Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by beth on September 17, 2015

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Above: View of Southborough from Neary School. (Photo by Beth Melo)

It’s been about a month since I posted one. So, it’s time for another open thread.

What’s on your mind this week, Southborough?

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.)

To view past open discussion threads, click here.

1 Chris September 18, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Anyone know if there are any electronic recycling days planned in the next month or so? Algonquin, St. Ann’s Church, etc…

2 Guitar September 18, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Hi, Looking for in house guitar lessons for 10 year old who’s starting up. Any suggestions?

3 Resident September 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Contact St. Mark’s School. They might know/have someone.

4 Mark Ford September 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Neil Taylor is great! Not sure about his availability…you can email him at

5 Pauline Jen Ryan September 21, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Morgan Scott does both guitar and piano in-home and has many Southborough clients.
(508) 254-0655

6 Kate September 23, 2015 at 2:19 PM

I second Morgan. He’s just a great teacher and a genuinely nice person to boot.

7 Mary Ellen Gilligam September 23, 2015 at 1:18 AM

Marc Jablonski is wonderful! He’s taught my son & daughter & they both really enjoy learning from him. You can reach him at (508) 479-8518.

8 christine cobb September 24, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Do you have comments/concerns/questions about your child’s education in Northborough/Southborough?

The Northborough/Southborough Special Education PAC invites you Friday night 9/25 to the Algonquin HS Library for our Welcome Back Night. Open to all and your families. Please use our RSVP form so that we can have an accurate headcount.


9 Nancy September 24, 2015 at 5:11 PM

does anyone know what is the big construction project on school street, sort of behind southborough medical, near the st mark’s maintenance garages? there are huge cranes and trucks full of concrete pieces/pipes there lately….

10 beth September 24, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Someone asked about this land in an earlier open thread this summer. Here’s what I found out.

The property is adjacent to St. Mark’s small field, but not owned by them.

I asked Building Commissioner Mark Robidoux about what is going on there. He responded, “This is privately owned land , there is a sewage treatment plant that they have completed and are now installing solar arrays on top to provide power to 24 newton st. This project received Federal approvals back in 2009″

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