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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Everything’s coming up ‘roses’ for 9-year-old Southborough reporter

October 30th, 2016

Shayna Rose

Southborough – Although she is only 9 years old, Shayna Rose has truly mastered the art of multi-tasking. Besides excelling in schoolwork in her fourth-grade class at the Woodward School, she loves to read as well as work on writing several books, participates in Girl Scouts, attends Hebrew school and enjoys arts and crafts. Together with her younger brother Alexander, she creates and decorates t-shirts.

Christopher J. DiBello, 49, of Bolton and Southborough

October 28th, 2016


Bolton/Southborough – Christopher J. DiBello, 49, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, due to complications from a stroke. He leaves his devoted wife of 20 years, Patricia A. (Tobin) DiBello; his adoring children, Marcus DiBello (12) and Lilliana “Lilly” DiBello (15), both of Bolton; his parents, Joseph and Gertrude (Yannario) DiBello of Grafton; his brother, […]

Southborough police log, Oct. 28 edition

October 26th, 2016

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Southborough Sunday, Oct. 9 12:04 a.m. Officers investigated a noise complaint on Graystone Way. The residence was located and the homeowner was asked to keep the noise down. 1:09 a.m. Officers investigated a noise complaint at the Red Roof Inn. The responding officers reported back that everything was in order there. 1:45 a.m. Southborough officers […]

Corgis celebrate Halloween in style

October 25th, 2016


By Bonnie Adams Managing Editor Southborough – What’s more fun than a bunch of Corgis? That would be a bunch of Corgis dressed in Halloween costumes! On a beautiful, crisp Oct. 23 afternoon, over 70 dogs and their family members, who are members of the Central Mass. Corgi Club, attended the second annual Corgi Spookfest […]

Southborough residents approve easements to fund Main Street project

October 24th, 2016


Southborough – Southborough will receive $7.28 million for its Southborough Main Street Reconstruction Project from the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as a result of a vote for easements that was necessary to gain funding.

Algonquin Regional cross country teams host fundraising shoe drive

October 21st, 2016

Algonquin Regional Cross Country boys’ team at a recent meet. Photos/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are hosting a shoe drive fundraiser through Thanksgiving. The teams have partnered with Funds2Orgs, which purchases the shoes collected from the teams, and then provides them to micro-enterprises in developing nations.

Mary L. Rhodes, 58, of Southborough

October 20th, 2016


Southborough – Mary L. (Ferris) Rhodes, 58, of Southborough, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness. She leaves her husband of 31 years, David A. Rhodes; two sons, Christopher D.  Rhodes and Gregory M. Rhodes, both of Southborough; two brothers, Michael Ferris and Gerald Ferris, […]

Massive copper beech tree thriving in Southborough

October 17th, 2016

The massive base of Southborough’s copper beech tree. Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough – Copper beech trees are worth talking about. One planted at Tufts University sometime between 1855 and 1860 made the news when it was taken down after being struck by lightening in 2015.

Annual Gobble Wobble 5K set for Nov. 24

October 14th, 2016

Southborough – Southborough’s annual Gobble Wobble Road Race will be held Thursday, Nov. 24, at the P. Brent Trottier School, 49 Parkerville Road. The event includes a 5K certified race and two-mile walk and kids’ fun run. Prizes will be given for the top three overall 5K finishers. Registration begins at 7 a.m. 5K race […]

Southborough police log, Oct. 14 edition

October 12th, 2016

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Southborough Tuesday, Oct. 4 0138 hrs- An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious motor vehicle that was parked in front of a Boston Road business. The officer reported back that the vehicle and the operator checked out ok. 0623 hrs- Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were […]

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