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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Eugenie M. F. Boutilier, 97

October 30th, 2014

Westborough – Eugenie M. F. Boutilier, 97, of Westborough, formerly of Southborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late George and Edith (Early) Boutilier and was educated in Southborough schools. Eugenie was employed as a secretary for General [...]

Selectmen maintain single tax rate, residential bills to drop modestly

October 30th, 2014


By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough – The Board of Selectmen Oct. 28 voted to maintain a single tax rate for commercial and residential properties, saying it is a key to continuing to foster business growth in the community. In their annual tax classification hearing with the Board of Assessors, the board voted unanimously in [...]

Barry Jaffee, 70, of Westborough

October 29th, 2014

Westborough – Barry Lewis Jaffee, of Westborough, a well-known local CPA, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 with his devoted family at his side. He was 70 years of age. He leaves his spouse, Phyllis Galfand; his daughter, E.Ariel Jaffee; and his sister, Ellen Jaffee Zeller.   Funeral services are being planned for Friday, Oct. [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 31 edition

October 29th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Oct. 20 12:55 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious auto. 9:49 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Ambulance. 3:57 p.m. Denny St. Ambulance. 8:58 p.m. Piccadilly Way. Animal complaint. Tuesday, Oct. 21 3:23 a.m. Cross St. Ambulance. 4:44 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Animal complaint. 5:14 a.m. Ruggles St. Well-being check. 6:47 a.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 8:37 a.m. Beach St. [...]

Westborough High School to present ‘The Laramie Project Cycle’

October 28th, 2014

Students rehearse for Westborough High School Center Stage Theater Company’s upcoming production of “The Laramie Project Cycle." (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – There’s never just one way to tell a story.

Westborough Scouts to hold clothing drive

October 28th, 2014

Westborough – Boy Scout Troop 100 will hold a clothing drive fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tufts Machine Shop lot, 55 E. Main St. The troop is seeking donations of used clothing and other items. Any clean and dry adult or kids clothes (rips, holes, stains accepted), belts, [...]

Westborough High alumna advocates for heart disease awareness

October 28th, 2014

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Westborough – Chrissy Gaffney, currently of Worcester, was happy to attend her 30-year reunion of the Westborough High School class of 1984, held Oct. 11 at the Hampton Inn in Natick. She shared with some classmates that it was only three months after her third heart surgery.

“I’m very proud to say that I’m a heart disease survivor,” said Gaffney, a 2014 spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign of the American Heart Association. “When you open up that conversation about heart disease, so many people are immediately receptive and want to share their stories, whether it be their own personal experience or they lost a close relative to heart disease.”

Evelyn L. Bellemer, 91, of Westborough

October 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Evelyn L. Bellemer, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northborough. She was the wife of the late Kenneth O. Bellemer. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Dora (Henault) Strack. She was educated in Oxford [...]

Col. (Ret.) Servetus T. Ashworth III, formerly of Westborough

October 27th, 2014


Rio Rancho, N.M. – Col. Servetus T. Ashworth, USA (Ret.), 83, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 of heart failure. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Wilhelmine Reifenberger Ashworth; their children, Sonja J. Ashworth and Servetus T. Ashworth IV; many grandchildren, great-children; and his brothers, Carey and Brian and their wives. Raised in Westborough, he [...]

Westborough Players’ Club offers adult dance classes

October 25th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Players’ Club is offering a seven-class series of adult (ages 18 and beyond) tap classes on the following dates: Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24. The classes will be held at the Harvey Building, 20 Phillips St., Westborough, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The classes will be taught [...]

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