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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Claire Swan remembers Northborough’s 200th

April 27th, 2016

Claire Swan

Northborough – Longtime Northborough resident Claire Swan has been involved in many community volunteer positions and served on town boards throughout the years. That list includes being part of the 200th Northborough Ball committee in 1966.

Mediation Advantage opens second office in Northborough

April 26th, 2016

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Northborough – Mediation Advantage & the Law Office of Polly Tatum has opened a second office in Northborough to provide area residents with access to high-quality divorce mediation services close to home. Together with the firm’s main office in Worcester, the new office will offer flexible mediation services across Worcester County and throughout Massachusetts.

Northborough Crossing to celebrate Mother’s Day with herbs

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – In celebration of Mother’s Day, Northborough Crossing, 9012 Shops Way, will be giving three complimentary locally grown potted herbs to each of those presenting receipts from the shopping center’s tenants totaling $100 or more in purchases Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northborough Town Meeting saves White Cliffs from the wrecking ball

April 26th, 2016

Northborough—White Cliffs has been spared from the wrecking ball after Town Meeting voters working past midnight approved spending $2.4 million in Community Preservation funds to purchase and permanently preserve the iconic mansion property.

After more than a half hour of discussion at the April 26 TM, the White Cliffs proposal garnered more than the two-thirds vote it required, sparking a round of applause from the 200-plus voters who spent nearly five hours working its way through the warrant.

Northborough approves White Cliffs purchase

April 26th, 2016

Northborough – Voters at the Northborough Annual Town Meeting approved last night a measure to purchase White Cliffs, 218 to 67. We will have more details later this morning.

Peaslee School students honor Northborough’s 250th

April 25th, 2016

First grade’s A-Z of Northborough exhibit.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School hosted an evening April 14 celebrating Northborough’s 250th anniversary. The museum-style event exhibited students and classroom projects from all grade levels which related to Northborough’s history or the number 250.

Rutan running for re-election for Northborough selectmen

April 25th, 2016

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Northborough – Leslie Rutan is running for re-election to the Northborough Board of Selectmen in the Town Election which will be held Monday, May 9. Rutan is the only candidate running for this position.

Robert O. Williams, 82, formerly of Northborough

April 22nd, 2016

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Burke Hollow, Vt. – Robert O. Williams, 82, of Burke Hollow, formerly of Northborough, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning, March 11, 2016. Robert was born in Freeport, Maine on June 7, 1933, to the late Howard Everett and Elizabeth Rose (Bean) Williams. He was raised and educated in Marlborough schools and later […]

Contemporary issues of faith explored at St. Rose of Lima presentations

April 22nd, 2016

Northborough – St. Rose of Lima Church, 244 W. Main St. (Route 20), Northborough, will hold two timely presentations on important contemporary issues as part of its enrichment series. The first, “Our Precious Earth: Care of the Environment and Laudato Si” will be held Sunday, May 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presenter Martha Gach, […]

The history of White Cliffs – Landscape and Interior Architecture

April 21st, 2016

Spider and Fly Window. (Photo/Geoff Wilson)

Northborough- Daniel Wesson’s summer mansion in Northborough included beautiful landscaping. His estate along Main Street contained about 30 acres.

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