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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‘Knowing our Wild Edibles: Finding, Growing, Eating’ presentation

May 23rd, 2015

Westborough – From the woods to the meadows to our gardens, wild edibles are all around us. On Sunday, May 31, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., walk with Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) at the Westborough Wildlife Management Area for an introduction to the wild plants that can feed us. [...]

Westborough Historical Society announces upcoming events

May 22nd, 2015

Westborough – Did you know? The first state reform school for boys in the country was established in Westborough in 1849. Westborough was founded when it split off from the bordering town of Marlborough. Attend the Westborough Historical Society’s Open House and learn what the town will be celebrating in 2017. The event will take [...]

Local doctor honored with Legacy Award

May 21st, 2015


Westborough – Dr. Mark Hasso was recently honored by Engineering News Record (ENR) with the first New England 2015 Legacy Award. A professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Hasso has more than 30 years of combined engineering and construction experience both in the field and in academia. A co-founder of [...]

Author and domestic violence survivor to be featured artist at Literary Arts Open Mic event

May 21st, 2015


Westborough – Barbara Joy Hansen will be the featured artist at the Literary Arts Open Mic at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery & Cafe, Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. Hansen is an international speaker and the author of “Listen to the Cry of the Child – the Deafening Silence of Child Abuse.” She is a [...]

New Reflexology Salon Blooms in Westborough

May 20th, 2015

Lucy Chen in her new Westborough salon, located at 164 Milk St. 
Photo/ Christine Galeone

Westborough – In China and Japan, cherry blossoms are known as sakura. The delicate pink blossoms are widely celebrated at parties, picnics, festivals and quaint evening strolls. In full bloom, the trees signify spring – the season of new life. It’s not a coincidence that reflexology practitioner Lucy Chen’s new Westborough salon, located at 164 Milk St., is called Sakura Foot Reflexology. With its tranquil atmosphere and trained technicians, Sakura hopes to provide its customers with a new sense of relaxation and well-being.

Westborough police log, May 22 edition

May 20th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, May 11 4:53 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 8:34 a.m. Doherty Rd. Burglary/breaking & entering. 9:05 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 12:42 p.m. Union St. Ambulance. 1:09 p.m. Maynard St. Suspicious auto. 3:16 p.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 4:36 p.m. Weld St. Ambulance. 6:58 p.m. Mayberry Dr. Well-being check. 10:44 p.m. School [...]

Goin’ Buggy

May 17th, 2015

Fireflies Anish Biligere, Justin Goldberg, Isabelle Spencer and Kashyapa Gudipati, second-graders from Michelle Casciano's class get ready to perform “Goin' Buggy.” (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – The second-grade students from the J. Harding Armstrong Elementary School welcomed parents, siblings and friends to their annual production of “Goin’ Buggy” May 14.

Westborough students assist in honoring veterans

May 17th, 2015

Westborough High School students place American flags next to headstones of local veterans. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – In honor of Memorial Day, Westborough High School (WHS) National Honor Society (NHS) and Student Council members volunteered recently to place American flags next to headstones of local veterans. This annual ritual is usually done by veterans, and this year, under the leadership of NHS President Meredith Wolpert, students worked side by side [...]

Westborough Knights hold fundraiser for Unified Track Team

May 17th, 2015

Stan Giegucz, Grand Knight of the KOC;  Tom Mead, ARHS principal,  Kevin Hausmann, head coach,  Zbysia Giegucz, ARHS teacher and coach, and Dave Cox, Knights of Columbus member. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Knights of Columbus (KOC), Council 85, recently made a donation of nearly $14,000 to the Westborough High School/Algonquin Regional High School Unified Track Team. The monies were raised at an event, “Knight at the Race,” held March 29 at the KOC hall in Westborough. To learn more about the Unified Track [...]

Westborough names Memorial Day Parade grand marshals

May 14th, 2015

Edward C. Wong

Westborough – David Andrew Fay and Edward C. Wong have been chosen as this year’s co-grand marshals for the Westborough Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25.

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