As the author of Southborough’s original hometown news site*, Linda Hubley has always been an inspiration to me. Turns out, I’m not alone. In a Statehouse ceremony later this month, Linda will be honored as an Unsung Heroine by the Commission on the Status of Women.
Linda is one of 88 Massachusetts women who will receive the annual honor, which recognizes those who work behind the scenes to enrich the lives of others. They can be mentors, volunteers, and innovators, says the commission.
Here’s what the commission has to say about Linda and her work on behalf of our community:
Linda has dedicated her life to her community, and in particular, conservation. In 1981, Linda was the first state park supervisor, overseeing many state parks over the years. She has also taught environmental education at local afterschool programs. Linda has served on the Recreation Facilities committee, Conservation Commission, Road Safety Committee, and co-chaired and started Sudbury River Watershed Organization. In addition, she has also been involved with addressing the destructive Asian long horned beetle infestation in greater Worcester. As an active member of her community, Linda was also co-chair of the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness committee and helped write the animal disaster plan for the town as well as serving as an assistant H-4 horse club leader. Linda is also the proprietor of the first internet news source for the town, providing local reporting and local town issues.
Please join me in congratulating Linda on this much-deserved honor!
(Photo: Linda Hubley, contributed)
*Updated (4/5/21 12:15 pm): I removed the embedded link to Linda Hubley’s former website Southborough News. (The southboroughnews.com domain was bought out by another entity years ago and replaced by a generic marketing website.) You can read more about Southborough News here.
Congratulations Linda!!! The recognition is well deserved and long over due.
That’s outstanding, congratulations Linda!
Congratulations Linda. A tremendous award for an outstanding dedicated young lady.
Congratulations Linda. You make Southborough proud!
Congrats!!! Very well deserved!!
I agree Lisa B…very well deserved.
Congratulations Linda!!!! Quite the honor and very well deserved. Thank you for all you do.
I’m proud to know Linda and thrilled for this accomplishment. Way to go Linda…”I’m ready for my close up”
How wonderful to see someone being recognized officially who contributes so much time for the common good! She’s not just doing this in her spare time! Thank you Linda!
Thank you everyone. It has been a dilemma for me how to put any press release out on the Southborough News, but I guess Susan has broken the ice. I’ve been very humbled by the award. It came out of the blue and I wasn’t expecting it. I thank those that nominated me and everyone that I’ve touched. I’ve met many people over the years of volunteering at the schools, scouts, 4-H, community events, committees, doing stories and photos for my website etc. and thank you all for being generous of your time and friendship. Thanks Susan, guess that means at some point I’ll have to post it on my site.
Congratulations Linda. Well deserved!
You’ve always amazed me with your humble attitude yet marvelous accomplishments!
Way to go girl– Keep up the good work.
Congratulations, Linda! You truly give of yourself. I’m glad you are getting recognized for all your accomplishments!
Working with you at the polls and from other contact we’ve had, I know first hand what a dedicated environmentalist you are! This award is well-deserved and I know your family is very proud of you, as I am sure all who know you are as well, me being one of them!
Congratulations Linda! You certainly give 110% in whatever you do, and you are rightfully recognized for your many contributions to the community!
Linda, Saint Matthew Church is proud of your work in the Parish and Community. You are a wonderful role model. Keep up the good work.
Congratulations, Linda! You are a gift to our community. Thank you for all that you do and for being an inspiration to myself and others. Your honor is well deserved, I’m so happy for you!
Linda, Congratulations for your achivements and dedication to the community and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thank you for your service and keep up the good work.
Linda, you are a true representative of what an involved and generous member of our Southborough community citizen is. As with many people like you, who are very giving,
you do so quietly and with dignity. Thank you for all you do for us. I can’t think of anyone
more dissevering of this distinguished honor.
Please accept my congratulations to your family for supporting you in your endeavors.
Thanks for all that you do.
Congrats from the Kendall family! Peter Phaneuf description was eloquent and spot on!
Congratulations Linda. You are proof that public service is a noble calling.
Warm congratulations and well deserved, Linda!
Congratulations Linda! Your tireless service to the community is well worth recognizing. Looking forward to the ceremony!
Thank you, Linda, for all that you do here in Southborough, with a special nod from the Cub Scouts. Congratulations on the award and recognition.
The ceremony was yesterday. More info here.