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12 years ago

What’s up with these dreadfully low water levels all over town? When will the water be restored to former levels? How much is this project impacting wildlife? This project seems to be taking forever.

John Kendall
12 years ago
Reply to  southsider

It’s all part of dam and gate repairs down stream in Framingham. I guess the upside for Southborough is that I did contact the MWRA and they had DCR crews pull the trashcans and other junk out of the reservior on Marlborough Road. I understand that the repairs were scheduled to be completed in early summer and then the reservoir system will be allowed to refill.

Tim Martel
12 years ago
Reply to  John Kendall

There is also work being done on the dam at the corner of Deerpath and 30.

Kelly Roney
12 years ago
Reply to  Tim Martel

I passed there today and wondered when it would show up here. Lo and behold, your comment was there already. I’ve been meaning to walk by and get some snapshots of this (hopefully) rare activity.

This refurbishment is a good idea. That dam has been showing signs of wear and tear for a decade.

Frank Crowell
12 years ago
Reply to  John Kendall

Mr Kendall – thanks for making that phone call.

12 years ago
Reply to  southsider

This press release from the MWRA says work will be completed in June, and that’s when waters levels will be restored. So it doesn’t seem to going later than planned yet:

Kevin Donfield
12 years ago

Why is it that the town asked anyone with storm damage to send pictures of the damage so they could try to get national aid? When the aid came, none if it was given to the people that sent pictures and reports to substantiate the damage. They, like we, had to pay for our own cleanup? Just curious.

12 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Donfield

Is this from the 2009 storm?

12 years ago

I have read recently in the police logs where there are a number of entries which site a lack of staffing on police shifts. One case described just two officers working a night shift. Does anyone know if this is a temporary problem?

John Kendall
12 years ago
Reply to  SoboDad

It’s not just a problem, it’s a reality that has existed for years. The recommendations of the Public Safety study that was done years ago have yet to come to fruition. There have been improvements in police and fire, but the Town hasn’t completed all of the recommendations.

Chuck D
12 years ago

Why is it that large trucks, up to and including semis, are still using School St? It’s a truck restricted road. There is no indication on either sign at each end of the street that local deliveries are excepted. I just saw a semi from Performance Food Group go down today, presumably to deliver to St. Mark’s. If that’s the case, they should be using the front entrance.

12 years ago

I noticed the truck exclusion signs are now up on Gilmore Road. A big thank you to the residents who worked so hard to help bring this about!

Bonnie Phaneuf
12 years ago

You are correct, residents are to contact the Police Chief with such concerns and
the Board of Selectmen if they feel it necessary.

12 years ago

There are large flashing signs on Southville Rd near the Rt 85 intersection warning that “Construction on Rt 85 begins Jun 1”. Does anyone know where on 85 and/or how extensive a project this will be?

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