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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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Southborough police log, Aug. 1 edition

July 30th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, July 24 1:03 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at an Oak Hill Road residence. 3:24 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 9:28 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Park Central Drive business. 12:30 p.m. [...]

Magical moment at summer camp

July 29th, 2014

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Southborough – Bailey Stone, 9, performs a magic trick July 25, his final day of the Circus Arts Camp at Fay School. During this five-day specialty camp, children learned the skills of circus performers such as basic magic, juggling, stilt walking and creating balloon animals. Fay Day Camp for ages 3 to 15 continues through [...]

New Southborough flag to hang in State House

July 24th, 2014

Senator James Eldridge and Representative Carolyn Dykema display the new Southborough town flag. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – After the previous flag was damaged due to a water leak in the Great Hall in the State House in Boston, Senator James Eldridge, D-Acton, and Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, were proud to display the new Southborough town flag July 17. A flag from every town in Massachusetts is showcased in the Great [...]

Demolition of historic mansion on hold after purchase and sale expires

July 22nd, 2014

Southborough – A proposed plan to demolish the historic Burnett/Garfield mansion has been put on hold after a purchase and sale agreement with the prospective buyer has expired.

Southborough library holds ‘Truck Day’

July 21st, 2014

Nick, 3, pretends to drive a truck at the Southborough Public Library's "Truck Day".

Southborough – The Southborough Public Library held “Truck Day” July 17.

Children were able to climb up into and learn about a variety of trucks. The Southborough Fire Department brought over an ambulance and a ladder truck, which were hits among the kids. Ted's Trucking in Southborough had a wrecker for kids to climb up into. A front loader was also on site for the kids” enjoyment.

Southborough youth strive to save historic home from demolition

July 21st, 2014

Protesting the possible demolition of the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion are (l to r) Maggie Shoemaker, 14; her brother Joe, 12; Sophia Scaringi; 12; and Bridget Brady, 14.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – A group of Southborough teens are learning an important lesson during summer break. They organized a grassroots effort to save the historic Burnett/Garfield stone mansion at 84 Main Street from possible demolition.

The house was built in 1850 by Joseph Burnett, founder of several town landmarks including St. Mark's School and Deerfoot Farms. It was sold to the Garfield family in 1947. Recently, the building was slated to be purchased by Westborough-based developer Robert Moss for $1.5 million from Jon Delli Priscoli, who bought it in 2012.

Southborough steps up economic development effort

July 17th, 2014

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Southborough – “You have what most of the world wants,” said Prof. Maureen Dunne as she finished her presentation to the Southborough Board of Selectmen July 15. “But the race is on.”

Dunne, of the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University, was before the board to present the results of a recent study completed for Southborough that looked at the town's business, non-profit and employment activity.

Southborough police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

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Southborough Monday, July 7 1:55 a.m. An officer investigated a report of malfunctioning traffic lights on Cordaville Road by the entrance to the DPW. 6:48 a.m. Officers investigated a noise complaint at a Turnpike Road business. 9:45 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 10:36 a.m. Officers investigated an indecent exposure complaint that [...]

Margaret A. Benson, 92, of Southborough

July 16th, 2014

Southborough – Margaret A. (Flynn) Benson, 92, of Southborough, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Shrewsbury Nursing Home after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Benson, who died in 2009. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Catherine (Lennon) Flynn. She [...]

Southborough Summer Concert Series helps send kids to camp

July 15th, 2014

Chuck and Mud perform July 10 at the Summer Concert Series on the Neary Elementary School grounds.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – Several years ago, Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson arranged to have a permanent platform built on the Neary Elementary School grounds for the musical entertainment of the annual Southborough Summer Nights.

“I had the platform built for Summer Nights with the intention of someday having other events there, too,” she said. “It's such a great location for our community events.”

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