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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VFW to host annual golf tournament

May 13th, 2015


Westborough – The public is invited to participate in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post Annual Golf Classic which will be held this year, on Monday, June 8, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in West Boylston.

Residents invited to tour Westborough TV’s new facility

May 13th, 2015

(l to r) Tim Novak, studio manager; Karen Henderson, general manager; and Aidan Horrigan, production coordinator

Westborough – There is a resurgence going on in downtown Westborough. The Town Hall is currently undergoing a $7.3 million and the new fire station finally opened in November. The building at 25 W. Main St. has been torn down and replaced with a new multi-floor, multi-use building. And the former Avidia Bank, located at 33 W. Main St., also has a new owner – Westborough TV (WTV). And that is exactly where the nonprofit public access cable station should be, according to General Manager Karen Henderson – right in the heart of the downtown.

Work continues on Town Hall

May 13th, 2015


Westborough – Crews work on the clock tower of the Westborough Town Hall May 13.

Voters at the March 16, 2013 Annual Town Meeting approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the building, which was built in 1929 and is located in the heart of the downtown area.

Westborough police log, May 15 edition

May 13th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, May 4 2:02 a.m. Arrested, Alfredo A. Sorrondeguy, 29, of 44 South St., Apt. 21, Westborough, on warrant. 8:01 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 8:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:34 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious person. 10:55 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – personal injury. 12:51 p.m. Overlook Dr. [...]

Six traffic accidents in 2-1/2 hours keep Westborough’s emergency responders busy

May 13th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning regarding an extremely busy morning for the town’s emergency responders. On 5/13/15, the Westborough Police responded to 6 crashes between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM. The first crash occurred at 6:02 AM on Rte. 9 W at Windsor Ridge Apartments. A 2012 Toyota Camry [...]

Willows at Westborough to host 22nd Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 13th, 2015

Westborough – The Willows at Westborough will host the 22nd Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the program lasts until 12 noon. Held the last Wednesday of each May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the country’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

In Your Shoes to hold clothing drive

May 12th, 2015

Westborough – In Your Shoes will be collecting clothing for boys and girls, ages preschool through high school Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 West Main St.

Jewell Harley, 100, of Westborough

May 12th, 2015

Westborough – Jewell Valentine Bunnell Harley, 100, of Westborough, and formerly of Madison, Wis. and Westfield, N.J., died peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Jewell was the wife of the late William G. Harley. She was born in Eugene, Ore. to the late Lily Mae (Scott) and [...]

Two Westborough business owners honored at Small Business Awards ceremony

May 11th, 2015

Lester Hensley, CEO of Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd., and Debi Heims, president of H&S Environmental, Inc.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Framingham – Gov. Charles Baker joined 350 business leaders from across the state May 4 to celebrate the 2015 Massachusetts Small Business Awards. Eleven winners, including two from Westborough, were lauded during the ceremony held at the Sheraton Framingham.

Martin E. Newark, 90, of Westborough

May 11th, 2015

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Westborough – Martin E. “Marty” Newark, 90, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 7, 2015. He was the husband of the late Faith E. (Grant) Newark. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Francis and May (White) Newark. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and [...]

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