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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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

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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

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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

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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. [...]

Matthew R. Bruce, 26

March 25th, 2014

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Northborough – Matthew R. “Matt” Bruce, 26, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and many friends, after a long courageous battle with ALS. Matt was born in Framingham, on July 10, 1987, the first child of James R. and Natalie M. (McKinley) Bruce. He grew up in Northborough and graduated [...]

Northborough police seek three in Lyman Street break-in

March 19th, 2014

Northborough- The Northborough Police Department released this statement this evening:

On 03/19/14 at approximately 1611 hours the Northborough Police Department responded to a breaking and entering into a building on 55 Lyman Street. Three teenage/early twenties white males were observed inside the building by an employee who chased them out of the building.

Northborough police log, March 21 edition

March 19th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, March 2 7:25 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 10:44 a.m. Smith Rd. Dog complaint. 12:38 p.m. Bearfoot Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 12:39 p.m. Main St. Well-being check. 2:20 p.m. West St. Dog complaint. 4:55 p.m. Main St. Ambulance. Monday, March 3 2:15 a.m. Bartlett St. Assisted Fire Department. 8:14 a.m. Church St. Ambulance. [...]

Informational meeting to be held on Lincoln Street School upgrades

March 17th, 2014

Northborough – Members of the Northborough community are invited to an informational meeting, Tuesday, March 18, regarding the Lincoln Street School Addition/Renovation Project. Tours of the school, 76 Lincoln St., will start at 6:30 p.m. and the information session will begin at 7 p.m. Northborough Town Meeting approved funding for a Lincoln Street Feasibility Study [...]





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