Thursday, May 9, 2013
The South Street park has been closed since October 2012.
As Foxborough’s Board of Recreation considers permanently closing the town’s skatepark, which hasn’t been open since October 2012, a group of residents have reached out to the board in hopes of restoring – and saving – the same park they founded more than a decade ago. The citizen group interested in restoring the skatepark, according to The Sun Chronicle, consists of Foxborough residents Kevin Weinfeld, Jeremy Waltzer – both local businessmen – and several other men who have been involved with the skatepark over the years. Their message to the Board of Recreation, according to the Chronicle, was “the town should make an effort to preserve a facility for kids who may prefer individual sports to team sports.” To read the Sun Chronicle’s …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Former Foxborough selectman Lynda Walsh writes in to thank those in the community who supported her during her six years of service on the board.
Dear editor, I’ve been overwhelmed with phone calls, cards, and emails from folks thanking me for my past service. I’d just like to publicly thank all who have supported me for the past six years as your selectman. I’ve truly enjoyed this experience and have learned so much. I thank all the town employees and their department heads, as well as all the town committee members for answering my calls and questions, the town is fortunate to have each of you. To my committee, Chris and Paula Mitchell, Deb Stewart, Paul Lanza, Mark and Sandy Emery, and Kris Long … thank you so much for everything. We ran a good campaign, one to be proud of, each of you did what you could, and I will always remember our weekly campaign meetings. Thanks to my …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
What would you like to see done with this building at 20 School St.
Drive around Foxborough long enough and you’re bound to see an empty storefront or vacant building. But do you ever stop to envision what could move into town to fill that opening in town? We do and now we are asking you in our continuing series, "Visions for Vacancies." We'll showcase an empty storefront or building and ask you what should take up the space. This is your place to sound off and have your say about local businesess and open spaces. This week, we turn our attention to empty space at 20 School St. in downtown Foxborough. What would you like to see fill this vacant spot? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Patrick Murphy, executive director of Invensys YMCA Foxboro Branch, writes in to thank Invensys Foxboro Corporation for their recent volunteer work at the YMCA.
Dear editor, On behalf of the Hockomock Area YMCA, I want to take this opportunity to thank John Eva, Marc Tetreault, and all volunteers of Invensys Corporation, Foxboro for their day of donated services to the Hockomock Area YMCA, Invensys Foxboro Branch. In recognition of National Volunteers Week, Invensys Corporation volunteers generously donated their time on April 24th, assisting the Hockomock Area YMCA with cleaning up the creek, clearing brush, and helping with a major winter storm/spring cleanup to the entrance way and fields at the Invensys Foxboro Branch of the Hockomock Area YMCA. We appreciate Invensys Corporation employees’ work and time commitment giving back to the Community of Foxborough and helping beautify the grounds of…
Foxborough selectman Lynda Walsh writes in to set the record straight regarding a letter to the editor published in Thursday's Foxboro Reporter.
Friday, April 26
Dear editor, I take strong exception to Arthur Georgantas’ letter in the Foxboro Reporter and the timing of this letter, stating that I had voted on the casino issue. This is an irresponsible statement, inaccurate in every way, and designed in the twilight of an election to mislead voters. The letter plays to efforts to misinform and manipulate an election. Political games like this do not belong here, that’s not the Foxboro I grew up in. For the record again, I never voted in favor of the casino, I voted for the process to hear the information. I’m glad the issue is behind the Town of Foxboro. I’ve said this publicly, and I’m emphatically stating it again. I sought during the casino debate to seek a fair and open discussion for the 17,…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Foxborough resident Brian Walton writes in to endorse Stephen Udden for School Committee on Tuesday, April 30th.
Wednesday, April 24
Dear editor, The School Committee election is important in that many decisions affecting the citizens of Foxborough – particularly those decisions affecting our youth – will be determined during the upcoming three-year term. We need to elect a candidate to the School Committee who can and will, based on demonstrated understanding of the issues, exhibit rational, intelligent, analytical, and independent thinking devoid of personal agenda – Stephen Udden is that candidate. I have known Steve for nearly seven years as a parent, friend, and public servant. He and I served on the Advisory Committee together where he was a vocal advocate for increasing services to our seniors and other Human Services departments despite limited resources …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Foxborough resident Mike Small writes in to endorse Lynda Walsh for re-election to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 30th.
To the editor, I write on behalf of Lynda Walsh. I do not know Lynda Walsh personally, but I have nothing but respect for how she has handled herself and her role as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Decisions and discussions take place in the boardroom, not in the media. Lynda votes for what she believes are the best interests of the community. Lynda does not make public statements about an issue before the debate. Nor does Lynda reach a decision on how she will vote until after the debate at the table has concluded! Lynda cares about the town and consistently operates in a quiet yet positive and respectful manner. Foxboro needs a positive influence on the Board of Selectman. Please join me in re-electing Lynda Walsh to the Board of …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Foxborough resident Debbie Stewart writes in to endorse selectmen Lynda Walsh and Jim DeVellis for re-election on April 30th.
Thursday, April 4
To the Editor, Without a doubt, Foxborough is at a crossroads, a congested intersection in time. With the casino matter far behind us, solving critical issues of the day need our collective attention, as they relate to town finances, the need for capital improvements, better schools and community programs for all ages and enhanced public safety. This requires leadership on the Board of Selectmen with passion, balance and experience. Lynda Wash brings all this to the table. She has demonstrated over time the ability to listen, resolve issues, and work for interests of all Foxborough residents. I’ve known Lynda for many years. I trust her judgment and commitment to this town. Continuity on the board of selectmen is crucial. Andso I will be…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Weighing the pros and cons of a hybrid cars.
Hybrid cars have come a long way since the Honda Insight became the first hybrid for sale in North America in late 1999. For one, the styling has gone from futuristic insect to more traditional looks. And while once the sight of a Prius rolling by would turn heads, hybrids seem ubiqutious now. (The more traditional looking models also don't turn as many heads.) There are the well-known pros to hybrids, starting with cutting down on trips to the gas station. The miles per gallon these cars get is the first specification that jumps out at most people, and what many customers are looking for when shopping for a hybrid. For city-dwellers, the fuel economy of hybrids is often better for city driving than for highway driving, flipping the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Foxborough resident Mike Stewart writes in to voice his support for selectman Lynda Walsh as she seeks re-election in the April 30 Town Election.
Dear Editor, This past Saturday I attended an event at American Legion Post #93 and was seated at a table that included selectman candidate Lynda Walsh and others. The event was a meat raffle that provides funds allowing the Legion to continue its support of many programs and charities around Foxboro. During the event somebody asked Lynda, “Why would you want to run for selectman?” Her answer was short and to the point. “Because I love this town and I want a voice at that table.” This told me all I needed to know to finalize my decision as to who would have the interest of the town and its voters above all else. The Wikipedia definition of selectman is “the function of the board of selectmen differs from state to state, and can differ …