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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Applefest Street Fair and parade to be held Sunday, Sept. 18

September 17th, 2016

The Rotary Club of Northborough will host the popular Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18. Photo/submitted

Northborough – The town-wide 2016 Applefest Celebration will culminate tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 18.

Northborough drive donates over 100 backpacks

September 15th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Helping Hands Association, Inc. (NHHA) recently donated over 100 backpacks to students in need attending Northborough Public Schools. Students received a new backpack as well as school supplies needed to start their new school year. The drive’s success is attributed to the outstanding community support the effort receives each year. The following […]

Runners wanted for 5K Red Dress Run

September 15th, 2016

Participants in the sixth annual Red Dress Run in Worcester. (File/photo)

Northborough – The Northboro Hash House Harriers running club invites all runners and walkers over 21 to participate in the sixth annual Red Dress Run Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. The run begins at The Texas BBQ Company, 309 Main St., in Northborough. Registration is $20, plus pay-as-you-go stops, and includes a 5K run and tickets for beer or […]

Barbara J. Hogan, 94, of Northborough

September 15th, 2016


Northborough – Barbara Jean (Gibbs) Hogan passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, as a young 94-year-old, with her large, loving family surrounding her, giving her care and comfort. Barbara was born July 10, 1922 in Southbridge to Robert and Mildred (Hendrick) Gibbs. However, she was raised by her father who later married Bernice (Schlesser). Barbara […]

Annette M. Warren, 90, of Northborough

September 14th, 2016

Obit Annette Warren

Northborough – Annette M. (Eldredge) Warren passed away peacefully at her son’s house Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 after a period of declining health. She was 90 years old. She was the devoted wife for over 67 years to Leonard W. Warren, who passed away in 2014. Among her survivors, she leaves her loving children, Philip […]

Northborough police log, Sept. 16 edition

September 14th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, Aug. 28 3:24 a.m. Hudson St. Fire Department assist. 9:46 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Ambulance. 2:54 p.m. Foxwood Ln. Ambulance. 4:45 p.m. Howard St. Ambulance. 6:16 p.m. Pleasant St. Ambulance. Monday, Aug 29 8:42 a.m. Main St. Well-being check. 3:05 p.m. Shops Way. Fire Department assist. 4:06 p.m. Green St. Accident: P.D. 5:11 p.m. […]

Ellis to serve as Applefest grand marshal

September 12th, 2016

Bob Ellis
Photo/Liz Nolan

Northborough – Bob Ellis has lived in Northborough for a half-century and has been an integral member of the Northborough Historical Society. He not only knows a lot about the town’s history, but now will be a part of its history as the 2016 Applefest Grand Marshal.

Algonquin football opens season with win over Nashoba

September 12th, 2016

Algonquin senior Brett Sherman (#7) dives for extra yards as he is tackled by Nashoba’s Luke Danby (#30).

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team opened up the first week of the season by defeating the Nashoba Regional High School Chieftains, the defending the Division 2 state champions, by a score of 13-7 in a game played Sept. 9 in Northborough.

Diane L. Toomy, 57, of Northborough

September 8th, 2016

Obit Diane Toomy

Northborough – Diane L. (Hawkesworth) Toomy, 57, died at home Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, after a long, courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She leaves her devoted husband of 34 years, Mark C. Toomy; her loving children, Robert Toomy and Allison Rebello of Ashland, Stephen Toomy of Watertown, and Katie Toomy of Northborough; her father, Howard […]

Northborough police log, Sept. 9 edition

September 7th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, Aug. 21 1:42 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 2:32 a.m. Green St. Disturbance. 11:01 a.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 5:47 p.m. Morse Cir. Disturbance. Monday, Aug. 22 12:24 a.m. Morse Cir. Disturbance. 9:58 a.m. Belmont St./Route 9. Accident – property damage. 2:09 p.m. Shops Way. Ambulance. 2:28 p.m. St. James Dr. Fraud. 5:05 p.m. […]

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