December 2008

EMC gets approval from Westborough Planning Board

December 23, 2008 02:18:00 PM

EMC is one step closer to building a 10-builing, 445-acre complex on the Southborough/Westborough border having secured the approval of the Westborough Planning Board last week. EMC got approval from Southborough’s Planning Board earlier this year. Discussions between EMC and the towns have stretched years and at times have been contentious. Southborough went to land […]

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Did the ZBA go too far?

December 23, 2008 12:51:00 PM

The Planning Board last week questioned whether the Zoning Board of Appeals overstepped its jurisdiction on a proposed development at 40 Southville Road. The Capital Group, a Southborough-based real estate development company, went to the ZBA seeking a variance for the setback on an 8,000-square-foot, office/warehouse complex they plan to build on Southville Road. They […]

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When all was said and done …

December 22, 2008 01:41:00 PM

… and the snow finally stopped, we measured 14 inches on our deck. Not bad.

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Southborough native graduates from Firefighting Academy

December 22, 2008 12:37:00 PM

Graduate Jason Neal (center) with Lieutenant Christian Dano, Neal’s mother Beverly, wife Nikki, and Fire Chief John Mauro. Southborough Firefighter and EMT Jason Neal graduated last week from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. The ceremony took place at Assabet. Neal grew up in Southborough and continues to live in town with his wife Nikki. He was […]

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The week in town government

December 22, 2008 10:28:00 AM

Here’s where I would normally give you a rundown of the public meetings scheduled for the week, except this week there is nothing. Not a single department meeting. Not a single committee meeting. Nothing. And just to set your expectations, there’s nothing scheduled for next week either. Try to contain your disappointment.

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Advisory to create two sets of budgets for Town Meeting

December 22, 2008 08:19:00 AM

In a letter to Town Moderator David Coombs, Advisory Committee chairman John Butler said the committee has decided to prepare two sets of budgets for Town Meeting this year instead of the usual one. One set of budgets will be the recommended set which likely will be level service budgets. Since level service budgets typically […]

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Fire Department delivers toys

December 22, 2008 05:59:00 AM

  Members of the Southborough Fire Department had the chance to play Santa Claus last week when they delivered three truck-loads of toys for local families in need. The toys were donated by the Southborough community as part of an annual giving program. Toys were delivered to the Framingham Salvation Army, Southborough Youth & Family […]

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How you can help: The gift of custom photography

December 19, 2008 02:41:00 PM

(This is the latest in a series of posts about ways you can help those in need this holiday season.) During the holidays we’re used to donating toys and food, clothing and gift cards. But here’s your chance to give one deserving family something that will last a lifetime: preserved memories. Southborough photographer Nancy Gould […]

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Save the Date: Southborough Fire Ball

December 19, 2008 01:33:00 PM

Mark your calendars and book your babysitters. The Southborough Fire Ball, a fundraiser for a new aerial ladder truck for the Southborough Fire Department, will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing. Tickets are $100 per person. All proceeds […]

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Southborough kid plays Ghost of Christmas Past

December 19, 2008 11:09:00 AM

Catching a performance of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for many. If you plan on taking in one of the performances this weekend at Worcester’s newly renovated The Hanover Theatre, pay special attention to the Ghost of Christmas Past played by 10-year-old Southborough resident Lexi Ryan. The young Lexi […]

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Marlborough Road resident asked to stop water flow

December 19, 2008 05:55:00 AM

Wet basements and soggy backyards are a fact of life for many in Southborough, but for one Marlboro Road resident, the solution to his water problem has become a public safety problem. In a public hearing on Tuesday night that lasted more than an hour, Southborough safety officials told the Board of Selectmen that water […]

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Light blight on Main Street

December 18, 2008 12:41:00 PM

You know when you’re at a party and and you have a conversation with someone who has a bit of spinach stuck in their teeth, and the spinach is all you can focus on, no matter how interesting the conversation might be? That’s how I feel when I drive down Main Street, except instead of […]

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Less-than-level services budget proposed for Algonquin

December 18, 2008 10:11:00 AM

Superintendent Charles Gobron presented the preliminary Algonquin budget for fiscal year 2010 to the regional school committee last night. The proposed budget totals $18.4 million, which is $1.2 million, or 7.2%, more than the fiscal year 2009 budget. Like the Northborough and Southborough budgets presented earlier this month, the regional budget is well below level […]

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Free mental health screening from Southborough Youth & Family Services

December 18, 2008 08:27:00 AM

The holidays can be stressful, especially in this economy. If you’re suffering from persistent anxiety or sadness, consider taking an online self-assessment offered by Southborough Youth & Family Services. It’s free and completely anonymous. The assessment consists of a self-administered questionnaire. At the end you get an immediate result that can be printed and taken […]

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