The Foxboro Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm. The meeting will be held at the Foxborough High School Auditorium. FCA will air the meeting live on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live
Board of Selectmen meetings will replay on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) at the following times:
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm
Residents can also watch previous meetings online at FCA’s streaming video site: click here
The following agenda has been posted:
Foxborough Board of Selectmen Agenda
Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
Mixed Breed Dog at 7 Meadowview Road
Attorney General’s Open Meeting Law Decision
Transfer of All Alcohol Package Store License from Central Wine & Spirits at 50 Central Street to Trader Joe’s at the new location of 350 Patriot Place. Manager David Ford
Non-union Pay Plan
Annual Town Meeting Warrant – Articles 1-24
Fire Chief Hatfield
Fire Overtime Project
Report of Overcrowding at March 27th Selectmen’s Meeting
The Foxboro Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet tonight (January 24th) at 7pm in theÂ Andrew Gala Meeting Room. FCA will air the meeting live on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) and online atÂ http://www.fcatv.org/live
Foxborough Board of Selectmen Meetings are replayed on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) during the following times:
Fridays at 4pm
Saturdays at noon
Sundays 8am & 4pm
The Foxborough School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight (January 9th) at 7pm in theÂ Foxborough High School Media Center. Â FCA will air the meeting live on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) and online atÂ http://www.fcatv.org/live
Foxborough School Committee Meetings are replayed on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) during the following times:
Fridays at noon
Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 12pm & 7pm
MOTION: “I move that the Board of Selectmen dispatch a letter to Governor Deval Patrick, Stephen Crosby Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, informing them the Town of Foxborough is not willing to be a host community for a casino and that this board will not enter into any review or negotiations regarding such a proposal.”
The NVPO’s February 13, 2011 Pops in Love concert brings together a bouquet of all-time musical favorites in keeping with the theme of the Valentine holiday. The program opens with Gioachino Rossini’s (1792- 1868)William Tell Overture, written for his opera of the same name that depicts the struggle of the Swiss nation for independenceÂ from their much larger Austrian neighbor. The opera blends action with romance, legendary feats of archery with humor and playful trickery, and emergent European nationalism with an eternal love story. Rossini’s overture capturesÂ these diverse themes in its many moods, including an amorous opening sequence with cello solo, a storm scene, a depiction of nature in the meadow as ornamented by theÂ woodwinds, and last but not least a rousing cavalry charge featuring the orchestra’s brass sections.
Next we turn in our Pops program to the music from yet another famous opera, George Bizet’s Carmen. However, in this instance we will hear a piece written by the famous 19th Century violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate (1844- 1908)who has created a musical Fantasy based upon themes from Bizet’s renowned opera. This delightful but fiendishly difficult piece will be performed for us by the sensational twelve-year old violinist Mitsuru Yonezaki.
The next three pieces in the program come to us from Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975), a Cambridge, MA born composer famous for his short, playful and humorous compositions. These works regularly find their way into “pops” orchestraÂ concerts across the globe. Anderson was trained here in Boston at the New England Conservatory and at Harvard University where he subsequently worked as a conductorÂ and composer. Much of his music was debuted by the Boston Pops. The NVPO’s offering of Anderson’s music for this afternoon includes a good cross section of his work and musical style: Trumpeter’s Lullaby, The Pennywhistle Song and Fiddle-Faddle.
Our concert also includes examples of the craft of Copland, Custer and Porter. Aaron Copland (1900- 1990)Â is perhaps the dean of American classical music composers of the 20th Century. Copland’s “Hoedown” is taken from his popular ballet Rodeo, a story of life, work, and romance set in the Southwest. By contrast Calvin Custer (1939 -1998) is known primarily for his arrangements of other composers’ works, in this case the Themes from 007, the music behind the ever-popular James Bond movies. Â AndÂ no love-oriented concert would be complete without a sample of the sensuous music of Cole Porter (1891- 1964),in this case his Begin the Beguine in an arrangement for orchestra by Carmen Dragon.
To round out this Valentine’s Day special with the NVPO, our concert features two compilations of Broadway tunes: Stephen Flaherty’s (b. 1960) music to Ragtime and Leonard Bernstein’s (1918- 1990) music to West Side Story. Based on the book by E.L. Doctorow, the musical Ragtime explores the social, cultural, and ethnic tensions of life in America at the turn of the 20th Century. For his music, Flaherty draws on the emerging Ragtime jazz of thatÂ period. In the closing piece of this wonderful pops concert, Bernstein’s musical excerpts from West SideÂ Story accompanies the composer’s retelling of Shakespeare’s RomeoÂ and Juliet – this time set in 1950’sÂ New York City, and an appropriateÂ tale of love with which to end thisÂ NVPO’s Valentine’s Day treat!