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.