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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Living Nativity at Northborough church

December 12th, 2014

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Northborough – The Living Nativity, a live reenactment of the birth of Jesus, is presented each year on the Saturday before Christmas on the front lawn of the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. This year’s event will take place Saturday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Featured in the presentation is the reading of [...]

Northborough resident born to serve fellow veterans

December 11th, 2014

Gerard W. Bourque (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – Army veteran Gerard W. Bourque seems to have been born to serve his fellow military peers. He was born May 30, back when Memorial Day was always observed on that date.

Who is buried at the Brigham Street Old Burial Ground?

December 11th, 2014

A close up of Joseph Wheeler’s headstone. (Photos/Jeff Slovin)

Northborough – If you have driven down Brigham Street in Northborough, you may have noticed an overgrown lot set between the houses, not far from where it intersects South Street. Unless you looked carefully, you likely did not notice several gravestones tucked into one corner of what is actually the first cemetery in Northborough, the Brigham Street Old Burial Ground.

Muriel J. Uppstrom, 82, of Northborough

December 11th, 2014

Obit Muriel Uppstrom

Northborough – Muriel J. (Miller) Uppstrom passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at UMass Memorial – University Campus in Worcester, after a short illness. She was 82. She leaves her devoted husband of 65 years, Russell E. Uppstrom; her loving daughter, Elaine Woyda and her husband Paul of Sudbury; two beloved grandchildren, Sophia Woyda of [...]

Northborough woman volunteers for ‘Saving Teens’

December 11th, 2014

Northborough – Helping troubled teenagers in crisis, struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues, is the dedicated mission of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative, a nonprofit organization formed in 2004. Working with those affected and their families, their goal is to provide a total solution with a methodology that incorporates both financial and emotional support throughout a 12- to 24-month process of evaluation, intervention and education.

Northborough couple to continue work with Rotary as district leaders

December 11th, 2014

Patricia and Francis Doyle

Northborough – Nearly 20 years ago, Patricia (Pat) Doyle was asked by the Marlborough Rotary Club if she would serve as an advisor for two of the club’s teen programs. Pat, then the social studies coordinator at Marlborough High School (MHS), agreed. She herself was not a Rotarian but her husband Francis (Skip), who owned a photography studio at the time, was a member of the Rotary Club of Northborough. Pat oversaw the two programs, Interact Club and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), until she retired from her MHS position six years later.

NCAT draws on technology, community to weather changing times

December 11th, 2014

Kathy Dalgliesh, director of Northborough Cable Access Television. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Northborough – “We have a drone now,” was not a sentence one would expect to hear from Kathy Dalgliesh, director of Northborough Cable Access Television (NCAT). Then again, after the Facebook page and the GoPro, perhaps a drone with a camera strapped to it simply felt like the next logical step in modernization. It certainly makes for some good overhead shots of local football games.

The Discovery of the Northborough mastodon

December 11th, 2014

(l to r) Aiden, Mark, Amy and Cameron Johnson pose in front of their collection of mastodon artifacts. (Photo/Jeff Slovin)


Workmen on the site of the organized excavation effort to look for the remainder of the mastodon skeleton in October 1885. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On Monday, November 17, 1884, workmen digging a trench on the farm that belong to Northborough resident, William Maynard, near the Shrewsbury town line, discovered several teeth, bone fragments and portions of tusks. According to an account of the discovery published the following year by Franklin P. Rice of the Worcester Natural History Society (NHS), Maynard brought the specimens to his house, washed the teeth, and tested their hardness with a hammer, before handing them off for a more thorough examination.

Northborough Moms and Tots Founder Enjoys Helping the Community

December 11th, 2014

Liz Nolan (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The entryway of one Northborough family’s home is frequently filled with an unusual array of items. But whether it’s filled with 350 pounds of potatoes or 100 backpacks, it’s always filled with compassion for the community. Liz Nolan, the founder of the altruistic playgroup Northborough Moms and Tots, has been cheerfully filling that entryway for the past eight years.

Instructing line dance in Northborough and beyond

December 11th, 2014

Mary Dragon
(Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – As a line dance instructor and choreographer, Mary Dragon of Northborough draws upon decades of experience with various styles including ballet, jazz, tap – and even some disco.

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