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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Raymond F. Dumas, 91, of Northborough

August 5th, 2014

Obit Ray Dumas

Northborough – Raymond F. Dumas, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester after a short illness. His devoted wife of 68 years, Ruth T. (Latham) Dumas, died June 16 of this year. Ray leaves behind his loving children, Darlene Santora and her husband Paul of [...]

Students learn the art of investigation at St. Bernadette School’s summer program

July 31st, 2014

Using techniques learned from police, students investigate the art gallery “theft.”

Northborough – Students in St. Bernadette School’s summer academic program are enjoying unique classes such as “Sleuthing Art,” “Excellent Experiments,” and “STEM + Art = STEAM.” In “Sleuthing Art,” students created a gallery of beautiful paintings and drawings. Once the artwork was hung, a “theft” occurred and the children had to use forensic science to [...]

Northborough police log, Aug. 1 edition

July 30th, 2014

police log

Northborough Sunday, July 13 12:13 a.m. Collins Rd. Dog complaint. 6:32 a.m. Arrested, Keith H. Hosmer, 46, of 4 Randall Rd., Berlin, for A&B (domestic). 7:17 a.m. Crestwood Dr. Animal calls. 1:18 p.m. Indian Meadow Dr. Assisted Fire Department. 7:00 p.m. Crawford St. Disturbance. Monday, July 14 10:32 a.m. Crawford St. Family offense. 12:21 p.m. [...]

Beatles tribute band heats up Northborough summer concert series

July 29th, 2014

Beatles for Sale perform as a part of the Northborough Community Affairs Committee’s summer concert series.

Northborough – The Northborough Community Affairs Committee (CAC) held their second summer concert of the summer July 24 at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Members of the Northborough community set up chairs and blankets to watch the concert. Beatles for Sale, an award winning Beatles tribute band, provided the musical entertainment for the evening. Their renditions of [...]

Northborough police log, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

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Northborough Sunday, July 6 1:19 a.m. Crawford St. Family offense. 12:11 p.m. Church St. Keep the peace. 6:55 p.m. Arrested, Michael Harrison Bure, 43, of 14 Hudson St., Northborough, on warrant. 8:00 p.m. Oak Ave. Ambulance. 10:01 p.m. Meadow Rd. Breaking and entering. Monday, July 7 1:02 a.m. Avalon Dr. Disturbance. Tuesday, July 8 2:17 [...]

Wesley Bates, 89, of Northborough

July 24th, 2014

Northborough – Wesley Herbert Bates, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Cynthia Ann (Hyde). A loving husband and father of five children, he leaves Ronald and wife MaryJo of Tucson, Az.; Janis Lynette and husband Dan Harman of Spokane, Wa.; Joyce (Gee) Bates of [...]

Marguerite B. Stirk, 89, of Northborough

July 24th, 2014

Obit Marguerite Stirk

Northborough – Marguerite B. (McMahon) Drew Stirk, 89, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University campus after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest Drew who died in 1955 and Raymond Stirk who died in 1972. Born in Groveton, N.H. and raised in Madawaska, Maine, she [...]

Northborough firefighter graduates from state firefighting academy

July 22nd, 2014

Northborough Firefighter Thomas R. Monagle 

Region – Thomas R. Monagle graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program in a ceremony held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow July 18. Monagle, from the Northborough Fire Department, was one of 22 graduates from 11 fire departments from across the state. He joined the department in December 2013, starting out as a paramedic.

Buffer plan addresses Iron Mountain abutter concerns

July 21st, 2014


Northborough–With its new data center on Bearfoot Road poised to open following months of construction, Iron Mountain has a developed a plan to buffer the facility from nearby residential yards. The Board of Selectmen discussed the details of the plan at its July 14 meeting.

Local Scouts present colors at Fenway

July 21st, 2014

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Northborough – Boy Scout Troop 101 of Northborough was invited to present the colors before the start of the Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park July 7. The group was led by Eagle Scout Dan Fitzgerald, who was joined by fellow Scouts Eric Coughlin, Alec Somers, Issac Theriault, Kevin Tucker, Jonathon Moses, Preston Green and [...]

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