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I received another posting of jobs available in Southborough. So, I checked in and found more postings on the Town and School websites. 

(If you’d like to share your company’s job openings in future weeks, email mysouthborough@gmail.com.)

Harvard University (Harvard Depository in Southborough)

  • Operations Project Specialist (temporary, full-time)

    They are currently recruiting for 2 full-time short term specialists (through the end of June 2018) and seeking local candidates with 2 or more years of Storage/warehousing experience for these opportunities.  To learn more or to apply please click here.

Town of Southborough

Business Administrator, Planning Department (full time)

Administrative support to Board / Town Planner; Meeting preparation, assist applicants with permitting process, handle accounts payable and related duties; Respond to inquiries and other projects as assigned by Board / Town Planner; Provide information to the public, town officials, staff and applicants; Experience in municipal government and office management is preferred. 

Requirements: BA / BS degree; 3 – 5 years of related experience; Team player with excellent customer service, superior organizational & computer skills

Resumes received by Jan 31, 2018 receive preference.

Economic Development Coordinator (part time)

The position first posted last summer is still posted: The Town of Southborough is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the part-time position of Economic Development Coordinator. This position supports and coordinates the efforts of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) to insure effective communication and collaboration between Town officials and businesses located in Southborough. Qualified applicants must be available to attend EDC meetings/events outside of normal business hours. Grants administration, marketing experience and website development are an asset, as is comprehension of state and local government.

Applicants shall posses a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or 1-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Public relations and writing skills preferred.

Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Our school district is advertising more new jobs again.

Click here to learn more about the school district and job opportunities.

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Post image for Trottier students taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics (or chickening out for the cause) – Feb 15

Above: Trottier is co-sponsoring a Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics this winter. (image from fundraising website)

Trottier Middle School is hosting a special Special Olympics fundraiser this winter.

polar plunge (photo from fundraiser website)On February 15th, Special Olympics MA is bringing its “Polar Plunge” pool to the school. The fundraising site promotes:

For the first time ever, dozens of brrrrave students at Trottier Middle School are taking the Plunge. The best part? After their bodies return to 98.6 degrees and the donations are tallied, they’ll have raised funds for Special Olympics Massachusetts!

Barring an unexpected heat wave, the water promises to be pretty frigid. Which is why some people who want to help out may be too chicken to make the jump.

Fear not, the fundraiser also includes a “chicken coop” option for participants who sign up to raise fund while staying dry. (Plus, there’s a third option for “virtual plungers” who can’t be there that day.)

Students and faculty are encouraged to register, complete a waiver and raise at least $25 by February 9th. Participants can use the event website to setup their own fundraising pages. (A few have already taken steps.)

The event website details[click to keep reading…]

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Post image for Selectmen on Thursday: Fayville Hall Disposition; Golf Course funding, naming, and CR; Main St easements; FY16 audit; and OML complaints

When I posted the Government meetings for the week yesterday, I included my usual caveat:

Be aware that changes to the meeting schedule are known to happen throughout the week. For an updated list of meetings, visit the town website.

But, the late-week, evening Board of Selectmen meeting that popped up is unusual.* And given some of the noteworthy items on the agenda, I decided special notice to readers was warranted.

The BOS is now scheduled to meet twice on Thursday night, January 18th. The board will convene at 6:00 pm in it’s normal location – Hearing Room, Town House, 17 Common St.

That agenda includes the following items (in my words):

  • FY16 Audit Report
  • Fayville Hall Disposition – Final report of committee
  • Police Dept staffing changes
  • Request by St. Mark’s School to move the stone wall at Marlboro Rd intersection (closer to the street, ending off on-grass parking at the field)
  • Main St reconstruction easement payments
  • Golf Course Committee update (including issues on funding needed)
  • Chairman’s report on Open Meeting Law complaints (including revised complaint filed on January 5th by David Parry)
  • Establish a committee on renaming St. Mark’s Golf Course
  • Potential vote on Golf Management contract for St. Mark’s Golf Club

Click here to see the full posted agenda and materials packet.

The board will then recess and reconvene at the Senior Center (9 Cordaville Road, Rooms A&B). There, they will hold a joint meeting with the Conservation Commission.  [click to keep reading…]

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Here is the latest round of videos of events that took place around town and our schools this winter.* 

To fit these in, I made the windows small. But you can click on the full screen icon [ ] in bottom right corner to expand. (Email subscribers, if you can’t see the videos, click on the links to open them in YouTube.

SAM Interviews: Scams & Identity Theft

SAM’s Terry Newman interviews Greg White, Chief of Staff and General Counsel for the Mass Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (link)

posted to You Tube by Southborough Access Media

“Express Yourself” with Mary Simmons, Episode 2

The second of a step-by-step painting instruction series led by the resident-owner of Southborough’s Expressions Art Bar. This session teaches painting a black and white version of “Moon Lake”. It includes sign language for the hearing impaired. (link)

posted to You Tube by Southborough Access Media

ARHS Holiday Concert

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Post image for Wick Choral Festival: A Capella – January 26-27

Above: Performers at a past year’s Wick Choral Festival once again showed off a range of a capella styles (photos from St. Mark’s School’s smugmug site)

Southborough residents are invited to St. Mark’s gleeful celebration of music. It’s the 26th anniversary of the school’s annual a capella festival. As the school previously shared:

The Wick Choral Festival was established in 1992 in memory of Myron A. Wick, SM Class of 1933 in honor of his lifelong enjoyment of singing, through the generosity of the Wick family and friends.

In addition to their students, the free concert includes groups from area high schools (including Algonquin), and each night features a college ensemble.

Here are this year’s details:

st mark's wick choral festival flyer

(click to enlarge)

The Annual Wick Choral Festival
St. Mark’s School
Class of 1945 Hall, Putnam Family Arts Center
Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday:
St. Mark’s
Wheeler School
Noble and Greenough School
Roxbury Latin
University of Richmond
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This week in sports (Updated)

by beth on January 16, 2018

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Here are the ARHS varsity games on tap for the week (as of this morning).

(To find a complete schedule of Algonquin sports, including JV, freshmen, and unified match ups, click here. Follow these links for the Assabet sports schedule and the St. Mark’s sports schedule.)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Girls Swimming/Diving vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Clark University
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Swimming/Diving vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Clark University
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Girls Basketball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Algonquin
  • 7:00 pm – ARHS Boys Basketball vs. Wachusett Regional @ Wachusett Reg. High School

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Girls Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury (postponed)
  • 4:00 pm – ARHS Boys Indoor Track vs. Shrewsbury High School @ Shrewsbury (postponed)
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Gymnastic vs. Marlborough High School @ Algonquin

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Senior drivers: Learn about “Shifting Gears” – January 24

January 16, 2018 11:33:02 AM
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This month, the Southborough Senior Center is hosting a presentation by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The focus is on aging drivers and “Shifting Gears”.

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Events this week: Free Skate; plus Adult Coloring, Exciting Women, and Bowling for seniors

January 16, 2018 09:44:21 AM
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Here are some highlights of events in and around Southborough this week.

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The week in government: Golf Course CR holder discussions; Regional School Committee and Advisory on budgets

January 16, 2018 07:30:24 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Obituary: June Phillipo, 70

January 15, 2018 03:21:33 PM
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June Phillipo, 70, of Fayville, MA, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Westborough, MA.

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Knowing the signs of Alzheimers: Early Detection Matters – January 29th

January 12, 2018 04:47:11 PM

The Southborough Senior Center will be hosing a presentation on a somber matter this month. It’s a presentation on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Buy some boxes this Saturday

January 12, 2018 02:47:49 PM
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It’s the time of year when Girl Scouts are are knocking on doors around town. They’re also manning (or girling) booths.

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Soutborough Police arrest wanted man

January 12, 2018 01:04:07 PM
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Southborough Police announced that an alert officer on traffic enforcement duty arrested a passenger wanted for accusations of “Assault to Murder” and other charges.

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Southborough Community Power Choice – look twice before you opt out of savings plan (But, medium & large businesses should probably opt out)

January 12, 2018 10:21:40 AM
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I need to follow up on my earlier posts about the Town’s Municipal Aggregation Plan, marketed as Southborough Community Power Choice.

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