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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Louis J. Antonellis, 91, of Northborough

May 16th, 2016

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Northborough – Louis J. Antonellis, 91, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016, in VA Boston Healthcare System – West Roxbury after a brief illness. His wife, Claire (Barrette) Antonellis, died in 2012. He leaves behind two daughters, Janice Antonellis and husband Ralph Finos of Holliston and Jeanine Antonellis Davis of Northborough; three sons, Richard Antonellis […]

Photography exhibit showcases local student artwork

May 15th, 2016

Guests and students mingle at the beginning photography class reception April 16 at the Northborough Free Library. (Photo/Alexandra Molnar)

Northborough – Beginning photography students’ work came together at an April exhibit in the Northborough Public Library’s meeting room.

Annual Backpack Drive seeking sponsors

May 15th, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Helping Hands Assoc. Inc. (NHHA) is gearing up for its 9th Backpack Drive, which will continue to benefit students in need in the Northborough public schools, grades K-12, for the 2016-2017 school year. Last year, 156 backpacks were donated with the generous support of businesses, organizations and individuals. Each year the […]

Northborough resident named lieutenant at Framingham Fire Department

May 13th, 2016

( l to r)  Framingham Town Clerk Valerie Mulvey, Lt. Susanne T. Crippen and her husband Tom Crippen

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer Northborough – Northborough resident Susanne Crippen was promoted to lieutenant at the Framingham Fire Department during a formal swearing- in ceremony May 6. She also makes history as the first female to earn this rank in the department. “Being promoted is a huge deal and it’s an honor to be […]

Tiny Tomahawk Learning Lab Preschool

May 12th, 2016

Senior Brooke Dunn, Maverick, 4, senior Allie Calabrese, Elise Kemp, 3, Jemma Harvey, 5, senior Mady Shea, and Mikaela Harvey, 5, enjoy a hands-on activity. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – In a high school setting, the preschoolers enrolled at the Algonquin Regional High School’s Tiny Tomahawk Learning Lab Preschool program have the added benefit of having their lead teacher, Susan Muise, director, as well as many high school students assist in their days’ activities.

‘Rock and Walk for Babies’ to be held in Northborough

May 12th, 2016

Massachusetts chapter leader of the TEARS Foundation, Kelly Trefry

Northborough – It’s hard to believe, but one in four women experience miscarriage or infant loss, according to the TEARS Foundation, which provides assistance and support for bereaved families. The group is sponsoring its first fundraiser, Rock and Walk for Babies, Sunday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., in Northborough.

Northborough police log, May 13 edition

May 11th, 2016

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Northborough Sunday, April 24 11:57 a.m. Southwest Cutoff. Disturbance. 1:08 p.m. Green St. Ambulance. 3:48 p.m. School St. Well-being check. 4:18 p.m. Stratton Way. Fire Department assist. 4:31 p.m. Arrested, Carlos Ruben Nieves, 50, of 465 Church St., Northborough, for disturbing the peace, possession of Class A substance. 9:27 p.m. Hudson St. Well-being check. Monday, […]

Specialty bakery creates fanciful, delicious desserts

May 9th, 2016

The CocoBeni Confections staff and some of their creations: (l to r) Rachel Cooke, Jennifer Shay and Jess Sutliff.
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Northborough – Imagine the perfect cake for a wedding, birthday, graduation. Then describe it to the artist-bakers at CocoBeni Confections and they will create it.

This specialty bakery turns out cakes, cupcakes and other confections to make an occasion truly special. And a quick stop to pick up treats for the family will make an ordinary day special.

St. Rose of Lima car wash fundraiser

May 8th, 2016

Northborough – St. Rose of Lima will hold a car wash Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot, 244 W. Main St., Northborough. (Rain date Saturday, June 4.) The cost is $5 per car; proceeds benefit four summer service trips for 50 high school students who are volunteering […]

Wanted: 250 runners for Northborough’s 250th 5K

May 6th, 2016

This logo was created by Joanne Miller Studios to commemorate Northborough’s 250th anniversary. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Northborough 250th Anniversary 5K Race Committee is looking for more runners for the Saturday, May 21, event to meet its goal of 250 runners in honor of the town’s anniversary. So grab those sneakers and be part of celebrating the 250th milestone of Northborough’s history.

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