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.
- Visit Southborough’s town government website here.
- Visit Southborough’s public schools (K-8) website here.
- Visit Southborough’s high school (Algonquin Regional High School, shared with Northborough) here.
November 26th, 2014
Southborough Thursday, Nov. 13 12:16 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious party outside of a Boston Road business. The individual checked out ok. 12:33 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious party parked outside of a Turnpike Road business. The individual checked out ok. 2:37 a.m. Arrested, Steve Greene of [...]
November 24th, 2014
Southborough – Robert G. “Chip” Horne, 58, of Southborough, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at his home. Born in Hyannis, he was raised in Chatham, the son of the late Charles and Nancy (Goslee) Horne. He was a graduate of Chatham High School, class of 1974, and of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, class of 1980, [...]
November 23rd, 2014
Southborough – The Albert S. Woodward School in Southborough introduced a new “buddy bench” to students during an assembly Nov. 7. The bench will be dedicated to Abbie Benford, a 15-year-old Hopkinton resident who died from anaphylaxis last December. Her mother, Amy Benford, is a teacher at Woodward School. The Buddy Bench, a concept created [...]
November 23rd, 2014
Southborough – The fate of the Burnett/Garfield property, located at 84 Main St., was discussed with residents at the Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, but it wasn’t until after an executive session later than night that final details of an agreement were reached that will preserve the house and property in perpetuity while restoring the property to its 19th-century splendor. The agreement includes a deed restriction that would ensure that the four structures on the property are never demolished and the overall parcel never subdivided.
November 19th, 2014
Southborough Thursday, Nov. 6 1:14 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 8:32 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Oak Hill Road. 9:34 a.m. A resident of Boston Road reported that a Burglary had occurred at their residence the day before. The resident stated that someone kicked open their back door [...]
November 17th, 2014
Southborough – Rita Ann (Noberini) Mattioli, 91, of Southborough, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Richard Mattioli, who passed away in 1996. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mena (Trioli) Noberini. She was a 1941 graduate of [...]
November 14th, 2014
Southborough – Stephen Gorham Scott, 73, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in his home, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Portland, Maine to Gorham Hopkins Scott and Nora (Kemp) Scott, his early years were divided between Cape Elizabeth, Maine and New Canaan, Conn. He [...]
November 10th, 2014
Southborough – Five years after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in 1910, Troop 1 began in the town of Southborough. In 1911, the Eagle Scout was introduced as the program’s highest rank. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and completing a service project.
On Oct. 2, three Troop 1 members became Eagle Scouts, one of whom marked the troop’s 75th. Furthermore, each of the three has two older brothers who are Eagle Scouts. The father of one is also the troop’s scoutmaster, Rik Kerstens, who noted that parental involvement in the BSA program helps promote family and community values.
November 5th, 2014
Southborough – Due to outdated information on the town’s website, erroneous information was reported in the story, “Trash recycling in our communities,” in the Oct. 31 issue of the Community Advocate.
November 5th, 2014
Northborough/Southborough – Project Friend, sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services, originated in the early 1980s as an opportunity for students at Algonquin Regional High School to gain community service experience through the school’s Community Action Program. The volunteer-staffed program pairs students from Algonquin with those from Woodward and Neary schools to create unique friendships.