Category Archives: Community Press Releases

Un-Common Announces Auditions for Students Ages 16 to 21 for The Young Adult Company Summer Production of the Broadway Musical “Spring Awakening”


The Un-Common Theatre Co. is extremely excited to announce that The Un-Common Young Adult Company will be one of the first Amateur Theatre Companies in the US to present the much acclaimed Broadway Musical SPRING AWAKENING.

SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind which was, for a time, banned in Germany. It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Set in late-19th century Germany, this show tells the story of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. SPRING AWAKENING received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor. The show also won four Drama Desk Awards, while its London production won four Olivier Awards. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Auditions will be held for students ages 16 – 21 only (photo ID or birth certificate required for proof of age) on Sunday May 22nd, 2011 from 1pm by appointment only in Foxboro, MA with call backs on Monday May 23rd, 2011 at 6:30pm in Mansfield, MA. If you are physically unable to attend the auditions please contact us by email for information on presenting a video audition.

Rehearsals will be held mostly on Monday and Tuesday evenings in Mansfield and Foxboro and Sunday afternoons in Foxboro starting May 31st.  The show will be performed at The Orpheum Theater in Foxboro, MA July 21 – 24, 2011.

Check the website for details of what needs to be prepared for an audition then email Chris Lowey for an appointment time or information on a video audition at leaving your name, age, grade or year in college, phone number and email address. We will get back to you with an audition time and more details.


Foxboro Election Results – May 2, 2011

FOXBOROUGH, MA – The Annual Town Elections are now complete, and Results from the Annual Town Elections were just made  at the Ahern School polls.  Election warden, Kathy Brady announced the results

Just over 1,800 residents voted in the elections, there are 10,549 registered voters in the Town of Foxborough.

Selectmen (Vote for 1)

Paul D. Mortenson 582
Steven D. Sloan 608
Mark S. Sullivan 621

Planning Board Member (Vote for 2)

William E. Grieder, Jr. 1,091
Shannon Lee McLaughlin 986
John B. Rhoads 750

Assessor (Vote for 1)

Thomas F. Buckley 1,382

School Committee Member (Vote for 1)

Beverley Loard 1,333

Water & Sewer Commissioner (Vote for 1)

Richard M. Pacella, Jr. 1,303

Board of Health Member (Vote for 1)

Paul W. Steeves 1,270

Boyden Library Trustee (Vote for 2)

Thomas L. MaGee 1,200
Kevin Penders 1,195

Housing Authority Member (Vote for 1)

Charlene Kaye 1,334

Special Easter Program

Victory Assembly of God Easter ProgramCOMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT 

Victory Assembly of God church is having a special Easter program to be presented on Friday, April 22 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 10:30 am.

67 High Plain Street, Rte. 27
Sharon MA.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.


Full Moon Hike at F. Gilbert Hills State Forest

Department of Conservation & Recreation
Full Moon Hike on Sunday, April 17th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm


FOXBORO, MA – F. Gilbert Hills State Forest is a magical place to explore at night. Come along on a Full Moon Hike on Sunday, April 17th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Our hike will start at sunset and end by the light of the full moon!

We will hike along about 3 miles of forested trails and wetlands. Perhaps we’ll see the moon reflected on the water or hear an owl in the distance. Dress for the weather, wear good shoes, and bring a flashlight. Meet at the Main Parking Lot at 45 Mill Street in Foxboro. For adults and children 10+ who can walk at a moderate to brisk pace for 3 miles. Rain, storm or icy trail conditions will cancel. Call Amy at (508) 272-9376 for more information. Reasonable accommodations upon request.

For park info & directions, visit This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation.


FOXBORO, MA – Customers of the Foxboro Water System were notified on March 16, 2011 of a bacteriaproblem with our drinking water and were advised that you did not need to boil water,but that you should discard all ice, food products and formula made with tap watercollected on or before March 15, 2011. We are pleased to report that the problem hasbeen corrected and that it is no longer necessary to follow the above advisory.

Five additional samples taken on March 17, 2011 for the raw water well for E. Coli cameback negative (absent) for E. Coli.
As always, you may contact the water department at 508-543-1209 or Foxboro WaterDept., 40 South Street, Foxboro, MA 02035 with any comments or questions.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especiallythose who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments,nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in apublic place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by:
Foxboro Water Dept.
March 23, 2011