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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Young women participate in STEM conference

April 17th, 2017

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer Northborough – About 150 girls in fifth through eighth grade attended the 10th Northboro Junior Woman’s Club STEM Conference for girls March 25 at Algonquin Regional High School. Urologic Surgeon at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts Medical School Dr. Oneeka Williams was the keynote speaker. […]

Northborough Education Foundation princess tea party May 6

April 15th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) is hosting its fifth annual Mother Daughter Princess Tea Saturday, May 6, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School cafeteria, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough.  Appearances by Ariel and Belle are scheduled so be sure to bring a camera and wear your princess attire. Registration is required […]

Francis C. Ryan, 66, of Northborough

April 14th, 2017

Northborough – Francis “Fran” C. Ryan, longtime resident of Northborough and recently of Berlin, ended his long and ever valiant battle with cancer Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was 66 years old. Fran was born Oct. 1, 1950 in Westborough, son to the late Helen Dianna (Naples) DeSiata. He leaves behind his son, Dalton A. […]

Second annual 5K in memory of middle school Spanish teacher

April 14th, 2017

Northborough – The second annual Lisa Kaplan 5K race is scheduled for Saturday, May 20. The race honors the memory of a 12-year veteran Spanish teacher at Robert E. Melican Middle School who passed away in November 2015 after only a six-week battle with a rare cancer.

Selectmen reserve recommendation on marijuana moratorium

April 13th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Board of Selectmen Chair William Pantazis led a discussion of Warrant Articles that the board would be recommending for passage at the Annual Town Meeting Monday, April 24, at Algonquin Regional High School at 7:30 p.m.

Northborough town administrator presents capital budget to Selectmen

April 13th, 2017

Northborough – Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre gave an overview of the fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) Capital Budget to the Board of Selectmen at their April 10 meeting. The budget includes two components: the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) which is a six-year comprehensive plan detailing how the town replaces equipment and how it maintains its infrastructure. The Capital Budget is funding sought for any given year’s projects, in this case FY 2018. The CIP then shifts up one year then the next year’s projects become the Capital Budget. The Appropriations Committee and the Financial Planning Committee unanimously support this year’s budget.

Profiles – Candidates for Northborough Board of Selectmen

April 13th, 2017

Northborough – Four candidates will be on the ballot for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in the Tuesday, May 9, Annual Town Election. The Community Advocate has invited the candidates to share a bit about their backgrounds and why they are running for this position.  Two candidates have responded thus far.   Tim […]

Sue Ryan receives Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award

April 12th, 2017

Northborough – Sue Ryan of Hudson, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Northborough, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 11 percent of approximately 88,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system. Ryan was honored during […]

Northborough Destination Imagination teams head to global competition

April 12th, 2017

Northborough – Three Northborough Destination Imagination (DI) teams earned top placements at the Massachusetts State tournament held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute April 2. They are now heading to the global level competitions to be held May 24-27 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, which will include competitors from 48 states and 30 countries.

Geraldine A. Kizer, 76, of Northborough

April 12th, 2017

Northborough – Geraldine A. “Gerry” (Rose) Kizer, 76 of Northborough, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family members, Friday, April 7, 2017 at CareOne at Millbury. She leaves her devoted husband of 55 years, Floyd K. “Honey” Kizer, who was the love of her life.  She also leaves three daughters, Kathleen R. Carey and her […]

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