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Next Week at Town Hall


On Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Select Board will meet at Town Hall and via Zoom.  Among other items, they will conduct Fire Chief interviews.


Click here for a list of all agendas for the upcoming week, including Zoom links.


Visit boxborough-ma.gov for other calendar and agenda items.

This Week's News


(7-JUN-24) At the June 6 ABRSD School Committee meeting, Superintendent Peter Light announced that Blanchard Elementary School Principal Dana Labb has accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent for Harvard Public Schools and will leave the district at the end of the school year. 

  

Superintendent Light explained that “at this point in the school year, we’re well outside the window where we would be able to hire a permanent principal… so we are likely looking at an interim principal.” Superintendent Light is working with Blanchard staff on next steps and expects to reach out to the Blanchard community with an update next week...

(7-JUN-24) On Monday, June 3, Town Clerk and Board of Registrars Chair Rebecca Harris called to order a meeting of the Boxborough Board of Registrars regarding the recount petition submitted by Nathaniel “Than” Stuntz for a recount of votes in the Planning Board race. 

All Registrars present voted in favor of setting the recount date at Friday, June 14, at 3 p.m. in the Grange Room at Town Hall, 29 Middle Road...

  

(7-JUN-24) On Thursday, May 30, Town Planner Alec Wade opened the first of the 2024 Boxborough Summer Forum Series, a public information session about the MBTA Communities Act with Lily Linke, the MBTA Communities Engagement Manager at Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), a nonprofit housing advocacy organization.

  

Wade opened the meeting and gave some details about how he is preparing Boxborough to address the MBTA Communities Act by engaging with the public to “develop a district that best meets the character and feel of Boxborough.”...

(7-JUN-24) At its meeting on June 3, the Planning Board heard and approved a proposal by Mark Lombardo of Lombardo Loam and Gravel Co. Inc at 1160 Liberty Square Road for a fence as required by a condition of a 2018 Site Plan Approval Decision.  

  

The 2018 Decision requires a fence “prior to use of material screener at the property” and instructs the applicant to “work with the Planning Board to finalize the details of the fence location and material and the screening plantings…”...

Community

56th Annual Fifers Day.pdf

(7-JUN-24) The Boxborough Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee (PCCC) and the Boxborough Minutemen Company invite the community to participate in the 56th annual Fifer’s Day Parade on Saturday, June 15. 

  

Town boards and committees, local organizations and businesses, and groups of friends and neighbors are encouraged to walk, ride, or drive in this year’s parade...

(7-JUN-24) Boxborough will gather to celebrate the 56th Annual Fifer’s Day at Flerra Meadows next Saturday, June 15. The festivities include a road race, a parade, a volleyball tournament, and an old-fashioned fair with food, music, and booths. The event is jointly sponsored by the Boxborough District Minutemen Company and the Town of Boxborough's Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee. Here’s what to expect:

Road Race ... Parade ... Volleyball Tournament ... Fair...

(7-JUN-24) Twenty-one smiling participants enjoyed a free Tai Chi class under bright and sunny skies on the Sargent Memorial Library lawn on Saturday, June 1. 

  

The class was the first in a three-part series of introductory movement classes for all ages sponsored by the Boxborough Well-Being Committee in partnership with the Sargent Memorial Library...

A Scarlet Tanager may be seen on the 7 a.m., June 15 Boxborough Birders walk at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard. (Photo by Alyssa Russell)

(7-JUN-24) Boxborough Birders welcome experienced and new birders to meet at Fruitlands Museum at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 15, for a two-mile walk on trails through meadows and woods to look for migrants and resident species of birds.

  

Birders should park just inside the museum entrance at 102 Prospect Road, Harvard...

(7-JUN-24) The Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Science Olympiad Team placed 5th in the National Tournament held at Michigan State University on May 24-25. 

  

According to their website, Science Olympiad is the premier team STEM competition in the nation, providing standards-based challenges to 6,300 teams at 425 tournaments in all 50 states.” ...

(7-JUN-24) Message from the Well-Being Committee: June is a busy month for Boxborough with several chances to get together with your neighbors. Learn some new moves on Saturday mornings at the Library with the free movement series sponsored by the Well-Being Committee. These introductory lessons in Tai Chi, Bollywood Dance, and Zumba are meant to be fun and open to the whole family. Register for the remaining movement classes at the library at https://tinyurl.com/BXMovement. And of course, June 15th is Fifer’s Day, our community celebration full of food, games and fun for all...

(7-JUN-24) Gardening in containers is fun and easy. If you want to try your hand at it, here are a few tips.

  

Buy weatherproof containers as they are lightweight and can be left outside all winter. If you use pottery you will have to bring them in as they will crack in the cold. Put plastic bottles in the bottom of the containers to reduce the amount of soil you will need. Use a good potting mix. Containers can be placed on steps, porches, decks, entryways, and even in your garden to fill empty spots...

Outside the Box

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