Monday, May 11, 2009

Dismal turnout at the polls, Dargan and Harragan win

May 11, 2009 10:22:37 PM

Only 397 Southborough residents showed up to vote in Monday’s town election. That’s a 6% turnout. Ouch. It should come as no surprise that all the unopposed incumbents won their races. In the contested race for the two Southborough seats on the regional school committee, Susan Dargan and Kathleen Harragan won with 694 and 760 […]

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Breaking: Swine flu hits Northborough-Southborough schools

May 11, 2009 05:10:10 PM

In a letter to parents today, Superintendent Charles Gobron said there are two confirmed cases of swine flu in the Northborough-Southborough school district. The letter did not indicate the age of the students or which schools they attend. All schools will remain open and activities will continue as normal. Gobron urged “common sense precautions” like […]

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Welcome My Southborough sponsors

May 11, 2009 04:36:11 PM

It probably comes as no surprise to you that I spend quite a bit of time working on this blog. And that’s okay. It’s a labor of love and I get a lot of satisfaction out of it. Now, satisfaction is nice and all, but do you know what else is nice? Cash. And so […]

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Public workshop on Route 9

May 11, 2009 03:16:05 PM

The latest in a series of public workshops related to the zoning by-law review project will be held this week. And this time the topic is Route 9. There’s no question about it — Route 9 is our bread and butter. The businesses along the corridor contribute a significant amount to the town’s tax base, […]

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Chase on I-495 began in Southborough

May 11, 2009 01:51:09 PM

From the Metrowest Daily News: (A Woonsocket, R.I., man) was arrested in Westford after State Police chased his gray pickup truck from Southborough to Westford, almost 28 miles. (full article)

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SOLF annual meeting

May 11, 2009 12:32:46 PM

Southborough Open Land Foundation has a mission to preserve and protect the open spaces and rural character of the Town of Southborough. They were instrumental in the preservation of Chestnut Hill Farm, among other properties. On Tuesday night, SOLF will hold its annual meeting at the Community House. There will be a slide show on […]

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Set up for the Adam Sandler movie starts this week

May 11, 2009 11:19:54 AM

Expect activity around Pilgrim Church and other areas of downtown to start ratcheting up on Wednesday. The back portion of the Town House parking lot will be unavailable starting today. St. Mark’s Street will close on Wednesday, with more closures and traffic revisions planned for next week. I’ll give you all the details in an […]

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Don’t forget to vote today

May 11, 2009 09:52:19 AM

It’s election day in Southborough with 13 seats in local government up for grabs. But with only one contested race and no ballot measures, you may wonder why you should even bother. “It’s your civic responsibility to go to the polls and cast a vote any time there’s an election,” Selectman Bill Boland told me […]

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NECC 5K race results

May 11, 2009 08:02:26 AM

Age bracket winners for the NECC 5K Race/Walk for Autism held on Saturday are posted over at Cool Running. Southborough residents placed in several of the age brackets. Among women ages 15-18, Ann Tomassini placed second with a time of 33:59. Among men ages 31-49, John Megan place first with a time of 19:40. Among […]

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The week in town government

May 11, 2009 06:30:03 AM

Here are the committee and department meetings for the week. Of note is a public workshop on Wednesday on Route 9 zoning. Monday,May 11 Election day – no meetings scheduled Tuesday, May 12 Board of Health, 1:00 pm @ BOH Hearing Room, Cordaville Hall Board of Library Trustees, 5:00 pm @ Meeting Room, Library Municipal […]

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