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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Robert D. O’Connor, 70, of Northborough

May 13th, 2015

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Northborough – Robert D. “Bob” O’Connor, 70, of Northborough, died Sunday, May 10, 2015 in Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, with his love and life partner, Judith “Judi” Boyko at his side. He leaves Judi, with whom he lived in Northborough, and nieces and nephews, Paul Keough of Woburn, Patricia Druid of Reading, William Keough of [...]

Northborough police log, May 15 edition

May 13th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, April 26 2:53 a.m. Arrested, Michael L. Mancini, 34, of 44 Fairlawn Ave., Oxford, for marked lanes violation, speeding in violation of special regulation, OUI liquor. 10:41 a.m. Shops Way. Disturbance. 5:39 p.m. South St. Animal calls. 6:34 p.m. Arrested, Robert Paul Gaudet Jr., 30, of 234 Deland Rd., Royalston, for larceny over [...]

Algonquin starts off season strong

May 12th, 2015

Alex Osetek delivers in earning save in Algonquin’s 4-1 victory April 22 over Doherty High at Worcester’s Foley Stadium.
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Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) varsity baseball team has always had a strong program, including winning the state title in 2006. After losing 11 seniors from last year’s team, which made it to the District quarterfinals, no one was quite sure what to expect with this year’s squad. But the team, with only five seniors, got the season off to a great start, winning six of its first seven games.

Neil R. Chamberlin, 83, of Northborough

May 11th, 2015

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Northborough – Neil R. Chamberlin, 83, died Friday, May 8, 2015 in Worcester. He leaves two daughters, Susan M. Carroll and her husband Christopher of Northborough and Karen L. Stone of Scarborough, Maine; five grandchildren; and three nephews and a niece. A brother, George, predeceased him. Neil was the son of George and Edna (Borgeson) [...]

Roberta A. Atherton, 79, of Northborough

May 11th, 2015

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Northborough – Roberta “Bobbie” A. (Sweeney) Atherton, 79, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 after an illness. Her husband, Ronald A. Messier, died in 2003. She lived many years in Dunbarton, N.H. before moving to Northborough in 1963. She leaves two brothers, Jack Sweeney and his wife Jeannine of Wilmington and Terry Sweeney and his [...]

Algonquin softball rallies to defeat Westborough

May 11th, 2015

Westborough’s Flaherty Foster swings at a pitch in a game against Algonquin

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 4-3 in a game played May 8.

Northborough Rotary seeks to help victims of Nepal earthquake

May 9th, 2015

The Rotary Club of Northborough is collecting funds to purchase a Shelter Box. (Photo/

Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough is currently collecting donations in order to purchase a Shelter Box that will be sent to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. A Shelter Box is a complete kit that includes a large tent and a variety of survival equipment and tools that can be [...]

Shrewsbury baseball shuts down Algonquin

May 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s starting pitcher Charles Batchelder winds up to throw

Northborough – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials baseball team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 4-0 in a game played May 4 at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough.

Arthur V. Goyette Jr. Ph.D., 73, of Northborough

May 8th, 2015

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Northborough – Arthur V. Goyette Jr. Ph.D., June 18, 1941 – May 6, 2015. He was the son of the late Arthur V. and Gertrude (Gendreau) Goyette. His sister, Carolyn Wright, predeceased him. Arthur is survived by his wife, Susan (Oaks) Goyette; his son, Arthur Goyette III and wife Gina of Long Island City, N.Y.; [...]

Children enjoy historical activities in Northborough

May 7th, 2015


  Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society held a Children’s Day at its 50 Main St. location May 3. Kids were invited to dress-up in period costumes and have their photos taken on a stage that had been set up. They also made May baskets or flower pots and took tours of the museum. Lemonade, [...]

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