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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SYFS uses Mental Health Awareness Month to educate Southborough

May 2nd, 2017

Southborough – Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS), a department of the town of Southborough, will be bringing awareness about mental health throughout the month of May with Mental Health Awareness Month. The initiative will include information posted around town. The colorful posters include quotes, statistics, and information meant to destigmatize and bring awareness to […]

Northborough and Southborough to hold town elections May 9

May 2nd, 2017

Northborough/Southborough – The towns of Northborough and Southborough will be holding their respective town elections this year on Tuesday, May 9. The Community Advocate has invited candidates running for the Board of Selectmen races in each town to submit a statement about why they are running for these positions. Candidates who have replied have had […]

Candidates for Southborough Board of Selectmen

April 27th, 2017

Southborough – Six candidates will be on the ballot for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the Tuesday, May 9, Annual Town Election. The Community Advocate has invited the candidates to share a bit about their backgrounds and why they are running for this position. Here are the responses from two of the […]

Southborough police log, April 28 edition

April 26th, 2017

Southborough Friday, April 14 12:11 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 5:11 a.m. An officer on patrol observed a male party walking on Turnpike Road. The individual was provided a citizen transport to the Marlborough town line. 5:52 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at an Ashley Road residence. 10:04 a.m. Officers […]

Managing the stress of cancer

April 24th, 2017

Southborough – In 2011, Nancy Sullivan, herself a cancer survivor, founded a local support group, CaSfA (Cancer Support for All). Now, almost 100 members–cancer survivors, friends, family, and caregivers–benefit from her detailed newsletters, supportive lunch gatherings, and informative meetings.

Michael Kelleher Jr., 23, of Southborough

April 19th, 2017

Southborough – Michael Joseph Kelleher Jr., 23, of Southborough, died Sunday, April 16, 2017. Born in Framingham, he was the son of Lori A. and Michael J. Kelleher Sr. Michael lived in Natick as a young child and it was there where he developed both his great skill in and passion for sports. He completed […]

Southborough’s art on the trails

April 18th, 2017

Southborough – If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If art is installed in the woods, does it make an impact?

The organizers of Southborough’s “Finding Solace in the Woods” believe that the answer is yes.

Body of missing Southborough man is recovered

April 16th, 2017

Southborough – The family of Michael Kelleher, a 23-year-old man who has been missing since March 29, said his body was pulled from the Charles River this morning. Kelleher was reported missing after failing to meet up with a friend after attending a Boston Celtics game. We will have more details as we receive them.

The New England Center for Children celebrates Autism Awareness Month in April

April 12th, 2017

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced a global program for autism awareness in April as part of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Month and National Autism Awareness Month in the U.S. “Light It Up Blue.” NECC will join the “Light […]

Southborough police log, April 14 edition

April 12th, 2017

Southborough Sunday, April 2 1:36 a.m. Officers responded to the Boston Road area to investigate a report of an erratic operator in the area. The responding officers reported back negative findings. 3:59 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Willow Street business. 6:17 p.m. A medical was reported at a North Street residence. 9:15 […]

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