February 2012

Breaking news: Capasso Farms plans to withdraw variance request

February 29, 2012 05:37:35 PM

It looks a return to the old Capasso Farms is not in the cards, at least not now. The Metrowest Daily News is reporting the Capasso family will ask the Zoning Board of Appeals tonight to withdraw without prejudice its application for a variance.

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Sponsors sought for 5th Annual Spelling Bee

February 29, 2012 04:39:23 PM
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The annual town-wide spelling bee is just around the corner, and organizers are looking for a few last-minute sponsors to help support the event.

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Gobron defends school performance

February 29, 2012 01:13:33 PM

The schools took center stage at a marathon 4-hour Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee meeting last night. During a discussion of the K-8 school budget, Superintendent Charles Gobron defended the district’s performance in the face of recent concerns about MCAS scores.

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Snow is on the way, but how much will we get?

February 29, 2012 10:56:28 AM

It looks like the first real snow event of the winter is headed our way – finally! – but it remains to be seen how much of the white stuff we’ll get.

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Harvard suspends new experiments after fourth monkey dies in Southborough

February 29, 2012 08:44:29 AM

Yesterday I told you the USDA would be taking a hard look at the Harvard-owned New England Primate Research Center after a monkey died under questionable circumstances in December – the third primate death in 19 months. Today comes word that a fourth monkey died on Sunday, on the very day the USDA released their report.

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Fire department logs for the week (2/23/12 – 2/27/12)

February 29, 2012 07:14:19 AM

What the fire department has been up to.

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Obituary: John Edward Bullock – February 23, 2012

February 28, 2012 11:00:16 PM

Dr. John Edward Bullock, D.D.S., 68, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. He was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Lawrence Bullock and Doris (Carr) Bullock. Dr. Bullock is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Susan J. (Duckworth) Bullock of Framingham. He was the devoted and loving father of Christopher […]

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Obituary: Mary L. Stadig – February 27, 2012

February 28, 2012 10:24:55 PM

Mary L. (Hartnett) Stadig, 90, of Southborough and formerly of Ashland, died at home surrounded by her family on Monday morning, February 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late Ralph Stadig, who passed away in 1974. Mary was a nurse and worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for many years until […]

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Obituary: Victor J. Graves – February 23, 2012

February 28, 2012 10:17:53 PM

Victor J. Graves, 75, of Southborough and formerly of Somerville, died on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at home, surrounded by his family. Born in Wayland he was the son of the late Victor F. and Mary F. (Sullivan) Graves. Victor was a US Marine veteran and worked as a driver for Schuster Trucking for many […]

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Car accident, downed tree to blame for weekend power outages in Southborough

February 28, 2012 02:12:24 PM

I slipped out of town for a few days last week, and in doing so I missed a few notable events (sorry, it happens). Thanks to a number of faithful readers for sending in the tips.

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Southborough selectman says below-average MCAS growth a troubling trend

February 28, 2012 11:33:10 AM
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We’ve had discussions on this blog before about whether MCAS scores are an accurate way to judge the performance of our schools, but Southborough Selectman John Rooney said recently that the scores in our district suggest a troubling trend.

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Third monkey death reported at Harvard-owned primate center

February 28, 2012 09:25:05 AM

The USDA revealed in a report released this week that another monkey has died at Harvard University’s New England Primate Research Center in Southborough. That makes three primate deaths in the last 19 months for the Parmenter Road facility.

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Save the date: Southborough Business Network to talk second career choices – March 20

February 28, 2012 07:19:19 AM

The Southborough Business Network’s INSIDE STORY speaker series has been a popular one, with well-attended talks by Wegmans and Tomasso Trattoria owner Tom Prince. Next month they’ll invite Southborough resident Bill Pollack to talk about finding your second career.

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Algonquin post-season action: Gymnastics, basketball, hockey, and more

February 27, 2012 04:06:22 PM
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The playoff season is underway for Algonquin’s winter sports teams. Here’s a list of what’s coming up this week.

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