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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Nollman to serve on agency on aging board

April 20th, 2016

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Northborough – Wendy Nollman, certified senior advisor, marketing director and community service representative for Home Instead Senior Care, was recently unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors for the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging.

Northborough chorus’ 45th annual spring concert will commemorate town’s 250th

April 20th, 2016

Members of the Northborough Area Community Chorus perform. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) will present “America in Song” Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School. As part of a year-long celebration of the founding of Northborough, a repertoire of songs spanning 250 years will be performed including “This is My Country,” “Seasons of Love,” “Bridge Over […]

Northborough police log, April 22 edition

April 20th, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, April 3 2:36 a.m. Arrested, Diego P. Cardoso, 28, of 12 Overlook Ave., Shrewsbury, for marked lanes violation, speeding in violation of special regulation, OUI liquor. 8:22 a.m. Lincoln St. Ambulance. 6:55 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Ambulance. Monday, April 4 8:04 a.m. Whitney St. Accident – property damage. 8:18 a.m. West Main St. Accident […]

Northborough Recreation seeks volunteers for spring sports

April 15th, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Recreation is looking for volunteers this spring for Challenger Baseball and Youth Flag Football.

Parents or kids ages 16 and up are wanted to volunteer to coach a flag football team for grades four and five. Northborough Recreation will train volunteers on the rules but those with an understanding of football are preferred. Games are between 4:30 and 7 p.m. on Sundays for one hour from May 8 to June 19.

NEF’s Trivia Night raises $9,000; launches Chromebook campaign

April 14th, 2016

Team Nerds with Friends took first place in NEF’s Team Trivia night. Team members Peter Olson, Leigh King, Linda Broderick and Lorie Caldicott are staff members from Lincoln Street School.

Northborough – Forty-eight teams matched wits at the Northborough Education Foundation’s (NEF) seventh annual Team Trivia Night April 1 which raised $9,000. It was also the kickoff to a new Chromebook for Classroom campaign. The Trivia Night was a battle through five rounds with 10 questions per round. Questions included history, politics, pop culture, science, […]

Motivational speaker Kevin Wanzer inspires Northborough students and residents

April 14th, 2016

“Choose To Love” 10th anniversary book cover

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School welcomed motivational comedian and professional speaker Kevin Wanzer the evening of March 31.

A sure sign that spring is here

April 13th, 2016

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Northborough – This blue bird feels right at home in this Northborough spot. Photo/Carol Chione

Northborough police log, April 15 edition

April 13th, 2016

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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 www.wentworthstudio.com 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.

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