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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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

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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.

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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.

New York Apple growers introduce SnapDragon apples at Wegmans Food Markets

December 9th, 2014

Representing New York Apple Growers, Roger and Ingrid LaMont of Roger LaMont Farm introduce shoppers to SnapDragon apples at the Wegmans Food Market in Northborough.
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Northborough – In November, a new apple variety called SnapDragon™ was introduced by New York Apple Growers (NYAG) at the Wegmans Food Market in Northborough. Special displays were set up in store, complete with in-store demos and appearances by growers who were on hand to visit with shoppers and answer any questions.

Northborough freshman dances through life

December 9th, 2014

Ninth-grader Brittany Terra has her sights set on Broadway.
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Northborough/Westborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) freshman Brittany Terra, 14, has grown up in the dance studio. Her mother, Laurene Aldorisio-Terra, is an accomplished dancer and owner of Westborough-based Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions where she has been a dance instructor for over 20 years. It is here that Brittany began dancing with her mother at age 3 – and has not stopped since.

Looking back at Applefest 2014!

December 9th, 2014

The Lions Club of Northborough won first place for their “Peace Float” in the 2014 Applefest parade. 
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Submitted by the Northborough Applefest Committee Northborough – Our Applefest 2014 was our 24th annual fall celebration. This event has become a community celebration that is anticipated with great enthusiasm by Northborough residents of all ages. Inspired by the tradition of celebrating the completion of a successful harvest by area farmers, Applefest has grown to [...]

New Northborough nonprofit seeks members to promote local businesses

December 9th, 2014

Julie Booras, Jennifer Briggs Jenkins, Kim Reed and Indu Khosla at the Northboro Local First booth during AppleFest

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Northborough – Shortly after Julie Booras, owner of Heart & Stone Jewelry, opened her studio in Northborough, she realized she had a problem. Although her store was located in the up-and-coming shopping district near the intersection of Route 20 and West Main Street, she found it cumbersome to explain where her store was located, as the area was lacking an identity of its own. Booras invited local business owners to get together for a brainstorming session on how they could work together.

Center gives children with Down syndrome a chance to dance

December 9th, 2014

(l to r) Jenny, Ms. Cassie, Olivia, Ms. Alicia, Olivia and Maria 
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Northborough – At Diane Cournoyer Dance Center in Northborough, students learn more than technique and steps. They develop determination, grace, poise, self-respect and respect for others, commitment, teamwork, discipline, patience and confidence. In the Down with Dance class, designed specifically for students with Down syndrome, students reap the social and physical benefits of dance – and more.

Northborough seniors learning English as second language

December 9th, 2014

Henry Liu and Ning Yin participate in a bilingual group meeting at Algonquin Regional High School. 
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Northborough – Thanks to a grant received from the Older Americans Act Title III through BayPath Elder Services, Inc., the Northborough Senior Center is now assisting more residents age 60 and over as they overcome a language barrier.

Northborough holds rainy tree lighting

December 7th, 2014

A festive crowd braves the rain watch to the annual Northborough Tree Lighting, an annual tradition since 1968.

Northborough – A festive crowd braved the rain during Northborough’s tree lighting Dec. 6. The annual tradition dates back to 1968, when the tree was planted in memory of Northborough resident Neil Ellsworth, who was killed in Vietnam the previous year. Several members of the Ellsworth family were present for the tree lighting.

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