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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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School district takes the lead on student-athlete safety

April 21st, 2016

Northborough/Southborough – The Northborough-Southborough School District supports measures now wending their way through the state Legislature that make sure sports coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and require AED — automated external defibrillator—devices in schools.

But educators and administrators in the district did not wait for the bills to pass before taking action on their own.

Southborough police log, April 22 edition

April 20th, 2016

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Southborough Friday, April 8 12:28 a.m. Arrested, Joey Hancock of Morris Street, Southbridge, MA. Mr. Hancock was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (subsequent offense), marked lanes violation, and possession of a Class E drug. 11:25 a.m. Arrested, Lisa Liberty of Atwood Street, Southborough, MA. Ms. Liberty was charged with operating […]

‘Art in Bloom’ featured at the Southborough Public Library

April 15th, 2016

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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — were displayed at the Southborough Public Library April 7- 9. For the second time, the Southborough Gardeners collaborated with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

Motivational speaker Kevin Wanzer inspires Northborough students and residents

April 14th, 2016

“Choose To Love” 10th anniversary book cover

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School welcomed motivational comedian and professional speaker Kevin Wanzer the evening of March 31.

Preparing for 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

April 13th, 2016

Liam Clinton, 14, and his mother, Simone, at a past 5K Walk/Run for Autism 

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC) in Southborough is preparing for its 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism to be held Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., starting and finishing at the Margaret A. Neary Elementary School. To celebrate the fundraiser’s decade anniversary, NECC recently hosted an evening kickoff event at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School. There, Simone Clinton of Framingham shared success stories of her son Liam, an NECC student for 10 years.

Oscar G. Aselbekian, 89, of Southborough

April 12th, 2016

Southborough – Oscar G. Aselbekian, 89, a lifelong resident of Southborough, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Anne (Kaderian) Aselbekian, who passed away in 2007. Oscar attended the former Peter’s High School of Southborough and left before […]

Historic Burnett-Garfield house saved by Town Meeting

April 12th, 2016

The Burnett-Garfield House 
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough – An overwhelming majority of Southborough residents voted to acquire a preservation restriction for the Burnett-Garfield House at 84 Main Street at a well-attended Town Meeting held April 11 at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School. Those who presented arguments in favor stood and applauded Southborough’s Bridget Brady and friends — who almost two years ago at age 14 started a movement — that culminated in the vote.

Using existing Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds, the town will purchase a $970,000 bond to purchase the restriction. There is an expectation that the state will contribute some amount of matching funds. The money will go to the property’s owner, Jon Delli Priscoli, who has up to four years to restore the exterior of the property. He says that he will open a bed and breakfast.

Enjoy ‘Art in Bloom’ at the Southborough Public Library

April 6th, 2016

Algonquin Regional High School students will be participating in Art in Bloom.
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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — will be on display at the Southborough Public Library from Thursday, April 7 through Friday, April 9. For the second time, the club, the Southborough Gardeners, is collaborating with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough plans big expansion of CSA shares

April 6th, 2016

Desiree Robertson-DuBois, Chestnut Hill CSA Farm Manager.

Southborough – In the midst of stately homes in Southborough sits 235 acres of rolling pastures that never will be developed. Now, for the second year, the Chestnut Hill Farm will be the site of a bustling Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) run under the stewardship of The Trustees of the Reservation (The Trustees). This growing season, the CSA hopes to increase shares from last year’s 50 to 200.

Arlene M. Williams, 94, of Southborough

April 4th, 2016

Southborough – Arlene M. Williams, 94, departed this world for heaven Friday, April 1, 2016, after a long period of declining health, while a resident of Beaumont Northborough. Today we rejoice in the knowledge that she has passed the barrier of time as we know it and is forever at home with the Savior she […]

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