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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Boston Marathon Profile – Jim Kane

April 2nd, 2014

Jim Kane

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Region – Jim Kane of Northborough, 41, is running his second Boston marathon and 15th marathon overall. How many marathons have you run?  How many times have you run Boston? I’ve run 14 marathons – Hyannis, Providence, Keane (NH), New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, Burlington (VT), New York City, Boston, Chicago, [...]

Boston Marathon Profile – Kristen McIsaac

April 2nd, 2014


Kristen McIsaac, 51, Northborough, running her eleventh marathon

How many marathons have you run? How many times have you run Boston?

Running Boston this year will be my 11th Marathon. I ran Boston in 2002 as a bandit; 2013 as an official runner and will run again this April.

Northborough police log, April 4 edition

April 2nd, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 16 11:49 a.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – property damage. 1:23 p.m. School St. Ambulance. 3:39 p.m. Hudson St. Family offense. 4:20 p.m. Brewer St. Annoying calls. 9:15 p.m. Valentine Rd. Dog complaint. Monday, March 17 8:02 a.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 12:28 p.m. Autumn Ln. Fraud. 6:23 p.m. Sunset Dr. Ambulance. 6:58 [...]

Northborough selectmen press lawmakers on town’s priorities

March 31st, 2014

By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Northborough–Members of the state’s legislative delegation told the Board of Selectmen March 24 they continue to battle on the town’s behalf for transportation funds and reforms of retirement benefits and education funding, but acknowledged that uncertainty remains about the fate of some initiatives. Northborough officials have listed boosting so-called Chapter [...]

Proposed Northborough Fiscal Year 2015 budget maintains services

March 31st, 2014

Northborough–Town Administrator John Coderre presented a $58.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2015 to the Board of Selectmen March 24, saying the spending plan holds the line on services while also making an important first down payment toward future health care liabilities.

Starhawks Youth Hockey awarded grant by Mass Hockey

March 28th, 2014

(Back row, l to r) Mike Dargin, Boston Bruins ICE School manager, Ellie Cheever, chair of the Mick Cheever Grow Hockey Development Program, Mass Hockey President Keri-Anne Allan, Bob Sweeney, Boston Bruins Alumni President, (front row, l to r) Tom Songin, former Boston Bruins player, and Mark Macaulay and Zach MacDonald of the Starhawks Youth Hockey program. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Starhawks Youth Hockey has been recognized as a 2014-2015 Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Development Program grant recipient by Mass Hockey. The program is designed to fund youth hockey programs to encourage the growth and retention of hockey players across the state. The award will assist the Starhawks program in lowering the costs for [...]

Race to honor memory of Matt Bruce

March 26th, 2014

A 5K run/walk to honor the memory of Northborough resident Matt Bruce will be held Saturday, April 5 in Northborough. Photo/submitted

Northborough – A 5K run/walk to honor the memory of Northborough resident Matt Bruce will be held Saturday, April 5, at the Proctor Elementary School, 26 Jefferson Rd. Matt died March 21 after a courageous battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 26. Originally the 5K was to be a fundraiser to help with [...]

Northborough police log, March 28 edition

March 26th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 9 1:40 a.m. Avalon Dr. Elder issues assist. 9:36 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:50 a.m. West Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 6:58 p.m. Maynard St. Auto theft. Monday, March 10 1:25 a.m. East Main St. Well-being check. 5:20 a.m. Maynard St. MV recovered. 7:35 a.m. Arrested, Zachary Gerson Lee, 23, of 174 [...]

Gun discharge bylaw sparks debate ahead of Town Meeting

March 25th, 2014


Northborough – The Board of Selectmen and Police Chief Mark Leahy sought to ease concerns about what could potentially be a controversial Town Meeting warrant article that would limit how close to an occupied building a firearm can be discharged.

Article 58 on the warrant for the April 28 Town Meeting, submitted by Leahy, would make it illegal to discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a residence or occupied dwelling without written permission of the property owner.

Several gun-rights groups and recreational shooting organizations, including the Gun Owners Action League (GOAL), whose local branch is based in Northborough, and Northeast Shooters recently posted alerts about the bylaw proposal to their websites.

Marguerite R. Keith, 90

March 25th, 2014


Northborough – Marguerite R. (McDonald) Keith, of Northborough, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was 90. Born on February 29, 1924 in Athol, she was a leap year baby, but her family who loved her made sure she was celebrated once a year. Marguerite was a daughter of the late Robert and Eva (Chase) McDonald. [...]

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