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:

Obituary: Louise C. (Comeau) Boucher, 84

Louise C. (Comeau) Boucher, 84, formerly of Southborough passed away peacefully on Monday, September 17, 2018, after a period of declining [more]

Downtown mixed-use project to reapply for 2nd floor "hotel/motel" use despite zoning issues

A developer is seeking permission for a downtown building with ground floor businesses and upstairs residences. That plan is despite legal advice to the Town that zoning doesn't allow [more]

Town House closing at 11:15 am; Town Clerk until noon

If you need to replace the 2018 TS sticker, you can do it at the Clerk's office today during their regular hours that end at noon. For all other Town House business, get there early. They'll be closing up at 11:15 [more]

Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

The open discussion thread is your place to ask questions, sound off on town issues, or share information with other [more]

On the market this week in Southborough

What went on and off the market this [more]