Southborough is approximately 15.7 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 9,767. It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting. The town’s administration is comprised of a Town Administrator and an elected Board of Selectmen. First a part of Marlborough, Southborough was settled in 1660 and then formally incorporated as its own town in 1727. It was formerly a farming and then a light industrial town. Although it is now primarily considered a bedroom community, it does have some businesses, especially along Route 9.
It shares a public high school with Northborough and is also home to two private schools, St. Mark’s School and the Fay School.
- Visit Southborough’s town government website here.
- Visit Southborough’s public schools (K-8) website here.
- Visit Southborough’s high school (Algonquin Regional High School, shared with Northborough) here.
December 5th, 2013
Southborough – Paul A. Macdonald, 70, of Southborough, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital of Boston after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Janet Rae (Smith) Macdonald for the past 44 years. Paul graduated from Arlington High School, and was a 1963 graduate of Wentworth Institute of [...]
December 4th, 2013
Southborough – When Southborough resident Jane Maxim embarked on her career as a nephrology nurse in 1974, she worked at a center in Boston where people with kidney failure had to travel from all over New England three times a week to receive dialysis treatment. She was pleased when medical advancements made it possible for some patients to receive in-home treatment via peritoneal dialysis. She knew the option would ease many of the hardships such travel can cause.
December 4th, 2013
Southborough Friday, Nov. 22 2:28 a.m. Officers responded to a Turnpike Road business to investigate a report of a verbal argument that had escalated into a destruction of property incident. Responding officers reported back that a female passenger had kicked (and cracked) the windshield of her ex-boyfriend’s vehicle. The owner of the vehicle refused to [...]
December 2nd, 2013
Southborough – Jane Cain, director of the Southborough Public Library, has announced her plans to take a position in another Massachusetts community, and will complete her tenure at the end of the year. Library Trustees invite the community to an open house/farewell event Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the library, 25 [...]
November 30th, 2013
Southborough – For St. Mark’s students who will be participating in the “Release the Hero Within: Volunteer with Outreach360” program in the spring, their lives and the children they work with will forever be transformed.
November 29th, 2013
Southborough – Over 1,200 runners and walkers started Thanksgiving morning by participating in the seventh annual Gobble Wobble 5K Race and Two-Mile Walk, beginning and ending at Trottier Middle School. Amos Sang finished first overall in 15:30. Lauren Perkins was the first-place female finishing in 18:46. State Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, announced the winners in [...]
November 27th, 2013
Southborough – The storm that has pounded much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast has made its move into central Massachusetts, which heavy rains and winds predicted for much of the day. A family on Edgewood Road felt the wrath of the winds early this morning when strong gusts toppled a tree onto their home. [...]
November 20th, 2013
Southborough Sunday, Nov. 10 9:46 p.m. Arrested, Helia Barbalho of Worcester Road, Framingham. Barbalho was arrested on an active arrest warrant out of Worcester. She was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Tuesday, Nov. 12 9:43 p.m. Arrested, Daniel Kim of Schipper Farm Lane, Southborough. Kim was charged with OUI-alcohol, operating to [...]
November 19th, 2013
Southborough – For Stephen Coldwell, 74, receiving a brain tumor diagnosis in July has done little to slow him down. Recently, the Pilgrim Church bell ringer, avid (vegetable) gardener and Southborough Food Pantry volunteer has been spotted moving split logs in his yard (to fuel his wood stove) and helping at the pantry’s “Scouting for Food” event Nov. 2.
Coldwell grew up in Framingham. In 1964, while he was attending the University of Rhode Island, his father purchased 35 acres of land adjacent to the Sudbury Reservoir between Middle Road and Parkerville Road in Southborough. Six family homes have since been built on the land, sharing a mailbox and a common drive.
November 15th, 2013
Southborough – June (Maston) Rougeau, of Southborough, formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Born in Ayer, she was the daughter of the late Winafred and Mercedes (Millett) and the wife of Edward H. Rougeau. Mrs. Rougeau had been employed at the former Yankee Gift House in Marlborough as a sales associate. She was [...]