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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Southborough Town Scholarship Committee awards scholarships

June 2nd, 2014

Front Row (l to r): Maya Polackal, Anne Sullivan, Sean O’Brien and Chris Pirozzi. Back Row (l to r): Olivia Giorlandino, Dan Araujo, Phillip Smith and Michael Baker. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – On May 20, the Southborough Town Scholarship Committee held their annual Awards Ceremony at the Southborough Town House, where they presented scholarships to 10 high school seniors. This year’s scholarship recipients are Maya Polackal, Anne Sullivan, Sean O’Brien, Chris Pirozzi, Olivia Giorlandino, Dan Araujo, Phillip Smith, Michael Baker, Chelsey Thompson and Alexandra Moy.

Charles O’Connell, 81, of Southborough

May 30th, 2014

Southborough – Charles “Ray” O’Connell, 81, a lifelong resident of Southborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester after a short illness. He was the husband of Kathleen (DePatie) O’Connell for 43 years. Ray was a 1950 graduate of the former Peter’s High School of Southborough and attended Bentley [...]

Margaret M. Fyrberg, 92, of Southborough

May 27th, 2014

Southborough – Margaret M. (Feola) Fyrberg, 92, of Southborough, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Oakdale Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in West Boylston. She was the wife of the late Gunnar Fyrberg, who died in 1978. Born in NYC, she was the daughter of the late Marie (Crotty) and Dr. Joseph V. Feola. [...]

Florence McGuire, formerly of Southborough

May 22nd, 2014

Southborough – Florence (Marotta) McGuire, formerly of Southborough, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at her home in Spring Hill, Fla. She was the wife of Frederick McGuire, to whom she was married for 58 years.  She was born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Bert and Mary (Russo) Marotta and lived in Southborough [...]

Southborough police log, May 23 edition

May 21st, 2014

police log

Southborough Friday, May 9 1:15 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of a Southville Road business. The operator and the vehicle checked out ok. 2:26 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Central Street. 7:20 a.m. Officers investigated a report of two people camping [...]

On the road to benefit autism education and research in Southborough

May 20th, 2014

Runners and walkers begin New England Center for Children’s eighth annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism, held May 10 at Neary Elementary School.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – A rainy morning May 10 cleared in time for the New England Center for Children’s (NECC) eighth annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism, beginning and ending at Neary Elementary School. Over 1,200 runners and walkers participated, many of whom returned from previous years.

Southborough volunteers ship final packages to troops

May 19th, 2014

Robert Braccio, 12, is recognized as the longest-running volunteer for the drive by state Rep. Carolyn Dykema.

Southborough – During Armed Forces Day weekend, May 17 and 18, Southborough resident Lisa Braccio and a team of volunteers exceeded their goal with the ninth and final care package drive for troops deployed overseas. They packaged over 9,000 pounds of goods into 364 boxes. Added to the past drives, the grand totals are 9,117 boxes weighing about 208,800 pounds.

Southborough police log, May 16 edition

May 14th, 2014

police log

Southborough Monday, May 5 12:52 a.m. Officers investigated a disturbance at a Sarsenstone Lane residence. Nothing criminal was reported at the scene. 5:43 a.m. A medical was reported at a Jacobs Lane residence. 8:24 a.m. Officers investigated a speeding complaint on Flagg Road. 11:19 a.m. Arrested, Matthew Pena of Atwood Street, Southborough, MA. Mr. Pena [...]

Southborough police log, May 9 edition

May 7th, 2014

police log

Southborough Wednesday, April 23 6:46 a.m. A medical was reported at a Boston Road residence. 1:14 p.m. Two yellow labs were found on Barn Lane. Animal Control was notified. 2:29 p.m. Officers investigated a motor vehicle crash on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 3:39 p.m. Officers investigated a [...]

Candidate Profile – Southborough School Committee

May 6th, 2014

Southborough  – Southborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Monday, May 12. Incumbents Paul Desmond and Kathleen Harragan and a third candidate, Timothy Martel, are running for two spots on the School Committee. The Community Advocate has asked the candidates to share, in their own words, a short bio and answers to three questions. [...]

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