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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Algonquin students receive Garden Club scholarships

September 6th, 2014

(l to r) Claire Swan, Carlene DiDonato, Patrick McAuliffe, Colleen Baldelli, Richard McAuliffe and Julie Zaterka. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Garden Club announced that scholarships have been awarded to the recent graduates of Algonquin Regional High School. In June, the club held its annual potluck dinner at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens where the awardees and their families were recognized.?Each student will receive $1,000 upon successful completion of their first semester. Anvita [...]

Friends of the Northborough Senior Center to host fashion show and tea

September 6th, 2014

Northborough – The Friends of the Northborough Senior Center will host its first Spectacular Fashion Show and High Tea Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Guests are invited to view the clothing offered by The Exchange in Northborough while enjoying a mid-day tea at the senior center. Tickets ($20) are now on sale at the [...]

Interim minister joins First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough

September 6th, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, new interim minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson will serve as the interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough for two years. Farber-Robertson has served as settled pastor in Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canton and Swampscott for a total of 19 years. She has Final Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in [...]

Northborough soldier is killed in Afghanistan

September 5th, 2014


Northborough – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier from Northborough who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, died Sept. 4, in Ghazni, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire. Arsenault was a paratrooper and a grenadier with B Company, 1st [...]

Northborough Cub Scout information session Sept. 10

September 4th, 2014

cub scouts

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

Obit Winnie Huberdault

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

police log

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

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.

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