5 Things You Need to Know Today: April 29

Hunters, be sure to check your turkeys.


Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today?


1. Turkey hunters are required to check their turkies at an official check station for the spring turkey hunting season. The on Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough is an official Massachusetts checking station. Others can be found on this website.

2. The 3rd Annual Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer takes place this morning at , 35 Chauncy St.

3. Community advocates from the Campaign for Our Communities launched an interactive map that shows the amount of local aid from the state that has been cut from community budgets since 2000.

4. The UMass Memorial Medical Center is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 508-334-5832 on Tuesday, May 8 or Wednesday, May 9. Parking is free.

5. There is a canoe trip through Cedar Swamp scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m. The Westborough Community Land Trust program includes an adventurous 1-mile paddle up the winding head of the Sudbury and into Cedar Swamp Pond. This four to five hour trip is free, fairly strenuous and designed for experienced paddlers. Meet by the bridge on Fruit Street, about 1/8 mile southwest of Flanders Road.


Is there something that you would like others to know today? Go ahead and post it in the comments!

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karl connolly April 29, 2012 at 01:00 PM
As I read the 5 things you need to know I am reminded what a terrible job is being done in town at delivery of community information. I think it is fair to argue that most people in town have access to the internet either on thier mobile device or at least on a machine at their home and yet the town's own website has no forum to announce activities of interest to its residents. There are things happening in town that would likely have much better attendance and support if people knew in advance they were happening. Sites like facebook , patch, and twitter have plugins that make it easy to integrate these 3rd party sites into an existing site. I was able to integrated the westborough police's facebook ticker on their site (which i volunteer on) in under 5 minutes. It is a shame that the westborough town site is not more current and the go to source for news, events, and activities that would actually get residents together. The recent spat of break-ins in town are in part facilitated by the fact that in westborough many don't know their neighbors nor have any interaction and as such there in no neighborhood watch system. In my opinion if information of events and gatherings and the like was more freely available the community as a whole would likely benefit.


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