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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Brig. General Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, formerly of Westborough

December 18th, 2014

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January 25, 1931 – December 4, 2014 Westborough – Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, of Tequesta, Fla. and Laconia, N.H., formerly of Westborough and Watertown, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. He was born Jan. 25, 1931 in Newton, the twin son of Clifford F. and Ethel (Harding) Pascoe, and was [...]

Happy ending to story of lost wedding ring

December 17th, 2014

Brian Ramsey returning Annie Rose Traiforos’ ring at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Westborough – Annie Rose Traiforos, a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, was scraping the ice off of her car in the parking lot on the day after Thanksgiving when her wedding ring slipped from her finger into the snow. “I tried to find it but I wasn’t able to because of the heavy [...]

Westborough police log, Dec. 19 edition

December 17th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Dec. 8 3:05 a.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 3:59 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Suspicious activity. 8:41 a.m. High St. Est. Ambulance. 8:55 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Larceny. 9:51 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 12:01 p.m. Eli Whitney St. Accident – hit & run. 12:31 p.m. Milk St./Maple Cir. Suspicious person. 3:40 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 5:07 [...]

John P. Aylward, 80, of Westborough

December 17th, 2014

Westborough – John P. “Jack” Aylward, 80, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of 51 years to Michaelina F. (Casey) Aylward. Born in Natick, he later lived in Hopkinton and then in Westborough from 1966 to 2014. He was educated in St. Patrick’s School in [...]

Lorraine M. Sowa, 85, of Westborough

December 17th, 2014

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Westborough – Lorraine M. Sowa, 85, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late Chester J. Sowa. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Velina (Paul) Lundberg and was educated in Westborough schools. Lorraine was a communicant of St. Luke [...]

Ruth E. Marshall, 75, of Westborough

December 15th, 2014

Westborough – Ruth E. (Seymour) Marshall, 75, of Westborough, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. She was the wife of Merton R. Marshall. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Opal (Hudson) Seymour and was educated in Marlborough schools. Ruth was an avid New England [...]

Ellin A. Onorato, 83, of Westborough

December 15th, 2014

Westborough – Ellin A. Onorato, 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Onorato. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Fitzpatrick) Gundersen, she was educated in Brookline and was a graduate of Brookline High School. She had [...]

Boroughs Y proclaims joy to the worldwide holidays

December 15th, 2014

Santa reaches the top of the rock wall.

Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 12th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, which was free and open to the community Dec. 13 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.

Children learned about holidays celebrated around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents got the chance to holiday shop at a craft fair.

Tax cap policy may be strained as next budget comes together

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Early budget projections show Westborough may not be able to keep to its internal goal of raising revenue by no more than 2 percent in order to keep up with growth, Town Manager Jim Malloy told selectmen Dec. 9.

Selectmen grant licenses for Laser Craze, Indian sweet shop

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Two vacant storefronts are about to get new tenants after new businesses were given the green light to open by selectmen Dec. 9.

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