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, March 7 edition

March 5th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Feb. 16 7:18 a.m. Pleasant St. Assisted Fire Department. 2:19 p.m. shops Way. Shoplifting. 4:15 p.m. Shops Way. Ambulance. 7:06 p.m. Crawford St. Assisted Fire Department. 11:28 p.m. Main St. Accident – property damage. Monday, Feb. 17 8:54 a.m. Elmwood Dr. Ambulance. 1:01 p.m. Longfellow Rd. Ambulance. 2:38 p.m. Crawford St. Ambulance. 3:29 [...]

Isabella O’Neil, 88

March 4th, 2014

Obit Isabella Campbell O'Neil

Northborough – Isabella (Campbell) O’Neil, 88, of Northborough, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Westborough. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Rachel (Anderson) Campbell and the wife of the late George O’Neil, who died in 2013. She enlisted in the U.S. Coast [...]

Northborough to utilize CodeRED Emergency Notification system

March 2nd, 2014

Northborough – The town of Northborough has contracted with the Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system. The CodeRED system provides town officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town. Town Administrator John W. Coderre cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone [...]

Fiddle and guitar concert at First Parish Northborough

February 27th, 2014

Musicians Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The First Parish, Unitarian Universalist, will host a concert Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 40 Church St. Musicians Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher come from the rich musical traditions of Prince Edward Island. They are good friends whose connection ignites their music for an evening of electrifying guitar and [...]

Church auction cures cabin fever

February 26th, 2014

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Northborough – During the annual live auction, held Feb. 22 at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Northborough, Event Chair Sandy Congdon displays a photo taken at Tower Hill Botanic Garden by Nancy LaPelle and framed by Susan Fahlund, each a parishioner. With this year’s theme of cabin fever, guests attended wearing plaid flannel [...]

Northborough police log, Feb. 28 edition

February 26th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, Feb. 9 10:56 a.m. Howard St. Assisted Fire Department. 3:53 p.m. Arrested, Gayea J. Rosenbusch, 34, of 51 Birch Hill Rd., Northborough, on warrant. 4:24 p.m. Milk Porridge Cir. Ambulance. 6:45 p.m. Avalon Dr. Family offense. Monday, Feb. 10 12:18 p.m. West Main St. Accident – property damage. 1:53 p.m. Southwest Cutoff. Assisted [...]

Selectmen hear proposal for limited Route 9 medical marijuana zone

February 25th, 2014


Northborough – Planning officials have outlined their proposal to amend the town’s zoning bylaws to permit state licensed medical marijuana dispensaries along a section of Route 9.

Planning Board Chair Rick Leif told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting Feb. 24 that the proposed bylaw was crafted after discussion with Police Chief Mark K. Leahy who told the board it is unlikely such a business would want to open in Northborough.

Students display Mexico-inspired art at Peaslee Elementary

February 20th, 2014

Marcia Waldman, Peaslee School art teacher, stands in front of a sample board of projects that will be displayed in the school's upcoming opening night for The Art of Mexico. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On the evening of Wednesday, March 12, there will be quite a fiesta at the Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School. From 6-7:30 p.m., students, parents and members of the community will be celebrating the opening night for The Art of Mexico with a display of artwork made by the entire student body, refreshments, a building tour, scavenger hunt, song and dance performances by students, and participatory mural art inspired by the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera.

Northborough Women’s Club announces 2014 scholarships

February 20th, 2014

Northborough – The Northborough Women’s Club will be offering two $750 scholarships for further education in any field. Residents of Northborough who will be graduating from high school may apply. For an application or additional information, contact Judy Wilson, club president, at 508-466-8217.

Northborough police log, Feb. 21 edition

February 19th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, Feb. 2 12:40 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 12:34 p.m. Longfellow Rd. Ambulance. 3:03 p.m. Howard St. Vandalism. 5:59 p.m. Washburn St. Well-being check. 8:14 p.m. Pleasant St. Larceny. Monday, Feb. 3 11:50 a.m. Whitney St. Littering/illegal dumping. 12:45 p.m. West St. Accident – property damage. 5:49 p.m. Brigham St. Breaking and entering. [...]

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