Historic Southborough

Town Meeting: Article to restore 1862 flag and finish historic archiving project

March 13, 2019 03:25:46 PM
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Town Meeting will be asked to fund restoring what is believed to be the burial flag for a Southborough soldier killed in the Civil War.

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WGBH explains Southborough’s origins (and why there is no “Eastborough”)

December 27, 2018 11:30:00 AM

WGBH’s Curiousity Desk answered a question by a reader curious about, “Massachusetts Has A Northborough, Southborough And Westborough. Why No Eastborough?”

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SWL: Selectmen approve $21K bid to buy and restore Fayville Hall

November 20, 2018 11:01:07 AM
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The Town will move forward to sell Fayville Hall for $21K to a developer who will restore it to a vintage early 1900s look.

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Historical Society making most of Heritage Day: Game with $250 prize, Burial Ground tour, and new museum exhibits

October 5, 2018 04:58:09 PM
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Southborough Historical Society is using a $250 prize to help draw attention to town history on Monday.

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Town to better promote sale of Fayville Hall with release of updated RFP

October 5, 2018 02:47:37 PM
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The Town will do more to promote Fayville Hall as it seeks to find a buyer through another Request for Proposals.

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Restored headstones at Old Burial Grounds

October 3, 2018 04:46:00 PM
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Last spring, Town Meeting voters approved work to restore deteriorating headstones at the Old Burial Ground. Now the Town is happy to share some positive results.

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Fayville Hall to go back out to bid

July 23, 2018 07:30:28 AM
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The Board of Selectmen aren’t accepting the $5K bid on historic Fayville Hall.

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Restoration work about to begin at the Old Burial Ground

July 12, 2018 01:50:01 PM
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A restoration project approved by Town Meeting voters will begin next week.

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Bid to purchase, redevelop, and preserve Fayville Hall includes relocating Affordable Units from Ila Bella/Rossi Estates (Updated)

June 12, 2018 01:38:28 PM
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A bid on the historic community hall may result in preservation, but don’t celebrate yet. The bid is contingent on many conditions.

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Remembering the Blizzard of ’78

February 6, 2018 09:49:37 AM
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As you’ve likely been reminded by other media, today is the anniversary of the day that the Blizzard of ’78 hit our town.

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Historical Commission: Bylaws are helping to preserve and restore Southborough’s history and appearance

January 18, 2018 02:42:39 PM
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A recent story about an old home that will be torn down prompted me to check in with the architects of the Demolition Delay Bylaw.

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Historical Society recruiting volunteer history buffs

December 15, 2017 02:20:18 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society is in need of more helping hands. Their pitch points out that it’s an “unparalleled” opportunity for history buffs.

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What’s been going on at the Burnett House/Garfield House (Or is it “Deerfoot”?) (Updated)

September 13, 2017 11:50:52 AM
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It’s almost a year since I updated readers on work at 84 Main Street. So, it’s time to check back in.

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Historical Society reveals “priceless” historical documents of “Smithsonian” quality

September 5, 2017 02:10:41 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society’s cataloging effort has borne fruit again. This one is the discovery of 17th century documents centering around the Nipmuc tribe in our region.

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