September 2012

Doing good: Southborough mother to race for firefighter’s son

September 28, 2012 03:26:58 PM
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We hear a lot about all the wonderful people who compete in various races to raise money for charity: 5K’s, bike races, marathons, and the like. On Saturday, Southborough mother Linda Ledoux will be one of those people racing for charity, but her race is going to be considerably faster – and louder – than most.

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Police and fire departments get new sign

September 28, 2012 12:14:29 PM
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Those looking for the Southborough Police Department or the Southborough Fire Department will now have an easier time of it. A few weeks ago, a new sign went up in front of the public safety complex on Main Street.

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Voters may get a second chance to expand the Board of Selectmen

September 28, 2012 10:20:57 AM

When voters considered the proposal to move to a town manager style of government at Town Meeting last spring, the reaction was decidedly mixed. When the measure ultimately failed, the proposal to expand the Board of Selectmen from three to five members failed along with it. But it looks like voters may get another chance to consider that change.

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Earn money for Southborough schools while grocery shopping

September 28, 2012 07:14:01 AM
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For the third year in a row, Southborough schools will take part in Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program (formerly called Bonus Bucks). It’s a program that lets shoppers earn money for their favorite school when shopping at a Stop & Shop store. In past years Southborough schools have earned more than $1,000 through the program.

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From the Culinary Underground: Ugly but good

September 27, 2012 04:03:10 PM
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This is the latest in an ongoing guest series brought to you by Southborough’s Culinary Underground. This week Chef Lori shares a recipe for an Italian appetizer that won’t win any beauty contests, but will keep you coming back for more.

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Heritage Day is Monday, October 8

September 27, 2012 01:12:35 PM
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The countdown is on to one of Southborough’s best events of the year: Heritage Day. The fall festival featuring a pumpkin lighting, road race, parade, booths and activities, and more, is held every year on Columbus Day. This year that’s Monday, October 8.

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Roundup: Algonquin stories in the media

September 27, 2012 10:45:29 AM
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Algonquin’s MCAS scores aren’t the only thing out of the school making news recently. Here’s a round-up of Algonquin-related stories in the local media from the last week or so.

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On the market this week

September 27, 2012 08:32:58 AM
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What went on and off the market this week.

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Obituary: Rick Mitchell Maxim, 63

September 27, 2012 07:07:42 AM
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Rick Mitchell Maxim, 63, of Southborough and Ogunquit, ME, died on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Tufts Medical Center after a brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife of 38 years, Jane (Walsh) Maxim and his children, Ryan Maxim and his wife Erica, of Worcester; Hayley Maxim of Marlboro, Abigail Maxim of Brighton and his adored granddaughter Ava Jane.

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Local fitness facility to hold fundraiser for Shanahan family

September 26, 2012 03:11:30 PM
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By now you have surely heard the plight of little Brendan Shanahan, the toddler-aged son of Southborough firefighter Chris Shanahan who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year. The community has pulled together to raise money to help the family in their fight, and next month CrossFit SOBO will host another fundraiser to aid the cause.

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School superintendent says central office is understaffed

September 26, 2012 12:02:41 PM

School Superintendent Charles Gobron told the Regional School Committee last week the districts’ central office is understaffed and he plans to take steps this year to ease the pressure.

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Seeking sponsors for the Finn Fall Festival – October 12

September 26, 2012 09:47:29 AM

Carnival-style games, face painting, crafts, and the always-popular bake sale. You’ll find it all at the Finn Fall Festival on October 12. Organizers say they’re expecting upwards of 200 people to come out and enjoy the family fun, and they’re looking for sponsors who would like to lend their support.

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Bargain Box to open for the fall season on Thursday

September 26, 2012 07:15:16 AM
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Fall is upon us, and that means its Bargain Box time again. The consignment/used clothing store run by St. Mark’s Church offers clothes and accessories for women, men, and kids. The shop is open only twice a year — for a few weeks each in the fall and again in the spring.

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Upcoming programs from the Recreation Department: Zumba, science workshops, floral design, and more

September 25, 2012 02:37:57 PM
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The Recreation Department says it still has space in some upcoming programs for both adults and kids. Here’s a list of what’s coming up.

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