Register O’Donnell Warns Homeowners About Deed Scam

Continuing his efforts to combat consumer fraud, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today expressed his ongoing frustration regarding Norfolk County residents who continue to receive direct-mail solicitations offering them a certified copy of their property deed for an exorbitant fee ranging anywhere from $59.50-$83.00.

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The Hockomock Area Ymca Offers New Weight Loss Program

Communities are encouraged to participate in a new 10-week program called Weigh to Change

As September approaches, we often anticipate the beginning of new school year and plan for a new activity schedule. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate food and exercise habits and adopt healthier ones – all in a conscious effort to live healthier and happier.

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Cooling Centers Available in Foxborough

Heat Advisory - Cooling Centers AvailableFire Chief Roger Hatfield announced earlier today that cooling centers will open during regular on Thursday.

The National Weather Services has issued a Heat Advisory that currently extends from noon to 7 pm Thursday. Heat index values will reach up to 104 due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s.

Two cooling centers are available to Foxborough Residents at the following locations:

  • Foxborough Senior Center (8-4PM)
  • Public Safety Building, McGinty Room
Cooling centers will be open during regular business hours.
The Foxborough EMA can be reached at 508-543-1232
For more extreme heat safety tips visit the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency website – http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/emergencies/heat/

Board of Selectmen Meeting Tonight

Foxborough Board of Selectmen 2016The Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet tonight, Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm in the FHS Media Center. The meeting will air live on the FCA Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38), and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live

Board of Selectmen meetings replay on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) at the following times:

Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm

Previous meetings are archived online and available here

 

The following agenda has been posted:

Foxborough Board of Selectmen Agenda

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Vintage TV Program on Lane Property Available for Viewing

Foxboro Cable Access has retrieved “A Tour of the Lane Property” from its Program Library and transferred the old ¾” u-matic videotape to digital format. This makes it possible to upload the program to the FCA website for viewing anytime.

Former Conservation Manager David Risch and Bill Hocking, Conservation Commission Chairman at the time, provide the narration over video of the natural surroundings and shoreline of the property, and Edith Lane, great-granddaughter of the original Lane family explains its historical background. The program was produced in 1988 by FCA volunteer Margaret Nash to assist the Commission in generating support for the Town Meeting article to purchase the parcel and highlight the natural beauty and many benefits the property would have for town residents. “The recent proposal to develop a Nature Education Center, Wildflower Garden and upgraded entrance and trails embodies the original intent of the town’s purchase, and will be a wonderful community resource.” she added.

“The Lane Property video is an example of how this collection can be used for research, allowing future generations to take a peek into the thoughts and ideas of the past” said Michael Webber, FCA’s Executive Director. “We are blessed to have active citizens in this community volunteering every day to record events, share thoughts and ideas, and capture moments in time for future generations.

The program was able to be located and transferred in such a timely manner because of FCA’s efforts las year to re-organize the Program Library containing more than thirty years of programming produced by local volunteers. The process was made easier because FCA has an established equipment console in place for multi-format videotape transfers and volunteer Deb Wendell has been using it regularly to digitize over 1400 historical programs, town events and many other programs as part of FCA’s Archive Project. She has also uploaded “A Tour of the Lane Property” to archive.org, a public library accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

The Friends of Foxborough Conservation are seeking community input, assistance, monetary donations or in-kind contributions from local businesses to augment the $100K grant they received from Schneider Electric to fund the project. Anyone wishing to contribute can contact Jim DeVellis or Heather Harding.

For more information on FCA programming, training or volunteer opportunities, please call Executive Michael Webber at 543-4757 or visit our studio at 28 Central Street in downtown Foxborough.

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