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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Opioid panel focuses on epidemic, disease and treatment

January 29th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., State Senator Harriette Chandler

Northborough – There was a rallying cry to stop the opioid crisis at Algonquin Regional High School Jan 25. “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” was the focus of a Community Awareness Forum organized by Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. Co-sponsors of the event included state representatives Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, and Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough; and state senators Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton and Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester.

Northborough police log, Jan. 29 edition

January 27th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 10 12:24 a.m. Avalon Dr. Disturbance. 12:48 a.m. Arrested, Jonathan P. Zicolella, 23, of 622 Cambridge St., Worcester, for OUI liquor. 9:10 a.m. Pleasant St. Ambulance. 11:12 a.m. Main St. Narcotic drug violation. 1:41 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 2:16 p.m. West Main St. Fire Department assist. Monday, Jan. 11 9:46 a.m. […]

Northborough kicks off 250th anniversary celebration

January 25th, 2016

Northborough Girl Scouts pose with the “Cake Boss” cake.

Northborough – On January 24, 1766, the district of Northborough was incorporated; 250 years to the day later, the current residents kicked off a year-long sestercentennial (250th) anniversary celebration at the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist.

Over 150 residents and guests gathered at the church, which currently stands at the site of the town’s first meeting house. Town moderator Fred George opened the proceedings, the Color Guard from the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 presented the flag and the Northborough Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts led the gathering the Pledge of Allegiance.

Edward F. Thornton Jr., 88, founder of Thornton Nursing Home

January 22nd, 2016

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Northborough – Edward F. Thornton Jr., 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, surrounded by family at his home in Brunswick, Maine. He was born Oct. 29, 1927 in Worcester, a son of Edward F. and Catherine Rourk Thornton. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Rita Gallant on Oct. 2, 1972. His […]

Northborough quartet offers Valentine’s serenades

January 22nd, 2016

Northborough – A women’s quartet from Women of Note Barbershop Chorus will serenade your sweetheart, co-workers, family, or friends Friday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 14. The cost is $50 for two songs and a Valentine’s Day card; $60 for two songs, card, and a rose or chocolates; $70 for two songs, card, rose and […]

St. Bernadette School to hold open house

January 22nd, 2016

Northborough – St. Bernadette School, 266 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will host an open house for those interested in enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classroom tours will be given for Pre-K3 to grade 8. St. […]

Quilt commemorates town’s 250th anniversary

January 21st, 2016

Northborough 250th Anniversary commemorative quilt on display at the Northborough Senior Center
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Northborough – A special quilt, designed and made by Terry Crean to commemorate the town’s 250th anniversary, was recently on display at the Northborough Senior Center. The quilt will be showcased throughout the year at different venues and then will be raffled off at the Northborough Masquerade Party, which will be held Oct. 29.

Algonquin to host panel on opioid abuse

January 20th, 2016

Experts will speak at an event, “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” Jan. 25. 
Photo/courtesy Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Northborough – Tragedy struck Northborough in 2012 when an unintended opioid-related overdose death occurred, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). Worcester Country was the site of 137 such deaths in 2014 and 106 more in 2015 were reported by the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Overall, over 1,200 Massachusetts residents died of a drug overdose over the last year.

Northborough police log, Jan. 22 edition

January 20th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, Jan. 3 5:59 a.m. Greenwood Rd. Fire Department assist. 2:33 p.m. Potter Cir. Ambulance. 10:28 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. Monday, Jan. 4 12:16 p.m. Otis St. Fraud. 1:56 p.m. Juniper Brook Rd. Lost cell phone. 7:03 p.m. Shops Way. Fraud. 7:38 p.m. Arrested, Jessica M. Paucar, 29, of 21 Cornelia St., Apt. […]

St. Bernadette School to hold open house

January 19th, 2016

Northborough – St. Bernadette School, 266 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will host an open house for those interested in enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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