Northborough offers post- storm assistance to residents


northboroNorthborough – In response to the power still remaining out in some neighborhoods, Northborough officials have strategized plans to offer assistance to residents.


The Town and the Northborough/Southborough School Department have worked together to offer shower facilities at the Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough tonight, Wed. Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Residents are instructed to go around the back of the school and follow the signs. They should also bring appropriate toiletries and towels.

In addition, the YMCA located at 4 Valente Drive in Westborough (across from the Christmas Tree Shop Plaza) has also offered to allow Town residents to use their shower facilities at no charge. The YMCA is open Mon. – Fri. 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sun. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

There is also a single shower available at the Senior Center located at 119 Bearfoot Road during normal business hours.

Access to potable water is available from the spigot at the following locations:

  • Northborough Cemetery – located on Howard Street (across from the ZEH Elementary School)
  • Northborough Community Gardens – located at 71 Valentine Road

Access to internet and cell phone charging are available at the following locations:

  • Senior Center located at 119 Bearfoot Road—Mon., Wed., Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Library located at 34 Main Street—Mon.12:00 noon – 8:30 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., Fri., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Disposal of storm related tree debris

Storm related tree debris can be brought to the highway garage at 190 Main Street on business days between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Additionally a special drop-off is scheduled for Saturday, September 3 between 8:00 a.m. and noon. The brush drop-off is for residents only and no commercial vehicles will be permitted. Proof of residency is required.

Power Update

For those Northborough residents that remain without power, National Grid is advising that it still may take until later in the week to fully restore all areas. Those areas that have direct damage from the storm could take longer.

National Grid Crews are working hard and your patience is appreciated. According to National Grid representatives, approximately 173 Northborough customers remain without power as of August 31. Restoration to most of these customers is expected by the end of business Friday with full restoration anticipated by Sunday, Sept. 4.

Please contact National Grid 1-800-465-1212 if you remain without power.

Residents are urged to share this information with their neighbors. Any persons needing additional assistance can contact Town Offices at 508-393-5040.