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Tower 21 now officially in service

December 21, 2010 03:38:06 PM
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You’ve probably seen Tower 21 — the newest addition to Southborough’s fire fighting fleet — cruising around town over the past few weeks. Most of those drives have been training exercises as the crew gets used to the new apparatus.

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Southborough’s new ladder truck: Up, up and away

November 23, 2010 04:34:53 PM
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Being the author of this blog has some perks, but probably none quite as exciting as the opportunity earlier this month to see Southborough as I have never seen it — from an exhilarating 100 feet in the air in the bucket of the town’s new ladder truck.

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Photos: Ladder truck makes its debut in Heritage Day parade

October 12, 2010 03:28:58 PM
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Residents got their first glimpse of the town’s new aerial ladder truck as it lead the Heritage Day parade yesterday with sirens blaring.

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Southborough will get its new ladder truck soon

October 1, 2010 02:43:40 PM
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It’s been a long time in the making, but Southborough will soon take possession of its new aerial ladder truck.

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Southborough’s new ladder truck under construction

April 8, 2010 11:45:41 AM
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Back in September voters approved the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck. The truck is currently being built according to the town’s specifications, and the Southborough Fire Department has set up a website where you can track its progress.

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Fire Ball committee presents town with $83K check

January 28, 2010 09:28:02 AM
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The Fire Ball Committee handed over a big check to the town of Southborough last night – both literally and figuratively.

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Harvard donates $50K toward new ladder truck

January 12, 2010 11:46:05 AM

Harvard University has pledged $50K over three years toward the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck – a purchase that was approved at special town meeting this past September.

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Southborough is getting a new ladder truck

September 30, 2009 02:14:46 PM

Without so much as a peep, voters last night approved funds to purchase a new ladder truck. For the Ladder Truck Committee, it was the culmination of 18 months of hard work. The auditorium rang with applause after the vote was final. Voters allocated about $852K for the purchase. The Board of Selectmen and Advisory […]

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How to pay for a new ladder truck

September 28, 2009 10:07:35 AM

The Advisory Committee and the Board of Selectmen don’t always see eye-to-eye on town meeting articles, but in the case of the ladder truck, they’re not too far apart. Both groups support the purchase, the difference lies in how to pay for it. A number of funding sources are being considered to cover the estimated […]

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Get answers about the ladder truck before town meeting

September 22, 2009 11:50:23 AM

We’ve talked quite a bit about the ladder truck here on the blog, but there may be some questions you still want answered, some information you still need before making a decision at town meeting next week. If that’s the case, then plan on attending a public forum sponsored by the Ladder Truck Committee on […]

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Presentation about the ladder truck to air on public access cable

September 16, 2009 12:23:40 PM

If you’re looking to get some background on the issues surrounding the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck — an issue that will take top billing at town meeting later this month — you might want to check out a five-part series I did on the subject earlier this year. (The second post in the […]

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Tough questions about a new ladder truck

August 19, 2009 03:49:29 PM

One of the items you’ll get to vote on at the special town meeting next month is whether to appropriate money for a new ladder truck. The precise amount of money and where the funds would come from are still to be determined, but total cost estimates are in the $900K range. About $350K has […]

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Fay makes contribution to ladder truck fund, but does away with annual PILOT

July 30, 2009 12:12:45 PM

At their meeting on Tuesday night, Selectman Bill Boland announced that Fay School has decided to match St. Mark’s $100,000 donation toward the purchase of a new ladder truck for the town. Great news, right? Yes. And no. Fay will donate $10,000 over the next ten years, all earmarked for the ladder truck. The problem […]

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NECC donates $120K to ladder truck fund

March 24, 2009 06:59:08 AM

Town Administrator Jean Kitchen told me last night that the New England Center for Children donated $120K toward the purchase of a new ladder truck. The donation will be paid out over ten years. Add the NECC donation to the $100K contributed by St. Mark’s and the $100K (ish) raised at the Fire Ball, and […]

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