The 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.
August 25th, 2014
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 [...]
August 22nd, 2014
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).
August 21st, 2014
Northborough – Roland “Gus” S. Gustafsen Jr. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 after a 15-month battle with cancer. He was 71. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years, Pauline J. (Person) Gustafsen; his loving children, Cynthia Bittel and her husband Eric and Scott Gustafsen; three grandchildren, Matthew Bittel, Emma Bittel, and Ava [...]
August 20th, 2014
Northborough Sunday, Aug. 3 1:29 a.m. Jay Ave. Ambulance. 2:32 a.m. Saddle Hill Dr. Disturbance. 11:56 a.m. Shops Way. Shoplifting. 3:35 p.m. Riley Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 5:16 p.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – personal injury. Monday, Aug. 4 2:12 a.m. Colburn St. Vandalism. 7:25 a.m. Arrested, Tanya Lynn Carpenter, 28, of 39 Belmont St./Route [...]
August 19th, 2014
Northborough – Twelve boys from Northborough played out their baseball dreams when they travelled to Cooperstown Dreams Park (CDP) in Cooperstown, N.Y., to play in a weeklong baseball tournament July 26 to Aug. 1. The team, the Northboro Knights, travelled by chartered bus, and was given a strong sendoff by friends and family, including a police escort out of town.
August 18th, 2014
Northborough – A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars” DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.
August 18th, 2014
Northborough – The Northborough Pickleball Players recently donated $50 to both the Friends of Northborough Seniors and the Friends of Northborough Recreation as a thank you for providing the equipment and space for the group to play. In just three years, a small group of half a dozen players has grown to over 100 who [...]
August 13th, 2014
Hudson/Northborough – In a day and age where nearly half of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, a local couple have truly been the exception to that statistic. This year, on Aug. 5, Walter and Phyllis Munyon celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married in St. Luke's Church in Hudson in 1939 just before the United States became involved in WWII. In 1941 they moved from Hudson to Berlin.
August 10th, 2014
Northborough – A former Northborough resident is part of a team that has developed an interactive game system to keep pets entertained while their owners are away. Dan Knudsen, a 2002 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, is a co-founder of CleverPet, a smart WiFi-connected game console for dogs.
August 7th, 2014
Northborough – As a licensed pilot, Sara MacLean flies her family's Cesna 182 single-engine airplane several times a week out of Worcester. Heights don's bother her. The mother of three children and grandmother of five, she is the director of student services for the company