Saturday, January 12, 2013
A recap of this week's headlines from Jan. 6-11.
Miss anything in Foxborough this week? Here's your chance to sit back and catch up on some Patch. Below is a recap of this week’s biggest headlines on Foxborough Patch: Patriot Place Adds High-End Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse to Restaurant Mix Patriot Place continued its recent boom in business by adding a high-end Japanese hibachi steakhouse to its restaurant mix. Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is coming to Foxborough, expected to open this summer after the town’s Board of Selectmen unanimously approved all licenses and applications at Tuesday’s meeting. The restaurant will be located at 295 Patriot Pl., next to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, across from Red Robin and near the Renaissance Hotel. The 7,857 sq ft. vacant space …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: NWS calls for cloudy with a chance of showers Wednesday, elementary students walk to school and live music at Showcase Live and Tastings.
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. Cloudy with a Chance of Showers Wednesday in Foxborough Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for isolated showers. Patchy fog before 11 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Wednesday night: Scattered showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 61. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Debra Spinelli has been a Foxborough resident for 32 years and enters her second as Foxborough Superintendent of Schools with the intent of taking the district from “great to greater.”
Foxborough just feels right for Schools Superintendent Debra Spinelli. The town has been home for her and her family for 32 years. Her children have gone through the Foxborough school system and the district has employed her in various roles for a number of years. Despite that familiarity, Spinelli found herself in a role last year she never thought she’d be in at any point in her educational career – Superintendent of Schools. “I never thought I wanted to be a superintendent,” Spinelli said. “I think what happened was Foxborough. I just didn’t want to be a superintendent just to be a superintendent … it was never about a job or a title.” So what convinced her to pursue the position to replace Dr. Christopher Martes in 2011? “It was really…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Five things principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students need to know.
The school year is approaching, and Foxborough Patch will be there to cover all the big news for all of Foxborough's schools. But we can’t do it without your help. To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch: You can also become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis. To find out more about using Patch this school year, just e-mail Jeremie.Smith@patch.com.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Samantha Kramer, a staff writer for AccuWeather.com, says AccuWeather.com Long-Range meteorologists are projecting a weak to moderate El Niño by late summer, which could mean more snow this winter.
It's still summer, so why are we talking about snow already? Because August means back to school and students always want to hear about snow days? Well yes, but mostly because of a new report from AccuWeather.com that expects more snow this winter as a result of a weak to moderate El Niño. The presence of El Niño or La Niña - and their strength - is used to project how active the winter season is going to be, according to Samantha Kramer, a staff writer for AccuWeather.com. Kramer says the website's long-range meteorologists are projecting a weak to moderate El Niño by late in the summer. "For kids praying to hear school's out for a snow day, the weaker the El Niño, the better," Kramer writes. "Weak El Niños have brought snow-packed …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The following is the schedule for Saturday's Foxborough Founders Day.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The theme of the 2012 Foxborough Founders Day will be "Foxborough Schools Past and Present." The event will be all day Saturday, June 9, throughout the day. Here's a schedule of events: 7 –9:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Hall on Mechanic St. Tickets are available at the door. 7 –9 a.m. Booth Field Exhibit Set-up 8 – 9:30 a.m. Parade assembles at 132 Central St. 10 a.m. Parade starts at 132 Central St., toward Common, to Mechanic St., Railroad Ave., Bird St. around the Common to South St., ending at the Booth Playground. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Activities at Booth Playground. Non-profit organizations provide food, games, raffles, crafts and other activities on the field Fire Dept Touch a Truck and SO MUCH MORE! Multi-class FHS …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Find out what's open and what's closed on Patriots' Day.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
As Patriots' Day is a holiday, some establishments in town are closed. Below is a list of what is shut down today and what remains open.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Foxborough School Committee honors 8 retiring school employees.
Monday’s School Committee meeting took a trip down memory lane as the committee recognized eight retiring Foxborough school employees for their years of service in the school district. Bruce Gardner, School Committee chair, presented the eight retirees with a gift of their appreciation and thanked them for their dedication to the children and families of Foxborough. Foxborough Retirees: Gardner saved the last retiree recognition for the end of the meeting. The school committee gave a special thanks to Superintendent Dr. Christopher Martes, who is also retiring this year. Martes received a bag full of gifts, including Warrior sweatpants, sweatshirt, visor and the most appropriate retiring gift - Warrior golf balls. "Its been a great …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Foxborough School Committee voted Monday to adopt the Sangari Active Science Program for grades 1-5.
Elementary students in Foxborough are learning science "hands-on." The school committee voted Monday to adopt the Sangari Active Science Program for grades 1-5. The Sangari Active Science Program was used in the schools this year on a trial basis. "We want our younger students to be more prepared for what is waiting for them at the high school," said K-8 math and science director Alison Mello. "We wanted to find something to engage the students – not just reading." The Sangari Active Science Program strives to teach science to younger students in a "hands-on" approach. "Hands-on is the way to go," said School Committee member Martha Slattery. "It's how you learn and how you retain." The program offers a key item that science textbooks …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A recap of the Kindergarten Meet and Greet at Igo Elementary School May 18.
A Meet and Greet was held May 17, at the Vincent M. Igo Elementary School for children entering Kindergarten in the fall. The Meet and Greet was used to welcome and introduce incoming Kindergartners to their new school and teachers. It was a very open and inviting atmosphere. The Kindergarten teachers were planted within their own classrooms, prepared with various activities set out on the tables for children to engage in. Each of the teachers seemed more than willing to talk with parents and children on any questions or concerns they had about the upcoming school year. While teachers were busy answering questions from nerve-racked parents, the future Kindergartners raced from room to room, eagerly exploring their future educational …