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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Preserving the past for the future

May 25th, 2016

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Southborough – When a prospective buyer said he had plans to purchase the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main St. and slate it for possible demolition in July 2014, four local teens – Bridget Brady, Jen Fox, Maggie Shoemaker and Kayleigh Travin- decided they were not okay with that idea.

Southborough police log, May 20 edition

May 18th, 2016

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Southborough Wednesday, May 11 9:13 a.m. A motorist from Marlboro, MA was issued a Criminal Application for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Revoked Driver’s License; Failure to Wear Seatbelt; and Speeding. 11:18 a.m. A resident of Constitution Drive reported a possible rattlesnake near their swimming pool. The Animal Control Officer and the Environmental Police […]

Arthur Piper, 93, of Southborough

May 16th, 2016

Southborough – Arthur “Keith” Piper, 93, of Southborough, died peacefully Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  He was a devoted father to his late daughter, Donna Jean Piper, who left us too early last fall, and a loving husband to his dearly departed wife, Betty R. (Raven) Piper. Keith was born in Marlborough, son of Warren H. […]

William P. MacIver, 79, of Southborough

May 13th, 2016

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Southborough – William P. MacIver, 79, of Southborough and formerly of Weymouth and Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, surrounded by family, at Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the husband of the late Constance (Lupo) MacIver, who passed away in 2007. Bill was a graduate of Weymouth High School and […]

Fay School to showcase collection of presidential autographs and documents

May 9th, 2016

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Southborough – In the early 1900s, Fay School’s second headmaster, Waldo B. Fay, began a collection of presidential autographs. He wrote to sitting presidents and asked each one to contribute his signature. Over the years, alumni and friends of Fay added to the collection, and today, Fay has a complete set of documents featuring the autographs of every president. This year, in honor of Fay’s 150th anniversary, Fay’s Board of Trustees restored and reframed the collection, so they could share this exciting snapshot of history with the community.

Southborough police log, May 6 edition

May 4th, 2016

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Southborough Thursday, April 21 4:19 a.m. An officer responded with the Fire Department to assist with a fire alarm activation at a Thayer Lane residence. 4:30 a.m. An officer on patrol investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked at a Main Street business. The officer advised dispatch that everything checked out ok. 6:17 a.m. A medical […]

Southborough man charged with OUI after hitting police officer

April 30th, 2016

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Southborough – Police Chief Kenneth Paulhus released this statement this morning: On 4.30.16 at approximately 1:56 a.m., Officer Patrick Smith was on patrol in a marked Ford Explorer when he was rear ended by a 2006 Lexus SUV while stopped at a red light on Route 9 West at the intersection of Central Street. The […]

Southborough Community Fund grant to Heritage Chorale provides free concert tickets

April 28th, 2016

Southborough – The Heritage Chorale, (John Finney, director) has received a $2,000 grant from The Southborough Community Fund (SCF), a fund of The Foundation for Metrowest. This grant is in support of the Chorale’s third and last concert of its “2015-2016 Family Series”, which began in November with a joint performance in Southborough by Heritage Chorale and the children’s chorus Voices Boston, followed by a February Pops Concert in Framingham.

Irene B. Tibert, 81, of Southborough

April 25th, 2016

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Southborough – Irene B. Tibert, 81, of Southborough, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was the wife of Richard F. Tibert. Irene was born in 1934 to Dominick and Chiara Dominianni in Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from James Madison High School, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine […]

Letter to Editor: Craig Nicholson running for Southborough’s Planning Board

April 25th, 2016

Craig Nicholson


My name is Craig Nicholson and I am running for the open position on Southborough’s Planning Board. I have been a resident of Southborough for over 10 years and have a strong commitment to giving back to the community that provides my family with so many benefits.

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