Category Archives: Community Announcements

Foxborough VFW Veterans Thanked with 12 Keurig® Coffee Makers

Community Press Release

Patriots Long Snapper Joe Cardona honored local veterans from Foxboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2626, including Commander Warren Wright (left), at the Patriot Place Dunkin’ on Monday, November 12.
Patriots Long Snapper Joe Cardona honored local veterans from Foxboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2626, including Commander Warren Wright (left), at the Patriot Place Dunkin’ on Monday, November 12.

Hope you’re staying dry today! Dunkin’ and Patriots long snapper and Navy reservist, Joe Cardona, teamed up to show their appreciation for Massachusetts veterans. In honor of Veterans Day yesterday, Joe Cardona thanked members of the Foxboro Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2626, a chapter of The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, by gifting them with 12 Keurig® coffee makers to help keep them running. Cardona also stepped behind the counter to serve guests coffee and event surprised five lucky fans with tickets to an upcoming game at Gillette!

Doolittle Food Pantry Challenge

Community Press Release

With the holidays right around the corner, the Doolittle Home challenges Foxboro residents to come alongside with us to fill the town’s Food Pantry.

We will exchange our homemade cookies for your donated items. November 18th, between 1-3pm at the Doolittle Home. Please use the entrance on Baker Street. All items should be non-perishable and unexpired food foods

Register O’Donnell Guest Speaker at Foxborough Senior Center

Continuing his efforts of bringing the Registry of Deeds directly to the citizens of Norfolk County, Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell appeared November 7th as guest speaker at the Foxborough Senior Center. O’Donnell gave an overview of the Registry, the principal office for providing real property information in Norfolk County.

Register O’Donnell also spent time warning seniors about an ongoing deed scam that is being perpetrated against all citizens of Norfolk County, young and old. “Norfolk County residents continue to receive direct-mail solicitations offering them a certified copy of their property deed for an exorbitant fee ranging anywhere from $59.50-$86.00,” stated O’Donnell. “Don’t fall victim to this deed scam. These companies are making outrageous profits. If a consumer knew that the Registry of Deeds would provide them a certified copy of a property deed for a charge of only $1.00 per page, plus an additional $1.00 for postage, they would never agree to pay these companies such an outrageous fee for service. The average price for a mailed homeowner’s deed by the Registry, usually two pages,  is $3.00.”

A good portion of the address was also spent discussing the advantages of the Massachusetts Homestead Act. Register O’Donnell noted, “The Homestead Act is an important tool for homeowners as the law provides limited protection against the forced sale of an individual’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000.”

Concluding his remarks, O’Donnell stated, “I want to thank Marc Craig, Human Services Director, Council on Aging board members and all the staff at the Senior Center who do an outstanding job serving the elderly community of Foxborough.”

To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds and/or Instagram.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website www.norfolkdeeds.org.  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.

Register O’Donnell Hosts Computer Seminar

Continuing his efforts to provide outreach to Norfolk County communities, Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell recently hosted a free informational seminar on computer-assisted land record research. 

At the seminar, attendees learned how to navigate the Registry’s online research page www.norfolkdeeds.org  and to access documents such as deeds, mortgages, Homesteads and mortgage discharges. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds state-of-the-art computer system has more than 8.5 million land document images available for viewing, dating back to 1793.

Register O’Donnell noted, “We are very proud that all of our land documents are online and are accessible within 24 business hours of recording. The feedback we have received from attendees indicates these computer seminars are very useful for real estate professionals, genealogists and members of the general public alike.”

For those attending the seminar, computer skills were not required. Each attendee received free reference materials, which they took home with them. Additionally, there were several staffers on hand who were available to assist and answer questions.

“Those attending the October 23rd seminar,” stated O’Donnell “learned how easy it is to look up land related documents. With this knowledge, they can do this research from the comfort and convenience of their home or work computer.”

Register O’Donnell concluded, “These computer seminars, held twice each year in the spring and the fall, are a great way to engage the public in the important work done here at the Registry of Deeds. The seminar dates are advertised in local papers throughout the county as well as through the Registry’s social media outlets. For further information, you can contact Alicia Gardner at 781-461-6104 or at agardner@norfolkdeeds.org.”

To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives like us at facebook.com/NorfolkDeeds or follow us on twitter.com/NorfolkDeeds and instagram.com/NorfolkDeeds.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website www.norfolkdeeds.org.  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at registerodonnell@norfolkdeeds.org.

2018 Veterans Day Ceremony

2018 Foxborough Veterans Day Ceremony Details

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Monday, November 12th, 2018
Place: Foxborough High School Auditorium

Veterans TV Coverage

Foxboro Cable Access will provide live coverage on the Government Channel (Comcast 22, Verizon 38) and streaming available at fcatv.org/live starting at 11 am. Smart TVs can also access the steam using the YouTube App (search for user “FCATVORG”) 


The Veterans Day Ceremony is held each year to honor the service of each
veteran within our community. Veterans Day was established on the one year anniversary of Armistice Day, the last day of the First World War, in November of 1919.

President Woodrow Wilson honored the efforts of all allied individuals who had served during the war. His speech at that ceremony started the process of creating a special day to honor veterans for their service as a whole in contrast to Memorial Day, which honors those who died in the line of duty or died after their service. In 1938 Armistice Day became a legal holiday, and in 1954 the day was renamed Veterans Day.

Activities for Veterans Day will include; remarks by honored guests
including a Keynote Speaker Douglas L. Horka, VSO West Boylston and Foxborough High School Students, and a patriotic medley from the Serenading Seniors.

Keynote speaker Douglas L. Horka is currently the Veterans’ Service Officer for the Town of West Boylston in Central Massachusetts. He is a decorated former Pararescueman (a rescue and survival specialist) having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was credited with over 250 helicopter combat sorties (flights) during his two years in Vietnam.

After Vietnam, he was assigned to Honolulu, Hawaii where he participated in the recovery of Apollo 14 off the coast of American Samoa (Pago Pago).

Before becoming a VSO, he was a Senior Corporate Engineer for Boston Scientific Corporation (Business Development Department), now headquartered in Marlboro, MA, but previously in Watertown and then Natick. During his 27 year adventure, his favorite role was the evaluation and acquisition of technologies or products or enterprises which expanded the company’s medical device portfolio to more than 18,000 organically developed and acquired products.

He lives in Worcester with his wife Priscilla. They have two grown children.

Foxborough’s Veterans Day ceremony will be held in the Foxborough High School Auditorium at 11:00 AM.