Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

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What’s on your mind this week, Southborough?

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Arborist
4 years ago

Hi Beth: I was wondering if you or the town officials have heard of the Wi-Fi / cell phone towers( 73 feet tall) purposed to be constructed along the railroad tracks along southville road. There is a lot of news about the project on line, but it doesn’t say anything about Southborough, mostly about the north shore .
Thanks

Arborist
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thanks Beth, according, to The stories I have heard about it on TV and on line, every city and town that has MBTA tracks in them will be getting these poles, The I-Team found out about the plans , most cities and towns never knew about the project, and Sen. Markey is conducting a full review with the FCC,.Time will tell

Forrest Musselman
4 years ago
Reply to  Arborist

I’m surprised they have not heard anything about the project, as the current plan calls for at least 2, 70’+ cell towers along the rail line in Southborough. One by the station, and another about 1/8-1/4 mile past Bridge St.

Here is a helpful link to MBTA’s public update presentation that shows a map of the Worcester line and where poles would go: http://andoverma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2632

MBTA and Deval snuck this by quietly a few years back and now it’s game time, but as the public and abutters across the state caught wind (most props go to the people of Andover), MBTA has had to temporarily shelve this.

Mark Fallon
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

The Boston Glove reported today the Wi-Fi tower project has been cancelled due to the backlash.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/10/controversial-wifi-towers-along-commuter-rail-rejected/uNpaVAkAltIw188cGA51eI/story.html

Chris
4 years ago

Anyone know if our PD cruisers (and FD) are impacted by the carbon monoxide leaking issues being reported? Auburn PD is on the news w/ several officers sickened.

Arborist
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Thanks forest for your link, I think our town officials should act Now and look into this project before it’s too late, So we in southboro don’t get stuck with these eyesores in town.

PML
4 years ago

Does anyone know what happened with First Steps on Oregon Road? My daughter went there and we LOVED it, especially the caring staff. Is the building going to be knocked down?

Fancy
4 years ago

We received our transfer station stickers in the mail and can’t get over how enormous and gaudy they are–more than every before! Not only has the sticker grown in size but it’ll certainly look like an ugly hand-written billboard on my small car–I confess I am waiting until the last possibly moment before I need to add it.
I would really love to see a better solution. What do other towns do for dump permits?

Beth Thomas
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Despite living in town for a while I have never purchased a transfer station sticker but find myself in need of one now. If I purchase one now is it good from date of purchase until NEXT year!

Many thanks in advance –
BT

Beth Thomas
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thank you so much for this information. Very helpful!! I did look on the website but was unsure if I could use it right away. Yea me!

Ron
4 years ago

Did anyone have any details or see any report of the motor vehicle accident on Route 9 Eastbound at Parkerville Road in Southborough about 330 AM today (Monday, 8/7)? Was a life flight transport made? Thanks

Ron
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thanks. :-(
I came upon the accident while all traffic had been stopped Eastbound. About a half hour later a helicopter went overhead in Shrewsbury headed towards UMass.

Any other details available? I’m concerned it might have been a neighbor.

Mary
4 years ago

I was woken up by the loud noise of the helicopter, as were other neighbors. Must have been when it was coming in, looking to land. Thanks for clearing this up! It was driving me crazy.

Mary
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary

That is, the MYSTERY was driving me crazy…

Ron
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thank you

Mary
4 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Thank you!

Chelsea
4 years ago

Estate sale/ Garage Sale

Everything must go!
All brand names, designer labels, mint condition!
North Face, Uggs, Crate and Barrel, Vera Bradley, Coach, Christmas Village, ornaments, all kinds of home goods, Craftman tools, furniture, and lots mores! Come see and name your price!

Saturday August 12th 8am-2pm
Sunday August 13th 8-1pm

28 Ward Road Southborough

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