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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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Northborough joins Southborough for Dull Men's Club BBQ

September 3rd, 2014

Gathered at a barbecue Aug. 22 at the Southborough Senior Center, are chapter leaders of the Dull Men's Club: (l to r) Al Radin of Pembroke, Bill Harrington of Southborough, and Bernie Gillon of Northborough.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough/Northborough – Imagine the excitement of a summer soirée with a guest list of members from three Dull Men's Club (DMC) chapters. The self-proclaimed humdrum gentlemen of the Southborough Senior Center invited their Northborough and Pembroke counterparts to a barbecue Aug. 22, when they served hamburgers and hotdogs. You were expecting surf and turf?

Nancy E. Gould, 83

September 2nd, 2014

Southborough – Nancy E. (Cutler) Gould, 83, of Southborough, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Ruth E. (Babcock) Cutler. Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Marlborough High School and worked for Rivers School in [...]

Southborough police log, Aug. 29 edition

August 27th, 2014

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Southborough Friday, Aug. 15 3:00 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 3:55 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Wolfpen Lane residence. 7:23 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Northboro Road residence. 7:45 a.m. A motorist from Worcester, MA was issued a criminal application for operating a motor vehicle [...]

Host families sought for visiting German students

August 25th, 2014

Northborough/Southborough – Many positive experiences and friendships have evolved over the annual three-week visit at Algonquin Regional High School with students from the Lessing Schule in Bochum, Germany. Program organizers are seeking short-term hosts for German teens attending classes at Algonquin from Sept. 25 to Oct. 15. German students speak English very well, have full [...]

Season wraps up with “Southborough Summer Nights”

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth

August 22nd, 2014

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti in March 2013. They'se hosting two Haitian teens, Patrick Carrier and Rose Kermine Chery, who are attending the International Summer Program at Worcester Academy to focus on English as a second language (ESL).

Southborough police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, Aug. 7 2:09 a.m. An officer on patrol provided a civilian transport to an individual walking on Marlboro Road. 2:55 a.m. A Leonard Drive resident reported hearing voices outside of her residence. The responding officers checked the area and reported back negative findings. 5:11 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike [...]

Traffic advisory issued for Southborough Summer Nights event scheduled for Aug. 23

August 19th, 2014

Southborough – The annual Southborough Summer Nights event will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m., at Neary School. To make sure everyone attending or passing by stays safe, a traffic advisory has been issued: The Southborough Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all residents of an upcoming traffic advisory for [...]

Southborough resident an International Master in Chess

August 13th, 2014

James Rizzitano plays former World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal at the 1988 National Open in Chicago. The game ended in a draw. Mikhail Tal is from Riga, Latvia, and was the World Chess Champion in 1961. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – James Rizzitano's interest in chess started one summer when he was around 11 years old. After he was stung by a bee and had a very allergic reaction, he was cautious for the rest of the summer playing board games and reading. He first read about how to play chess in a book, and since then, Rizzitano, a Southborough resident, has played 2,500 games in tournaments, become an International Master, and written five books on the game of chess.

“Heroes Week” at Southborough summer camp

August 10th, 2014

Campers at Finn School learn about the gear that every firefighter wears while on the job.

Southborough – The Southborough Recreation Department's youth summer camp recently held its “Heroes Week” at the Finn School. The camp featured a visit from members of the Southborough Police and Fire departments and emergency vehicles. Campers were able to learn about the vehicles while talking with both firefighters and police officers about their jobs. The [...]

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