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Flu and Pneumonia clinic this Thursday

September 23, 2013 10:30:00 AM
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The Southborough Board of Health is sponsoring a flu clinic for residents seniors and town employees on and pneumonia clinic for seniors Thursday, September 26.

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MWDN: Southborough Board of Health to look at gun safety

April 18, 2013 10:10:54 AM

The Southborough Board of Health is taking on a new concern: gun safety. The board says they’re approaching the matter from a public health perspective, not a political one.

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Southborough seniors and town employees can get flu shots on Thursday

September 25, 2012 09:28:46 AM

The Southborough Board of Health is sponsoring a flu clinic for seniors and town employees on Thursday, September 27.

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Odor issue at Chestnut Hill Farm resolved

September 21, 2012 11:41:02 AM
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Earlier this summer, residents living near Chestnut Hill Farm complained to the Board of Health about a strong odor of manure coming from the farm. The board had little sympathy at the time, saying the odor was not a public health risk, but Public Health Director Paul Pisinski said recently the two sides have worked together to reach a compromise.

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Southborough schools, athletic fields, and playgrounds to be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight

September 14, 2012 04:27:54 PM
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The battle against mosquitoes continues in Southborough tonight as many of the town’s schools, athletic fields and playgrounds are scheduled to be sprayed with insecticide in an effort to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases including EEE and West Nile.

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Board of Health: Dog poop doesn’t belong in a storm drain

September 14, 2012 11:43:52 AM
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We’ve talked about a wide range of topics here on My Southborough, but I don’t believe dog poop has ever been among them. That all changes today.

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Mosquito spraying in Southborough tonight

September 13, 2012 04:17:41 PM

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project just released its list of spray areas for this evening, and a number of Southborough streets are on the list.

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Breaking news: Southborough suspends outdoor activities due to mosquito threat (UPDATED)

September 12, 2012 04:12:26 PM
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Southborough’s Board of Health voted today to suspend outdoor activities and close town facilities between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am, effectively immediately. The vote, which comes on the heels of similar decisions in neighboring towns, is a response to the heightened risk of mosquito-borne illness like West Nile and EEE in our area.

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Area towns canceling evening activities. Will Southborough do the same?

September 11, 2012 09:23:07 AM
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With the threat level for mosquito-borne illness now at “high” in Southborough and the surrounding area, many neighboring towns have made the decision to cancel evening activities. Southborough seems likely to follow suit.

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Reminder: Mosquito spraying tonight in Southborough

September 10, 2012 02:04:17 PM

A reminder to those of you in the Newton Street area that the Central Mass Mosquito Control Project will spray insecticide this evening after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found last week.

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Breaking news: Mosquitoes infected with West Nile have been found in Southborough

September 6, 2012 01:55:35 PM

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project announced today mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were found in Southborough. The virus was detected in mosquitoes trapped on Newton Street on August 28. No cases of human infection in Southborough have been reported.

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Threat level for EEE in Southborough raised to “moderate”

August 17, 2012 10:00:27 AM
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State health officials yesterday bumped up the threat level for mosquito-borne-illness in our area after mammal-biting mosquitoes infected with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus were found in Westborough.

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MWDN: Southborough board not sympathetic to manure complaints

August 13, 2012 09:48:04 AM
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Back in June there was some discussion on this blog about a “horrific” smell in the area of Route 30 on the west end of town. At the time I couldn’t track down the source, but I’m wondering if an article in today’s Metrowest Daily News offers a clue.

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EEE found in mosquitoes in Westborough; West Nile in Shrewsbury

July 26, 2012 12:19:55 PM
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The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project announced today that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus was found in mosquitoes in Westborough. The West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes in Shrewsbury and also in Tewksbury.

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