What’s open and closed over the holidays (Updated)

by beth on December 22, 2016

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Here’s a list of when our municipal facilities will be closed over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Southborough public schools
Early dismissal Friday, December 23
Closed through New Years, resuming on Tuesday, January 3, 2015.

Closed Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26
Closed Friday, December 30 – Sunday, January 1

Transfer Station
Closed Friday, December 23 – Saturday, December 24
Open Wednesday, December 28 – Saturday, December 31

Town House
Closed Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26
Closed Monday, January 2

Senior Center
Closing early Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 am
Open Thursday, December 22
Closed Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 26
Closed Friday, December 30 – Sunday, January 1

Updated: (12/27/16 9:30 pm): I mistakenly listed the Transfer Station as closed on Saturday, January 1st. It’s closed on the first, but that’s a Sunday. It is open this Saturday.

(Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

1 Resident December 23, 2016 at 9:13 AM

It is crap that the Transfer Station is closed today. It is not a holiday! Now we can’t get rid of our trash until next Wednesday. That is ridiculous!

2 AEP December 23, 2016 at 2:05 PM

I don’t really understand why the transfer station is closed both Friday and Saturday before Christmas?? The schools were open Friday, as was the bank, the post office, and most public services… As residents we pay a lot for these services, which are already provided on a limited schedule.

Friday (two days before Christmas) I drove to the transfer station to unload, knowing it would be closed Saturday until Wednesday, and like at least 20 other cars in a 5 minute period, I was surprised to see it closed.

I guess I should have checked, but since so many other services were operating, and Friday was not a holiday, or even the day before a holiday, I just assumed they would be open. Maybe someone from town can explain why it was closed.


3 Jim M December 23, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Can anyone provide me with a valid reason why the transfer station is closed on both Friday, December 23rd and Saturday the 24th? I have trash that I need to dispose of.

4 Dick Tibert December 24, 2016 at 9:43 AM

You folks pull this stunt too often at holidays throughout the year. What’s your problem? Are you simply too tired of working??

5 Kate December 24, 2016 at 10:18 PM

If you’ve dropped off trash over the past few weeks I’m surprised you didn’t notice holiday hours signage. I brought mine on Thursday as I knew that would be my last chance until next Wednesday. At this time of year, and with the year it’s been, it would be nice to try to curb the venom a little.

6 Downtown Resident January 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM

I didn’t notice the holiday hour postings at the transfer station. But I do now understand why they had 2 days off before Christmas, they didn’t get a holiday day for New Years. So it all makes sense to me now.

7 Downtown Resident December 25, 2016 at 8:45 AM

I agree, the transfer station should not have been closed on Friday. I checked the town website earlier in the week for transfer station holiday hours and found none. On Friday, before heading over there, I checked here just to see if there was anything post about. I’m sure glad I did. My work schedule is similar to the transfer station’s and it’s difficult for me to get there. I often go on my way to work. I would of had trash in the car all day and then would of had to bring it back into the house. Thanks Beth for all holiday postings. You’re the best! But I do wonder why it’s closed on Friday. This is a trashy week and with company coming, it would be nice to get rid of what’s here.

8 Kevin December 27, 2016 at 1:37 PM

It says that the Transfer station is closed Saturday, Jan 1st, but Saturday is Dec 31st. Does anyone know if the Transfer station is open or closed on this coming Saturday?

9 beth December 27, 2016 at 9:20 PM

That’s a mistake on my part. I’m not sure what the hours are for Transfer Station next weekend. I’ll have to check into that.

10 beth December 27, 2016 at 9:23 PM

I need to fix the post. It is open this Saturday, Dec 31st.

11 Stu D. December 30, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Everyone needs to relax about it being closed. Stop sounding so entitled .

12 Stu D. December 30, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Also it’s not the workers fault they were closed . I’m sure that’s up to the bosses. So for for some people on here to discredit the workers for being to tired to work is utterly rediculous. I’m sure the people that made those comments haven’t put in a day’s work in their life.

13 DJD66 December 31, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Your right, I just just sit around eating Bon-bons all day. The only thing I look forward to is going to the transfer station.

Friday was not a holiday and neither was Saturday – it should have been open.

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