Northborough

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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Nancy B. Dalton, 77, of Northborough

September 10th, 2014

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Northborough – Nancy B. (Aftuck) Dalton, 77, of Northborough and formerly a longtime resident of Arlington, died peacefully at home Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 following a brief illness. Born Sept. 8, 1936 at Marlborough Hospital to Joseph and Helen Aftuck, Nancy grew up in Hudson and Needham. She married James E. Dalton in 1957 and [...]

Northborough board notes sadness at soldier's passing

September 8th, 2014

Northborough – The community's sorrow was evident at Monday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Even before the meeting began, the room was in hushed silence, free of the usual pre-meeting chit chat. On everyone's mind – Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was only 28.

Northborough board notes sadness at soldier’s passing

September 8th, 2014

Northborough – The community’s sorrow was evident at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Selectmen. Even before the meeting began, the room was in hushed silence, free of the usual pre-meeting chit chat. On everyone’s mind – Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was only 28.

Northborough charitable 5K run requires red dress code

September 8th, 2014

Runners and walkers prepare for a past Red Dress Run.

Northborough – In 2010, Al Del Re took a serious interest in running and has since completed 11 marathons and numerous other races. That same year he added more fun to his runs by founding the Northborough Hash House Harriers (NH3), a local chapter of an international, non-competitive running club. NH3 hosts at least one monthly run year-round.

Applefest Street Fair to be held Sept. 20

September 8th, 2014

"Scoop," the Community Advocate's mascot, visits with some young fans at the 2013 Applefest Street Fair.
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Plans are now being finalized for the town-wide 2014 Applefest Celebration which will be held Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21. One of the highlights of the weekend is the Applefest Street Fair, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) parking lot. The popular event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Northborough.

Honoring a fallen hero

September 7th, 2014

Photo/Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234, Northborough

Northborough – A homemade memorial near his family's home and a sign in front of the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 honors Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who was killed in action Sept. 4 in Afghanistan.

Algonquin students receive Garden Club scholarships

September 6th, 2014

(l to r) Claire Swan, Carlene DiDonato, Patrick McAuliffe, Colleen Baldelli, Richard McAuliffe and Julie Zaterka. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club announced that scholarships have been awarded to the recent graduates of Algonquin Regional High School. In June, the club held its annual potluck dinner at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens where the awardees and their families were recognized.?Each student will receive $1,000 upon successful completion of their first semester. Anvita [...]

Friends of the Northborough Senior Center to host fashion show and tea

September 6th, 2014

Northborough – The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will host its first Spectacular Fashion Show and High Tea Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Guests are invited to view the clothing offered by The Exchange in Northborough while enjoying a mid-day tea at the senior center. Tickets ($20) are now on sale at the [...]

Interim minister joins First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough

September 6th, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, new interim minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson will serve as the interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough for two years. Farber-Robertson has served as settled pastor in Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canton and Swampscott for a total of 19 years. She has Final Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in [...]

Northborough soldier is killed in Afghanistan

September 5th, 2014

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Northborough – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier from Northborough who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was a paratrooper and a grenadier with B Company, 1st [...]

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