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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Leon Cummings, 93, of Southborough

March 14th, 2016

Southborough – Leon “Lee” Cummings, 93, of Southborough, went home to the Lord Friday, March 11, 2016. He died at home after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Mattie (Karnes) Cummings. Born in Freeport, Maine, he was the youngest son of the late Lucey (Stevens) and Henry Cummings. Lee attended the […]

Janet H. Campbell, 80, of Southborough

March 11th, 2016

Southborough – Janet H. (Becker) Campbell, 80, died unexpectedly in her home Tuesday March 8, 2016. Janet was the wife of the late, great Ronald Campbell, who passed away in 2008. She ran the former Campbell Rubbish Removal of Southborough with her husband for 30 years. She is survived by her children, Amy Campbell of Southborough, […]

Southborough police log, March 11 edition

March 9th, 2016

police log

Southborough Sunday, Feb. 21 12:57 a.m. An officer responded with the Fire Department to investigate a fire alarm activation at a Boston Road business. 5:48 a.m. An officer responded to Boston Road to investigate a report of a dog running in and out of traffic. The officer located the dog, but the animal ran into […]

Talk on Women’s History Month to be held at Southborough library

March 8th, 2016


Southborough – Donna McDaniel, a local journalist and historian, will be presenting an informative talk on Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main St.

As the nation approaches a crucial election in November, McDaniel will offer a look back at the women in this country that fought hard for the right to vote—which was not realized until 1920.

Kathleen Maguire, 86, of Southborough

March 7th, 2016

Southborough – Kathleen Joann Maguire, 86, a lifelong resident of Southborough, died Thursday, March 2, 2016 at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center after a period of declining health. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of Mary (Sheenan) and John Maguire. Joann was a graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and worked for […]

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.”

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