Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by susan on March 26, 2013

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Above: A view of Southborough’s Chestnut Hill Farm

Time for another open thread. For those of you new to the blog, the open discussion thread is your place to ask questions, sound off on town issues, or share information with other readers. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Ask questions about programs in town or the town itself
  • Post a note about things that you’re selling or giving away, or things that you want
  • Share notices about upcoming events (Southborough or otherwise)
  • Register your thoughts on town issues or news stories
  • Point out interesting or helpful resources

You can add comments to the thread throughout the week. Check back often to see new comments. (If you read the blog via email or RSS, you might want to check the site from time to time for new comments.)

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1 SouthboroDave March 26, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Can anyone recommend a reputable company for septic pumping?

2 Eileen Samberg March 26, 2013 at 7:55 PM

We have used Lakeside in Marlborough for years. They have always been on time and thorough.

3 resident March 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Northborough Septic

4 minimom March 28, 2013 at 6:18 AM

no….not northboro septic.

5 Jay March 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I’ve used Lakeside Sewage Services Inc for years, out of Marlboro, they have always been quick and fairly priced.

6 daddyo March 26, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I have been very happy with Lakeside also.

7 SouthboroDave March 27, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Lakeside will get a call, thanks so much! Eileen since you used your real name I’ll tell them you referred me! Thanks everyone!

8 mike March 27, 2013 at 8:54 AM

can we post two part time sales jobs for local solar company?

9 susan March 27, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Sure – go for it.

10 Resident March 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

For those of you who may not have seen the selectmen’s meeting last night, a very appropriate and moving tribute to Ms. Fitzgerald was the highlight of the night. I commend our selectmen for reaching out in this way to recognize this site’s importance to us all.

11 John Butler March 28, 2013 at 7:50 PM

A huge change has occurred, easily forgotten. A few years ago that board, with a different majority, far from commendation, sent a Constable to knock on her door, bearing a vaguely threatening letter from Town Counsel, demanding to know who wrote various anonymous postings. Ms. Fitzgerald had the pluck and grace to tell them that, although she couldn’t turn over any information, equal space for their opinions was available! The absurdity of the hollow demand was evidence for how deeply ingrained in human nature is the tendency toward authoritarianism, and the reply for how buoyantly miraculous is the gift of free speech we Americans enjoy. We are all in her debt for the change.

12 Deb Moore March 28, 2013 at 3:00 PM

I have some old knitting needles I want to donate somewhere. Are there any programs for youth, seniors, or anyone that might want them? (Or is there anyone learning to knit who’d want a mismatched starter set?) I’ve inherited these, and I don’t need them, but I’d love them to be useful.

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