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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James Anketell, 82, of Southborough

October 30th, 2015

Southborough – James Frederick Anketell, 82, of Southborough, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Ruth H. (McCann) Anketell, who passed away in 2009. Mr. Anketell was an Air Force veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and worked for many […]

Southborough artist showcases paintings at the Wayside Inn

October 28th, 2015

“The Gristmill, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Massachusetts” by Dustin Neece.

By Janice Elizabeth Berte, Contributing Writer Southborough – Southborough resident Dustin Neece has been painting since he could hold a paint brush in his hand. He first began painting after his grandfather passed away leaving him gifts of brushes, a canvas, some paints and an easel. “When I picked up those gifts and began my first […]

Southborough police log, Oct. 30 edition

October 28th, 2015

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Southborough Monday, Oct. 19 7:00 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Lovers Lane. 8:42 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Madison Place residence. 10:33 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from a Turnpike Road business. 5:35 p.m. An officer assisted a resident with a civil issue in the lobby of […]

Costumed kids on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2015

SO Halloween Parade 1-rs

Southborough – Intermittent drizzle earlier in the day Oct. 25 cleared in time for costumed kids to participate in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families traveled along Main Street for several blocks.

Fay School to host Halloween party

October 25th, 2015

Southborough – Join Fay School for a special “Saturdays at Fay” on the morning of Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, from 10-11 a.m. for a party featuring children’s musician, Stacey Peasley. Wear your costume and join Stacey for singing, dancing, and a Halloween celebration. Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed […]

Southborough police log, Oct. 23 edition

October 21st, 2015

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Southborough Thursday, Oct. 15 2:43 a.m. An officer took a vandalism report outside of a Turnpike Road business. 3:45 a.m. An officer investigated a one car, motor vehicle accident on Middle Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 10:40 a.m. Arrested, Darryl Steward of Arch Street, Framingham, Ma. Mr. Steward was […]

Southborough family thrives on challenges and joys of being deaf

October 15th, 2015

Mary and Justin Simmons (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Mary Silvestri Simmons leads a busy life in Southborough as a wife, mother, artist, member of the Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC), and owner -along with her husband Justin – of a new business, Expressions Art Bar.

Southborough celebrates its 42nd Heritage Day

October 13th, 2015

Commander Steve Whynot of VFW Post 3276 (left) leads a color guard of local military veterans.

Southborough – The center of Southborough was bustling with activities on an unseasonably warm Oct. 13 for its 42nd Heritage Day Celebration, organized by Southborough Recreation. Festivities began the previous evening when the Southborough Rotary Club presented the 17th annual Light-Up Southborough. Over 250 carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns were still on display along Common Street for visitors to view before the parade.

Grant provides funds for senior fire safety in Southborough

October 12th, 2015

( l to r) Firefighter Edgar Vigil, Lynne Moreno, the director of the Southborough Housing Authority, Lt. Chris Dano, Firefighter Brittanie Doane, and Firefighter Danny Martins

Southborough – According to the National Fire Protection Association, people age 65 and over are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large.

But thanks to a grant from the state’s Senior SAFE program, residents at the Colonial Gardens complex now have a stovetop device installed in their kitchens that will help in case a fire breaks out on their stoves.

Barbara J. Clark, 89, Southborough

October 8th, 2015

Southborough – Barbara J. (Harlow) Clark, 89, of Southborough and Venice, Fla., died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing &Rehab Center in Westborough. She was the beloved wife of George Clark, who passed away in 2009. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Minnie (Scott) Harlow. She […]

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