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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Making every vote count

June 15th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

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) […]

Southborough Recreation Department to receive grant from U.S. Tennis Association

June 9th, 2016

Southborough – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced, through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, that it has awarded a $6,000 grant to Southborough Recreation Department. The grant will be used to resurface three existing tennis courts at Margaret A. Neary School courts. The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access […]

Joseph T. Speranza, 78, of Southborough

June 8th, 2016

Southborough – Joseph Thomas Speranza, 78, of Southborough, died Monday, June 6, 2016 after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Barbara (Evers) Speranza and the late Kathleen (Watts) Speranza, who passed away in 2000. Born in Framingham he was the son of the late Salvatore and Francesca (Giacomarra) Speranza. He was […]

Southborough police log, June 10 edition

June 8th, 2016

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Southborough Friday, May 27 4:29 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 7:50 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Turnpike Road. 11:50 a.m. Solicitors registered at the police station. 11:54 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Graystone Way residence. 12:18 p.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at […]

Special education teachers and community members honored

June 3rd, 2016

The 2015-2016 “Go the Distance” award winners

Photo/Lisa Lambert

Northborough – The Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) recently hosted its sixth annual “Go the Distance” awards ceremony May 24 in the Algonquin Regional High School cafeteria. The event, which attracted approximately 200 guests, celebrated special educators and members of the community who have made a difference in the lives of special needs students in the district.

Bonnie Pedersen, 73, of Southborough

June 1st, 2016

Southborough – Bonnie (Lungwitz) Pedersen, 73, of Southborough, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 31, 2016 after being stricken ill at home. She was the beloved wife of G. Mark Pedersen for the past 54 years. Bonnie was the daughter of the late Donald J. and Lois (Daily) Lungwitz, and grew up in Haiti. She attended schools […]

Preserving the past for the future

May 25th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans to purchase the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main St. and slate it for possible demolition in July 2014, four local teens – Bridget Brady, Jen Fox, Maggie Shoemaker and Kayleigh Travin- decided they were not okay with that idea.

Southborough police log, May 20 edition

May 18th, 2016

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Southborough Wednesday, May 11 9:13 a.m. A motorist from Marlboro, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Driver’s License; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; and Speeding. 11:18 a.m. A resident of Constitution Drive reported a possible rattlesnake near their swimming pool. The Animal Control Officer and the Environmental Police […]

Arthur Piper, 93, of Southborough

May 16th, 2016

Southborough – Arthur “Keith” Piper, 93, of Southborough, died peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a devoted father to his late daughter, Donna Jean Piper, who left us too early last fall, and a loving husband to his dearly departed wife, Betty R. (Raven) Piper. Keith was born in Marlborough, son of Warren H. […]

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