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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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Beth Tikvah adopts new membership initiative

July 19th, 2015

Westborough – With approval at its recent congregational meeting, Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough as initiated a new way of collecting membership fees based on ability to pay rather than categories of membership. According to Beth Tikvah President EJ Dotts, the change is intended to open membership even further. “We have always prided ourselves on [...]

Westborough Farmers’ Market offers a family-friendly afternoon

July 17th, 2015

Irene Farano peruses the plethora of offerings from Harvey’s Farm of Westborough.

Westborough – Now in its fifth year, the Westborough Farmers’ market continues to delight patrons with live music, kid-friendly activities, and a variety of offerings including organic produce, farm-raised meats, handmade crafts, as well as artisanal wine, cheese and baked goods.

The Westborough Education Foundation awards scholarships, grants

July 17th, 2015

Recipients of $24,000 in grants awarded by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) with WEF Board members Sue Baillargeon, vice president; Lisa Edinberg, treasurer; Maureen Johnson, president; and Linda Townsend. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – At a reception May 19, the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) awarded 17 grants totaling over $24,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year the WEF funds grant requests from teachers and administrators for cutting-edge programs benefitting students at all levels. “The Westborough Education Foundation helps propel innovation and creativity throughout the district,” said Daniel [...]

Westborough police log, July 17 edition

July 16th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, July 6 2:45 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Disturbance (general). 7:27 a.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Fire/smoke/gas. 8:15 a.m. Linda St. Ambulance. 9:33 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 10:31 a.m. Ruggles/Myrtle Sts. Well-being check. 12:26 p.m. Mayberry Dr. Well-being check. 2:25 p.m. Lawtons Way. Suspicious auto. 3:06 p.m. Byard Ln. Animal complaint. 4:43 p.m. Lawtons Way. Suspicious [...]

Mark’s Moving & Storage – Local company looks to expand its business in Florida

July 15th, 2015

Mark Silverman
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough—Mark’s Moving & Storage, which has been serving the moving needs of eastern Massachusetts for 35 years, will be expanding its presence in Florida with an office opening in that state by the end of the year.

Westborough artists to host exhibit in Wellesley

July 14th, 2015

A work by Janet Schwartz 
Photo/submitted

Westborough – Artists Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer will be showcasing some of their latest works in a new exhibit, “Influences,” at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., through Friday, July 31.

Singing joy and Jewish culture

July 10th, 2015

Shir Joy Chorus performs for an audience at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – About an hour north of Prague there’s a town called Terezín. It’s small, just over five square miles, and the population numbers a little over 3,000. In the midst of World War II, however, those five square miles held, at any given time, around 60,000 Jewish people, mostly from Czechoslovakia, Germany and Austria. Terezín — or Theresienstadt, as the Germans called it — was a concentration camp, a holding place for Jews before they were sent to Auschwitz or other extermination camps.

Hastings bids farewell to four staff members

July 10th, 2015

(l to r) Joan Truesdell, math plus teacher; Alice Callahan, cafeteria; Mary Cullen; kindergarten teacher and Sandy Eckberg, school nurse. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – This year’s last day of school was especially poignant for the staff and students at the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School as they bid goodbye to four staff members. Joan Truesdell, math plus teacher; Alice Callahan, cafeteria; Mary Cullen; kindergarten teacher and Sandy Eckberg, school nurse, are all retiring after years of service in the school.

Karen S. Berry, 69, of Westborough

July 9th, 2015

Obit Karen S. Berry

Westborough – Karen S. Walden Berry, 69, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital, Worcester. She was the wife of the late Scott Berry. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late William G. Walden and Beatrice D. (Beaudry) Walden. She was educated in Westborough schools and [...]

Westboro Tennis & Swim Club hosts holiday barbecue

July 8th, 2015

The Skelly children, Brandon and Katie, dry off from the pool and enjoy hamburgers for lunch as a family.

Westborough – Patrons of the Westboro Tennis and Swim Club enjoyed celebrating Independence Day with a barbecue held at the club July 4. Photos/Julie Shamgochian

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