Monthly Archives: January 2008

East Rutherford Pizza vs. Foxborough Chowder

It’s official! The Selectmen of Foxborough and the Mayor and borough Council of East Rutherford have wagered on the outcome of Superbowl XLII.

Five pizzas (or “pies” as some call the tasty food staple) from East Rutherford’s Park Tavern if the Patriots win or clam chowder (also known to many as “New England Clam Chowdah”) from Foxborough’s Lafayette House if the Giants win. Also included in the bet: Foxborough Selectmen will wear Giants hats for one entire meeting or East Rutherford’s Mayor (and staff) and Council will wear Patriots hats for a day.

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Battle Of The Boroughs!

The Mayor of Borough of East Rutherford, New Jersey (Mayor James L. Cassella), has challenged the Board Of Selectmen of Foxborough, Massachusetts to a bet about Superbowl XLII. He bet pizzas. Our Selectmen considered New England Clam Chowder from the Lafayette House, pizza from Foxborough House of Pizza, or food from all around town (enough for seven people). While discussing this challenge, there were many suggestions from around the Selectmen’s table tonight including the wearing of Patriots shirts while feasting on Foxborough food or Giants hats while dining on New Jersey pizza. Selectmen Sullivan will be negotiating the final bet with the Mayor tomorrow.

More items from tonight’s meeting:

  • We may not be the smallest Town home to National Football League team, but may be the smallest town home to an American Football Conference team!
  • During tonight’s meeting, Selectman Feeney “put on notice” the cities and mayors Of Boston and Brockton regarding their use of the term “City of Champions“….how about “Town Of Champions”, “Hometown Of Champions”, or something that reflects the small, town feeling and qualities we strive to retain and preserve?
  • They are currently discussing the ‘Dog Park’… .

Super’ Sendoff At Gillette!

Help Governor Patrick give the hometown team an excellent sendoff on their trip to the Superbowl. Parking and admission to the 10:00 AM event is free. Lots open an hour before the event. Tailgating will not be permitted. (^)

Green Poll:

For other townies who might surf on in here. Click here to vote in the poll about wind turbines!

Renewable Energy

The Board Of Selectmen have established the Renewable Energy Advisory Committee. This will be a subcommittee to explore renewable energy sources and hopefully using some of these sources in town. Selectman Feeney has noted a particular interest in wind turbines.

Some basic places and things to peruse:
MassEnergy Looking To Build Wind Turbine
“…Mass Energy will site the turbine in a community where local officials and the community are ready to embrace wind power. As a nonprofit organization, Mass Energy will ensure that the economic benefits of the turbine are shared fairly with the community. … Mass Energy is currently in the process of choosing a site in eastern Massachusetts for the wind turbine. More information on this project will be posted at http://www.massenergy.org. …”

Community Solar Challenge
The Community Solar Challenge 2006-2007 was a huge success with several communities earning free solar panels. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative also matched tens of thousands of dollars back to communities across the Commonwealth for clean energy programs thanks to members of New England Wind Fund. We are working hard on the Solar Challenge for 2007-2008!

Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (CEERE), Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (RERL), & Community Wind Fact-Sheet Series

Division of Energy Resources

MADEP: Waste & Recycling

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Energy Kids Page

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Science Daily: Renewable Energy News

Sustainable Development