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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Northborough Rotary awards scholarships

June 16th, 2014

Rotary scholarship recipients: (Back row, l to r) Allysa Uhlman, Laura Morris, Lucy LeBlond, Kyra Shreeve, (front row, l to r) Emily Morris, Meghan Murray, Veronica Mueller and Hope Drew. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Rotary Club presented scholarships totally $8,000 to nine deserving local students June 5 at its weekly luncheon meeting. This is the 43rd year the Northborough Rotary has awarded college scholarships, funded by the annual pancake breakfast and the support of more than 150 community businesses and individuals over the years.

Central One employee named Lions Club fellow

June 16th, 2014

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Northborough – Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has named Kate Shaw, Northborough branch manager of Central One Federal Credit Union, a Melvin Jones Fellow in recognition of her commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the [...]

Lions’ Club tees off for fundraiser

June 16th, 2014

A golfer tees off at the Northborough Lions Club Golf Tournament.

Northborough – The Northborough Lions’ Club held their 36th annual Golf Tournament June 9 at Juniper Hill Golf Course. The tournament serves as the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lions’ Club. The money raised from the tournament allows for food bank donations and provides much of the funding needed for their annual harvest [...]

Historic White Cliffs estate is for sale

June 13th, 2014

White Cliffs (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Northborough – For years, the elegant White Cliffs facility was the location of choice for many families and businesses looking for a special spot to celebrate important events. But now, with news that the facility at 167 Main St. (Route 20) is for sale, many fans of the property are wondering what will happen next to this iconic landmark.

Marathon bombing survivor turns to running as she heals

June 13th, 2014

Lauren Vulcano and her boyfriend, Mark Snickenberger in the hospital after the bombing. (Photos/submitted)

Northborough – Lifelong Northborough resident and Algonquin Regional High School graduate Laruen Vulcano, 25, was standing with her boyfriend Mark Snickenberger at the finish line of the Boston Marathon April 15, 2013, when the bombs went off. She was just feet away from the first backpack when it exploded. She was struck by nearly 100 BBs, including one that shattered the malleus bone in her ear, and sustained shrapnel wounds on her shoulder. The only thing that saved her from a much more serious injury was that Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs in the explosion, was standing between her and the backpack and shielded her from receiving an even more serious injury.

Four Northborough Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

June 12th, 2014

(l to r): Bridget Owen, Ariel Thompson, Alyssa Pfannenstiel, and Elizabeth Wig (from left to right) earn the Gold Award.
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Northborough – No one from Northborough has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award since 1996. But on June 2, four girls from Northborough – Bridget Owen, Alyssa Pfannenstiel, Ariel Thompson and Elizabeth Wig – received this award at the Northborough Girl Scout Bridging and Awards Ceremony at Marion E. Zeh School.

Pauline L. Barrett, 72, of Northborough

June 11th, 2014

Northborough – Pauline L. (Nutting) Barrett, 72, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at UMass/Memorial Health Care (University Campus) in Worcester. Her husband, Robert H. Barrett, died in 2006. She is survived by her cousin, Irene Whittemore of Weymouth. Born in Boston and raised in Hingham, she was the daughter of Edward G. and Dorothy L. (Bresnahan) [...]

Northborough likely to sell downtown tax title property

June 10th, 2014

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Northborough–The most logical disposition of a parcel of property the town took by tax title in 2012 is to declare the lot and building surplus and sell it, Town Administrator John Coderre told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting June 9.

The property at 39 West Main St. measures just under two-tenths of acre in size and has a total value of $388,600, including $202,000 for the 7,800 square foot building and $186,600 for the land, according to Northborough Assessors records. The town took the property in January of 2012 from Margaritaville LLC, the records indicate.

Algonquin Regional High graduates 383 in 2014

June 10th, 2014

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Northborough/Southborough – Diplomas were presented to 383 graduates of the Class of 2014 at a ceremony June 8 at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS). Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Charles Gobron and ARHS Principal Thomas Mead. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.                

Northborough Free Library to be closed June 13 – 16

June 10th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Free Library, located at 34 Main St., will be closed Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m., through Monday, June 16, at noon, for carpet replacement in the lobby and meeting rooms. Because of the primary location in the library for the work, regular business could not be conducted, and handicapped access [...]

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