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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David L. Zuretti, 72, of Northborough

April 18th, 2014

Obit David L. Zuretti

Northborough/Wellesley – David L. Zuretti, 72, of Northborough, formerly of Wellesley, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 after a valiant battle with ALS. David, a humble, gracious, and eloquent man who honored his family and friends, was raised a farmer’s son in Westborough. He became the president of his high school class and captain of the [...]

Northborough boy alerts authorities to fire

April 17th, 2014


Northborough – An observant little boy is being credited, in part, with notifying authorities of a brush fire April 14 that spread over nearly seven acres before being contained.

Aidan Callaghan, an 8-year-old second-grader at the Lincoln Street School was on the bus home when he noticed smoke coming from a wetlands area on Crawford Street. As soon as he got off, he ran into his house and told his mother, Jennifer.

Selectmen approve Green Street conservation restriction

April 16th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen voted April 14 to accept a conservation restriction on the Green Street property acquired four years ago with Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. The Sudbury Valley Trustees will hold the permanent conservation restriction, which will prohibit the land from ever being developed. Trustees’ representative Ashley Davies said state law [...]

Selectmen vote to support Lincoln Street School, public safety article

April 16th, 2014

Northborough – The Board of Selectmen briefly debated at its April 14 meeting whether to take a stand on a number of issues being placed before voters at the April 28 Annual Town Meeting, including a controversial public safety bylaw that would limit where firearms can be used, before ultimately voting to support the articles.

Northborough police log, April 18 edition

April 16th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 30 8:33 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 12:26 p.m. Solomon Pond Rd. Accident – property damage. 1:16 p.m. East Main St. Ambulance. 10:24 p.m. Avalon Dr. Ambulance. Monday, March 31 7:31 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 9:16 a.m. Harris Ave. Annoying calls. 2:54 p.m. Otis St. Ambulance. 5:24 p.m. West Main St. [...]

John R. Wood, 86, of Northborough

April 16th, 2014

Obit John Wood

Northborough – John R. Wood, 86, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Oakdale Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in West Boylston after a short illness. His wife of 59 years, Eleanor Jean (Pentland) Wood passed away in November 2009. He is survived by his five children, Barbara Wood and her spouse Michele Emond of Hollis, [...]

No tax impact for Northborough’s proposed capital budget items

April 15th, 2014


Northborough – In addition to $15 million to fund the Lincoln Street School project, voters at Town Meeting this month will be asked to approve an additional $3 million in capital projects that will be funded at no direct cost to taxpayers.

Town Manager John Coderre presented the Board of Selectmen April 14 a proposed capital budget plan for Fiscal Year 2015 that includes $940,000 in municipal spending and $2.1 million in water and sewer projects.

Bruce E. Rickard, 75, of Northborough

April 14th, 2014

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Northborough – Bruce E. Rickard, 75, passed away peacefully Friday, April 11, 2014. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Tabor) Rickard; a daughter, Susan M. Rolfe and her husband Peter of Westborough; a son, Mark E. Rickard and his wife Jennifer of Northborough; and two grandchildren, John A. Rolfe and Jacob A. Rolfe, [...]

Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) hosts fifth annual Quiz Night

April 12th, 2014

Best Costume Winners: Team "NEF or Bust" (l to r) Melissa Jameson, Mark Geoffroy, Kate Getchell and Laura Frem.

Northborough- On April 4, the Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) hosted its fifth annual Quiz Night at Cyprian Keyes in Boylston. Teams of four arrived in a variety of creative costumes, from zombies and Mozarts to dodgeball teams and Monopoly pieces. Competing in a six-round trivia competition, teams were tested in their knowledge of sports, pop culture, math, [...]

Peaslee students selected for all-state chorus

April 11th, 2014

(l to r) Ally Cashin, Michaela Berk, and Kerri Walsh, with their music teacher, Katrina Whalen, show off their special t-shirts they wore as part of the All-State Treble Chorus . Missing from photo is student Colleen Mulligan. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – Four girls from the Marguerite E. Peaslee School recently traveled to Boston to sing in the first ever All-State Treble Chorus. From the 600 students that auditioned, the girls were part of the final 200 that were selected to participate in the chorus.

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