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 police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, June 29 9:38 a.m. Shops Way. Dog complaint. 11:46 a.m. Shops Way. Ambulance. 3:18 p.m. Avalon Dr. Family offense. 7:18 p.m. Pleasant St. Dog complaint. Monday, June 30 12:44 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 7:07 a.m. Forbes Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 2:28 p.m. Omaha Ave. Larceny. 4:04 p.m. Centre Dr. Vandalism. 4:17 p.m. [...]

Northborough Police Chief: Crosswalk safety issues a matter of ‘pace of life’

July 15th, 2014


Northborough – Selectman Leslie Rutan raised the issue of pedestrian safety on crosswalks around town at the Board of Selectmen meeting July 14, asking what the town can do to make crossing the street safer.

Rutan and others have raised the concern before and the same discussion has taken place in most other local communities. In Northborough, extra signage was erected to alert drivers to crosswalks and state grants have been used in the past to beef up enforcement.

Northborough resident organizes weekly hiking excursions

July 12th, 2014

(l to r) Don Dodson, Linda Corbett, Wade Robbins and Ron Ellis (with his dog, Augie) hike Northborough’s Mount Pisgah hiking trail. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Wade and Nancy Robbins have been attending Trinity Church since 1988, becoming members in 1990. For Wade Robbins, who serves as a deacon, the church offers ample opportunities for fellowship both in church as well as out. Not only does he organize movie nights, Worcester Bravehearts baseball outings, and Opera Club events at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, but he also spearheaded and leads a Saturday morning hiking program.

Northborough resident presented with Commitment to Caring award

July 12th, 2014

(l to r) Stephen Yerdon, executive director of Devereux, award recipient Debra Remillard, Arthur Remillard and Monique Remillard. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Devereux, a nonprofit agency providing education and treatment for children and adults with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, presented its 2014 Commitment to Caring Award to Debra Remillard of Northborough during the recent Annual Meeting of the Advisory Board in Worcester. The Commitment to Caring Award was inaugurated in 1990 and is presented [...]

Linda Kaiser, of Northborough

July 9th, 2014

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Northborough – Linda S. Kaiser of Northborough, beloved wife of David, died peacefully at home Wednesday, July 9, 2014 after a courageous six-year battle with breast cancer. Born in Marlborough to Helen (Boudreau) and Russell L. Jusseaume, Linda grew-up on Paris Street and enjoyed a very close and loving relationship with her parents and siblings, [...]

Campers enjoy ‘Olympics Week’ in Northborough

July 9th, 2014

Campers compete in Pictionary during Olympics Week at the Northborough Recreation Department Summer Camp. 
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Northborough – The Northborough Recreation Department’s youth summer camp is holding its Olympics Week at the Robert E. Melican Middle School this week.

Northborough Junior Women’s Club wins prize for polystyrene foam recycling project

July 5th, 2014

Northboro Junior Woman's Club members (l to r) Mary Kemp, Jane Walsh, Kalyani Padhy and Cheryl Silverberg declare the ReFoamIt truck filled to capacity with PS6 foam for recycling. (Photo/Courtesy of Jane Walsh)

Northborough – Members of the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) recently returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where they attended the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). There, the NJWC was awarded second place in the annual GFWC Community Improvement Program for its polystyrene recycling project.

Northborough veterans offer unique way to pay tribute to fallen comrades

July 4th, 2014

( l to r) Bernice Conway, John Brewer,  Al Graefing and Larry Shafer outside Lowe’s Market.  Conway’s son, Kevin, is a veteran who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Northborough – Veterans from American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 set up a table outside Lowe’s Variety and Meat Market July 3 to offer shoppers small American flags and handmade poppy flowers. The flags had previously been on the graves of US veterans. The American Legion members collected the flags, cleaned them and folded [...]

Worcester man arrested after turning self in to Northborough police

July 3rd, 2014

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Northborough – The Northborough Police Department has issued a press release after a Worcester man turned himself into custody yesterday: July 3, 2014 At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, the following person turned himself in to this agency and was arrested by the Northborough Police Department Detective Bureau: William M. Stout, Age [...]

Albert J. Boudreau, 74, of Northborough

July 1st, 2014

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Northborough – Albert J. Boudreau, 74, a lifelong resident of Northborough, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital after a short illness. He leaves his daughter, Lisa Binette and husband Richard of Oxford; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sister, Nancy Babbin and her husband Frank of Bridgewater; his companion, Sandi Gaudet; and a family [...]

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