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, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, July 6 1:19 a.m. Crawford St. Family offense. 12:11 p.m. Church St. Keep the peace. 6:55 p.m. Arrested, Michael Harrison Bure, 43, of 14 Hudson St., Northborough, on warrant. 8:00 p.m. Oak Ave. Ambulance. 10:01 p.m. Meadow Rd. Breaking and entering. Monday, July 7 1:02 a.m. Avalon Dr. Disturbance. Tuesday, July 8 2:17 [...]

Wesley Bates, 89, of Northborough

July 24th, 2014

Northborough – Wesley Herbert Bates, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Cynthia Ann (Hyde). A loving husband and father of five children, he leaves Ronald and wife MaryJo of Tucson, Az.; Janis Lynette and husband Dan Harman of Spokane, Wa.; Joyce (Gee) Bates of [...]

Marguerite B. Stirk, 89, of Northborough

July 24th, 2014

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Northborough – Marguerite B. (McMahon) Drew Stirk, 89, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University campus after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest Drew who died in 1955 and Raymond Stirk who died in 1972. Born in Groveton, N.H. and raised in Madawaska, Maine, she [...]

Northborough firefighter graduates from state firefighting academy

July 22nd, 2014

Northborough Firefighter Thomas R. Monagle 

Region – Thomas R. Monagle graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow July 18. Monagle, from the Northborough Fire Department, was one of 22 graduates from 11 fire departments from across the state. He joined the department in December 2013, starting out as a paramedic.

Buffer plan addresses Iron Mountain abutter concerns

July 21st, 2014


Northborough–With its new data center on Bearfoot Road poised to open following months of construction, Iron Mountain has a developed a plan to buffer the facility from nearby residential yards. The Board of Selectmen discussed the details of the plan at its July 14 meeting.

Local Scouts present colors at Fenway

July 21st, 2014

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Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough was invited to present the colors before the start of the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park July 7. The group was led by Eagle Scout Dan Fitzgerald, who was joined by fellow Scouts Eric Coughlin, Alec Somers, Issac Theriault, Kevin Tucker, Jonathon Moses, Preston Green and [...]

Quenching a thirst

July 17th, 2014


Northborough – Bill Benoit of Shrewsbury waters the flowers in front of St. Rose of Lima Church. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Northborough police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, June 29 9:38 a.m. Shops Way. Dog complaint. 11:46 a.m. Shops Way. Ambulance. 3:18 p.m. Avalon Dr. Family offense. 7:18 p.m. Pleasant St. Dog complaint. Monday, June 30 12:44 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 7:07 a.m. Forbes Rd. Assisted Fire Department. 2:28 p.m. Omaha Ave. Larceny. 4:04 p.m. Centre Dr. Vandalism. 4:17 p.m. [...]

Northborough Police Chief: Crosswalk safety issues a matter of ‘pace of life’

July 15th, 2014


Northborough – Selectman Leslie Rutan raised the issue of pedestrian safety on crosswalks around town at the Board of Selectmen meeting July 14, asking what the town can do to make crossing the street safer.

Rutan and others have raised the concern before and the same discussion has taken place in most other local communities. In Northborough, extra signage was erected to alert drivers to crosswalks and state grants have been used in the past to beef up enforcement.

Northborough resident organizes weekly hiking excursions

July 12th, 2014

(l to r) Don Dodson, Linda Corbett, Wade Robbins and Ron Ellis (with his dog, Augie) hike Northborough’s Mount Pisgah hiking trail. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Wade and Nancy Robbins have been attending Trinity Church since 1988, becoming members in 1990. For Wade Robbins, who serves as a deacon, the church offers ample opportunities for fellowship both in church as well as out. Not only does he organize movie nights, Worcester Bravehearts baseball outings, and Opera Club events at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, but he also spearheaded and leads a Saturday morning hiking program.

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