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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Catherine L. Ten Eyck, 86

March 17th, 2015

Westborough – Catherine L. (Quirk) Ten Eyck, 86, of Westborough, formerly of Southborough, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester surrounded by her friends, Deborah Baker and Shirley Sheridan. She was the beloved wife of Arthur G. Ten Eyck, who passed away in 2004. Born in North Arlington, N.J., she was [...]

Selectmen set new license fee, clear way for microbrewery proposal

March 16th, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen March 10 voted to establish a $500 annual fee for a farmer brewer’s license, the first step toward a new local business establishing the ability to pour samples and sell takeaway bottles of its own brew.

Westborough voters approve Gibbons renovation

March 16th, 2015


Westborough–Town Meeting voters March 14 passed a $91 million operating budget and approved a $27 million renovation of the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, while also authorizing the creation of a full-time economic development director position and backing a move to use outside town counsel.

Richard W. Welsh, 89, of Westborough

March 16th, 2015

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Westborough –  Richard “Dick” W. Welsh, 89, passed away peacefully with his son, John, at his side Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Westborough. Richard is survived by his former wife, Marie Lawson of Venice, Fla.; his son, John Welsh of Harwichport; his daughter, Martha Welsh of Asheville, N.C.; his daughter-in-law, Diane Giles of Delaware, Ontario, [...]

Westborough teens invent tool for night fishing

March 12th, 2015

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Westborough – Adam Gibbs and Nick Bongi are trying to turn their favorite hobby into a full-time business – all before they graduate from high school.

Gibbs, a senior at Westborough High School, and his longtime friend Nick Bongi, a senior at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, love to fish. They travel yearly to Sanibel Island, Fla., for a weeklong fishing trip to catch snook.

Selectmen, Finance Committee diverge on budget details

March 11th, 2015

Westborough–With Town Meeting set to weigh in on the town’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget Saturday, March 14, the Board of Selectmen remain at odds with the Advisory Finance Committee (AFC) over some details of the spending plan.

At issue is the use of free cash to replenish the town’s reserve account as well as the amount of clerical support the Historical Commission should receive each month.

Westborough police log, March 13 edition

March 11th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, March 2 8:53 a.m. Church St. Well-being check. 9:17 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 1:25 p.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 3:42 p.m. Essex Way. Ambulance. 7:58 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident – property damage. 8:30 p.m. Windsor ridge Dr. Well-being check. Tuesday, March 3 8:55 a.m. E Main St./Flanders Rd. Accident – property damage. 12:35 [...]

Clifford T. Walcott, 89, of Westborough

March 10th, 2015


Westborough – Clifford T. Walcott, 89, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Marilyn (Riley) Walcott and the late Jean (Bissonette) Walcott. Born in Pepperell, he was the son of the late Clifford and Anne (Koski) Walcott. During WWII, [...]

Gerritt J. DeBoer Jr., 82, of Westborough

March 9th, 2015

Westborough – Gerritt J. “Sonny” DeBoer Jr., 82, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. He was the husband of Theresa A. (Shenette) DeBoer to whom he was married 62 years. Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Gerritt and Anna (Jansen) DeBoer and was educated in [...]

Reina A. Ballo-Hasso, of Westborough

March 9th, 2015

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Westborough – Reina A. Ballo-Hasso, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at UMass/Memorial University Hospital, Worcester. She was the wife of Habib Hasso. She is survived by four children, Muna Hasso-Burby and her husband Leslie Burby of London, England,  M. Nicholas Hasso, M.D. and his wife Aysar M.D. of Long Island, N.Y., and [...]

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