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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Fay School library director honored with pathfinder award

April 29th, 2015


Southborough – Sharon Lux, library director at Fay School for pre-kindergarten through grade nine, received the Ellen Verne Pathfinder Award at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference, held March 1 at the University of Massachusetts Conference Center in Amherst.

Volvo of Southborough hosts ribbon cutting

April 29th, 2015

(l to r) - Jay Rose, general manager; Steve Chernysh, dealer principal; Alexey Nusinov, co-owner and Karen Chapman, president, Corridor Nine
Photo/Joe Martino

Southborough – A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held April 23 for the new Volvo of Southborough. The dealership, which is located at 251 Turnpike Rd., Route 9 in Southborough, was purchased from the former owners of Farrell Volvo. The event drew nearly 200 attendees and featured live music and upscale catering. In attendance were [...]

Southborough police log, May 1 edition

April 29th, 2015

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Southborough Thursday, April 23 8:16 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 11:30 a.m. An officer investigated a parking complaint on Cordaville Road. 12:14 p.m. Officers conducted a requested well-being check on an East Main Street resident. Friday, April 24 [...]

Todd A. Lapidas, 54, of Southborough

April 27th, 2015

Obit Todd A. Lapidas

Southborough – Todd A. Lapidas, 54, of Southborough, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Residence in Wayland. He was born in Boston and was the son of the late Manuel and Lois (Kessel) Lapidas. Todd was raised in Sudbury, and was a graduate of the Lincoln-Sudbury High School, class of 1978. [...]

Native Southborough resident shares research on elusive wolverines

April 25th, 2015

Rebecca Watters gives a presentation at the Southborough Community House April 16.

Southborough – Wildlife biologist Rebecca Watters, a Southborough native and graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, came back to her hometown April 16 to give a presentation about her experience and studies on wolverines at the Southborough Community House. Watters currently lives in Bozeman, Mont., and goes on yearly expeditions to the northern Mongolian mountains where she conducts extensive research on these rare animals.

Anne L. Nix, 77, of Southborough

April 24th, 2015

Southborough – Anne L. (Paige) Nix, 77, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her home. She was the wife of the late Donald C. Nix, who died in 2006. They were married for 49 years. She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Joanis) Paige, and lived in Southborough [...]

Southborough police log, April 24 edition

April 22nd, 2015

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Southborough Thursday, April 9 12:24 a.m. An officer investigated a suspicious motor vehicle parked in front of a Boston Road business. The vehicle and the operator checked out ok. 7:47 a.m. Officers investigated a three car motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. There were injuries reported at the scene of the accident. 9:03 a.m. Officers [...]

Leon L. Spector, 86, of Southborough

April 17th, 2015

Southborough – Leon L. Spector, 86, of Southborough, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Northborough. Born in Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Erving and Bertha (Lubin) Spector and the husband of the late Gertrude B. (Freedman) Spector, who died in 2009. A travel agent, [...]

Dalayya Ika, 80, of Southborough

April 16th, 2015

Southborough – Dalayya Ika, 80, of Southborough, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, in UMass Medical Center after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Savitri (Divi) Ika; four sons, Prasad Ika of Ashland, Srinivas Ika of Hopkinton, and Ravi Ika and Krishna Ika, both of [...]

Southborough police log, April 17 edition

April 15th, 2015

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Southborough Wednesday, April 1 10:40 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Southville Road business. 11:11 a.m. An officer took an Identity Theft report from a resident of Southville Road. 12:25 p.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 12:53 [...]

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