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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Selectmen ratify police mutual aid agreement with Worcester

March 16th, 2014

Northborough- The Board of Selectmen filled what Police Chief Mark Leahy said was a critical gap in the community’s police mutual aid agreements by ratifying a pact with the city of Worcester. The board approved the decision during its March 10 meeting. Leahy said Northborough has put a consistent set of mutual aid agreements with [...]

Voters to decide on community preservation requests

March 16th, 2014

Northborough — The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has advanced 10 articles to the Annual Town Meeting warrant, including a $400,000 infusion to the town’s conservation fund and $110,000 to improve outdoor basketball courts around town.

Local law firm donates pajamas for children

March 13th, 2014

Laura Brennan, children’s librarian at the Northborough Free Library, holds pajamas donated by Mirick O’Connell. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On Feb. 14, the law firm of Mirick O’Connell held a $5 Jeans Day fundraiser in support of the Northborough Free Library’s pajamas drive. Employees could wear jeans to work that day if they made a donation. The library was participating in a statewide collection of new pajamas for children during the month [...]

Happily going green

March 12th, 2014

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Northborough – Judy Gustafson claps along to Irish tunes at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration held March 11 at the Northborough Senior Center. Guests enjoyed a traditional corned beef dinner while musical entertainment was provided by Jug O’ Punch. Mingling with the guests was state Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., D-Clinton.  Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough police log, March 14 edition

March 12th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Feb. 23 12:40 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 11:29 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. 8:13 p.m. Hudson St. Ambulance. 8:30 p.m. Hudson St. Well-being check. Monday, Feb. 24 11:30 a.m. West Main St. Civil/criminal complaint. 1:16 p.m. Church St. Accident – property damage. 2:25 p.m. Westbrook Rd. Ambulance. 6:29 p.m. West [...]

Iron Mountain fuel storage request draws neighborhood ire

March 11th, 2014


Northborough – A dozen neighbors upset about how Iron Mountain went about expanding its facility on Bearfoot Road pressed the Board of Selectmen March 10 about a plan to expand fuel storage on the property.

Selectmen eventually approved a fuel storage permit to allow Iron Mountain to store 10,300 gallons of diesel fuel on the property at 171-175 Bearfoot Rd.

John C. Doyle, 84

March 10th, 2014

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Northborough – John “Jack” C. Doyle died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Beaumont of Northborough. He was 84. Born and raised in Arlington, he was the son of the late John A. and Elsie (Cameron) Doyle. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn (Hart) Doyle. He also leaves behind four sons, John Doyle [...]

Lincoln Street School Project likely town meeting headliner

March 8th, 2014

Northborough — Funding for the town’s share of a renovation and addition building project at the Lincoln Street School will likely be one of the most discussed articles at the April Town Meeting.

Lottery to be held in Northborough for affordable housing units

March 7th, 2014

This could be your new home!

Northborough – The Northborough Affordable Housing Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating affordable housing, has developed and built a four-unit rental project located at One Centre Drive for seniors 60 year of age or older.  An Open House will be held at the property Thursday, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. All units will [...]

Charles E Vautrain Jr., 95

March 7th, 2014

Obit Charles E Vautrain Jr.

Northborough – Charles “Ed” E. Vautrain Jr., formerly of S. Hadley and Winchester, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Beaumont of Northborough. He was 95. Born and raised in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Mary A. (Christian) Vautrain Sr. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pauline [...]

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