Southborough woman honored as ‘Unsung Heroine’

by susan on May 7, 2012

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As the author of Southborough’s original hometown news site, Linda Hubley has always been an inspiration to me. Turns out, I’m not alone. In a Statehouse ceremony later this month, Linda will be honored as an Unsung Heroine by the Commission on the Status of Women.

Linda is one of 88 Massachusetts women who will receive the annual honor, which recognizes those who work behind the scenes to enrich the lives of others. They can be mentors, volunteers, and innovators, says the commission.

Here’s what the commission has to say about Linda and her work on behalf of our community:

Linda has dedicated her life to her community, and in particular, conservation. In 1981, Linda was the first state park supervisor, overseeing many state parks over the years. She has also taught environmental education at local afterschool programs. Linda has served on the Recreation Facilities committee, Conservation Commission, Road Safety Committee, and co-chaired and started Sudbury River Watershed Organization. In addition, she has also been involved with addressing the destructive Asian long horned beetle infestation in greater Worcester. As an active member of her community, Linda was also co-chair of the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness committee and helped write the animal disaster plan for the town as well as serving as an assistant H-4 horse club leader. Linda is also the proprietor of the first internet news source for the town, providing local reporting and local town issues.

Please join me in congratulating Linda on this much-deserved honor!

(Photo: Linda Hubley, contributed)

1 Meme Luttrell May 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Congratulations Linda!!! The recognition is well deserved and long over due.

2 Chris Wraight May 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM

That’s outstanding, congratulations Linda!

3 John Rooney May 7, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Congratulations Linda. A tremendous award for an outstanding dedicated young lady.

4 Nancy V May 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Congratulations Linda. You make Southborough proud!

5 Martha May 7, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Congratulations Linda!

6 Lisa B. May 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Congrats!!! Very well deserved!!

7 MarthaB May 7, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I agree Lisa B…very well deserved.

8 Neal Aspesi May 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Congratulations Linda!!!! Quite the honor and very well deserved. Thank you for all you do.

9 Ebaldelli May 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I’m proud to know Linda and thrilled for this accomplishment. Way to go Linda…”I’m ready for my close up”

10 Debbie May 7, 2012 at 9:28 PM

How wonderful to see someone being recognized officially who contributes so much time for the common good! She’s not just doing this in her spare time! Thank you Linda!

11 Linda Hubley May 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Thank you everyone. It has been a dilemma for me how to put any press release out on the Southborough News, but I guess Susan has broken the ice. I’ve been very humbled by the award. It came out of the blue and I wasn’t expecting it. I thank those that nominated me and everyone that I’ve touched. I’ve met many people over the years of volunteering at the schools, scouts, 4-H, community events, committees, doing stories and photos for my website etc. and thank you all for being generous of your time and friendship. Thanks Susan, guess that means at some point I’ll have to post it on my site.

12 Doreen May 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Congratulations Linda. Well deserved!

13 Jane Moran May 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

You’ve always amazed me with your humble attitude yet marvelous accomplishments!
Way to go girl– Keep up the good work.

14 Barb M May 8, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Congratulations, Linda! You truly give of yourself. I’m glad you are getting recognized for all your accomplishments!

15 Anita Reeder May 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM


Working with you at the polls and from other contact we’ve had, I know first hand what a dedicated environmentalist you are! This award is well-deserved and I know your family is very proud of you, as I am sure all who know you are as well, me being one of them!

16 John Mauro, Jr. May 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Congratulations Linda! You certainly give 110% in whatever you do, and you are rightfully recognized for your many contributions to the community!

17 Rev. James B. Flynn,Ph.D May 8, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Linda, Saint Matthew Church is proud of your work in the Parish and Community. You are a wonderful role model. Keep up the good work.

18 Melissa Shields May 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Congratulations, Linda! You are a gift to our community. Thank you for all that you do and for being an inspiration to myself and others. Your honor is well deserved, I’m so happy for you!

19 Leo Bartolini Jr May 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Linda, Congratulations for your achivements and dedication to the community and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thank you for your service and keep up the good work.

20 Peter F. Phaneuf May 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Linda, you are a true representative of what an involved and generous member of our Southborough community citizen is. As with many people like you, who are very giving,
you do so quietly and with dignity. Thank you for all you do for us. I can’t think of anyone
more dissevering of this distinguished honor.
Please accept my congratulations to your family for supporting you in your endeavors.


21 Ron Mattioli May 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Thanks for all that you do.

22 John Kendall May 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Congrats from the Kendall family! Peter Phaneuf description was eloquent and spot on!

23 Sal Giorlandino May 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Congratulations Linda. You are proof that public service is a noble calling.

24 Nancy Buck May 9, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Warm congratulations and well deserved, Linda!

25 Carolyn Dykema May 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Congratulations Linda! Your tireless service to the community is well worth recognizing. Looking forward to the ceremony!

26 John Hurley May 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Thank you, Linda, for all that you do here in Southborough, with a special nod from the Cub Scouts. Congratulations on the award and recognition.

27 Kelly Roney May 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The ceremony was yesterday. More info here.

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