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 7th, 2015
Northborough Sunday, Sept. 20 12:43 a.m. Sunset Dr. Disturbance. 9:00a .m. Rice Ave. Vandalism. 10:41 a.m. Maynard St. Breaking and entering. 11:46 a.m. Bartlett St. Ambulance. 12:39 p.m. Bartlett St. Fire Department assist. 8:25 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Well-being check. Monday, Sept. 21 10:52 a.m. Bearfoot Rd. Fire Department assist. 11:49 a.m. Northgate Rd. Ambulance. 5:29 [...]
October 6th, 2015
Region - The Northborough affiliate of the International Hash House Harriers Running Club announced a $300.69 donation will be made to the Worcester County Food Bank on behalf of the sponsors and participants of the sixth annual Red Dress Run that was completed Sept. 26 in the Canal District of Worcester. Nearly 70 female and male [...]
October 5th, 2015
Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys and girls soccer teams were both victorious in games played against the Marlborough High School Panthers on October 3, 2015.
In the first game of the evening, the Algonquin boys defeated Shrewsbury by a score of 3-1. The Algonquin boys’ team season record improves to 5-1-2 while Marlborough falls to 1-4-2.
October 4th, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grants to fund programs or events that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences benefiting the community. If you have a program you believe would be eligible for consideration for funding, you are invited to send your application by Thursday, Oct. 15, to Northborough Cultural Council, 63 [...]
October 1st, 2015
Northborough – With the town’s solid waste contract due to expire during the next fiscal year, selectmen Sept. 28 backed continuing the pay-as-you-throw program that’s been in place for over a decade.
Town Engineer Fred Litchfield came to the board seeking direction as he began to prepare next year’s budget. If the town was to make a major change, he said, now would be the time to begin that process.
September 30th, 2015
Northborough Sunday, Sept. 13 12:37 a.m. Patty Ln. Disturbance. 6:05 a.m. Patty Ln. Disturbance. 11:58 p.m. Howard St. Ambulance. 1:02 p.m. Bartlett St. Accident – property damage. 3:34 p.m. South St. Vandalism. Monday, Sept. 14 10:56 a.m. Cherry St. Larceny. 11:15 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Civil/criminal complaint. 3:42 p.m. Deacon St. Ambulance. 5:41 p.m. Ridge Rd. [...]
September 29th, 2015
Northborough – Dental Solutions of Northboro recently welcomed Anthony T. Quinta, DMD, to its dental practice. Dr. Quinta graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University of Dental Medicine. He was awarded honors on both National Dental Boards part 1 and 2 and was the recipient of the Quintessence Award for outstanding performance in clinical periodontology. [...]
September 29th, 2015
Northborough – Margaret Briggs Elliott, 84, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, David Vaughn Elliott. She is also survived by two daughters, Ruth and her husband James Klein of Cambridge, England, and Esther and her husband Timothy Lawson of King, N.C.; [...]
September 28th, 2015
Northborough – A statistic gnaws at Nancy Swanberg, founder of The Friendship Network for Children, a Northborough-based award-winning nonprofit autism support organization. She noted that a recent census report indicates that 60 to 70 percent of people on the autism spectrum in the United States are unemployed and was inspired to create a program to address this issue. Beginning Oct. 19, the Friendship Network will begin a ten-week “Soft Skills” vocational program for young adults on the autism spectrum.
September 28th, 2015
Northborough – Craftworks recently announced that Buzz Coren of Featherwood has joined its growing group of artisans. Since 1980, Cohen has been creating both functional and decorative objects in wood.