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Jon Alford
9 years ago

As spring has sprung Southborough has gone ahead and begun some paving projects in the downtown area. Newton St., Latisquama, and School all have gotten or are getting a fresh coat of blacktop. Newton St. was pretty bad in my opinion, but the others seemed okay.
Meanwhile, the Main Street stretch particularly between the Firehouse and Mauros is a mine field! The weight of traffic and the seasons have certainly taken a significant toll over the years. Aside from the abandoned lot at the corner of Newton St. the road itself is the biggest eyesore in the middle of town.
Are there any plans to ‘band-aid’ or even better, repave this road before the downtown project begins in 2017? We are only talking about a few hundred yards here. Not only does it look terrible, it is down right dangerous, especially for those on road bikes.
Hopefully something can be done.

Thanks!

minimom
9 years ago
Reply to  Jon Alford

I agree! It really looks bad and I’ve seen elderly people attempting to cross the street and the heaves in the road really can cause a danger to them.

Emily
9 years ago

Today while driving on rte 9 East I noticed that the flag on the island (near White Bagley rd) is torn. Who is in charge of replacing it?

minimom
9 years ago
Reply to  Emily

Don’t worry…..It will mysteriously be replaced in the middle of the night just before July 4. The winter was probably extra hard on it this year.

minimom
9 years ago
Reply to  Emily

Not sure if you’ll see this “Emily”. but did you happen to notice the nice new flag on the island on july 4th? Love that tradition!

Emily
9 years ago
Reply to  minimom

Awesome! I’m all for mystery and glad it isn’t a committee discussion or an ordeal. I noticed it the other day and so did my kids.

Sara
9 years ago

Anybody in the mood to tinker with an old window air conditioner? We bought it from the previous owners of our house, but it’s been sitting in our garage for 2 years since we never needed it after all. If you feel like giving it a good cleaning it’s yours for free.

Tessa
9 years ago

The Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Youth group will be partnering with the non-profit organization Youthworks to do a service project in Rutland, Vermont this July. There will be approximately eighty youth from all over the country participating in this mission trip. Youth will work to help clean up local parks, and participate in trail beautification. Money raised will help cover the cost of participation in this event and travel to and from this mission project. To that end, there will be a peanut free bake sale and raffle at the Southborough Transfer Station on Saturday June 8 from 10-noon.

Thank you for your support. We are excited for our teens to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others.

KG
9 years ago

I will miss the Eaton Apothecary, which has moved to Milford. There’s a sign on the door and a cell phone number has been posted for customers to call for refills, but the number isn’t working. Their regular number still works, but I had a tough time getting through – constant busy signal. I guess they have their hands full transferring all those prescriptions to other pharmacies. I liked the idea of a neighborhood pharmacy, but alas…

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