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 promotes Massachusetts Senior Games

October 25th, 2014


Northborough – When most people think of the Olympic Games, images of young athletes in their prime competing on a world stage come to mind. Davis Cox, a Northborough resident, has set out to promote a different kind of Games: the Massachusetts Senior Games, an annual event in which any active adults 40 years and older can compete in a range of sports, including track and field, swimming, basketball, tennis, archery and pistol shooting.

Northboro Local First to promote independent local businesses

October 25th, 2014


By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Northborough – Julie Booras, owner of Heart & Stone Jewelry in Northborough, has a passion for promoting local, independent small businesses.  Her first effort to unite business owners in the up and coming shopping district centered around the intersection of Route 20 and West Main Street that was lacking an [...]

Wreath makers and sponsors wanted for Trinity Church festival

October 25th, 2014

Northborough – Trinity Church is seeking wreath makers and sponsors for its third annual Festival of Wreaths to be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Storybook Christmas.” Community members can create their own wreath or sponsor a wreath created by the church’s artisans. The wreaths will be [...]

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, [...]

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