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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Selectmen back funding expanded senior center van service

February 25th, 2015

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted to support funding a fourth driver for the Council on Aging’s (COA) senior transportation service for the coming fiscal year and pledged to work with the group to develop a true long-range plan for expanding the service to meet growing demand.

Selectmen finalize Annual Town Meeting warrant

February 25th, 2015

Westborough–As they finalized for the warrant Saturday, March 14 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted against supporting the only citizens petition slated to be taken up by voters.

Westborough police log, Feb. 27 edition

February 25th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, Feb. 16 12:15 a.m. E Main/Lyman Sts. Road/tree/wires. 7:33 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Road/tree/wires. 11:17 a.m. Belknap St./Hopkinton Rd. Parking violation/complaint. 11:49 a.m. Shepherd Rd. Well-being check. 1:37 p.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 5:48 p.m. Lyman/Haskell Sts. Accident – property damage. 6:54 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. Tuesday, Feb. 17 6:04 a.m. E Main St. [...]

Welcome to the world, Hunter James Harrington!

February 25th, 2015

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Westborough – Hunter James Harrington was born at Newton Wellesley Hospital  Jan.  15, 2015 to Kaitlyn Ware and Joshua Harrington. His maternal grandparents are Cheryl Ware of Westborough and Robert Ware of West Roxbury. Paternal grandparents are Kim Rosol of Upton and David Harrington of Westborough. Hunter will be joining his big sister, Kaylee.

Central One spreads random acts of kindness

February 24th, 2015

Anthony Monger (l) gets his breakfast paid for at the 7-11, thanks to Kaiser and Central One.

Westborough – On Feb. 20, a cold, blustery Friday morning, several people out and about in downtown Westborough got a warm and unexpected surprise, courtesy of Central One Federal Credit Union. That morning, the bank’s Westborough branch manager, David Kaiser and assistant branch manager, Rajani Kodun, visited several local establishments and paid for such things as breakfast, haircuts and groceries.

Bruno Castelli, 97, of Westborough

February 24th, 2015

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Westborough – Bruno Castelli, 97, of Westborough, formerly of Natick, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of 63 years to Clementina “Dena” (Bianchi) Castelli. Born in Richfield, Conn., he was the son of the late Adamo and Enrica (Giombetti) Castelli. He was educated [...]

Westborough man hopes to find match at bone marrow drive

February 23rd, 2015

Vinoo, a father of three girls, needs a bone marrow/blood stem cell transplant from a donor of South Asian descent.

Region – The South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR) will be holding a bone marrow drive at the India Center, 152 Main St., Shrewsbury, Sunday, March 1, from 1-4 p.m.

The drive is being held to seek a donor for Vinoo, a Westborough resident, who is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Although he specifically requires a donor of South Asian descent, all others are welcome and encouraged to attend the event.

Westborough Annual Town Election candidate profiles

February 20th, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3 at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. There are no contested races this year.

Here, in their own words, are statements from three candidates. Next week’s issue of the Community Advocate will have statements from other candidates.

Keamy to present photography exhibit at Westborough Public Library

February 20th, 2015

“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD

Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.

Local liquor store wins National Whisky Retailer of the Year award

February 19th, 2015

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Westborough – The hottest new trend in liquor? Whisky. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, you are missing out. Westborough-based liquor superstore Julio’s Liquors has been on top of this trend for years now, so much so that it has won the award for “Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outlet” [...]

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