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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Carl W. Hays, 93, of Northborough

October 15th, 2014


Northborough – Carl W. Hays, 93, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at UMass Memorial Healthcare (University Campus). His wife, Evelyn (Taber) Hays, died in 1981. He leaves his loving children, Barbara Ann Hays Amons of Sandwich, Bonnie Louvier and her husband Philip of Lexington, Va., Brian Hays and his wife Martha of Northborough, Brad [...]

Northborough police log, Oct. 17 edition

October 15th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Sept. 28 12:30 a.m. Wheelwright Dr. Well-being check. 11:25 a.m. Shops Way. Accident – property damage. 12:32 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 2:00 p.m. South St. Assisted Fire Department. 9:02 p.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 11:09 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:26 p.m. Davis St. Ambulance. Monday, Sept. 29 8:02 a.m. West [...]

Letter to the editor: Helping the children of ‘Be Like Brit’

October 14th, 2014


To the Editor: We have all either noticed, or have even participated in, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which lit up social media on fire this summer. Not only is this phenomenon raising money and spreading ALS awareness across the country, it is putting the idea of giving, both monetarily and in terms of time, [...]

Selectmen seek ideas on memorial to fallen solider

October 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen want to hear from the community on the best way to permanently honor the memory of U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died in combat in Afghanistan in early September

St. Bernadette School receives national blue ribbon honor

October 9th, 2014

St. Bernadette School is adorned in blue ribbons in honor of the prestigious designation.

Northborough – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recognized St. Bernadette School in Northborough as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Of the 337 schools recognized nationwide, St. Bernadette’s is one of only 50 non-public schools and the only non-public school in all of New England to receive this honor. Blue ribbon schools are chosen based on academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette’s was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

Northborough selectmen monitor pipeline progress

October 9th, 2014


Northborough–Ten properties in Northborough could be directly impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline through the area, the Board of Selectmen was told at its Oct. 7 meeting, though the preference of the pipeline developers would be to avoid the community entirely.

Lorraine M. Gauvin, 89, of Northborough

October 6th, 2014

Obit Lorraine Gauvin

Northborough – Lorraine “Trudy” M. Gauvin, 89, of Northborough, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, with her loving family by her side, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1925, the daughter of the late Patrick and Marie Trudeau of Marlborough. Lorraine leaves her son, Rick and his wife [...]

Jewelry-making classes and parties at Heart and Stone

October 4th, 2014

An artist works with silver metal clay. Once fired this bead will be pure silver. (Photo/Heart and Stone Jewelry)

Northborough – Heart and Stone Jewelry, 269 W. Main St., has just posted its fall 2014 schedule of metal clay jewelry-making classes. Also, they are now offering silver metal clay birthday parties for ages 10-14 as well as private parties and ladies nights. Class participants are invited to use what they’ve learned in Heart and [...]

Northborough police log, Oct. 3 edition

October 1st, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Sept. 14 8:20 a.m. Leland Dr. Ambulance. 12:10 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 2:46 p.m. Church St. Civil/criminal complaint. 4:30 p.m. Leland Dr. Ambulance. 7:14 p.m. Forbes Rd. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, Sept. 15 12:08 p.m. Bartlett St. Larceny. 2:01 p.m. Deacon St. Ambulance. 6:05 p.m. Talbot Rd. Scams. 10:39 p.m. [...]

Thomas W. Cantwell, 76, of Northborough

October 1st, 2014

Northborough – Thomas W. Cantwell passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He was 76. He leaves his devoted wife of 46 years, Elizabeth E. (Neagle) Cantwell; his children, Mary F. Cantwell and Joseph N. Cantwell; and seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by [...]

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