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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Traffic advisory issued for Southborough Summer Nights event scheduled for Aug. 23

August 19th, 2014

Southborough – The annual Southborough Summer Nights event will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m., at Neary School. To make sure everyone attending or passing by stays safe, a traffic advisory has been issued: The Southborough Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all residents of an upcoming traffic advisory for [...]

Southborough resident an International Master in Chess

August 13th, 2014

James Rizzitano plays former World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal at the 1988 National Open in Chicago. The game ended in a draw. Mikhail Tal is from Riga, Latvia, and was the World Chess Champion in 1961. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – James Rizzitano's interest in chess started one summer when he was around 11 years old. After he was stung by a bee and had a very allergic reaction, he was cautious for the rest of the summer playing board games and reading. He first read about how to play chess in a book, and since then, Rizzitano, a Southborough resident, has played 2,500 games in tournaments, become an International Master, and written five books on the game of chess.

“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.

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