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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Happy 95th birthday, Alice Kavanaugh of Southborough!

January 21st, 2015

Alice Kavanaugh, 95

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – Alice Kavanaugh celebrated her 95th birthday Jan. 20 with her family, friends and co-workers at the Southborough Senior Center. In addition to volunteering for many years with the Meals on Wheels program, she’s been working as an administrative assistant at the Senior Center for 12 years. She’s considered to be “the perfect employee” [...]

Southborough police log, Jan. 23 edition

January 21st, 2015

police log

Southborough Wednesday, Jan. 7 12:41 a.m. A motorist from Marlborough was issued a criminal application for speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. 4:24 a.m.  A medical was reported at a residence on Wyndemere Drive. 7:35 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 7:39 a.m. Officers investigated two simultaneous motor [...]

Lillian Nolan, 99, formerly of Southborough

January 14th, 2015

Northport, Maine – Lillian (Pelland) Nolan, 99, of Northport, Maine, formerly of Southborough, died peacefully at her home Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late John H. Nolan, who passed away in 2000. Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Camille and Eva Pelland. Mrs. [...]

Sandra L. Hinds, 67, of Southborough

January 12th, 2015

Southborough – Sandra L. (Yorston) Hinds, 67, of Southborough, and formerly of Hopkinton, died at her home Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 after suddenly being stricken ill. She was the wife of Ron Hinds for the past 41 years, and the daughter of the late Ronald and Lee Yorston. Sandra was a 1965 graduate of Algonquin [...]

Ramon Alan, 89, of Southborough

January 12th, 2015

Southborough – Ramon Alan, 89, of Southborough, and formerly of Lexington, died at his home Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Lucille (Perlmutter) Alan, to whom he was married for 69 years. Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Samuel and Ethel (Frocht) [...]

Southborough police log, Jan. 9 edition

January 7th, 2015

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Southborough Tuesday, Dec. 30 1:20 a.m. Arrested, Gary Abbott of Independence Drive, Southborough. Mr. Abbott was charged with OUI alcohol, marked lanes violation, operating an unregistered motor vehicle. 7:17 a.m. Officers investigated an abandoned 911 call from St. Mark’s School on Marlboro Road. 8:24 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Central Street business. [...]

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

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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.

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