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.

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ARHS graduates featured in new Pop TV docuseries

July 18th, 2016

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Northborough/Southborough – Two graduates of Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) are featured, along with the rest of their six-person a cappella group, The Hexachords, in Season 2 of the hit Pop TV docuseries, “Sing It On.” Xander Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014), were both active in the music program at ARHS and former members of Algonqapella, the high school’s a cappella group.

Southborough seniors celebrate summer

July 13th, 2016

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Southborough – Residents continued the spirit of celebration and patriotism at the annual summer BBQ held at the senior center July 13. Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough police log, July 15 edition

July 13th, 2016

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Southborough Friday, July 1 1:08 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Newton Street business. 1:34 a.m. An officer investigated a report of a suspicious male party walking on Marlboro Road. The individual had left the area prior to officers arriving on scene. 5:13 a.m. A medical was reported at a Flagg Street residence. […]

After standout high school career, Kessinger ready for next chapter

July 12th, 2016

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Northborough – Southborough’s Nolan Kessinger is under no misconception of the challenges yet to come.

The Algonquin Regional High baseball standout has been scouted and recruited to compete for UMass-Amherst, one of the area’s premier collegiate teams, but is fully aware that with a dozen freshmen vying for roster spots, it’s going to take everything in his baseball arsenal to crack the team’s lineup. For those who know Kessinger, admire his determination and talent as well as his leadership skills, it’s nearly impossible to find any skeptics.

Grants available for Southborough organizations

July 10th, 2016

Southborough – The Foundation for MetroWest is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Southborough Community Fund (SCF) Competitive Grant Program from registered nonprofits and organizations operating in Southborough. The SCF Board encouraged applications that bring innovative thinking to big issues and small ones – all for the benefit of Southborough. These include programs that increase […]

Kids display stars and stripes in holiday parade

July 1st, 2016

“Harry Potter” fan C.J. Cryan, 5, marches along the parade route.

Southborough – Once again, Common Street was closed by the Southborough Police as a longtime holiday tradition continued June 30. Young patrons of the Southborough Library and their family members participated in the annual Fourth of July parade, wearing star-spangled accessories while waving American flags.

Southborough police log, July 1 edition

June 29th, 2016

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Southborough Friday, June 17 12:13 a.m. Arrested, Kevin Chilin of High Street, Marlborough, MA. Mr. Chilin was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. 10:45 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Presidential Drive. 11:38 a.m. An officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Middle Road. […]

Free transfer station stickers for Southborough seniors

June 17th, 2016

Southborough – If you are over 65 and listed on the Town Census, you can receive up to two free transfer station stickers that are strictly for your household’s personal use. During the month of July, the Town Clerk’s office will set up a station in the rear parking lot of the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road, where senior citizens will be able to come and receive their stickers.

Making every vote count

June 15th, 2016

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Southborough – It’s been said many times that it is a privilege to vote and in today’s highly charged political climate, those word were never truer. But, though they may want to vote, many long distance commuters are on the road before the polls open and as a result, they don’t make it to the polls. Southborough officials are determined to eliminate as many barriers as possible.

Southborough police log, June 17 edition

June 15th, 2016

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Southborough Wednesday, June 8 6:38 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 7:31 a.m. An officer took a vandalism report from a Parkerville Road resident. The resident found the back window of their vehicle was shattered (possibly by a BB) […]

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