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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Northborough resident runs Boston Marathon to raise funds for homeless animals

January 23rd, 2015

Sandy Gittlen and her dog, Lily
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Northborough – Sandra Gittlen is a freelance writer, specializing in technical, business and lifestyle pieces. A resident of Northborough, she is also an accomplished athlete, who competes in triathlons. But there is another area of her life that she is really most passionate about – that of a volunteer for the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that takes in over 1,000 cats and dogs each year. And on Monday, April 20, she will take that dedication to another level when she participates for the third time in the Boston Marathon, running to raise funds for the shelter.

Owners of White Cliffs apply for demolition permit

January 21st, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – After 10 months on the market, there are no buyers in sight for the historic White Cliffs estate. As a result, the owners of the 6.5-acre plus property applied for a demolition permit tonight at the Historical Commission meeting.

According to Michael Durkin, a Realtor with LAER Realty Partners, who is representing the current owners, the LaCava family, the decision was not an easy one to make.

Northborough police log, Jan. 23 edition

January 21st, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 4 8:14 a.m. Church St. Accident – personal injury. 2:09 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 2:24 p.m. Main St. Ambulance. 3:26 p.m. Bartlett St. Assisted Fire Department. 6:38 p.m. Mohawk Dr. Ambulance. 7:10 p.m. Bartlett St. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, Jan. 5 7:45 a.m. Arrested, Shanna Lee Hall, 37, of [...]

Phone lost in England returns home thanks to kindness of police officer

January 19th, 2015

Katie Gillespie
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Northborough – Nowadays, most of us use our smart phones to help manage many parts of our lives. So it can be an awful, panicky feeling when that phone is broken or, even worse, missing. That’s the situation Northborough resident Katie Gillespie recently found herself facing when she lost her phone right before she was due to come back home after attending school in England. But thanks to the honesty of a good Samaritan and a kind police officer, Katie now has her phone back.

TV meteorologist entertains and informs students at Peaslee

January 18th, 2015

Meteorologist Barry Burbank at Peaslee Elementary School. (Photo/Laurie Covino)

Northborough – Barry Burbank, veteran meteorologist with WBZ-TV in Boston, visited fourth- and fifth-graders at Marguerite E. Peaslee School Jan. 14. His entertaining and engaging presentation tied into the grade-level science curriculum.

Northborough Realtor achieves commercial agent designation

January 18th, 2015

Northborough – Worcester resident Dan Robertson, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Northborough, has been awarded the Accredited Commercial Agent designation. Robertson successfully completed more than 50 hours of training and must attend monthly advanced training seminars. “The Accredited Commercial Agent training program is designed to fully support our sales [...]

Polito administers oath of office to Early at Melican

January 18th, 2015

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is sworn in for his third term by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito at the Melican Middle School in Northborough. The DA's mother Marilyn Early is holding the family bible.

Northborough – As Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito presided over a ceremony Jan. 15 to swear-in Worcester Country District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr., members of Early’s family and staff were in attendance. But there were also hundreds of other guests watching with great interest – students at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. That’s because the ceremony actually took place at the school after a presentation by Ellen Miller, Early’s community outreach director, on cyber safety.

Taxi company request hits town-line snafu

January 16th, 2015

Northborough – As they were considering a request from Francois Hamad to open a taxi business at his auto repair shop at 197 Main St., the Board of Selectmen Jan. 12 had to enforce one steadfast rule from the town’s bylaws: the taxi itself cannot be housed within Northborough.

Algonquin Wrestling Hosts Catholic Memorial

January 15th, 2015

Photo N Wrestling 2015-01-14 7545 – Algonquin’s David Wrin and Catholic Memorial’s Josh Bechman maneuver for position

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks wrestling team hosted the Catholic Memorial Knights in a meet Jan. 14. A very tough Knights team defeated the Tomahawks by a score of 47-27.

Austin Roche (132 lbs.), Nate Morrell (160 lbs.) and Joe Vencile (285 lbs) all won their matches by pins and Jack Golden (106 lbs) won his match on points.

The Tomahawks’ record fell to 7-8 on the season.

Screening deadline extension for preschool program

January 14th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough-Southborough Integrated Preschool Program has extended its deadline to screen typically developing children, residents of Northborough, interested in attending the Marion E. Zeh School program for the 2015-2016 school year. Programs meet for two, three, or four days, all of which are part-time. Preschoolers must be 3 years old by June 15, [...]

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