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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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

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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.

Opioid panel focuses on epidemic, disease and treatment

January 29th, 2016

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., State Senator Harriette Chandler

Northborough – There was a rallying cry to stop the opioid crisis at Algonquin Regional High School Jan 25. “Opioid Use & Abuse: Addressing the Crisis,” was the focus of a Community Awareness Forum organized by Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.’s office. Co-sponsors of the event included state representatives Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, and Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough; and state senators Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton and Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester.

Northborough police log, Jan. 29 edition

January 27th, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, Jan. 10 12:24 a.m. Avalon Dr. Disturbance. 12:48 a.m. Arrested, Jonathan P. Zicolella, 23, of 622 Cambridge St., Worcester, for OUI liquor. 9:10 a.m. Pleasant St. Ambulance. 11:12 a.m. Main St. Narcotic drug violation. 1:41 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 2:16 p.m. West Main St. Fire Department assist. Monday, Jan. 11 9:46 a.m. […]

Northborough kicks off 250th anniversary celebration

January 25th, 2016

Northborough Girl Scouts pose with the “Cake Boss” cake.

Northborough – On January 24, 1766, the district of Northborough was incorporated; 250 years to the day later, the current residents kicked off a year-long sestercentennial (250th) anniversary celebration at the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist.

Over 150 residents and guests gathered at the church, which currently stands at the site of the town’s first meeting house. Town moderator Fred George opened the proceedings, the Color Guard from the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 presented the flag and the Northborough Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts led the gathering the Pledge of Allegiance.

Edward F. Thornton Jr., 88, founder of Thornton Nursing Home

January 22nd, 2016

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Northborough – Edward F. Thornton Jr., 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, surrounded by family at his home in Brunswick, Maine. He was born Oct. 29, 1927 in Worcester, a son of Edward F. and Catherine Rourk Thornton. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Rita Gallant on Oct. 2, 1972. His […]

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