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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Two events for parents and families at Fay School

March 7th, 2016

Jedster the Jester 

Southborough – Fay School will hold two free events in March. On Saturday, March 12, as part of “Saturdays at Fay,” Jedster the Jester’s Circus Show will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. This month’s program will feature Jedster the Jester performing amazing circus tricks, and the chance to learn how to do them at home. Circus tricks include juggling, balancing plates, making balloon animals, and basic magic.

Pearl Stockwell, 95, of Southborough

March 1st, 2016

Southborough – Pearl Stockwell, 95, a lifelong residence of Southborough, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at her niece’s home in Nashua after a period of declining health. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of James and Minnie (LeGay) Stockwell. Pearl was a graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and worked as […]

Southborough twins bring vegetarian options to school lunch menu

February 24th, 2016

Sia (left) and Simi Gandhi (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – While peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cheese pizza have long reigned as vegetarian options in school cafeterias, Margaret Neary Elementary School will soon be adding healthy vegetarian choices to the school lunch menu at the request of fourth-graders Simi and Sia Gandhi.

Southborough police log, Feb. 26 edition

February 24th, 2016

police log

Southborough Monday, Feb. 15 12:31 a.m. An officer responded with the Fire Department to a fire alarm activation at a Boston Road business. 3:56 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Cordaville Road business. 10:09 a.m. A motorist from Marlborough, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended […]

Lenten series at Southborough area churches

February 12th, 2016

Southborough – The United Parishes of Southborough Lenten Series begins Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road. The evening begins with worship at 6 p.m., followed by dinner; reflection and conversation begin at 7 p.m. on the theme “A Theology of Food.”

Where there’s smoke…there’s controversy

February 12th, 2016


Southborough – The town of Southborough is the latest community to approve the first step in allowing a medical marijuana dispensary to be built in the town.

Recently the Board of Selectmen voted to sign a letter of non-opposition that would allow Commonwealth Cannabis Co. to go ahead with the next step in opening a facility at 255 Turnpike Road (Route 9). The plan must still be approved by the state’s Department of Mental Health.

‘Saturdays at Fay’ presents Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training

February 9th, 2016

Kids can learn to be superheroes at upcoming Saturdays at Fay program.

Southborough – Fay School in Southborough, 25 Middle Road, will hold its monthly “Saturdays at Fay” Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month’s program will feature Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training.

A late afternoon treat…

February 5th, 2016

sky rs

Southborough – After today’s storm, which caused a multitude of problems for municipal authorities, commuters and homeowners, it was a treat to see blue skies which then turned technicolor late this afternoon. This beautiful photo was shot in Southborough by CA contributor Sue Wambolt.

Southborough police log, Feb. 5 edition

February 3rd, 2016

police log

Southborough Monday, Jan. 25 6:06 a.m. Falconi’s on Boston Road reported a past burglary and malicious destruction to the business. Unknown person(s) had entered the business by force, and destroyed and stole several items from the business. The incident is currently under investigation by the Detective Unit. If you have any information regarding this incident, […]

Algonquin to host panel on opioid abuse

January 20th, 2016

Experts will speak at an event, “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” Jan. 25. 
Photo/courtesy Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Northborough – Tragedy struck Northborough in 2012 when an unintended opioid-related overdose death occurred, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Worcester Country was the site of 137 such deaths in 2014 and 106 more in 2015 were reported by the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Overall, over 1,200 Massachusetts residents died of a drug overdose over the last year.

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