Southborough in the news

Who here remembers V66? Thanks to a story in the Boston Globe, we get to trip down memory lane in this installment of Southborough in the News — a weekly collection of stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection.

We built this city on V66
“We knew people wanted to see life and culture and other people, not just music videos, so that was the idea. Boys want to see cars and hot girls, girls wanted to see style and clothes. The vibrant community in Boston during that time made it easier.” —Southborough resident and V66 co-founder John Garabedian on what made the Framingham -based music video station a success. Some fans who grew up in the V66 era are producing a documentary to coincide next year with the 25th anniversary of the channel’s debut. (Boston Globe)

They’ve been working on the railroad
“We get a continual stream of complaints concerning shoddy performance,” —State Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick, on the Worcester/Framingham commuter rail line. Linsky, along with ten other lawmakers including Southborough representatives Danielle Gregoire and Carolyn Dykema, called on freight operator CSX Corp. to help fix delays on the line. (Metrowest Daily News)

Reason to smile?
“With your help, I think we can eradicate the oral health crisis in Massachusetts,” —Rep. John W. Scibak, D-South Hadley, on a bill that would require every child in the state to have a dental exam before entering kindergarten. The bill is backed by the Massachusetts Dental Society which is based in Southborough. The Mass Dental Society is based in Southborough? Who knew? (

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