Westborough was incorporated in 1717 as the 100thtown in Massachusetts. Westborough is approximately 21.62 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 18,272. 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.

One of Westborough’s most famous residents was Eli Whitney, who in 1795 invented the cotton gin.

The town is located near Routes 9 and 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, which makes it a convenient location for many businesses in the Metrowest and Central Massachusetts areas. In 2011 Westborough was designated as a Platinum level town by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Visit Westborough’s town government website here.

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Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, formerly of Westborough and Grafton

April 24th, 2015

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Worcester – Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, of Worcester, formerly of Grafton and Westborough, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. George S. Bieber. Her first husband, Attorney Francis X. Murphy, died in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Maura Murphy of Boston; her son,  Francis [...]

Blood drive to be held in honor of Gibbons School student

April 23rd, 2015

Corinne Sciarappa

Westborough – In March, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School eighth-grader Corinne Sciarappa, 14, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. A form of cancer which makes up about 3 percent of all childhood cancers, rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a soft tissue cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles.

Westborough Spring Festival to be held May 1-3

April 23rd, 2015

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Westborough –Organizers are busy putting the final touches on the preparations for the 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, which will be held Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3.

Keamy to host seminars on new technology

April 23rd, 2015

Dr. Jean Keamy

Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy of the Keamy Eye and Laser Centre will host two seminars Wednesday, April 29 to introduce ThermiTight™ RF and ThermiSmooth technology. The seminars, which are free, will be held at the center’s 24 Lyman St., Suite 130 location from 12-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Designer Jewelers – Westborough store features fine jewelry, watches, custom design

April 23rd, 2015

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What does Designer Jewelers specialize in?

“We offer a complete range of jewelry, but engagement rings are our strongest line,” said Derek Varriale, owner of the jewelry business his father started in 1969 in downtown Westborough. The retailer moved to the Westborough Shopping Center in 1979.

Westborough police log, April 24 edition

April 22nd, 2015

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Westborough Monday, April 13 3:46 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:36 a.m. Milk/Oak Sts. Suspicious activity. 8:38 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 1:37 p.m. Milk St. Trespassing. 4:27 p.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 4:51 p.m. Linda St. Ambulance. 4:59 p.m. Otis St./Smith Pkwy. Suspicious auto. 7:36 p.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 8:20 p.m. Otis St./Smith [...]

Ruth Jurgiel, 85, of Westborough

April 21st, 2015

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Westborough – Ruth Mary (Laverty) Jurgiel, 85, of Westborough passed away peacefully at home Friday, April 17, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Jurgiel, and her brother, Robert Laverty. She leaves her daughter, Karen Lowell of Westborough; her grandchildren, Brian and Sahar Lowell of Northridge, Calif., Jennifer Lowell of Simsbury, Conn., and Jessica [...]

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation to partner with local organizations

April 20th, 2015

(l to r) - George Jacobs, vice president, Mark’s Moving & Storage; Derek Rawls, CPA, MST, director of tax for Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP, and member of the board of directors for Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation; Mark Silverman, president and CEO, Mark’s Moving & Storage; and Paul L. Mina, president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Tri-County 
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Westborough – For the past 35 years, Mark’s Moving & Storage has helped countless families and businesses safely move their valuable items from one location to another. Now, with the creation of a new foundation, Mark Silverman, the company’s president and CEO, is committed to helping those in need by donating to them furniture and other household items.

Geraldine E. Jordan, 97, of Westborough

April 20th, 2015

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Westborough – Geraldine E. (Chamberlain) Samuelson Green Jordan, 97, died peacefully Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough, where she was a resident. Her first husband, Philip W. Samuelson Sr., died in 1966; her second husband, Kenneth R. Green, died in 1998; and her third husband, Charles H. [...]

Westborough residents visit Haiti

April 19th, 2015

(l to r) Art Sharkey, Pastor Paul Sangree and Mike Lawler. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Pastor Paul Sangree, Mike Lawler and Art Sharkey of the Westborough Congregational Church recently returned from spending a week in Haiti working with Heartline Ministries. Heartline’s mission is to establish training programs and businesses that enable Haitians to earn a livable income. It was Pastor Sangree’s first visit while Sharkey and Lawler have had previous [...]

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