December 2008

One less snow plow on the roads

December 31, 2008 12:47:00 PM

 Photo courtesy of the Southborough Fire Department A snow plow caught fire this morning on Route 495 South at Simarano Drive. The Southborough Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire within minutes. There were no injuries, but the truck sustained heavy damage. Up to two lanes were closed during the incident and traffic was slow […]

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The year in review

December 31, 2008 09:01:00 AM

A fall day on Breakneck Hill conservation land. One of my favorite Southborough images from 2008. When I started this blog a few months ago, I have to admit I wondered if there would be enough Southborough-specific news to sustain it. Turns out I needn’t have worried. Here’s a look at some of the big […]

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Southborough in the news

December 31, 2008 06:16:00 AM

The Sidell family was presented with the Community Service Award by Family Service. (Photo from the Quotes from Southborough-related stories in the local media. “I feel like it’s the right decision and I ‘m excited to get back to the basics.” -Southborough resident Carol Venie, co-owner of the non-profit store Graceful Stitches in Medfield […]

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Late train for First Night revelers

December 30, 2008 11:08:00 AM

Heading into Boston to celebrate First Night on Wednesday? A late train has been added to schedule, so you can stay for the fireworks and still make it home on the commuter rail. The last train on the Framingham/Worcester line is scheduled to leave South Station at 1:00 am and will make all stops, including […]

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Undecking the halls: Boy Scouts offer tree removal

December 30, 2008 09:04:00 AM

Packing away the ornaments and unstringing the lights is your job, but get your tree to the curb and the Boy Scouts will do the rest. The Scouts will pick up trees on the next two Saturdays – January 3rd and 10th. You can make an appointment by sending email to Include your name, […]

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Notes from Algonquin

December 30, 2008 06:03:00 AM

Here are some highlights from Algonquin Principal Ned Gallagher’s December Principal’s Report: Freshman social studies classes held a mock town meeting as part of a unit on local and state government. They debated whether the town of Northborough should build a wind turbine at Algonquin. Read an account of the event in the Metrowest Daily […]

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Youth baseball and softball registration open

December 29, 2008 10:46:00 AM

Registration for the spring 2009 baseball and softball seasons is now open. Sign up by December 31 for an early bird discount. Registration runs through February, but spaces are limited and a late fee is assessed after January 15. Programs are available for boys and girls aged 5-16. For more information and to register, visit […]

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Stay off the ice

December 29, 2008 06:06:00 AM

It might have been in the 50’s yesterday, but colder weather is in the forecast, and with it the potential for ice on Southborough reservoirs, rivers, and ponds. Via their website, the Southborough Fire Department reminds you that none of the bodies of water in town are considered safe to be on when frozen, since […]

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Happy Holidays

December 25, 2008 12:14:00 PM

I’ll be enjoying time with my family this holiday, so no new posts until Monday. However you celebrate this time of year, I wish you much peace and joy. Happy Holidays and thanks for reading the My Southborough blog! (And don’t forget, St. Mark’s is open for ice skating this weekend. Click here for the […]

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Documenting a snowy commute

December 24, 2008 10:56:00 AM

I, for one, did not venture out of the house on Sunday, but YouTube user nickinglis did, and he recorded his journey through Southborough along a very snowy Route 9 for all the world to see. The video comes in six parts, the first of which is embedded below. Find the rest here. (A note […]

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Adpot a fire hydrant

December 24, 2008 08:43:00 AM

Photo courtesy of the Southborough Fire Department You’ve heard of Adopt-a-Highway. How about Adopt-a-Fire-Hydrant? Southborough has hundreds of fire hydrants, and the Southborough Fire Department along with the Water Division is asking for your help in keeping them clear of snow. The Water Division typically clears the snow away from hydrants, but getting to all […]

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Preliminary capital requests for the schools

December 24, 2008 05:45:00 AM

At the Southborough School Committee meeting earlier this month, Superintendent Charles Gobron presented a preliminary version of the operating budget for fiscal year 2010. Totaling $16.4 million, the budget does not include capital requests like computer equipment and major maintenance projects. While a final version of capital requests won’t be available until next month, Gobron […]

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How you can help: Southborough Food Bank

December 23, 2008 04:10:00 PM

Students from the McAuliffe school sort donations at the Southborough Food Pantry last week. (Photo by Linda Shaffer) (This is the latest in a series of posts about ways you can help those in need this holiday season.) The Boy Scouts do it. A group from the McAuliffe school in Framingham just did it. And […]

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Fire Department reminds you to keep vertical vents clear

December 23, 2008 03:00:00 PM

Photo from the Southborough Fire Department. In case you missed it, we had a lot of snow this weekend. While you’re out shoveling your driveway and walkways, the Southborough Fire Department urges you to clear outside vents of snow and ice. Many appliances vent horizontally out the side of your house, including gas and oil […]

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