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 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.

Southborough native continues longtime tie with library

January 28th, 2015

Kim Ivers (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Kim Ivers reports to work as children’s librarian with a lifetime of memories and experience at her hometown’s Southborough Library. She’s been employed there for 20 years, the past 18 as children’s librarian.

Southborough Food Pantry embodies community spirit

January 28th, 2015

Karen White, coordinator for St. Mark's Church, Marjorie Coldwell, Pilgrim Church Food Pantry coordinator and Barbara Jandrue, director of the Southborough Food Pantry and coordinator for St. Matthew's Church, have volunteered for years to oversee the services provided by the pantry. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Southborough – The Southborough Food Pantry is committed to serving those in need with food, personal care items, household supplies and even fuel to ensure heat throughout the cold, New England winters.

Southborough volunteer works for the community

January 28th, 2015

Members of the Southborough Organization for Schools (SOS) gathered recently at a monthly meeting. Back row (l to r): Sherri Klein, co-chair at Woodward School; Amy Deschaine, treasurer at Neary School; Cathy Kea, SOS president; Nikki Morrisey, chair at Neary School; Alyssa Adams, assistant treasurer, Woodward School; front row (l to r): Lisa Huang, treasurer at Finn School; Tessa Herbold, chair at Finn School; Laurie Bouzam, assistant treasurer at Neary School

Southborough – Albert Schweitzer was quoted as saying, “Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.”

Southborough police log, Jan. 30 edition

January 28th, 2015

police log

Southborough Thursday, Jan. 15 12:24 a.m. Officers issued a No Trespass Notice to a female party at the Red Roof Inn on Turnpike Road. 7:42 a.m. An officer investigated a report of malfunctioning traffic lights on Turnpike Road by Crystal Pond Road. Mass Highway was notified and they responded to the scene. 8:02 a.m. A [...]

Couple shares passion for the slopes

January 28th, 2015

Rob and Ilene Titus at Deer Valley in Utah. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – It has been 30 years since Ilene and Robert Titus moved to Southborough, Ilene having relocated a stone’s throw east from Easthampton and her husband, Rob, from Long Island. However, their love for skiing was formulated long before settling in the Metrowest, a passion that is evident as long-tenured volunteers for The ACE Ski and Board Club.

Theater pals become party princesses

January 27th, 2015

Tori Heinlein and Lexi Ryan of Princess Party Pals. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – A local high school student and her friend have turned their love of theater into a part-time job. Taking advantage of the trend for theme birthday parties, Lexi Ryan of Southborough and Tori Heinlein of Dover have created Princess Party Pals. The pair dress up as Disney princesses to entertain groups of delighted young girls.

Local charity brings “smiles” to birthday boys and girls

January 27th, 2015


Southborough – For most children, birthdays are a magical time where family and friends gather and gifts are received. Imagine the child whose family is not able to celebrate the day with a special gift.

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