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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Proctor students learn to ‘understand wildlife’ from the rainforest

February 16th, 2015

Mike Kohlrieser, founder and director of Understanding Wildlife, Inc., teaches his captivated audience about the rainforest and the animals that live there. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – We have all had just about enough of the recent snowfall here in New England and so the idea of being transported to the rainforest could not have been more timely.

StoryWalks returns to Northborough trails

February 16th, 2015

Ryan and Andrew Roberts enjoying a StoryWalk at Edmuns Trail on Dec 2011

Photo/Debra Roberts

Northborough – Near the center of Northborough lies Assabet Park, a popular destination for kids to spend time at the playground and splash pond from the spring to fall. Up above the park lies a hill with a woodland environment with a trail that extends approximately half a mile. In the near future, this area will be used for year-round “StoryWalks” for children and adults to combine reading and exploring the outdoors.

Updated – Demolition delay extended for White Cliffs

February 15th, 2015

Northborough – By a unanimous vote Feb. 12, the Northborough Historical Commission passed a measure to extend the demolition delay ruling for the White Cliffs property to the full 180 days. That decision was made during a public hearing held in front of nearly 50 residents and town officials who gathered at the Robert E. Melican Middle School. But if the property is to be ultimately saved, there is still much work to be done, Normand Corbin, the commission’s acting chair, stressed.

Northborough police log, Feb. 13 edition

February 11th, 2015

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Northborough Sunday, Jan. 25 12:22 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Disturbance. 2:50 a.m. Arrested, Christopher Arruda Afonso, 27, of 120 New Lancaster Rd., Leominster, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor. 9:09 a.m. Shady Lane Ave. Ambulance. 9:28 a.m. Crestwood Dr. Ambulance. 1:42 p.m. Whitney St. Assisted Fire Department. 2:13 p.m. Otis St. Fraud. 8:29 p.m. Fernbrook Rd. [...]

Algonquin’s Trevor Fuce signs with University of Maine

February 10th, 2015

Trevor Fuce with his coaches (l to r) Tyrone Notice, Justin McKay, Mark Allen, James Finn and ARHS Assistant Principal Mel Laughton

Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School senior Trevor Fuce is in a position that not many of his peers can claim right now: not only does he know where he will be attending college next year, but he will also be playing football on a Division 1 team.

On Feb. 4, Fuce officially signed his National Letter of Intent for the University of Maine where he will play for the Black Bears as an offensive lineman starting in the fall of 2015. Friends, teammates, coaches and family all gathered to celebrate the accomplishment at Algonquin.


February 4th, 2015

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Business name: RenovoMD

Address: 96 West Main St., Northborough

Medical director and owner: Jean Casello, MD

Contact Information: 508-393-6398

Northborough police log, Feb. 6 edition

February 4th, 2015

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 18 2:33 a.m. Winn Terr. Ambulance. 10:27 a.m. Coolidge Cir. Assisted Fire Department. 10:34 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 3:24 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 4:16 p.m. Brigham St. Accident – property damage. 6:56 p.m. Arrested, Eric Robert Shays, 30, of 6 Allen Crt., Northborough, for assault (2 cts), A&B [...]

James W. Chisholm Jr., 93, of Northborough

February 1st, 2015

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Northborough – James “Bill” W. Chisholm Jr. passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Kittery, Maine with loving family by his side. He was 93. He leaves his devoted wife of 67 years, Barbara “Bobby” (Farnsworth) Chisholm; his children, Ann Stirk and her husband Roger of York, Maine, Bill Chisholm III of [...]

Public hearing to be held on permit for White Cliffs demolition

January 30th, 2015

White Cliffs
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the demolition permit for White Cliffs, 187 Main St., Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at the Robert E. Melican Middle School Teaching Center, 1st Floor, 145 Lincoln St.

Northborough Library offers ‘Conversation Circles’ for non-English speakers

January 30th, 2015

Participants in a recent Conversation Circle at the Northborough Free Library 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – On a recent evening, Marcia Waldman, an art teacher at the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School met with a small group at the Northborough Free Library to lead an informal discussion about art. But in reality, art was not the main focus of the night’s meeting. Rather, Waldman was a special guest at an English Conversation Circle, an informal group meetings for adults who want to improve their conversational English.

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