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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Taxi company request hits town-line snafu

January 16th, 2015

Northborough – As they were considering a request from Francois Hamad to open a taxi business at his auto repair shop at 197 Main St., the Board of Selectmen Jan. 12 had to enforce one steadfast rule from the town’s bylaws: the taxi itself cannot be housed within Northborough.

Algonquin Wrestling Hosts Catholic Memorial

January 15th, 2015

Photo N Wrestling 2015-01-14 7545 – Algonquin’s David Wrin and Catholic Memorial’s Josh Bechman maneuver for position

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks wrestling team hosted the Catholic Memorial Knights in a meet Jan. 14. A very tough Knights team defeated the Tomahawks by a score of 47-27.

Austin Roche (132 lbs.), Nate Morrell (160 lbs.) and Joe Vencile (285 lbs) all won their matches by pins and Jack Golden (106 lbs) won his match on points.

The Tomahawks’ record fell to 7-8 on the season.

Screening deadline extension for preschool program

January 14th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough-Southborough Integrated Preschool Program has extended its deadline to screen typically developing children, residents of Northborough, interested in attending the Marion E. Zeh School program for the 2015-2016 school year. Programs meet for two, three, or four days, all of which are part-time. Preschoolers must be 3 years old by June 15, [...]

Northborough police log, Jan. 16 edition

January 14th, 2015

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Northborough Monday, Dec. 29 2:57 a.m. Arrested, Aaron Tyler Stein, 28, of 5 Bakers Alley, Apt. 16, Boston, for OUI liquor. 6:50 a.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 8:15 a.m. Arrested, Timothy Wayne Peterson, 29, of 35 Cambridge St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for larceny over $250 by single scheme. 2:32 p.m. West Main St. Fraud. 3:05 p.m. [...]

Officials say no to temporary Otis Street bridge replacement

January 13th, 2015

Northborough–The town will not pursue a temporary fix to the Otis Street bridge, officials said during the Board of Selectmen’s Jan. 12 meeting. They added that a temporary fix would only delay a permanent replacement, which remains on schedule to be completed later this year.

Albert E. Sanders III, 87, of Northborough/Boylston

January 12th, 2015

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Northborough/Boylston  - Albert “Sandy” E. Sanders III, of Northborough/Boylston, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was born Oct, 24, 1927, in Worcester, the son of Martha (Kobell) Sanders and Albert E. Sanders Jr., and lived in Shrewsbury, moving to Northborough when he was in the eighth grade. He graduated from Northborough [...]

Northborough police log, Jan. 9 edition

January 7th, 2015

police log

Sunday, Dec. 14 2:55 p.m. Pleasant St. Larceny. 3:59 p.m. Avalon Dr. Assisted Fire Department. 8:21 p.m. Juniper Brook Rd. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, Dec. 15 11:48 a.m. Main St. Accident – property damage. 5:16 p.m. Birch Hill Rd. Scams. 6:52 p.m. Bryant Ln. Ambulance. 10:16 p.m. Fairway Dr. Larceny. Tuesday, Dec. 16 8:30 a.m. [...]

Christine C. Chiginsky, 75, of Northborough

January 5th, 2015

Obit Christine Chiginsky_crop

Northborough – Christine C. Chiginsky, 75, of Northborough, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, with the music of one of her favorite performers, Neil Diamond, playing. Her devoted sister, Irene; her son, Thomas; and her daughter-in-law, Kimberly were by her side. Christine was born in Worcester, one of six children [...]

New crowdfunding site give pets ‘a chance’

January 4th, 2015


Northborough – In February, Scrunchie, a year-old Pomeranian from Ludlow, was found abandoned, suffering from near-fatal injuries inflicted by his former owner. A new crowdfunding website, created by Northborough resident Peter Alberti, raised $10,000 in three days to pay for his medical care.

Student finds life in classics

January 4th, 2015

Amol Punjabi (far right) with fellow National Junior Classical League board members at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the site of the 2015 NJCL Convention. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Amol Punjabi wasn’t exactly thrilled when he heard that he would have to take Latin in sixth grade, a class that the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough makes mandatory for all of middle school.

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