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 Cultural Arts Council awards 15 grants

February 5th, 2015

Southborough – The Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) announced that in December 2014 it awarded $8,191 to 15 grant recipients. A total of 18 grant applications had been received, requesting $10,817. “We’re thankful that this year we are able fund numerous great programs to benefit the Southborough community,” Council Director Jen Hansen said. “We received [...]

Southborough police log, Feb. 6 edition

February 4th, 2015

police log

Southborough Friday, Jan. 30 6:43 a.m. A medical was reported at a Madison Place residence. 8:05 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 8:07 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Northboro Road business. 8:27 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were [...]

Southborough resident turns addiction into action

January 29th, 2015

Danielle Boland

Southborough – Southborough resident Danielle Boland was a successful sales director in the high-tech industry, when a couple of years ago, she decided to completely change her life and her career.

It wasn’t a choice, Boland said, but a necessity.

Southborough’s Economic Development Committee sets vision for town’s future

January 29th, 2015

Southborough – There are two sides of Southborough. One is the busy Route 9 corridor, home to a number of businesses and restaurants. The other side is a small town of three “villages” – Cordaville, Fayville and the downtown district – that retain a rural charm from years ago.

Southborough’s business environment has fared better than most of its neighbors in recent years. The office vacancy, once at 10 percent, is improving and had an average growth rate of 2.4 percent compared to the state average of .07 percent.

Northborough’s Rutan to perform locally with ‘Dartmouth Aires’

January 29th, 2015

Recent graduate Ben Rutan sings with Aires at Algonquin Regional High School in 2012.  (File photo/Sue Teplansky)

Region – The annual Wick Choral Festival will be presented at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Rd., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31, from 7-9 p.m. each day. The event, established in 1992 in memory of St. Mark’s class of 1933 graduate Myron A. Wick Jr., showcases local a cappella groups. For information visit

Southborough Town Clerk Paul Berry to retire after 45 years

January 29th, 2015

Southborough Town Clerk Paul Berry (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – In the 1960s, when Austin Kelly, a former Southborough town clerk, suggested to Paul Berry that the World War II veteran would be right for the position of town clerk, Berry was a little skeptical, but he said “I’ll tell you what: I will!”

Notable names in Southborough’s history

January 29th, 2015

2.	 Angeline Bagley Mattioli 
(Photo/courtesy Southborough Historical Society)

Southborough – The stories of those who have shaped Southborough may best be told by remembering families important in the community for several generations. Some were by necessity farmers for as many as two centuries; others – “gentlemen farmers” – have given the town some distinctive features through contributions of their time and their wealth. Whatever their circumstances, they are the people who have made Southborough what it is today.

Southborough paramedic emphasizes community education

January 28th, 2015

Lieutenant Chris Dano (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Southborough – Even at a very young age, Lieutenant Chris Dano knew that he wanted to help people. As he got older, he joined the Army Reserves and simultaneously joined the Auburn Fire Department as a volunteer. He knew immediately that this was his calling.

Happy 95th birthday, Alice Kavanaugh of Southborough!

January 28th, 2015

Alice Kavanaugh, 95 (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Alice Kavanaugh celebrated her 95th birthday Jan. 20 with her family, friends and co-workers at the Southborough Senior Center. In addition to volunteering for many years with the Meals on Wheels program, she’s been working as an administrative assistant at the Senior Center for 12 years.

Quilter pursues lifelong passion

January 28th, 2015

Mary Walter, holding a work in progress, stands in front of one of her finished quilts. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Mary Walter always finds time to stitch, patch and design. She started to quilt when she was in high school – when the 1976 Bicentennial movement launched enthusiasm for quilting – and has been pursuing her passion ever since, through art school, her career and raising a family.

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