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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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Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014

(l to r) Paul Cote, president of the Bikers Helping Bikers Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivors Fund, stands with Shelly Barnes Hendrix’s parents, Roger and Virginia Barnes, as he addresses riders participating in the ride for Shelly.

Westborough – Approximately 100 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

Sun shines on Westborough’s Arts in Common

September 28th, 2014

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson play Scottish tunes on the bandstand.

Westborough – Although it was rainy for several of this event’s early years, there wasn’t a cloud in sight Sept. 27 at the Bay State Green when the Westborough Cultural Council celebrated its sixth annual Arts in Common. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.

Westborough Library helping preserve town’s history

September 26th, 2014

Boxes containing bundles of historical documents, like this one, were found in Westborough’s Town Hall vault.

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Westborough – When the town clerk asked Library Director Maureen Ambrosino if she would be interested in going through some historical documents from the Town Hall vault, she jumped at the chance. The Town Hall is undergoing renovations and in the process unearthed boxes of documents dating back to the [...]

Local youth installed as state master councilor of Rhode Island DeMolay

September 26th, 2014

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Westborough – The Benjamin Franklin Chapter of DeMolay, based in Grafton and Westborough, recently attended the installation of its member, Justin T. Cargill, as State Master Councilor of Rhode Island. He holds dual membership with Gaspee Chapter in Cranston, R.I.

Two Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

September 25th, 2014

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Westborough – Scott G. McCullough and Benjamin McMillen Huber, two Boy Scouts from Troop 4 of Westborough/Shrewsbury, were recently honored as Eagle Scouts.

A ‘night of reflection’ to be held in Westborough

September 25th, 2014

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Westborough – In Your Shoes, a non-profit organization working to contribute time, talents, and monetary resources to those in the Westborough community who are in need, will host a community event of reflection to honor those currently battling an illness or remember those who have passed from an illness. “Light Up the Night” will take [...]

New mural adds charm and whimsy to school

September 24th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s always fun for the students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School when they hold their monthly assembly. But on Sept. 19, they had an extra special reason to celebrate. They finally got to see a new mural that they had contributed design ideas to several months ago.

Westborough police log, Sept. 26 edition

September 24th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Sept. 15 4:12 a.m. Baldwin Ct. Ambulance. 5:38 a.m. Samson Dr. B&E in MV. 8:28 a.m. W Main St. Larceny. 10:01 a.m. Fairview Rd. Road/tree/wires. 11:21 a.m. Flanders Rd. B&E in MV. 11:44 a.m. Park St. B&E in MV. 1:35 p.m. Shepherd Rd. B&E in MV. 1:35 p.m. Colonial Dr. Suspicious person. 3:01 [...]

Westborough senior battles illness to play football

September 23rd, 2014

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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 [...]

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