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:

Selectmen to address bid on Fayville Hall by Deerfoot Estates owner - Monday

The man responsible for restoring the historic Burnett estate is now applying to purchase another building on town preservationists' priority [more]

Mark your calendar: Santa flies into Southborough on Saturday, December 1

Santa will be making his traditional pre-Christmas trip to town on Saturday, December 1. Weather permitting, he'll be flying in by helicopter [more]

Southborough Police assist in DEA arrest

Southborough Police announced last night that they assisted the DEA with an arrest at the home of a Southborough woman on Thursday morning on charges related to a drug case. Below are the details from the US Attorney's Office: An Uxbridge doctor and her former employee were arrested today and charged in [more]

School delayed 2 hrs: No early release for Neary and Trottier (Updated)

Southborough Public Schools and Algonquin Regional High School are delayed today. [more]

Prospective Finn Preschooler invites: Open House, Screening, and Inquiries about current openings

Prospective Finn Preschooler invites: Open House, Screening, and Inquiries about current openingsEvery fall, Southborough and Northborough Public Schools announce the process for the next school year's prospective preschool students. This time, it comes with news that there are current openings worth inquiring [more]