September 2009

Registration for youth basketball now open

September 25, 2009 01:42:37 PM

The Southborough Youth Basketball program is open to all Southborough kids in grades 1 through 8. Early registration runs through October 13. After that there is a $25 late fee. Registration is only available online. The basketball season runs from mid-November through late February or early March. Depending on age, both town leagues and travel […]

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Assabet is looking for building committee members

September 25, 2009 11:49:40 AM

Assabet has a number of capital projects on their plate this year, including replacing the school’s roof and HVAC system, along with all the windows and doors in the building. They’re looking for a Southborough resident to join the building committee as soon as possible. If you’re interested, contact the selectmen’s office at 508-485-0710 or […]

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Water authority rejects plan for Nichols House

September 25, 2009 09:35:08 AM

The Nichols House is an historic home that sits just outside the gates of the Fayville Dam (map). It’s owned by the MWRA, and for a while now the town has been trying to convince the water authority to donate the home for use as an historical museum. But earlier this summer, the MWRA decided […]

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Recycle your old electronics at Pilgrim Church on Saturday

September 25, 2009 06:57:52 AM

Pilgrim Church is holding an electronics recycling fundraiser on Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your old electronics, appliances, TV’s, and monitors. Everyone is welcome — you don’t need to be a church member to recycle your stuff.

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Silhouette fundraiser to benefit Southborough Recreation

September 24, 2009 03:58:21 PM

Here’s a unique opportunity to get a treasured keepsake while benefiting the Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department. The Friends has teamed up with silhouette artist Jean Comerford. They’ll be offering sittings next Friday and Saturday where you’ll be able to get silhouettes made of your kids on the spot. Here are the details. Portraits […]

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A way to get the kids hopping on Friday night

September 24, 2009 01:53:06 PM

Do you have kids at Finn? If so, the Finn SOS invites you to enjoy an evening of fun at the annual Finn Family Sock Hop and Pizza Party on Friday night. The event will be held in the Finn School gymnasium and cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Here are some more details from […]

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Police chief search committee wraps up interviews

September 24, 2009 12:02:09 PM

Several of you have asked about the status of the police chief search, so here you go. Board of Selectmen Chairman Sal Giorlandino told me the search committee finished interviewing candidates last week. The committee will next meet in executive session (closed to the public) on September 30 to discuss the interviews and select two […]

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Keefe and Kolenda to fill school committee vacancies

September 24, 2009 09:33:36 AM

The K-8 and regional school committees last night each added a new member to their ranks to fill the vacancies created when Paul Gaffney resigned last month. There were two candidates for each board. The K-8 school committee voted unanimously to appoint Deborah Keefe over candidate Erik Simon. Keefe is a teacher by profession and […]

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On the market this week

September 24, 2009 06:56:55 AM

Here are your listings for the week. Thanks to Doug McClain (email) of Century 21 Commonwealth Realty for supplying the listing information. New on the market 36 Boston Rd (map) – 7 room, 3 bed, 1 bath ranch – $299,900 229 Cordaville Rd (map) – 7 room, 3 bed, 2 bath Contemporary – $429,900 Sale […]

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Learn about energy medicine this Friday

September 23, 2009 03:48:09 PM

Southborough’s Stone Health Center will sponsor a talk on energy medicine this Friday at Fay School. Here’s a description of the event: Dynamic world renown authors Donna Eden and David Feinstein will be presenting an evening of ENERGY MEDICINE. Based on their best selling books Energy Medicine and Energy Medicine for Women, join us for […]

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Northboro Road bridge expected to close for two months

September 23, 2009 01:25:32 PM

Travel to and from Northborough is about to get more difficult. Back in August, Mass Highway told the town they would need to make repairs to the bridge on Northboro Road that crosses the railroad tracks. They’ve now decided they need to replace the entire structure. That means the bridge will likely be closed for […]

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Southborough unemployment rate for August shows slight decline

September 23, 2009 11:49:15 AM

After reaching its highest point in 17 years, the unemployment rate in Southborough ticked down slightly in August to 6.5%. The July rate was 6.8%. State and national numbers held relatively steady at 8.9% and 9.6%, respectively.

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School committee to interview candidates tonight

September 23, 2009 09:29:57 AM

Both the Southborough and regional school committees have a vacancy to fill, and tonight they’ll interview candidates and make a decision on who will take the spots. The vacancies came after Paul Gaffney, a member of both boards, resigned last month. Four Southborough residents threw their hat in the ring to take Gaffney’s place. The […]

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What the fire department has been up to

September 23, 2009 06:54:36 AM

Tuesday 9/15/09 11:38 EMS call, Richards Road Wednesday 9/16/09 No calls reported Thursday 9/17/09 09:59 EMS call, Turnpike Road 11:28 EMS call, Newton Street 14:37 Gas leak (natural gas or LPG), Middle Road 14:44 EMS call, Parkerville Road 17:53 Gas leak (natural gas or LPG), Wells Lane Friday 9/18/09 00:58 EMS call, Turnpike Road 06:49 […]

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