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:

Student academic achievements: Masters of words, math, business and more

Southborough and Algonquin students have plenty to brag about. Here's a roundup of recent academic [more]

Has someone made a difference to your special needs child? Nominations open for 'Go the Distance' awards

Has someone made a difference to your special needs child? Nominations open for 'Go the Distance' awardsOn Tuesday, May 23, the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) will host its annual Go the Distance Award [more]

Complaint against Bartolini expanded on; ZBA member refutes allegations

In February, an attorney representing a group of Southborough residents filed a supplement to his previous complaint to the state's Ethics Commission. The letter added to information from a December complaint filed against Zoning Board of Appeals member Leo [more]

Fundraiser for Finn playground turns PreK-5 kids into FinnJa Warriors - April 8

Fundraiser for Finn playground turns PreK-5 kids into FinnJa Warriors - April 8K-5 children are invited to become American FinnJa Warriors. The fun event is to raise funds for replacing playground equipment at Mary Finn [more]

Obituary: Mary E. (O’Connell) Mooney, 88

Mary E. (O’Connell) Mooney, 88, of Southborough, a devoted mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 25, 2017. [more]