The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is offering fun family activities every day during April school vacation week. Bring the kids over to the five-time Super Bowl Champions Hall of Fame from Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22 to enjoy the following events included with your Hall Admission. Continue reading The Hall Presented By Raytheon Offering Family Fun Over April School Vacation Week
The Foxborough Board of Health is sponsoring its annual Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs with Dr. Richard
Moschella, D.V.M. of the Foxboro Animal Hospital, on Saturday, April 7 at the Foxboro Highway Garage,
70 Elm Street. Cats are welcomed 8-10a.m., while dogs should show up between 10 a.m. to noon. The
cost of the rabies vaccine is $10.00. Microchipping is also available and provided by Foxborough’s
Animal Control Officer, Sue Thibedeau for $25.00.
The Foxborough Police Department will be a participating collection site during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This National event allows residents to dispose of old and unused drugs safely. Drugs that will be accepted include prescription and over-the-counter medication in all forms (pills, creams, liquids, etc.), as well as veterinary medications. NO thermometers will be accepted. The collection will occur on April 28, 2018 from 10am until 2pm inside the McGinty Room at the Foxborough Public Safety Building. Medication should be left in their original container “blacking” out any personal information on the label, but keeping the name of the medication and dosage visible. Visit www.deatakeback.com for more information on this event. In conjunction with this event, the Foxborough Board of Health will also be collecting sharps (needles, lancets, etc.). These sharps must be brought in a sealed sharps container. This sharps collection is available in Foxborough ONLY and is not related to the Take Back program.
Not available on April 28th? The Foxborough Police Department has a year-round drug disposal kiosk located in the lobby of the Foxborough Public Safety Building, disposal restrictions associated with this kiosk do apply. For additional sharps collection dates, visit the Foxborough Health Department website.
Starting on Friday and lasting into Saturday, the Town sustained the effects of a major Nor’easter that from many accounts resembled a Category 2 Hurricane. The storm had torrential rains and wind gusts that were in the 70-80 mph range. Severe tree damage occurred all over town and widespread power outages occurred. At one point, 93% of the town’s households and businesses were without power. Crews from National Grid with subcontractors from as far away as New Jersey and Canada have worked around the clock to help restore power. As of the writing of this message, there still remains less than 5% of the Town’s residents and businesses that are without power, but I am informed by National Grid representatives that most, if not all of the Town should be fully restored by the end of the day.
At this time, I want to thank all of the members of our Public Safety, Public Works, Dispatch, Facilities, Schools and all of their support teams who have helped to assist our residents and businesses during this difficult time. I also want to thank the members of the Foxborough Volunteer Corp and the Boy Scouts of Troops 32 and 7 for assisting with the effort to open a Shelter over the weekend. I think the overall response of our team members was outstanding given the difficult conditions everyone was dealing with. With each of these events, we learn something new and we do everything to improve our response for the next event. However, this was a particularly difficult event with widespread tree and utility damage. Given the wide scope of issues associated with this event, the Town responded exceptionally well in virtually all phases. On behalf of the Town, I want to thank all of you who assisted in this effort. We still have some work to do and we are now planning the clean-up effort. However, we are tracking another major storm that could impact this area on Wednesday into Thursday. We are taking steps now to prepare for that and will do what we need to do to help keep this Town operating and keep our residents safe.
Finally, I want to thank our residents for their patience and understanding during this difficult event. Residents paid close attention to their neighbors, particularly the elderly and those with illnesses. That kind of caring and assistance from neighbors helping neighbors is an invaluable characteristic of a community that cares. For that, we are extremely grateful. Thanks again for everyone’s assistance and let’s try and get through this next event!
As always, the primary concern of the Town of Foxborough is the safety of all residents and community members. Use extreme caution if outdoors and if you do not have to leave your home, stay indoors. Please keep an eye out for neighbors and those who may need assistance during the storm. – Bill Keegan