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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Northborough Town Meeting saves White Cliffs from the wrecking ball

April 26th, 2016

Northborough—White Cliffs has been spared from the wrecking ball after Town Meeting voters working past midnight approved spending $2.4 million in Community Preservation funds to purchase and permanently preserve the iconic mansion property.

After more than a half hour of discussion at the April 26 TM, the White Cliffs proposal garnered more than the two-thirds vote it required, sparking a round of applause from the 200-plus voters who spent nearly five hours working its way through the warrant.

Northborough approves White Cliffs purchase

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – Voters at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting approved last night a measure to purchase White Cliffs, 218 to 67. We will have more details later this morning.

Peaslee School students honor Northborough’s 250th

April 25th, 2016

First grade’s A-Z of Northborough exhibit.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School hosted an evening April 14 celebrating Northborough’s 250th anniversary. The museum-style event exhibited students and classroom projects from all grade levels which related to Northborough’s history or the number 250.

Rutan running for re-election for Northborough selectmen

April 25th, 2016

Leslie Rutan

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Northborough – Leslie Rutan is running for re-election to the Northborough Board of Selectmen in the Town Election which will be held Monday, May 9. Rutan is the only candidate running for this position.

Robert O. Williams, 82, formerly of Northborough

April 22nd, 2016

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Burke Hollow, Vt. – Robert O. Williams, 82, of Burke Hollow, formerly of Northborough, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning, March 11, 2016. Robert was born in Freeport, Maine on June 7, 1933, to the late Howard Everett and Elizabeth Rose (Bean) Williams. He was raised and educated in Marlborough schools and later […]

Contemporary issues of faith explored at St. Rose of Lima presentations

April 22nd, 2016

Northborough – St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 W. Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will hold two timely presentations on important contemporary issues as part of its enrichment series. The first, “Our Precious Earth: Care of the Environment and Laudato Si” will be held Sunday, May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presenter Martha Gach, […]

The history of White Cliffs – Landscape and Interior Architecture

April 21st, 2016

Spider and Fly Window. (Photo/Geoff Wilson)

Northborough- Daniel Wesson’s summer mansion in Northborough included beautiful landscaping. His estate along Main Street contained about 30 acres.

Parents of Pete Frates accept donation in Northborough for ALS foundation

April 21st, 2016

Nancy and John Frates accept a donation from the New England Baseball Club Sports Complex 
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Northborough – By now, the story of former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates is widely known not only in New England but around the country and beyond.

Pete was a 2007 graduate of BC and a star on the Eagles baseball team. He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in 2011 and has become an international spokesman for the disease. He was the inspiration for the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which has raised more than $220 million for ALS research, making it the most successful social media fundraising effort in history.

School district takes the lead on student-athlete safety

April 21st, 2016

Northborough/Southborough – The Northborough-Southborough School District supports measures now wending their way through the state Legislature that make sure sports coaches are trained to recognize and respond to episodes of sudden cardiac arrest and require AED — automated external defibrillator—devices in schools.

But educators and administrators in the district did not wait for the bills to pass before taking action on their own.

A man with many hats

April 20th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Northborough –Mark Leahy has announced that he is retiring next month as Northborough’s Police Chief to become the executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.

He will be taking over for the association’s current executive director A. Wayne Sampson, who is the former Shrewsbury Police Chief.

Recently Commented

  • Kathy: Thank you so much Normand for these lovely stories. It’s nice to have some history of this impressive...
  • Debra Roberts: I just went there today for a color and cut and saw Daniel. He was wonderful and took so much time to...
  • Jason: Thanks for stopping me for literally no reason while I was walking home from the convenient store,...
  • BOB NORGARD: It surely appears that emotions played a hugh part in deciding what to do with the White Cliffs. Maybe...
  • Leslie Rutan: Thank you very much!!