Crew Call for the Week of 1/26

The following “Crew Call” email was sent to FCA volunteers on January 28, 2015:

I hope you survived Blizzard 2015, bet some of you are still shoveling! The studio was open today, although we now have a long path out the back door towards the rear parking area, which is not fully clear yet.

We are gearing up for our pre Super Bowl party, also known as the FCA Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event.  I do hope you’re able to attend, business meeting begins at 7PM on Saturday, January 31st.

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Gillette Stadium To Open Cross Insurance Pavilion & Business Center In Summer 2015

Cross Pavilion & Business Center Gillette Stadium New facility to feature 20,000-square-feet of space intended to be utilized for private functions and provide an added benefit to patrons on event days.

Patrons visiting Gillette Stadium in 2015 will notice several new looks as the stadium implements major upgrades to enhance the guest experience. Among the highlights is the Cross Insurance Pavilion and Business Center – a new function facility offering rentable space year-round and perfect for business meetings, trade shows, proms, dinners and cocktail receptions. Continue reading Gillette Stadium To Open Cross Insurance Pavilion & Business Center In Summer 2015

All schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015.

The following email and press releases was distributed Wednesday afternoon by Superintendent Debra Spinelli:

All schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015.

The roads around town look terrific, considering the amount of snow that fell during this storm. Many thanks to our DPW for the endless hours of work clearing the roads and parking lots, as well as our own custodial staff for preparing the large areas and walkways around each school. Continue reading All schools will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2015.

Town of Foxborough Storm Update, 6pm Tuesday 1/27

The Foxborough Emergency Management Team had their third meeting this afternoon at 4:00 P.M. and has released the following update to the community regarding the impact of the Blizzard of 2015.

Storm totals as of 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday evening were in the range of 22 to 24 inches of snow. Latest weather information indicates that we will continue to see bands of snow until about 9:00 P.M. tonight when the storm begins to move off shore. Wind gusts will continue to cause drifting of snow into tomorrow morning.

DPW Crews are doing their best to keep roads open but a continuing number of snow bands has hampered their ability to stay ahead of the storm. Town Officials continue to remind residents that they should stay off the roads as much as possible until tomorrow morning. A Winter Parking Ban remains in effect until 6:00 A.M. tomorrow.

Presently there are no power losses affecting residents or businesses in Foxborough. Throughout the storm duration, a total of ten (10) locations sustained a loss of power. All of those situations have been repaired and are now fully operational.

School in Foxborough has been cancelled for tomorrow. School is expected to reopen on Thursday.

Residents and businesses with flat roofs are reminded to try and clear these areas as soon as possible while the snow is still light and fluffy. Once the weather warms up, the added weight can place undue stress on these structures.

The Fire Department and the Water Department appreciate any assistance residents can provide in clearing out hydrants located near your property. This is an important safety consideration that could be very helpful in the event of a fire near your home.

Residents are also reminded to clear snow away from all outdoor heating vents. The back up of gas fumes into your home can cause harmful affects that everyone wants to avoid. This same warning is issued for residents starting vehicles with snow backed up against the exhaust. The backup of the fumes from the vehicle can cause significant health concerns and can even be deadly.

Residents who live near elderly residents or residents who need special assistance should be checked on from time to time to make sure they are O.K. With the weather starting to subside, now would be a good time to try and offer this assistance.

Enhanced staffing will remain in place at all Public Safety Departments through tomorrow morning to provide added capacity while the Town continues to dig out from the Storm.

Finally, Town Hall is expected to be open tomorrow at our regular operating time of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Residents are reminded to be extremely careful and stay inside as much as possible until tomorrow morning. Many roads are still not cleared and may not be passable until late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Please continue to monitor Foxborough Cable for any further updates regarding the Blizzard of 2015.

Bill Keegan

Foxborough Public Schools will remain CLOSED Wednesday 1/28

All Foxborough Public Schools will remain CLOSED again tomorrow, Wed., Jan. 28, 2015 due to the ongoing snowstorm and the extended snow removal efforts on town roads and sidewalks.

Town Manager Bill Keegan is providing periodic updates about storm status to the community and local media.  Please check the town website and local Foxborough Cable Access for ongoing public safety information.  Meanwhile, power outages in town remain minimal at this time.  Most importantly, parking and travel bans remain in effect until at least 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.

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