Week In Review: January 16 - January 22
In case you missed it, here's a rundown on just a couple of stories that ran on Foxborough Patch last week.
Last week marked the official launch of Foxborough Patch. Town Manager, Kevin Paicos, fielded a number of questions to kick off our launch. Paicos answered questions regarding the budget, healthcare reform, and the ongoing renovation projects in town.
The New England Patriots were surprisingly defeated by the New York Jets last Sunday leaving many businesses in Foxborough disappointed. Mark Jeffery, General Manager of the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at Patriot Place, told Patch that he was looking forward to the prospect of hosting another home game because of the extra revenue boost that the games provide for business.
Patch visited Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts, located on Chestnut Street, where executive director, Carla Carey, was gracious in giving us a tour of their 5 studio art rooms. Carey discussed working with the community of Foxborough and the importance of teaching a curriculum based art program.
This week was rough for Warrior sports. Due to another dose of wintry weather Tuesday afternoon, both varsity basketball games were rescheduled to Wednesday night. The girls and boys varsity basketball teams took on King Phillip. The girls came out victorious while the boys did not fare so well, losing 78-44.
On Saturday night, both varsity basketball teams came up short against Oliver Ames. The boys lost to OA with a final score of 78-54 and the girls fell short, losing 69-60.
The boys' ice hockey team played Wednesday night at the Foxboro Sports Center, but came up short, losing to King Philip, 7-1. Greg Stamatov scored the lone goal for Foxborough.
Our columnists wrote about fun and local winter activities this week. Melissa McCormack, kicked off the Monday holiday with a trip to Winter Skate at Patriot Place. Heather Kempskie discussed how to enjoy a safe and fun day of sledding.
The major local story this week broke on Friday when yet another winter snow storm came barreling into the area. Foxborough Public Schools were canceled followed by all after school activities and sports. The snow made for a messy morning commute where a small number of minor injuries were reported. Just as the snow moved out on Friday afternoon, bitter cold temperatures moved in.
This Saturday, "Where in Foxborough," premiered, which is a weekly contest to see who can figure out first what building in Foxborough is pictured.
Patch wants to lend a hand to our local fire and highway departments by helping to shovel out any snow buried fire hydrants. If you send in a picture, or call to let us know where you are working, we will personally deliver you a hot coffee and doughnut.