January 2009

Good news for Southborough caffeine addicts

January 30, 2009 02:24:09 PM

I popped into the Southborough Starbucks yesterday to ask them about news the company will close 600 “low-performing” stores. While the official list of closures hasn’t been released, the barista assured me they’re not going anywhere. “We’re a high-performing store,” she said. I’m not sure what that says about Southborough residents’ need for caffeine, but […]

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Buy Fire Ball tickets tomorrow

January 30, 2009 12:28:27 PM

It will be the gala event of the Southborough social season (does Southborough have a social season?), so you’d better get your tickets soon. I’m talking, of course, about the Southborough Fire Ball — cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing, all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event go toward the purchase of a […]

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Algonquin sports wrap-up

January 30, 2009 10:38:59 AM

Here’s how the week played out for Algonquin teams. Boys Basketball 01/27: North Middlesex at Algonquin Girls Basketball 01/23: Algonqin 49, Fitchburg 33 01/27: Algonquin 66, North Middlesex 33 (more…) Boys Hockey 01/28: Marlborough 2, Algonquin 0 (more…) Girls Hockey 01/26: Algonquin 5, Shrewsbury 3 (more…) 01/28: Algonquin 5, Springfield Cathedral 2 (more…) Gymnastics Alognquin […]

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What’s happening with the old Andrea Restaurant lot

January 30, 2009 06:59:27 AM

How many of you remember the Andrea Restaurant at the corner of Parkerville Road and Route 9? I think childhood birthday parties, end-of-season soccer banquets, and Friday night family dinners. The restaurant has been vacant for more years than I can remember, and every time I drive by the property I think about what could […]

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Southborough resident finishes the race

January 29, 2009 02:02:01 PM

Here’s the report from Southborough resident Bruce Ledoux who you might remember competed in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona race this weekend: 24 hours. 572 laps. New radiator, engine mount, water pump and half-shaft. Lots of tires. Not much sleep. We wouldn’t have it any other way. According to his wife Linda, Bruce and […]

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Southborough decides not to share building inspector

January 29, 2009 12:27:43 PM

Towns across the state are looking at ways to save money by consolidating services, but Southborough has passed on an opportunity to share a building inspector and will instead hire a full-time one. With longtime building inspector Peter Johnson set to retire next month, the Board of Selectmen explored the option of sharing Ashland’s current […]

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Southborough loses $53K in local aid

January 29, 2009 10:25:57 AM

Last week Governor Deval Patrick said he would cut $128 million in local aid to cities and towns to make up for a mid-year budget shortfall. Today we learned the details. Southborough will lose $53K in funding from the state. That’s about 10% of our local aid package. The cut is in line with what […]

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Two weather-related accidents yesterday

January 29, 2009 06:42:09 AM

From the comfort of my couch, yesterday’s storm didn’t seem so bad. But apparently, it was enough to cause some issues on the roads. The Southborough Fire Department responded to two motor vehicle accidents yesterday – one on I-90 and another on Southville Road. Both accidents were attributed to winter weather. Shortly after noon, firefighters […]

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Did you lose power tonight?

January 28, 2009 09:00:36 PM

We did, for about an hour from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and apparently we weren’t alone. When the power came back on, I checked the National Grid Storm Center website and 767 customers in Southborough were still without power. As of an hour later, that number was down to 195. 01/29 Update: Apparently a […]

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What to do over February vacation

January 28, 2009 02:19:36 PM

The kids are home from school today … again. Now seems like a good time to think ahead to February vacation when they’ll be home for 5 days straight (9 if you count weekends). If you’re looking for some ways to occupy them, here are a few suggestions. For the artsy The Arts Center is […]

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Southborough Democrats to elect convention delegates

January 28, 2009 12:01:55 PM

Southborough Democrats will hold a caucus on Saturday to elect delegates to the 2009 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, which will be held in Springfield in June. At the convention, delegates will work together to adopt a party platform. All registered Democrats in Southborough are welcome to attend the caucus on Saturday. It will take place at […]

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Selectmen make cuts, ask for caution in spending

January 28, 2009 09:57:59 AM

Southborough municipal employees won’t be going to Office Depot anytime soon. At a special meeting last night, Board of Selectmen Chairman Bill Boland told town department heads not to spend money unless absolutely necessary. And that includes everything from overtime and travel to pens and stationery. Overruns expected this year Boland said he expects the […]

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Southborough in the news

January 28, 2009 06:40:21 AM

Quotes from stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection. Southboro Medical to offer new services “It was a great opportunity to do the right thing for the community.” —John Polanowicz, president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital on a recently-announced partnership with Southboro Medical Group. Under the agreement, Marlboro Hospital will move a […]

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More snow on the way: where’s it going to go?

January 27, 2009 01:42:51 PM

The National Weather Service says we’re in for another 5 to 8 inches on Wednesday. That’s down from the 10+ inches I was hearing yesterday. Even so, with all the snow we’ve had this year, I’m not sure where we’ll pile the new stuff tomorrow. At least it’s a weekday storm so the town won’t […]

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