Northborough

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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Northboro Media Service helps keep memories alive

May 28th, 2015

Jeff Ward
Photo/Peter Glenn

Northborough – Jeff Ward has been in the “video game” for a long time. As a former technician at La Bonne Vie Camera in Westborough, Ward continued to master the ins and outs of all kinds of film, cameras and video equipment. This passion for recording technology, and the quest for knowledge surrounding the inner workings of recording equipment, started when he was a teenager. Now, even though La Bonne Vie Camera is a memory, Ward has continued to do business from his home in Northborough for the past decade. At Northboro Media Service, he converts older forms of media in all formats, such as camcorder tapes, 8-mm and 16-mm film, and audiotapes into the new digital formats such as DVDs and CDs.

Cornerstone Academy students place at 2015 National Mythology

May 28th, 2015

(l to r, front) Aarushi Pant, Arianne Kamal, Arush Mallovoram and Vedant Roymoulik; 
(l to r, back) teachers Miss Simoneau and Mrs. Short, and Karen McQuade, director
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Northborough – Students from the Cornerstone Academy recently were awarded medallions in the 2015 National Mythology Exam. The purpose of the exam is to inspire students to learn about classical mythology and literature.

Wegmans awards its employees with scholarship program

May 28th, 2015

Northborough – Wegmans Food Markets has announced that the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,736 new recipients for the upcoming academic year.

Algonquin lacrosse outscores Westborough

May 28th, 2015

Algonquin’s Zach Skowronek  (#1) prepares to shoot at the goal while being pursued by Westborough’s Stephen Falvey (#20).

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers by a score of 16-11 in a game played May 27 at Algonquin’s Dick Walsh field.

ARHS thespians to present Journey to Absurdity

May 27th, 2015

The cast of Journey to Absurdity
Photo/Submitted

Northborough – For their final production this year, the Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Dramahawks will be presenting “Journey to Absurdity.” The show is a collection of short plays beginning with the simplicity of a Thorton Wilder play (where no props are used) and gradually become more abstract and absurd. The production ends with a play written by master playwright Eugene Ionesco where, according to teacher Tom Alera, who is directing the show, nothing is as it seems. Works from other playwrights included in the production include Anton Chekhov, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Christopher Durang.

Northborough police log, May 29 edition

May 27th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, May 10 3:02 a.m. Shops Way. Assisted Fire Department. 9:32 a.m. Madison Rd. Ambulance. 12:09 p.m. Main St. Keep the peace. 2:04 p.m. Shops Way. Assisted Fire Department. 3:17 p.m. Arrested, Nancy I. Lauber, 52, of 33 Briarwood Ln., Apt. 8, Marlborough, for shoplifting by asportation. 4:55 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – [...]

Northborough stroke survivor continues on the mend

May 27th, 2015

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Northborough – The American Stroke Association (ASA) observes May as American Stroke Month, a time for people to become better aware of warning signs. Raju Nivarthi and his wife, Aparna, of Northborough recently learned more after he suffered a stroke last October. Now, he’s again driving himself to work and to therapy twice a week.

Algonquin seniors organize basketball tournament to benefit Coaching4Change

May 26th, 2015

Sean Hill, a 2013 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, shoots the ball in the 135 Spring Classic Basketball Tournament.

Northborough – Ninety-six basketball players, ranging in age from 15 to 20, competed in the third annual 135 Spring Classic tournament which was held May 24 at the Ellsworth-McAfee Park.

Northborough remembers fallen hometown hero

May 26th, 2015

The American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 Color Guard leads the parade.

Northborough – On May 25, the Memorial Day parade made stops for ceremonies at four monuments in downtown Northborough. This year, speakers paid tribute to U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault of Northborough. The Bronze Star recipient and 2004 Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduate was killed in action at age 24 last September in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

Algonquin Girls Lacrosse Tops North Middlesex

May 26th, 2015

Algonquin’s Kendyl Finelli (#16) prepares to block North Middlesex’ Madison Ozog (#11).

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls lacrosse team defeated the North Middlesex Regional High School Patriots by a score of 13-2 in a game played May 22.

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