April 2010

What the fire department has been up to

April 28, 2010 07:04:44 AM

Fire department logs for the week.

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Photos: Southborough kids explore nature at the Beals Preserve

April 27, 2010 04:16:17 PM
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I take a lot of walks at the Beals Preserve, on quiet trails that wind through 55 acres of woods and old pastures. But my walk there last Friday was like none other, because on that morning the usual tranquility of that parcel of nature was wonderfully disrupted by the whoops and shouts of 29 very enthusiastic school children.

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Candidates for selectmen talk transparency, fiscal issues

April 27, 2010 01:52:05 PM

Last night was the first of two meet-the-candidate events in the run-up to town elections on Monday, May 10. As the candidates for selectmen — incumbent Sal Giorlandino and challenger John Rooney — were being introduced, I found myself wondering if either would bring up the ongoing investigation of town employees, or if it would be the proverbial elephant in the room.

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Save the date: 2nd Annual Billy Webber Memorial Golf Tournament

April 27, 2010 12:04:22 PM
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The Second Annual Billy Webber Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough on Monday, June 21. The tournament is in honor of Southborough’s former police chief William Webber who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in November 2008 at the age of 53.

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A bit more on the ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation

April 27, 2010 10:07:36 AM

The Metrowest Daily News ran a story today on Selectman Sal Giorlandino’s recent statement defending the investigation of eight Southborough town employees. It’s largely the same information you’ve read here, but reporter Evan Lips did get the chance to ask Giorlandino if the investigation was in any way related to commenter “Marty.”

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Assabet teacher killed in motorcycle crash

April 27, 2010 07:05:49 AM

Assabet culinary arts instructor Clifford Giovannucci was killed in a motorcycle crash in Sutton on Saturday.

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Brown water at your house this week? Not to worry.

April 26, 2010 04:31:21 PM
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It’s the last week in April and that means it’s time for the annual flushing of the hydrants in Southborough. I knew it was happening thanks to the stream of brown water I encountered when I went to brush my teeth this morning.

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Northborough votes tonight on whether to take Southborough to court

April 26, 2010 02:10:28 PM

Northborough holds its annual town meeting tonight, and one of the things they’ll decide is whether to spend $100K to seek a declaratory judgment against Southborough over the ongoing Algonquin reimbursement battle.

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Photos: Algonquin baseball battles Westborough

April 26, 2010 12:43:56 PM

Southborough photographer Chris Wraight took some excellent photos of the Algonquin baseball game against Westborough last Friday.

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Selectman defends investigation of town employees

April 26, 2010 10:52:16 AM

Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Sal Giorlandino has responded to the recent disclosure that the board launched an internal investigation of several town employees last fall. In an email sent this morning, Giorlandino said selectmen voted unanimously to initiate the investigation, and that they were required to do so under the town’s professional conduct policy.

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Reminder: Meet the candidates event tonight

April 26, 2010 09:22:54 AM

Candidates running for office in the May 10 election will be at the Southborough Fire Station tonight to meet voters and answer questions. sponsored by the Southborough Democratic Town Committee, the event starts at 7:00 pm in the Fire Station meeting room.

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The week in government

April 26, 2010 07:01:29 AM

A list of department and committee meetings for the week.

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Photos: Form & Fiber exhibit at the Arts Center

April 23, 2010 04:47:17 PM
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I love quilts. I’ve even made a few in my day. So it’s no surprise I enjoyed the Form & Fiber exhibit now showing at the Southborough Arts Center.

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Another look at Southborough’s recycling rate

April 23, 2010 03:27:01 PM

As we talked about yesterday, there’s good news and not-so-good news when it comes to Southborough’s recycling rate. The good news is the rate of recycling in town showed a steep increase from 2007 to 2009, when it went from 23% to 32%.

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