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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Free senior and child tickets for Chorale Pops Concert

May 26th, 2015

Southborough – The Heritage Chorale is offering 50 free senior citizen and 50 free child tickets for the group’s Pops concert thanks to generous grants from MutualOne Charitable Foundation and the Southborough Cultural Council. The chorale will perform a concert of award-winning songs from Broadway and the movies Sunday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at [...]

Southborough police log, May 22 edition

May 20th, 2015

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Southborough Friday, May 8 1:33 a.m. Officers responded to a Park Street business to investigate a report of suspicious activity in the area. 1:26 p.m. An officer responded to Main Street to investigate a report of malfunctioning train crossing lights. The lights were found to be flashing with no train traffic in sight. CSX was [...]

Francoise M. Spayne, 85, of Southborough

May 18th, 2015

Southborough – Francoise M. (Tasse) Spayne, 85, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 48 years of the late Robert W. Spayne, who passed away in 2010. Born and raised in Worcester,  she was the daughter of the late Dr. J. Rene and Jeanne (Laurendeau) Tasse. She [...]

Southborough police log, May 15 edition

May 13th, 2015

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Southborough Friday, May 1 12:32 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 10:39 a.m. Arrested, Samantha Smith of Plantation Street, Worcester. Ms. Smith was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Ms. Smith was also found to have an [...]

Newbery Medal author Sharon Creech visits Fay

May 12th, 2015

Author Sharon Creech speaks to students from Fay School in Southborough. 

Southborough – On April 30, Fay School’s budding writers met Newbery Award-winning author Sharon Creech who has written numerous novels for young people, including “Walk Two Moons” (winner of the Newbery Medal), “Love That Dog,” and “Ruby Holler” (winner of the Carnegie Medal). Each fall, the entire Lower School community – including faculty and parents — reads the same novel and participates in community-wide book talks and reflections.

Shea defeats Boland for seat on Southborough Board of Selectmen

May 12th, 2015

Region – Three towns – Hudson, Northborough and Southborough all held their annual town elections on May 11.

Brian Shea defeated nine-year incumbent William Boland to win a seat on the Southborough Board of Selectmen in the May 11 Annual Town Election. Shea received 626 votes, Boland received 415 votes and a third candidate, Desiree Aselbekian received 411 votes.

Kenneth R. Strong, 43, Southborough firefighter/paramedic

May 11th, 2015

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Oxford/Princeton – Kenneth R. Strong, 43, of Oxford, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home in Oxford. Born in Holden and raised in Princeton, Ken was the son of Robert A. and Beverly A. (Yoder) Strong and lived 10 years in Oxford. He leaves his partner with whom he lived, Robert V. Ackerman [...]

‘From Cows to Computers’ presentation at Southborough Library

May 3rd, 2015

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Southborough – “From Cows to Computers,” a presentation on the development of Southborough during the 1970s, will be held Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. As the 1970s began, Southborough, like the other “boroughs,” was undergoing significant changes as it moved from primarily a rural community with many [...]

Franca T. Kuchnir, 79, of Southborough

May 1st, 2015

Southborough – Franca T. Kuchnir, Ph.D, 79, of Southborough and formerly of Elmhurst, Ill., died peacefully Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Milford Regional Medical Center after a struggle with bladder cancer. Franca was born and lived in Bulgaria until 1948 when her family moved to Italy and then Brazil. She met and married Moyses Kuchnir [...]

Fay School library director honored with pathfinder award

April 29th, 2015


Southborough – Sharon Lux, library director at Fay School for pre-kindergarten through grade nine, received the Ellen Berne Pathfinder Award at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference, held March 1 at the University of Massachusetts Conference Center in Amherst.

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