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 police log, Jan. 30 edition

January 28th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 11 3:46 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – personal injury. 8:32 a.m. Lydia’s Way. Ambulance. 1:00 p.m. Crawford St. Ambulance. Monday, Jan. 12 1:05 a.m. Macalister Dr. Disturbance. 6:49 a.m. School St. Larceny. 10:33 a.m. West Main St. Assisted Fire Department. 3:47 p.m. Otis St. Fraud. 6:49 p.m. Cedar Hill St. Ambulance. 8:51 [...]

Zumba fundraiser at Peaslee School

January 27th, 2015

Northborough – Certified Zumba instructor Diana Rolashevich will lead an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party in the cafeteria at Marguerite E. Peaslee School, 31 Maple St., Saturday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. This one-hour class will raise funds for Peaslee PTO enrichment programs. All levels welcome. The cost is $10 per person (adults only).

Mom releases book about son’s journey with OCD

January 27th, 2015

The cover of Janet Singer’s book about her son’s struggle with OCD. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Whether you’re a parent taxiing kids around, a CEO orchestrating a successful business strategy, or a driver weaving through traffic to and from work, anxiety affects everyone.

Electronic recycling at Zeh School

January 26th, 2015

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School will host its annual Electronic Recycling Day Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Zeh is partnering with Metech Recycling. Over 95 percent of all materials will be securely recycled for remanufacture. Prices for recycling items vary based on item: [...]

Officials, residents hope buyer will step forward to save White Cliffs

January 23rd, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Now that the news has broken that the owners of the White Cliffs estate have applied for a demolition permit, residents and those who have enjoyed attending functions there have taken to social media to express their dismay. Joining them in expressing frustration is the Historical Commission who has been trying, Normand Corbin, the commission’s chair, said to try to find a way to prevent the historic manse from coming down.

Northborough resident runs Boston Marathon to raise funds for homeless animals

January 23rd, 2015

Sandy Gittlen and her dog, Lily

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

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.

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