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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Mildred A. Barsoum, 84, of Northborough

February 27th, 2015

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Northborough – Mildred A. (Pajala) Barsoum, 84, of Northborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Coleman House in Northborough. Mildred is survived by her husband of over 50 years, George A. Barsoum; two sons, Steven A. Barsoum of Worcester and David B. Barsoum of Westborough; a daughter, Susan G. Milano and her [...]

Susan E. Sullivan, 51, of Northborough

February 25th, 2015

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Northborough – Susan E. (Armstrong) Sullivan, 51, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by friends and family, after a long battle with breast cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Christopher Sullivan, and beloved daughter Amanda June Sullivan, both of Northborough. Susan was raised in Northborough, the daughter of the late [...]

Northborough police log, Feb. 27 edition

February 25th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Feb. 8 1:52 a.m. Arrested, Danuta J. Antkowiak, 61, of 273 West St., Northborough, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor. 9:01 a.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 1:07 p.m. Shops Way. Threats. 5:10 p.m. Allen Crt. Assault. 5:36 p.m. Arrested, Robert Dickson Tucker, 32, of 12 Allen Crt., Northborough, for assault with dangerous weapon. 9:43 [...]

Jean Marie Gognis, 51, of Northborough

February 23rd, 2015

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Northborough – Jean Marie (Barlow) Gogonis passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb, 21, 2015 at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. Jean battled many years with M.S. and lung cancer since October. She was 51. She leaves her devoted husband of 26 years, Steven Gogonis, and her loving son, Evan Gogonis of Northborough. Jean also leaves her [...]

New England music duo releases third CD

February 21st, 2015

Musicians Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli. (Photo/Nikilette Walker)

Northborough – After a chance meeting, Northborough’s Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli combined their lifelong musical talents and for the last eight years have been entertaining and inspiring audiences. They took that talent to the next step and recently released their third CD, “Lifted.”

Northborough police log, Feb. 20 edition

February 18th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, Feb. 1 2:51 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 7:22 p.m. Shops Way. Assault. Monday, Feb. 2 11:07 a.m. Shops Way. Assault. 11:20 a.m. Washington Rd. Ambulance. 11:50 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Disturbance. 1:38 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – property damage. 8:03 p.m. Crestwood Dr. Disturbance. 10:27 p.m. West Main St. Well-being check. Tuesday, [...]

Proctor students learn to ‘understand wildlife’ from the rainforest

February 16th, 2015

Mike Kohlrieser, founder and director of Understanding Wildlife, Inc., teaches his captivated audience about the rainforest and the animals that live there. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – We have all had just about enough of the recent snowfall here in New England and so the idea of being transported to the rainforest could not have been more timely.

StoryWalks returns to Northborough trails

February 16th, 2015

Ryan and Andrew Roberts enjoying a StoryWalk at Edmuns Trail on Dec 2011

Photo/Debra Roberts

Northborough – Near the center of Northborough lies Assabet Park, a popular destination for kids to spend time at the playground and splash pond from the spring to fall. Up above the park lies a hill with a woodland environment with a trail that extends approximately half a mile. In the near future, this area will be used for year-round “StoryWalks” for children and adults to combine reading and exploring the outdoors.

Updated – Demolition delay extended for White Cliffs

February 15th, 2015

Northborough – By a unanimous vote Feb. 12, the Northborough Historical Commission passed a measure to extend the demolition delay ruling for the White Cliffs property to the full 180 days. That decision was made during a public hearing held in front of nearly 50 residents and town officials who gathered at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. But if the property is to be ultimately saved, there is still much work to be done, Normand Corbin, the commission’s acting chair, stressed.

Northborough police log, Feb. 13 edition

February 11th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, Jan. 25 12:22 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Disturbance. 2:50 a.m. Arrested, Christopher Arruda Afonso, 27, of 120 New Lancaster Rd., Leominster, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor. 9:09 a.m. Shady Lane Ave. Ambulance. 9:28 a.m. Crestwood Dr. Ambulance. 1:42 p.m. Whitney St. Assisted Fire Department. 2:13 p.m. Otis St. Fraud. 8:29 p.m. Fernbrook Rd. [...]

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