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January 25,  2008 - January 31, 2009

Winner of the Southborough History Contest

January 31, 2009 - Wendy Crothers holds her gift card and a trophy for winning the Southborough News history contest earlier this month.  She researched the Fences of Stone and the internet to find all of the answers to the twenty questions about Southborough.  Thanks to Crown Trophy of Northborough for the donation of the beautiful trophies for the top contestants.

Another one Bites the Dust rather Bridge

January 31, 2009 - A common occurrence for residents of the Cordaville area is to hear the loud thump and screeching of metal after un-alert motorists driving trucks - mostly rentals lately - slam into the CSX railroad bridge on River Street. Earlier today this Penske rental truck hit the bridge sending debris flying everywhere.

Southborough looking to replace the Ladder truck

January 31, 2009 - The now defunct Ladder truck sits ensconced in the icy snow banks behind the fire station.  A local committee is trying to come up with funds to replace the vehicle.  The Fire Ball is one event where money is hope to be raised to put toward a new vehicle.  For information on how you can support this endeavor click here.  Below, the Fire Ball committee sells tickets for the March 7, 2009.  Information about the ladder truck was handed out at the transfer station this morning by Fire Department volunteers.

Sharp Shined Hawk

January 31, 2009 - At the bird feeder this morning, this Sharp Shined Hawk kept a watch out for birds to eat.   This hawk is from the Accipiter family that have red eyes.

Tatnuck Bookstore, Lyman Street, Westborough, MA


2009 February Vacation

Algonquin Boys Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls

Tuesday - Friday February 17th – 20th 9:00 am - Noon


Algonquin Regional High School

For 4th -8th Grade Girls/Boys

Run by

Coach Chris Foy,

Algonquin Boys’ Varsity Head Coach

Program Features:

Fundamentals and skills development

1-1 and small group instruction by ARHS Coaching Staff and Boys Varsity players

Competitive game conditions (3x3, 5x5)

T-Shirt for each participant

*A portion of this year’s camp proceeds will benefit Friendly House, Inc. of Worcester, MA.

Camp Application

NAME_______________________________M___F__ GRADE IN SEPT 08_______________

ADDRESS______________________________________ TOWN_______________________

PHONE:_____________ AGE_____ T-Shirt Size: ADULT: Sm Med Lg or CHILD: Med Lg

Email: (Please print clearly)_______________________________________________________

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Basketball Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Basketball Camp.


(Parent or Guardian Signature) (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

TUITION: $75 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Boys Basketball Boosters)

MAIL by February 11th TO: Liz Speranzella, Boys Basketball Boosters Rep.

7 Eastbrook Farm Lane

Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Liz Speranzella at liz@primetimecommunities.com or 508-654-0806

or Coach Foy at chrisgf2@yahoo.com or 508-614-8596

Note any impairment which may affect your child’s participation_____________________


Project Smile
JANUARY news | www.projectsmile.org
The perfect gift:

Project Smile's 2009 Calendar

Project Smile 2009 fundraiser calendars now available. Click here to get yours today!


Sugar and Spice
A Special Project Smile Fundraising Event


The Hard Rock Café, Boston will be hosting Sugar and Spice, a special Project Smile fundraiser on Thursday, February 12, 6:30-9pm. This exciting event will feature salsa dancing lessons, body painting by a renowned artist, best lips contest, tacky pick-up lines contest, delicious appetizers, raffle, silent auction and a red carpet entrance. DJ Sensae of Down-4-Life Productions who performs nationally and has received rave reviews will be spinning tunes for the night. The event is also sponsored by Yelp and Boston Event Guide. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at www.projectsmile.org/events.htm Tickets will also be sold at the door, if available.

“We are really excited for this event,” said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director. “It is a unique event and will be a lot of fun for everyone- singles, couples, groups of friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The Hard Rock Café is a fantastic venue and we are really happy to have their support.”

For a limited time only, tickets are just $20. Don’t miss out, get your tickets today!

Join the Project Smile Facebook Group

Project Smile recently launched its own group on Facebook. There is a link to the Facebook group on Project Smile’s home page, www.projectsmile.org . Joining the Facebook group is a great way to show your support for Project Smile, get updates about all the exciting things happening and is an easy way to share Project Smile news with your friends. When you attend a Project Smile event, you can also share your photos on our page. Please take a moment and show your support by joining our Facebook group today by visiting http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37465694885

Follow Project Smile on Twitter

Want to catch up on what’s happening daily at Project Smile? Then follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com All you have to do is visit Twitter’s website and sign up to follow Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director. Catherine’s screen name is ProjectSmileCP This is a fun and simple way to stay updated on Project Smile.


Dear Parents,


     As with everyone, we at Algonquin are experiencing some impacts from our faltering economy.  We are instituting the following two measures beginning February 2, 2009 which are necessary to help address our concerns:


  • Lunch prices for all lunches will be raised 50 cents from $2.00 to $2.50 for a student lunch and from $2.25 to $2.75 for a deli lunch. 

  • The 5:30 PM late bus will be eliminated.

     These are difficult times and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.




Edward J. Gallagher III




St. Anne's/St. Matthew's Youth Ministry sponsored Pasta Dinner scheduled for 5:30 PM tonight has been postponed to a date to be announced later.

Large Puddle

January 30, 2009 - Southborough DPW try to eliminate the problem as to why the water kept accumulating at the entrance to the MBTA parking lot earlier this week.

Mt. Southborough

January 30, 2009 - Snow bankings continue to mount up as the snow inches total up.

To Sand or not to Sand

January 30, 2009 - Sand awaits loading at the town DPW pit.  The last few meetings at the Southborough Selectmen's office, DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan has asked if she would be allowed to do less sand/salting on secondary roads. Budget cuts are making town department heads are trying to find ways to save money in their accounts. Southborough is currently over $100,000 in the hole for snow removal operations.  Might be time for drivers to slow down some when road conditions warrant it.

Volunteer Job Description

Position Title: Adult Liaison

For SVT’s Youth Conservation Steward Program

Program Description:

The Youth Conservation Steward program (YCS) involves youths in conservation and management of SVT reservations. Youth may work on various types of projects, including, but not limited to, trail work, invasive species control and environmental education. We work with boys and girls, ages 11 through 17, in our 36-town service area. While the program initially focused on boy and girl scouts, we work with youths from all affiliations, including faith and school groups.

Position Description:

The Adult Liaison will represent SVT to the scouting and other youth communities. The Liaison will coordinate youth community service and honor projects, provide guidance to the youths, and ensure project completion and quality outcomes.

SVT staff will provide an orientation and training. The training will provide information on SVT procedures and provide an overview of invasive species management, trail construction and maintenance and wetlands permitting. You will be provided with a program binder of references and program guidelines.

Position Responsibilities:

Serve as a community liaison between area scouts and other youth groups and SVT staff.

Attend local community group meetings, as feasible, to share information about the program.

Match youth groups with appropriate conservation projects. Coordinate/supervise individual youth leadership projects OR general community service projects.

Ensure that SVT guidelines are followed.

Attend annual evaluation meetings to discuss program progress, share information and ideas and provide feedback.

Volunteer Qualifications:

Enjoy working with youths, aged 11 – 17. Previous experience working with youths is a bonus.

Experience in conservation management is helpful, especially in trail work or invasive species control.

Enjoyment of the outdoors and commitment to conservation.


Time commitment:

We request that the liaisons commit to being involved in the program for at least 2 years. During the term of involvement, the monthly time required is approximately 2 -10 hours.

Time commitment may vary seasonally and with the number and types of youth projects that a liaison is working on at a given time. We request that liaisons commit to supervising a minimum of 1 project at a time. We anticipate that liaisons will be able to easily handle 2 or 3 projects at one time due to the prolonged and sparse nature of most projects. (That is, they are spread out over a long period of time with only occasional tasks and events in that time period.)

Supervisor: Laura Mattei, Director of Stewardship

978-443-5588, ext. 34


ARHS Sports 1/31/0
Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA COACHES INVITATIONAL Reggie Lewis 9:30AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA COACHES INVITATIONAL Reggie Lewis 9:30AM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Marlborough High School Field House 10:00AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Medford High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School Northstar Rink 8:00PM

AVRTHS Sports 1/31/09

Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Oakmont Regional High Sch Click for directions Cushing 6:00PM
Southville Road Rollover

January 29, 2009 - Rollover with entrapment on Southville Road at Parker Street late yesterday afternoon.  Both occupents of the vehicle were transported to Metrowest hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  This morning greeted many motorists once again with icy conditions with several accidents reported around town.

More winter weather means more vehicle crashes

January 28, 2009

More winter weather in the form of snow, sleet and freezing rain caused several vehicle crashes in Southborough.

Shortly after noon, firefighters responded to the MassPike westbound, just prior to Woodland Road for a vehicle vs. tanker truck. Five people were injured, four were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Due to the number of patients, a mutual aid ambulance was requested from Framingham.


Around 4:30 PM, a vehicle slid off the road, struck a rock, and rolled onto its side trapping two occupants. The crash occurred on Southville Road near Parker Street. An off-duty Northborough Firefighter was in scene and assisted in stabilizing the driver. Both occupants were removed from the vehicle and transported to Framingham Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Southville Road was closed for nearly an hour while the occupants were removed from teh vehicle, and the vehicle towed away.


Public Safety Officials kept Busy Schedule

January 29, 2009 - Southborough Police and Fire responded to a residence on Wildwood Drive for smoke alarms sounding. Firefighters checked the residence and soon cleared from the scene.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

Boston- Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District. Any resident who wishes to speak with the Representative and is unable to attend Office Hours should feel free to contact the office at (617) 722-2425 or e-mail leah.robins@state.MA.US to set up a personal appointment.

February 13 9-10:30 am Coffee Sensations (Medway)116 Main Street (Rte. 109)  Medway, MA 02053

February 20 9-10:30am Westborough Senior Center

4 Rogers Road

Westborough, MA 01581

February 23 9-10:30am Hopkinton Gourmet

  • 43 Main Street
    Hopkinton, MA 01748

  • February 27 9-10:30am Coffee Haven (Holliston)

    76 Railroad Street

  • Holliston, MA 01746

  • February 16 9-10:30 am Red Barn Coffee Roasters (Southborough)

  • 205 Turnpike Road
    Southborough, MA 01772


    Ticket Prices

    Adults $5.00

    Seniors & Children aged 6 -12 - $3.00

    5 and under - Free

    We look forward to seeing you

    Ticket Sales start

    Feb 1st ’09


    We would like to thank you for supporting our Christmas Tree Collection efforts this year. We are happy to offer this service and look forward to assisting you again next year.

    From all the Troop,

    Happy 2009


    We are also happy to announce our

    40th Annual Pancake Breakfast

    Mark you calendars for this popular town event.

    It will be held at Neary School

    Sunday March 1st, 2009

    8.00am - 1.00pm


    For information on this event please email:



    ARHS Sports 1/30/09
    Coed Varsity Swimming @ QUAD-WESTBORO/WACHUSETT/BROMFIELD Atkinson Pool 3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
     Boys Freshman Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   5:30PM
     Girls JV Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   7:00PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   7:00PM
     Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ Marlborough High School Sudbury 7:30PM

    AVRTHS Sports 1/30/09

    Girls Freshman Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls JV Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   5:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   6:30PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   7:00PM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Fitchburg High School Wallace Civic 7:20PM
    Technical Difficulties

    January 29, 2009 -  The Southborough News was unable to be published last night due to a fallen 13,800 power line onto Southville Road. Several hundred residents along Southville Road in Southborough and Flanders Road in Westborough went without power for several hours last night.  The incident occurred around 7:45 PM.  There was a lot of action in Southborough yesterday and those photos will be published late today.

    Looks like More of XCountry Skiing Will be Able to Happen

    January 27, 2009 - Lots of snow on the way to make the skiers happy.

    Another Storm Headed this way

    Winter storm warning in effect from 4 am Wednesday to midnight est. Wednesday night,
    The NWS in taunton has issued a winter storm warning for a wintry mix of precipitation, which is in effect from 4 am Wednesday to midnight est. Wednesday night. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
    The warning covers areas along and south of the Massachusetts turnpike and into northeast Connecticut. This includes the cities and towns of Hartford, Windsor locks, union, Vernon, Putnam, Willimantic, chesterfield, bland ford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford and Worcester.
    Snow is expected to over spread the region from southwest to northeast between 2 am and 5 am Wednesday morning. Once the snow begins, it will fall heavily at times during the morning. Snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour will be possible during the morning. The snow will quickly accumulate on roadways, resulting in poor visibilities and hazardous travel.
    Snow will change to sleet and freezing rain during the late morning and early afternoon, as warmer air aloft begins to overspread the region. This will bring an end to the accumulating snows, with snow totals ranging from 4 to 7 inches. Sleet and freezing rain will cause hazardous travel through the afternoon and possibly into the late day commute, with ice accretion around a quarter inch possible.
    Anyone traveling on Wednesday should be prepared for rapidly deteriorating conditions, with snow covered roadways and poor visibilities.
    A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.

    Sport: Hockey, League: >Squirts
        Date: 1-24-2009 at 7:20a
        Team: Triboro-Squirt 3   vs   Baystate Sq2
    Location: North Star - Westborough, MA
       Score: 4 to 4

    Triboro came out flying in the first period out scoring Baystate 2 to 1.  The first Triboro goal was netted by Jason Monteiro who was sent out on a breakaway by a beautiful pass by Jon Rodenbush. Baystates goalie Joey Rozotice didnt have a chance.  Triboros second goal of the period came from Aidan OKeefe assisted by Marrissa Feller and Alex Kerravala. The lone goal for Baystate in the first period came from an unassisted goal by Nicholos Jose.  Jose continued his scoring spree by scoring three more unassisted goals in the second period for Baystate.  Marrissa Feller counted with two goals of her own assisted by Alex Kerravala on a beautiful centering pass. On her second goal she was assisted by Aidan Okeefe and Jason Monteiro.  The third period was highlighted by the goalies.  Chase McGuire in net for Triboro held off a strong surge by Baystate in the third period to hold the score to a 4 to4 tie.  The scoring for Triboro was lead by Marissa Feller with 2 goals and an assist along
     with a goal and an assist from both Jason Monteiro and Aidan OKeefe.  Alex Kerravala rounding out the scoring with two assists.

    ARHS Sports 1/28/
    Coed Varsity Swimming @ **Postponed - Worcester Worcester Boys 3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ **POSTPONED - WESTBOROUGH/GARDNER @SHREWSBURY HS   4:30PM
     Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ **POSTPONED - WESTBOROUGH/GARDNER @SHREWSBURY HS   4:30PM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Worcester Laren Rink 6:00PM
     Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Quabbin Regional H.S. High School 6:30PM
     Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS TRI-MEET ACTON-BOXBORO/MEDFIELD Algonquin 7:00PM

    AVRTHS Sports 1/28/09

    Boys Freshman Basketball VS **CANCELLED - CHARTER SCHOOL Gym 3:30PM
     Boys JV Ice Hockey VS **Postponed - Hopkinton High School New England 4:10PM
     Girls JV Basketball VS West Boylston High School   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball VS West Boylston High School   7:00PM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ **Postponed - Fitchburg High School Wallace Civic 7:20PM



    Southboro Medical Group (SMG), and Marlborough Hospital and its parent organization, UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial), jointly announced today an agreement that will provide increased access to health care services for the Route 495/MetroWest corridor.

    Central to the collaboration is the development of an existing building at 28 Newton Street, Southborough, attached to the existing SMG facility. Work begins next month to build out the shell space to be operational in fall 2009 with specialty physician practices and diagnostic services. Physically connected to SMG, it will provide easy access for the patients of the 75-member SMG physician group. Services will also be provided for patients of referring physicians throughout the region.

    While final plans remain in the developmental phase, SMG, Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial officials expect services at 28 Newton Street to include women’s imaging including digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, occupational medicine, and specialty care such as medical oncology, orthopedics and neurology. These services will be provided under the Marlborough Hospital/UMass Memorial Health Care umbrella, as well as by local area physicians and other partners. In addition, SMG will enhance its current radiology services.

    “For the convenience of our patients and to free up space to serve the growing number of people seeking care at Marlborough Hospital, we will move selected ambulatory services to this modern, new facility in Southborough,” said Marlborough Hospital President and CEO John Polanowicz. “Plus, we expect some medical staff members from both Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Group to see patients in this building.”

    According to Joseph Nunes, SMG administrator, this collaboration will complement services now available at his group practice, which focuses on primary care for adults and children. “We are working closely with Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Care and local physicians to make access to additional specialty health care services readily available to our current patients and the community at large,” he said. “This collaboration builds on both the primary and specialty care services now at SMG.” Mr. Nunes also noted that included in the plans is work to enhance SMG’s current radiology services to an advanced digital platform and purchase of a multi-slice CT scanner.

    Comprehensive women’s imaging, including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density testing and ultrasound, is expected to be the first program at 28 Newton Street. “Our patients recognize that digital mammography is the most advanced technology available,” Mr. Nunes said. “We are excited to partner with Marlborough Hospital immediately to make it available.” On a temporary basis, SMG will refer its patients to the digital mammography service at nearby Marlborough Hospital. To accommodate these patients, Marlborough Hospital is adding an additional digital mammography unit.

    When the 28 Newton Street building opens this fall, Marlborough Hospital plans to move all its screening and diagnostic mammography along with its other women’s imaging services to this location.

    A focus of the 28 Newton Street facility will be care provided by a range of physician specialists, including care for cancer patients. As of fall 2009, the site will provide a comfortable new home for the medical oncology services that continue to be available until that time at Marlborough Hospital in conjunction with the UMass Memorial Cancer Center. In addition to care delivered by medical oncologists, hematologists and certified oncology nurses, services include onsite testing, chemotherapy treatments, patient/family education, nutritional support and therapeutic phlebotomy.

    Also slated to move is the Marlborough Hospital MedWorks Occupational Health Services. MedWorks is the region’s leading provider of a broad range of job-related medical services to help employers meet regulatory requirements and to keep their workers safe, healthy and productive. Marlborough Hospital officials note that moving the MedWorks program to the Southborough location will make it easier for area workers to access employment screenings and evaluations, along with treatment for workplace injuries.

    The move of these Marlborough Hospital services to 28 Newton Street has an added benefit for our community, noted Mr. Polanowicz. “We look forward to using the vacated space at Marlborough Hospital to support expansion of our emergency room facilities to better serve our patients,” he said.

    “UMass Memorial Health Care is excited to collaborate with the highly regarded physicians of Southboro Medical Group in a program that will directly impact the lives of tens of thousands of patients and their families,” said UMass Memorial President and CEO John O’Brien. UMass Memorial is the region’s leading health care system and clinical partner of UMass Medical School.

    About Marlborough Hospital

    Marlborough Hospital is served by a medical staff of more than 300 primary care physicians and specialists and over 600 employees, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and ancillary services. A state-of-the-art Emergency Department, staffed by emergency medicine physicians from the UMass Memorial Medical Center, provides 24-hour emergency care. As a member of UMass Memorial Health Care, Marlborough Hospital provides patients with a direct link to the advanced medical resources of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, a nationally recognized academic medical center. Marlborough Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is a designated primary stroke service by the Massachusetts Department of Health.

    About Southboro Medical Group

    In July of 1972, the doors of Southboro Medical Group, Inc. (SMG) opened at 11 Main Street in downtown Southboro. Over the next 30 years, Southboro Medical Group continued to expand into one of the largest multispecialty group practices in the MetroWest region. Today SMG includes sites in Southborough, Westborough, Natick, Framingham and Milford, and offers services in specialty areas including adult and pediatric allergy, cardiology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, optometry, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, podiatry, psychiatry, and rheumatology. In May of 1989, the main office of SMG moved into the spacious 24 Newton Street location in Southboro. In 2000, SMG became 100 percent physician owned and operated. On January 1, 2004, SMG became affiliated with Atrius Health. Today, SMG has more than 75 providers and more than 400 employees, and serves 60,000 patients in the region. We believe the key to SMG's success is based on the founding principle that has not changed - the commitment to provide quality and compassionate patient health care.

    About UMass Memorial Health Care

    UMass Memorial Health Care is Central Massachusetts’ largest not-for-profit health care delivery system, covering the complete health care continuum with UMass Memorial Medical Center, its academic medical center, member and affiliated community hospitals, freestanding primary care practices, ambulatory outpatient clinics, home health agencies, hospice programs, a rehabilitation group and mental heath services. UMass Memorial is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Go to www.umassmemorial.org for additional information.

    Selectmen meet tonight to discuss budget

    January 27, 2009 - At tonight’s Southborough Selectmen’s meeting the news was pretty bleak about the upcoming Annual Town meeting budgets. Most departments were told to toe the same line as last year, skip purchasing items that really are not needed, go over prior warrant articles to see what has been purchased and what funds may be left in those accounts, try to reduce heating oil costs and if an employee has left or retired to do the best the department heads can do without hiring a new person at this time.

    With the Governor expected to make his announcements on the state’s financial aid to cities and towns, Chairman William Boland told the department heads and residents attending the meeting that they have already made cuts to a variety of town departments and projects and still are $128,726 in the hole. He asked several town department heads if they could find the money within their budgets to help reduce even that figure.

    Several of the cuts made included funding for projects at the Neary School, the fire department flooring, insurance, roadways, senior citizen center projects, Main Street under grounding, solar lighting for the DPW and other projects. Cut from various budgets were $27,000 within the Southborough Police Department, $41,000 in the Southborough Fire Department, $16,700 at the Library, $60,000 the DPW, $15,000 the Building Department and slashes to several more departments.

    Also to be discussed with the department heads are the warrant articles for capital expenditures. Mr. Boland says the town has to take a serious look at some of these capital items that have been before town meeting in prior years. He doesn’t want to put some item in jeopardy because it has not been replaced.

    The Board then advised the department heads to be aware that the Advisory Committee may make recommendations for more than a level funded budget. They may make a proposal for two budgets. One budget that involves no tax increases which would mean digging deeper into town department budgets to make more severe cuts. Mr. Boland mentioned that this is not a good year to go ahead and spend unnecessarily as FY2011 could be grimmer. He said people are loosing their jobs and homes and that during the last quarter tax collections, delinquent bills were higher than in previous years.


    Thomas J. Brennan



    Thomas J. Brennan, 78, of Southborough, died on Monday , January 26, 2009 at Metro West Medical Center, in Framingham following an illness.

    For fifty years he was the husband of the late Ann Elizabeth (Hennessey) Brennan who passed away in 2007.

    Mr. Brennan was born and raised in Rochester, NH. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he also obtained his Masters Degree. Tom was the Social Studies Department head and teacher at Wayland High School for 22 years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also a member of St. Matthew Church, of Southborough.

    He is survived by three sons; Frank Brennan and his wife Kristin of Leominster; Thomas Brennan Jr. of Madison, CT; Michael Brennan and his wife Maria of Stoneham; 2 brothers, James Brennan of Gloucester; Brian Brennan of Rochester, NH; a sister, Mary Kelly of Rochester, NH; 2 grandchildren Patrick Brennan of Leominster ; Anna Rose Brennan of Stoneham; and many nieces & nephews.

    Visiting hours will be held on Friday Jan. 30, from 6 to 8 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

    A mass of resurrection will be held on Saturday, Jan 31, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough

    Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Friends of the Library, 25 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772.

    Virginia (Rossi) Giombetti



    Virginia (Rossi) Giombetti, 88 of Cordaville and formerly of Fayville, died on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at Marlborough Hills Healthcare after a period of declining health.

    Born in Framingham she was the daughter of the late Peter and Angelina (Malchiodi) Rossi

    Mrs. Giombetti was an owner of the former Giombetti Restaurant in Soutborough, located on rte 85. She and her husband worked there for many years until they sold it.

    She is survived by her children, Irene Borges of Kissimmee, FL; Marie Chicoine of Medway. 3 sisters, Florence Kittridge of Southborough; Elizabeth Baldeli of Southborough Eleanor Howe of Framingham; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

    Visiting hours will be held on Friday Morning, Jan. 30 from 10 to 11:30 at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com) followed by a Mass of resurrection at 12 noon, St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough

    Tomasso Trattoria Celebrates Five years

    January 26, 2009 - A busy crowd kept workers at Tomasso Tratoria on Route 9 hopping yesterday as they opened their doors for free dinners as they celebrated their fifth year in Southborough.

    Girlscouts help the Cubscouts

    January 26, 2009 - Girl Scouts from Troop 2766 assisted with running the food booth at the Cubscout Pinewood Derby Saturday.


    January 26, 2009 - Smiling or sticking the tongue out at the photographer?

    Turnpike News

    Transportation Secretary Announces Free Turnpike FAST LANE Transponders

    Latest Reform Promotes Electronic Tolling, Steps Away from Manual Toll Collection

    Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. announced plans to provide Turnpike drivers FAST LANE transponders free of charge beginning February 15th. In addition, anyone who purchased a transponder after January 15, 2009 will be credited the upfront cost of $25.95. This plan applies to all vehicles, including taxi cabs and commercial vehicles.

    "We are taking reform and customer service for Turnpike users to a new level," said Secretary Aloisi. "This move sends a clear message that we are serious about efficiency in delivering transportation services and in this case serious about moving away from the days of the manned toll booth."

    "This represents another step toward the future by making best use of the latest technologies," said Alan LeBovidge, Executive Director, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. "FAST LANE use is good for the consumer and good for the environment, with fewer engines idling and burning fuel in long lines at toll booths."

    All FAST LANE users will be assessed a monthly fee of 50 cents per transponder beginning in June to cover costs associated with the electronic toll collection program. Replacement transponders will also be available free of charge.

    FAST LANE transponder applications are available online or by calling 1-877-MASSPIKE (1-877-627-7745). Transponders also are available at FAST LANE Service Centers in Auburn, Natick, and East Boston and at eight Registry of Motor Vehicle branch offices across the Commonwealth.

    Firefighters extinguish chimney fire on Garrison Lane

    January 25, 2009

    Firefighters responded to a call for a chimney fire on Garrison Lane six minutes after midnight on January 25th. Due to the nature of the call, an aerial device was requested from the Town of Ashland as Southborough's ladder is permanently out of service.

    First arriving firefighters found the occupants had extinguished the fire in the fireplace, however creosote built-up in the chimney continued to burn. A long private driveway made access difficult, however access to the chimney was gained by Ashland's aerial tower. The fire in the chimney was extinguished.

    An engine from Westborough was called to cover Southborough while all resources were committed to Garrison Lane. Southborough apparatus cleared the scene at 1:20 AM.

    This was the second chimney fire response in less than four hours -just after 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 24th, firefighters responded to East Main Street in Hopkinton when an intense chimney fire ignited materials in the basement of the home. It took firefighters from Hopkinton, Southborough, Ashland and Milford nearly two hours to control and extinguish the fire.

    No injuries were reported despite temperatures in the high single digits.

    ARHS Sports 1/27/09
     Coed Varsity Swimming @ Worcester Worcester Boys 3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Boys Freshman Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
     Girls JV Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
    AVRTHS Sports 1/27/09
    Girls Freshman Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
     Boys Freshman Basketball @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls JV Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   5:00PM
     Boys JV Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   5:30PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   6:30PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   7:00PM
    Derby Day

    January 25, 2009 - Scouts await anxiously for the races to begin.

    Walking the Dogs

    January 25, 2009 - Crisp nice day in Southborough for a walk with the dogs.

    Edward S. Jarosz



    Edward S. Jarosz, 67, of Southborough, died at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham on Friday, January 23, 2009. He was the husband of Carolyn (Le Beau) Jarosz for the past 48 years.

    Mr. Jarosz attended schools in Southborough and was a shipper for Wonder Bread in Natick for over 30 years. He was a life long member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. As an avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and archery. Ed was also a talented gunsmith and took great pride in his craft.

    In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Dawn Goff of Antwerp, NY; Linda Hall of Southborough; Edward Jarosz of Hopkinton; Roland Jarosz of Dudley; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Sally Jarosz.

    Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3 to 5PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral mass will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. Burial will be private.


    Trees coming Down

    January 25, 2009 -  One of nearly one hundred trees that are marked for takedowns by National Grid.  Public hearings for the tree removals were held late last year.  National Grid will be taking the trees down that were deemed in bad conditions near their poles and wires around town.

    SOLAR ECLIPSE:  On Monday, Jan. 26th, the Moon will pass in front of the sun producing an annular "ring of fire" eclipse.  This is not a total eclipse; the Moon will cover only 93% of the sun's surface.  Nevertheless, the Moon's dead-center transit across the solar disk will produce a sight of rare beauty for observers along the "path of annularity."   Best views are to be had from islands in Indonesia where the ring of fire will appear to sink into the ocean at sunset.   Meanwhile, in Australia, southeast Asia, southern parts of India and South Africa, observers will experience an off-center partial eclipse.  Crescent-shaped sunbeams will dapple the ground while high overhead the Moon takes a curved bite out of the sun.

    Please visit http://spaceweather.com for eclipse maps, timetables and photos.

    BLUE-SKY FIREBALL:  Last week a meteoroid of unknown size hit Earth's atmosphere over Denmark and exploded with a flash so bright it turned the nighttime sky daytime blue.  A video of the remarkable fireball and eye-witness reports may be found at Spaceweather's fireball sighting page:    http://spaceweather.com/glossary/fireballreports_17jan09.htm

    You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com. 

    New subscribers: To sign up for free space weather alerts, click here: http://spaceweather.com/services/

    From the Town Clerk's Office:

    As Town Meeting and the Annual Elections are coming up soon

    Don't forget to mail back your Southborough Town Census forms.  Please return it to the Town Clerk’s Office or drop off in the box outside the TOWN HOUSE. Failure to respond to the CENSUS may result in removal from the ACTIVE VOTING LIST. If you have any questions, please call us 508.485.0710 x3006 or email questions to: townclerk@southboroughma.com.

    ARHS Sports 1/26/0
    Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Shrewsbury High School New England 3:00PM
     Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Over the Top 7:00PM
    AVRTHS Sports 1/26/09
    Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Lunenburg High School Click for directions   7:20PM

    Southborough meetings

    January 26 - January 30, 2009





    ADVISORY COMMITTEE Jan 26 7:30 PM fire station Memorial Hall
    Jan 26 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Jan 27 7:00 PM hearing room town house
    Jan 28 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Jan 29 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    TRUST FUND COMMITTEE Jan 29 8:05 AM Front Foyer, Town House
    RECYCLING COMMITTEE Jan 29 7:30 pm Conference Room, DPW building


    Senior Schedule

    Monday 26

    Tuesday 27

    Wednesday 28

    Thursday 29

    Friday 30

    8:30 Health clinic


       NO Health clinic


    9:30 Cribbage

    11:00 Sr. singers at Pilgrim Church

    10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 12:00 Lunch
    12:00 Lunch

    12:00 Lunch

      12:00 Lunch 1:00  Water Aerobics
    2:00  Fitness @ fire station 12:30 Pitch   12:30 Pitch  
      1:00 Water Aerobics 12:00 Lunch 1:00 PM bridge  


    2:00 PM Fitness @ the Fire Station    


    We will close on Saturdays during the month of January for

    renovation but will resume with our Annual Cub Scout Luncheon

    on February 7th at 12:00 and will continue on our regular 9-12

    Saturday schedule on February14th.


    If Southborough Schools are closed or delayed due to

    inclement weather then the Senior Center will be closed. For

    closings during school vacation weeks please call the Senior

    Center. If there is snow or ice on a Saturday the Senior Center

    will be closed.


    Winter Session Begins Tuesday

    January 13

    10 weeks (not on February School

    vacation week)

    Great for both Men and Women!

    Tuesday and Fridays 1:00

    At Wayside Racquet and Swim Club

    Sign up at the Senior Center

    Suggested donation: $50

    Scholarships available



    Southborough Library

    Sunday 25 Monday 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday 31


    Story time 2-5 years









    Story time 2-5 years







    10:30 Story time 2-5 years

    6:30 pm 2nd and 3rd

    grade book group







    11:00 Toddler Time 









    1:00 Music of the

    Gaslight Era with

    John Root

    (sponsored by


    Cultural Arts council)