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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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Hundredth Town Chorus continues to form harmonious connections

June 23rd, 2015

Wendy Damoulakis, center, and the women of the Hundredth Town Chorus perform for an audience at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – It was 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 13, and the house was packed. The venue was intimate, with room for no more than perhaps 50 or 60 people. But the seats — covered with red patterned fabric — were filled with patrons adorned in all manner of floral blouses and cardigans. The sounds of the pianist practicing chords and runs mingled with bursts of loud conversation and the high whistling of hearing aids. A few latecomers

WYFS ready for ‘Hot Summer Nights’

June 21st, 2015

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Westborough – The Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) kicked off their Hot Summer Nights program June 19 with an ice cream giveaway for teens finishing their last day of school in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. WYFS administrative assistant Cathy Cairns passed out hot pink program booklets containing the Hot Summer Nights activity offerings and registration form.

Students participate in fun and games at Fales Field Day

June 20th, 2015

Third-grader Brendan Estaphan participates in a tug of war.

Westborough – The end of the school year is quickly approaching and on June 12, the students at Annie B. Fales Elementary School participated in its annual Field Day. Each grade wore a different color and a much-anticipated opening ceremony marked the beginning of the day’s activities.

Hospital Reuse Committee planning action for fall Town Meeting

June 19th, 2015

Westborough – The committee studying potential reuses of the Westborough State Hospital will likely ask Town Meeting voters this fall to fund an assessment of the state of the existing buildings on the property.

State Hospital Reuse Committee Chair Brian Bush told selectmen June 9 the committee wants to hire a firm to evaluate the buildings and come up with cost estimates for demolition so that when developers are invited to submit proposals for the parts of the property that will be privately redeveloped, they will have a clear idea of the costs they will face.

Westborough’s Fourth of July Family Block Party to be held June 26

June 19th, 2015

Vincent Zito, 8, is treated to patriotic souvenirs and a corndog at last year's celebration. 
File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The town of Westborough’s Fourth of July Family Block Party will be held on Friday, June 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. This annual celebration, held in the downtown area from the rotary to Parkman Ave, will once again feature the popular band “The Reminisants” as well as many children’s events and food [...]

Faith leaders to host vigil in memory of South Carolina victims

June 19th, 2015

Westborough – Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., will be hosting an “Interfaith Vigil in Solidarity with the Community of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C.” on Sunday, June 21, from 4- 5 p.m. Faith leaders from the Interfaith communities of Westborough and Northborough will be leading the vigil which will have prayer, [...]

Westborough High alum hosts WICN’s ‘Morning Jazz’

June 18th, 2015

Rick McCarthy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Rick McCarthy met several musicians who are now longtime friends while he was attending Westborough High School (WHS), where he graduated in 1970. Now, he hosts “Morning Jazz” (formerly “A Tasteful Blend”) on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 a.m., on WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM, and streaming at WICN.org.

Gibbons students make ‘change’ for kids with cancer

June 17th, 2015

( l to r) Inna Voloshina and Cassie Kelly, Marlborough Savings Bank and Frank Jones and Brian Paulhus, Gibbons Middle School 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – We all have it – spare change. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, just tossed into our bags, jars at home, and in our cars. Sometimes we roll it up and deposit it into banks, other times it just collects. But recently, the students at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough put all of their spare change to a very good use. And thanks to that, children fighting cancer, including one of their own classmates, will benefit.

Hastings School staff earns donation via ‘McTeachers’ Night

June 17th, 2015

Westborough – Approximately 20 teachers and administrators from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School, including Principal Leigh Becker, recently spent an evening at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 166 E Main St. The staff was not there to dine, however; rather, they were the “wait’ staff for the night. And for their efforts, the school’s Parents Group Council (PGC) received a check for $700.

Spring Arts Festival held in Westborough

June 17th, 2015

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Westborough – A family dances in front of Art and Frame Emporium’s storefront as Ian Hayes of Westborough and fellow band members play along at the Spring Arts Festival held at the Westborough Shopping Center June 6. The festival, held June 7 as well, featured 20 artist vendors exhibiting their original work.  The Mandarin Restaurant [...]

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