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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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“Heroes Week” at Southborough summer camp

August 10th, 2014

Campers at Finn School learn about the gear that every firefighter wears while on the job.

Southborough – The Southborough Recreation Department's youth summer camp recently held its “Heroes Week” at the Finn School. The camp featured a visit from members of the Southborough Police and Fire departments and emergency vehicles. Campers were able to learn about the vehicles while talking with both firefighters and police officers about their jobs. The [...]

Southborough welcomes new library director

August 7th, 2014

Ryan Donovan (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Ryan Donovan brings lots of varied experience with him as the new director of the Southborough Public Library. His first job while in high school was working as a page at the public library in his hometown of Nashua, N.H. His responsibilities soon increased, as did his interest in working at a library.

Southborough police log, Aug. 8 edition

August 6th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, July 31 9:35 a.m. Officers investigated a one car, motor vehicle accident on Cordaville Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 10:01 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Pine Hill Road residence. 11:00 a.m. Officers investigated a report of a suspicious motor vehicle parked on Sadie Hutt [...]

Southborough campers go “under the sea”

July 31st, 2014

Ella and Tess learn about horseshoe crabs during a visit from the Biomes Marine Biology Center at the Southborough Recreation Camp held at the Finn School. 
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Southborough – The Southborough Recreation Department recently held an “Under the Sea” camp at the Mary E. Finn School.

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.

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