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 Access Media receives grant for video project

December 17th, 2014

Southborough – Southborough Access Media, or S.A.M., the local cable station, was recently awarded a grant from the Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Metrowest, to help support a video project focusing on local veterans. The project, titled “Southborough Veterans: Lessons in Local Life and Paying it Forward,” captures interviews with local [...]

Police say alleged drunk tractor trailer driver responsible for accident on Main Street

December 11th, 2014

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Southborough – The Southborough Police Department released this statement this morning regarding an accident on Main Street:

Last night, at approx. 10:39 PM, Southborough Police and Southborough Fire responded to an accident scene in front of 5 Main Street (The Southborough House of Pizza). A tractor trailer unit was traveling eastbound on Main Street, when it suddenly swerved across the center lane; striking a curb and then a tree in front of the business. The truck’s gas tank was punctured during the accident, causing a large fuel leak in the area. Large tree limbs landed on top of power lines, which created very hazardous conditions for the First Responders. Nearby residents and customers were evacuated, and Main Street was shut down for approximately four hours during the course of the accident investigation .National Grid was contacted and turned off power to the area, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was contacted to clean up the fuel spill. The Massachusetts State Police Truck Team was also contacted, and began their investigation of the accident as well.

Interboro Community Band to present free winter concert

December 10th, 2014

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Southborough – The Interboro Community Band will be holding a free winter concert Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School.

The concert, which will be conducted by Richard Romanoff, will be a family friendly event that will feature some well-loved pieces such as the “King Cotton March,” “Holst’s Second Suite” and the “British 8th March” as well as some lesser known, but very enjoyable works. Refreshments will be available at intermission.

Santa changes his mode of transport to Southborough

December 7th, 2014

Santa is escorted to the Community House by elves (l to r) Dayna Buckley and Julia Spencer, event chair.

Southborough – On a damp Dec. 6, families donned rain gear and attended the 37th annual Santa Day. This was only the second time in the event’s long history that inclement weather grounded Santa’s helicopter, which usually lands on St. Mark’s School field.

Heritage Chorale and MutualOne encourage young singers

December 5th, 2014

Southborough – As part of its Youth Outreach Program, the Heritage Chorale is inviting up to 50 Southborough students from grades 4-8 to experience a live chorale performance for free, in an effort to encourage children to participate in school choral groups. The chorale is offering a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an [...]

Student from Southborough to spend semester at sea

December 3rd, 2014

Heather Piekarz on board the Robert C. Seamans. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Heather M. Piekarz of Southborough is enrolled in SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study abroad program through Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, while away from studies at Hamilton College. Piekarz successfully completed the five-week shore component earning academic credit in oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies. In addition to three core [...]

Southborough police log, Dec. 5 edition

December 3rd, 2014

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Southborough Tuesday, Nov. 25 11:44 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from a Winter Street business. 1:33 p.m. A resident of Main Street reported that a suspicious male party opened their mailbox, and then left the area. After checking the area, officers reported negative findings. 6:34 p.m. Officers responded to the Cordaville Road area [...]

Jan K. Brill, 53, of Southborough

December 1st, 2014

Obit Jan Brill

Southborough – Jan K. Brill, 53, of Southborough, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. He was the loving husband and soulmate of Dena Rich. Born in New York City, he was the son of Elaine (Reinis) Brill and the late Arnold Brill, of Forest Hills. An avid athlete, he played baseball during his years [...]

Changing with the times

November 28th, 2014

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Southborough – Town officials realize that Southborough’s rural charm and small town atmosphere are key reasons why many residents have chosen to live there. But they also know it is there is a need to bring economic diversity and growth to the town, particularly when Southborough is competing with neighboring communities such as Westborough and [...]

Hundreds ‘gobble wobble’ on snow-lined course

November 28th, 2014

Kris Zieb and Savana Dorsey are dressed to start the turkey day race.

Southborough – Hundreds of runners and walkers worked up a Thanksgiving appetite Nov. 27 by participating in the eighth annual Gobble Wobble 5K Road Race and Two-Mile Walk, beginning and ending at Trottier Middle School. Despite recovering from a snowstorm that morning, most of the 1,172 supporters who registered did participate. Only the Kids Fun Run was canceled.

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