Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

I’m powering down to spend time with my family today. So. . .

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southsider
9 years ago

Saw an article in Boston Globe the other day that showed that Southborough’s average property tax bill had risen about 9% since 2009.
Article went on to say that the state’s median increase across all cities and towns during that time was about 13.5%.

Frank Crowell
9 years ago

Wow – this is wonderful news. How did we rank in average property taxes paid? My wild guess is we do not rank below average in that category.

southsider
9 years ago
Reply to  Frank Crowell

No information provided on dollars; only percent change over time.
Globe runs a graph with an interesting stat each week in the Globe West section that they publish. Always interested to see how we stack up against dozens of other towns and state average which is usually provided.

John Kendall
9 years ago

Was anyone aware that Eaton Apothecary on Cordaville Road was closing? I went to fill a prescription this morning (the phone line was constantly busy) and there was a sign on the door. They closed Saturday afternoon and moved their operation to Milford. I liked the small town drug store feel when they first opened, but the really expanded their commercial drug business. Too bad really. If anyone else is as surprised as I was, you can call 774-426-3200 and they will assist you with transferring your prescriptions.

Chris
9 years ago

re: Eaton Apothecary, thanks for the heads up, yes this is news to me, I just transferred my prescriptions from Rite Aid, looks like I have to do it all again.

LH
9 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Southborough Medical was awesome! I called them up, told them that Eaton had left me high and dry, and they took care of all the transferring of prescriptions. Thank you to Mysouthborough.com for letting me know there was an issue. I am on the cape and had no idea. And finally Eaton, leaving without any warning was a stinky move! I will never rely on Eaton again. I also know that Eaton couldn’t care less.

John Kendall
9 years ago
Reply to  LH

I read this response by Eaton in today’s MetroWest Daily News. You bet the don’t care!

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x853693762/Eaton-Apothecary-shutters-doors-at-Southborough-location

I did call them because I needed an important refill on a prescription that I had there. The man who answered the phone was very apologetic that customers weren’t notified. My refill was delivered to my door 2 hours later. I am still shocked at how they just locked the door without saying goodbye.

Greg
9 years ago

Anyone know what the stone/brick structure is that’s being built in the middle of the intersection of 85 and Framingham Road? Just saw it starting to appear yesterday.

Club Member
9 years ago
Reply to  Greg

The DPW is creating a low planting bed to be planted by the Southborough Gardeners with flowering bulbs, low perennials and low annuals. The goal of the project, funded by the club, is to improve the appearance of the northern entrance to the Town.

Miz Blossom
9 years ago

Would it be too much to ask that yardsalers, posters of lost pet notices, etc. would take down their trash in a timely manner. They are up all over town, stapled to public property in a vandalizing manner, and never taken down after the event. Several on the corner of Fitzgeralds store (telephone pole) are so old they cannot even be read. I don’t think the DPW should be responsible for these lazy households, but the signs mostly have addresses and or telephone numbers, so we know who they are. I remove them when I am walking. but how about some personal responsibility?? If I wasn’t afraid of a stalking complaint, I’d be happy to contact them and politely ask them to remove what they put up..

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