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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Ninth annual Holiday Trolley to be held Dec. 6

November 26th, 2014

Kimberly Reed, of the Purple Rose, (with her husband Tobe) is overseeing the ninth annual Northboro Holiday Trolley. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – The town’s small businesses are once again planning a special holiday shopping event that will feature special offers, events and surprises.

The ninth annual Northboro Holiday Trolley will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12-5 p.m. The event is sponsored by many of the town’s small business, as well as the new group Northboro Local First, as a way to showcase the different stores, restaurants and community organizations in the town.

Northborough police log, Nov. 28 edition

November 26th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Nov. 9 12:00 a.m. West Main St. Assisted Fire Department. 7:53 a.m. St. James Dr. Ambulance. 11:36 a.m. East Main St. Ambulance. 12:37 p.m. Shops Way. Fraud. 5:07 p.m. Woodland Rd. Ambulance. 8:28 p.m. Arrested, Kenneth Howell Wood, 53, of 79 Ruggles St., Westborough, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor. 9:11 p.m. Cedar [...]

Northborough tax rates to go up; town to keep single rate

November 25th, 2014

Northborough – The average Northborough single-family homeowner faces a $260 increase in their total property tax bill, “about $42 greater than what we had forecast at town meeting,” Town Administrator John Coderre told the Board of Selectmen Nov. 24.

Northborough Boy Scouts wreath sale

November 23rd, 2014

Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough will be selling holiday wreaths Saturday, Nov. 29. Wreaths can be purchased one of three ways: online at (click on “pre-order wreath”); through door-to-door sales Nov. 29; and at the Robert W. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St., between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. One hundred percent [...]

Algonquin students celebrate national Food Day

November 20th, 2014

Kenya, grade 12, Nathaniel Nahabedian, grade 12, and Kevin McKenna, grade 11, in the Serenity Garden at ARHS. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Now in its fourth year, Food Day is a nationwide movement that gets people to really think about food, where it comes from, and ways to eat healthier.

Northborough police log, Nov. 21 edition

November 19th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Nov. 2 1:07 a.m. Lincoln St. Civil/criminal complaint. 8:44 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 10:06 a.m. West Main St. Vandalism. 2:33 p.m. Pinehaven Dr. Ambulance. 2:55 p.m. Whitney St. Dog complaint. Monday, Nov. 3 4:55 a.m. Ridge Rd. Ambulance. 9:56 a.m. Main St. Accident – property damage. 11:14 a.m. Church St. Civil/criminal complaint. [...]

Dora E. Maloney, 89, of Northborough

November 19th, 2014

Northborough – Dora “Dot” E. (Lara) Maloney, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. She was 89. Her devoted husband of 52 years, John J. Maloney Sr., died in 2000. Born and raised in Worcester, she was the daughter of Cristy and Efthimia (Papandili) Lara [...]

Sunday fun in Northborough

November 18th, 2014


Northborough – Scott Greenaway with Emily and Ruby Schadler, 16 months, enjoy an outing on Mt. Pisgah Nov 16. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Little Bruins fan becomes Internet sensation

November 17th, 2014

Boston Bruins fan Liam Fitzgerald

Northborough – Marian E. Zeh Elementary School second-grader Liam Fitzgerald became an overnight sensation when a video of him fist-bumping Boston Bruins players as they skated off the ice after their pre-game warmup went viral. The video has logged more than 4.5 million hits so far.

To say that 8-year-old Liam is “Boston Strong” is an understatement. Liam was born with Down syndrome in 2006 and diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2009. After undergoing four years of treatment, Liam is cancer-free. Through it all, said his mother Christine, he kept on smiling.

Friends of the Northborough Senior Center to host fair

November 17th, 2014

friends of n sr ctr fair

Northborough  – The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will be holding its annual Country Store Fair Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the center’s 119 Bearfoot Rd. location. There is no admission charge. Always a special attraction, the bake table will offer an array of pies, cakes, cookies, breads, breakfast [...]

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