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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Holiday fair at Westborough Senior Center

November 22nd, 2014

(l to r) Volunteers Karole, Cathy and Jean at the treat table

Westborough – Shoppers flocked to the Westborough Senior Center Nov. 15 for the center’s annual Holiday Fair. The fair, organized by the Westborough Senior Center Supporters, featured handmade crafts, fresh-baked treats, jewelry tables and raffles. Photos/Gregory Arnold                

New district fine arts director begins in Westborough

November 21st, 2014

Christopher Martin

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – As the new district fine arts director for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Westborough Public Schools, Christopher Martin appreciated participating with students and faculty in the sixth annual Arts in Common this past fall.

Westborough Community Chorus to present ‘Icicles and Holly Berries’

November 20th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus, Inc. will present its annual Holiday Show Friday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St. The show, entitled “Icicles and Holly Berries,” features singing, dancing and skits, including an appearance by a “special personality” associated with the holidays.  Performances are [...]

Central One treats veterans to lunch

November 20th, 2014

(Front, l to r): Owen Russell, Central One Federal Credit Union, Auburn branch; David Kaiser, Central One, Westborough branch manager; Alma DeManche, Westborough Senior Center director; and Denny Drewry, member, Westborough Board of Selectmen and quartermaster, Westborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9013 

(Back, l to r): Zachary Daniels, Central One marketing manager, and VFW members Armand Powers and Ron Perry

Westborough – Local veterans were treated to a special luncheon at the town’s Senior Center Nov. 11 courtesy of a donation from the Westborough Central One Federal Credit Union branch.

Westborough police investigate alleged suspicious activity near high school

November 19th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 11/18, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Westborough Police received a report of suspicious activity on Blake St. which is across the street from the Westborough High School. The report was from a 15 year old female who was just leaving the school. She [...]

Westborough police log, Nov. 21 edition

November 19th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 10 1:22 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious auto. 2:17 a.m. W Main/Charles Sts. Suspicious auto. 7:05 a.m. Milk/Oak Sts. Road/tree/wires. 7:26 a.m. Ruggles St. Erratic operator. 9:26 a.m. Quick Farm Rd. Suspicious person. 2:46 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 3:13 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 5:46 p.m. Lyman St. Accident – property damage. [...]

Westborough’s Especially for Pets supports Baypath shelter

November 18th, 2014

Proceeds from the nail clipping program will go to build a new space for shelter animals. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Especially for Pets has selected the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton to be its first quarter 2015 Charity Nail Clipping Program recipient. Especially for Pets, in Westborough and other nearby towns, supports animals in need by offering nail clipping for free, in exchange for a donation to a local animal welfare organization. By [...]

Fitness Equipment Northeast

November 18th, 2014

Mike Ezzo, fitness consultant and certified personal trainer
78 Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 9) Westborough store

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough- Why buy exercise equipment for the home instead of a gym membership?

Fitness Equipment Northeast, a new store in Westborough, offers some answers. The company opened its third Massachusetts store, on Route 9, in September, bringing a large selection of treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and cross-training machines to the Metrowest market.

Five months, three countries, two mountain ranges – one determined woman

November 16th, 2014

Wendy Johnston in Manning Park, British Columbia, after completing a five-month-long hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – On Oct. 28, Wendy Johnston spoke to an audience of nearly 40 people at the Westborough Public Library about her experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The trail has received a lot of attention recently thanks to Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir “Wild,” something Johnston acknowledged as a probable reason for so many [...]

Area VNA & hospice outscores national average for overall rating of care

November 16th, 2014

Patient Louise Furcinitti uses Telehealth technology to communicate with SALMON VNA & Hospice from her home in Milford (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – During November’s National Home Care and Hospice Month, SALMON VNA & Hospice announced an 18-percent increase in satisfaction for its overall rating of care between March 2014 and September 2014. According to a recent independent survey, SALMON VNA & Hospice’s overall rating of care rose from 81 to 95 percent, well over the [...]

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