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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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.

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 […]

Woodward students get into the green scene

March 31st, 2016

Sch S Green Team-rs

Southborough – In October, a group of 40 Albert S. Woodward Memorial School students signed up to participate in the Green Team, an afterschool activity focused on recycling education. The Green Team, which meets twice a month, is headed by volunteer coordinators Mary Ellen Duggan (school nurse) and Jennie Bogaert (behavior specialist). Through books, videos, songs and activities, the students have been learning about the three Rs of recycling – reduce, reuse and recycle – and have used their knowledge to make significant “green” changes at Woodward.

Southborough sisters to perform at LDS church Easter concert

March 24th, 2016

Sisters Olivia (left) and Christina Iverson

Southborough – “He Lives!” a concert celebrating the miracle of the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ through music, will be performed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weston Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. Music performed that evening will show how Christ has been celebrated by composers through the centuries and across musical genres from classical to jazz. The concert will feature several musicians from the Greater Boston area including sisters Olivia and Christina Iverson from Southborough.

Presentation to be held March 29 to introduce new Southborough website

March 24th, 2016

Southborough – A presentation will be held at the Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd, March 29 at 3 p.m. to introduce the town’s new website. Learn how the website can help you pay bills, find the agenda for Town Meeting and learn about the latest activities of town committees and departments, including the public schools. […]

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