December 2020

Covid Update: 65 active cases, 231 total

December 24, 2020 09:50:29 AM
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The Town appears to be catching up on clearing active cases from the post-Thanksgiving surge.

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What’s open and closed over the holidays

December 24, 2020 07:30:37 AM
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Here’s a list of when our municipal facilities will be closed over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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E-Sports League for grades 3-12 this winter

December 23, 2020 04:00:49 PM
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Southborough Recreation is teaming up with other Towns in the “Central Region” to offer an e-sports league for kids and teens.

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Library offering kids activity packets today

December 23, 2020 01:29:19 PM
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Act quickly if you want to pickup some entertainment for kids from the Southborough Library before staff takes a mini-break. You can pickup holiday & winter themed activity packets until about 4:00 pm today.

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Free fun on the farm: Reindeer Quest and Winter Storywalk

December 23, 2020 09:27:44 AM
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Chestnut Hill Farm is continuing to offer publicly accessible fun for kids on the trails.

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Public Health “staffing crisis” compounded by funding, red tape, tensions, and pending Board vacancies (Updated)

December 22, 2020 08:33:45 PM
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The Board of Health’s agenda for last Friday contained an item particularly troubling during a pandemic, “Staffing crisis at Health Department”. Here is my overview of what’s going on.

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“Dig in” to more gardening through the Library’s continuing workshop series

December 22, 2020 09:19:50 AM
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The Southborough Library is continuing to bring a free virtual gardening workshop series to the community.

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The week in government

December 21, 2020 11:15:06 AM
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Here is a selection of the committee and board meetings for the week along with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Christmas Tree pickup – January 9th

December 21, 2020 09:54:21 AM
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As in year’s past, Boy Scout Troop 1 will remove your Christmas tree for a small fee. (Or free for veterans, seniors and public safety personnel.)

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Covid Update: 91 active cases (Updated)

December 21, 2020 08:11:00 AM
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The latest figures from the Town and schools.

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Trails Committee seeking public support for helping the Boroughs Loop “Cross the Finish Line”

December 18, 2020 04:41:01 PM
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The Southborough Trails Committee is looking for public support to get one of their initiatives back on track.

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An update on Restaurant delivery services

December 18, 2020 02:44:07 PM

A reader reached out and asked me to share his warning with other residents about problematic service from a local food delivery app. The issue reminded me of stories I’ve been hearing about a larger issue related to delivery apps. The typically high fees cut into restaurants’ already decimated margins. 

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Covid Update: NSBORO updating quarantine policies and offering post-holiday testing to ARHS students (Updated)

December 18, 2020 01:17:45 PM
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An update on Covid-related votes at this week’s NSBORO school committee meetings.

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Barbara Jandrue awarded Laurie Sugarman-Whittier Wellness Award

December 18, 2020 11:21:15 AM
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Barbara Jandrue racked up another honor for her service to Southborough. This time she is being recognized as a human services advocate.

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