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Town Offices are closed on Monday May 27 for Memorial Day.


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This Week's News

  

(24-MAY-24) On Tuesday, May 21, Boxborough voters went to the polls to fill nine town positions. The only contested race was for one Planning Board seat. According to the Town Clerk's results, incumbent Rebecca Verner received 336 votes and challenger Nathaniel Stuntz received 333 votes. 


Results for uncontested races are as follows: 

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(17-MAY-24) On Thursday, May 30, the Office of Land Use and Permitting will host a public education session about the MBTA Communities Act and what it means for Boxborough. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Town Hall and virtually via Zoom.

  

The event will feature speaker Lily Linke, an MBTA Communities Engagement Manager with the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association...

(24-MAY-24) A draft “Village Center Feasibility Assessment” is now available to the public at https://bit.ly/4bBQ34E and the Town Planner is looking for feedback from the community. 

  

Think the draft plan envisions too much construction? Not enough retail storefronts? Love the walking paths? The town common by the pond? Members of the public are encouraged to review the draft report and fill out a google form, which has both specific multiple-choice questions and opportunities to provide general feedback. 

  

The deadline for feedback to be considered for the final report is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28...

(24-MAY-24) At its meeting on May 20, the Planning Board held a public hearing on an application recently submitted by Stamski & McNary, Inc., on behalf of property owner French Brothers Boxborough, for site plan approval for a three-unit trade shop building at 100 Codman Hill Road.

  

A similar application for 100 Codman Hill Road had been previously submitted to the Planning Board in August 2022; however, the applicant withdrew that application from the Planning Board in December 2023 while they worked through feedback from the Conservation Commission, which also has jurisdiction due to the property’s proximity to Elizabeth Brook and “bordering vegetated wetland.”...

(24-MAY-24) Nomination forms are now available at Town Hall and Sargent Memorial Library for Boxborough’s 2024 Golden Fife Award and Parade Marshal for Fifer’s Day. Completed nomination forms must be returned to boxes at Town Hall or the Library by June 1. 

  

The Golden Fife is awarded to a Boxborough resident who has demonstrated long-term volunteer service to the town. The Parade Marshal is someone who has done something exceptional for the town, but not necessarily long-term or as a volunteer, and does not have to be a resident...

(24-MAY-24) The ABRSD School Committee opened their meeting on May 16 by thanking the communities of Acton and Boxborough for passing the FY2025 school budget. Superintendent Peter Light recognized that “this override was a significant investment in the schools, and it comes with an expectation, that we recognize, of making sure that we’re spending our tax dollars really wisely in support of student achievement.”  

  

The committee heard an update on the junior high school by Principal Jim Marcotte and an update on the high school by principal Joanie Dean...

Community

(24-MAY-24) Boxborough will, once again, have an annual Memorial Day Parade to honor fallen soldiers. The parade will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the corner of Hill Road and Wetherbee Lane. As participants march, they will pause for reflections at North Cemetery, Town Hall, and South Cemetery. 

  

All town veterans are invited to join the parade as Grand Marshals by either marching or riding in a car available for veterans. The Boxborough Minutemen will conduct a musket salute at both cemeteries as the names of fallen soldiers are read...

A Red-Winged Blackbird may be seen on the Boxborough Birders’ Boardwalk Campus walk led by Peter Norton, beginning at 75 Spruce Street, West Acton at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 1. (Photo taken by Peter Norton on the Boardwalk.)

(24-MAY-24) Boxborough Birders invite new and experienced birders to enjoy a late start and short, two-hour walk beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday June 1 at the West Acton Boardwalk.

Steering Committee member Peter Norton will lead the walk through the brook and marsh habitat next to the rebuilt Douglas and Gates schools. Boxborough Birder members and non-members are welcome to meet in the school parking lot, 75 Spruce Street, Acton...

(24-MAY-24) For his Eagle Scout project, Boxborough resident and Acton-Boxborough Regional High School senior Saket Suresh completed the building of a new shed at Flerra Field for the use of Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball and Flerra Summer Playground. 

“I chose the project of building a shed at Flerra Field … because I found it struck a balance of helping the community in a meaningful way, while also challenging my skills,” says Suresh...

(24-MAY-24) The Annual Boxborough Fifer's Day Volleyball Tournament will take place on Saturday June 15 at Flerra Meadows in Boxborough. This year there will, again, be three coed brackets: "Open," "Players," and "Backyard." All brackets will start at 1 p.m.

The Open bracket is intended for teams of "serious" volleyball players who play or compete on a regular basis. The entry fee is $75 per team; a $200 cash prize and trophies will be given to the first place team. ..

(24-MAY-24) FreeBee Market had a wet but highly successful opening day on Saturday, May 18. Neighbors waited patiently under umbrellas for rescued food and free craft supplies. Familiar faces and new ones smiled at each other as they perused the produce and prepared foods. 

The plant tables were especially busy as potential gardeners gathered free vegetable plants to bring home. FreeBee’s “food rescue” markets will continue every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until noon on the side lawn of the UCC Boxborough church at 30 Middle Road...

(24-MAY-24) As a B'nai Mitzvah service project, Maddy and Eila Nelson held a lemonade stand and collection drive on Wednesday, May 22 to support Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury. The stand had homemade lemonade, cookies, and dog toys for sale. The girls raised $650 and also collected leashes, collars, canned dog and cat food, paper towels, and laundry detergent to donate to the shelter.

Memorial Day in Boxborough. On Memorial Day, May 27, please remember all those who gave their lives for our country. “Time will not dim the glory of their deeds." - General of the Armies John J. Pershing

(24-MAY-24) Well, this is the time of year when we had better try to control the weeds or it will be time to, “throw in the trowel.” I can’t tell you the name of every weed, but there are some that are very prevalent in Boxborough, such as garlic mustard.


Here’s what to do: Pull garlic mustard before it goes to seed. It will produce many seeds that remain viable for two years. Try your best to weed as much as you can now, before the heat comes on and they really get going. I suspect this will be a weedy year as it has been so rainy...

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