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December 20, - December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Southborough News

Careful of the Ice

December 25, 2009 - The Sudbury Reservoir is off limits to ice skaters and always has been.  The local ponds and rivers had just started to freeze when the snow hit last weekend.  The ice is still in a weakened state and should be avoided.  If your dog happens to walk out on the ice and fall through, call 911 for assistance, don't try to rescue your pet yourself.  Pet owners have already fallen through thin ice trying to rescue their pets.

Ice Safety Precautions


“Before we experience a tragedy that is unfortunately too common this time of year, it is important that we remind everyone, particularly children, of the dangers of unsafe ice,” said MEMA Director Don Boyce.  “When lakes, ponds, streams and rivers throughout the Commonwealth freeze over, the temperature may continue to fluctuate above and below freezing, making ice conditions very uncertain.  People may be a bit impatient to venture out on the ice for skating, hockey, ice fishing and other winter sports. We highly recommend the use of recreational skating areas provided by your local communities.  It is very important to exercise precaution and common sense.”

Always check with your local police, fire or park department to ensure that safe ice conditions exist. However, due to the uncertainty of ice conditions and the dangers presented, many departments will not endorse the safety of lakes, ponds, streams or rivers.  The strength and thickness of ice should be known before any activity takes place.
 

  • Never go onto the ice alone.  A friend may be able to rescue you, call 9-1-1 or go for help if you fall through the ice.
     

  • Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue your pet, go for help.
     

  • New ice is usually stronger than old ice.  As ice ages, the bond between the crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not occurred.
     

  • Beware of ice covered with snow.  Snow can insulate ice and keep it strong, but can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide cracks, weak and open ice.
     

  • Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating.
     

  • Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large number of springs) is generally 15% weaker.
     

  • Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate.  It can be one foot thick in one spot and be only one inch thick 10 feet away.
     

  • Reach-Throw-Go.  If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper cables, tree branch, etc.). If this does not work, go for help or call 9-1-1, before you also become a victim. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately.
     

  • If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction from which you came.  Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet.  Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight distributed until you return to solid ice. 

By following safety procedures, you can be safe and enjoy the many winter activities offered by the great outdoors.

 

Another Decorated Home

December 25, 2009 - Lisa and Matt Braccio's house sits decorated for the holidays. It also boasts a support our troops sign. Never forget our troops overseas and at home.  They are away from home for more than just Christmas or Hanukah.

Merry Christmas Eve

December 24, 2009 - Father Christmas watches over the English Garden Florist on Main Street.

The Finished Bridge

December 24, 2009 - Traffic can now fully navigate the Northboro Road Bridge.  The bridge had been closed since October 2009.

Gasoline Leak

December 24, 2009 - Firefighters and police responded to this service station on Cordaville Road late this afternoon for a gasoline leak.  The DEP and cleanup crews were called in.

Terence Martin in Concert
Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Steeple Coffeehouse
Pilgrim Church 15 Common St
 Southborough, MA.
7:30 PM,  508-599-3339
$14 Advance, $17 at the door
Senior & student discount
www.steeplecoffeehouse.org

NY singer/songwriter Terence Martin will be performing in concert Saturday, January 9th  at the Steeple Coffeehouse for a co-bill with Amy Black. He will be accompanied by Dan Bonis on mandolin, dobro & lap steel.

Terence's music has been critically acclaimed & of his most recent CD, Even Trade, Sing Out magazine says: "If you're a connoisseur of exceptional songwriters, this CD is essential for your collection." He is currently recording songs for an early 2010 release.

Terence has shared the stage with an impressive line-up of national acts, including Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Dar Williams, and Richie Havens. He's performed on the Most Wanted Stage at the  Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, been a New Folk winner at the NJ Folk Festival, a finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, received honorable mention in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for "East of the River" and performed at the 2006 Boston Folk Festival.   His song, "Go Ask the Rain" won Best Song for Male Singer Songwriter in the
Just Plain Folks Music Awards.

 "Terence Martin claims Richard Thompson, Greg Brown, and Bruce Cockburn as some of his songwriting heroes - with good reason. Maybe he should add Ernest Hemingway, too. He shares with them a clarity of expression, a sense of place, and a gift for the telling phrase. His new CD 'Even Trade' is
another display of his mastery." (John Platt, WFUV Radio)

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Triboro Youth Hockey Association

 The Triboro-Mite 1   vs   Shrewsbury Lynch this morning met at the
NESC  in Marlborough, MA.  The final score was 4 to 3

Great team effort!  Outstanding defense, tremendous goaltending and timely scoring!

 

 

TROOP 1 SOUTHBOROUGH CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough will be offering Christmas tree pickup in Southborough on January 2nd and January 9th, 2010.

The cost is $5 for small trees and $10 for larger trees. 

To schedule a pick up, please send an email to Troop1Trees@gmail.com  or call 508-626-8015.  Email or phone message must include your name, phone number, address, and date for pickup.  Requests for pick up will be taken until 7 PM the day before pick up.

Trees must be placed at the END of the driveway by 9 AM on the day of pick up.  Please place your donation in a plastic bag clipped or taped to the top of the tree.  Money should NOT be placed in the mailbox.

COMMUNITY ICE RINK SCHEDULE SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Family/open Skate 8am – 3pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm
Youth Hockey 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm
Adult Hockey 5-6pm 3-6pm
   SATURDAY SUNDAY
Adult Hockey 8-12pm 8-12pm
Family/Open Skate 12-3pm 12-3pm
Youth Hockey 3-6pm 3-6pm

 

Southborough Board of Health Opening

There will be a joint meeting between the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health on Tuesday February 2, 2010 at 7PM to interview candidates for the temporary BOH position. It will be appointed until the next election this May and then that person will have to run for election.  Interested persons can send their resume and a cover letter to the Selectmen’s office.  Deadline is Friday, January 22, 2010. 

Letter to the Editor

The Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department did an amazing job organizing the 3rd annual Gobble Wobble on Thanksgiving morning. About 560 participants walked, ran, wobbled, and brought donations for our troops. Lots of fun and lots of generous hearts!

Four boxes were delivered to the Food Pantry, and Lisa Braccio and I shipped 17 care packages today. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who made this happen.

HAPPY HOLIDAZE!
Deb

Scholarship Monies Available

The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce announced last week that a total of $11,000 is available in scholastic awards to graduating high school students.

Applicants must be a resident of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough or Shrewsbury to apply. The awards given will be granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, work experience, financial need, appearance of application, and an interview.

Applications are available in the guidance offices of the following schools: Westborough High School, Algonquin Regional High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Shrewsbury High School, Holy Name, St. John’s High School, Bancroft School, Notre Dame Academy, St. Peter-Marian Central High School, and St. Mark’s School. To receive a scholarship application by mail, contact the Chamber office at 508-836-4444.

Applications must be returned to the Chamber postmarked no later than Friday, Jan. 8. Recipients of the awards will be honored at a Chamber breakfast meeting scheduled for March 31 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough.
 

Project Smile
DECEMBER news | www.projectsmile.org
ROJECT SMILE

 

The 2010 Project Smile calendar is now available!

The calendar is one of Project Smile’s largest fundraisers of the year and is only a $10 donation.  To purchase, please click here or call 508.634.0203.

 

Have you joined us on Facebook yet?

Please join our Project Smile Facebook Page. This is a great way to stay updated on all the wonderful things happening at Project Smile.  The link is available on our homepage, www.projectsmile.org
 

Click here to check out more event photos.

Project Smile Continues Special Annual Holiday Donations
 

Project Smile continued their annual Holiday Donations by donating over 200 stuffed animals, crayons, books and toys to Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries for their Annual Children’s Holiday Party.  Over 400 Boston area children attend the holiday party each year.  Project Smile is proud to continue their third year of helping to be a part in the support of the Children’s Holiday party! 

Project Smile also donated over 250 stuffed animals, books, crayons and toys to the Department of Children and Families for holiday gift donations to children in state care.

For the first time, Project Smile partnered with Christmas in the City and donated approximately 150 stuffed animals and toys which will be given as holiday gifts for homeless and low income children. The Christmas in the City program usually provides gifts for 2,200 children, but this year, they had over 5,000 children apply to be in the program.

“We are really happy to expand our donations for the holiday time and partner with these wonderful organizations that are doing such great work to provide gifts for children who otherwise probably wouldn’t receive anything.” Said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director.

Use Your Credit Card to Support Project Smile

Supporting Project Smile just became easier!  Project Smile is happy to announce our partnership with Capital One in their Capital One Card Lab Connect program.  Capital One Card Lab Connect is a free credit card fundraising program that offers an easy way to raise money for a cause.  With it, customized credit cards are created that supporters use to automatically contribute money through their everyday purchases without spending extra money.  Get all of the competitive credit card benefits you want as well as a simple way to support Project Smile.

This Capital One Visa Platinum card has:

  • No Annual Fee
  • Low Introductory Purchase Rates
  • Custom card designs - show support and help spread the word
  • 1% of every purchase automatically donated to our organization

For more information on this credit card program or how to apply in order to support Project Smile, please go to https://www.cardlabconnect.com/Project Smile

Curtiss Wright Controls Donates $1,000

The Curtiss Wright Controls has awarded Project Smile a $1,000 grant for the second consecutive year. The grant will support Project Smile’s efforts to help children in the local community.

“We really appreciate the Curtiss Wright Controls continued support of our work,” said Catherine Pisacane. “Ongoing financial support is absolutely critical for us.”

 
SOUTHBOROUGH POLICE CONFIDENTIAL TIP LINE
THE SOUTHBOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW HAS A CONFIDENTIAL TIP LINE. THE PHONE NUMBER FOR THIS LINE IS 508-485-2121, ASK FOR EXTENSION 600. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR NAME OR TELEPHONE NUMBER.
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Thursday Dec. 24
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Northstar Rink 10:40AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

 

Winter Skate at Patriot Place

North Retail Center
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  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday School Days:
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Friday School Days:
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Saturday and All School Holidays:
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Sundays:
    11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
     

     
    Holiday Hours
    December 24th: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    December 25th: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    December 31st: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    January 1st: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Winter Skate hours may occasionally vary due to inclement weather, Patriots home games, or pre-scheduled private events – please check back or call 508-203-2100

    Skating Rates 
    Adults: $6
    Children 12 and under: $4
    Seniors 65 and up: $4

    Ice Skate Rentals: $4

    Season Pass Rates:
    Family Season Pass - $100 per family*
    Individual Season Pass (Adult) - $75 per person*
    Individual Season Pass (Children and Seniors) - $60 per person*
    Lunch Pass (Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm) - $48 per person*

    *Pass does not include ice skate rental

    Winter Skate partners with Cradles to Crayons to help a good cause
    Bring a new or gently used coat to Winter Skate and receive a $2.00 coupon for a future Winter Skate visit.

    For private events and group rates, please call 508-203-2100 or email WinterSkate@Patriot-Place.com
Flying Flag

December 23, 2009 - The flag was really flying in the snowstorm this weekend.

New Lines

December 23, 2009 - A Southborough News reader snapped this photo of several bucket trucks putting up some new communications lines along Marlboro Road today.

Windswept Snows

December 23, 2009 - Snowdrifts pile up and snow moves across Latisquama Road as winds carry the snow across the golf course.

Friday 12/18/2009

Medical Richards Road

Fire dept invest Hubley Lane

MV stop route 9

Traffic enforcement Parkerville Road

Radar Cordaville Road

Mvstop Main Street

Medical Route 495/9

 Alarm route 9

Speeding Central St

MVS Framingham road

School officer Parkerville road

Suspicious activity presidential drive

Truck running long time Newton Street

Mvstop Framingham road east Main Street

Motor vehicle accident Newton Street

Motor vehicle accident 85/Main Street

Motor vehicle accident Northborough road

Traffic complaint Blackthorn and Flagg Road speeding

Fire alarm route 9

Radar Parkerville road

Erratic operator Newton and Cross Street

MV stop route 9

Commercial alarm route 9

Radar Framingham road

Traffic enforcement route 85

Commercial alarm route 9

MV stop Richards road  For more Police Log Click Here

 

Fire Log

(The current home of the Southborough House of Pizza was once the main fire station for Southborough)

Monday 12/21/09

01:10 FALSE ALARM PINECONE LN 

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

08:00 MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION WHITE BAGLEY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

08:55 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR SEARS RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

09:30 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION NEWTON ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

10:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST 

    HQ4  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ASPESI       FF WILLS        LT DANO

10:45 GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMM SPILL PINE HILL RD 

    C30  FF WILLS

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ASPESI

13:30 OIL BURNER NEWTON ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINE HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

17:23 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  LT DANO         FF GOODSPEED

    C30  FF ASPESI

17:30 MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION STOCKWELL LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

18:03 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and WASHINGTON ST

    A29  FF CRINGAN      FF ASPESI

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ALESSI  For More Fire Log click here

Robert H. Willis, 77, of Southborough died on December 21, 2009 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a battle with cancer.
He was the husband of Patricia (O'Claire) Willis.
Mr. Willis attended school in Natick and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. For many years he was a manager for the former Accurate Hydraulics of Hopkinton and also ran a commercial cleaning business with his father. In addition, Mr. Willis ran a small engines and antique clock repair business out of his home. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son John Willis of Southborough; a brother William Willis of Atkinson, NH and a sister, Barbara Lodi of Framingham.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 28 from 10-11 a.m., with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (morrisfuneralparlor.com) Southborough.
Memorial contributions may be sent in is memory to Rose Monahan Hospice, 10 Judith Rd, Worcester, MA 01602

 Lewis David Maida, 77, of Wareham, formerly of Southboro, died Sunday, December 20, 2009 at his home of complication from cancer. He was the loving and devoted husband of 52 years to Constance C. (Safrine) Maida. Born in Dedham, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Tornabene) Maida. Mr. Maida was chef-manager/food service director for 40 years at the Fay School, Inc. in Southboro. He was also past member of the Southboro Historical Society. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Maida served during the Korean conflict. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #119 in Southboro and member and past commander of American Legion Post #161 in Southboro. Mr. Maida took pride in his family. He devoted a lifetime to many charitable and civic organizations. The warmth of his eyes and his smile touched many hearts. Mr. Maida will be dearly missed by all his faithful relatives and friends who were blessed for having him in their lives. In addition to being survived by his wife, he was the cherished and dedicated father of Claire M. Pleskun of Mystic, Conn. and David J. Maida of Marlboro; devoted brother of Theresa J. Larkin of Wollaston and the late Richard A. Maider; loving and faithful grandfather of Kimberly C. Maida of Marlboro and Taras Lewis Pleskun of Mystic, Conn.; devoted uncle of Richard J. Maider and loving father in-law of Victor Taras Pleskun. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southboro at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.Visiting hours have been omitted. Donations in his memory may be made to The Home For Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Thursday Dec. 24
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Northstar Rink 10:40AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 23
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Grafton High School   6:00PM
Solstice Morning

December 21, 2009 - The solstice morning sky (above) VS the evening Solstice Sky (below) today.  The winter solstice occurs when the northern hemisphere is at its furthest angle from the sun.  It also marks the shortest day of the year.

Murphy Sisters’ Foundation Working To Prevent Teen Auto Crashes This Holiday Season

 

 

(December 21, 2009)- The Murphy Sisters’ Foundation (MSF) has launched a new initiative with its partners, Christo Driving School and In Control Crash Prevention, to help provide potentially life-saving crash prevention training for local teens and their families.  The MSF was established in memory of Shauna and Meghan Murphy, teen sisters from Southborough who attended Algonquin Regional High School.  The Murphy sisters died in a 2005 crash due to driver error.  Since that time, the MSF has worked to provide young drivers with the skills and attitude needed to stay safe on the road.  Under this MSF program, any teen who participates in In Control’s training program will receive a discount of $200.00.

Teens participating in the hands-on crash prevention program during December will also be sharing their experience with other teens and parents by writing a blog upon completion of the course.  “We wanted to give the teens a chance to share their stories about how crash prevention training has helped them become safer drivers,” said Chris Murphy, father of Meghan and Shauna Murphy.  “It’s important that teens have the proper level of respect for the dangers of driving, and sharing their personal thoughts through a blog is a perfect way to spread that message to other teens,” he said.

“The timing of this offer is perfect, since more teens and parents can participate with school activities winding down and school vacation approaching,” said Dan Strollo, President of In Control.  “December is a great time to reach these kids not only because of availability, but also because many of these inexperienced, new drivers will be facing snow and ice for the first time this winter.  It’s a perfect time to instill in them the skills and attitude needed to avoid crashes during winter.”

MSF, Christo Driving School and In Control are pleased to subsidize the training at the reduced price of $99, which means a discount of $200! This offer is available through December 31, 2009 and is subject to availability. If you are interested you can register online at www.driveincontrol.com/christomurphysisters , or call at free toll 888-301-SAFE. In order to enjoy of this promotion you must enter “ChristoMurphy2009” in the coupon code section of the payment screen during online registration or mention it when registering by phone.  In Control holiday gift certificates are also available by calling those numbers. 

About In Control Crash Prevention 

In Control was founded in 2003 by professional racecar driver Brandon Bogart in an effort to lower the number of accidents caused by driver error.  Automobile crashes are the number one killer of people under 45 and In Control’s program has been found to reduce crash rates in new drivers by 70 percent. 

The half day In Control program is an extreme crash prevention training course designed to not only teach participants the appropriate way to respond to unavoidable, real-life road situations, but also to instill lifelong attitudes that make safer drivers.  This closed course hands-on education was adapted from existing law enforcement training that Bogart has been instructing for more than a decade.   

In Control is the first advanced driver training course certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and graduates, regardless of driving experience, qualify to receive Massachusetts auto insurance discounts up to 10%.  In Control has trained more than 13,000 students and receives limitless praise from graduates, parents, schools, police departments, insurance companies, legislators and community groups all over New England.   The course is held on closed airport runways and other large paved areas where students are able to practice emergency maneuvers in a safe environment.  In Control operates fixed site facilities at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station and the former Lucent Technologies facility in North Andover. A Mobile Crash Prevention Classroom also serves locations throughout New England including Seekonk, Worcester and Cape Cod.  For more information about In Control Advanced Driver Training, please visit: www.DriveInControl.com

But Almost Ready

December 21, 2009 - The Northboro Road bridge over the CSX railroad tracks remained closed today.  Guardrails were being placed along the sides.  It is anticipated that the bridge may open before Christmas this week.

Angels Among Us

December 21, 2009 - All from Southborough!

Josephine A. (Genari) Raymond, 91, died Sunday, December 20, 2009 in Shrewsbury Nursing Home following an illness.

Josephine was predeceased by her husband, George L. Raymond, Sr., who died in 1986. She is survived by her two sons, George L. Raymond, Jr. of Milford, MA and Robert Raymond of Shrewsbury; a sister, Ann Bucchino of Marlborough, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Southborough, Josephine was the daughter of the late Louis Genari and Modesta (Grilli) Giombetti. Josephine had been a resident of Northborough since 1954.

A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Main Street, Shrewsbury. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, December 22, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street (Rte. 20) Northborough. For online condolences or directions please visit:
www.haysfuneralhome.com

Reminder

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Holiday Hours
Town House closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st.

Transfer Station closed December 24th and 25th. Open December 26th.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Dec. 22
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Shrewsbury High School Clark 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Hopkinton High School   5:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Dec. 22
 Girls JV Basketball VS Clinton High School   3:15PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ **Postponed To Tba - Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Clinton High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   7:00PM
ARHS Girls Basketball

December 21, 2009 - The Girls' basketball team beat Westborough Friday night 38 to 30.

Another Accident

December 20, 2009 - For the second time in four days, the Fire Department was dispatched to a truck crash involving a diesel fuel leak and injuries on interstate 495 southbound Sunday morning.

Engine 23 and Ambulance 28 were dispatched at 10:53 AM, and arrived in the southbound lane of I-495 just south of the Northborough Road overpass to find a tractor trailer jackknifed across three lanes of the highway leaking diesel fuel. The driver, who received minor injuries, was transported to Marlborough Hospital. The crew of Engine 23 worked to contain an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel which spilled onto the highway when one of the truck’s fuel tanks ruptured. The moderate snowfall helped crews in containing the diesel fuel.

The Massachusetts State Police maintained one open lane while the release was contained. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT), Ted’s of Fayville Towing, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection responded as assisted at the scene. I-495 southbound was restricted to one lane for several hours.

While Southborough Fire/EMS personnel were tied up with the incident, a motor vehicle crash occurred on Route 9 Westbound at Route 85, with injuries. A Hopkinton Fire Department ambulance responded to that scene at 11:35 AM and transported one injured driver to MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.

Southborough Fire personnel cleared I-495 at 2:29 PM when the incident scene was turned over to Mass DEP.

Let it Snow

December 20, 2009 - Over a foot of snowfall fell on Southborough and metrowest beginning late last night in to much of today.

                 SOUTHBORO NEW OFFICE BLDG. SELLS AT AUCTION - $840,000.

Southboro, MA – Marlene Aron, Senior Broker at Metrowest Commercial Real Estate in conjunction with Jeremy Fried, Principal of Great Rock Auctions, formerly of Flynn Auctioneers, orchestrated the sale of 106 Southville Road, a 10,600 s.f., a newly constructed two-story office building.  The building boasted mahogany woodwork, high-quality finished lobbies, an elevator and sprinkler system, but was not fully build-out.

Aron had been the marketing agent and advised the Seller – High Tech Real Estate to look into considering an auction.  According to Aron, “ Fried’s expertise of maximizing the value for Seller, while giving the buyers a platform to buy gives the Seller a true market value for their property.  The selling price of $840,000 was less than we hoped for, but in a market where Buyers are in a “ sit and watch mode “  it was best venue for the Seller who wanted to move on now.”

The Buyer, Paul Mastroianni, a builder/investor,  will complete custom designed build-outs for tenants.  He  was represented by Tony Pinto of Pinto Real Estate, who will market the property for lease.

Merry Christmas

December 20, 2009 - The Faherty family wishes to thank all that have dropped off toys for their Toys for Tots collection.  It was inspiring to see the good will of people that came to see the lights and dropped off the toys.  The family decorates the interior and exterior every year for Christmas.  They start the day after Thanksgiving.  As part of the light show they have annually collected toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program.

Ice Before the Storm

December 20, 2009 - Water still flows over the dam but elsewhere, it looks like frozen waterfalls at the Deerfoot falls.

Southborough meetings

December 21-  December 25, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Historical Commission Dec 21 7:00 PM Firefighters memorial Fire station
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Committee Dec 22 7:00 PM Assabet Valley Reg Vocational School Committee Conference Room

Senior Center Activities

21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
 

 

 
Closed
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  Happy Holiday Happy Holiday
9:30 Cribbage
11am Senior Singers
2:00 PM Fitness
12 PM Blue Plate Special
 
12 PM Pitch      
2:00 Fitness        

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

Stop on in and get your "Senior Centers Bumper Sticker"

Computers:

We now have two computers in the hall before you enter our main room that are now hooked up to the internet. You will be able to read e-mail and look up information as well as play some fun card games. Feel free to sit down and use the computers. Let us know if you would like any help.

Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday 20 Monday 21 Tuesday 22 Wednesday 23 Thursday 24 Friday 25 Saturday 26
     

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Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Dec. 21
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Holy Name High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Holy Name High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Milford High School   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Milford High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Holy Name High School   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Holliston High School Click for directions Veteran 7:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

ARHS Basketball

December 20, 2009 - ARHS beat Westborough boys 62-48 Friday night.