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, June 26 edition

June 24th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, June 7 11:05 a.m. Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 3:53 p.m. Centre Dr. Ambulance. 4:39 p.m. West St. Assisted Fire Department. 6:55 p.m. Hamilton Rd. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, June 8 9:53 a.m. West Main St. Disturbance. 10:05 a.m. Otis St. Ambulance. 12:38 p.m. Newton St. Ambulance. 2:27 p.m. Otis St. Forgery/utter. 5:17 p.m. [...]

Fire chief searches under way

June 24th, 2015

By Keith Regan, Community Reporter Northborough – The town is actively searching for both a permanent fire chief and for an interim chief to serve while the search process unfolds. The Board of Selectmen voted June 22 to name Fire Capt. James Houston as officer in charge of the department should there be a gap [...]

Northborough ladies’ kindness extends to Kenya

June 23rd, 2015

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Northborough – Eighth-grade girls in the Kigaa Primary School in Kiambu, Kenya hold kits containing personal care items that were made for them by parishioners at St. Rose of Lima Church in Northborough.  To learn more about the project visit /2015/06/04/northborough-woman-shines-the-light-for-girls-in-kenyan-villages. Photo/submitted

Groundbreaking held for Lincoln Street School project

June 21st, 2015

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Northborough – As school children looked on, town and state officials, residents, and representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority celebrated the groundbreaking for a major addition and renovation project at the Lincoln Street Elementary School (LSS).

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 
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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.

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