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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Grants available for Southborough organizations

July 10th, 2016

Southborough – The Foundation for MetroWest is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Southborough Community Fund (SCF) Competitive Grant Program from registered nonprofits and organizations operating in Southborough. The SCF Board encouraged applications that bring innovative thinking to big issues and small ones – all for the benefit of Southborough. These include programs that increase […]

Kids display stars and stripes in holiday parade

July 1st, 2016

“Harry Potter” fan C.J. Cryan, 5, marches along the parade route.

Southborough – Once again, Common Street was closed by the Southborough Police as a longtime holiday tradition continued June 30. Young patrons of the Southborough Library and their family members participated in the annual Fourth of July parade, wearing star-spangled accessories while waving American flags.

Southborough police log, July 1 edition

June 29th, 2016

police log

Southborough Friday, June 17 12:13 a.m. Arrested, Kevin Chilin of High Street, Marlborough, MA. Mr. Chilin was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License. 10:45 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Presidential Drive. 11:38 a.m. An officer investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Middle Road. […]

Free transfer station stickers for Southborough seniors

June 17th, 2016

Southborough – If you are over 65 and listed on the Town Census, you can receive up to two free transfer station stickers that are strictly for your household’s personal use. During the month of July, the Town Clerk’s office will set up a station in the rear parking lot of the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Road, where senior citizens will be able to come and receive their stickers.

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.

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