August 2011

Obit: Frank P. Saparnis – August 25, 2011

August 31, 2011 09:59:12 PM
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SAPARNIS, Frank P. – Of Dedham, formerly of Dorchester, August 25, 2011.

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Without power? Take a shower at Algonquin tonight

August 31, 2011 04:21:27 PM

If you’re among the 152 families in Southborough still without power, you can take a shower at Algonquin Regional High School tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

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One resident’s close call during Tropical Storm Irene

August 31, 2011 03:56:05 PM

Eric Austvold was standing in his Stockwell Lane yard on Sunday afternoon talking to his neighbors and surveying the damage from Tropical Storm Irene. A neighbor pointed out a nearby oak tree, and Eric took a few steps to the side to get a better look.

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Southborough students head back to school today (with POLL)

August 31, 2011 12:03:02 PM
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It was touch-and-go there for a while, but the power came back on and Southborough students headed back to school as planned today.

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Southside residents report losing power for second time

August 31, 2011 09:59:07 AM
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Residents of Parkerville Road (south of Route 9) and High Point Road say they lost power again this morning after having it restored earlier in the week.

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PHOTOS: Southborough cleans up after Irene

August 31, 2011 09:41:09 AM
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Southborough began to feel a bit like its normal self today as power was restored to thousands, but some residents are still in the dark.

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Fire department logs for the week

August 31, 2011 07:14:35 AM

What the fire department has been up to

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Transfer Station open normal hours on Wednesday

August 30, 2011 06:30:25 PM
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If you’re anything like me, you have a big barrel of spoiled food sitting in your garage. The good news is the Southborough Transfer Station will be open normal hours on Wednesday so you can finally get rid of it.

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National Grid: Most in Southborough will have power by Friday (UPDATED)

August 30, 2011 04:51:59 PM
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The 245 families in Southborough still without power will have to wait a few more days. According to a timeline released by National Grid this afternoon, the remaining restoration in Southborough will begin on Wednesday and will be mostly completed by Friday. Some in Southborough will have to wait as long as Sunday.

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Looking for the Irene “Live blog” post?

August 30, 2011 03:27:30 PM

I kept the Live Blog post at the top of the page while updates were coming in fast and furious on Sunday and Monday. Now that things have slowed down a bit (whew!), I’ve moved it down the page to make room for new posts, Irene-related and otherwise.

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Outside water ban in place through today after fire in pumping station

August 30, 2011 12:24:08 PM
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The Southborough Fire Department responded to a fire at the Boland Pumping Station on Northboro Road yesterday morning. Two engines from Southborough and a ladder truck from Marlborough responded. The fire was quickly knocked down.

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Breaking news: Southborough schools will open on Wednesday as planned

August 30, 2011 09:41:45 AM

Power has been restored to all Southborough K-8 schools, and Superintendent Charles Gobron said school will open on Wednesday as planned.

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Power returns to Southborough amid complaints

August 30, 2011 07:12:22 AM
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Power is slowly coming back to Southborough homes, but not without some grumbling on the part of both residents and town officials. Nearly the entire town lost power during Tropical Storm Irene on Sunday.

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Southborough officials press National Grid for restoration timeline

August 29, 2011 09:07:07 PM
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Southborough officials want answers on when power will be restored to town residents, a majority of whom have been without power since Sunday morning, but National Grid says they don’t yet have a timeline.

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