Monthly Archives: October 2012

December Special Town Meting

Town meeting will be Dec. 11th if the high school auditorium is available or Dec. 12th if not.

Warrant Closes for special town meeting Oct. 30th. All citizen’s petitions should be submitted by then. What will be on the warrant? Articles 25-27 from May’s town meeting? Town Hall Renovation? Turf Field? Town garage expansion? Zoning changes? Renewable energy? Wind turbine? Solar farm? Route 1 set-backs? Sale of town owned property?

Walsh tried discussing holding a Saturday town meeting – to help get seniors and others who have difficulty participating on a weeknight – was put off until later. Selectmen will discuss it for May’s meeting.

  1. http://foxbororeporter.com/articles/2012/10/18/opinion/letters/12355265.txt
  2. Figures show less expensive options for Town Hall woes
  3. Foxboro voters to take up field
  4. Money aplenty in Foxboro
  5. Much was ignored in deciding on a new Town Hall
  6. Plan calls for new Town Hall without tax hike

Wine & Malt License Granted To Downtown Restaurant

The Asian Ginger resturant (at the old Friendly’s building) received conditional approval for a wine and malt license. They must receive an okay Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and the seating/floor plan must be included with their information and not change. Selectmen DeVellis said he had been there, the food was good, and there was no designated bar where people would come in, sit, and get drinks only. The manager had received some official training for checking ID’s and they were warned that the Foxborough Board of Selectmen takes the issue of liquor violations very seriously. Sullivan suggested the cost of a scanner would be worth it to prevent having to bring back their Boston based lawyer or receiving penalties for a violation. The owner and manager were also cautioned if they wanted to change anything about the business operations or floor plan, they must come back to the Board and get approval prior to instituting those changes. They were wished Good Luck by all but Coppola who recused herself from the hearing (she said she owns property nearby).

Schools, Boy Scouts, & Town

Older kids in South Foxborough knew he was a “perv” but no adults did? Police looked into a claim in the late 1990s but nothing came of it…………who did they talk to? How extensive was the investigation? Where are officers on the force during the 60s and 70s when this was happening? Why doesn’t the School Department have an accurate record of where he was teaching and when? What did local pastors know?

“That is the real question which Foxboro is still struggling to come to grips with after 40 years. Why did no one intervene? It’s the one question that Sheehan’s alleged victims, deserve to have answered. ” ………… “At this point, all anyone can realistically hope for is peace of mind.”

That’s a load of bs! Thse adults who knew and didn’t say anything should be ferreted out and held just as accountable. If someone knew in the early years but did not say anything or try to or do anything to stop it and the perpetrator, they -in their silence- contributed to the harm done to boys following the initial victim. Shame on you adults of the time who said nothing and stood by while our most vulnerable were victimized!

Waiting for the lawsuits.

  1. Sheehan not included on scout volunteer list
  2. Pastor details 1970 incident with ex-youth leader
  3. Safety in scouting now paramount
  4. After 40 long years, now comes healing
  5. Sheehan probe only ‘tip of iceberg’
  6. Attorney in priest scandal contacted
  7. For some, Boy Scouts list disclosure too late
  8. Victim: Peers knew scout leader was ‘pervert’
  9. Sheehan blamed Prop. 21/2 for departure
  10. Nine more allege abuse
  11. More in Foxboro alleging abuse
  12. Sheehan said he left town for job security
  13. Former Sheehan colleague at Ahern asks why no one followed up on abuse claim
  14. Shock over Foxboro abuse claim