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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Tournament continues Mark Fidrych’s passion for helping his community and beyond

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – This summer, a softball tournament continuing Mark Fidrych’s commitment to special needs children and adults raised $55,000.

The Mark Fidrych Foundation now is planning its fifth annual Make Your Mark Softball Tournament for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Memorial and Casey fields on East Main Street, according to Fidrych’s widow, Ann.

Northborough chorus still singing strong after four decades

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC), under the direction of Anthony J. Volpe of Westborough with accompanist David Rose of Shrewsbury, is in its 43rd season.

Wheelabrator contract extension will mean savings for town

December 17th, 2014

Northborough–The town will reap savings in its trash disposal costs over the next three years after agreeing to ratify an extension to its contract to send trash to the Wheelabrator plant in Millbury.

The 10-year extension is “a pretty good deal” for the town, Town Engineer Fred Litchfield told the Board of Selectmen during its meeting Dec. 15.

Litchfield noted that Northborough and the 35 other communities in the central Massachusetts purchasing cooperative received favorable rates in the initial contract to send trash to the Millbury facility starting in 1986. That original 20-year deal expired in 2006 and was followed by a 10-year extension that is now itself winding down.

Dorothy R. Williams, 79, of Northborough

December 17th, 2014

Northborough – Dorothy R. (Sokolski) Williams passed away at home due to heart complications Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. She was 79. Dorothy leaves her husband of 54 years, Robert A. Williams; her children, Robert A. Williams Jr. of Northborough, Carolyn Balsamo of Saco, Maine, Patricia Boisvert of Grafton, Christine Itkowsky of Northborough, Kathleen Brouillard of [...]

‘Chair of Honor’ to become moving memorial

December 16th, 2014

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Northborough- The Board of Selectmen accepted during its Dec. 15 meeting POW/MIA Chair of Honor on behalf of the town, with plans to use it as a portable memorial to help remind residents of the approximately 100,000 servicemen and women who remain unaccounted from the nation’s modern wars.

Adam Costello, the director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans District, said missions aimed at recovering the missing are ongoing. He noted that only within recent weeks were the remains of a soldier who died as a prisoner of war in the Korean conflict in 1951 returned home.

Local woodworker refurbishes chairs for charity

December 13th, 2014

Northborough resident Forest Lyford shows the refurbished seat from a recent chair repair project. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Northborough – Dilapidated chairs find their way into Northborough resident Forest Lyford’s basement woodworking workshop and are helping Northborough groups raise funds during this holiday season.

Northborough Food Pantry making a difference

December 13th, 2014

Donna Weaver and Ann Taggart, co-directors of the Northborough Food Pantry. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – In the lower level of the Town Hall, the Northborough Food Pantry services the needs of many families. This supplemental source of food for people in the community can make all the difference in the world.

Northborough volunteer treasures flowers and friends

December 13th, 2014

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Northborough – Francesca “Cessy” Bombara likes to be busy. The Northborough resident divides her time between the Northborough Garden Club, where she serves as co-president with Amy Graham, and the Friends of Northborough Seniors, where she is secretary on the Board of Directors. She is also corresponding secretary for the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., and runs a small, private business out of her home for close friends and family, “Flowers by Francesca.”

Northborough’s administrator brings passion to leadership role

December 13th, 2014

Northborough – When John Coderre first arrived in Northborough, he had no intentions of staying long or working for the town. He thought Northborough was in an ideal location, accessible to Boston and all points north, south, east and west. Now, he said, Northborough has been his “adoptive hometown” since 1997, describing the town as a “great community” with a good reputation for excellent schools.

New crowdfunding site give pets’ a chance’

December 13th, 2014

Northborough resident Peter Alberti, founder of, and his wife Janet. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Northborough – In February, Scrunchie, a year-old Pomeranian from Ludlow, was found abandoned, suffering from near-fatal injuries inflicted by his former owner. A new crowdfunding website, created by Northborough resident Peter Alberti, raised $10,000 in three days to pay for his medical care.

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