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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Raffle winner enjoys dinner in St. Thomas with family

February 3rd, 2016

Kevin Lynch and his family enjoyed a trip to St. Thomas in December thanks in part to winning the Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World raffle. (Photo/Rachael Lynch)

Northborough – If you could have dinner anywhere in the world, where would you go? Northborough resident Rachael Lynch and her family won the Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World Raffle sponsored by the Algonquin Regional High School Athletic Boosters Club and chose St. Thomas as their winning destination.

Northborough police log, Feb. 5 edition

February 3rd, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, Jan. 17 2:29 a.m. Arrested, Ernando Nunes, 37, of 203 Broad St., Apt. 2, Marlborough, for marked lanes violation, unlicensed operation of MV, OUI liquor 2nd offense. 8:09 a.m. Woodstone Rd. Ambulance. 4:07 p.m. Main St. Vandalism. 6:38 p.m. Church St. Accident – property damage. 7:28 p.m. Woodland Rd. Fire Department assist. 7:40 […]

Third Floor Coffee House seeks performers

February 2nd, 2016

Northborough – The “Third Floor Coffee House” held monthly on the third floor of Trinity Church, 23 Main St., Northborough, is seeking performers for their upcoming coffee house scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12, from 7 – 9 p.m. This event is an open mic night, with singers, guitar players, poetry reciting, and musicians welcome to […]

Heart & Stone to host silhouette artist

February 2nd, 2016

Silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux

Northborough – Heart & Stone Jewelry, 269 W. Main St., Northborough, will host famed silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux Friday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Worcester County Sheriff warns students of dangers of drug abuse

February 2nd, 2016

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Northborough – With humor, pop culture references, and actual footage of inmates, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presented his powerful Face2Face Program to eighth-grade students at Robert E. Melican Middle School.

The program’s intended purpose is to debunk the myths about substance abuse with actual facts and reinforce the notion that your choices really do matter, especially in middle and high school.

Algonquin gymnasts – courage, strength and grace

February 2nd, 2016

Kerry Luiso

Northborough – They seldom receive the attention or fanfare of their fellow school athletes, make marquee sports headlines or compete before sold-out audiences, but in terms of their sport requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance, there may be no other high school sport that can equal.

Northborough newlyweds set the stage for ‘Tribes’

January 31st, 2016

Emily McCourt and Eamon Pac. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Emily McCourt and Eamon Pac of Northborough worked together on theater production crews before they began dating. Married since September 26, 2015, they’re now collaborating as lighting and set designers respectively for the play “Tribes” by Nina Raine, to be presented by Worcester’s oldest active theater company. Founded in 1937 as the Worcester County Light Opera Company (WCLOC), it’s now known as the WCLOC Theater Company.

The history of White Cliffs – Part 3

January 31st, 2016

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Northborough – Have you ever wondered how Daniel Wesson could afford to build and support an elaborate summer mansion in Northborough?

Northborough selectmen thank interim fire chief

January 29th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Board of Selectmen took time during its Jan. 25 meeting to thank Richard Harris who served as the town’s interim fire chief since last July.

Harris, the former North Reading Fire Chief, served in Northborough while the town went through the process of seeking a replacement for longtime Fire Chief David Durgin who retired in June. David L. Parenti was sworn in as the new Northborough Fire Chief on Jan. 11.

Lunar rocks land at Proctor School

January 29th, 2016

Proctor School fifth-grade teacher Kristen MacDonald with samples of lunar rock and soil

Northborough – Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School fifth-grade teacher and the district Science Curriculum Leader Kristen MacDonald loves science. She did not hesitate to take a certification course in order for her to be able to borrow official National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lunar and meteorite samples.

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