January 2011

Photos: At least the coyotes like all this snow

January 31, 2011 05:54:49 PM

Several residents — myself included — had the thrill of spying a pair of coyotes frolicking on the ice off White Bagley Road on Sunday morning.

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Good grief! More snow (lots of it) on the way

January 31, 2011 04:36:12 PM
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There’s a good chance you’ve already heard the forecast of more snow to come, and there’s a good chance you share my chagrin. I love snow, but this is getting ridiculous.

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Commission orders outdoor work stopped at Southborough Medical

January 31, 2011 03:09:58 PM
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Outdoor work has been halted at the expansion of Southborough Medical until at least March 3 by order of the Conservation Commission.

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The week in sports (1/31 – 2/6)

January 31, 2011 01:27:27 PM
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Here’s what’s on tap this week in high school sports.

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School committee members Harragan and Butka announce reelection bids

January 31, 2011 11:39:22 AM

Between the K-8 and regional school committees, Southborough has 4 school committee spots up for grabs in this year’s election. Two current school committee members announced recently that they plan to seek reelection to fill a couple of those spots.

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Get your first look at the school budgets

January 31, 2011 09:40:59 AM

The Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee meet with the School Committee tonight to go over the K-8 budget. It’s a budget that has inspired significant debate on this blog in the past week (67 comments and counting).

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The week in govenment

January 31, 2011 07:13:50 AM

A list of department and committee meetings for the week.

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Southborough brothers curl for gold in Alaska

January 28, 2011 04:29:12 PM
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Unless it’s an Olympic year, curling isn’t a sport that gets much attention. So you may not realize the MetroWest is home to a small but vibrant curling community. Some of those curlers — my husband among them — hail from Southborough. Two Southborough curlers, brothers Stephen and Korey Dropkin, will compete in the U.S. Junior National Curling Championship starting this weekend in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Photos: Pinewood Derby

January 28, 2011 02:29:30 PM
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Southborough Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby last weekend. Cub Scout mom Laura Coldwell-Stewart was there and sent along some photos of the event.

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Our home prices are going up and our incomes are high suggests data

January 28, 2011 11:49:52 AM
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Readers pointed me to two interesting rankings by the Boston Globe this week. One ranking looked at the year-over-year increase in median home prices in Massachusetts communities, the other at median family incomes. In both Southborough ranked among the top.

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School budget, financial fundamentals to be discussed on Monday night

January 28, 2011 09:31:32 AM

The latest school budget — and in particular the question of whether to add back a teaching position — has been a hot topic on the blog this week. On Monday night, the Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee will dig into some of the details as they meet to review the budget with the K-8 School Committee.

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A reminder from the Southborough Fire Department to clear furnace vents

January 28, 2011 07:13:25 AM

As the snow continues to pile up, the Southborough Fire Department sends along this important reminder.

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Two library events on Saturday

January 27, 2011 04:15:25 PM

The Southborough Public Library is hosting two events on Saturday, one for kids and one for adults. Here are the details.

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Good question: Do I have to shovel the sidewalk in front of my house?

January 27, 2011 01:10:16 PM
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You shovel your front walk, you shovel out your driveway, and if you’re nice you shovel out a nearby fire hydrant LINK, but are you responsible for shoveling out the sidewalk in front of your home? A reader asked about that last week, so I in turn asked DPW Superintendent Karen Galligan.

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