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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Woodward School dedicates ‘buddy bench’ to Abbie Benford

November 23rd, 2014

(l to r) Woodward School Principal Jim Randell, Amy Benford and Stephen Benford at the dedication of the new “buddy bench” Nov. 7. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – The Albert S. Woodward School in Southborough introduced a new “buddy bench” to students during an assembly Nov. 7. The bench will be dedicated to Abbie Benford, a 15-year-old Hopkinton resident who died from anaphylaxis last December. Her mother, Amy Benford, is a teacher at Woodward School. The Buddy Bench, a concept created [...]

Town Meeting voters to have final say over fate of Burnett/Garfield Mansion

November 23rd, 2014

The historic Burnett/Garfield House on Main Street in Southborough.

Southborough – The fate of the Burnett/Garfield property, located at 84 Main St., was discussed with residents at the Nov. 18 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, but it wasn’t until after an executive session later than night that final details of an agreement were reached that will preserve the house and property in perpetuity while restoring the property to its 19th-century splendor. The agreement includes a deed restriction that would ensure that the four structures on the property are never demolished and the overall parcel never subdivided.

Southborough police log, Nov. 21 edition

November 19th, 2014

police log

Southborough Thursday, Nov. 6 1:14 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Turnpike Road. 8:32 a.m. An officer investigated a traffic complaint on Oak Hill Road. 9:34 a.m. A resident of Boston Road reported that a Burglary had occurred at their residence the day before. The resident stated that someone kicked open their back door [...]

Rita Mattioli, 91, of Southborough

November 17th, 2014

Southborough – Rita Ann (Noberini) Mattioli, 91, of Southborough, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Richard Mattioli, who passed away in 1996. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mena (Trioli) Noberini. She was a 1941 graduate of [...]

Stephen Scott, 73, of Southborough

November 14th, 2014

Southborough – Stephen Gorham Scott, 73, of Southborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in his home, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born in Portland, Maine to Gorham Hopkins Scott and Nora (Kemp) Scott, his early years were divided between Cape Elizabeth, Maine and New Canaan, Conn. He [...]

Eagle Scout projects continue enhancing Southborough

November 10th, 2014

Southborough Troop 1 Eagle Scouts (l to r) Dan Willis, Eric Kerstens and Pat Moran


Southborough – Five years after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in 1910, Troop 1 began in the town of Southborough. In 1911, the Eagle Scout was introduced as the program’s highest rank. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and completing a service project.

On Oct. 2, three Troop 1 members became Eagle Scouts, one of whom marked the troop’s 75th. Furthermore, each of the three has two older brothers who are Eagle Scouts. The father of one is also the troop’s scoutmaster, Rik Kerstens, who noted that parental involvement in the BSA program helps promote family and community values.

Clarification on Southborough’s trash and recycling policies

November 5th, 2014

Southborough – Due to outdated information on the town’s website, erroneous information was reported in the story, “Trash recycling in our communities,” in the Oct. 31 issue of the Community Advocate.

Algonquin students mentor Southborough youngsters

November 5th, 2014

Fayville Village Hall is the home of Southborough Youth and Family Services. (Photo/Sue Wambolt)

Northborough/Southborough – Project Friend, sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services, originated in the early 1980s as an opportunity for students at Algonquin Regional High School to gain community service experience through the school’s Community Action Program. The volunteer-staffed program pairs students from Algonquin with those from Woodward and Neary schools to create unique friendships.

Southborough police log, Nov. 7 edition

November 5th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, Oct. 23 12:22 a.m. A medical was reported at a Red Gate Lane residence. 3:10 a.m. A medical was reported at a Pine Cone Lane residence. 4:46 a.m. Marlborough police requested Southborough police’s assistance in locating an overdue motorist from their town. Areas around Southborough were checked, but the female party was not [...]

Algonquin senior to release country album and tour again

November 4th, 2014

Jessie Chris performs at this year’s Southborough Heritage Day Celebration.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – Jessie Chris of Southborough embodies a mixture of New England and Nashville.

She’s completing her senior year at Algonquin Regional High School online while pursuing a career in country music. After recently recording her first album and touring for three weeks, she performed in her hometown at this year’s Southborough Heritage Day Celebration.

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