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July 8, 2007 to  July 14, 2007

In Memory of Lady Bird Johnson

July 14, 2007 - President Bush requested that flags be flown at half staff today in honor of the late Lady Bird Johnson, wife of the former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Born 12/22/1912, Claudia Alta Taylor, a nursemaid mentioned "she is as cute as a lady bird" and it stuck.  She graduated in 1928, third in her class.  She met Lyndon B. Johnson at a Washington DC coffee shop and they married 11/17/1934.  They would raise two daughters, Lynda and Luci. She would help campaign and support him as he ran for Congress then Senate.  Lyndon Johnson would become President Kennedy's Vice President. Upon Kennedy's assassination LBJ became President of the U.S. making Lady Bird Johnson the first Lady.  Lady Bird Johnson supported many of the bills that the President sponsored. She would become an honorary chairman of Project Head start and she was very instrumental in the Highway Beautification bill.  She was an avid conservationist, creating the National Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas and defended our National Parks and open spaces along with Texas State Parks.  After LBJ died, she spearheaded the campaign for funding for the LBJ Presidential Library in Texas.  Her favorite television show was Gunsmoke and she would oftentimes leave official Whitehouse events to view the show.  Among the many awards that she received was the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.  She is also one of the few Texas residents with an historical marker and she was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

Passing Time

July 14, 2007 - Jerry, a town resident sits and enjoys the day while checking out the Civil War Monument on the Common.

Best of Luck in the Baystate Games!!

July 14, 2007 - Coach Jeff Beane instructs JES, David and Sarah on warm-ups before their training for the Baystate Games this Saturday at MIT grounds.

Fire Log updated July 14, 2007

Monday July 9, 2007

20:38 EMS call MA Pike at old SP barracks, A 29, C30, 3 Firefighters

18:25 Smoke scare Turnpike Road, E22, E23, 1 Captain, 4 Firefighters

15:13 Public Service Assistance Moulton Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

14:30 Misc safety inspection Valley Road, C27, 1 Captain

14:00 Smoke detector New Construction Sears Road, C27, Captain Mauro

13:30 26F Re-inspection, Foley Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

11:30 Site Plan review Main Street, C3, Captain Mauro

11:09 EMS call Middle Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

10:07 Hazardous condition Sears Road, E22, E23,, 1 Captain, 3 Firefighters

09:20 Plan review smoke detector Southville Road, C3, Captain Mauro

01:53 Alarm System malfunction Glenwood Road, E22, E23, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

Sunday July 8, 2007

22:13 box alarm, Milk Street Westborough Fire Dept to cover HQ, E22, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Firefighters

19:06 Mobile Prop vehicle fire River Street and Southville Road, C30, E21, E22, 1 Lieutenant, 5 Firefighters,

16:40 public service assistance Moulton Road, A29, 3 Firefighters

11:05 EMS call Main Street, A29, E22, 2 Lieutenants, 3 Firefighters

07:42 Medical Boston Road, A29

Saturday July 7, 2007

23:28 Fire Dept invest/assist other Woodland Road, C30

20:50 M/A Given Main Street, E22, E23, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Firefighters

17:52 Vehicle accident with injuries Turnpike Road, A28, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

17:43 EMS Latisquama Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

16:30 public service assistance Cordaville Road and Causeway Rte 85, E22, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter 

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Soaring High


July 14, 2007 - This Hawk soars over it's young in a nest tree just off Southville Road.

Southborough Conservation Commission

July 14, 2007 - At Thursday nights Southborough Conservation Commission meeting members of the commission approved an amended order of conditions for 16 and 18 Mt. Vickery Road. Two other proposals for a common driveways across an easement within the 200í Riverfront area and another for renovations/additions to a single family house at 8 Sears road, partially within the 100íbuffer zone to a bordering vegetated wetland were continued until Commission members had a chance to walk the areas of proposed construction. In other business the Commission met with Ms Harding of Harding Botanicals and Peter Bemis about the new access way into the Breakneck Hill Conservation Area. The new road will provide better access for the cows, work vehicles, water and volunteers to the Conservation area to work with the cows. The Commission thanked Ms Harding for her patience and assistance over the years with allowing access to the property. Mr. Bemis updated the Commission on the progress of the new road. Other business included writing up a standard order of conditions for the Depietri project at 40 Southville Road. The Southborough Conservation Commission also approved /promulgated new storm water regulations. A press release will be forthcoming for more information on the storm water regulations. Commission members thanked tireless volunteers in the Construction business for their assistance in drafting these plans.

How does it spin?

July 13, 2007 - These youngsters learn about physics today at the Library during Technology in Toyland.

I want to grow up to be a Firefighter






Lieutenant Sadowski poses with the Southborough Recreation Department, Neary School group as they learn what it takes to be a Firefighter and fight fires.

Jumping High

July 13, 2007 - Sarah practices one of her jumps under the watchful eyes of her coach.

Take off

July 13, 2007 - David heads out for his 200 meter training run.

JES trains for the one mile for this week's upcoming Baystate games

July 13, 2007 - Under the watchful eyes of Ray LaChance and Jeff Beane, three Southborough youth are gearing up for the Baystate Games at MIT this Saturday. All three students participated in the RAP (Southborough Recreation after School Program) in Track and Field events. They have practiced and they have attended this summerís track and field camp at Algonquin Regional High School under the careful eye of Ray LaChance.

David, Sarah and JES all qualified for the games at the Track and Field events held at Fitchburg earlier this year. Coach Jeff Beane says that performing in this games will help the three soon to be freshmen when they become team members of the High School track and field. Itís running in front of a large crowd with a lot of noise and good practice for future competitions.

All three are excited about the upcoming races and are training hard. Sarah will be doing the Long Jump, Triple Jump and the 200 meter race. David will be running the 100 and the 200 meter race and Jess is running the one mile. Last nights practice consisted of training from different lap positions on the track and using a method Jeff refers to as the Pyramid to help keep good form and under control while training. While David and JES ran laps and meters, Sarah was being instructed by Ray on how to take the best jumps.

The Bay State Games celebrates itís 26th anniversary this year. It now has 28 different sports and over 10,000 participants. The mission statement of the Bay State Games is "To promote personal development, education, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship through athletic competitions and scholarship programs for the people of Massachusetts. " For more information, check out www.baystategames.org


July 13, 2007 - Digger a Fennec Fox looks back at all the children attending Jungle Encounters yesterday at the Library.  When Digger's handler petted him, his ears would go back and he would make funny high pitched sounds creating giggling amongst all in attendance.

Alligator or Crocodile, that is the Question of the day?

July 12, 2007 - Above, Debi Willoughby of Jungle Encounters, Uxbridge, MA introduces the audience to a baby alligator. Below, Debi lets the children touch the alligator. More photos.

Town of Southborough

Transfer Station

July 11, 2007 - As of July 1, 2007 the Southborough Transfer Station will no longer accept computer monitors and televisions that contain cathode ray tubes (CRTs). CRTs are also known as picture tubes.

Computer monitors may be taken to any Staples store, regardless of where you purchased the equipment, for a $10.00 fee.

The Town of Southborough will hold a CRT Collection Day on October 20, 2007. Televisions and computer monitors will be collected for a fee. The fee will be based on age and type of equipment and will be paid direct to the recycling company. A fee schedule will be available prior to the collection day.

It is against State and Federal Law and the Rules and Regulations of the Southborough Transfer Station, to place CRTs IN THE REFUSE HOPPER.

A Reminder from the Southborough DPW

July 11, 2007 - This is what is at the Transfer Station as of today.  These will be costly for the town to dispose of. They are no longer accepted at the Transfer station as of July 1, 2007.

Southborough Selectmen

July 11, 2007 - At last nights selectmenís meeting State Representatives Paul Loscocco and Stephen LeDuc met jointly with the Southborough Selectmen to update the Board on State and local affairs. They said that the money looks good to come back to the community. MA Highway will have funds to do sidewalks and sidewalk renovations near the Southville Road/River Street MBTA lot. There was much discussion on whether or not the Town of Southborough should dissolve relationships with the Worcester RTA and join the Metrowest RTA. The State Representatives also discussed development in the Region and working with the Rte 495 and Metrowest growth committees. Transportation and traffic, especially when it comes to the MBTA was an issue. There was discussion about increasing the train stops at Southborough and possibly more express trains from Worcester to Boston with Southborough stops. Currently unless you leave Boston around Noon, the next train out is around 4:00 PM arriving in Southborough around 5:00 PM. Selectmen Tom Boland brought up the new contract negations with DCR over the 911 field. The State Representatives will work with the town to work out the best contract possible. Selectmen Bonnie Phaneuf also questioned Loscocco and LeDuc and the possibility of the State increasing fund for Senior Citizen and municipal buildings. Currently the only State program that is funded in large to communities are for the Schools.

Next on the agenda, two candidates for an Assessors position were interviewed. Both were highly qualified candidates but when it came down to the vote, Mr. Beaumont received the post.

Representatives from Beals and Thomas presented a revised wetlands plan for Fay School. They completed a FEMA application and did measurements of the Sudbury Reservoir and four crossings. Based on the results of their investigations and measurements, new wetland maps were drawn and presented to the Board which gave itís approval.

Last on the Agenda was a presentation by builder Kevin Giblin representing Brendon Properties in partnership with the Avalon Bay Communities. The project as presented will sit on 18 acres with 240 units of apartments. The land is the former Flatley parcel on the south-side of Route 9 that is bounded by a Gas Station, EMC and properties along Crystal Pond Road. The plans call for an access road off of Route 9 with surface parking lot for four 3-story buildings with 29 units in each building. A fifth building will be located near the top of the hill. It will be a four story building with 124 units and a parking garage. All units will be rental apartments managed and leased by Avalon Bay which will have 24/7 management and they will do their own plowing and rubbish removal. Currently they plan on having 35% of the project one bedroom apartments, 55% two bedroom apartments and 10% three bedroom apartments. The Southborough DPW expressed concerns they were working with AvalonBay and Mr. Giblin about traffic and water issues. An audience member asked what type of sewage were they planning on using and the reply was a waste-water treatment plant on site. More information will be forthcoming as the plans progress through the various boards required under the Chapter 40 B laws.

Mooove over cows

July 11, 2007 - The new access road for the Belted Galloways on Breakneck Hill Road has begun.  The road is just North of the Community Gardens.

Field of Flowers

July 11, 2007 - A field of Brown-Eyed Susans brighten up a Southville Road yard.

Wimbledon contender?

July 10, 2007 - This young man is learning the proper moves of Tennis today at the Richardson Courts.

Waiting for that Tennis ball to appear

July 10, 2007 - Ready or not, "I'm ready" this young man's expression looks to say.


Don't forget to check out the town website www.southboroughtown.com for lots of town information especially if you would like to help shape the future of our town.  Check the 2007 Comprehensive Master Plan.  Several sections are available for comment now.  You may also pay your bills online, learn about the voluntary odd/even outside watering ban, comment on the Alexan Southborough project behind the Red Roof Inn, take a look at the Assessors map or check out any number of departments or town services via links on the town web.

The Student and the Teacher

July 10, 2007 - Instructor Jeff B. teaches his student how it's done.


July 10, 2007 -  Sign up at the Library for the summer reading program.  Certain programs will require that participants be pre-registered. Some of these programs will be Jungle Encounters, Art to Gogh, Start U Reading with Clifford and Technology in Toyland. So don't miss out! Get to the Library to sign up.

The Power of Water

July 9, 2007 - The reservoir seems to be smooth as glass but the water flowing over the falls changes that perspective to one of powerful churning waters at the Deerfoot falls.

Presidential hopeful assisted the Handtub The Victor

July 9, 2007 - All hands pumping The Victor at Saturdays NH Firemen's muster were joined by Presidential hopeful John Edwards.

Southborough meetings July 8 - 14, 2007





Board of Assessors


12:00 PM

Hearing Room, Southborough Townhouse

 Planning Board 7/9    7:00 PM   Hearing Room, Southborough Townhouse

Advisory Committee


7:30 PM

Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Trust Fund Advisory Committee


8:00 PM

1st floor outer room, Town house

Board of Selectmen


6:45 PM

Hearing Room, Southborough Townhouse

Cable TV


7:00  PM


Council on Aging


7:00  PM

Country Kitchen, Sr. Center

Conservation Commission


7:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Being reclaimed by Nature

July 9, 2007 - This building once housed the first Episcopal Church in town.  It is located along Deerfoot Road near the falls.

From the Senior Center: Pam would like to remind all seniors that if a heat wave occurs and you need a cool place to be, please call the center at 508-229-4453 before things get too warm at home and we will do our best to assist you.  Please plan ahead, or allow us to help you plan for the summer months.  Reminder that the Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up in September, proceeds going to the Friends of the COA.  you can participate by golfing, sponsoring a hole or donating raffle prizes such as season tickets, sports memorabilia, gift certificates, Etc.  The Autumn Fair is November 17, 2007, we will be looking for white elephant donations, knitted goods, jewelry, crafts, and baked goods.  Raffles tickets and medallions will also be on sale at the fair. The Southborough Police Association salutes the Seniors with a party July 17 at 4:00 PM on the Senior Center front lawn.  The Senior Class will provide Barber Shop entertainment.  There will be the traditional request for a $5.00 donation but the SPA is going to donate the proceeds back to the Friends.  If it rains we just move inside.  Call the Senior Center to reserve your spot now!

The Friends of the COA are making a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser. 5X7 cards are available at the Senior Center for those interested in submitting their tried and true recipes.  If you have e-mail, you can e-mail your recipe to: Ecolcord@aol.com.  The title of the cookbook will be Southborough Seniors and Friends Tried and True Recipe Cook Book.  We would like to hold the cost to $10.00 and have it be an ongoing fundraiser but we are being optimistic and hoping the book can be completed by the Autumn Fair.

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  9 Tuesday  10 Wednesday  11 Thursday  12 Friday  13
8:30 AM Health Clinic 9:00 AM Cribbage   8:30 AM Health Clinic 10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent
      9:30 AM Mah Jongg independent  
12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch
  12:30 PM Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 12:30 PM Pitch  
  1:00 PM Bridge   1:00 PM Bridge  
      1:00 PM Living with Loss Group  

July 8, 2007 - This sign says it all if you are traveling along Richards Road East/West or Rte 85 North/South.  New traffic lights will be installed at the Richards Road/Rte 85 intersection starting Monday July 9.

Southborough's big secret

July 8, 2007 - The Sudbury Reservoir Island Flag makes its return debut this Fourth of July week.  A much kept secret around town is "who puts out the flag every year and when do they do it?"

Got Hay

July 8, 2007 - A Hay tedder sits idle on a field off Chestnut Hill Road

Firemen's Muster

July 8, 2007 - Saturday 07/07/07 Moultonborough NH hosted a Firemen's muster at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough.  Eleven antique Handtubs competed against one another in two competitions. Class A and Class B.  Here David Falconi and Ralph Sherman handle the nozzle for the Southborough, MA Handtub, the Union.


Watching the Flags

July 8, 2007 - Saturday's Firemen's Muster at Moultonborough NH has Warren Buzzell watching the flags and giving the word to start pumping the Handtub called the Union.

Look Grandma, I can help too

July 8, 2007 - This young girl is helping her Grandmother water the flowers

Interesting lines and pretty colors