News or emergency information sources

I try my best to cover local news and events. But I can’t get it all, and I don’t work  24/7. So, here are some other great sources.

I listed the links more likely needed for urgent news first. (Emergencies/weather/accidents).

If you are interested in local features or news, scroll down for other media sources for our area.

Emergency Alerts/Official news and updates

  • CodeRed phone and text alerts by the town: (Your house phone line should automatically be included in alerts. But to add your mobile phone or texting, you need to register.)
  • Town of Southborough Updates: Twitter from our local government (@17Common) – It’s not generally used for emergencies. But it is used to announce town office closings and DPW news.
  • Southborough Police Facebook page
  • Southborough Fire Department Facebook page
  • Southboroughnews.com (Facebook): The editor sometimes shares breaking news on local emergencies (fires, road closures, power outages, etc.) 
  • Of course, don’t forget that I also have a twitter account and Facebook page.

Weather/Power

  • Power Outage map: National Grid (Report power outages: 800-322-3223)
  • Weather updates: National Weather Service, Boston – Facebook page

Commuter Updates

Local Media

  • My Southborough: You’re on it. (In case you stumbled across this page, click on the home page for my latest coverage of town events, politics, school news and more. Not to mention reader comments discussing and debating the latest issues residents are talking about.)
  • Southborough Access Media: Videos of  town government meetings and events in town. More recently it’s also produced informational videos for town organizations and agencies. And it occasionally produces unique features (interviews, etc.)
  • Southboroughnews.com (Facebook): The former website is now a Facebook page. The editor sometimes shares breaking news on local emergencies (fires, road closures, power outages, etc.) She often posts great photos of town events and Southborough nature. She also shares news releases and flyers for the region.
  • Southborough Wicked Local: News from the Southborough and Northborough Villager (mixed with news from the greater region and national columns.)
  • Community Advocate: Feature stories for the towns of Westborough, Shrewsbury, Northborough, Marlborough, Hudson, and Southborough.
  • The Algonquin Harbinger: The newspaper run by and for Algonquin Regional High School students.

Recent headlines:

Kallander Field: "Citizen" Article point of contention, Youth Soccer working with Fay but challenged by declining numbers, Answers to problems up the hill

This week, two selectmen let their displeasure be known about the Article to fund Kallander Field repairs. The focus was the mechanism for bringing $248,300 request to voters. Bypassing approval from the Board of Selectmen, the Recreation Commission Co-chair organized a Citizen's Petition [more]

Weekend at a Glance: Poetry Open Mic, Scratch, Interfaith Dinner, and Junior Prom

Here are highlights of what’s happening around town this [more]

Woodward Camp moving to Trottier this summer

Southborough Recreation just broke some news today. The half day camp for kids entering grades 2-6 will be held at Trottier Middle School this [more]

Videos: Arts & Entertainment events this spring

Here is the latest round of videos from local media and the [more]

Planning Board to meet on Zoning Articles - Monday & Tuesday nights

The Planning Board was compelled to schedule a meeting on Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles for Monday [more]