Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by beth on March 27, 2014

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Above: A view of Southborough’s Chestnut Hill Farm (photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

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:

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1 Alan March 27, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Beth, Not sure if you saw this article in the MWDN.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140326946/?tag=1

2 beth March 27, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Thanks. I did miss this. For some reason it didn’t pop up this morning in my normal search routes and feeds. I’ll have to take a look tomorrow.

3 Alan March 28, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Sorry Beth, I forget that you have a life and stuff must be poring into your computer. I can’t sleep sometimes and I think everyone is up and doing things.

4 sl March 28, 2014 at 8:13 AM

So happy to see the demise of the horrible street signs and the new green ones going up. Hopefully these will last longer, even when exposed to sunlight.

5 Trixie March 28, 2014 at 9:27 AM

I’m curious if anyone knows the status of the former Andrea restaurant site on Rt. 9. We have so few restaurants in town and it has been sitting vacant for years. It would be nice to see another business there.

6 jim foley March 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I believe the Volvo dealer owns that property now. They use it to store parts inside and some over stock of cars outside. I don’t think you will be dining there any time soon.

7 SB Resident March 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Two thoughts for a friday morning. First I was curious and just wanted to point this out. From mysouthborough in 2010 regarding the state ballot question on 40B. “Forty-nine percent of Southborough voters wanted 40B repealed, while 51% voted to preserve it.”

I don’t like 40B, was upset when this question failed, I don’t like madison place’s existance and I don’t want park central to come either, I think Southborough is worse with them, but southborough supported the ballot question failing and these are the consequences, so I move on.

Second, reading the mwdn article about the main st project just makes me mad. This was planned years ago. http://www.mysouthborough.com/tag/main-street/
Look at the past articles, the biggest complaint then was about moving the stone wall, which I don’t think is in this final plan. Anyway, the time to speak up is NOT now. We voted and elected selectman, the selectman heard plenty of concerrns then and voted and agreed this was what was best for the town. It’s done, it’s been done for years, let’s move on. Fighting it now is simply annoying and exemplifies what the average person hates about government and why nothing ever gets done.

The point of both my comments is that sometimes our views are in the minority, when that is the case, it’s best to try and find some happiness knowing that the majority is happy.

8 southville March 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Anyone have any recommendations for a good guitar teacher? Classes would be for an adult with no existing musical ability. :)

9 Rachel March 30, 2014 at 4:09 PM

You can call St. Mark’s and they can refer you to a guitar teacher!

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