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 dancers attend special program in New York City

August 9th, 2016

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Northborough – Twelve dancers from Dawn’s School Dance recently received an invitation after the Elite Dance Challenge to participate in the Gerber Broadway dance dream tour in New York City.

On their three day trip, they worked with Broadway dancers and learned a dance from the Broadway musical “American in Paris,” participated in a flash mob, and took a ballet master class. They also attended three shows: “Rockettes Summer Spectacular”, “American In Paris,” and “Aladdin”.

Eagle Scout project marks history

August 4th, 2016

(l to r) Boy Scout Carter Brannon and Northborough 250th Committee member Norm Corbin at Marker #22 at the John Brigham Saw Mill Site where Howard Brook crosses Whitney Street.

Northborough – Fifteen-year-old Carter Brannon is sharing Northborough’s history with the community in an innovative way that also helps him work toward his Eagle Scout badge. The Eagle Scout is the highest achievement to earn as a Boy Scout.

Anyone driving or walking around town probably has seen a few of the handmade, wooden historical markers. There are 50 of them placed at historic sites around town including familiar sites such as the Gale Library, Chet’s Diner, the Aqueduct, Unitarian Universalist First Parish Church, and First Burial Ground on Brigham Street.

Edward P. Smith, 68, of Northborough

August 4th, 2016

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Northborough – Edward P. Smith, 68, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus after being admitted with breathing problems. He leaves his devoted wife of nearly 49 years, Gail (Kidder) Smith; his loving children, Edward Smith Jr. and his wife Jean of Virginia and Bonnie Smith of Northborough; […]

Northborough police log, Aug. 5 edition

August 3rd, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, July 10 1:53 a.m. Main St. Disturbance. 9:06 a.m. Pleasant St. Dog complaint. 4:02 p.m. Whitney St. Fire Department assist. 6:11 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Ambulance. Monday, July 11 8:34 a.m. Church St. Accident –property damage. 9:25 a.m. Lawrence St. Littering/illegal dumping. 2:10 p.m. Crawford St. Keep the peace. 6:07 p.m. Green St. Fire […]

Northborough Rotary Club cooks up project to help its neighbors

August 2nd, 2016

(l to r) Northborough Rotary Club members Chuck Frankian, Phil Lockwood and Patricia “Pat” Doyle with the new crockpots.

Northborough – In February 2016, the Northborough Food Pantry provided 362 bags of groceries to families and individuals in the community – 73 percent more than what it distributed during the same month in 2007. Although many aren’t aware of it, the need for food assistance has been growing. The Northborough Rotary Club is aware of that need and it’s been doing what it can to help its neighbors. In May, it donated 70 crockpots and meat vouchers to people served at the food pantry.

More Applefest weekend plans confirmed

August 2nd, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Applefest Committee has announced additional plans and activities to be held during the weekend of Sept. 15-18.

Northborough concludes community summer events with concert and movie

August 2nd, 2016

The Northborough Community Affairs Committee will hold two last two events of the summer of 2016. On Thursday, Aug. 11, there will be a concert by Eclipse at Ellsworth-McAfee Park (Route 135) in Northborough from 6 – 8 p.m. The rain date will be Sunday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Eclipse is a Boston-based band that covers everything from Pink Floyd and Paul Simon to Jason Aldean and Stone Temple Pilots, the Killers to U2, Kiss and Gin Blossoms.

The history of White Cliffs – the ‘other buildings’

August 2nd, 2016

White Cliff’s superintendent residence, now 13 Maple St. 
(Photo/courtesy of Bruce Clouette, PAST, Inc)

Northborough – Many people may not realize that in addition to Daniel Wesson’s “White Cliffs” mansion, he also built housing for his employees, a large green house and barns. These were all located across Main Street from the mansion. The greenhouse was located at the corner of Main and Walnut Streets where the Central One Federal Credit Union is located today. Three of his employees’ buildings still remain.

Dawn’s School of Dance named Studio of Excellence

August 2nd, 2016


Northborough – Dawn’s School of Dance in Northborough was awarded the Studio of Excellence Award July 17 at the Elite Dance Challenge’s national competition in Providence, R.I. The Studio of Excellence Award is determined by each participating Association of Dance Conferences and Competitions (ADCC) member and given to a studio of their choice that exemplifies the mission and purpose of the ADCC.

Northborough’s 250th Town Chorus to hold free concert Aug. 10

August 1st, 2016


Northborough – Members of the Northborough’s 250th Town Chorus have been rehearsing for weeks and will perform a free concert to celebrate the town’s anniversary Aug. 10 at 7:30 pm at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St.

Under the direction of Tom Lowe, the chorus will be performing selected choral pieces from two of Northborough’s own composers, Abraham Wood and William Kellette.

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