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.

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Westborough resident elected president of New England Water Works Association

October 25th, 2014

Westborough – Carol A. Harris of Westborough has been elected president of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. Harris is vice president and senior project manager at the Andover office of Woodard & Curran, an integrated engineering, science and operations firm serving municipal [...]

Westborough police arrest juvenile for attempting to purchase firearm

October 25th, 2014


Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement regarding a juvenile arrested for attempting to purchase a firearm without a license: On 10/24/14, the Westborough Police in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Ashburnham Police, conducted an investigation of an individual who was attempting to purchase a firearm [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 24 edition

October 22nd, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Oct. 13 3:27 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious person. 8:29 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 8:30 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 10:35 a.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 12:10 p.m. Computer Dr. Parking violation/complaint. 1:05 p.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 5:46 p.m. W Main St. Domestic. 5:48 p.m. Maynard St. Suspicious person. 10:27 p.m. W Main [...]

Town Meeting voters support most spending articles

October 21st, 2014


By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough–Voters at the special Fall town meeting spent generously on several initiatives to restore the town’s history and upgrade infrastructure, but rebuffed the School Department’s bid to drill a well to irrigate playing fields at the Mill Pond School. The gathering of fewer than 200 voters may have been put [...]

Westborough businessman to receive Good Scout Award

October 21st, 2014

Peter Gardner

Westborough – Peter Gardner, president of Curry Printing in Westborough, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council’s Good Scout Award.

Gardner has served as the president of Curry Printing, which he founded with his two brothers, for 31 years. The company is very involved with nonprofit organizations and serves many nonprofits as customers as well.

New host for Tatnuck Bookseller’s Literary Arts Open Mic

October 19th, 2014

Jan Krause Greene (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Tatnuch Bookseller’s Literary Arts Open Mic will have a new host, IWA Publishing Services announced recently. Author and storyteller Jan Krause Greene will host the events at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery & Café, 18 Lyman St. in the Westborough Shopping Center on Route 9 every second and fourth Thursday of each month from [...]

Westborough art teacher finds inspiration in illness

October 17th, 2014

Crawford’s art project is on display at the Westborough Shopping Center now through the end of October. 
Photo/Ed Turner

Westborough – Westborough resident Linda Crawford has looked at enough black shoes to last a lifetime.

“I’m so tired of black shoes,” she laughed.

She not only looked at them, she painted them – and shoes of other colors as well – as part of an art project she undertook shortly after she learned she had breast cancer.

Ridership continues to increase on town’s shuttle

October 16th, 2014


Westborough – The town’s new shuttle service is increasing in ridership, according to an official from the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC).

Emery resigns amid pension snafu

October 15th, 2014


Westborough–Leigh Emery has resigned her seat on the Board of Selectmen, a move that preserves her ability to collect a pension from her 30 years of working as a state employee–and leave the board operating with four members until March.

Selectmen at their meeting Oct. 14 voted against holding a special election to fill Emery’s seat, instead placing the two remaining years of her term on the ballot for the March 2015 town election.

Westborough police log, Oct. 17 2014

October 15th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Oct. 6 1:02 a.m. Lyons St. Ambulance. 6:42 a.m. Milk St. Disturbance (general). 8:46 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 12:27 p.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 1:19 p.m. Homestead Blvd. Ambulance. 5:24 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident – property damage. 8:47 p.m. Grove St. Disturbance (general). 10:19 p.m. Arrested, Gustavo Adolfo Javier Hernandez, 25, of 31 Endicott [...]

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