Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by beth on December 24, 2018

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Above: Two years ago, a reader shared his sighting of this cute little Christmas morning visitor. (photo by Allan Bezanson)

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 Sam January 5, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Transfer station concerns~ I was at the transfer station today and am shocked at the condition that it is being kept. In the hopper area there is more JUNK being piled up and corny, old decorations being hung that I think may have been retrieved from the hopper.

I am all for the swap shop idea but based on today’s visit it should be closed. I went to put a small box of treasures into the swap shop and the two building are a major safety hazard. You could not walk into either of them. There were boxes and items just thrown on top of each other. It looked like an episode of the tv show Hoarders. I did see a few people brave the sheds. It is very unsafe for people to be mulling around in the piles of junk in the sheds. Someone will fall and end up suiting the town as a result of getting hurt.
People this is our town stop throwing your crap around it is a major eye sore.

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2 southsider January 7, 2019 at 7:28 PM

On and off over my years in town, someone has flown a flag on the island in the reservoir bordering Route 9. I’ve always thought it was a great idea… but such an action also comes with some responsibilities.
During a recent storm, the flag’s pole was severely damaged and the flag is now hanging by a seeming thread before it simply falls into the water.

sending a shout out to the original installer or the DPW or SFD or SPD or any qualified citizen to prevent further damage to this flag. Not sure if it’s legal for private citizen to take boat onto that water…

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