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 firefighter graduates from Mass. Firefighting Academy

June 25th, 2015

Firefighter Travis L. Pacific (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Southborough Firefighter Travis L. Pacific was one of 21 local firefighters to graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy June 19. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Academy Director George D. Kramlinger announced the graduation of the 229th class of the academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program at the Department of Fire [...]

Celebration ends yearlong postcard project at Neary School

June 23rd, 2015

Gathered at the table representing the Northeast with chocolate and dried blueberries are fourth-grade students Marc Gadbois, Jayson Michaud, Thomas Zelnick, Amanda Dunsmore, Daniel Boush, Ryan O'Connor, A.J. Guidi, Laura Calef and Norah Shaikh.

Southborough – For Kristen Theve and David Finneran, two fourth-grade teachers at Margaret A. Neary Elementary School, the 50 States Postcard Pal Celebration June 18 was the perfect way to wrap up a year-long educational program. At the event, students sampled foods from each region, watched an official music video titled “Tour the States” and created a color-coded map of the United States.

‘From Cows to Computers’ now available on Southborough Media Access

June 18th, 2015

Southborough – “Southborough in the ‘70s: From Cows to Computers,” is now available for residents to view on Southborough Media Access (SAM) and Youtube. The presentation is by Southborough resident Donna McDaniel, a WATCH journalist, author, and historian.

Rita Pettibone, 99, of Southborough

June 12th, 2015

Ocala, Fla. – Rita Mary (Pellerin) Pettibone, 99, of Ocala, Fla., and a former longtime resident of Southborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 10, 2015. She was the devoted wife of the late Loren “Bud” Pettibone, who died in 2009. Born in Bennington, Vt., she was the daughter of the late George and Grace Mary (Couture) [...]

All Car Care offers services for all your vehicle needs

June 11th, 2015

The All Car Care team

Southborough – For the last 30 years, Rick Meisenheimer has owned a full-service auto body and mechanic shop, All Car Care, located at 77 School St. Every day Meisenheimer and his team work on a variety of vehicles, new and old, domestic and foreign, whether they need general maintenance or collision repair and restorations if they have been in an accident.

Algonquin Softball Falls to Wachusett in Playoffs

June 11th, 2015

Algonquin’s Allie Courtwright winds up to pitch against Wachusett

Shrewsbury – The number 4 seed Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team was defeated by the number 1 seed Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers by a score of 5-0 in a MIAA Central Division 1 semi-final playoff game. The game was played on June 10 at Shrewsbury High School.

Algonquin Regional High School graduates 346 in 2015

June 8th, 2015

Gathered before the ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Emily Lowe, president; Jonathan Manousaridis, vice president; Emily Carens, secretary; and Samantha Mauro, treasurer.

Northborough/Southborough – Diplomas were presented to 346 graduates of the class of 2015 at a ceremony June 7 at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS).

Speakers included Superintendent Christine Johnson; ARHS Principal Thomas Mead; Brian Mawson and Andrew McGowan, ARHS health and physical education teachers; Emily Lowe, class president; and essayist Paul Nardone. Instrumental music was provided by the Algonquin Regional Symphonic Band directed by Eric Vincent.

Author notes sportsmanship in Southborough Little League

June 3rd, 2015

Book cover of “No Ordinary Game” by Kirk Westphal.

Southborough – Local author Kirk Westphal has drawn upon seven years of coaching experience with Southborough Little League to write some of the inspirational sports stories in his book “No Ordinary Game: Miraculous Moments in Backyards and Sandlots.” He accepted an invitation to read and sign copies of the book Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Library.

Southborough police log, June 5 edition

June 3rd, 2015

police log

Southborough Friday, May 22 12:13 a.m. An officer on patrol checked on a male party sleeping in his vehicle in front of a Turnpike Road business. The motorist was reportedly taking a break from a long commute. 8:11 a.m. An officer took a larceny report of a stolen crosswalk sign in front of Fay School [...]

Southborough second-grade reporter witnesses history at Statehouse

June 2nd, 2015


Southborough – A Southborough second-grader had the experience of a lifetime May 15 when she met Mass. Governor Charles Baker at the Statehouse. Shayna Rose, 8, a student at Albert S. Woodward Memorial Elementary School, had arranged to interview the governor for the school newspaper which she created several months ago.

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