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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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The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

August 24th, 2016

Jamie (l) and Dayna Altman
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Southborough – Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Southborough’s Main Street reconstruction plans on display before Town Meeting

August 24th, 2016

Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans

Southborough – The Southborough Main Street Reconstruction conceptual plans are currently on display at the town’s public library. Karen Galligan, Southborough’s superintendent of Public Works, and Library Director Ryan Donovan are encouraging town residents to stop by and review the plans prior to a Special Town Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Brent E. Trottier Middle School.

Southborough police log, Aug. 26 edition

August 24th, 2016

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Southborough Thursday, Aug. 11 12:46 a.m. An officer on patrol investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of a Turnpike Road business. The vehicle and the operator both checked out ok. 7:31 a.m. A medical was reported at a Carriage Hill Circle residence. 10:37 a.m. Hopkinton Police requested assistance in locating a male on […]

New England Center for Children announces the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute

August 17th, 2016

Southborough – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, has announced the establishment of the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute and the successful completion of a $10.9 million capital campaign. Created with a $2.5 million lead gift from John and Diane Kim, the […]

New deacon Michael Hamilton brings unique artistic gifts to St. Mark’s

August 17th, 2016

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Southborough – The Venerable Michael Hamilton, an archdeacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, uses his artistic talents in different ways. One way is through icon painting – a contemplative, precise method of recreating icons that are generally Byzantine portraits of Christian religious figures.

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union and Daniels Insurance Agency form partnership

August 17th, 2016

Jim Dupont, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union president and CEO, and Traci
Daniels, vice president, Daniels Insurance
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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (SFCU) and Daniels Insurance Agency have announced a newly formed partnership. The insurance agency recently opened an office inside the credit union’s 489 Boston Turnpike (Route 9 west) location to bring the best product, service and convenience, as well as special exclusive discounts, to SFCU members. Members have reported […]

Kicking off Summer Nights 13th year

August 14th, 2016

Southborough – The Southborough Summer Nights event is bringing together another spectacular evening of entertainment, fireworks and family fun for Southborough residents. This year will mark the 13th anniversary of the locally funded event which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 5 p.m. at the Margaret A. Neary School, with a rain […]

Southborough artist masters the ancient art of encaustic painting

August 14th, 2016

outhborough – Southborough artist Catherine Weber is fascinated by encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, in which pigments are added to heated beeswax and painted on a surface.

“There’s every sense — the smell of the wax is wonderful, the luminosity, the flexibility – all of these things make encaustic wonderfully flexible,” she said. “This art is several thousands of years old. It’s been found on Egyptian sarcophagi, and on the hulls of Greek ships.”

Southborough Rotary Club benefits community in many ways

August 14th, 2016

Trottier School Principal Keith Lavoie (center) accepts a check for $1,500 from Southborough Rotary Club members Carl Guyer (l) and David Vachris (Photo/submitted)

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Southborough – The Southborough Rotary Club may be small in number but the group has made a very positive impact on the community, with donations of all types. The club formed in 1960 and since that time has hosted community events, fundraised for different causes and provided scholarships for students. […]

Independent agency provides full range of insurance services

August 9th, 2016

The staff of Fitts Insurance Agency.  Christopher Fitts, president, is third from right and his brother, Tim, is at right.
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“The agency was started in 1932 by my grandfather in a building my great-grandfather built in downtown Framingham. In June 2015, we moved from Framingham to Southborough,” said Christopher Fitts, president of the family firm.

“My father was president, before moving to chairman. The agency is now run by myself, my brother Tim, and my two cousins, George and Bruce Hulme. Tim and George do most our commercial lines, and Bruce does all our life, health and financial services work.”

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