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, April 17 edition

April 15th, 2015

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Southborough Wednesday, April 1 10:40 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Southville Road business. 11:11 a.m. An officer took an Identity Theft report from a resident of Southville Road. 12:25 p.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 12:53 [...]

Alida Ferguson, 79, of Southborough

April 14th, 2015

Southborough – Alida Lee Drewry Ferguson, 79, of Southborough, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Coleman House of Northborough after a long illness. She leaves her son, Brent Ferguson and his wife Doreen of Southborough; a daughter, Hope Stogryn and her husband Daryl of Ontario, Canada; six grandchildren, Amy, Paul, Nadia, Nathan, Isaac, and [...]

Jonathan R. Karis, 58, of Southborough

April 7th, 2015

Southborough – Jonathan R. Karis, 58, of Southborough, passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday, April 2, 2015 after a courageous two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Matt and Kirsten; his mother, Doris; and a sister, Kathy and her husband John. He was predeceased by his father, [...]

Knights of Columbus scholarship raffle winners

April 6th, 2015

Southborough Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Brian VanLaarhoven presents Martha Conley (right) of St. Matthew Church with $1,000.

Southborough – The Southborough Knights of Columbus presented $2,000 to scholarship raffle winners April 1. Grand Knight Brian VanLaarhoven presented checks to Martha Conley for $2,000; Jack Merloni for $750; and Joe Tomasi for $250. The raffle raises funds for the Knights’ Rev. Thomas B. Garlick Memorial Scholarship. High school seniors who are members of St. [...]

Join us April 13: Southborough’s 288th(+) Town Meeting

March 29th, 2015

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Submitted by Donna McDaniel, Contributing Writer Southborough – It may be hard to believe, but the biggest problem for our very first town meetings in 1727 was the voters’ disagreement on where to build their future meeting place. Those first sessions were in Timothy Brigham’s home on Main Street. Lacking any agreement, the early Southboroughers [...]

New Rotary scholarship introduced for Southborough students

March 29th, 2015

Southborough – At a recent meeting of the Southborough Rotary Club, President Carl Guyer announced the establishment of a new $4,000 scholarship program. This scholarship will be granted to a Southborough High School student in the amount of $1,000 annual increments over four years. The scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a State [...]

Southborough police log, March 27 edition

March 25th, 2015

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Southborough Monday, March 16 12:15 a.m. Arrested, Andres Martinez of Brendan Road, Clinton. Mr. Martinez was charged with OUI alcohol, marked lanes violation, speeding, and having no inspection sticker. 2:02 a.m. An officer on patrol observed suspicious behavior outside of a Turnpike Road business. The suspicious person/vehicle left before the officer arrived on scene. Nothing [...]

Allen Langord, 80, formerly of Southborough

March 23rd, 2015

New Wilmington, Penn. – Allen Langord, 80, of New Wilmington, Penn., formerly of Southborough, died peacefully at home Thursday, March 19, 2015, surrounded by his family. Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., he was the son of the late A. Milton and Carol Langord. Allen attended MIT and enjoyed a proliferative and varied career with several optical [...]

Fay School to host spring celebration

March 18th, 2015

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Southborough – Chase away those winter blues! The Fay School will be hosting “Fay Festival,” a spring celebration open to families with children ages 2 to 10 years, Saturday, March 28, from 12-3 p.m. The free event will include activities such as inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses as well as carnival games and [...]

Southborough police log, March 20 edition

March 18th, 2015

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Southborough Thursday, March 5 6:34 a.m. A Southborough officer assisted Marlborough Police with a Hit & Run accident that took place in their town. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident, and Marlborough PD took the report. 7:48 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Framingham Road. No injuries [...]

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