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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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Westborough Garden Club offers scholarship

March 25th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. Applicants must be Westborough residents interested in pursuing a college major in horticulture, landscape architecture, botany, environmental science or a related field at a two- or four-year college. To apply for this scholarship, applicants should write a one-page [...]

Westborough issues warning to state hospital trespassers

March 25th, 2015

One of the buildings located on the former Westborough State Hospital property 
(Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – The town wants would-be trespassers on the state hospital property to know they are not only risking arrest but personal harm if they break into the byzantine network of buildings and tunnels.

Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen at the board’s March 23 meeting that in recent weeks there has been a surge of unauthorized activity on the property.

“It’s pretty much a daily occurrence now over the past three weeks,” he said.

Westborough police log, March 27 edition

March 25th, 2015

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Westborough Sunday, March 15 11:36 a.m. Rogers Rd. Ambulance. 1:33 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Ambulance. 4:29 p.m. Water St. Road/tree/wires. 6:03 p.m. Upton Rd. Ambulance. 9:14 p.m. Robin Rd. Well-being check. 10:52 p.m. Walker St. Ambulance. Monday, March 16 12:03 a.m. Computer Dr. Parking violation/complaint. 7:10 a.m. Flanders Rd. Road/tree/wires. 7:37 a.m. Warburton Ln. Ambulance. 8:27 [...]

Robert E. Grant, 90, of Westborough

March 23rd, 2015

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Westborough – Robert E. Grant, 90, of Westborough, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the husband of Gladys E. (Mullins) Grant. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late George and Grace (Blanchette) Grant and was a graduate of Northampton High [...]

Westborough native wins Grammy

March 23rd, 2015

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Westborough – Westborough native Tom McDougall, 44, recently received one of the highest honors of the music industry – a Grammy.

Members sought for Spurr House Committee

March 19th, 2015

Westborough – Last fall Westborough town officials made the decision to close down the American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163 which was located at 7 Parkman St.

The building, known as the Spurr House, was built in 1849 and is behind the Westborough Public Library. It is actually owned by the town but had been home to the Legion since its charter was formed Dec. 26, 1946. But with membership decreasing steadily over the years, and the fact that the group itself only used the building a few days a month, the town decided it was not prudent to continue to keep the building open.

Westborough Girl Scouts to hold recycling event

March 19th, 2015

Westborough – Girl Scout Troops 30507 and 30555 will hold foam/Styrofoam™ and textile recycling events Saturday, March 28.

Foam recycling is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tufts Machine Lot, 55 E. Main St. and is open to the public. Accepted foam items will have the EPS 6, 4, or 5 triangle symbol stamped into the foam. Packing peanuts (bagged) and bubble wrap will also be accepted.

Westborough Senior Center to sponsor New Hampshire trip

March 19th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters are sponsoring a trip to Parker’s Sugar Maple Barn in Mason, N.H. Friday, April 10. They will be leaving the Westborough Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and returning home at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Westborough police log, March 20 edition

March 18th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, March 9 2:10 a.m. Richardson Ct. Ambulance. 7:50 a.m. Old Flanders/Flanders Rds. Accident – property damage. 8:34 a.m. Church/Boardman Sts. Road/tree/wires. 9:59 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Milk St. Well-being check. 10:04 a.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 11:10 a.m. Arrested, Bariol Osmani, 28, of 769 Main St., Apt. 4R, Worcester, on warrant. 12:40 p.m. W Main St. [...]

Henry R. Migliozzi, 87, of Westborough

March 17th, 2015

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Westborough – Henry R. “Hank” Migliozzi, 87, of Westborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 with his loving and devoted family at his side. He was the son of Arthur N. and Rose (Raia) Migliozzi. He is survived by the love of his life for 65 years, Barbara J. Migliozzi; his sons, Mark Migliozzi and his [...]

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