The 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.
October 1st, 2014
Northborough Sunday, Sept. 14 8:20 a.m. Leland Dr. Ambulance. 12:10 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 2:46 p.m. Church St. Civil/criminal complaint. 4:30 p.m. Leland Dr. Ambulance. 7:14 p.m. Forbes Rd. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, Sept. 15 12:08 p.m. Bartlett St. Larceny. 2:01 p.m. Deacon St. Ambulance. 6:05 p.m. Talbot Rd. Scams. 10:39 p.m. [...]
October 1st, 2014
Northborough – Thomas W. Cantwell passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He was 76. He leaves his devoted wife of 46 years, Elizabeth E. (Neagle) Cantwell; his children, Mary F. Cantwell and Joseph N. Cantwell; and seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by [...]
September 28th, 2014
Northborough – Countless drivers have passed an historic marker for the grave site of Mary Goodnow (1673-1707), located on the south side of Route 20 near the Northborough and Marlborough town line.
September 26th, 2014
Westborough – Every spring, thousands of young players take to the local baseball diamonds to play the game they love. Now, thanks to a new program based in Northborough, the New England Ruffnecks, those players who desire to pursue their passion to another level will have the chance to do so.
At the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Sept. 18 Steven August, the director of the Ruffnecks and the facility where the program is based, the New England Baseball Complex (NEBC), shared his story of how a dream that was in process for 12 years finally became a reality.
September 26th, 2014
Northborough – Loretta (Gudaitis) Shields, 74, of Northborough, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2014 in UMass Memorial Medical Center after a period of declining health. She is survived by her five daughters, Laura Nicholson and her husband John of Holden, Janet Short and her husband William of Northborough, Karen Jennison of Shrewsbury, Noreen Mirabito and her [...]
September 23rd, 2014
Northborough – Over 500 children in grades 1 through 8 participate each year in the Northborough Youth Basketball Association (NYBA), which runs summer and winter programs as well as travel teams. Games are held on the courts at Ellsworth-McAfee Park as well as at the local elementary schools. But over the past few years, the harsh winter weather, as well as the natural decay of the 20-year-old courts, took its toll. The Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School was in particularly bad shape, according to Tom Spataro, the NYBA president.
September 22nd, 2014
Northborough – Here are some more photos from the Applefest weekend. Photos/Jeff Slovin .
September 21st, 2014
Northborough – The Community Advocate’s mascot, “Scoop,” visited with many of the people, nonprofit community groups and businesses who were enjoying the Applefest Street Fair Sept. 20. The beautiful Saturday weather helped draw thousands to the event which was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Photos/Bonnie Adams
September 20th, 2014
Northborough – The Applefest Parade drew lots of Northborough residents and visitors to downtown Sept. 20, the second of the three-day 24th annual fall festival. Among the participants was the parade’s grand marshal, Arthur Cole, as well as town officials, political candidates, and representatives of schools, organizations and businesses. Several honored the late Spc. Brian [...]
September 18th, 2014
Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society will hold a variety of events during the upcoming annual townwide Applefest at its 52 Main St. location. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the society will be holding an old-fashioned luncheon from 12 to 3 p.m. They will also feature a cookie walk and historical games and crafts. On Sunday, [...]