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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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Host families sought for visiting German students

August 25th, 2014

Northborough/Southborough – Many positive experiences and friendships have evolved over the annual three-week visit at Algonquin Regional High School with students from the Lessing Schule in Bochum, Germany. Program organizers are seeking short-term hosts for German teens attending classes at Algonquin from Sept. 25 to Oct. 15. German students speak English very well, have full [...]

Season wraps up with “Southborough Summer Nights”

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth

August 22nd, 2014

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti in March 2013. They'se hosting two Haitian teens, Patrick Carrier and Rose Kermine Chery, who are attending the International Summer Program at Worcester Academy to focus on English as a second language (ESL).

Southborough police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

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Southborough Thursday, Aug. 7 2:09 a.m. An officer on patrol provided a civilian transport to an individual walking on Marlboro Road. 2:55 a.m. A Leonard Drive resident reported hearing voices outside of her residence. The responding officers checked the area and reported back negative findings. 5:11 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike [...]

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.

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