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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Father and son return after 177 days on Appalachian Trail

January 14th, 2016


Northborough – Northborough father and son George and Ian Brenckle started their trek on the Appalachian Trail May 24 at Mount Katahdin in Maine. Their sendoff team included a group of Boy Scouts from Northborough Troop 1 who hiked to the starting point with George, their Scoutmaster. After 177 days and hiking 2,189 miles, the father and son team arrived at Springer Mountain in Georgia Dec. 4.

Saint-Gobain’s Northborough R & D Center acts as good neighbor to area communities

January 14th, 2016

Anne Hardy (left), site director of Saint-Gobain’s Northborough R & D Center, and Lauren Petit, manager of communications and community relations for Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., show off gifts donated by employees. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Thirty years ago, Saint-Gobain opened its research and development center on Goddard Road in Northborough. It became part of the now 350-year-old French-owned building materials company that has locations in over 60 countries and a long tradition of supporting the local communities that surround its sites.

‘Lion King, Kids’ a roaring success at Peaslee

January 14th, 2016

Cast of “Lion King, Kids,” recently performed at Peaslee School. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School had a cast of 64 students perform “Lion King, Kids” Dec. 17 and 18. Peaslee’s first theater production included students from kindergarten through fifth grade who had attended afterschool rehearsals since early October.

Northborough police log, Jan. 15 edition

January 13th, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, Dec. 27 7:16 a.m. Washington Rd. Ambulance. 2:18 p.m. Assabet Hill Cir. Hit and run. 9:46 p.m. West Main St. Ambulance. Monday, Dec. 28 9:42 a.m. West Main St. Accident – property damage. 10:05 a.m. Brigham St. Ambulance. 12:18 p.m. Bearfoot Rd. Fire Department assist. 12:54 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Accident – property damage. […]

Newest Northborough police officer is Iraq veteran

January 12th, 2016

Northborough – Selectmen voted Jan. 11 to appoint Kyle McKenzie Crewe of Oxford as a member of the town’s Police Department.

Crewe, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Iraq, is scheduled to graduate from the Boylston Regional Police Academy in January.

Northborough selectmen appoint new fire chief

January 12th, 2016

Shortly after his appointment by selectmen, new Fire Chief David L. Parenti (left) is sworn in by Town Clerk Andrew Dowd. 
Photo/Keith Regan

Northborough – Selectmen Jan. 11 voted to appoint David L. Parenti the town’s next fire chief.

His appointment took effect the same day and capped an extensive search and screening process. Parenti replaces longtime chief Richard Durgin, who retired at the end of June.

Richard S. List, 80, of Northborough

January 12th, 2016

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Northborough – Richard “Dick” S.  List passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2016 at home after a courageous one-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. His devoted wife, Tonya M. (Spadafore), died in 2013. He leaves behind two sons, Stephen List and his wife Carole of Warner Robins, Ga. and David List and […]

Charles E. Wright, 88, of Northborough

January 12th, 2016

Northborough – Charles E. Wright, 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Marlborough Hills Health Care. He leaves his wife, Mickie Wright; daughter Candis Lincoln; son Brian Wright; stepson Mark Mielnicki; two grandsons; a step-granddaughter; and a great-grandson. Charlie was born and raised in Worcester. A graduate of Commerce High School in 1945, and […]

Lucille MacDonald, 101, of Northborough

January 11th, 2016

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Northborough – Lucille B. (Hendrix) Holsomback MacDonald, formerly of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully at home Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the age of 101. Her only son, Lowell Holsomback, died last August. She leaves her devoted daughter-in-law with whom she lived, Catherine Holsomback of Northborough; two grandchildren, Michele Matthews and husband Ed of Sterling […]

Rehearsals to begin for Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Concert

January 8th, 2016

Northborough – Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, Jan. 12, for the Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC) in preparation for Northborough’s 250th Anniversary. In honor of the town’s celebration, a concert entitled “America in Song” will be performed in May. Rehearsals are held in the choral room at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough, at 7:30 p.m.

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