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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Southborough police log, Feb. 20 edition

February 18th, 2015

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Southborough Monday, Feb. 9 12:45 a.m. An officer on patrol assisted a stranded motorist on Turnpike Road. 8:53 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Madison Place residence. 12:21 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Cordaville Road. No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident. 12:53 p.m. Officers [...]

Edward T. Dakai, 68, of Southborough

February 16th, 2015

Southborough – Edward T. Dakai, 68, of Southborough and formerly of Arizona, died at his home Saturday, February 14, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Cecilia (Gannon) and Louis Dakai. Ed was a graduate of Framingham South High School and [...]

Southborough girl marks fifth year since open heart surgery

February 11th, 2015

Celia Cappello, 13

Southborough – Stefanie Cappello of Southborough is proud of her daughter Celia, a seventh-grader at Trottier Middle School. In observance of the Go Red for Women campaign, Celia showed her support for healthy heart awareness by wearing red attire at school Feb. 6. She was born with a congenital heart defect that went undetected until age 8. Now five years after undergoing open heart surgery, Celia is an active 13-year-old student of various dance styles.

Southborough police log, Feb. 13 edition

February 11th, 2015

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Southborough Monday, Feb. 2 1:10 a.m. Officers investigated a parking complaint on Waterview Terrace. 2:00 a.m. The DPW was called out to treat the roadways. 7:40 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 9:41 a.m. Officers assisted a disabled motorist on Deerfoot Road. 12:33 p.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor [...]

Southborough Little League registration now open

February 6th, 2015

Southborough – Southborough Little League is pleased to announce that Spring Registration for players aged 4-16 is now open through Sunday, Feb. 15. To register and for more information, visit

Southborough Cultural Arts Council awards 15 grants

February 5th, 2015

Southborough – The Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) announced that in December 2014 it awarded $8,191 to 15 grant recipients. A total of 18 grant applications had been received, requesting $10,817. “We’re thankful that this year we are able fund numerous great programs to benefit the Southborough community,” Council Director Jen Hansen said. “We received [...]

Southborough police log, Feb. 6 edition

February 4th, 2015

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Southborough Friday, Jan. 30 6:43 a.m. A medical was reported at a Madison Place residence. 8:05 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Turnpike Road business. 8:07 a.m. Officers investigated a burglar alarm at a Northboro Road business. 8:27 a.m. Officers investigated a two car, motor vehicle accident on Turnpike Road. No injuries were [...]

Southborough resident turns addiction into action

January 29th, 2015

Danielle Boland

Southborough – Southborough resident Danielle Boland was a successful sales director in the high-tech industry, when a couple of years ago, she decided to completely change her life and her career.

It wasn’t a choice, Boland said, but a necessity.

Southborough’s Economic Development Committee sets vision for town’s future

January 29th, 2015

Southborough – There are two sides of Southborough. One is the busy Route 9 corridor, home to a number of businesses and restaurants. The other side is a small town of three “villages” – Cordaville, Fayville and the downtown district – that retain a rural charm from years ago.

Southborough’s business environment has fared better than most of its neighbors in recent years. The office vacancy, once at 10 percent, is improving and had an average growth rate of 2.4 percent compared to the state average of .07 percent.

Northborough’s Rutan to perform locally with ‘Dartmouth Aires’

January 29th, 2015

Recent graduate Ben Rutan sings with Aires at Algonquin Regional High School in 2012.  (File photo/Sue Teplansky)

Region – The annual Wick Choral Festival will be presented at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Rd., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31, from 7-9 p.m. each day. The event, established in 1992 in memory of St. Mark’s class of 1933 graduate Myron A. Wick Jr., showcases local a cappella groups. For information visit

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