August 2009

On the warrant: Burying utilities lines on Main Street

August 31, 2009 02:52:16 PM

At some point in the next few years, Main Street in Southborough will be torn up to make a host of roadway improvements. When that work happens, a group in town would also like to see the utility lines along Main Street buried to improve the overall aesthetics of the downtown area. The roadway improvements […]

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Algonquin students host bone marrow registration drive today

August 31, 2009 12:23:35 PM

The Algonquin Interact Club, which is affiliated with the Southborough and Northborough Rotary Clubs, is hosting a bone marrow donor registration drive today at Trinity Church in Northborough (map) from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. The drive is being run by the Caitlin Raymond International Registry (CRIR), part of UMass Memorial in Worcester. Founded in 1986, […]

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Photos from Southborough Summer Nights 2009

August 31, 2009 09:48:22 AM

Summer Nights last night was a blast. We got there on the later side, so I didn’t have much daylight to take photos of the activities, but I managed to get some. And I got more fireworks shots than you can shake a stick at. You’ll find a selection below and even more on flickr. […]

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The week in government

August 31, 2009 08:10:35 AM

Here are the meetings for the week. (Note: The Advisory Committee was to meet on Monday night to talk about several items that will be on the warrant at town meeting in September, but that meeting has been canceled.) Monday, August 31 Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee (SHOPC), 5:30 pm @ Hearing Room, Town House […]

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Summer Nights is a go for tonight

August 30, 2009 10:06:45 AM

Just got the official word that Summer Nights is happening as planned tonight starting at 5:30 at Neary. You can find all the details here. Check back tomorrow for photos of all the fun. (Update: Photos are here.)

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Southborough Summer Nights schedule, parking, and more

August 29, 2009 08:02:50 AM

Here are all the details you’ll need for Summer Nights on Sunday. See you there! Schedule Activities start at 5:30 pm. The fireworks display is expected at happen around 8:15 pm. Location and parking All the action happens at Neary Elementary School (map). You can park in the Neary or Trottier lots, but the road […]

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The (I hope it won’t be needed) Summer Nights rain plan

August 28, 2009 02:45:28 PM

The good news? Sunday is Summer Nights! The bad news? There’s a 40% chance of rain. The Recreation Department will make the call on Saturday about whether Summer Nights will go ahead as planned or be pushed off one night to its rain date of Monday (which thankfully shows only a 10% chance of rain). […]

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July unemployment rate holds steady

August 28, 2009 12:38:16 PM

Unemployment numbers across the board held relatively steady for the month of July. In Southborough’s case, that means the jobless rate of 6.8% was unchanged from last month. It’s our highest rate in 17 years. Compared to July 2008, the unemployment rate in Southborough is up a whopping 79%. The overall rate for Massachusetts ticked […]

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Southborough postal worker sues Postal Service, delivers mail in tuxedo

August 28, 2009 09:43:34 AM

Here’s a story in the Metrowest Daily News about a Southborough postal carrier who is suing the US Postal Service: U.S. District Judge Dennis Saylor has denied the postal service’s motion to dismiss the case of Peter J. Marinelli, an Ashland resident whose route was in Southborough. Marinelli has accused his former boss, Joseph Mulvey, […]

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Find your roots at the Southborough Library

August 28, 2009 07:04:42 AM

The Southborough Library is starting up a Genealogy Club next month. Fun! Here are the details. Interested in researching your FAMILY TREE? The Southborough Public Library is putting together a Genealogy Club, starting in the fall. The Genealogy Club will be for people of all skill levels. We’ll invite speakers to teach us about family […]

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Developer presents Woodland Meadows plans

August 27, 2009 03:45:28 PM

The Metrowest Daily News has a recap of last night’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Woodland Meadows, the proposed 40B development off Oak Hill Road. Developer Robert Heavey proposes 16 townhouses off Oak Hill Road at Rte. 9, behind the Walgreens store. He discussed with the board changes that could be made to the […]

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Board of Selectmen cable broadcast schedule

August 27, 2009 12:13:07 PM

I wasn’t able to attend Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, but thanks to the Southborough Cable Access Committee, I’ll be able to catch a broadcast of the meeting later this week. If you’re looking to do the same, here’s the broadcast schedule: Thursday – 7:00 pm Friday – 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Saturday […]

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Some helpful back to school links

August 27, 2009 09:41:06 AM

With the start of school less than a week away, summer is nearly over for kids in Southborough. Teachers return on Monday, and classes begin on Wednesday, September 2 in all Southborough schools. If you’re a parent scrambling to get organized before the school year starts, here are some links to help you out. All […]

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On the market this week

August 27, 2009 07:02:54 AM

There wasn’t much activity on the Southborough real estate market this week. Only one house was added to the listings. None went under agreement and none sold. Maybe it’s just too darn hot right now to buy and sell houses. Thanks to Doug McClain (email) of Century 21 Commonwealth Realty for supplying the listing information. […]

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