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
  • (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.


  • 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.)
  • (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:

On the market this week in Southborough

What went on and off the market this [more]

Obituary: Walter A. Lapham III, 76,

Walter A. Lapham III, 76, of Southborough, died suddenly on Monday, March 19, [more]

District continues to examine school Start Time

Last night many the Combined School Committee met in front of a large audience pushing for Algonquin to move it's start time from 7:20 am to 8:30 am. If any of them hoped for definitive action that night, they were [more]

Art on the Trails short film screening - March 29

Art on the Trails short film screening - March 29A local filmmaker will be debuting a short at the Southborough Library next week. The film's focus is last summer's Art on the Trails exhibit Finding Solace in the [more]

Town Meeting: Upcoming forums on Rec Fields and Golf Course articles

Town Meeting: Upcoming forums on Rec Fields and Golf Course articlesSome advocates for Warrant Articles are working to make their case to voters before Town Meeting [more]

Town thanks personnel for efforts through storms; DPW asks for patience as it struggles with aftermath

Last night, Public Works Superintendent Karen Galligan addressed the ongoing problems from the big Nor'easter in early [more]