Ahead of Monday’s Special Town Meeting at Foxboro High School, the town’s Advisory Committee has taken positions on each of the warrant’s seven articles.
Of the 13 articles on the warrant, AdCom will recommend full approval on five, disapproval on one, the funding for plans for a new Town Hall, and approval for items one and three in article one but disapprove item two in article one.
Click here to see a summary of AdCom’s recommendations for Special Town Meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Foxboro High School on Monday, Nov. 4
If Splitsville looks anything like the proposal presented to the Foxboro Selectmen, it will be sure to impress almost anyone walking though their doors.
Revealing the floor plans and mockups of what the Foxboro location will look like, Splitsville co-founder Mark Gibson laid out a plan to bring his retro style bowling center to Patriot Place.
The bowling alley, which will take up four spaces formerly occupied by Life is Good, Gamestop, Qdoba, and Sprint, will stretch from the mall entrance of Showcase de Lux, around the corner, and down to the area where 5 Wits and CBS Scene is located.
While the idea Splitsville bringing bowling to Foxboro is a hit, it’s the alcohol that has some selectmen worried.
During the two hour public hearing for a liquor license transfer from the Dana Farber Field House to Splitsville no vote was taken for the transfer but more light was shed on what the luxurious bowling establishment will bring to Patriot Plate.
The family friendly environment that can also provide entertainment for an older audience at night was part of the reason why residents and managers at other Patriot Place restaurants spoke in near unanimous support for Splitsville.
Selectman Ginny Coppola, while impressed by the presentation and idea, mainly focused on the use of the Howl at the Moon brand for entertainment purposes insides Splitsville.
"I am impressed with Splitsville as a unique deluxe bowling thing however I am really concerned about the introduction of the Howl at the Moon concept," Coppola said. “I go on the Howl at the Moon website and it’s large drinks, jello shots. It doesn't really go with the family bowling that Splitsville is pushing.”
What began as a Make-A-Wish visit to Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, became a dream come true for six boys battling life-threatening illnesses when these young New England Patriots fans experienced the thrill of catching passes from quarterback Tom Brady, spiking footballs with tight end Rob Gronkowski and hanging out with owner Robert Kraft inside the team’s trophy room.
“It’s very exciting to be here,” said Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Director of Program Services Julie Abel. “Our heartfelt thanks goes to the Kraft family and entire Patriots organization. I think this visit will be something [the wish children] remember. They are having some great laughs today.”
Those laughs came from wish children and adults alike Saturday as their visit was one full of surprises, highlighted by a special visit from Brady and Gronkowski on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium.
“My favorite part of the day was going out on the field and playing catch with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski,” said wish child Eric Adams, 11, of Moultonborough, N.H., who has been diagnosed with Mature B Cell Leukemia.
Eric, whose wish was to meet Gronkowski, was thrilled to spend time with Brady, too, and hugged each of the Patriots’ stars at the end of his visit.
As if the loss to the Patriots wasn't bad enough for Mike Pouncey, the center for the Miami Dolphins also had visitors after the game.
Less than an hour after the Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium, Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena by the Massachusetts State Police in the hallway between the locker room and the team bus. A source tells Sports Illustrated the subpoena is related to the Aaron Hernandez investigation.