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5 Things: National Grid Warns Customers About Recent Phone Scam; Planning Board Public Hearing & More

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Feb. 28.

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Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!

1. Wintry Mix Expected in Foxborough Thursday

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of rain and snow showers before 8 a.m., then rain showers likely. Patchy fog before 10 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 48. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Thursday night: Rain showers likely before 11 p.m., then snow showers likely. Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 31. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

2. National Grid Urges Customer Caution Over Recent Phone Scam

National Grid is warning its customers of a new, nationwide utility bill scam that has hit many of its customers.

According to a release provided by National Grid, the alleged scammers demand payment through a pre-paid credit card or threaten to immediately cut off service, or occasionally say that the customer has a faulty electrical meter that needs to be replaced.

While the statement provided by the company says National Grid representatives will occasionally call customers with past due balances to offer payment options, they will never demand immediate payment, and customers are not responsible electrical meter costs.

Customers with questions can call National Grid at 1-800-322-3223.

More information on other ongoing consumer scams is available at the Federal Trade Commission website.

3. Foxborough’s Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing to Discuss Proposed Warrant Articles

Foxborough’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room of Town Hall to consider the following warrant articles for the May 6 Annual Town Meeting:

  • First article: Amend zoning by-laws to correct a reference in section 9.3 Flood Plain Overlay District.
  • Second article: Amend the zoning by-laws by adding a new section 7.5 Interim Regulations for Medical Marijuana uses.
  • Third article: Amend the zoning by-laws section 8.3.4. Dimensional and Design requirements.
  • Fourth article: Establish a Municipal Affordable Housing Trust.
  • Fifth article: Fund the completion of the Master Plan.

The full text of the articles is on file in the offices of the Town Clerk and Planning Board and online at the Planning Board’s page at http://www.foxboroughma.gov/planning. For further information, call the Planning Board at (508) 543-1250.

4. Patriot Place Events:

Here’s a look at today’s events at Patriot Place:

  • Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic: Join Bass Pro Shops for the annual Fishing Classic now until March 10, featuring free seminars, boat specials, rod trade in, reel trade in and more. You can also enter to win a fishing trip with Tony Stewart.
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Fanautical Fashion Show, Fanautical: Join Fanautical on Feb. 28th for a Fanautical Fashion Show. Sponsored by Elite Dance Center.
  • 6 p.m. - Fun and Games with 5Wits: Join 5Wits for a night of fun and games! Try some of its favorite board and card games and have a chance to take them home for a steal.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Trivia at Red Robin: Come try your luck during trivia at Red Robin.

5. Foxborough Regional Charter School Needs Art Supplies for Upper School

The FRCS Upper School Art Department is in need of recyclable materials for class projects.  

Please consider “recycling” and donating any/all of the following materials to the FRCS Art Department:

  • Metal coat hangers
  • Old tissue paper
  • Ribbon
  • Empty; clean glass pasta cans and/or baby-food jars
  • Foam plates from packaged meat, cardboard or plastic egg cartons
  • Shoe boxes
  • Plastic crates (milk crates)
  • Plastic to-go containers from restaurants
  • Old paint brushes or small rollers.

FRCS will be continuously collecting these materials for the remainder of the year.

Please send any donations to school with your child or children and deliver them directly either to Room 203, child’s home room teacher or dropped off at the central office.

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