Northborough

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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Ladies’ High Tea at Trinity Church

March 30th, 2016

Northborough – Trinity Church Northborough, 23 Main St., will hold a Historic Ladies’ High Tea as part of Northborough’s 250th Birthday Celebration Saturday, April 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your mother, daughter, grandmother or friend to enjoy a fun afternoon of tea, sandwiches, and desserts. There will be crafts and entertainment for all […]

Donor’s $5,000 will keep door open on White Cliffs purchase

March 29th, 2016

Northborough – An anonymous donor stepped forward March 28 to provide the town with the $5,000 the current owners of White Cliffs have asked for to bridge the time before voters can decide at the April 25 Town Meeting (TM ) whether to spend $2.4 million to buy and preserve the property.

Flaherty Physical Therapy celebrates grand opening

March 29th, 2016

Northborough – Flaherty Physical Therapy, Inc., (FPT) will celebrate their grand opening with two events in the first week of April.

FPT is a privately owned physical therapy office, located at 411 W. Main St., Suite 3, in Northborough, that opened Feb. 1. Services include exercise, manual therapy, balance training, vestibular/vertigo training, spinal rehab and post-operative orthopedic therapy.

Algonquin’s DiPadua looks forward to next stage of hockey career

March 29th, 2016

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By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Northborough – When senior co-captain Alex DiPadua stepped off TD Garden ice following his team’s pursuit of a Division 3 state championship on March 20, it was both an ending and a beginning for his promising hockey career. Algonquin Regional’s 5-1 loss to Eastern Mass. champion Hanover High was DiPadua’s […]

Joan E. Davis, 83, of Northborough

March 28th, 2016

Northborough – Joan E. (Baker) Davis passed away suddenly at home Thursday, March 24, 2016 due to heart complications. She was 83. She leaves behind her children, Scott R. Davis of Northborough and Pamela E. Hite of Shrewsbury; her two grandchildren, Nicole A. Hite and Alyssa E. Hite; her brother, Bruce S. Baker and his […]

Algonquin’s McKay is honored by national organization

March 25th, 2016

Justin McKay with members of the school's football team 
photo/John Orrell

Northborough – Those devotees of the football gridiron that are of the opinion that “Xs” and “Os” are what the game is all about likely have never met Justin McKay.

The fourth-year Algonquin Regional High School varsity football head coach is as well-versed as they come in the intricacies and strategies of the game, but there is another aspect of the much-loved fall sport that sets him aside from a number of his peers; the human side.

Instructor shares love of Tai Chi with seniors

March 25th, 2016

Reverend Helen Morin teaches several Tai Chi classes in the area. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Is there one thing you can do to reduce stress, increase strength and balance, and reduce some forms of pain? Reverend Helen Morin believes that practicing Tai Chi on a regular basis can do all of those things and more. Morin teaches Tai Chi to senior citizens four days a week in the area.

Northborough police log, March 25 edition

March 23rd, 2016

police log

Northborough Sunday, March 6 10:14 a.m. Main St. Ambulance. 12:14 p.m. Bartlett St. Disturbance. 7:18 p.m. Otis St. Disturbance. 7:33 p.m. Main St. Keep the peace. 8:01 p.m. Shops Way. Larceny. 8:48 a.m. Arrested, Samuel Shaw Johnson, 20, of 14 Brightside Ave., Shrewsbury, for larceny over $250 by single scheme. Monday, March 7 10:51 a.m. […]

Franciose receives doctorate of physical therapy degree

March 23rd, 2016

Stephanie Franciose (Photo/submitted)

Northborough- The family of Stephanie Franciose would like to congratulate her on receiving a doctorate with distinction in physical therapy from Simmons College.  Franciose recently received Massachusetts state licensure after successfully completing the National Physical Therapy Boards. Franciose also received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Stonehill College.  A past graduate of Algonquin Regional High […]

Summer safety workshop at Northborough Senior Center

March 23rd, 2016

Northborough – A Summer Safety Workshop, sponsored by Century Health Systems of Natick, will be held Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. Learn about how to plan for a safe summer in this interactive workshop, run by Jean Sniffin, RN, community health nurse with Natick Visiting Nurse […]

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