Saturday, May 18, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough this weekend, May 18-19.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. 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! Saturday’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind. Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Sunday: A slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The third annual Spring Fair on the Common is set for Saturday, May 18th with a rain date scheduled for Sunday, May 19th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Foxboro Jaycees are hosting its third annual Spring Fair on the Common on Saturday, May 18th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 50 local artists, crafters, and vendors are expected to fill the town Common for the event. Products offered will include handmade quilts and clothing, woodworking, soaps and other body care products, specialty foods, pet accessories, handbags, candles and scented warmers, hand-crafted jewelry, photographs, painted glass, children's clothing, games and toys and so much more. There will also be a bouncy house for the kids and raffle items available. This fundraising event for the Foxboro Jaycees will help fund several community programs the organization coordinates, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Caroling on the …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, May 3.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this, follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for partly sunny, with a high near 60. Northeast wind 8 to 15 mph. Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation has launched an online auction at biddingforgood.com with autographed items from last Saturday’s match at Gillette Stadium against the Philadelphia Union. All proceeds from the online auction will be donated to two charities: The One Fund – Boston and the Leukemia …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Here’s a resident’s guide to everything you need to know about the upcoming Foxborough town election on Tuesday, April 30th.
Last May, the casino issue brought record crowds to the polls in Foxborough as 6,196 voters participated in the annual town election. That was a massive improvement over the 2011 town election, which only drew 17 percent voter turnout. On Tuesday, with two contested races – Board of Selectmen and School Committee – in the annual town election and a special state primary for U.S. Senate, voter turnout is expected to fall somewhere above the 17 percent in 2011 and below the 58 percent in 2012. Foxborough Board of Selectmen approved Town Clerk Bob Cutler Jr.’s recommendation to combine the annual town election, originally scheduled for May 6th with the state’s special U.S. Senate primary on April 30th with a 3-0 vote on Feb. 26th. Selectmen …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Foxborough's four candidates for two School Committee seats in the April 30th town election participated in the Foxboro Jaycees’ annual Candidates Night Thursday.
Foxborough's four candidates running for two School Committee seats made their pitch to voters Thursday during the Foxboro Jaycees' annual Candidates Night at the Foxboro Cable Access Studio. Incumbents Katie Adair and Martha Slattery were joined by challengers Stephen Udden and Catherine “Kate” Kominski to issue campaign statements and answer questions from local media in hopes of convincing voters to elect them to the town's school committee on April 30th. Among the topics discussed during the forum were: Thursday's Candidates Night can be viewed by clicking the YouTube video in the photo gallery above, courtesy of Foxboro Cable Access. The School Committee segment begins shortly after the 45-minute mark and concludes shortly after the…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Foxboro Jaycees are looking for volunteers to help fix the Foxboro Common bandstand on Saturday, April 20th.
The Foxboro Jaycees are looking for handy and eager volunteers to help fix up the bandstand to get it in shape for our summer concert series and other summer events taking place on the Town Common. Volunteer work needed includes: If you have supplies to donate or tools to bring, contact the chairman of the event, David Fisler, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know. All are welcome to join the Jaycees on the Common on Saturday, April 20th at 9 a.m. Town Historian Jack Authelet said the bandstand has been maintained by the Jaycees and town volunteers for over 40 years and in many ways is an annual spring tradition. “The Common had been without a bandstand for many years when, in 1971, the Foxboro Jaycees made an offer to do something …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Candidates' Night will be cablecast live on Foxboro Cable Access channels 8 and 39.
On Thursday, April 11, the Foxboro Jaycees will once again present Candidates’ Night, which will be cablecast LIVE on Foxboro Cable Access channels 8 and 39. All candidates on the ballot for the April 30th town election have been invited to participate. The standard question/answer format will be moderated by Jaycee Bob Gillis. Foxborough Patch Local Editor Jeremie Smith and The Foxboro Reporter staff writer Frank Mortimer will be on hand to ask the candidates questions. Candidates running unopposed will have the opportunity to make a statement, and Smith and Mortimer will be on hand to pose questions of interest to the candidates running in contested races (this year, that means selectmen and school committee). In addition to the LIVE…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Families welcomed spring with the Foxboro Jaycees' annual Easter Egg Hunt on Foxboro Common last weekend. Upload your photos here!
Editor's note: Share your photos from Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt by uploading them to the photo gallery above. Hundreds of children gathered on Foxboro Common Saturday, March 23 to welcome spring with an Easter egg hunt. The event, sponsored by the Foxboro Jaycees, provided local families with an hour of outdoor fun as children collected plastic eggs filled with candies around the Common and had their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. The Common was divided into separate areas for the four age groups (1-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10). View photos of the event, courtesy of the Foxboro Jaycees, in the photo gallery above and upload your own!
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Foxboro Jaycees will once again be hosting the annual event in advance of the annual town election on April 30.
The deadline for Foxborough residents to submit nomination papers to the Town Clerk's Office and be certified as official ballot candidates for the April 30 annual town election is Monday, March 18 (click here to see the complete list of candidates running for town offices). In advance of Election Day, the Foxboro Jaycees will once again be presenting Candidates' Night, which will be cablecast LIVE on public access channels 8/39 on Thursday, April 11 beginning at 7 p.m. Members of the local press, including Foxborough Patch editor Jeremie Smith and Foxboro Reporter staff writer Frank Mortimer, will be on hand to pose questions of interest to the various individuals who are running for elected office in the Foxboro Town Election on April 30…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Feb. 20.
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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for increasing clouds, with a high near 35. West wind 10 to 16 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Nomar Garciaparra is back in Foxborough this week to host his annual winter hitting clinic for young baseball players at RBI Baseball Academy on Green Street. “As always I’m excited to work with young players this winter at RBI,” …