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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A night of stories and sundaes at Lincoln Street School

October 20th, 2014

First-grade teacher Mrs. Herdman reads a Dr. Seuss selection to Molly Navris, Kathryn Hyer, Gabriel Mendelson, Parker Cardillo and Daniel Milano. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Lincoln Street School students and their families were invited to wear their pajamas for a special evening program “Stories and Sundaes” Oct. 16, sponsored by the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization.

Northborough Education Foundation awards 2014 grants

October 19th, 2014

(l to r) NEF President Marile Borden; Andrea Hotchkin and Jason Lessard, Algonquin Regional High School; and NEF Treasurer Amy Staunton. The school received a grant for its anti-bullying initiative.

Northborough – The Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of its 2014 Grants.  Seven grants totaling $8,100 were awarded in September, and recipients included all the Northborough Public Schools as well as two community events. The Robert E. Melican Middle School received funding for three iPads, which students will use along with augmented reality [...]

Farm animals visit Northborough seniors

October 16th, 2014

Beaumont resident Ivy Murphy soaks up the last of the warm autumn weather as a cow and its calf graze in the shade behind her.

Northborough – Residents at Beaumont and Whitney Place at Northborough were recently entertained by three colossal cows, an adorable calf and a couple of chubby bunnies, thanks to the cooperation of the Sutton 4-H Club. Donuts and cider were served to the delight of residents and their families. “The cows brought back memories of growing [...]

Robert R. Kimball, 68, of Northborough

October 15th, 2014

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Northborough – Attorney Robert R. Kimball passed away in his sleep Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at Holden Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, as a result of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). He was 68. He leaves his devoted wife of 44 years, Nancy E. (Saylor) Kimball; his loving children, Beth A. Beringer and husband Jason of Danvers [...]

Carl W. Hays, 93, of Northborough

October 15th, 2014


Northborough – Carl W. Hays, 93, passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at UMass Memorial Healthcare (University Campus). His wife, Evelyn (Taber) Hays, died in 1981. He leaves his loving children, Barbara Ann Hays Amons of Sandwich, Bonnie Louvier and her husband Philip of Lexington, Va., Brian Hays and his wife Martha of Northborough, Brad [...]

Northborough police log, Oct. 17 edition

October 15th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, Sept. 28 12:30 a.m. Wheelwright Dr. Well-being check. 11:25 a.m. Shops Way. Accident – property damage. 12:32 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 2:00 p.m. South St. Assisted Fire Department. 9:02 p.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 11:09 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:26 p.m. Davis St. Ambulance. Monday, Sept. 29 8:02 a.m. West [...]

Letter to the editor: Helping the children of ‘Be Like Brit’

October 14th, 2014


To the Editor: We have all either noticed, or have even participated in, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which lit up social media on fire this summer. Not only is this phenomenon raising money and spreading ALS awareness across the country, it is putting the idea of giving, both monetarily and in terms of time, [...]

Selectmen seek ideas on memorial to fallen solider

October 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen want to hear from the community on the best way to permanently honor the memory of U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, who died in combat in Afghanistan in early September

St. Bernadette School receives national blue ribbon honor

October 9th, 2014

St. Bernadette School is adorned in blue ribbons in honor of the prestigious designation.

Northborough – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently recognized St. Bernadette School in Northborough as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Of the 337 schools recognized nationwide, St. Bernadette’s is one of only 50 non-public schools and the only non-public school in all of New England to receive this honor. Blue ribbon schools are chosen based on academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. St. Bernadette’s was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School.”

Northborough selectmen monitor pipeline progress

October 9th, 2014


Northborough–Ten properties in Northborough could be directly impacted by a proposed natural gas pipeline through the area, the Board of Selectmen was told at its Oct. 7 meeting, though the preference of the pipeline developers would be to avoid the community entirely.

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