Sign in Foxborough
Location in Norfolk County in Massachusetts
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Foxborough is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, approximately 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Boston and 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Providence, Rhode Island. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 508 was split from Area code 617 on July 16, 1988. In addition northeastern Massachusetts originally a part of the 508 area code was given Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of Area code 508. It was added in 2001 to create more Telephone numbers Exchanges Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Norfolk County is a County located in the US state of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rhode Island ( officially named the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States The population was 16,246 at the 2000 census. The town is best known as the site of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots of the National Football League and the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. Gillette Stadium is the home Stadium for the New England Patriots football team and the New England Revolution soccer team The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. The New England Revolution, nicknamed the Revs, is a professional soccer club based in Foxborough Massachusetts, that participates in Major League Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U "Foxborough" is the official spelling of the town name, although the alternative spelling "Foxboro" is also frequently used.
For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Foxborough, please see the article Foxborough (CDP), Massachusetts. A census-designated place ( CDP) is a type of place (a concentration of population identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes Foxborough is a Census-designated place (CDP in the town of Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Settled in 1704 and incorporated in 1778, Foxborough was named for Charles James Fox, Whig Member of the British Parliament, who was a staunch supporter of the Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolution. The Right Honourable Charles James Fox ( 24 January 1749 &ndash 13 September 1806) was a prominent British Whig The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories The Thirteen Colonies were part of what became known as British America, a name that was used by Great Britain until the Treaty of Paris (1783 recognized the In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
Foxborough was once home to the world's largest straw hat factory. Founded by local businessman E. P. Carpenter, the Union Straw Works building burned to the ground in the early 20th century.
Foxborough was composed of small neighborhood communities until the early 1900s. These included Foxvale/Paineburgh, which remained semi-independent until the mid-twentieth century; Quaker Hill in South Foxborough; and Lakeview/Donkeyville in West Foxborough.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 9 square miles (54. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 1 km²), of which, 20. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 1 square miles (52. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 8 square miles (2. 1 km²) of it (3. 88%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,246 people, 6,141 households, and 4,396 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 809. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 people per square mile (312. 4/km²). There were 6,299 housing units at an average density of 313. 7/sq mi (121. 1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97. 09% White, 0. 82% Black or African American, 0. 11% Native American, 1. 22% Asian, 0. 01% Pacific Islander, 0. 20% from other races, and 0. 54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 06% of the population.
There were 6,141 households out of which 35. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59. 9% were married couples living together, 8. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28. 4% were non-families. 23. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 63 and the average family size was 3. 15.
In the town the population was spread out with 26. 5% under the age of 18, 5. 0% from 18 to 24, 32. 1% from 25 to 44, 24. 5% from 45 to 64, and 11. 9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $64,323, and the median income for a family was $78,811. Males had a median income of $51,901 versus $35,748 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,294. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 2. 3% of families and 3. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 6. 2% of those age 65 or over.
Foxborough is run by a five-member board of selectmen and elected town officials like the town moderator and town clerk. Day-to-Day operations involving items under the Board of Selectmen's purview is handled by an appointed Town Administrator.
Board of Selectmen (Term Ends)
James Thrasher (2009)
Mark Sullivan (2009) Chairman
Paul Feeney (2010) Vice-Chairman
Lynda Walsh (2010) Clerk
Paul D. Mortenson (2011)
Other Town Officials
Andrew Gala (Town Administrator)
Robert E. Cutler Jr. (Town Clerk)
Robert Swanson (Department of Public Works)
Marc Resnick (Town Planner)
William Casbarra (Building Commissioner)
George Young (Health Agent)
David Risch (Conservation Manager)
William Hocking (Conservation Commission Chairman)
Leo Potter (Water and Sewer Superintendent)
Randy Scollins (Finance Director)
Gerald McNamara, Sr. (Fire Chief)
Edward T. O’Leary (Police Chief)
Carl J. Kusch (Veteran's Agent)
Carl J. Kusch (Historical Commission Chairman)
Deborah Giardino (Recreation Director)
Thomas F. Buckley (Town Assessor)
Dr. Christopher H. Martes (Superintendent of Schools)
Town Hall is located at 40 South Street, Foxborough, MA 02035.
Foxborough has a public school system. The Foxborough Public Schools (FPS) district currently has an enrollment of over 3,000 children in grades from pre-school to grade 12.
The schools are notable for the amount of money they invest in technology. FPS receives recognition for outperforming by both state and national standards.
Foxborough public schools:
The mascot of the high school is the Warriors; their colors are blue and gold. The high school offers a wide variety of sports including golf, track and field, football, soccer, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, hockey, indoor track, gymnastics, cheerleading, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, and softball. The football team has won the Hockomock League title and also won the Division 2 Super Bowl various times, most recently in 2007 with a 21-10 victory over Burlington. Coincidentally, the Super Bowl win also gave coach Jack Martinelli his 200th win. The cheerleading team has also earned recognition, making it to nationals for the first time in 2004 and then again in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The golf team has produced many all-scholastic players and even state champions, as has the wrestling team. The boys' indoor track team were the Hockomock Champions in the 2006/2007 season. The field hockey team have been the Hockomock Champions several times in recent years. Foxborough High School is also known for its music program, which includes a string orchestra, symphony orchestra, chorus, marching band, concert band, symphonic winds, winds ensemble and jazz band/choir. Many of these groups regularly place in competitions.
Foxborough Regional Charter School (FRCS) is a college preparatory school for grades K-12 located near the town common, at 131 Central Street. FRCS was originally founded as the Sabis Foxborough Regional Charter School in 1998. In 2002, the school broke off from Sabis, and thus dropped it from the school name.
There are several memorable historic sites within Foxborough. Memorial Hall is a stone building and monument in the center of town dedicated to those who served in the armed forces, and contains many town archives. The Historic Homes Plaque Program designates important historical homes in town. Area schoolhouses, such as the Quaker Hill School and the Paine School, now being made into a small museum, are also of interest. Town graveyards, such as Rockhill Cemetery, and the Centre Burial Ground, are also important to town history.