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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Joseph E. Kearns, 78, of Southborough

October 28th, 2014

Southborough – Joseph E. Kearns, 78, of Southborough, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Judith E. (White) Kearns; two sons, Douglas J. Kearns and his wife Kimberlee of Bedford, N.H. and Jeffrey Kearns and his wife Lauren of North Richland [...]

Costumes on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2014

Erin Navaroli, 9, dressed as a pink princess, walks with Jessica Wills, 10, as a box of crayons.

Southborough – Windy conditions Oct. 26 caused costumed kids to hold onto their hats while participating in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families travelled along Main Street for several blocks.

Southborough police log, Oct. 24 edition

October 22nd, 2014

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Southborough Friday, Oct. 10 12:09 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a suspicious motor vehicle that was parked next to a Turnpike Road business. The officer reported back that the vehicle and driver both checked out ok. 1:15 a.m. Arrested, Ryan Molloy of Old Connecticut Path, Framingham. Mr. Molloy was charged with OUI alcohol [...]

John J. Colleary, 80, formerly of Southborough

October 20th, 2014


Lynn – John J. Colleary, 80, of Lynn and formerly of Southborough and Boston, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He was the husband of the late Eleanor (Clark) Colleary. Born in Southborough, he was the son of the late Josephine (Canning) and William J. Colleary Sr. John was a 1952 graduate of the former [...]

Southborough celebrates 41st Heritage Day

October 16th, 2014

Annabel Blanchard, 4, and her sister Georgieanna, 7, pet a pony from the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club in Hopkinton.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – The center of Southborough was bustling with activities Oct. 13 for its 41st Heritage Day Celebration, organized by Southborough Recreation. Festivities began the previous evening when the Southborough Rotary Club presented the 16th annual Light-Up Southborough. Over 200 carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns were still on display along [...]

Supporting artists with autism raises funds for Southborough school

October 16th, 2014

A displayed drawing by a student of the New England Center for Children. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Since last year, artwork has been displayed and sold in a gallery with proceeds going to charities including the New England Center for Children (NECC), a school in Southborough whose mission is to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research and technology. Some of the artwork is created by NECC students and other pieces by contributing artists.

Vasilios Vassilakis, 49, of Southborough

October 16th, 2014

Southborough – Vasilios “Bill” Vassilakis, 49, of Southborough, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Born in New York, N.Y., he was educated at John Glenn Elementary School in Seven Hills, Ohio and graduated from Normandy High School in Parma, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and his MBA from Cleveland State. [...]

Joan Barry, 83, of Southborough

October 13th, 2014

Southborough – Joan Ann (Lynch) Barry, 83, of Southborough died peacefully in her home Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after an illness. Her husband, Llewelyn B. Barry, died in 1989. She leaves her children, Stephen G. Balboni of Southborough and Susan Balboni and partner Fran Marranca of Redondo Beach, Ca.; her [...]

Rita M. Keaveny, 89, of Southborough

October 9th, 2014

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Southborough – Rita M. Keaveny, 89, of Southborough, formerly of Easton and Brockton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the home of her son. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Keaveny. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Angelina (Monaco) Driscoll, and was educated in [...]

Southborough police log, Oct. 10 edition

October 8th, 2014

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Southborough Wednesday, Oct. 1 1:40 a.m. DISABLED MV- Services Rendered- Location/Address: TURNPIKE RD 2:41 a.m. ALARM, BURGLAR- Building Checked/Secured- Location/Address: TURNPIKE RD 5:57 a.m. DISABLED MV- Vehicle Towed- Location/Address: CORDAVILLE RD 7:39 a.m. 9-1-1 ABANDONED- Services Rendered- Location/Address: NEWTON ST 7:55 a.m. TRAFFIC CONTROL- No Action Required- Location/Address: PARKERVILLE RD 8:04 a.m. TRAFFIC CONTROL- Citation/Warning [...]

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