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:

"What You Need to Know about Adolescent Brain Development" and risky behaviors - January 31

An expert will address Northborough and Southborough parents this month about teen's risk taking [more]

Symphony Pro Musica - Knights and Wizardry concert on Sunday

Symphony Pro Musica - Knights and Wizardry concert on SundayThis weekend, Symphony Pro Musica is holding two performances of its 2nd concert of its 36th season. Once again, one of the performances will be held in Southborough at St. Mark's [more]

BOS re-launches "Office Hours": Swing by the Town House to speak with a selectman

The Town of Southborough announced that the Board of Selectmen will hold office hours in [more]

BOS continues to struggle with FY20 Budget

BOS continues to struggle with FY20 BudgetLast Thursday, the Board of Selectmen dedicated four hours to hashing through the budget. The board approved most choices made by the Town's Admin/Finance team. But they made a few changes and tabled four decisions to this [more]

This week in sports

This week in sportsHighlights from last week's competitions and what’s on tap this week in high school [more]

The week in government: More on Budget talks at BOS and Regional School Committee; CPC on applications for FY20

A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the [more]