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 police log, May 23 edition

May 21st, 2014

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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

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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

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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. [...]

Anna A. Drake, 89, of Southborough

May 2nd, 2014

Southborough – Anna A. Drake, 89, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Albert H. Drake Sr. Born in Punxsutawney, Penn., she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Mary (Matynka) Schwenk. She was educated in Punxsutawney schools. Anna was a homemaker, dedicated [...]

Southborough Police Department seeking applicants for police officer

May 1st, 2014

Southborough – The town of Southborough is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Applications can be picked up in person at the Southborough Police Dept., 19 Main St. or  downloaded from Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4 p.m.  All applications can be sent certified, registered [...]

Profiles – Southborough Board of Selectmen

April 28th, 2014

Southborough – Southborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Monday, May 12. Five candidates will be running for two spots on the Board of Selectmen for a three-year term.  Those candidates are Lisa M. Cappello, Paul M. Cimino, Alfred C. Hamilton, incumbent Daniel L. Kolenda, and David W. Parry. Three candidates will run one [...]

Southborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, April 10 2:20 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 8:26 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Sears Road residence. 8:38 a.m. Officers assisted a Gilmore Road family with a civil matter. 8:45 a.m. An officer responded to Turnpike Road to investigate a report of a suspicious [...]

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