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 police log, April 15 edition

April 13th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 27 12:05 p.m. Hudson St. Scams. 2:41 p.m. Intervale Farm Ln. Ambulance. 5:41 p.m. Whitney St. Animal calls. 6:13 p.m. Assabet Dr. Keep the peace. 7:18 p.m. Winn Terr. Fire Department assist. 9:26 p.m. West Main St. Well-being check. Monday, March 28 9:16 a.m. Bartlett St. Disturbance. 6:24 p.m. West Main St. […]

The history of White Cliffs – Exterior architecture

April 11th, 2016

Present day. (Photo/courtesy of Geoff Wilson)

Northborough – Built in the late 1880s, the White Cliffs mansion is a “Shingle Style” architectural masterpiece. The website gives a very good review of this architectural style and was used as a reference for this article. This style was developed in New England between 1880 and 1900. It borrowed liberally from other Victorian styles. Architects handled proportion and details as if they were sculptural compositions. Exterior design elements include wood construction built atop first floors made of stone. Porches, balconies, and large windows encouraged an interaction with the out-of-doors. The design promoted informality and eclecticism as a clear expression of American individualism.

Weekly community meal program marks 20 years

April 11th, 2016

Northborough Community Meal Program volunteers from St. Rose of Lima (l to r) Alice Lotoski, Diane Emig, Anna Haven, Maggie Haven and Carol Pettine are ready to serve the weekly meal at Trinity Church.

Northborough – The Northborough Community Meal Program is marking its 20th year of providing a free, hot meal and fellowship once a week to people in the community and surrounding areas. The success of the program is due to the volunteer efforts of seven places of worship, several organizations and a business.

Local teacher to run Boston Marathon for Project Hope

April 6th, 2016

Alison Cosgrove 

Northborough/Grafton – People run for many reasons. People run when they are being chased. Children run while playing tag and other games. Many run for exercise and that euphoric “runner’s high” that we so often hear about. Marathon runners are in a class by themselves. They are extremely dedicated and train hard and run to be a part of something big.

Northborough police log, April 8 edition

April 6th, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 20 4:07 p.m. Stratton Way. Keep the peace. 5:17 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 6:30 p.m. Shops Way. Well-being check. Monday, March 21 1:57 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 6:35 p.m. Maple St. Accident – personal injury. 8:48 p.m. Whitney St. Fraud. Tuesday, March 22 12:13 a.m. Little Pond Rd. Disturbance. 12:20 a.m. Arrested, […]

Friendship Network’s film gains acceptance into Boston International Film Festival

April 6th, 2016

Nancy Swanberg (left), executive director of the Northborough-based nonprofit agency, Friendship Network for Children, joins Tiffany Kline, the agency’s service coordinator, to hold the movie poster for the Friendship Network’s film, “The Elevator.” (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Last year Tiffany Kline was thinking about ways to help young adults on the autism spectrum gain field experience in understanding the social nuances of the workplace. She came up with the idea of making a movie and using the set of the movie as a work setting. Her idea evolved into a real film being crafted by the Friendship Network for Children, where she is the service coordinator. The production, based on a story written by a teenager with autism, recently gained acceptance into the 2016 Boston International Film Festival. “The Elevator,” will premiere April 16.

Start spring with Northborough road race

April 5th, 2016

Northborough – Start the running season with the Northborough 10K/5K road/trail race Sunday, May 1, starting at 9 a.m. beginning at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. The race, sponsored by the Northborough Rotary Club and the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Evelyn L. Hart, 90, of Northborough

April 4th, 2016

Obit Evelyn Hart

Northborough – Evelyn L. (Blanchard) Hart passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the Coleman House of Northborough after a period of declining health. She was one week away from turning 91. Born in Worcester, she was a lifelong resident of Northborough. Evelyn graduated from Northborough High School, class of […]

Proposed Northborough budget adds firefighter, police officer, roadwork funds

March 31st, 2016

Northborough—Town Administrator John Coderre presented the Board of Selectmen and the Advisory Finance Committee a $60.6 million budget for fiscal year 2017 that basically keeps services at current levels, slightly increases staffing at the fire and police departments in accordance with a staffing study and sets aside $300,000 in free cash to keep the town’s pavement management plan on track after state funding cuts.

Affordable Housing Corp. eyes downtown projects

March 30th, 2016

Northborough—The Board of Selectmen March 28 voted to authorize giving $400,000 in previously reserved Community Preservation Act funds to the Northborough Affordable Housing Corp. to buy two Main Street properties that will in turn be donated to Habitat for Humanity to create four affordable condominiums.

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