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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Lorraine M. Gauvin, 89, of Northborough

October 6th, 2014

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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

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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 [...]

Northborough donor helps preserve historical grave site

September 28th, 2014

Mary Goodnow grave site with a new fence courtesy of an anonymous donor. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – Countless drivers have passed an historic marker for the grave site of Mary Goodnow (1673-1707), located on the south side of Route 20 near the Northborough and Marlborough town line.

Director says new baseball complex will be a win for region

September 26th, 2014

(l to r): Bette O’Reilly, Commerce Bank and chair-elect of Corridor Nine Board of Directors; JoAnn Morency, Commerce Bank (presenting sponsor); John McKenna, Commerce Bank;  Karen Chapman, president of Corridor Nine; Steven August, founder and director of New England Ruffnecks; and Steve Anderson, UniBank and chair, Corridor Nine Board of Directors 
Photo/courtesy Ron Bouley, Ron Bouley Photography

Westborough – Every spring, thousands of young players take to the local baseball diamonds to play the game they love. Now, thanks to a new program based in Northborough, the New England Ruffnecks, those players who desire to pursue their passion to another level will have the chance to do so.

At the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Sept. 18 Steven August, the director of the Ruffnecks and the facility where the program is based, the New England Baseball Complex (NEBC), shared his story of how a dream that was in process for 12 years finally became a reality.

Loretta Shields, 74, of Northborough

September 26th, 2014

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Northborough – Loretta (Gudaitis) Shields, 74, of Northborough, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2014 in UMass Memorial Medical Center after a period of declining health. She is survived by her five daughters, Laura Nicholson and her husband John of Holden, Janet Short and her husband William of Northborough, Karen Jennison of Shrewsbury, Noreen Mirabito and her [...]

Proctor School celebrates basketball court renovations

September 23rd, 2014

The Proctor School basketball courts are officially re-opened. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Over 500 children in grades 1 through 8 participate each year in the Northborough Youth Basketball Association (NYBA), which runs summer and winter programs as well as travel teams. Games are held on the courts at Ellsworth-McAfee Park as well as at the local elementary schools. But over the past few years, the harsh winter weather, as well as the natural decay of the 20-year-old courts, took its toll. The Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School was in particularly bad shape, according to Tom Spataro, the NYBA president.

Applefest fun

September 22nd, 2014

Fireworks light up the sky over Algonquin Regional High School.

Northborough – Here are some more photos from the Applefest weekend. Photos/Jeff Slovin   .

Northborough Applefest Street Fair 2014

September 21st, 2014


Northborough – The Community Advocate’s mascot, “Scoop,” visited with many of the people, nonprofit community groups and businesses who were enjoying the Applefest Street Fair Sept. 20. The beautiful Saturday weather helped draw thousands to the event which was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Photos/Bonnie Adams

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