April 2009

Alert: Main Street closed for part of Friday

April 30, 2009 06:32:22 PM

I just got an email from Assistant Town Planner Vanessa Hale saying CSX needs to do some emergency repair work tomorrow on the railroad tracks that cross Main Street in downtown Southborough. The road will be down to one lane for most of the day on Friday, and will be closed entirely for one 3-hour […]

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Update on commuter rail parking at Fitzgerald’s

April 30, 2009 01:42:14 PM

Several of you expressed interest in the plan by Fitzgerald’s General Store to offer discounted commuter rail parking, so here’s an update. The proposal was supposed to come before the Zoning Board of Appeals last night, but it had to be postponed due to a scheduling conflict. It’s now scheduled to come before the board […]

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On the market

April 30, 2009 11:50:36 AM

Here’s your weekly round up of the Southborough real estate market. Thanks to Doug McClain (email) of Century 21 Commonwealth Realty for supplying the information. New on the market 9 Ted Lane (map) – 8 room, 3 bed, 2.5 bath Contemporary – $459,900 7 Fitzgerald Lane (map) – 10 room, 4 bed, 3 bath colonial […]

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Your map to Southborough Open Studio Day

April 30, 2009 09:33:18 AM

Saturday is Southborough Open Studio Day, a day when artists living in town throw open the doors to their home studios and invite in the public. Those who don’t have studio space they can open, set up shop at the Arts Center. It’s a great opportunity to connect with local artists and maybe do a […]

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Emergency preparedness groups need volunteers, offer training

April 30, 2009 06:52:08 AM

With all the news about swine flu this week, now seems like a good time to talk about emergency preparedness. Southborough has two emergency response teams — the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) — and they’re both looking for volunteers. The groups will hold a joint open house on […]

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Reminder: Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday

April 29, 2009 02:51:55 PM

Don’t forget about the 19th Annual Earth Day Clean Up scheduled for Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Here’s some information from the event flyer: To adopt a favorite part of town, please call Southborough’s Department of Public Works at 485-1210 or visit their location next to the Southborough Transfer Station that morning to […]

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Social Security seminar at the library

April 29, 2009 01:19:53 PM

Do you have questions about Social Security? Southborough resident Peter G. Martin from Compass Income Planning will hold a free seminar at the library on Thursday to help people better understand their income options from Social Security. Some topics to be covered include: Should you take Social Security early? When is your break-even date? Can […]

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Pop Warner registration closes Friday

April 29, 2009 11:47:36 AM

Friday is the last day to register for the 2009 Pop Warner football or cheerleading season. Teams are available for kids aged 7 to 14. Practice starts next August. For more details, or to register, visit the Northborough-Southborough T-Hawks website.

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Town meeting attendance ‘very low’

April 29, 2009 09:31:11 AM

I checked in with Town Clerk Paul Berry on the attendance numbers for town meeting this year. Turns out it was pretty grim. On Monday night, 227 voters showed up. On Tuesday night it was down to 131. The quorum is 100. Berry described the turnout as “very low.” He said town meeting normally sees […]

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Do your grocery shopping at Roche Bros. on Friday

April 29, 2009 06:58:23 AM

Saturday night is prom night for Algonquin juniors. And you can help the kids have a good — and safe — time just by buying some peanut butter or milk or frozen peas or whatever happens to be on your grocery list. That’s because Roche Bros. in Westborough is donating a portion of its sales […]

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Northborough’s ‘warm spirit of compromise’

April 28, 2009 02:42:20 PM

The Metrowest Daily News reports Northborough Town Meeting last night approved the Algonquin debt reimbursement compromise rejected by Southborough earlier this month. The compromise was proposed by the Regional School Committee as a way to resolve the dispute between the two towns over how to split mortgage payments for Algonquin over the next 17 years. […]

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Save the date: Southborough Gardeners Plant Sale May 9

April 28, 2009 12:23:18 PM

The annual Southborough Gardeners plant sale will take place at the Community House on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 am to noon.

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A new approach for Woodland Meadows?

April 28, 2009 09:45:23 AM

Woodland Meadows is a proposed 40B development at the intersection of Route 9 east and Woodland Road. Because it’s a 40B, certain zoning laws can be relaxed in return for a portion of the development being affordable housing. But that doesn’t mean the developers have had an easy time getting approval. The Conservation Commission has […]

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What you need to know about swine flu

April 28, 2009 06:53:29 AM

Last week you had no idea pigs even got the flu. This week it’s all anyone is talking about. While there have been no cases of swine flu reported in our area at this point, the Southborough Fire Department wants to make sure you stay informed. “The important fact to remember is that it is […]

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