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, Dec. 12 edition

December 10th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Nov. 23 2:41 a.m. Arrested, Thomas J. Brothers, 25, of 50 Macarthur Dr., Millbury, for failing to keep right on hill/obstructed view, OUI drugs, MV lights violation. 3:59 a.m. Charina Rd. Ambulance. 5:30 p.m. St. James Dr. Ambulance. 11:54 a.m. Main St. Accident – property damage. 4:28 p.m. Beeman Rd. Assisted Fire Department. [...]

Northborough’s ‘Textile Tarts’ share love of crafting

December 10th, 2014

Bobbie Atherton with some of her creations. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Northborough resident Bobbie Atherton will be the first to agree that you are never too old to play with dolls. For over 60 years she has been creating them by hand with patterns and sewing beautiful clothing for them to wear.

Athlete Spotlight: Billy Polymeros

December 10th, 2014

Billy Polymeros

What are your earliest football memories?

“My first year of playing football was freshman year. One specific memory from that year is beating Westborough the week before Thanksgiving. It was my first game under the lights.”

Ten noteworthy people of Northborough

December 10th, 2014

Peter Whitney

By Bob Ellis, Northborough Historical Society Northborough – Everyone’s list of 10 achievers will be different in part at least. A list completely different from the following might represent the town of Northborough very well. Of the individuals described below, four did much of their work in the 18th century, three in the 19th, and [...]

With no buyer in sight, fate of White Cliffs is still unknown

December 10th, 2014

Northborough – When news broke that the historic White Cliffs estate was up for sale, murmurs and rumors reverberated throughout the community. Fans of the iconic property hoped someone would step forward and continue to run the popular restaurant which has served as the scene for numerous weddings and other special events for last 40 years. A Facebook page, “Save the White Cliffs” quickly garnered over 2,000 friends. Others hoped that possibly the town itself could become the new owner while others (incorrectly) said the property was already doomed to soon come under the wrecking ball in order to make way for new homes.

Students welcome four-legged friends at Melican Middle School

December 9th, 2014

Guidance Counselor Michelle Karb, her dog Molly, seventh-grader Megan Keller, Assistant Principal Michelle T. Karb, her dog Coco, and seventh-grader Olivia Lamy outside Robert E. Melican Middle School. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Most who attend middle school come with a backpack, stand on two legs and communicate in a language we easily understand. Coco and Molly, however, walk on four legs and have fur. They seem to be extremely popular among students, staff and parents. They are therapy dogs at the Robert E. Melican Middle School and they have had a positive impact among students and faculty.

Busy mom helps revitalize Northborough Education Foundation

December 9th, 2014

Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School representatives receive iPad grant from the Northborough Education Foundation: (l to r) NEF Treasurer Amy Staunton, Proctor School Principal Margaret Donohoe, NEF President Marile Borden, Sylvia Pabreza, reading specialist, and Mandy Sharpe, special education teacher. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – There is a saying that goes something like this, “if one wants to get something done, look to a busy person for that person knows how, and will get the job done.” Such is the case with the revitalization of the Northborough Education Foundation (NEF), a nonprofit organization whose main goal is to fund teacher grants.

A History of Northborough Schools

December 9th, 2014

Students and teacher gathered outside the East School.

A History of Northborough Schools

Northborough’s school history began shortly after the town was incorporated in 1766. The town strongly believed in its duty to educate its citizens by providing public schools, starting with grammar schools and eventually opening a high school.

Northborough gymnast ‘sparkles’ in competition

December 9th, 2014


Northborough/Shrewsbury – Northborough gymnast Leanne Hart “is our little sunshine in the gym,” said her coach Joe Latuga. “She is easy and fun to work with.”

Hart, an eighth-grader at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, trains three days a week from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury.

Ruffnecks continue to thrive in new Northborough home

December 9th, 2014

Matt Hosman and the Ruffnecks celebrate his winning run at the Premier World Series in Joplin, Miss.


Northborough – For the first 10 years of their existence, the New England Ruffnecks played their home games at a variety of different fields. With their move into the recently constructed New England Baseball Complex this fall, they boast three new turf fields to call their own – and Northborough can boast about hosting one of the best college baseball development programs in New England.

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