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 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.

Craftworks hosts ‘Mystery Knit-A-Long’

January 19th, 2016

Knitters gather for “Mystery Knit-A-Long” 

Northborough – Knitters are invited to meet at Craftworks for Michelle Hunter’s “Mystery Knit-A-Long.” Clues are posted online each Thursday, followed by a gathering on the following Sunday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. to discuss and solve the pattern.

Father and son return after 177 days on Appalachian Trail

January 14th, 2016


Northborough – Northborough father and son George and Ian Brenckle started their trek on the Appalachian Trail May 24 at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Their sendoff team included a group of Boy Scouts from Northborough Troop 1 who hiked to the starting point with George, their Scoutmaster. After 177 days and hiking 2,189 miles, the father and son team arrived at Springer Mountain in Georgia Dec. 4.

Saint-Gobain’s Northborough R & D Center acts as good neighbor to area communities

January 14th, 2016

Anne Hardy (left), site director of Saint-Gobain’s Northborough R & D Center, and Lauren Petit, manager of communications and community relations for Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., show off gifts donated by employees. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Thirty years ago, Saint-Gobain opened its research and development center on Goddard Road in Northborough. It became part of the now 350-year-old French-owned building materials company that has locations in over 60 countries and a long tradition of supporting the local communities that surround its sites.

‘Lion King, Kids’ a roaring success at Peaslee

January 14th, 2016

Cast of “Lion King, Kids,” recently performed at Peaslee School. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School had a cast of 64 students perform “Lion King, Kids” Dec. 17 and 18. Peaslee’s first theater production included students from kindergarten through fifth grade who had attended afterschool rehearsals since early October.

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