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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High school friends, cancer survivors, to participate in Jimmy Fund walk

September 21st, 2015

Algonquin Regional High School seniors Maddie Collins (left) and Sophia Jessiman will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Sophia Jessiman and Maddie Collins are much more than classmates and friends. Both are cancer survivors who will be participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Sunday, Sept. 27. The event is the nation’s largest single-day fundraiser, whose mission is to raise money for pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research.

Thanks to sheriff’s office, graffiti is removed from Northborough park

September 21st, 2015

Inmate Bruce Irene looks on as Officer Dan Joslyn cleans graffiti off the bandstand with a high pressure solution of crushed walnut shells.

Northborough – Residents of all ages enjoy using the town’s Ellsworth-McAfee Park on South Street (Route 135). So when the small playground located there was recently defaced with graffiti, some of it pornographic, it was particularly distressing. But thanks to Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s office, the playground is once again fit for children. And the best part of all? It did not cost taxpayers a dime since the work was done by a minimum security inmate from the Worcester County Jail and House of Corrections.

Peaslee celebrates new playground

September 20th, 2015

(l to r) School Committee member John Kane, Superintendent Christine Johnson, Principal Dr. Jill Barnhardt, School Committee members Jennifer Drohan and Joan Frank, Town Administrator John Coderre, Former PTO Chair Liz Nolan, Youth Basketball Association President Tom Spataro, teachers Kerri Lewis and Andi Daunais, and PTO Chair Meg Byron.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School celebrated the opening of its new playground and basketball court at a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 8. Families, staff and town officials, including members of the Northborough School Committee and Northborough Board of Selectmen, attended to commemorate the achievement. The playground project was spearheaded by the 2014-2015 Parent-Teacher [...]

Cultural Council now accepting grant applications

September 20th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grants to fund programs or events that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences benefiting the community. If you have a program you believe would be eligible for consideration for funding, you are invited to send your application by Thursday, Oct. 15, to Northborough Cultural Council, 63 [...]

Northborough teen chosen to compete in world roller skating team

September 20th, 2015

Gabriella Permatteo (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Most people are familiar with competitive ice skating. It has become on the most popular winter sports to watch and participate in. Much less known is its cousin – competitive roller skating.

Corridor Nine Chamber adds features to 22nd Applefest 5K

September 20th, 2015

One of the 411 participants of the 22nd annual Applefest 5K Race/Walk waves toward the sidelines.

Northborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce added new features to its 22nd annual Applefest 5K Race/Walk, beginning and ending at Marion E. Zeh School. This year, 411 runners and walkers participated.

Northborough celebrates Applefest with a street fair and parade

September 20th, 2015


Northborough – The town celebrated the second day of the annual Applefest festival with a street fair and Parade Sept. 19. Residents and guests enjoyed meeting with nonprofit groups, organizations, vendors and local businesses at the street fair on Blake Street, which once again was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Civic groups, school [...]

Suzanne M. Wile, 51, of Northborough

September 17th, 2015

Obit Suzanne Wile

Northborough – Suzanne M. Wile, 51, of Northborough, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after a brief bout with respiratory failure. She leaves her two loving children, Lydia Lawless and Derek Lawless, both of Northborough; her former husband, Michael Lawless of Milford; and her sister, Patricia Hubbard and [...]

Trinity Church welcomes new pastor

September 16th, 2015

Photo: Rev. Valeria Schmidt, Pastor of Trinity Church in Northborough. (Photo/Jennifer MacNeil)

Northborough – Trinity Church officially welcomed their new pastor Rev. Valeria Schmidt at an installation service May 31.

Northborough police log, Sept. 18 edition

September 16th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Aug. 30 12:08 a.m. Sunset Dr. Disturbance. 1:05 a.m. Allen Crt. Disturbance. 2:55 a.m. Northgate Rd. Disturbance. 12:07 p.m. Church St. Dog complaint. Monday, Aug. 31 6:43 a.m. Maynard St. Ambulance. 3:29 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:25 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. Tuesday, Sept. 1 11:22 a.m. Arrested, Gary A. Gentile Jr., [...]

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