Events

Coverage of Southborough events. Focus on events taking place in town. Includes features about events related to residents or local organizations. Also includes information on town government’s open meetings.

Town issues guidance for trail use: Encouraging social distance and making the most of it

March 30, 2020 02:32:32 PM
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A flyer from the Town points residents to Southborough’s trails and offers guidance on keeping safe while using them.

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The week in government: Combined School Committees & BOS

March 30, 2020 07:36:05 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Combined School Committees on District’s response to pandemic – Monday night

March 27, 2020 04:52:14 PM
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On Monday night, the Combined Northborough and Southborough school committees will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00 pm.

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Virus update: 1st resident’s family member infected; Town trails & Trottier track open; Golf Course closed; Election postponed;

March 25, 2020 12:00:24 PM
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This morning, the Town issued another update. It includes news of a second infected resident and some policy changes and decisions made out of last night’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

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Seniors and others in need can reach out to Helping Hands volunteers: Teens doing essential errands (Updated)

March 24, 2020 10:06:50 AM
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A small group of teen volunteers is reaching out to Southborough, Northborough and Westborough residents who can’t leave home or would be more vulnerable to serious illness if they did.

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Southborough’s Front Steps: Social Distancing photos for charity

March 23, 2020 11:35:36 AM
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A Southborough resident is putting her photography skills to charitable use from a safe distance.

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The week in government: BOS on Covid-19; Planning and Conservation continuing hearings to future week

March 23, 2020 09:20:52 AM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Virus Update: Recreation in Southborough – prohibitions, guidelines, and suggested activities (Updated)

March 19, 2020 04:19:13 PM
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Readers have been questioning and debating rules and decorum on public fields and playgrounds. I sought clarity on the rules. I also pulled together some of the encouragement and tips residents are getting to safely enjoy outdoor time.

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How to participate in meetings (and submit questions) for Regional School Committee (tonight) and BOS (tomorrow) (Updated)

March 18, 2020 12:47:15 PM
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Today and tomorrow two public meetings will be held, but members of the public won’t be allowed to pop in. Instead, under emergency rules set by the Governor, committees and boards will be using technology to allow public participation.

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School FY21 budgets: Regional budget hearing Wed night; overview of K-12 costs for Southborough

March 17, 2020 03:41:18 PM
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Tomorrow night, the Regional School Committee will hold a meeting in Algonquin’s library at 7:00 pm. First on the agenda is a public hearing on the recommended budget for FY21.

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Southborough (and Northborough) schools closed until March 30th

March 13, 2020 04:46:04 PM
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Southborough Public Schools are officially closed for the next two weeks.

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“Seed Exchange” Lending Library opening this spring (Updated)

March 13, 2020 11:00:48 AM
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A week from yesterday, the Southborough Library will officially launch a seed lending library.

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More cancellations & postponements: St. Anne’s St. Pat’s party, St. Mark’s Chili Cook-Off, and out of state school trips (Updated)

March 11, 2020 02:25:32 PM

An update on more cancellations of events in town and an announcement by the district schools.

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Officials grappling with potential postponement of Annual Town Meeting due to Coronavirus

March 11, 2020 11:23:38 AM

Annual Town Meeting is scheduled to open on March 28th in Trottier Middle School’s auditorium. But the Covid-19 “State of Emergency” could throw a wrench in those plans.

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