September 2009

Southborough is getting a new ladder truck

September 30, 2009 02:14:46 PM

Without so much as a peep, voters last night approved funds to purchase a new ladder truck. For the Ladder Truck Committee, it was the culmination of 18 months of hard work. The auditorium rang with applause after the vote was final. Voters allocated about $852K for the purchase. The Board of Selectmen and Advisory […]

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Benchmark Deli closing over dispute with landlord

September 30, 2009 11:57:40 AM

Here’s one I’m really sad about. The Benchmark Deli in the mint green building on Framingham Road (map) will close for good on Saturday over disputes with their landlord. I heard the rumor this weekend, and today the Metrowest Daily News confirms it’s true. It can’t be easy to run a restaurant in this economy, […]

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Town meeting recap: Most everything passed

September 30, 2009 09:24:43 AM

Residents made quick work of the 13 articles on the warrant at last night’s special town meeting. The whole thing lasted about two hours. Nearly every article on the warrant passed, including the ladder truck, the marijuana use bylaw, and the solicitor bylaw. The only exception was a bylaw that would have moved town meeting […]

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What the fire department has been up to this week

September 30, 2009 07:03:37 AM

Tuesday 9/22/09 00:01 EMS call, Southville Road 11:07 Unintentional alarm system activation, Cordaville Road Wednesday 9/23/09 00:15 EMS call, Southville Road 10:37 Gas leak, General Henry Knox Road 13:19 EMS call, Coslin Drive 18:14 Good intent call, Turnpike Road Thursday 9/24/09 12:52 Hazardous condition, Ward Road 14:24 Unintentional transmission of alarm, Harvest Lane 15:46 System […]

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Town meeting tonight at 7:00 pm

September 29, 2009 03:58:35 PM

Town meeting starts tonight at 7:00 pm at the Trottier auditorium. Hope to see you there. And check back here tomorrow for all the coverage.

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Making like a scarecrow

September 29, 2009 02:49:51 PM

One of the best parts of the Beals’ Preserve Celebration on Sunday was all the scarecrows lining the trail. The kids in the photo below — sent in by a My Southborough reader — seem to agree. You can find more photos from the Beals’ Preserve Celebration posted to Flickr by user rmaple_leaf.

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Heritage Day schedule

September 29, 2009 12:19:03 PM

Heritage Day is less than two weeks away. The event this year features some of the same things you look forward to every year, plus a few new ones. Here’s the schedule. Saturday, October 10 3:00 – 5:00 pm Scarecrow contest drop off at Community House. Winner will be announced October 12.  Scarecrows will be […]

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Advisory Committee opposes marijuana bylaw

September 29, 2009 10:09:12 AM

It’s a safe bet that the ladder truck article will generate significant discussion at town meeting tonight, but another article that may spark debate is the bylaw concerning public use of marijuana. The Board of Selectmen support the article, but the Advisory Committee last week voted unanimously to oppose it. Their concern centered on the […]

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Fighting cancer with every step at Bodyscapes

September 29, 2009 07:02:14 AM

Bodyscapes Fitness in Southborough has a new treadmill. Not just any treadmill, a pink treadmill. And for every mile logged on the treadmill over the next year, Bodyscapes will make a donation to The Ellie Fund, a local charity that supports women with breast cancer. Bodyscapes is kicking off their fundraising with a special event […]

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New at the library

September 28, 2009 02:47:26 PM

This blog feature went away for the summer, but now it’s back! On a roughly weekly basis, I’ll let you know what new books and DVDs have arrived at the Southborough Library. With thanks to Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers for supplying the info. ADULT: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood By turns dark, tender, […]

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Photos from the Beals’ Preserve Celebration

September 28, 2009 12:54:23 PM

The weather may have been damp, but the mood was anything but at the Beals’ Preservation Celebration yesterday. Dressed in rain jackets and boots, a good number of folks turned out for an afternoon of nature, art, and music. No one seemed to mind the rain, least of all the cows. Hats off to the […]

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How to pay for a new ladder truck

September 28, 2009 10:07:35 AM

The Advisory Committee and the Board of Selectmen don’t always see eye-to-eye on town meeting articles, but in the case of the ladder truck, they’re not too far apart. Both groups support the purchase, the difference lies in how to pay for it. A number of funding sources are being considered to cover the estimated […]

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The week in government

September 28, 2009 07:03:59 AM

It should come as no surprise that the big meeting this week is the special town meeting on Tuesday. The fun starts at 7:00 pm at the Trottier auditorium. Read this post for a link to the warrant along with lots of background info. Monday, September 28 No meetings scheduled Tuesday, September 29 Advisory Committee, […]

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Your guide to the Beals’ Preserve Celebration on Sunday

September 25, 2009 01:47:49 PM

Rain or shine, the place to be on Sunday afternoon is the Beals’ Preserve. Here’s your definitive guide to the festivities. When: Sunday, September 27, 12:00 to 5:00 pm Where: South side of Main St opposite Chestnut Hill Road (map) Parking: South side of Main St., follow the signs Scheduled events: 12:00 – Arrive, picnicking […]

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