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November 16,  2008 - November 22, 2008

Historic Massachusetts Moment

November 21, 2008 - In a historic moment Massachusetts reorganized and re-designated the 54th Massachusetts Regiment at the State House today.  Here General Carter appears with members of the 54th Regiment.  Below, members of the Buffalo Soldiers show their support for the 54th. 

Small Electrical Fire

11/21/08 - A small electrical fire at Southborough Medical Group forced patients, doctors and nurses to evacuate the building. Firefighters found an electric powerstrip that had melted.  Patrons were allowed back into the mezzine area until the wiring inspector had been contacted.

What's going on around town this weekend?

10/22 & 23 - Gulbankian's open house

10/22 - First Community Church Pie Sale - 8am - 2 pm or til sold out in front of Mauro's mkt

10/22 - Community House Artisan Sale - 9:30 Am to 3:00 PM

10/22 & 23 ARHS play - The Underpants - 8:00 PM

10/22 - Dan Nichols - B'nai Shalom Coffee House - Westborough 8:00 PM

10/23 - NE Sports Center MA Down Syndrome Congress Bruins Alumni skate - 12:00 Pm free skate - 1:00 PM silent auction -

Open House

November 22 & 23 from 10 AM - 5 PM

Coffee and Refreshments

Gourmet foods, Melissa & Doug Toys, unique gifts, greenery, Kissing balls and more


Sudbury Valley Trustees

Learn About Our Winter Birds

December 11, 2008 7:00PM-9:00PM

Wolbach Farms, Sudbury MA

Sudbury Valley Trustees Executive Director, Ron McAdow, will be speaking about winter birds in our region at the SVT headquarters at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. This event will take place on December 11 from 7PM to 9PM. This slide lecture is for all who would like to learn about the birds at their feeders, as well as other birds such as owls, that are with us throughout the winter. Reservations Requested. No charge for members. Non-member fee is $10. Please call 978-443-5588 for information and reservations or visit svtweb.org.

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.

ARHS sports 11/22/08
 Boys JV Football VS Westboro High School Algonquin 10:00AM
 Boys Freshman Football VS Westboro High School Algonquin 1:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Tech High School 11/22/08
Boys Varsity Football VS Keefe Technical High Scho Football Field 1:00PM

(file photo from exercise)

Operation Double Trouble tests regional response to dangerous incidents in Southborough

More than 80 officials from six towns* and several public, state and private agencies** gathered at the Southborough Senior Center on June 24 to test Southborough’s plans to respond to a dangerous situation in the town’s schools and a hazardous materials spill within the town’s borders. The operation was called “Double Trouble” and the scenario was a nightmare: an accident on Route 9 at the Volvo Dealership west of Parkerville Rd. resulted in a gasoline tanker flipped on its side and leaking gasoline. The SUV that caused the accident fled the scene and caused another accident at the split of Flagg Road and Deerfoot Rd. Two armed men ran from the car into the woods toward Trottier Middle School.

For four hours, officials responded as though the incident were real. They used Southborough’s emergency plans for a lockdown of the Trottier Middle School, for requesting help from area towns, and for dealing with a hazardous materials incident. They closed roads and diverted traffic, transported accident victims, dispatched a SWAT team, worked to contain the leaking gasoline and apprehended the suspects.

“The purpose of the exercise was to test and evaluate the response of Southborough’s public safety and school plans,” said Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro. “The exercise also allowed surrounding communities to test their own plans. The scenario was extreme, but if we’re going to be prepared to respond to all incidents, small and large, and keep our residents safe, we needed something this big to help us identify our strengths as well as where we need improvement.”

Working through the incident was only the beginning. After its conclusion, a detailed analysis was generated and delivered. According to the analysis, the exercise’s objectives were met, and at its conclusion, public safety, school safety, victim care, criminal apprehension and communication among the responders and to the community were all addressed in a satisfactory manner.

There is always room for improvement such as creating maps of all schools with elevations to include numbered windows and doors; create training for volunteers to assist with dispatch duties; and purchasing vests that clearly identify responders’ community and agency.

“When an incident of this magnitude occurs, resources from many communities are required to stabilize and reduce the loss. Therefore, this was an excellent opportunity for several communities to train in this manner”, said Westborough LEPC Chairman and Fire Lt. Bob Rand.

The exercise was funded through a grant Southborough received from the Central Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council in coordination with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. The exercise was developed and facilitated by Quabbin Healthcare Consulting, Inc. located in Petersham, Massachusetts.

*Southborough, Northborough, Ashland, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Westborough

** Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Massachusetts State Police, Mass Highway, Massachusetts Dept. of Health, Westborough State Hospital, Worcester County Sheriff’s Dept., American Red Cross, Marlborough Hospital, AMR Ambulance, Patriot Ambulance, Ted’s of Fayville Towing, St. Mark’s School, Electrical Wiring, EMC Corporation

Sunset Flag

November 21, 2008 - Sunset colors Fayville in the background of the island with the flag.

Looking for a Massachusetts grown turkey

click here for Massachusetts Turkey farms.

Heading for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2008 - A rafter of Turkeys pick through corn stubble in a Southborough field.


Annual Sale

Southborough First Community Church

Saturday, November 22,

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM or until we are “sold out.” Just in time for Thanksgiving Day, the pie

In front of Mauro's Café Southborough

Breads and pies. Blueberry, lemon, meringue, banana cream, and the always-popular “apple pie.”

The Jason Spooner Trio – this  multi-award winning New England-based songwriter discovered his father’s collection of eight-track tapes as a child and never looked back. After early exposure to songwriter legends like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and Van Morrison along with Motown heavies like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, Jason was inspired to start making the rounds on coffee house stages in his teens. Shortly thereafter, he spent time in Europe performing in folk & blues clubs and on the streets of London and around Spain. Once back in the states, he landed a job at a roots & blues record label where he witnessed numerous Blues legends (including members of the original Muddy Waters band ) making magic in recording sessions. Before long, Jason jumped head-first into the Northeast's burgeoning songwriter scene. Jason's writing style continues to emerge as a crucial strength that sets this Portland, Maine-based artist apart from the fray of young songwriters populating the New England music scene. In recent news, Jason won the International finals of the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong contest held in New York City. He was also honored as a national finalist in the 2007 Starbucks Music Makers competition in Boston.


19 year old Emily Elbert is a singer/songwriter with deep musical roots and a love for creative expression. Her music has delighted audiences and music critics alike with her jazz-infused sound, which she describes as “acoustic soul-folk.” Fresh off a northeast run with G Love and Special Sauce and a showcase spot at the Folk Alliance Festival in Memphis, Elbert is already making a name for herself. Her love of music from around the world, and distinctive combination of jazz, folk, soul, blues, and pop creates a sound that engages the hearts, minds, and ears of listeners around the globe. Emily blends a hip musical perspective with an in-depth knowledge of classic favorites to create unique vocal and guitar arrangements. Texas Instruments recently licensed videos of two of Emily’s songs to demonstrate their new video cell phones throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. So far in 2008, she has been a featured performer at the North American Folk Music Alliance conference in Memphis, toured the Northeast with G Love & Special Sauce and the Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski Martin & Wood), has opened for Patty Larkin, Ruthie Foster, Kaki King, Marcia Ball and Ben Taylor. 


For Southborough Advisory Committee Website click here for the latest info on what is going on with the committee.


Beverly Rose Holbrook Farrell



Beverly Rose Holbrook Farrell, 74, of Falmouth and formerly of Ashland died on November 20, 2008 at UMass. Medical Center in Worcester after a short illness.

She was the wife of Edward L. Farrell who passed in 2004.

Mrs. Farrell was a senior sponsor for AA for many years. She was an avid gardener and had many artistic talents, such as painting and interior decorating. She also loved the ocean enjoyed traveling with her husband, Ed.

She is survived by her children, Donna Holbrook and George Moccia of Auburn; Cathy Wise and her husband Claude of CA; Victor Holbrook of Marlborough; Darlene Abro and her husband Ken of Northborough; Lynn Holbrook of SC; Karen Peloquin and her husband Paul of Douglas; a sister, Lea Vinal and her husband David of Marston Mills; 6 grandchildren, Shannon Holbrook; Elizabeth, Erica, & Samantha Abro; Ashley Wise; Joseph Saporetti; and a great granddaughter Alise Holbrook; 6 stepchildren, Brian, Brenda, Terry, Tim, Maureen & Joan; and 13 step grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 3 to 6PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral home service will be held on Monday, Nov. 24, at 11 AM .
Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in her memory to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, Ma 01702

Leo A. Dragomani


Leo A. Dragomani, 84, of Watertown, and formerly of Southborough, Framingham and Phoenix, AZ, died on November 18, 2008 at Metro West Medical Center in Natick.

He was the husband of the late Marie (Cotugno) Dragomani, who passed away in 1994.

Mr. Dragomani was a graduate of the former Peters High School in Southborough and a US Army Veteran serving for more then 23 years and in 2 wars. He retired in 1965 at the rank of Lt. Colonel. His career in the Army took him to Europe, Korea, Hawaii, and Iran.

After he retired from the military he went to work for Honeywell as an assistant to the Vice President for 12 years before retiring to Phoenix, AZ where he lived for 20 years before moving back to Massachusetts to be close to his children.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.

He is survived by his children, Sharon Dragomani of Milford; John Dragomani and his wife Joan Doucette of Oxford; a sister Ida Urbinati of Fayville; 2 brothers, Virgil of Lunenburg, VT; Andrew Dragomani of Westborough; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough


A Funeral Mass will be held on Sat. Nov. 22, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Alzhiemer' s Assoc. 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472.

Margaret Murphy



FRANKLIN Margaret "Babe" P. Murphy, 86, of Franklin, and formerly of Southborough and Belmont, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation of Milford, after an illness. She is survived by a brother, James Murphy Jr., of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; four nephews; two nieces; and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews. Her funeral will take place Friday, Nov. 21, at 9 a.m., from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 19 Winter St., Milford. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Road, Medford. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Thursday, Nov. 20, 4 to 8 p.m.

November 20, 2008 - Geese check out the grains left from corn stubble in a field in Southborough.

Sudbury Valley Trustees Lecture Series

Nature in Our Lives and Imaginations

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 7:30PM -9:30PM

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Sudbury Valley Trustees welcomes Bryan Windmiller to its lecture series on Tuesday Dec 9 from 7:30PM to 9:30PM at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. Bryan is a herpetologist and environmental consultant, specializing in the conservation of amphibian and reptile species. Bryan’s talk is entitled “No Refuge is an Island” and will address why we should and how we can shift our conservation model to include active management beyond the edge of our refuges.  Global climate change, outbreaks of introduced diseases and invasive species, animal migrations that cross jurisdictional boundaries, these and many other large-scale conservation issues often threaten native species within the World’s largest protected areas. In suburban Massachusetts, it is particularly evident that the model of purchasing and declaring land to be a “refuge” is no guarantee that the animal and plant populations inhabiting these refuges are adequately protected.

Members-$5.00. Non-members-$10. Reservations Required. Please call 978-443-5588 for information and reservations or visit www.svtweb.org

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.

Project Smile
FALL NEWS | Part 1 www.projectsmile.org


The perfect gift:

Project Smile's 2009 Calendar

Project Smile 2009 fundraiser calendars now available. Click here to get yours today! Includes a raffle entry.


Be sure to check out more great event photos at www.projectsmile.org/events.htm.

4th Annual Halloween & Child Safety Extravaganza Great Success

Over 750 children and parents attended Project Smile’s 4th Annual Halloween and Child Safety event on October 25 in Worcester.

During the fun family event, children enjoyed free candy, caricatures courtesy of Leopard Spots Artistic Services, balloon art, face painting, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, watched demonstrations of a Mass. State Police dog “at work”, were provided with child identification kits courtesy of the CHIPS program and enjoyed many games/activities.

Children and parents were able meet police officers and fire fighters and view safety equipment. Other participants included the Worcester Police, Worcester Fire, Mass. State Police, Worc. County Sheriff’s Department, Mass. Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Ronald McDonald, Noah’s Ark Teddy Bear Workshop and Watch Me Grow Productions.

The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Paul Davis Restoration and platinum sponsor AAA Southern New England, Sam’s Club and silver sponsors, Bay State Savings Bank, Sullivan Insurance and Digital Credit Union. A special thank you to everyone who helped volunteer at the event- the event would not have been a success without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

For more photos from the event, please visit www.projectsmile.org/events.htm

Curtiss-Wright Controls Donates $1,000 to Project Smile

The Littleton based office of embedded computing manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Controls recently made a $1,000 donation to support Project Smile.

During a summer cook-out for the company, the office held a dunk tank event. For a dollar donation, employees could try dunking any manager they wanted to! Project Smile was selected from a dozen organizations to receive the funds based on its mission and focus. The original fundraising goal was $150, with a matching contribution by Curtiss-Wright. Thanks to the generous employees and company support, the event was a big success.

“We are very happy to have this donation,” said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director. “We are working hard to reach more police and fire departments than ever, so these funds are very important to us.”

Project Smile Mentioned on the Today Show

Project Smile was mentioned on the November 19 broadcast of the Today Show. The NBC morning show was featuring an eco friendly segment and interviewed Helen Coronato, author of “Eco Friendly Families”.

Ms. Coronato referenced Project Smile during the interview in regards to Project Smile’s mission of donating stuffed animals for children involved in traumatic situations.

This was an exciting moment for Project Smile, as it is the organization’s first mention on a nationally broadcast television show. According to the Cision broadcast monitoring company, an estimated 4.9 million people viewed that segment.

Sealing of the Cracks

November 19, 2008 - Police watch traffic as a seal coat company blows out the cracks on Parkerville Road and fills them with sealant to alleviate water and frost problems later this winter.

Holiday Gifts on the Common

Southborough, MA

12 local artisans at the Community House on Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 9:30AM-3:00PM

Free Admission




December 6th 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Woodward School

Raffles, gifts, snacks

An annual event where your child brings their list of names to buy for. A boy scout will meet the child and escort them through the maze of wonderful gifts to choose from. The gifts will then be wrapped and the child returns to the parent.

While your child is shopping, you may purchase a snack or a raffle ticket at the raffle table.



As many of you know, we are in search of replacing Ned Gallagher in June upon his contract completion. Ned has been the principal

at Algonquin for 11 years now and we thank him for his service. A search committee is being formed to help with the process of

selecting a top-notch candidate for this highly visible position. We would like to have 2 parents on the search committee; one from

Southborough and one from Northborough. If you are interested please send an email to CGobron@nsboro.k12.ma.us


Word has it that although it will not be the official opening, Walgreens will be open tomorrow at 7:00 AM, November 20, 2008

Walgreens is located on the SW corner of Route 9 and Oak Hill Road.


11/20 Play-The Underpants, 8:00pm
11/21 Play-The Underpants, 8:00pm
11/22 Play-The Underpants, 8:00pm

Fire Log

Sunday 11/16/08





Monday 11/17/08




C27 CAPT MAURO  Click Here for more Fire Log


St. Anne and St. Matthew Parishes will host a team again this year to compete in the Office for Youth Ministry Basketball League. The schedule includes 8 games which will be played primarily on Sundays with some games also on Saturdays. The regular season begins in late December and ends with playoffs held in early march. The team will practice at the Finn School gym every Wednesday night from 8:00-9:30pm. Please contact Denise Howard at 508-624-7245 or dhoward555@aol.com if you are interested in participating.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Sports 11/20/08
Boys JV Football @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions 3:30PM


Power Sweep

November 18, 2008 - A scene from Northborough Road looking south.  National Grid powerlines skirt the aqueduct before heading eastward.  Tower in the background is located at EMC near Crystal Pond Road and Washington Street.

St. Mark's Hosts Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Please join the Ecumenical Lay Council members as St. Mark's hosts the United Parishes of Southborough's annual Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30pm. Light refreshments and a chance to get reacquainted with Lenten Series friends will follow. If you would like to contribute a baked dessert, please sign up in the Parish Hall. Child care will be provided.

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

2008 Holiday Open House

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 22nd and 23rd

10am to 5 pm

Please join us in our gift shop!


We will be sampling our Stonewall Kitchen line, coffee and refreshments served.

Come see what’s new….great hostess gifts!

-Full Line of Stonewall Kitchen jams, baking mixes etc.

-Scented Soy Candles & flameless candles

-Aromatique Potpourri, gift sets, diffusers etc.

-Holiday Entertaining gifts-wine markers, spreaders

-Unique Christmas ornaments & cards

-Stylish t-shirts and sweaters

-Beautiful jewelry

-Pre-made gift baskets

-Aloe and fragrant green tea body care

-Melissa and Doug Toys

-Indoor topiaries & Bulb kits


                        We will also have fresh balsam wreaths and kissing balls for sale.


For information:  508-485-8979


Business News -Southborough

Averion Revenues Double Following Hesperion Acquisition Averion, a contract research organization (CRO) specializing in oncology, reported its third quarter revenues more than doubled following its acquisition of Swiss CRO Hesperion.

Net service revenue for the three months ended September 30 was $15.9 million, compared with $7.8 million for the same period last year. The Southborough, Mass.-based company’s direct expenses for the third quarter of 2008 increased $5.7 million over third quarter 2007 to $9.9 million. The Hesperion acquisition, completed in October 2007, contributed $5.4 million to those third quarter expenses.

“We continued to realize positive trends in our net service revenue despite the difficulties facing many of our clients who are currently seeking additional sources of funds,” said Averion CEO Markus Weissbach, M.D., Ph.D., in a company statement. “We continue to manage our business very carefully and capitalize on the efficiencies of our expanded international operations through the integration of Hesperion and Averion.”

Averion expanded its European operations last month with the opening of a Czech Republic office, and the CRO continues to look for other expansion opportunities (both geographically and in the services it provides), according to Weissbach. Averion has U.S. offices in California, Maryland and New York; and international offices in France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, Israel, Germany, Austria, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

Northborough Southborough Girls Lacrosse 2009 Registration

Open Registration Begins Dec 8th
(Dec 1st for Returning Players)

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY: Open registration dates are Dec 8 – Jan 4.
Restricted registration for returning players only, Dec 1 -Dec 7. Returning players are guaranteed participation if they register early in this time period. In past seasons, we have accommodated all players who sign up on time, but sign up early; space is limited by field access and the number of volunteer coaches we are able to develop. Please consider the commitment and requirements prior to signing up. Players registering after Jan 4th will be placed on a wait list and there is a $25 late fee. All players provide their own equipment (NSGL provides goalie equipment). Multi-child family discounts are calculated at registration. No refunds after submission to US Lacrosse Membership.

FEES: We are forced to increase our fee this year due to increases in field usage fees, league, and referee fees. Please remember that your registration includes USLacrosse Membership and insurance, preseason indoor practices, jamborees, League dues, field usage fees, 8 games, referees, goalie equipment (players provide their own equipment), player clinics, end of season party, coaches’ education and certifications. We apologize for the increase, especially in the present economy but the new fee is comparable to other town lacrosse programs in the area. Scholarships are available in confidence, contact Nancy Hart

Player registration: $155 (includes US Lacrosse membership)

Uniforms for new players: $31 shirt, $24 skirt
(Players with uniforms from the 2008 season do not need to order new uniforms.)

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Monday December 8th at Algonquin High School Cafeteria 7-8 PM. New and returning players & parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will review the philosophy and rules of our league (MBGLL), answer questions, demo required equipment, and have uniforms on hand to verify sizes.

COACHES NEEDED: Recruiting new coaches, especially at 3rd/4th grade level. No experience necessary, training provided.

All age levels practice 2 times a week on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:45-7:15pm. To assist in your planning and scheduling, our practices have always been and will remain Wed/Fridays. A commitment to regular attendance at practices and games is expected. This is a developmental program, new skills are taught throughout the season. Attendance, not ability, determines playing time. A new process for team selection has been adopted to comply with league requirement of balanced teams at each age level. Indoor practices start the end of February, outdoor practices begin in March or when the fields are ready for play. Games are played on Sundays starting April 5, 19, 26 May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7. No games Easter or Memorial Day, but we do play on both weekends of April Vacation. Jamboree weekend June 13-14.

Age levels: determined by grade, not birthdate

Grades 7 & 8 (U15), Grades 5 & 6 (U13), Grades 3 & 4 (U11)

For More Information Go to www.nsgl.org

Hope to See You On the 8th!!

Christopher D. Kendall



Christopher D. Kendall, 55 of Southborough, died on Saturday, November 15, 2008, at his home, surrounded by family, after a long illness.

He was the husband of Lynann (Graves) Kendall for the past 18 years. Born in Dayton, KY he was the son of Mary (Whitney) Tremper of Cold Springs, KY and the late Dale Kendall.

Chris was a US Navy veteran and held a Master's in Computer Science. For many years he lived in California before moving to Southborough, his wife's home town. Chris taught at Heald Technical College of San Francisco and worked in the electronic industry, most recently was employed at Apple, Inc.

Chris enjoyed music, movies, the outdoors and was a loyal Red Sox Fan. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife and mother, Chris is survived by his 3 children Kathryn, Sara and Samuel Kendall of Southborough; 3 siblings Linda Neal of CA; Artie Kendall of Hawaii; Eve Kendall of Kansas; In-laws William & Margaret Stoddard of Southborough; Victor Graves of Somerville; a brother in law, Michael Graves and his wife Sara, and their children of Shrewsbury; and many loyal friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Thurs. Nov. 20, from 5 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) A Funeral Home service will be held at Morris Funeral Home on Fri. Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to U Mass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605

ARHS Girls Soccer was defeated tonight at Foley Field 2 - 1 by Minnechaug.  The team did an excellent job thoughout the season to get where they did and deserve a round of applause!

Algonquin Regional High School  Sports November 19, 2008

No events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School  Sports November 19, 2008

No events Scheduled

Congratulations to the ARHS Girls Soccer team

Central Division 1 Champions

Tomorrow they play Minnechaug for the State-semi finals for a chance to be in the State finals.

Girls Varsity Soccer @ STATE SEMI FINALS VS MINNECHAUG Foley Staduim 5:00PM


Santa to Arrive in Southborough on December 6


SOUTHBOROUGH, MA- Come and welcome Santa as he stops by for a visit to Southborough.

He will arrive by helicopter at noon on the field in front of St. Mark’s School, at the intersection of Routes 85 and 30. Santa will then cross the street to the Community House where he will be available for photographs and to listen to individual gift requests.

The $5/child or $10/family price of admission includes a photo with Santa, craft projects to do while waiting in line and light refreshments. This wonderful annual tradition is organized by Southborough Kindergroup, a cooperative organization.

Contact kmarous@kindergroup.com with any questions.


St. Mark's Church is having their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday Dec. 6th at 27 Main St from 10-2pm.

There will be fresh greens, handmade items, white elephant items, Santa, basket raffles and a silent auction.  We will be serving lunch from 11:30-1:30pm.  Admission is FREE!  All are welcome!  For further info, contact Deb Quinones


Celestial Events

EVENING PLANETS: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, are shining through the twilight side by side. You'll want to keep an eye on these two because they are drawing noticeably closer together every night.  Venus and Jupiter are converging on a patch of sky in Sagittarius where they will have a spectacular double-conjunction with the Moon at the end of the month. Don't wait until then, though. Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps and start watching now.

LEONID METEOR WATCH:  The Leonid meteor shower peaks this year on Nov. 17th and 18th.  Bright moonlight will probably spoil the show, but not necessarily.  Researchers who study Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, the source of the Leonids, say Earth is going to pass through one or two of the comet's dusty filaments.  Peak rates of 20 to 100 meteors per hour are possible during the early hours of Nov. 17th (especially 0000-0200 UT) and again during the waning hours of Nov. 18th (around 2130 UT).  These times favor sky watchers in Europe, Africa, and Asia.  Smaller numbers of Leonids could appear between the anticipated peak times. Meteor enthusiasts everywhere should monitor the sky on Nov. 17th and 18th; the hours before local dawn are usually best.

Paving and Ramp Widening Project Near Rt. 495/Exits 11 and 12: Hopkinton and Westborough
Ramp and Lane Closures

A pavement resurfacing project is under construction near Route 495 between exits 11 and 12, from Mile 104.9 to 107.2 in Hopkinton and Westborough on the eastbound and westbound sides of the MassPike.

The westbound on-ramp at Exit 11A will be closed for ramp widening work. The on-ramp will be closed from 8:00pm to 5:00am Monday through Thursday evening. Message boards advising motorists of the closure and recommended alternate routes are in place along approaching routes.

Single lane closures will be required Monday through Thursday westbound between 6:00am and 2:30pm and eastbound between 9:00am and 6:00pm and Friday westbound between 6:00am and 12:00pm.

Multiple lane closures will be required westbound Monday through Thursday between 8:00pm and 6:00am and Friday between 10:00pm and 6:00am.

People & Businesses In the News

Worcester-based Fallon Community Health Plan has appointed Kristen R. Veitch of Southboro as director of technical and business services. Ms. Veitch graduated from St. Anselm College. She previously worked at Private Healthcare Systems Inc., where she held positions in networking management and information technology.

R.W. Holmes Negotiates Three Leases Totaling 17,657 SF at The MetroWest Executive Center in Southborough, Mass.

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--R.W. Holmes has negotiated three leases on behalf of Firmin Avenue Joint Venture LLC at 2 Willow Street in Southborough.  The leases, signed with UpdateLogic, ViryaNet and Trigent Software, total 17,657s/f.


UpdateLogic signed a new lease for 3,800 s/f and was represented by Bob McGuire of CB Richard Ellis. The company provides a service called Update TV® which improves the overall television viewing experience for consumers.  


ViryaNet signed a lease renewal for 10,007 s/f.  For the past 20 years, ViryaNet has led the industry in providing productivity solutions for mobile field service organizations in the utility, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail industries.  ViryaNet was represented by R.W. Holmes?


Trigent Software signed a new lease for 3,850 s/f and will relocate their corporate headquarters to 2 Willow Street from 1 Apple Hill in Natick.  Trigent Software was represented by Robert Bryne of Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, LLC.   


Firmin Avenue Joint Venture LLC was represented in the UpdateLogic, ViryaNet and Trigent Software transactions by Garry Holmes and Scott Wyant of R.W. Holmes Realty Co. 


Thanksgiving Morning

5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run

Sponsored by NRG BAR & Southborough Recreation Department

Fundraiser for the

"Friends of the Southborough Recreation"

8:30 am Race Start!

Sign up early, registration field is 500 and will sell out.

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008

Time: Registration and # pick-up 7:00-8:00am

Place: Trottier School, 49 Parkerville Rd, Southborough, MA

Entry Fee: $20.00 if registration received before Nov. 25th and $25.00 on day of race (nonrefundable), Kids Fun Run is FREE!

Event Website and online sign up


Register In person:

Southborough Recreation,

21 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772

Checks payable to Friends of Recreation

Long sleeve technical T-Shirts to all pre entered athletes and the first 30 to register on race day

Kids Fun Run Age Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11

Prizes to Top Male and Female finishers

November 22, 2008 at 8 p.m  Westborough


B’nai Shalom 2008 Coffee House presents Dan Nichols, a nationally known entertainer specializing in Jewish-style music, will perform during a coffee house ., at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., when desserts will be served. Tickets, which range from $8/10 for children and youth groups to $15 and $20 for adults, can be obtained in advance by calling the temple at (508) 366-7191, visiting www.cbnaishalom.org/news/dannichols.php or at the door.

d a n n i c h o l s


Dan Nichols is one of the most popular and influential Jewish musicians in North America,

performing over 200 events a year. His music has become an important part of the Reform

Jewish movement, with synagogue youth and clergy alike incorporating it into their curriculum and

services. His last two albums have garnered critical acclaim and a legion of growing fans. Songs

like “L’takein (The Na Na Song),” “B’tzelem Elohim,” “Kehilah Kedoshah,” and “My Heart is in the

East” are some of the most popular songs in Reform Judaism today.

Northborough Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association (NSYLA)

Boys Lacrosse – Registration for Spring 2009 Season


Info available at www.NSYLA.org

Have questions about our program, click on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We are a member town of MBYLL.org

REGISTRATION: Open registration on-line at www.nsyla.org 11/11 – 12/5. Restricted registration for returning players only, online, from 11/4 -11/10. Returning players are guaranteed participation if they register early in this time period. In past seasons, we have accommodated all players who sign up on time, but sign up early; space is limited by field access and the number of volunteer coaches we are able to develop. Please consider the commitment and requirements prior to signing up. Players registering after Dec 5 will be placed on a wait list. All players provide their own equipment (NSYLA provides goalie equipment). Multi-child family discounts are calculated at registration. No refunds after submission to US Lacrosse Membership. There is a small increase in fees this year for U15 and U13 to purchase practice time at indoor facilities during the March pre-season. Scholarships are available in confidence.

Grades 7 & 8 (U15) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week, including Saturday mornings starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U15 is $175.

Grades 5 & 6 (U13) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week, including Saturday mornings starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U13 is $175.

Grades 3 & 4 (U11) is non-checking level, with practices twice a week, including Saturday mornings starting in March, plus a game each Sunday afternoon staring April to mid June. Cost for U11 is $110.

Grade 2 (U9) is a developmental program. This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse & teach basic stick handling skills, with one practice per week for eight weeks, & a few games TBA in May & June This program will begin in April when the outdoor fields are available. Cost for U9 is $75.

Crowds a plenty

November 16, 2008 - Crowds gathered at the Woodward school for the annual ice cream social and basket raffle which is the school's biggest fundraiser.

Channel 4 Videotapes

November 16, 2008 - Videographer Terry McNamara tapes the funeral procession as it moves along Route 85 yesterday.

Southborough meetings

November 17- November 21, 2008





ADVISORY COMMITTEE 11/17 8:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
SHOPC 11/17 5:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 11/17 7:00 PM community house main street
ASSABET VALLEY REG. VOC. DISTRICT SCHOOL COMM. 11/18 7:00 PM school committee conference room assabet
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRS. 11/18 5:00 PM Meeting room library
SOUTHBOROUGH EMERGENCY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT COMM. 11/18 10:00 am memorial hall fire station
11/19 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
MBTA TRIANGLE COMMITTEE 11/20 6:00 PM country kitchen cordaville Hall

Senior Schedule

Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

Friday 21

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 walking group

9:30 Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf

9:30 AM Cribbage

9:30 Tai Chi

9:30 AM painting

9:30 Mah Jong

10:30 Emerald Square bus trip
12:00 Monday blue plate special

11:00 Sr.singers

10:00 Creative Writers

12:00 PM Lunch

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

12:00 Lunch

12:000 Holiday crafts with light lunch

12:00 PM Christopher Heights Luncheon

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

1:00 water aerobics

2:00 Fitness 1:00 bridge 1:00 PM Water Aerobics
Symbols of a Funeral

November 16, 2008 - In the span of a few weeks many Southborough residents viewed either in person or through news media funerals tied to police and fire here in Southborough.  For many it may have been the first time that they passed through the steps surrounded by full dress uniformed firefighters and police.  Others watched as uniformed pall bearers carried the caskets into the churches or at the cemetery.  They watched as the firefighters and police officers gave the final salutes or heard the final call of the "all out" or "come in from your last shift" or heard the traditional bagpipes play Amazing Grace.  Members of both departments wore black bands around their badges symbolizing a lost brother or sister. Simple symbols that mean a lot in tradition to send a fellow firefighter or police officer off.

ARHS 11/17/08 Sports
Boys Freshman Football VS Gardner High School Algonquin 3:30PM
Assabet Valley RTHS 11/17/08 Sports
Boys JV Football VS Lunenburg High School 3:30PM