Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by beth on August 22, 2016

Above: An eagle eye’s (or drone’s eye) view of Southborough (posted to YouTube by Matt Eastwood)

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.)

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1 Ray August 23, 2016 at 8:33 AM

I have a 6 foot Dwarf Alberta Spruce that I will be pulling out soon. I lost its twin last year and I can’t find another similar sized replacement. If anybody is interested in this shrub, please come and get it at your convenience.

2 Forrest M August 23, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Ray, possibly interested, where in town are you located?

3 Ray August 24, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Mooney Lane

4 Ray September 21, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Hi Forrest. Are you still interested in the shrub?

5 Nyah August 24, 2016 at 11:15 AM

I’m having a lemonade stand at the transfer station this Saturday August 27 10:30-2. All money raised is going to the Southborough Food Pantry. Please come support the Food Pantry!!!

6 Nyah August 26, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Thank you for reposting this. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we need to postpone. Thanks for the support!!!

7 Latisquama Rez August 30, 2016 at 6:31 PM

So I am hearing the existing location of the fire and police stations are not acceptable to the town officials for a new public safety complex and now they are striking a deal with St. Marks for the Golf Course land with access through Latisquama Road.

We have a main street that is in need of serious revitalization but now they want to turn Latisquama into Main Street 2.0. This is a horrible decision….no more walks and bike rides down Latisquama, forget about walking your dog with all this traffic, cross country skiing or sledding in the winter could be all in the past……… what is this town doing, they are going to destroy a beautiful road, they should be ashamed of themselves and so should St. Marks…….we have arguably the worst looking Main Street of any town and instead of spending money their they want to destroy another neighborhood…. Is any neighborhood or scenic road safe these days?

8 Frank Crowell September 1, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Is it too early to ask if Rep. Dykema will be supporting Question 2 on the ballot this fall? This is the ballot question allowing 12 additional charter schools to open in the state. Will she break with her party’s leadership (or should I say teacher’s union leadership)?

Although I would disagree with the premiss that our town does not need this option, there are plenty of other towns in the state with failing school systems. Those parents need an option.

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