Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something to smile about on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2010 04:12:00 PM
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Kids in Southborough celebrated St. Patrick’s Day a bit early this year with a party on Monday sponsored by the Friends of Southborough Recreation. In addition to craft projects and cookie making, the Friends also raised funds for Smile Train, an organization that funds surgery for kids in developing countries to repair cleft lips and palettes.

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No decision on whether to add a lieutenant to the police force

March 17, 2010 02:12:30 PM

The Metrowest Daily News reports Selectmen last night decided to defer the decision on whether to add a lieutenant to the ranks of the Southborough Police Department because some details around the job description still need to be worked out with the Personnel Board.

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Southborough sees spike in unemployment

March 17, 2010 11:42:07 AM
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Employment data for January was released last week, and the numbers showed a significant increase for Southborough. Our unemployment rate in January was 7.8%, compared to 6.5% in December. It’s the highest unemployment rate Southborough has seen in at least twenty years.

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Advisory Committee: Town budget would call for 2.9% tax increase but no override

March 17, 2010 09:26:15 AM

The Advisory Committee is one of two groups that recommend a budget for town meeting voters to consider (the other is the Board of Selectmen). Yesterday Advisory Committee member Al Hamilton posted a comment about the state of the budget from his committee’s perspective. Since some of you may have missed it in the comments, I’m reprinting it here.

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What the fire department has been up to

March 17, 2010 07:02:43 AM
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After a weekend of heavy rain, it’s no surprise the fire department spent much of Monday responding to water issues. Here’s a list of the calls for the past week.

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