Friday, July 3, 2009

New at the library

July 3, 2009 04:15:16 PM

Here are some of the latest selections for adults and kids at the Southborough library. ADULT: Roastbeef’s Promise, by David Jerome “When a dad’s dying wish is to have his ashes sprinkled in each state, what’s a son to do?”–Jacket.(Library catalog | Amazon) My Father’s Tears, by John Updike Updike’s first collection of new short […]

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On parenting and the Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2009 03:01:17 PM

In honor of the Fourth of July, Southborough resident and former selectwoman Donna McDaniel puts to rest some popular misconceptions about the Declaration of Independence in a column for the Southborough Village (aka Wicked Local Southborough). And in a second Father’s Day column — only just posted online — McDaniel considers parenting from the perspective of […]

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Police chief job description posted

July 3, 2009 01:29:51 PM

In case you’re curious, the job posting for our new police chief is now on the town website. Here’s an excerpt: Candidate must value accountability, diversity and high ethical standards. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of police administration; proven communication and management skills; familiarity with collective bargaining, strong leadership qualities, ability to interact positively with […]

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Updated flood zone maps may mean higher insurance for some

July 3, 2009 11:24:12 AM

If you’re one of about 300 affected property owners in Southborough, the rate you pay for flood insuarnce may be on the rise. FEMA, the agency that determines where various flood zones lie, has been working with local engineering firms to update their Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Town Engineer John Woodsmall recently told selectmen that […]

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Finding fireworks for the Fourth

July 3, 2009 09:11:24 AM

In Southborough, we save our fireworks for Summer Nights in August. That means if you’re looking to celebrate the Fourth with a bang, you’ll have to make a bit of a trek. Towns in our area that used to host fireworks displays — like Framingham, Marlborough, Ashland, and Holliston — haven’t held them in years. According […]

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On the market this week

July 3, 2009 06:58:49 AM

It was a bit of a slow week in Southborough real estate. Two new houses came on the market, two sold, and none went under agreement. Thanks to Doug McClain (email) of Century 21 Commonwealth Realty for supplying the listing information. New on the market 10 Rockpoint Road (map) – 6 room, 3 bed, 2 […]

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