Recent comments

Want to know what your neighbors are talking about? Here’s a list of the most recent comments on the blog (from newest to oldest).

  • Kathy Cook left a comment on Letter: Town Meeting – We Need To Do Better Anita, Thanks for your thoughts on Town Meeting. Note that the by-law that governs the date of TM (Article 1 - Section 41.1) states that the ATM mee... April 03 12:47
  • Anita Reeder left a comment on Letter: Town Meeting – We Need To Do Better I am a firm believer in Town Meeting and attended religiously when we lived in NH 40 years ago. It was held on a Saturday in early March and the atte... March 29 18:16
  • John Butler left a comment on Annual Town Meeting votes No on budget decrease, Yes on specific increase You report correctly "Fling argued that with property values having gone up quite a bit over the past few years, ther... March 27 09:47
  • Kelly Roney left a comment on SPD asks residents to report unregistered solicitors offering massages A reminder: people who go door to door for politics or religion are protected by the First Amendment and are specifically exempted by our bylaw from r... March 26 10:12
  • Tim Martel left a comment on Letter: Town Meeting – We Need To Do Better Attendance at Town Meeting is a right and a privilege for all registered voters in Town. You cannot force people to attend. You can beg, plead, cajo... March 26 08:38
  • Beth Melo left a comment on Letter: Town Meeting – We Need To Do Better I agree it's a serous issue and was also dismayed by the turnout.   I know attendance has fluctuated based on what is on the Warrant. (I li... March 25 14:26
  • Kathy Cook left a comment on Annual Town Meeting recap Beth, I add my congratulations on the PT award to those of Meme and Eileen. I know how much work you do from your Friends of the Library post. Now ... March 25 13:14
  • eileen samberg left a comment on Annual Town Meeting recap Yes, so very well deserved!... March 24 20:19
  • Meme Luttrell left a comment on Annual Town Meeting recap Congratulations Beth on being the recipient of the Peggy Tuttle award!!!! Thank you for all you do for the Southborough Library and also thank you fo... March 24 12:34
  • Al Hamilton left a comment on Advisory’s report for Town Meeting and the FY25 Budget We should be grateful both the Advisory and Capital Planning committees. They both do the heavy lifting in vetting our budgets and plans. A few observ... March 20 09:04
  • Al Hamilton left a comment on Events this week (Updated) About 2 months ago the Select Board moved the date of the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) to March 23 to avoid a conflict with Easter Weekend. Unfortunately... March 17 09:39
  • John Kendall left a comment on Business Roundup: Fitzgerald’s and Nan’s Kitchen in the news A dramatic change due to new management. Fitzy’s looks fantastic now... March 11 22:17
  • Carl Guyer left a comment on Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, March 23 (Updated) Just a reminder. If you are going to Town Meeting with the intent of ensuring the Southborough's residential tax payers will be asked to pay a real e... March 11 09:30
  • Alan Belniak left a comment on Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, March 23 (Updated) "Officials are openly hoping that Kindergroup reconsiders moving it (or that rain forces the event to be pushed to the following weekend.)" - March 08 21:09
  • Mike Pojani left a comment on Complete the 2024 Town survey by March 8th Al I understand your concerns about adding taxpayers dollars to provide the updates the police and fire dispatch require. But given the present fiasco... March 01 12:51
  • Kathy Cook left a comment on 5th-8th graders can learn from Women in STEM Beth thanks for posting this. One of the longtime organizers of this event, Martha Michalewich, works with me so I have quite a bit of inside info. I... February 29 12:24
  • Mike Pojani left a comment on Complete the 2024 Town survey by March 8th Al all my facts are received from past and present first responders! Time and time again it has been a big mistake. Towns in this state are getting du... February 27 11:13
  • Marlon Trujillo left a comment on Robotics Open House at St. Mark’s — Wednesday 🥳🥳🥳... February 27 10:00
  • Mike Pojani left a comment on Complete the 2024 Town survey by March 8th Here we go again town officials totally ignoring the citizens wishes and vote from last town meeting. You honestly think that by taking the bait from ... February 24 07:52
  • Kelly Roney left a comment on Southborough Democratic Caucus – Feb 29 (Updated) Thank you for posting this, Beth. I expect the caucus not to take until 8:30, so it shouldn't be a 3-hour meeting! The Southborough Democratic Town C... February 21 19:28
  • Kelly Roney left a comment on MBTA Zoning Update Not really on the main points of this item, but isn't the Cordaville Triangle beautiful? Some people caught a lot of flak in its creation, but they we... February 21 19:12
  • Carl Guyer left a comment on Letter: Wasted Time, Wasted Effort If anyone has noticed, the Chairman of the Southborough Advisory Committee has put forward here a split rate proposal that has to be the most bizarre ... February 18 09:35
  • Beth Melo left a comment on SOLF Presents: Bluebird of Happiness Reader Bill Harrington shared a comment on this post that I'm passing along with his photo:
    Speaking of bluebirds.
    February 16 14:39
  • David Parry left a comment on MBTA Zoning Update I am surprised there have been no comments about the issue of "compliance" with the MBTA Communities Act, which is intended to produce multi-family ho... February 16 10:56
  • JACK BARRON left a comment on Neary Building Committee Update I was in a meeting last week with senate President Karen Spilka and she was telling our group that Bay State Community college wants to expand their E... February 12 20:26
  • Carl Guyer left a comment on Annual Town Meeting: Citizen’s Petition on CPA The town was enticed to establish the CPA program with a dollar for dollar matching fund offered to the town by the state legislature. Seemed like a ... February 12 08:56
  • Robert Heavey left a comment on MBTA Zoning Update HOUSING WITH NEW HIKING TRAILS - The writer of the first comment ( Eileen Samburg) refers to the important Town report, titled "Open Space and Recreat... February 09 11:23
  • John Kendall left a comment on Annual Town Meeting: Citizen’s Petition on CPA I’m all for raising the bar to 2/3. I was against funding St. Mark’s clock tower restoration. I’m a member of St. Matthew’s parish. We put on ... February 08 12:31
  • Betsy Davie left a comment on The Secret Lives of Teens & Tweens – March 6 This looks like a great event! Just a note, it is one month from the date of posting, not one week.... February 07 11:03
  • Al Hamilton left a comment on Letter: Westborough Abandons Superfund Site as 911 Dispatch Center As many will recall, I opposed the prior regional dispatch proposal. However, as I made it clear when I ran for the Select Board I am not in principle... February 06 12:10
  • David Parry left a comment on Letter: Westborough Abandons Superfund Site as 911 Dispatch Center Totally agree with comments above, by John Butler and Mike Pojani. One question: Why did we build such a large, expensive new public safety bui... February 05 10:11
  • Mike Pojani left a comment on Letter: Westborough Abandons Superfund Site as 911 Dispatch Center Thank you John for stating the hard facts on this issue! At the town meeting I spoke of the proposed site knowing the real story on the contamination ... February 05 09:11
  • Sally Watters left a comment on Art on the Trails 2024 I want to point out that the trails at Beals Preserve are open from dawn to dusk, not from dusk to dawn as stated in the article.... February 05 08:19
  • eileen samberg left a comment on MBTA Zoning Update Just to remind people, here is the link to the 2019 open space plan which was referenced a few articles back on this topic -- the list of properties i... February 01 11:27
  • Michael Nordstrom left a comment on Letter: Wasted Time, Wasted Effort I think a key motivating factor for the tax setup is to ensure our commercial environment is competitive. As you can see when driving around town, it... January 23 09:10
  • Al Hamilton left a comment on Letter: Wasted Time, Wasted Effort Carl As you correctly point out, Town Meeting determines the total amount to be raised by the real estate tax. I believe they do so with the full exp... January 22 17:31
  • JACK BARRON left a comment on MBTA Communities Update (Updated) Many towns in the Commonwealth are fighting this state edict which many believe goes against the rights of Towns and Cities to control their own zonin... January 10 21:08
  • Anne Jones left a comment on SOLF Presents: Invasive Japanese Knotwood I'm not sure which of the many plants in the photos is Japanese knotwood. Could someone please clarify this? Anne Jones... January 10 10:23
  • Carl Guyer left a comment on SOLF Presents: Invasive Japanese Knotwood "Many stories have a villain." In this case it is the feral Primates. The invasive species from Hell.... January 09 19:26
  • Lisa Braccio left a comment on Obituary: Rose J. (Salvati) Walker, 94 My deepest condolences to Rose's Family. I enjoyed every conversation we ever had. She had a life well lived and will be missed.... January 04 08:47
  • Bridget Gilleney left a comment on Rotary celebrates Gilleney & Kolk for service to Southborough Thank you for honoring me at the Rotary Club event last month. As a public servant of the Town of Southborough, it is my pleasure to serve the won... January 03 16:28
  • Jeff Rudd left a comment on The week in government (Updated) Ok Beth. I will just never comment on anything again. Apparently whatever I have to say is wrong in your mind. Way to run a blog.... January 02 14:10
  • Jeff Rudd left a comment on The week in government (Updated) Why does the planning board keep having meetings in the afternoon on a workday? No other board does this. Do they not want public input anymore.... January 02 11:12
  • Brian Beauvais left a comment on Rotary celebrates Gilleney & Kolk for service to Southborough Thanks for all you do in town Rotary!... December 31 00:45
  • Jim Foley left a comment on Rotary celebrates Gilleney & Kolk for service to Southborough I am so pleased to see Bridget being recognized for her service. Sure she does a great job at our transfer station and most will recognize her friendl... December 30 08:17
  • Paul Cimino left a comment on Rotary celebrates Gilleney & Kolk for service to Southborough Make that 2 upvotes for Bridget. Above and beyond at all times.... December 29 17:30
  • John Kendall left a comment on Rotary celebrates Gilleney & Kolk for service to Southborough I don’t know Herb Kolk, but I thank him for his service to town. Bridget….ive known her since she started working for the town. One of the most wo... December 29 10:30
  • Mary Piekarz left a comment on On the market this week in Southborough New Southborough Listing 12/29 164 Woodland Rd - 4 bed/3.5 bath Colonial $1,050,000 For more information 164Woodland.com... December 29 10:29
  • John Kendall left a comment on Retiree plan promises might have been “too good to be true” As a town retiree, I wasn’t for Aetna from the beginning. Like I said at a meeting: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Now I’m... December 21 16:36
  • David Parry left a comment on Update on 120 Turnpike Road 40B Damage to Breakneck Hill Park and possible remedy. Readers please note the NEW and accurate statements in the news article above. I previously wro... December 20 12:09
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