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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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Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough

July 28th, 2015

Westborough – Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Coleman House in Northborough. Born in Brown Station, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Marie Eldberiti. Anne was employed at the New England Envelope in West Boylston for many years prior to her [...]

Book sale at Westborough Library during farmers market

July 22nd, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will hold book sales from 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, during the Westborough Farmers Market. Also on sale will be DVDs and CDs. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Westborough Public Library.  In addition, there is an ongoing [...]

Beth Tikvah adopts new membership initiative

July 22nd, 2015

Westborough – With approval at its recent congregational meeting, Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough as initiated a new way of collecting membership fees based on ability to pay rather than categories of membership. According to Beth Tikvah President EJ Dotts, the change is intended to open membership even further. “We have always prided ourselves on [...]

New archery pavilion is dedicated to Westborough’s Montalbano

July 22nd, 2015

Matthew J. Budz, Scout executive/CEO,  (third from left) with members of the One Ball Two Strikes Foundation (l to r) Tara Fallon, Pat Fallon, Sharon Montalbano, Andy Montalbano, Ian Johnson, John Gareri and Maureen Johnson. Missing from photo are foundation members Ellen Bishop and Kristen Montalbano.

Westborough – The late Greg Montalbano was best known for his skills on the baseball diamond, pitching for St. John’s High School, Northeastern University, the Red Sox organization and the Worcester Tornadoes. But Montalbano was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to backpack, camp, fly fish, and canoe down rivers in Maine. Many of those hobbies were ones he participated in as a member of Troop 100 in Westborough, where he also earned his Eagle Scout rank.

As someone who was stricken with cancer himself, he volunteered numerous times to play in and speak at fundraisers for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Sadly, Montalbano lost his own battle with cancer in 2009, just days before he was to turn 32.

Westborough police log, July 24 edition

July 22nd, 2015

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Westborough Thursday, July 9 12:13 a.m. Arrested, Russell P. Thomas, 33, of 8 E Main St., Apt. 7, Westborough, on warrant. 2:04 a.m. Arch St. Disturbance (general). 11:55 a.m. Wheeler Rd. Ambulance. 12:50 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 3:09 p.m. Dover Way. Ambulance. 7:45 p.m. Rogers Rd. Well-being check. 10:28 p.m. Old [...]

Claire E. Strouse, 82, of Westborough

July 22nd, 2015

Westborough – Claire E. Strouse, 82, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was the wife of John F. “Jack” Strouse Jr. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Byrnes) McCarthy. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy in Providence, R.I. and [...]

Dump truck accident causes major woes in Westborough

July 20th, 2015

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Police officer injured directing traffic after accident  Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this evening regarding a dump truck accident on Route 9: The Westborough Police received a report at 1:09 PM of a dump truck which had been heading west on Rte. 9 which was now crashed onto the jersey barrier [...]

Beth Tikvah adopts new membership initiative

July 19th, 2015

Westborough – With approval at its recent congregational meeting, Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough as initiated a new way of collecting membership fees based on ability to pay rather than categories of membership. According to Beth Tikvah President EJ Dotts, the change is intended to open membership even further. “We have always prided ourselves on [...]

Westborough Farmers’ Market offers a family-friendly afternoon

July 17th, 2015

Irene Farano peruses the plethora of offerings from Harvey’s Farm of Westborough.

Westborough – Now in its fifth year, the Westborough Farmers’ market continues to delight patrons with live music, kid-friendly activities, and a variety of offerings including organic produce, farm-raised meats, handmade crafts, as well as artisanal wine, cheese and baked goods.

The Westborough Education Foundation awards scholarships, grants

July 17th, 2015

Recipients of $24,000 in grants awarded by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) with WEF Board members Sue Baillargeon, vice president; Lisa Edinberg, treasurer; Maureen Johnson, president; and Linda Townsend. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – At a reception May 19, the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) awarded 17 grants totaling over $24,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year the WEF funds grant requests from teachers and administrators for cutting-edge programs benefitting students at all levels. “The Westborough Education Foundation helps propel innovation and creativity throughout the district,” said Daniel [...]

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