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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.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Shrewsbury man killed in Westborough motor vehicle crash

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening:

On 1/30/15, at approximately 5:57 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to 27 Otis St. for a motor vehicle crash. The arriving units found a 2008 Buick Lucerne with heavy front end damage and a backhoe with damage to its right side.

Selectmen add to charter review group’s charge

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – A year into its work – and with no plans to recommend major changes to how town government operates – the Charter Review Committee asked selectmen Jan. 28 to expand the scope of their work to include reviewing the town’s charter for legal clarity.

The committee gave the board an interim report on its work to date, saying its effort to reach out to community members and leaders have revealed a desire to keep the town’s government structure largely intact.

Selectmen want more info on disability article

January 30th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen asked for more information on the impact of a proposed town meeting article that would have Westborough adopt state rules specifying that the town is responsible for the medical bills of firefighters and police officers who retire due to a job-related disability.

Fire Chief Walter Perron made the case for adopting the measure – known as Mass. General Laws Chapter 41 section 100B – at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Jan. 28. The meeting had been delayed a day because of the blizzard.

Sharon A. Shirley, 73, of Westborough

January 28th, 2015

Westborough – Sharon A. Shirley, 73, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Russell Kelpin and Adaline (Leach) Demerritt, and was educated in Westborough schools. She graduated from Wilfred Academy of Cosmetology and also attended Fisher [...]

Westborough police log, Jan. 30 edition

January 28th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, Jan. 19 1:05 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 6:04 a.m. Church St. Suspicious person. 11:13 a.m. Robin Rd. Disturbance (general). 11:50 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 12:56 p.m. Hopkinton Rd. Road/tree/wires. 3:03 p.m. Valente Dr. Ambulance. 8:54 p.m. Homestead Blvd. Animal complaint. Tuesday, Jan. 20 6:06 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious auto. 7:11 a.m. Charles [...]

Gail D. Martin, 72, of Westborough

January 26th, 2015

Westborough – Gail D. Martin, 72, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at the Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in West Boylston. Born in Great Barrington, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Madlyn (O’Brien) Drumm. She was educated in Great Barrington schools and was a graduate of Westborough High School. She also [...]

Westborough Historical Society open house

January 26th, 2015

Westborough – Who were some of Westborough’s founding families? What industries did people in town work in? Come to the Westborough Historical Society’s Open House and learn about the town’s history Sunday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m., at the Sibley House, 13 Parkman St. This event is free and open to the public. Visit the Westborough [...]

Play ball in Westborough this spring

January 26th, 2015

Westborough – Registration is now open for Westborough Little League and Softball’s 2015 spring season. Baseball programs are available for players born between Jan. 1, 2010 and May 1, 2002. Softball programs are available for players born between Jan. 1, 1997 and Dec. 31, 2009. Visit www.westborolittleleague.org for more information and to sign up. Scholarships [...]

Rotary Club of Westborough inducts two new members

January 26th, 2015

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough recently inducted two new members -   Jeannine Johnson of N2 Publishing and Janice vonFettweis of Action Unlimited. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.  The [...]

New group provides support for cancer patients

January 26th, 2015

Rosalie Utley, who runs the new St. Luke’s cancer support group. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Rosalie Utley was trying to recall when the first meeting for St. Luke’s cancer support group, a group she had formed, was held.

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