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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Robert M. Flint, 90, formerly of Northborough

December 27th, 2016

Northborough – Robert M. Flint, 90, formerly of Northborough, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at D’Youville of Lowell, after an extended illness. His wife, Margaret C. (McKechnie), died in 2001. He leaves his daughters, Susan Lovett of Chelmsford; Janet Lanteigne and her husband Peter of Athol; four grandchildren, Joseph Boyd, Jeffrey Boyd, Christopher Lovett and […]

Northborough Turkey Trot raises funds for food pantry

December 26th, 2016

Northborough – Over 500 runners participated in the ninth annual Turkey Trot, held Nov. 24, raising over $14,000 for the Northborough Food Pantry. At its inception in 2008, organizer Rita Matraia said she “just wanted to get people moving on Thanksgiving morning”. That year 30 participants joined her from her Colby Street home to “trot” […]

Algonquin alumna achieves international acclaim, remembers local roots

December 18th, 2016

Northborough – Sitting on her father’s lap while he played the piano is a fond memory for Algonquin Regional High School alumna Cynthia Lee Wong. Although her dad wasn’t a professional pianist, his love of filling their home with his renditions of Chopin pieces made it natural for her to take to playing the instrument. She developed a lifelong passion for playing and composing music and has gained international acclaim for her works.

Historic signs installed to recognize three Northborough cemeteries

December 18th, 2016

Northborough – In September 2016 the Northborough Historic District Commission (NHDC) installed three signs in three of Northborough’s historic burial grounds to identify the Brigham Street Burial Ground, the Howard Street Burial Ground, and the Howard Street Cemetery. The signs, which were designed by the NHDC and manufactured by Expose Signs in Northborough, are the first to recognize the burial grounds.

Phyllis B. Chapdelaine, 92, of Northborough

December 16th, 2016

Northborough – Phyllis B. (Morse) Chapdelaine, a lifelong resident of Northborough, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. She was 92 years old. Her husband, George R. Chapdelaine, died in 2006. She leaves two sons, Gerald Chapdelaine and his wife Rita of Englewood, Fla. and James Chapdelaine and his wife Sue of Northborough; […]

Nancy Maloney, 92, of Northborough

December 16th, 2016

Northborough – Nancy (Hart) Maloney, 92, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, from complications of ovarian cancer. Nancy was born April 7, 1924, and was a lifelong resident of Northborough. She worked 27 years at the former Westborough State Hospital in the dietary department. She was an avid bowler, and bowled in the women’s league […]

Proctor School celebrates a month of caring

December 14th, 2016

Northborough – Each month Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School highlights a character theme. “Caring” was November’s theme and students and staff were busy with activities which not only showed caring for their school community, but also the larger Northborough community.

The school held a candy collection for the troops and a winter coat drive for Northborough families in need. One effort that has been part of Proctor Pride tradition for 14 years is its annual Turkey Trot, which incorporates exercise, healthy competition among classes, and a food drive.

Northborough police log, Dec. 16 edition

December 14th, 2016

Northborough Sunday, Nov. 27 2:40 a.m. Arrested, Alan S. Diodato, 45, of 18 Gunnar Dr., Marlborough, for marked lanes violation, OUI liquor 3rd offense. 2:40 p.m. Bearfoot Rd. Well-being check. 6:14 p.m. Thaddeus Mason Rd. Fraud. 9:29 p.m. Otis St. Narcotic drug violation. 11:48 p.m. Main St. Fire Dept. asst. Monday, Nov. 28 10:32 a.m. […]

Wreaths Across America convoy stops in Northborough

December 13th, 2016

Northborough – The Wreaths Across America (WAA) convoy stopped at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough Dec. 13 for a brief ceremony on its way to Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Va. This will be the 25th year that remembrance wreaths will be placed at the cemetery, the final resting place of many of America’s veterans. The wreath tradition was started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester and the Worcester Wreath Company.

Patricia L. Curtin, 75, of Northborough

December 13th, 2016

Northborough – Patricia L. (Collins) Curtin, a longtime Northborough resident and retired school nurse, passed away in her home Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, with her husband of 50 years, Stephen W. Curtin, by her side. She was 75 years old. Patricia was born Oct. 18, 1941 in Worcester, a daughter to the late Cornelius and […]

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