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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Northborough police log, July 17 edition

July 16th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, June 28 1:45 p.m. Main St. Ambulance. 7:11 p.m. Northgate Rd. Fraud. 10:54 p.m. West Main St. Narcotic drug violation. Monday, June 29 10:49 a.m. Goddard Rd. Ambulance. 6:44 p.m. Hudson St. Civil/criminal complaint. 9:22 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Tuesday, June 30 2:55 p.m. Hemlock Dr. Ambulance. 11:10 p.m. Pleasant St. Assisted Fire [...]

Northborough man to ride 62 miles to end Alzheimer’s

July 15th, 2015

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Northborough – John Goggin is planning to bike 62 miles in the 2015 Ride to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, July 18. Beginning and ending in Fort Devens, the Ride provides a 2-mile family ride, 30-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile route reaching all the way from Western Massachusetts to Southern New Hampshire. Goggin’s mother passed away from Alzheimer’s [...]

‘Beatles for Sale’ concert a big hit in Northborough

July 10th, 2015

Beatles for Sale band working the crowd with popular Beatles hits

Northborough – Although there was the threat of a storm, the weather held out the evening of July 9 at Ellsworth McAfee Park for the first concert of the Free Summer Concert Series organized by the Northborough Community Affairs Committee. “Beatles for Sale,” a New England-based Beatles tribute band, kept the crowd happy with popular hit songs such as “Penny Lane,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “When I’m 64” and even addressed the crowd in mock Liverpool accents.

Langley retires as Northborough’s library director

July 8th, 2015

Jean Langley (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – Jean Langley joined the Northborough Free Library staff as children’s librarian in 1976, less than a year after the completion of an addition to the building. Thirty-nine years later, Langley recently retired as library director after contributing input to the building’s 2008 addition and renovation.

Annual picnic a true summer highlight

July 8th, 2015

These ladies get ready to enjoy their large platefuls of barbecue at the Northborough Senior Center Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough.

By Alexandra Molnar, Contributing Writer Northborough – The Northborough Senior Center was packed on a recent Tuesday evening, June 30, for a popular summer event— the Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Seniors enjoyed generous portions of barbecue favorites—grilled chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, and more— all prepared and [...]

Northborough police log, July 10 edition

July 8th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, June 21 7:20 a.m. Leland Dr. Well-being check. 12:52 p.m. Mohawk Dr. Disturbance. 1:03 p.m. Shops Way. Accident – property damage. 1:41 p.m. Leland Dr. Ambulance. 4:16 p.m. Shops Way. Dog complaint. 5:58 p.m. Main St. Keep the peace. 6:22 p.m. Maple Ln. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, June 22 1:24 a.m. Goddard Rd. [...]

Lorraine Y. Paciello, 80, of Northborough

July 7th, 2015

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Northborough – Lorraine Y. (Noel) Paciello, 80, a longtime resident of Northborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 4, 2015, with her family by her side, in UMass Memorial Medical Center. Lorraine is survived by her son, Michael A. Paciello, his wife Susan, and their two children, Shane M. and Anna Lisa, all of New Smyrna [...]

Janice J. Zecco, 76, of Northborough

July 6th, 2015

Northborough – Janice J. (Betteridge) Zecco, of Northborough, loving wife of the late Patrick V. Zecco, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 29, 2015 in Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center with her family by her side. She was 76. Born Nov. 20, 1938 in Worcester to Russell E. and Joyce (Buchyn) Betteridge, she graduated from [...]

Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club donates to town’s food pantry

July 6th, 2015

(top, l to r) Victoria Witkowski, Danielle McCurley, and Brooke Macjewski  
(bottom, l to r) Nolan McCurley and Wesley Gray

Northborough – The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club recently collected over 100 pounds of food during a Food Drive that was held to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry.

Northborough attorney is dedicated to serving those with special needs

July 4th, 2015

Northborough attorney Fred Misilo (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Fred Misilo has amassed a long list of awards, but it’s not recognition that gets him out of bed each morning. The attorney and chronic volunteer simply can’t wait to help individuals with disabilities and their families gain services and stability to make their lives better.

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