The 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.
March 7th, 2014
Northborough – Charles “Ed” E. Vautrain Jr., formerly of S. Hadley and Winchester, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Beaumont of Northborough. He was 95. Born and raised in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Mary A. (Christian) Vautrain Sr. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pauline [...]
March 5th, 2014
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 [...]
March 4th, 2014
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 [...]
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 [...]
February 27th, 2014
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 [...]
February 26th, 2014
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 [...]
February 26th, 2014
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 [...]
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.
February 20th, 2014
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.
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.