Biking on Downtown Sidewalks - do the Selectmen care?

Westborough Today - Letters and Comments Written by Webmaster   
Monday, 20 July 2009 22:47

[Received the following from Phil the Barber on 14-July.  Comments? -- Webmaster]

After years of minor accidents in front of my barbershop downtown, a small child got hit by a bicycle. While not seriously injured, it may be a wakeup call for the selectmen to monitor the law of not riding bikes, skateboards etc. on downtown sidewalks.

I have also been winged by a bike, and just last week, I almost got hit again coming out of my shop. Yes, I do look when I come out, but the bikes are going so fast, it sometimes is hard to react. Signs placed in locations in town just do not work. Closer monitoring by the Police Dept. needs to be enacted.

My point to this note is, there would be a major lawsuit against the town if someone were to get hit seriously enough. Thank goodness it has not happened yet.

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Road Closing Notice: South St. Jul 22-24 2009

Westborough Today - Official Notices and Information Written by Webmaster   
Monday, 20 July 2009 10:44

From official town site link titled "South Street Road Work":

South Street will be closed between Denny Street and Baxter Street starting Wednesday,July 22 at 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Thursday July 23 5:00 AM until 5:00 PM. On Friday, July 24 the roadway will be closed 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes.

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Summer Storms and Flooding Hit Westborough (Or is that "Wet-borough?!")

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:53

Did you see or hear about the flooding at Westborough High School during the summer storm on Tuesday July 7?  Wow!  We found the following pic on Twitter, specifically, from http://twitpic.com/photos/ingridtech

 

Westborough Flooding from http://twitpic.com/photos/ingridtech

Then, the NEXT day, there was ANOTHER bout of wild weather that centered in Hopkinton... check out the intensity of THIS storm from Wednesday July 8th:

Weather Map of Jul 8 2009 Summer Storm Hopkinton Microburst from WCVB

Here's a good story over at the Westborough News about what I'll call the "summer storms of '09":

Storms batter Westborough

By Scott O'Connell/STAFF WRITER

Wed Jul 08, 2009, 01:10 PM EDT

 

WESTBOROUGH - Two powerful rainstorms that rolled through the region Tuesday and Wednesday caused some of the worst flooding Westborough has seen in years, town officials said.

The storms, which occurred during the afternoon on both days, pelted the area with heavy rains and hail that had emergency response crews scrambling to come to people’s aid.

Captain Joseph Lawrence of the Westborough Fire Department said that Tuesday’s storm alone prompted 57 calls from around town, from residents dealing with waterlogged basements to motorists stranded on flooded roadways.

“I haven’t seen it this bad in 35 years,” he said. “I’ve never seen flooding like this.”

Though town officials have yet to put together firm numbers, Town Manager Jim Malloy, who surveyed the damage from Tuesday’s storm with Department of Public Works crews, said the cost to the town...

 

READ MORE at the Westborough News...

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Annual July 4th Block Party 2009

Westborough Today - Public Service Announcements Written by Webmaster   
Thursday, 02 July 2009 15:46

Westborough July 4th Planning Committee
Don’t miss out on this year’s
July 4th FAMILY BLOCK PARTY

 

Friday, July 3, from
6:00-10:00 pm

 

*Bring an umbrella, just in case!*


(Rain cancellation, IF ANY, will be determined on-site;
there may be a pause with vendors if rain does occur.)

 

On West Main Street,
from the Rotary to Church St.

COME HELP US CELEBRATE
THE HOLIDAY!!!!!

Major Business Sponsors:

Outback Restaurant
Roche Bros.

Business Sponsors:

E.L Harvey’s
Cumberland Farms
JPs Restaurant & Pub
Ball Financial Services Co
Avidia Bank

Children’s Events

Moon Bounce
Speed Pitch
Sand Art
Hay Rides
Pony Rides
Dog Tag Pictures
Big Daddy Racing Cars
Birthday Chronicles
Air Brush Tattoos

Entertainment by

TAILSPIN
Country Kickers Demo 6:00pm
Magic Show 6:30pm
DJ Music

Food Concessions

Steak Tips from OUTBACK Restaurant
Ice Cream Truck from Juniper Farms
Cotton Candy, Fried Dough, French Fries &
Sausages by Dean’s Concessions
Soft Serve Ice Cream by Frosty’s
Hot Dogs by Balloons All Over ...and MORE
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Wild July Storm

Westborough Today - General Town News Written by Webmaster   
Thursday, 02 July 2009 08:37

[Update: in retrospect, this was nothing compared to the storms we received a few days later - Webmaster]

From WCVB "The Boston Channel", July 2, 2009 9:00 AM

 

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