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 Cub Scout information session Sept. 10

September 4th, 2014

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Northborough – Boys in grades 1 to 5 are invited to a Cub Scout information session, Wednesday,? Sept. 10, from 7-8 p.m. at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St. Adult leadership will be available to answer questions and give boys an introduction to becoming a Boy Scout. Those unable to attend may [...]

Annual tournament raises funds for Guide Dogs

September 3rd, 2014

Dale Hartford, (third from left), the president and director of Guide Dogs of America, poses for a photo with tournament volunteers and organizers before the start of the event. (l to r): Paul Coffin, Bob Lembo, Hartford, Ken England, Connor O"Hanley, Russell Gittlen, Craig Hughes, and Jim Foley.

Northborough – For those who must navigate through life with limited or no vision, the world can be frightening and daunting place. But thanks to a special partnership between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and Guide Dogs of America, thousands of people have found an independence allowing them to live their lives in a way that they might not have otherwise had.

Antonet Goblaskas, 94, of Northborough

September 2nd, 2014

Northborough – Antonet “Anne” (Babowitch) Goblaskas, 94, of Northborough, died peacefully Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, surrounded by her family, in Cape Cod Hospital. Her husband, Charles M. Goblaskas, died in 1993. She leaves three daughters, Carol A. Goblaskas of Worcester, Barbara Dion and her husband George “Skip” Dion of Brewster, and Shirley M. Forleo of [...]

Winifred L. Huberdault, 83, of Northborough

August 28th, 2014

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Northborough – Winifred “Winnie” L. (Gough) Huberdault, 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester, with family at her bedside. Her husband, Richard R. Huberdault, died in 1988. She leaves her loving children, Linda Dowd and husband John of Leicester, Richard Huberdault and wife Patricia of Georgetown, Maine, [...]

Northborough police log, Aug. 29 edition

August 27th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, Aug. 10 2:01 a.m. Arrested, Francisco Pena, 35, of 122 Country Club Blvd., Apt. 171, Worcester, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor, MV lights violation. 8:49 a.m. Main St. Disturbance. 11:55 a.m. Village Dr. Assisted Fire Department. 1:21 p.m. Monroe St. Larceny. 6:02 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 8:30 p.m. Northgate Rd. Disturbance. 9:00 [...]

Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal

August 26th, 2014

Arthur Cole
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Northborough – The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this year's festivities taking place Sept. 19-21. Many local residents nominated Cole due to his outstanding work on the Northborough Trails Committee as well as his more than 20 years of involvement in Northborough town government.

Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

August 26th, 2014

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the "Pride in Workmanship Award."
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Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.

Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.

Host families sought for visiting German students

August 25th, 2014

Northborough/Southborough – Many positive experiences and friendships have evolved over the annual three-week visit at Algonquin Regional High School with students from the Lessing Schule in Bochum, Germany. Program organizers are seeking short-term hosts for German teens attending classes at Algonquin from Sept. 25 to Oct. 15. German students speak English very well, have full [...]

Dr. Steven First, 80, of Northborough

August 25th, 2014

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Northborough – Dr. Steven First, 80, died Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014, after brief period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Nance (Fishman) First, who died in 1999. He was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Ellis) First, and lived in Northborough for the last 20 [...]

Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth

August 22nd, 2014

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti in March 2013. They'se hosting two Haitian teens, Patrick Carrier and Rose Kermine Chery, who are attending the International Summer Program at Worcester Academy to focus on English as a second language (ESL).

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