Southborough in the news

Believe it or not, the movie is not the only thing in town the press is paying attention to. The local media has been chock-full of Southborough stories lately, and I’m way behind in bringing you the headlines. Without further ado, here they are.

Shrinking budgets, smaller homes (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) “In the past, our homes have been anywhere from 3,400 to 3,800 square feet. We just started a new division that is 2,100 to 2,600 square feet. There is not nearly as much wasted space.” —Kevin Giblin president of Brendon Homes in Southborough.

GM dealers await fate (Worcester Telegram & Gazette) “I can only imagine what those other dealers and their employees are going through. It comes as a total shock, I’d imagine.” —Peter Caliendo, executive manager of Long Cadillac-Hummer-Saab on Route 9, on the announcement that GM will close dealerships. Caliendo’s dealership will reportedly stay open.

The latest shape in fitness workouts – ‘boot camps’ at dawn (Boston Globe) “I thought I was going to die the first day.” —Southborough resident Sally Murphy on early morning fitness boot camps run by NRG BAR Fitness, a Southborough-based business.

Honoring Southborough woman’s efforts to help the troops (Metrowest Daily News) “I think sometimes patriotism seems to ebb and flow. We need people to keep the soldiers in our hearts and minds. People like Lisa are doing that.” —State Rep. Danielle Gregoire on Southborough resident Lisa Braccio who was honored recently with an unsung heroine award.

House of Representatives vote to support New England Center for Children (Community Advocate) “With the number of children with autism in this country growing every day, it is extraordinarily necessary for our school districts to have the tools to educate children with spectrum disorders. This amendment supports the NECC in its eff orts to equip local school districts and families of children with those invaluable tools.” —State Rep. Danielle Gregoire.

Clash over cash lingers ( “There has been nothing presented to us that shows any reason why the regional agreement should not be used.” —Selectman Bill Boland on the Algonquin debt assessment issue.

Southborough man hopes FID bill will exempt him from jury duty (Metrowest Daily News) “They think I’m a good enough citizen for jury duty. But I can’t have a weapon to defend myself.” —Southborough resident Anthony Liccardi Jr. on legislation he is pushing that would exempt from jury duty people who have been denied the right to possess weapons.

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