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.

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Westborough senior battles sickness to play football

September 23rd, 2014

Alec Rastad runs a route during Westborough High's Sept. 19 game against North Middlesex Regional. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Alec Rastad really does not want to get sick during football season. This year the Westborough High Rangers started wiping down the locker room and equipment with alcohol wipes, which helps. The trips to the hospital for plasma infusions help, too, but those aren’t new – he has been getting those twice a month for his whole life.

Arts in Common announces Sept. 27 lineup

September 22nd, 2014

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Westborough – The Westborough Cultural Council will be hosting the sixth annual “Arts in Common” festival, to be held on the green at Bay State Commons, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The festival features not only performing arts, but artists, artisans and chefs as well. Five years ago, as the Bay [...]

R. Charles Boone, 67, 33-year member of the Westborough Police Department

September 22nd, 2014

Westborough – R. Charles Boone, 67, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Westborough and Northborough, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Florida. Charlie was a member of the Westborough Police Department for 33 years prior to his retirement.     He is survived by his mother, Barbara Riley, and step father, William Riley of New [...]

South Street Diner celebrates 10th anniversary

September 19th, 2014

The diner before its 2009 renovation. Photo/submitted

Westborough – For Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, the husband-and-wife owners of the South Street Diner in Westborough, the vision for their popular restaurant has already exceeded their expectations.

Largely routine Town Meeting warrant sparks questions

September 18th, 2014


Westborough–After reviewing the 36-article warrant for the Oct. 20 Fall Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen Sept. 9 said they may revisit the wisdom of keeping a standing meeting on the books for October. “The fall meeting has turned into another March,” said Chairman George Barrette. “I would like for us to think, after this [...]

Westborough police log, Sept. 19 edition

September 17th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Sept. 8 3:58 a.m. Canfield St. Ambulance. 7:50 a.m. Treetop Pk. B&E in MV. 8:01 a.m. Treetop Pk. B&E in MV. 8:25 a.m. W Main St. Burglary/breaking & entering. 9:08 a.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Suspicious activity. 11:47 a.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 1:40 p.m. Glen St. Road/tree/wires. 1:50 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 6:57 [...]

Westborough High School to host “Week of Lights”

September 15th, 2014

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Westborough – It has become a tradition at Westborough High School (WHS) that every two years the school hosts a “Week of Lights” events. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 19, the school's different sports teams will be playing under temporary lights on the WHS turf. The community is encouraged to come out and [...]

Westborough High alumna returns to Arts in Common

September 15th, 2014

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Westborough – Arts in Common was first presented in 2009 concurrently with the official opening of the Bay State Green, located adjacent to the Bay State Commons shopping plaza. The arts festival has continued being produced annually with performance artists, vendors offering handcrafted items, refreshments and a silent auction by the Westborough Cultural Council of which Cliff Watts is currently chair.

Westborough woman helping girls become leaders

September 12th, 2014


Westborough – Stephanie Graham appears to have mastered the idea of multitasking with charm and ease. She is a wife, mother of three young children, Realtor and still finds time to volunteer for Girls, Inc., one day each week where she is a mentor to girls from the Abby Kelley Foster Charter School in Worcester.

Officials hope new system will reduce stuck trucks

September 12th, 2014

Greg Giroux,of Central Mass. Signal, installs one of the solar-powered laser poles.

Westborough – Over the last few years, it has been a common, vexing problem for town officials – trucks attempting to pass under the low CSX railroad bridge on East Main Street (Route 30) end up getting stuck.

Although there are signs leading up to the bridge and the structure itself is clearly marked “DANGER – 12″ 6″ – LOW BRIDGE,” many truckers still try to go under the bridge.

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