Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

It’s time for another open thread. What’s on your mind this week, Southborough?

For those of you new to the blog, the open discussion thread is your place to ask questions, sound off on town issues, or share information with other readers. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Ask questions about programs in town or the town itself
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(Photo of St. Anne’s Church by Beth Melo)

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9 years ago

Big thanks to the Southborough Police for being that calm voice on the phone while we searched for our three year old on Sunday. Officer Rock was on site minutes after we placed the call and helped us give our three year old a bit of advice about playing hide and seek. (She found a really good spot and didn’t want to give it up.) Now all the kids know that the game is over when we start screaming their names.

Emperor's New Clothes
9 years ago

Emperor’s New Clothes June 18, 2014 at 4:53 PM
To: Emperor (Needs) New Clothes
When you created a new alias on this blog, trying to be cute, with your new user name one word away from my unique user name, it actually was confusing to some people. I stated on this blog my reason for not giving my real name, which was due to the vandalism with intent to injure that occurred at my home right after my being a whistleblower against some town cronies. What was your reason for not giving your name? Apparently I struck a chord with you. We are regular citizens, as opposed to these people who have chosen to be in the political arena, volunteer on committees, or work in a public service job. We have the right to hold them accountable for their actions. Everything you’ve said is general in nature. If any facts or circumstances I related on this blog are untrue and not factual in any way, here’s the time for you to be specific. The only ones who know who I am are the ones I exposed, so it’s no wonder you want me to go away! Thank you for mentioning two of the names, but as you know there are several more, including one who disappeared from many committees in town, but I notice is trying to come back now. The town cronies aren’t always trying to “correct problems”, as you say, but unfortunately they have their own agenda to benefit themselves, not the town. Are you insinuating our town belongs to the cronies, and the rest of us can just move “across the border”? Too bad there are way more of us than those like you, so you should keep that in mind when you are working for us regular people. You are right that I need new clothes. The stench of cronyism on me from dealing with them has created such a foul odor that burning the clothes would not suffice. I tried to clean the bottom of my sneakers, but the offensiveness keeps coming back. Not only will I not move out of town as you suggested, but I will be right here playing “whack-a-mole” when the cronies pop up and harm the town again. We do love Southborough!

Mark Ford
9 years ago

What? Please provide links. This is a very odd and inflammatory post, especially from one who values privacy.

9 years ago

Does anyone know if the topic of a dog park has ever been brought up in Southborough? Many of our surrounding towns have them. It might be nice if we had one in town!

9 years ago

Don’t want the Verizon business phone book that just got spread throughout the town?
Call Dexmedia distribution and get taken off their list.
Let them know you don’t want Junk Mail thrown at your house!
Of course they don’t care but it might make you feel better.


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