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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Carol M. Harrington, 77, of Northborough

June 17th, 2015

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Northborough – Carol M. (Zande) Harrington, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, June 15, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at Coleman House of Northborough. She leaves her husband of 54 years, John C. Harrington, and her six children, Denise Staubach and her husband Peter of Newton, Catherine Naughton and her husband Joseph of Natick, Michael [...]

Northborough police log, June 19 edition

June 17th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, May 31 12:49 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 9:53 a.m. Otis St. Ambulance. 8:34 p.m. Macalister Dr. Disturbance. 8:49 p.m. Maynard St. Disturbance. 9:06 p.m. Howard St. Disturbance. 10:08 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Well-being check. Monday, June 1 10:20 a.m. West Main St. Accident – property damage. 4:06 p.m. Crawford St. [...]

Joseph W. Picone, 72, of Northborough

June 16th, 2015

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Northborough – Joseph W. Picone, 72, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at UMass Memorial –University Campus in Worcester, after a long battle with cancer. Joe leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Ellen L. (Monette) Picone; two daughters, Sherryl Ripel and her husband Craig of Epson, N.H. and Kim Romanelli and her husband Paul [...]

Northborough area on the road to caring for military troops

June 15th, 2015

Welcoming race participants are BC4T founders (l to r) Michelle Gillespie, Karen Brewster, Leslie Arsenault and Beth Davison.

Northborough – This year began with an idea discussed among Northborough residents Leslie Arsenault, Karen Brewster, Beth Davison and Michelle Gillespie. It was just a few months after Leslie Arsenault lost her son U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, a Bronze Star recipient who was killed in action last September in Afghanistan. While their personal connections with the military vary, they all share an interest in remembering service men and women. They founded Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) with the mission of sending care packages to deployed service members.

Brian T. Hays, 60, of Northborough

June 12th, 2015

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Northborough – Brian T. Hays, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 34 years, Martha (Seilius) Hays; siblings, Barbara Ann Amons of Sandwich, Bonnie Louvier and her husband Philip of Lexington, Va., Brad Hays and his wife Laura of [...]

Casa Vallarta – Classic, delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices

June 11th, 2015

Jorge Ramos, Casa Vallarta’s manager 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – On a recent Sunday afternoon, my husband and I stopped in at Casa Vallarta for lunch. By the time we left an hour later, we were totally stuffed but still had enough food left over for our two teenage sons to have a nice hearty snack later that evening.

Get In Shape for Women: empower your life through body transformation

June 11th, 2015

Get in Shape for Women's Westborough trainers (l to r) Casandra Kane, Andrea Longo, Pam Sarafin and Julie Vander Baan provide support and encouragement for clients. 
File photo/Valerie Franchi

Westborough – It seems every day there is yet another gym or program opening up that promises to help you lose weight. At the two Get in Shape for Women studios owned by sisters Jody Chaffee and Toni Parr, in Northborough and Westborough, respectively, there is a different philosophy.

Algonquin Softball Falls to Wachusett in Playoffs

June 11th, 2015

Algonquin’s Allie Courtwright winds up to pitch against Wachusett

Shrewsbury – The number 4 seed Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks softball team was defeated by the number 1 seed Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers by a score of 5-0 in a MIAA Central Division 1 semi-final playoff game. The game was played on June 10 at Shrewsbury High School.

Northborough Free Library to offer talk on US naturalization process

June 10th, 2015

Northborough – Learn about the US naturalization process Saturday, June 13 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St. Lynne Weintraub, ESL coordinator for the Jones Public Library in Amherst will present the steps needed to become a US citizen. Topics discussed will include the benefits of being a US [...]

Northborough police log, June 12 edition

June 10th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, May 24 1:12 a.m. Arrested, Jeremy Richard, 25, of 10 Shay Rd., Hudson, for speeding in violation of special regulation, OUI liquor 2nd offense, drinking alcohol from open container in MV. 2:44 a.m. Arrested, Derekke Kamar, 30, of 112 Paine St., Apt. 2, Worcester, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor. 10:11 a.m. South [...]

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