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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Rehearsals to begin for Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Concert

January 8th, 2016

Northborough – Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, for the Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) in preparation for Northborough’s 250th Anniversary. In honor of the town’s celebration, a concert entitled “America in Song” will be performed in May. Rehearsals are held in the choral room at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough, at 7:30 p.m.

Towns to adopt dementia-friendly initiative

January 8th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough is preparing to roll out a new initiative – COME2B Dementia Friendly. The Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road, will host an informational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. COME2B Dementia Friendly is a new initiative in the MetroWest communities of Northborough, Marlborough and Hudson.

ARHS students hope to help peers through body image campaign

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students Kate Kalinowski and Kira Porter met in their business research class. As part of the course curriculum, the duo paired up to create a project for the annual DECA competition. DECA is an international association of high school students, college students and teachers with the goal of preparing leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and other business areas.

Northborough takes the cake…

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough – A party wouldn’t be a party without a sweet treat. As Northborough prepares to celebrate its 250th anniversary with a special event Sunday, Jan. 24, there will be not one but two very special cakes that will be served to guests, thanks to Buddy Valastro, the star of the popular television series, “Cake […]

Angelina Riga, 93, of Northborough

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough – Angelina Marie (Amorelli) Riga, passed away at home Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 93. Her husband, Andray W. Riga, died in 1963. She leaves her children, Frank Atchue and wife Barbara of Southborough; Vera Jordan of Norton, and Jean Jones of Virginia. She also leaves many […]

The history of White Cliffs – Part 2

January 8th, 2016

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Northborough – Born in 1825 in Worcester, Mass., young Daniel Wesson had an interest in all things mechanical. A family letter dated 1842, when Daniel was 17, mentions that although he enjoyed hunting, he would “rather be at work in the shop on gunlocks, springs or something of the kind.” Soon afterward he was apprenticed to his brother Edwin to learn the trade of gun making. Edwin had his shop in Northborough and was a very well-known maker of target rifles.

Northboro Junior Woman’s Club celebrates 40 years

January 6th, 2016

Northboro Junior Woman’s Club members (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The world has witnessed many changes and technological advances since 1975, but one thing that has remained constant in Northborough is its chapter of the Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC). Founded in November of 1975, the group recently celebrated its 40th birthday and its dedication to community service has never wavered over the years.

Cary S. Thompson, 70, of Northborough

January 6th, 2016

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Northborough – Cary S. Thompson passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at UMass Memorial–University Campus at the age of 70. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 36 years, Diane (Stubbert) Thompson; his two loving children, Kristen Goen of Ore City, Texas and David Thompson and wife Jaime of Starksboro, Vt.; his four grandchildren, Makalynn, […]

Without a ballroom, Algonquin students are dancing in the hallway

January 4th, 2016

Hannah Eisenhofer (left) and Justin Stott

Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) senior Justin Stott likes to dance the international rumba. Junior Gabriella Thompson likes the waltz.

Get In Shape for Women helps families in need

January 4th, 2016

Chaffee with personal trainer Christine Dibuono, and staff of Immaculate Conception Parish

Marlborough/Northborough – Three Marlborough families in need recently had a very merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of members of Get In Shape for Women of Northborough.

Kathy Griffin-Ireland, parish secretary at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough, reached out to Jody Chaffee, owner of Get in Shape for Women, with a donation proposal to help families most in need within the community during the holiday season.

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