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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John W. Richards, 87, of Northborough

May 7th, 2015

Obit John Richards

Northborough – John “Jack” W. Richards, 87, a 51-year resident of Northborough, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University campus after a brief illness. His beloved wife Joan (Collette) died in 2001. He leaves behind his children, William Richards of Northborough, Carol Richards of Shrewsbury, Nancy Dragon of Berlin, [...]

Northborough police log, May 8 edition

May 6th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, April 19 10:28 a.m. Mulberry Ln. Assisted Fire Department. 1:50 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Well-being check. 4:39 p.m. Hamilton Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 8:23 p.m. Avalon Dr. Ambulance. 11:18 p.m. Shops Way. Keep the peace. Monday, April 20 7:00 a.m. Ball St. Ambulance. 2:28 p.m. South St. Accident – property damage. 3:17 p.m. Davis [...]

RenovoMD to host skincare seminar

May 5th, 2015

Northborough – Jean Casello, M.D., the medical director of RenovoMD, and Robert Manzo, a cosmetic chemist, will be presenting a seminar, “The confusion about skincare products, the myths and truths” Thursday, May 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. They will make recommendations on how they can help you attain the products that address your personal concerns.

Wilford Valentine, 96, of Northborough

May 5th, 2015

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Northborough – Wilford “Jim” Valentine passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Beaumont of Northborough. He was 96. He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Iona (Morgan) Valentine. He also leaves his daughter, Jean Butterworth of Maryland, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita McCray Valentine, and their [...]

Robert A. Englund, 81, of Northborough

May 4th, 2015

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Northborough – Robert A. “Bob” Englund, 81, of Northborough, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Coleman House in Northborough. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Mathieu) Englund, and four sons, William R. and wife Ann of Hopedale, Paul S. and wife Leana of Dallas, Texas, Robert Jr. and wife Wendy of Fredericksburg, [...]

No contested races in this year’s Northborough Annual Town Election

May 4th, 2015

Jeff Amberson

Amberson is a 31-year resident of Northborough. Employed at iRobot Corporation as a supply chain manager, he and his wife Joann, who works at Algonquin Regional High School, have raised three children all of whom attended Northborough schools. Amberson first became active in town through coaching various youth teams and volunteering as the first freshmen lacrosse coach at Algonquin. He is a past president of the Northborough Lions Club and past treasurer for the MetroWest chapter of Ducks Unlimited. His initial experience in town government was his appointment to the Conservation Commission, where he served six years, four as chair. During that time he helped write the town’s first Open Space Plan.

Algonquin girls lacrosse dominates Wachusett

May 4th, 2015

Algonquin’s Jessie DeLouis carries the ball during a game against Wachusett

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls lacrosse team defeated the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers by a score of 16-4 in a game played April 28.

Donations wanted for Northborough Garden Club plant sale

May 1st, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club is now accepting donations of perennials from community members’ gardens through Thursday, May 28. If you have plants to donate, fill out the form at or call 508-351-9373. The annual plant sale will be held Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ellsworth-McAfee Park on route [...]

Algonquin musicians play at Symphony Hall

April 29th, 2015

The Algonquin Regional High School Symphonic Band performing at Boston’s Symphony Hall. (Photo/Jeff Slovin)

Northborough – Three musical groups from Algonquin Regional High School recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on stage at Boston’s Symphony Hall, as part of the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) “Gold Medal Showcase” held April 11.

Voters agree to pass over motion to establish White Cliffs as historic district

April 29th, 2015

Northborough – The voters at the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) April 29 passed a motion to “move” an article that would establish White Cliffs as a historic district. This was done at the request of the Historic District Commission who said the property’s owners and the town have agreed to extend the demolition delay bylaw until Dec. 31, 2015.

Until the ATM, the delay was due to run out this June, which would have given the owners, the LaCava family, the right to demolish the building. However, if the original article had passed at the ATM, and the property was established as a historic district, neither the current owners or any future owners would have been allowed to change the street view of the property.

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