Southborough in the news

It’s all about new businesses, biceps, and the power of listening in this installment of Southborough in the News, a (mostly) weekly collection of stories in the local media with a Southborough connection.

Algonquin, meet your new principal
“I want to be a good listener. I think it’s especially important in the first year. I want to get to know the people here, and get to know the traditions and history of the school. I will do a lot of listening in the beginning to get up to speed. I also want to establish trust with people.” —Algonquin’s new principal Tom Mead on the qualities he brings to the job. (Metrowest Daily News)

Forget health care reform, let’s talk biceps
“Toned arms are a major priority for women. I think Michelle Obama is making women really take notice even more than before.” —Mike Walsh, general manager at BodyScapes Fitness in Brookline and Southboro, in a hard-hitting piece on the impact the First Lady is having on the women of this country. (Boston Herald)

Coffee-on-the-go from a familiar face
“I love television and still freelance, but the business is changing and I was looking for something new,” —Southborough native and NECN freelance reporter Kristen Caira on the drive-up coffee stand she and her husband recently opened in Plymouth. A drive-up coffee stand. Why doesn’t Southborough have something like that? (

Money management matters
“The reality is that the investment rules for creating income are vastly different from just growing your money. When people are looking at retirements that last 30, 40, and even 50 years we need to know how best to create sustainable income – that can really last that long.” —Financial advisor and Southborough resident Peter G. Martin, who along with Scooch Giagiari of Ashland, recently opened a new financial planning office in Southborough. (Wicked Local Southborough)

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