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November 4, 2007 to  November 10, 2007

Buy a Raffle Ticket

November 10, 2007 - Raffle tickets are available at the Suessical the Musical for a Whimsical Suessical Basket filled with an Ipod Speaker/Alarm Clock; $15 I tunes gift card; Suesscentennial Collectors; $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate; Cat in the Hat Board Game; Dr. Suess Stencil Book; Whoville T Shirt size large; Cat in the Hat Juice glasses; Oh the Places You'll go tin sign; Horton hears a who card game; Cat in the Hat hat; $25 Best Buy gift card; Horton and Cat in the Hat plushies.  The drawing will take place on 11/18/07 and you do not have to be present.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.00.

Cat In the Hat

November 10, 2007 - Don't forget to make it to the Cat in the Hat Suesical the Musical which opened to rave reviews. Spectacular.

November 10, 2007 - Click the photo to find out more information on the trip and future trips

Support the Belted Galloways

November 10, 2007 - Support the local Southborough Belted Galloway herd on Breakneck Hill Road. It's time to get the winter hay in.  The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund has some awesome nice Cow decorations including the beltie ornament.  Check out their website to contribute online at www.southborobelties.org 

Algonquin Sports Schedule November 11, 2007

 Girls Varsity Soccer @ FINALS - VS TBD Foley Staduim 5:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 11, 2007

No Sports scheduled

Algonquin Sports Schedule November 10, 2007

Boys Varsity Cross Country @ DISTRICTS  
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ DISTRICTS  
 Boys JV Football VS Gardner High School Algonquin

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 10, 2007

 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ DISTRICTS
It's time for the Suessical the Musical

November 9, 2007 - Make sure you don't miss Suessical the Musical playing tonight at 8:00 PM; Saturday and Sunday (November 10 & 11th) at 3:00 PM.  Again the following weekend Saturday the 17th at 8:00 PM and Sunday the 18th at 3:00 PM.

All Wars Memorial

November 9, 2007 - A nighttime perspective of Southborough's All Wars Memorial.  Nearly completely refurbished the memorial just needs a sand topping to mix in with the bricks and have more engravings done.  A lot of the labor was donated by Peter and Adam Phaneuf with help from Wayne Anderson and others.  Money for the refurbishing of the Memorial was from CPA funding approved at the Spring Town Meeting.

Southborough Players Logo

This Weekend is the  MetroWest Premiere of  

Seussical The Musical
Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.southboroughplayers.org or they can be reserved by calling The Southborough Players at 508-485-4424


Ticket Prices
Star Seats
First three rows includes one refreshment and an autographed program)
Reserved Seating
$15.00 Adults
$12.00 Seniors and Students
Group Tickets
$10.00 (minimum of 10 people) reserved by calling 508-485-4424
Join Our Mailing List

$5.00 Off  

Bring this coupon to Opening Night of The Southborough Players' production of Seussical the Musical  and receive $5.00 off the purchase price  of your ticket 


One coupon per person. Not valid for Star Seats, group purchases or purchases made on-line. Offer valid on Friday November 9, 2007 only.

(To Clip the coupon above, try right clicking your mouse and copy and paste into a word program or email to yourself)

Southborough Gardeners filled the Hall

November 9, 2007 - A well attended crowd showed up to see Andrew Anderson's presentation "Holidays Under the Gun".

Fire Log

Tuesday 10/30/07












for more fire log click here


November 9, 2007 - Thursday's Kindergroup tots pose for the News. If you have young ones at home and you'd like to enjoy coffee or tea with someone your own age at times, Kindergroup is a great place to meet and make new friends.  For more info:

Southborough Flu Clinic

November 9, 2007 - The Southborough Board of Health held its Annual Flu Clinic at the Southborough Senior Center yesterday for those over 65 and for police and fire emergency personnel.  There will be another flu clinic November 15, 2007 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for Southborough Residents 65 years of age or older and residents considered as High Risk Individuals. 


November 9, 2007 - Searching for that unique gift during this holiday season? You must try Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop, conveniently located right across from the Southborough Post Office and Town Centre at Mt. Vickery Road at the corner of Route 85.  There is more to the shop than just flower arrangements and house plants.  There is a variety of children's toys by Melissa & Doug; Aromatique PotPourri, Stonewall Kitchen jams and Jellies; gourmet food and crackers; hostess spreads and dips; wreaths; dreidels; Scented Candles; flags; greeting and holiday cards and gift bags; balloons and more.  Wreaths and trees will be arriving soon.  The Southborough News advertisers make this website stay alive please visit their websites and their shops. Thank you.

Music and Mother Goose

November 9, 2007 - Moms and toddlers introduce themselves and then sing and move to music and listen to stories at the Southborough Library. Music and Mother Goose is for babies, one and two year olds and meets every Thursday at 11:00 and every other Saturday at 11:00. Click here for more photos.

The Senior Halloween Party photos with Kindergroup trick or treaters are now online, click here

Algonquin Sports Schedule November 9, 2007

 Boys Varsity Football @ Gardner High School   7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 9, 2007

 Boys Varsity Football VS Lunenburg High School Football Field 7:00pm

Just what it says

November 8, 2007 - Mt. Vickery Road East is closed to through traffic from Gulbankian's Florist shop to Breakneck Hill Road.  The road has been closed at times for several days from contractor work.

November 8, 2007 - The Southborough Board of Health announces two Flu Clinics:  Thursdays, November 8 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M and again on November 15 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 P.M.  The shots will take place at the Cordaville Hall Senior Center located at 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough.  Free, but you must bring your Medicare and/or Medicare Advantage card.  For details, call 508-481-3013
Fall into Storytimes!

November 8, 2007 - Kim Ivers, Library Director finishes up a few Halloween projects last week.

Parents are invited to sign their children up for Story and Craft programs at the Southborough Public Library. The phone number is 508-485-5031. Story and Craft meets Mondays at 10:30 for four and five year olds, Tuesdays at 10:30 for two and three year olds and Wednesdays at 10:30 for two through five year olds. The winter Story and Craft sessions will be held January 7th through Feb 14th and March 3rd through April 10th.

Music and Mother Goose is for babies, one and two year olds and meets every Thursday at 11:00 and every other Saturday at 11:00. All are welcome to the Children’s Holiday Party December 1st at 10:30.

Assabet Valley Regional  Technical High School Exhibit Night

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Open to all.  Informational booths showcase all of Assabet Valley  Technical School's programs.  Come and learn more about Assabet Valley.  Located at 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA


Algonquin Sports Schedule November 8, 2007

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 8, 2007

No Sports Scheduled

Color them Gold

November 7, 2007 - The colors of golds, yellows and oranges surround the green of the Larch tree.

Southborough Senior Center

Ecumenical Thanksgiving




St. Matthew Church

105 Southville Road

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

7:30 p.m.


Join with members of all the Southborough Churches

in giving thanks for our many gifts.

Reception and light refreshments immediately

following in the Parish Hall.

Save the Date

The Southborough Gardeners present:

Date: November 8th at 10:00 at Pilgrim Church

Event: Holidays Under the Gun with Andrew Anderson
Boutique and Refreshments
Tickets: $5.00 at the door
Adults only please


Thanksgiving Morning

5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run


Sponsored by NRG BAR


Fundraiser for the

“Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department”

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Time: 7:00 am Registration, 8:00 am Race Start

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

Entry Fee: $20.00 if registration received before Nov. 20th and $25.00 on day of race (nonrefundable), Kids Fun Run is FREE!

Register on-line or mail registration to:

Southborough Recreation,

21 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772

Checks payable to Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department


T-Shirts to all pre entered athletes and the first 25 to register on race day

Prizes for the first 3 in each age group (Kids Fun Run Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11)


Falconi Shell has been supporting boys soccer Boosters at Algonquin for the third year in a row!  Every Thursday during this soccer season, they donate 1cent per gallon of gas sold.  The money has gone toward costs for the end of the season banquet, and expenses not covered by the athletic budget such as coach’s training and special equipment.


Algonquin Sports Schedule November 7, 2007

Girls Varsity Soccer @ SEMI-FINALS WESTBOROUGH Hudson - 5:00pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ SEMI-FINALS MARLBOROUGH Hudson - 7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 7, 2007

Boys Freshman Football @ Lunenburg High School    3:30pm

Beat the frost

November 6, 2007 - These flowers have beaten the frost so far this fall. They are still blooming.

Sudbury Reservoir System

November 6, 2007 -  by Linda Hubley.  The City of Boston began looking West for water around 1795 when hollowed out logs were then used to pipe water from Jamaica Pond into the City. Circumstances of pollution and quantity of water available for a growing community led Boston to develop further west the Cochituate Water system which was used from 1848 to 1951. The Cochituate Water system was created from a tributary of the Sudbury River. The resulting reservoir was called Cochituate (now Cochituate State Park). The Cochituate Aqueduct was constructed to bring water from the lake to the Brookline Reservoir. The Cochituate system was disbanded in 1951.

By the mid 1800’s Boston realized that the City was developing faster than it could supply its citizen’s water. Thus, between 1875 and 1898 the Upper Sudbury River Watershed saw construction of seven new reservoirs. The Sudbury Aqueduct, a gravity feed pipeline to the City was also constructed at this time. It would transfer the water taken from the Upper Sudbury Reservoir system to the Chestnut Hill and Brookline Reservoirs. The seven reservoirs were the Sudbury Reservoir which covers over 2000 acres of Southborough, the Whitehall Reservoir which is entirely in Hopkinton, The Hopkinton Reservoir which is in both Ashland and Hopkinton; the Ashland Reservoir and the Framingham Reservoirs #1 Stearns; #2 Brackett and #3 Foss.

Boston still had a thirst for water shortly after the Upper Sudbury River Watershed system began to run low on capacity. They went further West and created the Wachusett Reservoir System in 1897. The Nashua River was dammed in Clinton producing the six and half square mile reservoir in the towns of Boylston, West Boylston, Sterling and Clinton. The water system moved toward the City via the newly constructed Wachusett/ Weston Aqueducts to the Weston Reservoir. The Wachusett Reservoir was the World’s largest man-made reservoir at the time.

The Quabbin Reservoir is Massachusetts’ crown water supply. Developed by the impoundment of the Swift River the Quabbin began construction in 1936 covers four towns Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott. The reservoir began to fill August 14, 1939 and was completely filled in 1946. The reservoir holds 412 billion gallons and takes four years for the water to circulate through the entire system. It too at one time held the world record for the largest man-made reservoir when completed. A system of tunnels and aqueducts bring water to the reservoirs along the system. They are the Quabbin and Wachusett Aqueducts, Hultman, Cosgrove and the Metrowest Water Supply Tunnels.

Five of the Upper Sudbury River Watershed reservoirs have been de-activated. The only ones that are still considered viable for a back up water supply are the Sudbury Reservoir and the Framingham Reservoir # 3 Foss. The Sudbury Reservoir when built required the taking of many farms and homes from area residents. Many of the photos of these are in the book “Old Southborough A Photographic Essay” put out by the Southborough Historical Society in 1981. The various names of the agencies that ran all of these water systems have morphed through the ages starting with the Boston Water Board, the Cochituate Water Board, the Metropolitan Water District Commission and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.

Southborough has been on a voluntary water ban since June 21, 2007. We have been lucky that we belong to a water system that is highly managed and has a lot of resources for maintaining the reservoirs and the surrounding lands that function as the watershed. However, one only has to look around at our surrounding communities to realize how precious water is. Ashland’s only wells are adjacent to the Hopkinton State park; they sell water to the town of Hopkinton to augment Hopkinton’s well withdrawals at their Fruit Street wells. A lot of the developments built over the last twenty years or so in Hopkinton maintain private wells. This year, the Hopkinton Reservoir (Hopkinton State Park has over 1450 acres but only about 400 of those are East of Route 85 and mostly in the Town of Ashland) has seen an unprecedented drawdown thrusting Ashland and Hopkinton to go to mandatory water restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Town of Westborough also has voluntary restrictions for their water. They have wells on the north side of Route 9 and by Sandy Pond south of Route 9. The City of Marlborough at this time does not have water restrictions but does have water conservation tips on their website. In 1999 the mainstem of the Sudbury River ran dry for two weeks. The location was right near where the three towns of Southborough, Hopkinton and Westborough join near the Fruit Street/Southborough Rod and Gun Club. Southborough is able to enjoy plenty of water this year but remember how fragile that existence is to have clean potable water next time you flush that toilet or water the lawn.  Below left photo is from 1999 Sudbury River and the photo on the right is from this week at the Hopkinton State Park, looking East toward the Marina and dam. The white line on the dam is usually not seen and under water.

Southborough Senior Center


SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – November 5, 2007 – JPI East, a division of JPI, one of the nation’s largest luxury apartment companies, providing development, construction and property management services for conventional and student living communities nationwide, today announced it is building its Northeast Region with the recent hire of four construction professionals. Zachary Alexanian has joined as Project Manager, Eric Greene has joined as Director of Renovations, Chris Seveney has joined as Construction Manager, and Dan Dudek has joined as Senior Estimator.

Zach Alexanian has over thirty five years of experience in the building industry and comes to JPI from Pulte Homes. As a Project Manager, he will be responsible for overseeing the construction of a 200-unit project in Arlington, Massachusetts. Eric Greene, Director of Renovations, holds a Bachelors degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Northeastern University.

With over 25 years in the construction industry, he previously operated his own firm for seven years and also worked for Shawmut Design and Construction. He will be responsible for overseeing renovation projects in the Northeast region.

Christopher Seveney, Construction Manager, is an alumnus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. A seasoned construction professional with over 10 years of experience, Seveney was previously employed by Suffolk Construction Company. At JPI, he will be responsible for oversight and management of multiple multifamily projects, the first of which is a 160-unit project in Chelsea, Massachusetts. Dan Dudek has over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry and attended John Brown University. As a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, Dan has worked with Skanska and A.J. Martini in his recent past. He will be the lead estimator for new construction projects at JPI.

“At JPI, we know construction is the backbone of our operation,” said Thomas N. O’Brien Executive Vice President and Managing Partner. “These people represent the best in the industry and will help to ensure our mission of Building Quality for Our Customers.”

About JPI

Founded in 1989, JPI is dedicated to “Building Quality for Our Customers” and committed to making quality investments and providing the highest level of real estate services. JPI operates regional offices in New York; McLean, Virginia; Atlanta; Boston; Boca Raton; San Diego; and Irving, Texas. JPI is one of the nation’s largest and most successful multifamily real estate firms with 1,500 Associates, providing acquisition, development, construction, and asset management services for conventional multifamily and student living communities nationwide. JPI also provides property management and leasing services for over 40,000 multifamily units across the United States and in Canada and is the preferred multifamily property manager for RREEF Asset Management Group.

Dinner Time

November 6, 2007 - A Tufted Titmouose reaches for a sunflower seed out of the feeder.

Southborough American Legion Post 161

& Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3276

Welcome the residents of Southborough to attend our Veterans Day Observance

Veterans Day Observance

Sunday November 11th @ 11:00 AM


The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month.


Residents are encouraged to attend to honor those who have served this nation and are serving today around the world.

Please Join Us

Commander Steve Whynot – VFW Post 3276 (508-481-2359)

Commander John Wilson – American Legion – Post 161 (508-485-4059)


Veterans - Serving with Pride!!!

Introducing our newest advertiser on Southborough News

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Why not check out www.classiccalligraphy.com

Beautiful calligraphy prints with a variety of sayings and categories to choose from.  Prints come matted or framed.  The prints are made from hand lettered originals by Southborough resident Sandy Kiess.  Sandy learned Calligraphy in the late 70's and she says that what has started out as a hobby has been her business since 1985.

So if looking for a unique gift try Classic Calligraphy with Sandy.

Sudbury Valley Trustees




If you’re looking for that certain nature-inspired gift for someone special, stop by Sudbury Valley Trustees headquarters at Wolbach Farm for a cup of hot chocolate and a chance to talk with artists, authors, and artisans who will be on hand throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support SVT’s conservation work.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org .


Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust, founded in 1953. For over 50 years, SVT has been dedicated to conserving land, wildlife habitat, and ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord river basin. Guided by a well thought-out strategic plan, SVT carries out its mission through land acquisition and stewardship, advocacy and education, working in partnership with town, watershed associations, and other environmental organizations. SVT is supported by a membership that today stands at approximately 3,600 individuals, families, and businesses. The organization currently owns, through gift and purchase, more than 2,100 acres in fifteen communities. In addition, it holds conservation restrictions on more than 900 acres and has been instrumental in preserving thousands of additional acres now protected by public agencies.

     Letter to the editor

     Over the course of the summer and fall I have been keeping an eye on the progress of the All Wars Memorial upgrade.  Today while driving to Town Hall I stopped for another look.  It sure is an awe inspiring thing to see.  A real beauty of a monument. 

     I hope that anyone who sees how things have turned out realize that we all owe a debt of gratitude not only to those whose names have been memorialized here, but also to Peter Phaneuf and friends for their countless hours working on this tremendous project.

 John Kendall                                                                                                                                                            Southborough

Southborough Firefighters and Police Memorial Services

November 5, 2007 - Southborough Police Chief William Webber addresses members of the Southborough Fire and Police Departments at the memorial service for the Town's public safety officers and firefighters.  The Annual Service begins at the Southborough Fire Station where if a member or former member of the department passes away that year, the family is invited to attend the service and dinner and unveil the members name on the honor roll plaque at Memorial Hall.  Members then move to St. Mark's Church for a service to honor those that have gone before them.  The church services are led by Father Craig Lister of St. Mark's who also is the chaplain for both the Southborough Fire and Police Departments.  The Southborough Fire and Police officers  take turns doing the readings, the Firefighters Prayer, the Police Officers Prayer and a roll call of the deceased members of both departments followed by the ringing of the all out bell. A dinner for members and their families is held right after.  This year the Southborough Fire Department unveiled Firefighter William G. Binder, Jr.  Below photo is the family of William Binder at the ceremony.

Last of the glory colors

November 5, 2007 - This prominent Maple Tree shows off the last of it's colors this past weekend.

Southborough meetings

November 5, 2007 - November 9, 2007





Planning Board agenda


7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

SHOPC  agenda


5:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Algonquin Building Committee


5:00 PM

conference room Algonquin Regional Northborough

Cultural Arts Council


7:15 PM

upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Historical Commission


7:00 PM


Board of Selectmen agenda 11/6 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Council on Aging 11/7 7:30 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Open Space Preservation 11/7 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Trust Fund Advisory Committee 11/8 8:00 AM Town House Foyer
Looking for more Halloween Photos from the Southborough Fire Parade?

November 5, 2007 - check out www.southboroughfire.org  While you are there take a look at the safety info and other important information that is provided to you by the Southborough Fire Department.

Rain didn't dampen their spirits

November 5, 2007 - Although at times it poured Saturday, it didn't dampen the spirits of the shopkeepers at the third Annual Holiday Boutique held by the Southborough Crafters and Artisans Guild.

Southborough Senior Center Widget

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 5

Tuesday 6

Wednesday  7

Thursday 8

Friday 9

8:30 AM Health clinic

9:00 AM Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 AM Health clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent


11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

9:30 AM Mah Jongg

11:00 AM Origami

9:30 AM Cribbage

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM Creative Writers

11:00 AM Chair Exercise

12:00 Lunch

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Widget: Medication Use as we Mature 11:00 AM Flu Clinic

12:00 Lunch

12:00 PM Monday Blue Plate Special/lunch

1:00 PM scrabble

2:00 PM Fitness

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Spanish 1:00 PM water Aerobics  

12:15 Pitch

1:00 PM Water Aerobics
2:00 PM Fitness     1:00 PM Bridge  
Southborough Players Logo

This Weekend is the  MetroWest Premiere of  

Seussical The Musical
Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.southboroughplayers.org or they can be reserved by calling The Southborough Players at 508-485-4424


Ticket Prices
Star Seats
First three rows includes one refreshment and an autographed program)
Reserved Seating
$15.00 Adults
$12.00 Seniors and Students
Group Tickets
$10.00 (minimum of 10 people) reserved by calling 508-485-4424
Join Our Mailing List

$5.00 Off  

Bring this coupon to Opening Night of The Southborough Players' production of Seussical the Musical  and receive $5.00 off the purchase price  of your ticket 


One coupon per person. Not valid for Star Seats, group purchases or purchases made on-line. Offer valid on Friday November 9, 2007 only.

(To Clip the coupon above, try right clicking your mouse and copy and paste into a word program or email to yourself)


All Saints

November 5, 2007 - Readings are delivered during the All Saints Parade stop outside of Pilgrim Church yesterday.

Algonquin Sports Schedule November 2, 2007

 Boys JV Football @ Milford High School    3:30pm
 Boys Freshman Football VS Milford High School   3:30pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 2, 2007

Boys JV Football @ Bay Path Regtechhs    3:30pm

All Saints Day Parade

November 4, 2007 - Church members from St. Anne's, Pilgrim Church and St. Mark's march up the road this morning during the All Saints Day Parade and led by the bagpipers and drummers.

Nearing Completion

November 4, 2007 - The All Wars Memorial sports the new brick walkway, granite benches and landscaping in time for Veteren's day ceremonies next week.

Look at Me

November 4, 2007 - This hawk doesn't seem to be bothered at all by the photographers approach to his perch.

Go New England Patriots

November 4, 2007 - Go New England Patriots vs the Indianapolis Colts.

Calm Waters

November 4, 2007 - Calmer waters prevail after yesterdays winds and rains.

Letter To the Editor:

What all the political pundits are totally missing in the Hillary equation is that she is living a LIE! Everyone and anyone, male and female, KNOWS, that when you are in a relationship or marriage and your partner is unfaithful and you become acutely aware of that fact, initially your ego is wounded, but more importantly as you regain your equilibrium resentment begins to build and take hold and you realize that TRUST can NEVER be restored and if you choose to stay and continue to participate in that relationship, at the core of your being the truth IS ..that you not only no longer love that individual you in fact hate them. She has sold her soul to the DEVIL and we ALL know it!! How could we ever tolerate as a Nation a President with NO Soul !!! Her choice to stay with Bill has demonstrated that she is in fact WEAK, not Strong.

Suzanne Traini

Southborough, MA