July 2009

Are you a Southborough blogger?

July 31, 2009 03:02:57 PM

Did you know I’m not the only blogger in town? Southborough residents blog about all sorts of things, from photography to parenting to community preservation. There are any number of interesting conversations happening, and I’d like to help you find them by putting together a list of Southborough-based blogs. If you’re a Southborough blogger, leave […]

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Why flags are at half staff today

July 31, 2009 12:34:46 PM

For the second time this week, flags in Southborough and across the state are at half staff. Today it is in honor of 21-year-old Corporal Nicholas Xiarhos of Yarmouth who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on July 23, 2009. Corporal Xiarhos, whose father is a lieutenant with the Yarmouth Police Department, will […]

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How to get rid of your household hazardous waste

July 31, 2009 09:48:52 AM

We’ve all got the stuff lying around our basements and garages — old cans of paint, cleansers, antifreeze, other unpleasant chemicals. But how do you get rid of it? That question from a couple of commenters in this week’s open discussion thread prompted me to find out. I talked to DPW Supervisor Karen Galligan. She told […]

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Beat the sales tax at Panzano

July 31, 2009 07:02:55 AM

If you buy a bottle of wine (or beer or spirits) today you won’t pay any sales tax. But all that changes tomorrow when the state will start imposing a 6.25% sales tax on alcohol purchases. Panazano Market wants to help you stock up on tax-free wine. Through today, they’re offering a 20% discount on […]

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Man injured at Chestnut Hill still in hospital, OSHA may investigate

July 30, 2009 04:23:41 PM

The 76-year-old man struck by a tractor at Chestnut Hill Farm earlier this week is still in the hospital and was listed in serious condition, reports Wicked Local Southborough. The article also says the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is determining whether to investigate the accident, but police are not expected to file […]

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The fungus among us

July 30, 2009 02:16:14 PM

I’ve already admitted to having a lack of flowers in my yard, but what I have no shortage of this year is fungi. And, really, who doesn’t love a nice fungus? I’ve got little ones: And creamy toadstool-shaped ones: And scaly ones: And my personal favorite from earlier this spring. The picture doesn’t do it […]

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Fay makes contribution to ladder truck fund, but does away with annual PILOT

July 30, 2009 12:12:45 PM

At their meeting on Tuesday night, Selectman Bill Boland announced that Fay School has decided to match St. Mark’s $100,000 donation toward the purchase of a new ladder truck for the town. Great news, right? Yes. And no. Fay will donate $10,000 over the next ten years, all earmarked for the ladder truck. The problem […]

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In the media: Southborough couple’s got education in the bag

July 30, 2009 09:58:38 AM

The Metrowest Daily News has a nice story about Southborough couple Shama and Mohan Nannapaneni who founded a nonprofit that supplies tools for education here and abroad. Each year the organization gives out hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to local children in need. They fill the backpacks in the garage of their Southborough home. […]

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On the market this week

July 30, 2009 07:05:13 AM

Here’s what came and went on the market this week. Thanks to Doug McClain (email) of Century 21 Commonwealth Realty for supplying the listing information. New on the market 67 Marlboro Road (map) – 8 room, 3 bed, 2.5 bath colonial – $399,900 120 Deerfoot Road (map) – 8 room, 3 bed, 3 bath cape […]

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Volunteers needed for Summer Nights

July 29, 2009 02:45:40 PM

The Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s Summer Nights celebration scheduled for Sunday, August 30 (rain date August 31). Here’s what they need: 6 adults for parking and dunk tank 10 teens or adults for the 3 inflatable 6 teens or adults for face painting (art experience a plus) […]

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What the fire department has been up to

July 29, 2009 12:20:26 PM

Tuesday 7/21/09 10:22 EMS call, Mass Pike West 11:45 EMS call, Winchester Street 15:08 EMS call, Clifford Street 21:07 Arcing/shorted electrical equipment, Latisquama Road 21:17 Building fire, Village Path Wednesday 7/22/09 04:06 EMS call, Cordaville Road 05:32 Fuel burner/boiler fire (confined), Atwood Street 10:41 Unintentional smoke detector activation (no fire), Boston Road 12:17 Hazardous material […]

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Quick recap of the Board of Selectmen meeting

July 29, 2009 09:55:44 AM

It was a marathon four-hour (!!) Board of Selectmen meeting last night, and the agenda was packed with hot-button topics — the new ladder truck, the new police station, and PILOT payments by non-profits to name a few. There was even a little talk about marijuana … now that got your attention, didn’t it? It […]

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Man injured in Chestnut Hill Farm accident expected to be okay

July 29, 2009 07:07:49 AM

A 76-year-old grandfather and his 23-year-old grandson, both from Framingham, were injured when they were struck by a tractor at Chestnut Hill Farm on Tuesday afternoon. The grandfather was taken by ambulance to UMass Memorial with what at first appeared to be life-threatening injuries. But Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. said last night the man […]

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Breaking news: Serious farm accident at Chestnut Hill

July 28, 2009 04:37:15 PM

According to Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. two men were injured, one seriously, when they were struck by a tractor in the hay field off Chestnut Hill Road this afternoon. I heard an unconfirmed report that a Life Flight helicopter was summoned. More information as it becomes available. Update 5:49 pm: The Metrowest Daily News […]

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