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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ARHS thespians to present Journey to Absurdity

May 27th, 2015

The cast of Journey to Absurdity

Northborough – For their final production this year, the Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Dramahawks will be presenting “Journey to Absurdity.” The show is a collection of short plays beginning with the simplicity of a Thorton Wilder play (where no props are used) and gradually become more abstract and absurd. The production ends with a play written by master playwright Eugene Ionesco where, according to teacher Tom Alera, who is directing the show, nothing is as it seems. Works from other playwrights included in the production include Anton Chekhov, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Christopher Durang.

Northborough police log, May 29 edition

May 27th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, May 10 3:02 a.m. Shops Way. Assisted Fire Department. 9:32 a.m. Madison Rd. Ambulance. 12:09 p.m. Main St. Keep the peace. 2:04 p.m. Shops Way. Assisted Fire Department. 3:17 p.m. Arrested, Nancy I. Lauber, 52, of 33 Briarwood Ln., Apt. 8, Marlborough, for shoplifting by asportation. 4:55 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – [...]

Northborough stroke survivor continues on the mend

May 27th, 2015


Northborough – The American Stroke Association (ASA) observes May as American Stroke Month, a time for people to become better aware of warning signs. Raju Nivarthi and his wife, Aparna, of Northborough recently learned more after he suffered a stroke last October. Now, he’s again driving himself to work and to therapy twice a week.

Algonquin seniors organize basketball tournament to benefit Coaching4Change

May 26th, 2015

Sean Hill, a 2013 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, shoots the ball in the 135 Spring Classic Basketball Tournament.

Northborough – Ninety-six basketball players, ranging in age from 15 to 20, competed in the third annual 135 Spring Classic tournament which was held May 24 at the Ellsworth-McAfee Park.

Northborough remembers fallen hometown hero

May 26th, 2015

The American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 Color Guard leads the parade.

Northborough – On May 25, the Memorial Day parade made stops for ceremonies at four monuments in downtown Northborough. This year, speakers paid tribute to U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough. The Bronze Star recipient and 2004 Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduate was killed in action at age 24 last September in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Algonquin Girls Lacrosse Tops North Middlesex

May 26th, 2015

Algonquin’s Kendyl Finelli (#16) prepares to block North Middlesex’ Madison Ozog (#11).

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls lacrosse team defeated the North Middlesex Regional High School Patriots by a score of 13-2 in a game played May 22.

Algonquin is a ‘heart-smart’ school

May 20th, 2015

(l to r) Superintendent Christine Johnson, Chief David Durgin, Suzanne Green, Jean Fedak, Allyson Perron, State Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Brian Mawson, Laurie Pardee and Principal Tom Mead

Northborough – The American Heart Association recently recognized Algonquin Regional High School as a CPR SMART School after passing a policy that requires CPR skills training as part of the high school curriculum. All 10th-grade students will be trained in CPR as well as the use of an AED as part of the school’s health [...]

Northborough police log, May 22 edition

May 20th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, May 3 7:33 a.m. Greenwood Rd. Ambulance. 1:35 p.m. Village Dr. Accident – property damage. 3:33 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Ambulance. 5:04 p.m. Maple St. Disturbance. Monday, May 4 8:40 a.m. Brewer St. Larceny. 2:47 p.m. Warren Dr. Keep the peace. 4:29 p.m. Brewer St. Keep the peace. 5:48 p.m. Brigham St. Assisted Fire [...]

Northborough Police to launch recruitment drive

May 19th, 2015

Northborough – The police department will stage a recruitment drive to attract potential officer candidates, as retirements and outside job opportunities drive the need for a fresh set of prospects for the force.

“We need to have a recruitment process,” Police Chief Mark Leahy told selectmen May 18.

Conservation restriction adds to TriTown Landscape Preservation tally

May 19th, 2015

Northborough – Selectmen May 18 voted to accept a conservation restriction that will permanently protect nearly 22 acres of land in the area of the ongoing TriTown Landscape Preservation Project.

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