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 police log, Jan. 9 edition

January 7th, 2015

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Sunday, Dec. 14 2:55 p.m. Pleasant St. Larceny. 3:59 p.m. Avalon Dr. Assisted Fire Department. 8:21 p.m. Juniper Brook Rd. Assisted Fire Department. Monday, Dec. 15 11:48 a.m. Main St. Accident – property damage. 5:16 p.m. Birch Hill Rd. Scams. 6:52 p.m. Bryant Ln. Ambulance. 10:16 p.m. Fairway Dr. Larceny. Tuesday, Dec. 16 8:30 a.m. [...]

Christine C. Chiginsky, 75, of Northborough

January 5th, 2015

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Northborough – Christine C. Chiginsky, 75, of Northborough, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, with the music of one of her favorite performers, Neil Diamond, playing. Her devoted sister, Irene; her son, Thomas; and her daughter-in-law, Kimberly were by her side. Christine was born in Worcester, one of six children [...]

New crowdfunding site give pets ‘a chance’

January 4th, 2015

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Northborough – In February, Scrunchie, a year-old Pomeranian from Ludlow, was found abandoned, suffering from near-fatal injuries inflicted by his former owner. A new crowdfunding website, created by Northborough resident Peter Alberti, raised $10,000 in three days to pay for his medical care.

Student finds life in classics

January 4th, 2015

Amol Punjabi (far right) with fellow National Junior Classical League board members at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the site of the 2015 NJCL Convention. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Amol Punjabi wasn’t exactly thrilled when he heard that he would have to take Latin in sixth grade, a class that the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough makes mandatory for all of middle school.

James A. Greenlaw, 81, formerly of Northborough

December 29th, 2014

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Auburn, Ky. – James “Jim” Arthur Greenlaw, 81, of Auburn, Ky., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., surrounded by his loving family. Jim leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Renate; his daughter, Debbie Desposito (Mark) of Shrewsbury; their son, James (Diane) of Auburn, Ky.; their son, Chris (Gretchen) of Auburn, [...]

Percussion group helps elementary school students ‘Ring in the Season’

December 28th, 2014

First-grader Christian Campero holds a resonating chamber while Bob Otto uses sticks to play it.

Northborough – There was a lot of singing, clapping and giggling on the day before school vacation at the Fannie E. Proctor School in Northborough.

Leonard W. Warren, 88, of Northborough

December 26th, 2014

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Northborough – Leonard W. Warren passed away peacefully after a period of declining health. He was 88. He leaves his devoted wife of 67 years, Annette (Eldredge) Warren; his loving children, Philip Warren and his wife Tammy of Kentucky, Bruce Warren and his wife Barbara of Northborough, and Kent Warren and his wife Karen of [...]

Boy Scouts offer tree removal services for Northborough residents

December 25th, 2014

Northborough – The annual town-wide Christmas Tree Removal sponsored by Boy Troop 101 will take place Saturday, Jan. 10. This service is designed to provide Northborough residents an easy and environmentally friendly method of disposing of their Christmas trees while helping to fund troop activities. This is the 15th year of the fundraiser. All those [...]

Singers comfort those on the ‘journey home’

December 25th, 2014

Members of the Journey Home Singers practice from their next performance: (seated, l to r) Mary Beland, Judy Bissett, Jan Racca, Yvette Kite, (standing, l to r) Karleen Chase, Marjorie Peairs, Director Kathy Todd, Dennis Deyo, Jennifer Todd and Anne Deysher. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Several years ago, Kathy Todd’s sister, Martha Walker, was very ill. Todd, who was a member of the Westborough Congregational Church choir, started singing to her sister as she lay in her hospital bed. The music seemed to comfort her. That gave Todd the inspiration to start a group to sing for people with terminal illnesses or chronic conditions. Walker has since passed away, but from that germ of an idea, Journey Home Singers has developed with Todd as its director.

Northborough police log, Dec. 26 edition

December 24th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, Dec. 7 4:21 a.m. Arrested, Chadd Edward Yurkevicius, 23, of 7 Mill St., Northborough, for failure to dim headlights, speeding in violation of special regulation, OUI liquor, drinking alcohol from open container in MV. 12:36 p.m. South St. Ambulance. 1:11 p.m. Otis St. Well-being check. 2:35 p.m. Arrested, Kevin Fitzpatrick Hogarty, 24, of [...]

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