March 2009

Woodward bingo night on Friday

March 31, 2009 03:04:20 PM

Who doesn’t love bingo? And Friday night you have the chance to play with the family while raising money for a good cause at the Woodward Family Bingo Night. The annual SOS fundraiser features bingo games plus an art show, book fair, and pizza. There are two bingo sessions, one starting at 5:15 pm and […]

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Southboro Medical open house on Thursday

March 31, 2009 01:25:42 PM

The OB/GYN and Pediatric groups of Southboro Medical will hold an open house on Thursday. You’ll have a chance to meet the doctors and hear them speak on a variety of topics like nutrition, healthy pregnancies, and HPV vaccination. There will also be an office tour. The open house takes place on Thursday, April 2 […]

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Spring RAP registration now open

March 31, 2009 11:46:56 AM

Time to pick your RAP – Recreation After School Program for those of you not in the know – classes for the spring. Registration is now open online or in person at the Rec. Department (21 Highland Street). The spring RAP schedule runs April 27 through June 5. Programs are offered at Finn, Woodward, Neary, […]

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Expanding the Route 9/Route 495 interchange

March 31, 2009 09:15:53 AM

Frequently I find myself at the end of Flagg Road where it meets Route 9 West between the Wendy’s and the Exxon station. And just as frequently I find myself waiting. Waiting for a gap in traffic big enough for me to ease gently onto Route 9. And by ease gently I mean pound on […]

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Lunch with your legislators

March 31, 2009 06:51:05 AM

The Senior Center is hosting a lunch tomorrow with local legislators. Following lunch (grilled teriyaki kabobs), Senator Jamie Eldridge, Rep. Carolyn Dykema, and Rep. Danielle Gregoire will each give a brief presentation. No doubt they’ll also be mingling to answer questions and address issues. Lunch starts at 11:30 am and the presentations start at 12:15 […]

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Classes for new moms and soon-to-be new moms

March 30, 2009 03:23:25 PM

Isis Maternity is partnering with BodyScapes Fitness in Southborough to offer prenatal yoga, infant massage, and infant signing classes to area moms. There’s also a six-week program for new moms that offers info and support on topics of interest to moms with newborns. You don’t need to be a member of BodyScapes to enroll. Classes […]

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Town Meeting docs and resources

March 30, 2009 01:54:36 PM

Town Meeting is two weeks away, and you’re planning on going, right? Right? To help you get prepared, I’ve assembled all the documents and resources you might want in one handy place. Just click the Town Meeting tab in the header above, or follow this link to find meeting information, plus links to the warrant […]

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Finn March Madness race results

March 30, 2009 12:34:28 PM

Saturday was the first ever Finn March Madness 5K run/2K walk, and Finn SOS Chair Laura Eppen said the event went well. The race went very well!  We had a very good turn out for our fist time event. Most of the Finn teachers as well as the principal, nurse, reading specialist participated in the […]

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It’s MCAS time

March 30, 2009 11:33:29 AM

If you have school-aged kids, you probably already know that the MCAS Reading Assessment test will be administered this week. That means a healthy breakfast and lots of rest for the little ones. Students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 10 take the reading assessment exam. And kids in grades 4 and 7 get […]

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Unions decide to keep salary increases

March 30, 2009 09:23:36 AM

The unions that represent policemen and DPW workers in town have decided not to cut salary increases for fiscal year 2010. Selectmen had approached the unions asking them to consider a 1% decrease in raises for next year. I’ve also heard that the firefighter’s union decided not to accept the decrease, but I haven’t been […]

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The week in town government

March 30, 2009 06:46:46 AM

Here’s the list of department and committee meetings for the week. Monday, March 30 No meetings scheduled Tuesday, March 31 Municipal Technology Committee, 7:30 am @ Hearing Room, Town House Board of Selectmen, 6:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House (agenda) Wednesday, April 1 Council on Aging, 7:00 pm @ Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall (Senior […]

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The Southborough Food Pantry needs your help

March 27, 2009 03:23:23 PM

Sometime next month the state plans to place 10 to 15 homeless families at the Red Roof Inn in Southborough. Many of the families will arrive with pratically nothing, and the United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry is trying to help. There are no cooking facilities at the Red Roof Inn, so the pantry is […]

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Reminder: Musical tribute for Dennis Wrenn on Monday

March 27, 2009 01:08:37 PM

The Metrowest Daily News has more details on Monday’s musical tribute for Dennis Wrenn, the Algonquin music director who died last month on a school trip to Greece. The tribute will feature performances by students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. The tribute will be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and is free, but organizers recommended […]

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Plotting a new direction for Main Street

March 27, 2009 11:17:45 AM

I couldn’t attend the public meeting about the Main Street reconstruction project on Wednesday night, but about 15 residents turned up to voice their opinions. Planning on the project hit a snag recently when the state rejected Southborough’s preliminary plans citing safety concerns. You can read the full details from the DPW, but the issue […]

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