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July 22, 2007 to  July 28, 2007

Scenes from Last night's Women's Softball

July 27, 2007 - Did you play softball in high school or college? Do you want a night out? Want to make new friends and have some fun at the same time? Well check out Southborough Recreation's Women's Softball.  All you have to do is show up and remember to bring a glove.  Bring some friends.  This is a great oppurtunity to get some exercise and meet friends at the same time.  If you don't know how to play softball, no problem, they will be happy to teach you.  They don't play for the competition they play for the fun of the game, so come on out and join them.  There are four more weeks of play.  Games are held Thursdays at 7:00 PM.  The next four games will be held in Northborough at the baseball fields behind the Northboro Police station.

Throw to first

July 27, 2007 - Mandy Ackley prepares to catch the ball at first base while practicing with the Women's Softball league sponsored by the Southborough Recreation Program.

The art of sailing

July 27, 2007 - Several Southborough youngsters participated in the Southborough Recreation Kayak/canoe and sailing program being held at the Hopkinton State Park this summer.

Summer Sunset

July 27, 2007 - Last night's beautiful sunset over the Sudbury Reservoir from White Bagley Road.  The open spaces and bodies of water provide awesome sunset views on many occasions.

Fire Log

Monday 7/23/07

20:07 Training, Main Street HQ2 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

14:46 investigation 495, A29, E22, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

14:01 Vehicle accident with injuries Turnpike Road and Crystal Pond Road, A29, E23, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

14:00 plan review meeting Common, C20, C27, Chief and Captain Mauro

13:00 smoke detector new construction, Meadow Lane, C27, Captain Mauro

11:45 motor vehicle/pedestrian accident Nipmuc Lane and Fisher Road, A29, E23, 2 Lieutenants, 2 Firefighters

10:30 Miscellaneous safety inspection, Turnpike Road, C27, Captain Mauro

09:30 Commercial inspection, Marlboro Road, C27, Captain Mauro

08:15 Smoke detector, resale Aspenwood Circle, C27 Captain Mauro

08:00 smoke detector, resale Crestview Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

Sunday 7/22/07

18:55 EMS call Deerfoot Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

16:15 EMS call, MA Pike westbound, A29, C30, 1 Captain, 1 Firefighter

11:11 Training , Fire White Bagley Road and hovercraft launching, A29, C30, E22, 2 Lieutenants, Four Firefighters

Saturday 7/21/07

23:26 Alarm-CO detector Graystone Way, C30

15:24 Vehicle accident with injuries MA Pike East, A29, 2 Firefighters

15:09 training Main Street, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

15:07 training Main Street, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

12:43 Electrical equipment fire Wells Lane, E21, E22, 3 Firefighters

12:31 EMS Boston Road A29

12:37 EMS Boston Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

09:43 gas leak, (natural gas or LPG) East Main Street and Newton Street, E22, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter

Friday 7/20/07

22:00 EMS Southville Road, A29, C30, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

17:17 EMS Newton Street, A29, C30, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter

14:58 Rescue, Emergency Medical Main Street, A29, C30 2 Lieutenants, 1 Firefighter

10:35 Site plan review Main Street, C1 Chief Mauro, Captain Mauro

05:35 EMS Fisher Road, A29, C30 3 Firefighters

Thursday 7/19/07

19:00 plan review meeting, Main Street, C1 Chief Mauro

16:08 lock in or lock out, Lovers Lane and Lynbrook Road, A29, 1 Firefighter

14:00 misc FD entry Main Street, C20, Chief Mauro

11:03 EMS Turnpike Road, A29, C20, Chief Mauro, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

Wednesday 7/18/07

22:28 EMS Turnpike Road, A29, C30, 3 Firefighters

20:35 Spill/leak, no ignition, Turnpike Road, E22, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter

13:30 Commercial Inspection Northboro Road, C27, Captain Mauro

08:57 smoke detector activation, no fire unintentional, Richards Road, E22, 2 Firefighters

Tuesday 7/17/07

23:38 EMS Main Street, A29, C30 3 Firefighters

19:18 EMS River Street and Southville road, A29, E23, 1 Captain, 3 Firefighters

17:18 EMS Boston Road and Central Street, C20, E23Chief Mauro, 1 Captain, 1 Firefighter

17:03 MVA Turnpike Road, A29, C20, C27, E23, Chief Mauro, 2 Captains, 3 Firefighters

16:58 unauthorized burning Southville Road, C27, Captain Mauro

16:53 lock out Turnpike Road, E23, Captain Hubley, 1 Firefighter

15:30 smoke detector, resale Bigelow Road, C27, Captain Mauro

15:00 commercial inspection Marlboro Road, C27, Captain Mauro

14:30 smoke detector, resale, Ward Road, C27, Captain Mauro

13:30 smoke detector, resale, Clemmons Street, C27, Captain Mauro

11:00 plan review, commercial, St. Martin Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

05:08 EMS Boston road, A29, 2 Firefighters

Big Ryan's Tall Tales

July 26, 2007 - Big Ryan entertains a roomful of children at the Southborough Library today with his "tall tales".         More photos

Hovercraft training

July 26, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters train on the hovercraft today in the Sudbury Reservoir.


July 26, 2007 - Purple Loosestrife strikes a pose against the Sudbury Reservoir.  This plant is considered an invasive species that tends to crowd out our native wetland plants and grasses reducing native habitat for Massachusetts wildlife for nesting and foraging.  Purple Loosetrife has been regulated against importation and propagation as of Jan. 1, 2006.


July 26, 2007 - As the Southborough Fire Department hovercraft maneuvers through the Sudbury Reservoir the CSX train approaches and waves.

Classroom time

July 25, 2007 - The Cadets hear from a member of the Worcester Police Department today.  More photos

Step out of the Car!!

July 25, 2007 - The Southborough Junior Police Academy is in its 8th year. This year there are twenty cadets participating. They are learning subjects such as felony stops and arrests, public speaking, team-work, internet safety via the DA’s office personnel, lectures and instruction, physical fitness through an obstacle course, target shooting with air soft guns, defensive maneuvers and today heard from a member of the Worcester Police gang unit. Four returning cadets between the ages of 17 and 20 that have gone through the academy previous, augment the six Southborough Police Staff that instruct the cadets. It is a one week course and graduation will be this Friday. I was able to follow many of the cadets through their training today. More photos will be online later.

Hands up!

July 25, 2007 - Cadets of the Southborough Junior Police Academy train on felony stops.

Open Space Commission meets

July 25, 2007 - Last night the Southborough Open Space Commission met with Jeff Collins who has been doing a habitat survey within the Town of Southborough. A power point display of the results of his work that is being funded through administrative funds of the Southborough Community Preservation Committee was presented. This study will be able to be seen by residents at a future public meeting. The results will also be used by the Master Plan Open Space and Recreation. It will be beneficial to many committees and boards within Town. Also on the agenda was discussions of parcels of land that are up for sale or soon will be available. Committee member Thad Soule brought the committee up to date on the GIS work that he has been working on for Open Space. The GIS maps are being aligned with Southborough’s Planning Board to ensure that Open Space promised by subdivision developers remain open space. Also on the agenda the Committee was brought up to date on the status of Edgewood Estates and their open space situation. Discussion on possible mitigation for the Chapter 40 B proposals in town were initiated within the committee itself.

The Three Amigos


July 25, 2007 - These three young riders all hail from Southborough and just competed in the Annual Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club horse show held in Hopkinton, MA.  They competed in such events as Fitting and showmanship in which you try to groom your horse to its best and show the horse to its best advantage.  Other classes were English riding "flat" or "rail" classes and the jumping classes, some jumps were as high as three feet.   The Western classes consisted of the same "flat" or "rail" classes plus the always exciting and fast reining classes.  Reining classes are now being considered and tried out at the Olympic level along with the English dressage and eventing classes.  Six ribbons are awarded to the top six riders.  Lead line and walk-trot classes are offered for the more inexperienced or just starting out riders while on the opposite end there are classes for even adults to show in.  Two of the riders also showed off their riding skills in the Clubs Drill team while the third (western horse) carried the 4H flag.

Southborough Tidbit:  The Massachusetts General Court took action on July 17, 1727, passing an "Act for Dividing the Town of Marlborough, and Erecting a new Town there by the name of Southborough."  (from Fences of Stone, A History of Southborough, Massachusetts by Richard E. Noble.

Another Route 85 project on the horizon

July 24, 2007 - The towns of Southborough and Hopkinton have been notified by the State that bids and work will soon be started in order to replace the aging bridge over the Sudbury River, just south of the MBTA Station.  Below photo, the underside of the Bridge.

July 24, 2007 - St. Matthew's Golf Tournament Monday, September 10, 2007.  Please save the date and join us at Framingham Country Club for the Annual Tournament.  Our golf tournament is the main source of income for our annual scholarship fund. Sponsors needed!  Would you like to be a sponsor? There are $100 and $50 sponsor opportunities available.  Foursomes needed! Would you like to put together a foursome to play in our annual tournament? Please call the Parish Office at 508-485-2285 for details or registration form.

Steel and Asphalt

July 24, 2007 - Work continues for the placement and turning lanes at Richards and Cordaville Roads.

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  23 Tuesday  24 Wednesday  25 Thursday  26 Friday  27
 Health clinic 9:00 AM Cribbage   8:30 AM Health Clinic 10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent
      9:30 AM Mah Jongg independent 10:00 AM Climbing Black Eyed Susan
12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch 12:30  Bingo
  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  

Police Academy

July 23, 2007 - The Southborough Police Department is holding it’s 8Th Junior Police Academy this week.  Twenty recruits signed up for the academy.

Southborough meetings July 23 - 27, 2007





Algonquin building committee


5:00  PM

44 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA

Open Space 7/24 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall

Selectmen's meeting



Zoning Board of appeals




Board of Health 7/25 2:00 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Public Works Planning 7/25 7:00 PM DPW meeting room, Cordaville Road
Trust Fund committee 7/27 8:00 AM 2nd Floor meeting room, town house

Compactors are here

July 23, 2007 - This is the cardboard compactor.  According to DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan, you should still flatten the cardboard boxes before putting them into the compactor.  Both the cardboard and the plastics compactor will be operated by DPW staff.  You should not attempt to push any of the controls.  These compactors will reduce the cost of recycling to the town $0 dollars for plastics and cardboard.                                                             

Christmas in July

July 22, 2007 - It's like Christmas in July without the trimming as these trees sit sheared and ready for sales for December.

If a tree flexes its muscles can anyone see it?

July 22, 2007 - This birch tree seems to be flexing its limbs in an unnatural shape for a tree.

New Compactors at the Transfer Station

July 22, 2007 - Selectmen William Boland checks his plastics into the new compactors that have arrived at the transfer station.  The compactors should save the Town money and space.  They are available for plastics and cardboard.

7/21/07 - Fire Log

Monday July 16, 2007

23:30 gas leak, natural gas or LPG, Turnpike Road and Crystal Pond, E22, E23, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

21:14 public service assistance, Turnpike Road and White Bagley Road, C30 1 Lieutenant, 1 firefighter

17:56 vehicle accident with injuries Turnpike Road and Breakneck Hill Road, A29, C30, E23, 3 Firefighters, 1 Lieutenant, 1 safety officer

16:16 Vehicle accident with injuries Turnpike Road and Winter Street, A29, C20, C27, E23, Chief Mauro, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

16:03 EMS Main Street, A29, 2 Firefighters, 1 Lieutenant

13:30 follow-up inspection C27, Captain Mauro

13:15 smoke detector new construction Liberty Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

08:30 smoke detector, resale, Liberty Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

Sunday 7/15/07

16:00 EMS call Boston Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

15:11 arcing wires Deerfoot Road, E22, 2 Firefighters

13:28 Alarm system Malfunction Sears Road, E22, E23, 4 Firefighters

08:22 CO Detector activated due to malfunction, Oak Hill Road, A29, E22, 4 Firefighters

Saturday 7/14/07

16:46 public service assistance, Moulton Road, A29, 2 Firefighters

Friday 7/13/07

16:456 motor vehicle accident 495 south, A29, E23, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

Thursday 7/12/07

14:00 construction meeting Lorining Drive, C27, Captain Mauro

13:05 EMS call Bryden Road, A28, 1 Captain, 1 Firefighter

12:36 EMS call Newton Street, A29, E23 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

12:09 Public Service Assistance Bryden Road, A29, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Firefighter

10:00 Propane inspection Vale Terrace, C27, Captain Mauro

Wednesday 7/11/07

17:00 training fire station, Main Street, HQ 4 Capt Hubley, 3 Firefighters

15:50 EMS call East Main Street, A29, C27, C30 1 Captain, 3 Firefighters

15:00 propane inspection, Clifford Street, C27, Captain Mauro

14:41 EMS Main Street, A29, 2 Firefighters

14:30 Oil Burner Marlboro Road, C27, Captain Mauro

14:15 oil burner re-inspection Woodland Road, C27, Captain Mauro

14:00 smoke detector, resale Fiddleneck Lane, C27, Captain Mauro

13:30 smoke Detector, Resale Nathan Stone Road, C27 Captain Mauro

11:20 Plan review smoke detector Bigelow Road, C3 Captain Mauro

Tuesday 7/10/07

19:27 EMS call Parkerville Road, A29, C30 3 Firefighters

17:56 vehicle accident with injuries Turnpike Road and Deerfoot Road, A29, E23, 4 Firefighters

17:51 Rescue Emergency medical call Main Street, A29, E23

15:58 EMS call oliver Street A29, 2 Firefighters

15:45 Animal rescue Breakneck hill Road E23, R25, 1 Lieutenant, 2 Firefighters

13:43 Alarm system malfunction, Northboro Road, C27, E22, E23, R25, 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

13:19 Training EMS Main Street, 1 Lieutenant, 3 Firefighters

10:45 school fire drill Main Street, C27, Captain Mauro