Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Per recommendation of Foxborough's Board of Selectmen and town historian, the Lions Club withdrew its proposal to replace the manual message boards on the Town Common with electric signs.
The pursuit of electric signs on Foxborough's Town Common ended Tuesday night when Foxborough Lion Bob Russell withdrew the organization's proposal per the Board of Selectmen's request. "I have no objections to withdrawing the project," Russell said in response to Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis' request Tuesday. "[The Foxborough Lions] will maintain the signs as we said and we will not come back to the community asking for any financial support." Russell assured officials the Lions will continue to support repairing the signs and will further research what can be done to maintain the 17-year-old message boards. "I do know some of the things we have to do but I will go back and re-investigate that and take what actions …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Foxborough's Board of Selectmen will likely decide the fate of the proposed electric signs on the town's common at its March 5 meeting.
Foxborough officials are nearing a decision on the installation of electric signs at the town’s Common after attending two demonstrations earlier this week. The Foxboro Lions Club - in coordination with LED sign company, Watchfire - conducted an afternoon and evening demonstration of the proposed electric sign at the south end of the Town Common Tuesday. Following the demonstration, Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis declined comment on the project, saying he would rather wait until the board discusses the proposal publicly at the March 5 meeting. “I have put the topic first on our March 5th agenda,” DeVellis said. “Not appropriate for me to comment before … [because I] want everyone to hear all sides and speak freely …
Monday, January 21, 2013
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With the signs on Foxborough’s Town Common in need of repair, Bob Russell of the Foxboro Lions Club suggested at a recent Board of Selectmen meeting to upgrade the downtown signage to electronic. “I was working with [DPW Director Roger Hill] on [the plan to repair the Town Common signs] and Roger came up with the idea to go to the electronic signs because the current signs are starting to buckle and they’re starting to get old,” Russell said. The 18-year-old signs on the Common are “tired,” according to Russell with the metal fading and beginning to chip. Russell says replacing these signs to its 1995 form will not be easy and, perhaps more importantly, won’t come cheap. “Repair is quite expensive,” Russell said. … “The only way to …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis said while there isn’t much to add about the “ignorance and stupidity” behind the actions of the Foxborough Town Common flag thief, he did have the following message for the individual.
On Saturday, Michael Johns, Deputy Director of the Crossroads Veterans’ Services District, told Foxborough officials the Town Common’s American flag was stolen some time Friday night. The flag was lowered to half-mast earlier in the day to honor Pfc. Antonio Syrakos of Lynn, who passed away on Jan. 10 and was to be raised and lowered again to half-mast on Saturday in memory of retired town treasurer/collector Barbara Germaine. Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary was unavailable for comment Saturday but Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis had a message for the flag thief. “To the person who stole our town flag, please think about this: Our flag was lowered to half-mast on Friday to honor Pfc. Antonio Syrakos of Lynn who …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Foxborough Police at (508) 543-4343.
The American flag that flies at Foxborough’s Town Common was reportedly stolen Friday night, according to Michael Johns, Deputy Director of the Crossroads Veterans’ Services District. “I'm sad to report the U.S. flag on the Foxborough Common was stolen last night,” Johns said in an e-mail to town officials. “Upon reporting it, I was told the Fire Department was also broken into.” It is unknown at this time if anything was taken from the old Foxborough Fire Station at the corner of School and Rockhill streets. Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary was unable to be reached Saturday afternoon for comment. Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis announced Friday the flag on the Common would fly at half-mast Saturday in memory of …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Foxborough High girls' lacrosse team will be opening up its season Friday against Bellingham.
1. The town's annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday at the Foxborough Town Common at 10 a.m. 2. You can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny at the Patriot Place Activity Center, Saturday, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. 3. The Chilli Bowl Cookoff to benefit the Hockomock YMCA's "Reach Out for Youth Campaign" will be held Saturday at Patriot Place. 4. The Foxborough High girls' lacrosse team will be opening up its season Friday at home against Bellingham in a 3:45 p.m. start. 5. It's going to be a rainy start today with showers before clearing later in the day. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 48.