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Board of Selectmen Meeting Coverage Tuesday

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

7:00 Citizen’s Input Topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
7:10 Public Hearing

Sue Thibedeau

Mixed Breed Dog at 7 Meadowview Road
7:20 Town Manager Attorney General’s Open Meeting Law Decision
7:30 Public Hearing 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
8:30 Town Manager Non-union Pay Plan
9:00 Town Manager Annual Town Meeting Warrant – Articles 1-24
9:30 Town Manager
Town Manager
Randy Scollins
Fire Chief Hatfield
Fire Overtime Project
10:30 Town Manager Report of Overcrowding at March 27th Selectmen’s Meeting
10:45 Executive Session Review of Executive Session Minutes

Live Board of Selectmen Coverage Tonight

Larry Harrington, Chair of the Foxborough Board of SelectmenThe Foxboro Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet tonight (January 24th) at 7pm in the Andrew Gala Meeting Room. FCA will air the meeting live on the Government Channel (Comcast 22/Verizon 38) and online at 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

Residents can also watch previous meetings online, with the FCA streaming video site: http://video.fcatv.org/category/board-selectmen

The following agenda has been posted: Continue reading Live Board of Selectmen Coverage Tonight

Live School Committee Coverage Tonight

Foxboro School Committee Coverage, LiveThe Foxborough School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight (January 9th) at 7pm in the Foxborough High School Media Center.  FCA will air the meeting live on the Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) and online at 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

Residents can also watch previous meetings online, with the FCA streaming video site: http://video.fcatv.org/category/school-committee

The following agenda has been posted:
Continue reading Live School Committee Coverage Tonight

VIDEO: December 27th Board of Selectmen Meeting

Video form the Foxborough Board of Selectmen Meeting on December 27th has been posted in three parts:

PART 1 - http://video.fcatv.org/video/883

PART 2 - http://video.fcatv.org/video/884

PART 3 - http://video.fcatv.org/video/885
Board of Selectmen Chair “calls the questions” and a vote is taken 1hr 8min 50sec into part three of the video.

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.”

Voted passed 3-2

Listen to Music from NVPO Pops In Love Concert


Guest Violin Soloist Mitsuru Yonezaki
NVPO Guest Violin Soloist Mitsuru Yonezaki

The Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra held its first ever Pops concert, “Pops in Love,” on Sunday, February 13th at Foxborough High School. This concert featured 12-year-old violin sensation Mitsuru Yonezaki in the Sarasate “Carmen Fantasy,” as well as selections from Rossini, Leonard Bernstein, and local favorite Leroy Anderson.

Audio clips from the Pops In Love concert are available for listening below:

NOTE: Video clips from this concert are also available here.

(Click on the play button next to each song to listen)

William Tell Overture – Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Conducted by Patrick Valentino, Assistant Conductor

Carmen Fantasy on Themes of Bizet, Op. 25 – Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Mitsuru Yonezaki, Violin

Trumpeter’s Lullaby – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

The Pennywhistle Song – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

Fiddle-Faddle – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

Selections from Ragtime – Stephen Copland (arr. Kessler)

“Hoe-down” from Rodeo – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

Themes from 007 (arr. Calvin Custer)

Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter (1891-1964) arr. Dragon

West Side Story Selections – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) arr. Mason

The Washington Post – John Philip Sousa

Program Notes:

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 independence 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 captures 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 the 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” orchestra 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 conductor 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) 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.  And 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 that period. In the closing piece of this wonderful pops concert, Bernstein’s musical excerpts from West Side Story accompanies the composer’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – this time set in 1950’s New York City, and an appropriate tale of love with which to end this NVPO’s Valentine’s Day treat!