2008, new schedules will go into effect which will include the addition of five commuter trains serving Worcester. 


The changes to the Worcester Line are as follows:




Monday through Friday


Train P500, the 5:40am train from Framingham to Boston, will now depart Worcester at 4:45am arriving at South Station at 6:31am and making all intermediate station stops approximately 5 minutes earlier.


Train P504, the 6:50am train from Framingham to Boston, will now depart Worcester at 6:05am, making all intermediate stops to Boston.


Train P526, the 3:53pm train from Framingham to Boston, will now depart Worcester at 4:30pm, arriving in Boston at 6:05pm.




Monday through Friday


Train P501, the 5:30am train from South Station to Framingham, will now depart South Station at 4:00am and will extend to Worcester, arriving at 5:14am.


Train P517, the 2:45pm train from South Station, will now depart South Station 2:40pm and will be extended all the way to Worcester, arriving at 4:13pm.


Printable PDF format copies of schedules are available at http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/lines/?route=WORCSTER


Commuter rail service information, including updated commuter rail advisories/alerts is available on the MBTA website at www.mbta.com, or by calling the MBTA Customer Support Services Center at 617-222-3200.



Thank you for riding commuter rail.


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Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail

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