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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Peter Flanigan, 59, of Northborough

April 10th, 2015

Obit Peter Flanigan

Northborough – Peter James Flanigan, 59, son of the late John Joseph Flanigan and the late Marie (Tacconi) Flanigan, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at UMass Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 11, 1955 in Framingham, and was educated locally in the Northborough School System, graduating from Assabet Valley [...]

Kenyon R. Horelik, 58, of Northborough

April 10th, 2015

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Northborough – Kenyon “Ken” R. Horelik passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester after a long illness. He was 58. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Kathy (Mangan) Horelik; two sons, Nicholas Horelik of Cambridge and Benjamin Horelik of Washington, D.C.; his mother, Yvonne Horelik of Baltic, Conn.; two [...]

Blair J. Gaulin, 77, of Northborough

April 8th, 2015

Obit Blair Gaulin

Northborough – Blair J. Gaulin, 77, of Northborough, formerly of Marlborough, died peacefully Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with his wife at his side, in hospice care at Beaumont Nursing and Skilled Rehabilitation Center of Westborough. Born June 17, 1937 in Worcester, he was the youngest son of the late Alfred J. and Valerie (Phaneuf) Gaulin. [...]

Michelle Gillespie – Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties

April 8th, 2015

Northborough – As a resident of Northborough for the past 21 years, Michelle Gillespie, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties, knows how to market her town.

Northborough police log, April 10 edition

April 8th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, March 22 6:44 a.m. Pleasant St. Animal calls. 12:02 p.m. East Main St. Trespass. 2:21 p.m. Country Candle Ln. Assisted Fire Department. 5:26 p.m. West Main St. Accident – property damage. 8:24 p.m. Whitney St. Well-being check. Monday, March 23 1:41 a.m. Arrested, Lucas E. Morais, 52, of 8 Loring Crt., Apt. 1, [...]

Raymond G. Johnson, 68, of Northborough

April 6th, 2015

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Northborough – Raymond G. Johnson passed away peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at St. Vincent Hospital. He was 68. Ray leaves behind his devoted wife of 48 years, Lorna S. (Park) Johnson; his four sons, Scott Johnson and Kim of N. Brookfield, Todd Johnson and his wife Teresa of Harlan, [...]

Snowy day brings spring fun indoors at Peaslee Fair

April 3rd, 2015

Fourth-graders Devon Bair (left) and Victoria Kebartas enjoy a visit with the Peaslee Panda.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School held its annual Kids’ Fair March 28. It may have been snowing outside all day, but the fun was heating up inside the school as kids of all ages enjoyed an indoor carnival with games, crafts, activities and raffles. Local businesses generously sponsored the event or donated items for the silent auction.

‘Buddies’ wanted for Northborough Challenger Baseball

April 1st, 2015

Northborough – Volunteers are needed for the Northborough Recreation’s Challenger Baseball League. Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to sign up to be a “buddy” for a child with a disability. Practices are Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m. and games are Saturdays at 10 a.m. The season starts Tuesday, April 28, and continues for six [...]

NEF’s Trivia Night Raises $11,300 for Northborough schools

April 1st, 2015

Members of the winning team Pigs Might Fly are (l to r) Pete English, Karen English, Jodi Del Re and Jessica Greenblatt. (Photo/Sue Ogar)

Northborough – Forty-two teams matched wits at the Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) sixth annual Team Trivia Night March 27. The event raising a record-breaking $11,300 for Northborough’s public schools. After battling through five rounds of questions on subjects such as local history, politics, pop culture, science and sports, it was team Pigs Might Fly that [...]

More articles added to Town Meeting agenda

April 1st, 2015

Northborough – At the brief regular meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen March 24, the warrant for the May 18 Town Meeting was again reviewed following an initial review on March 10. (http://communityadvocate.com/2015/03/16/draft-warrant-for-spring-town-meeting-discussed/). The new articles seek a resolution in support of Fossil Fuel Divestment; a resolution to ban water fluoridation; to sell a parcel of land in the vicinity of North Street and Vista Drive; and a home rule petition to exempt the Shrewsbury deputy fire chief from civil service law. The selectmen then voted to sign the amended warrant.

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