Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

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

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Kevin
6 years ago

Can anyone recommend a local company for interior painting? Thanks in advance.

Mike
6 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

We use a guy over Marlboro that does a fantastic job at a fair price if you want his name and number send me an email at mikefuce@juno.com

Painting
6 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

Calvin Coleman 603-235-7172

Barb M
6 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

Kevin,
I used Kelly’s property Services, LLc for both a new roof and interior painting–mostly ceilings. I can’t tell you whether I got the best deal with them because I didn’t do multiple estimates. I can tell you I was pleased with their work. They came when they said they would; each job took 2 days; and they cleaned up afterwards. When I had a question they responded to my concerns immediately.

Carl Guyer
6 years ago

Just reminder the annual Earth Day Clean Up is taking place at the DPW office in Southborough. As we like to say, things are “picking up” in Southborough. Lets keep it clean…..

Sue
6 years ago

There is a very large dead tree on what appears to be abandoned property on Main Street, a couple houses from Sears Rd, north side of the street. The tree has dropped large branches and may pose a danger for people passing by. Does the town have the right and ability to take the tree down safely?

Devon
6 years ago

Does anyone know why there is a toolbox locked up to a tree in Beals Preserve? It’s up in the Lone Wolf trail.

Carl Guyer
6 years ago
Reply to  Devon

Hello, the toolbox was being used by the survey of the local amphibians and snakes by the SOLF folks. I was part of this survey for the past two years. It did not continue this year but I am unable to tell you why. It is not that I won’t tell you, I just don’t know…:-). The toolbox and other equipment is still at the site.

Devon
6 years ago
Reply to  Carl Guyer

Thanks for letting me know! Glad it’s nothing more sinister. :)

Patricia
6 years ago

I thought dog walking was allowed at Beals Preserve. Solf.org says it is one of the activities allowed. But, there are two very prominent no dog signs at the parking lot on Chestnut Hill Road. Can I walk my dog at Beals Preserve?

Devon
6 years ago
Reply to  Patricia

That sign is specific to chestnut hill. Dogs are allowed at Beals.

Patricia
6 years ago
Reply to  Devon

Thank you Devon and Beth. I guess I was looking at Chestnut Hill, not the Beals land. i did not realize there is a difference.

Walk the dog
6 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Why are dogs not allowed at Chestnut Hill Farm?

Kristen P
6 years ago
Reply to  Walk the dog

I was told it was part of the conservation restriction with the town. Not sure if that is accurate or not.

Downtown Resident
6 years ago

Until just now I had no idea that everything posted on mysouthborough is also posted on Facebook. Do other people realize this? Although I know that mysouthborough is an internet blog open to anyone worldwide, I somehow felt that very few people outside of our community would bother to look us up. But fb definitely has a huger audience. I’m not sure how I feel about it. Does anyone have an opinion? (what am I asking, this is Southborough, of course there are opinions out there, lol)

Downtown Resident
6 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thank you for the clarification. I saw comments there and thought that they were the same comments that are posted here.

Sara
6 years ago

There is an adorable family of geese (including babies) that is living in Southborough near the 85/route 9 westbound exit. Please look out for them as you drive down 85 and come on and off the route 9 exit. I see them daily and worry about their safety. Thank you!

Mom23
6 years ago
Reply to  Sara

There is also a Mama fox and 5-6 beautiful babies on Latisquama Road. There are bright yellow posted signs to drive carefully but I doubt they are even read. Please be careful in that area as well. I know a few years ago one of the babies was hit by a car. This is Southborough and the wildlife is abundant. They are important too so please drive carefully and watch for these creatures.

Devon
6 years ago
Reply to  Mom23

I saw one run into the middle of Rt. 9 to grab some roadkill and then run off. Definitely keep your eye out so they don’t get hit!

resident
6 years ago

Why is it when you call anyone at the Treasurer’s Office in the Townhouse, you never reach any of them? I forever get voicemail after voicemail when I call. It is so irritating! Don’t these people know that they are there to work for the townspeople and should answer their phones!

RB
6 years ago
Reply to  resident

“these people”?? WOW – oh, yeah, you mean the second-class town employee types that can’t get a job anywhere else “these people”?

My personal experience is that when I have called they have answered most times. Heck, even Brian himself has answered the phone when I have called. And often when I go to the Town Hall, they have at least one person at the counter (not always, but very frequently),or are on the phone assisting another person, so I understand why they can’t always be at your beck and call.

I am just happy you don’t get one of those endless phone prompt things that takes 15 minutes before you get to a person’s voice mail, or a person with a very thick and difficult to understand accent!

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