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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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.

Honor Flight treats local WWII veteran to D.C. trip

April 20th, 2016

College of the Holy Cross ROTC cadets escort World War II veteran Bob Rouchette from Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northborough to a limousine bound for Logan Airport for an Honor Flight New England trip to Washington, D.C.

Northborough – A memorably full day of activities began April 17 at 4:30 a.m. for World War II veteran Bob Rouchette. He was honored with a send-off at Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northborough before an Honor Flight New England one-day trip to Washington, D.C.

Nollman to serve on agency on aging board

April 20th, 2016

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Northborough – Wendy Nollman, certified senior advisor, marketing director and community service representative for Home Instead Senior Care, was recently unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.

Northborough chorus’ 45th annual spring concert will commemorate town’s 250th

April 20th, 2016

Members of the Northborough Area Community Chorus perform. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) will present “America in Song” Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School. As part of a year-long celebration of the founding of Northborough, a repertoire of songs spanning 250 years will be performed including “This is My Country,” “Seasons of Love,” “Bridge Over […]

Northborough police log, April 22 edition

April 20th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, April 3 2:36 a.m. Arrested, Diego P. Cardoso, 28, of 12 Overlook Ave., Shrewsbury, for marked lanes violation, speeding in violation of special regulation, OUI liquor. 8:22 a.m. Lincoln St. Ambulance. 6:55 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Ambulance. Monday, April 4 8:04 a.m. Whitney St. Accident – property damage. 8:18 a.m. West Main St. Accident […]

Northborough Recreation seeks volunteers for spring sports

April 15th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Recreation is looking for volunteers this spring for Challenger Baseball and Youth Flag Football.

Parents or kids ages 16 and up are wanted to volunteer to coach a flag football team for grades four and five. Northborough Recreation will train volunteers on the rules but those with an understanding of football are preferred. Games are between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Sundays for one hour from May 8 to June 19.

NEF’s Trivia Night raises $9,000; launches Chromebook campaign

April 14th, 2016

Team Nerds with Friends took first place in NEF’s Team Trivia night. Team members Peter Olson, Leigh King, Linda Broderick and Lorie Caldicott are staff members from Lincoln Street School.

Northborough – Forty-eight teams matched wits at the Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) seventh annual Team Trivia Night April 1 which raised $9,000. It was also the kickoff to a new Chromebook for Classroom campaign. The Trivia Night was a battle through five rounds with 10 questions per round. Questions included history, politics, pop culture, science, […]

Motivational speaker Kevin Wanzer inspires Northborough students and residents

April 14th, 2016

“Choose To Love” 10th anniversary book cover

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School welcomed motivational comedian and professional speaker Kevin Wanzer the evening of March 31.

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