Participation in government is on the decline. What can we do to turn it around?

When it comes to public participation in town government, recent numbers paint a grim picture. A mere 184 residents attended Town Meeting in April. Town elections featured not a single contested race, and only 5.5% of registered voters went to the polls despite the draw of two historic ballot measures. Currently there are 26 vacancies on town boards and committees, with some unable to meet because they do not have a quorum. Read the full article → from Participation in government is on the decline. What can we do to turn it around?

Sunday’s road race nets $8K for Boston Marathon bombing victims (with PHOTOS)

A couple hundred runners and walkers pounded the pavement in Southborough on Sunday to help raise more than $8K for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The 5K race, which started and ended at Trottier Middle School, was organized by Southborough-owned FitStudio 28, with help from the Southborough Recreation Department and other local businesses. Read the full article → from Sunday’s road race nets $8K for Boston Marathon bombing victims (with PHOTOS)

Southborough Rotary wine and music event to raise money for senior housing improvements – Friday, June 14

Sip wine, nibble on homemade desserts, listen to music, and do it all for a good cause at Southborough Rotary’s Wine Down benefit on Friday. The event, to be held at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, will raise money to buy a new generator for Southborough’s Colonial Gardens senior housing community. The event starts at 6:30 pm, and all are invited. Read the full article → from Southborough Rotary wine and music event to raise money for senior housing improvements – Friday, June 14

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