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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Catherine I. Lyons, 87, of Southborough

January 5th, 2015

Southborough – Catherine I. (Gillis) Lyons, 87, of Southborough and formerly of Waltham, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Mylon A. Lyons, who passed away in 2007. Catherine and Mylon spent 12 winters during their retirement in Dunedin, Fla. with many “snowbirds.” Born in Mabou, [...]

Judith E. Kearns, 78

January 2nd, 2015

Southborough – Judith E. Kearns, 78, of Southborough, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kearns, who passed away in October. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Lennon) White. Judy graduated from [...]

Southborough police log, Jan. 2 edition

December 31st, 2014

police log

Southborough Thursday, Dec. 18 12:35 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 12:47 a.m. An officer assisted a Meeting House Lane resident with a residential alarm problem. 1:14 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 9:15 a.m. Solicitors registered at the police station. 9:27 a.m. An officer responded to [...]

Award-winning art teacher moonlights as musician

December 26th, 2014

Fay School eighth-grader Se Ri Lee and art teacher Billy Claire


Marlborough/Southborough – Billy Claire of Marlborough has taught art at Fay School in Southborough for 35 years. Concurrently, he has performed as a solo guitarist and with bands including The Allens for the past 26 years. He was named the 2015 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association.

Southborough Library to offer science programs for children

December 25th, 2014

Southborough – The Southborough Library Children’s Room will be hosting a series of science-based programs for children in preschool through upper elementary school, thanks to a grant from the Southborough Community Fund. These programs will be held from January to July 2015. Included in this series are classes taught by Anne Lee of Science Around [...]

Rotary Club seeks students and adults for talent show

December 25th, 2014

Southborough – The Southborough Rotary Club is looking for talented performers in grade 5 through adults to participate in the 15th annual Talent Show to be held Friday, March 6. Auditions will take place Monday, Jan. 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the P. Brent Trottier Middle School auditorium, 49 Parkerville Road. For more information or [...]

Southborough Access Media receives grant for video project

December 17th, 2014

Southborough – Southborough Access Media, or S.A.M., the local cable station, was recently awarded a grant from the Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Metrowest, to help support a video project focusing on local veterans. The project, titled “Southborough Veterans: Lessons in Local Life and Paying it Forward,” captures interviews with local [...]

Police say alleged drunk tractor trailer driver responsible for accident on Main Street

December 11th, 2014

S Main St accident

Southborough – The Southborough Police Department released this statement this morning regarding an accident on Main Street:

Last night, at approx. 10:39 PM, Southborough Police and Southborough Fire responded to an accident scene in front of 5 Main Street (The Southborough House of Pizza). A tractor trailer unit was traveling eastbound on Main Street, when it suddenly swerved across the center lane; striking a curb and then a tree in front of the business. The truck’s gas tank was punctured during the accident, causing a large fuel leak in the area. Large tree limbs landed on top of power lines, which created very hazardous conditions for the First Responders. Nearby residents and customers were evacuated, and Main Street was shut down for approximately four hours during the course of the accident investigation .National Grid was contacted and turned off power to the area, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was contacted to clean up the fuel spill. The Massachusetts State Police Truck Team was also contacted, and began their investigation of the accident as well.

Interboro Community Band to present free winter concert

December 10th, 2014

Interboro community band winter concert cr

Southborough – The Interboro Community Band will be holding a free winter concert Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School.

The concert, which will be conducted by Richard Romanoff, will be a family friendly event that will feature some well-loved pieces such as the “King Cotton March,” “Holst’s Second Suite” and the “British 8th March” as well as some lesser known, but very enjoyable works. Refreshments will be available at intermission.

Santa changes his mode of transport to Southborough

December 7th, 2014

Santa is escorted to the Community House by elves (l to r) Dayna Buckley and Julia Spencer, event chair.

Southborough – On a damp Dec. 6, families donned rain gear and attended the 37th annual Santa Day. This was only the second time in the event’s long history that inclement weather grounded Santa’s helicopter, which usually lands on St. Mark’s School field.

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