Northborough

NorthboroughThe Town of Northborough, originally part of the Town of Marlborough, then Westborough, was incorporated in 1766 and became a town on its own in 1775.

The town is approximately 18.8 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 14,155. It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Open Town Meeting. The town’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and an elected Board of Selectmen.

A multitude of mills once thrived along the Assabet River, which runs through the town. Now Northborough is home to many businesses, including Northborough Crossing, a 600,000 open air retail development. One of the anchor stores is a Wegmans, which is the first store in New England for this Rochester, NY-based chain of grocery stores.

Visit Northborough’s town government website here.

Visit Northborough’s public schools (K-8) website here.

Visit Northborough’s high school (Algonquin Regional High School, shared with Southborough) here.
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Public hearing to be held on permit for White Cliffs demolition

January 30th, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the demolition permit for White Cliffs, 187 Main St., Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at the Robert E. Melican Middle School Teaching Center, 1st Floor, 145 Lincoln St.

Town will be ‘OK’ amid state budget shortfall

January 30th, 2015

Northborough – Cuts to some local aid budgets are possible in the current and coming fiscal year, but Northborough’s financial plan will be “OK,” Town Administrator John Coderre told selectmen at their meeting Jan. 26.

Coderre said he and other municipal leaders who attended a recent meeting with the Baker Administration were hoping for some insight into how a current state budget deficit that is estimated to be around $750 million – and could be even higher – will affect communities.

Board agrees to allow stormwater basin at Memorial Field

January 30th, 2015

Northborough – Selectmen signed a memorandum of agreement with a private developer Jan. 26 that will enable him to address stormwater control issues by using town-owned land at Memorial Field.

Department of Public Works Director Dan Nason said allowing a small detention basin on town land will enable the developer, Sterling Court Building Company, to address stormwater issues at a private subdivision under construction nearby, while also handling water that runs onto the property from the town’s stormwater infrastructure.

Dorian finds purpose, inspiration far from home

January 29th, 2015

Catherine Dorian

Northborough – As a young girl growing up in Northborough, Catherine Dorian always looked forward to when her family would go on their annual summer trip to their lake house in upstate New York. But in 2010, when she was 16, she wanted to do something a little bit different for part of her summer vacation. Perusing online, she came across a program, VISIONS Service Adventure.

Thomas R. Kincaid, 62, of Northborough

January 28th, 2015

Obit Thomas R. Kincaid

Northborough – Thomas R. Kincaid passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at Marlborough Hospital. He was 62. Born in Springfield, Ohio, he was the son of Richard Kincaid Jr. and Nancy (Otewalt) Kincaid. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Sandra (Parker) Kincaid; two sons, Gregory Kincaid and Jeff Kincaid, both of Boston, and [...]

Northborough police log, Jan. 30 edition

January 28th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 11 3:46 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – personal injury. 8:32 a.m. Lydia’s Way. Ambulance. 1:00 p.m. Crawford St. Ambulance. Monday, Jan. 12 1:05 a.m. Macalister Dr. Disturbance. 6:49 a.m. School St. Larceny. 10:33 a.m. West Main St. Assisted Fire Department. 3:47 p.m. Otis St. Fraud. 6:49 p.m. Cedar Hill St. Ambulance. 8:51 [...]

Zumba fundraiser at Peaslee School

January 27th, 2015

Northborough – Certified Zumba instructor Diana Rolashevich will lead an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party in the cafeteria at Marguerite E. Peaslee School, 31 Maple St., Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. This one-hour class will raise funds for Peaslee PTO enrichment programs. All levels welcome. The cost is $10 per person (adults only).

Mom releases book about son’s journey with OCD

January 27th, 2015

The cover of Janet Singer’s book about her son’s struggle with OCD. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Whether you’re a parent taxiing kids around, a CEO orchestrating a successful business strategy, or a driver weaving through traffic to and from work, anxiety affects everyone.

Electronic recycling at Zeh School

January 26th, 2015

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School will host its annual Electronic Recycling Day Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Zeh is partnering with Metech Recycling. Over 95 percent of all materials will be securely recycled for remanufacture. Prices for recycling items vary based on item: [...]

Officials, residents hope buyer will step forward to save White Cliffs

January 23rd, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Now that the news has broken that the owners of the White Cliffs estate have applied for a demolition permit, residents and those who have enjoyed attending functions there have taken to social media to express their dismay. Joining them in expressing frustration is the Historical Commission who has been trying, Normand Corbin, the commission’s chair, said to try to find a way to prevent the historic manse from coming down.

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