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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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

Everybody loves Northborough’s Applefest Parade

September 20th, 2014

The parade's grand marshal, Arthur Cole
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – The Applefest Parade drew lots of Northborough residents and visitors to downtown Sept. 20, the second of the three-day 24th annual fall festival. Among the participants was the parade’s grand marshal, Arthur Cole, as well as town officials, political candidates, and representatives of schools, organizations and businesses. Several honored the late Spc. Brian  [...]

Northborough Historical Society to host Applefest events

September 18th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold a variety of events during the upcoming annual townwide Applefest at its 52 Main St. location. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the society will be holding an old-fashioned luncheon from 12 to 3 p.m. They will also feature a cookie walk and historical games and crafts. On Sunday, [...]

Erika Rozentals, 78, of Northborough

September 18th, 2014

Northborough – Erika (Silins) Rozentals, 78, of Northborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at Beaumont Rehabilitation in Northborough after a short illness. Her husband, Alfreds Rozentals, died in 2009. She leaves her loving son, Alfreds R. Rozentals II, wife Donna, and her grandson Robert T. Rozentals of Northborough; her half-sister, Rasma McAllister, husband [...]

Northborough police log, Sept. 19 edition

September 17th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Aug. 31 3:36 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 7:59 a.m. Avalon Dr. Assisted Fire Department. 9:48 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 6:29 p.m. Country Candle Ln. Assisted Fire Department. 7:06 p.m. Park St. Weapons violation. 7:23 p.m. Warren Dr. Weapons violation. 7:28 p.m. Arrested, Daquan Anthony Rumrill, 20, of 8 Almstead, Apt. 2, [...]

Mary Moore, 92, of Northborough

September 17th, 2014

Northborough – Mary (Minnucci) Moore, 92, of Northborough and formerly a longtime resident of Marlborough, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at UMass Medical Center, University Campus, in Worcester after a short illness. ?She was the wife of the late Carl Moore, who died in 1998. Born at home in Fayville, she was the daughter of [...]

Northborough parish donates more than $1,000,000 through stewardship

September 16th, 2014

Northborough – St. Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary of the practice of faithful stewardship. The commitment to stewardship brought the parish together to tithe 10 percent of its weekly income to various situations, persons, agencies and those in need. Stewardship has helped support dozens of parish organizations and [...]

Military funeral pays tribute to Northborough's fallen soldier

September 16th, 2014

Residents pay their respect with American flags.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Northborough – Family, friends and townspeople were joined by state and local officials Sept. 16 at St. Rose of Lima Church for the military funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, of Northborough. The Bronze Star recipient and 2004 Algonquin Regional High School graduate was killed in [...]

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