November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2008 03:13:00 PM

Turkey, mashed potatoes, squash casserole. Green beans, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie. I plan to eat all of it. And then I plan to sit on the couch and nurse my big full belly … at least for about 30 seconds before I have to get up and chase the […]

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Thanksgiving football: Algonquin vs. Westborough

November 26, 2008 01:24:00 PM

Did you know the Thanksgiving Day matchup between Algonquin and Westborough has been going on for 55 years? I had no idea the rivalry extended back that far. Tomorrow’s game will be number 56. Overall, Westborough leads the series 35-19-1. Both teams have had tough seasons this year, but with a record of 4-6, Algonquin […]

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Tidbits from Algonquin

November 26, 2008 12:08:00 PM

Algonquin Regional High School senior Katie Campbell helps Neary School student Lily Scearbo decide if she wants a gift monogrammed for $1. A store was set up in the Southborough school’s gym where students learned about personal finance by using pretend debit and credit cards and mock checks to buy items. (Photo from the Metrowest […]

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Fire Department ladder truck report available

November 26, 2008 10:03:00 AM

Southborough’s only ladder truck is permanently out-of-commission, and the Fire Department is recommending the purchase of a replacement to the tune of nearly $1 million. A detailed report explaining why Southborough needs a ladder truck, what the purchase options are, and where the funding might come from has just been issued by the Aerial Ladder […]

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St. Mark’s opens for skating starting Friday

November 26, 2008 08:30:00 AM

You could go shopping on Black Friday, or you could do something much more fun, like ice skating. The rink at St. Mark’s will open for free skating starting Friday. There are free skate opportunities during each of the upcoming school holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and February vacation. Check out the schedule on the Rec […]

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News from the Board of Selectmen

November 26, 2008 05:57:00 AM

The Board of Selectmen last night heard updates from the Board of Health and the Cable Committee. I’ll talk more about those updates in an upcoming post In other business, the selectmen took on an array of topics, including the following: Approved a request to move several utility poles near Fay School from the south […]

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Register for youth lacrosse by 12/5

November 25, 2008 12:55:00 PM

(Photo from NYSLA) Registration is open now through 12/5 for the Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association’s spring 2009 season. Leagues are available for boys in grades 2 through 8. Practices start in March, with games beginning in April. For more information or to register, visit the NYSLA website. Update: There’s also a girls lacrosse organization in […]

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Thanksgiving ecumenical service tonight

November 25, 2008 11:23:00 AM

When I heard about the annual Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving happening this evening at St. Mark’s Church, the first thing I did was look up “ecumenical” in the dictionary. (The second thing I did was admit my ignorance on a blog read by all my neighbors. What was I thinking?) According to Merriam-Webster, ecumenical means […]

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Board of Selectmen agenda for tonight

November 25, 2008 08:36:00 AM

The Board of Selectmen meet tonight. Here’s a look at their agenda: Transfer Station violation hearing Update from the Board of Health on future plans Update from the Cable Committee Southville Road Sidewalk Improvement Project Verizon New England, Inc. and Massachusetts Electric Company pole hearing – Main Street Nomination of the South Union School (currently […]

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Property tax assistance for seniors and others

November 25, 2008 05:54:00 AM

Southborough seniors, veterans, and others might qualify for property tax assistance. Here’s more information about the programs.

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Tomorrow is the last day to register for kids ski program

November 24, 2008 02:01:00 PM

The Southborough Recreation After School Program (RAP) offers a ski/snowboard program at Ward Hill and tomorrow is the last day to register. The program runs for five weeks starting in January and is open to kids at Woodward, Neary, and Trottier. Find more details on the RAP website.

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Get ready to wobble your gobble

November 24, 2008 12:35:00 PM

Gobble Wobble course map. Click to enlarge. I’ve heard lots of people talking about the Thanksgiving Day Gobble Wobble 5 K run/2K walk. If you haven’t signed up yet, better get moving. You can register on the Rec Department website. Sign up by 11/25 for discounted pricing and a free t-shirt. The race is open […]

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Tree removal planned for several Southborough roads

November 24, 2008 10:07:00 AM

National Grid wants to remove 32 trees along several Southborough roads to minimize the chance of power outages. Here’s a list of affected areas: Fisher Road (13 trees) Marlborough Road (5 trees) Newton Street (10 trees) Boston Road (2 trees) Central Street (2 trees) Trees slated for removal have been marked with signs. National Grid […]

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Tonight’s Planning Board agenda

November 24, 2008 08:14:00 AM

The Planning Board meets tonight to take up a number of topics including a proposed subdivision on White Bagley Road and temporary parking lots for Farrell Volvo. The board will also discuss the proposed Fay School project on Middle Road. Fay plans to expand the Goodnow House to accommodate their new kindergarten and pre-K classes. […]

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