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 seek one-legged alleged vandal

February 3rd, 2014

Southborough – The Southborough Police Department have issued this release regarding a man suspected of vandalizing cars at a local restaurant Feb. 2: An officer responded to Owen O’Leary’s to investigate a vandalism report at the business. It was determined through witness interviews that that a customer was refused service and asked to leave the [...]

Katharine Gunning, 86

February 2nd, 2014

Hingham – Katharine Honora (Comerford) Gunning, 86, of Hingham, formerly of Harwich and Southborough, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was the beloved wife of the late James Fiske Gunning, who passed away in 2002. Katharine was raised in Worcester, Baltimore, and Brighton. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Boston Teacher’s [...]

Southborough police log, Jan.31 edition

January 30th, 2014

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Southborough Wednesday, Jan. 22 10:57 p.m. Arrested, Robyn Tarca of Applebriar Lane, Marlborough, for OUI alcohol and marked lanes violation. The information from the police log is obtained directly from the official records maintained at each police station in our circulation area. It contains arrests and samplings of police activity. Those arrested are innocent until [...]

Southborough Access Media appoints executive director

January 23rd, 2014

Southborough – Southborough Access Media, Inc. (SAM) announced that it has appointed its first executive director, Katelyn Willis, effective Feb. 3. SAM is Southborough’s new nonprofit public access programming organization and its announcement of an executive director is an important milestone for SAM to be able to create and deliver public access programming in Southborough. [...]

Southborough police log, Jan. 24 edition

January 22nd, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, Jan. 9 12:58 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious motor vehicle parked at a Turnpike Road business. The occupant of the vehicle checked out ok. 1:16 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a motor vehicle parked at Woodward School. 1:50 a.m. Officers were called to the Red Roof Inn [...]

Southborough police log, Jan. 17 edition

January 15th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, Jan. 2 1:14 a.m. Southborough officers assisted Hudson Police by checking for a vehicle on Route 85. 1:45 a.m. DPW was called out to treat the roadways. 4:48 a.m. Officers investigated a one car, motor vehicle accident on Overlook Drive. No injuries were reported from the scene of the accident. 8:03 a.m. Officers [...]

Katherine Best, 83

January 14th, 2014

Southborough – Katherine (Irwin) Best, 83, of Southborough, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Westborough. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Best, who passed away in 1995. Born in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of the late Reginald and Katherine (O’Connor) Irwin. She earned her [...]

Mary Peltekis, 95

January 14th, 2014

Obit Mary Peltekis

Southborough – Mary (Midouhas) Peltekis, 95, of Southborough, formerly of Marlborough, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. She was the wife of the late James A. Peltekis, who died in 1980. She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Catherine (Tani) Midouhas, and was [...]

Southborough CERT/MRC announces restructuring

January 12th, 2014

Logos courtesy of Southborough CERT/MRC

Southborough – The Southborough Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a group of volunteers in the process of restructuring its chain of command.

Fiddling tunes from Western North Carolina to Southborough

January 5th, 2014

Ben Riva of Southborough (second from the left) performs fiddle and vocals with Brother’s Rye. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Ben Riva of Southborough is a musician who has covered a lot of ground, both in musical styles and geographical regions. He started playing the violin at age 3 when his family lived in Philadelphia. Now he’s performing fiddle and vocals with Brother’s Rye, a country and bluegrass band who play nearly weekly at venues in the greater Boston area and on Cape Cod.

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