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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.

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Dog license fees waived for Westborough seniors

December 13th, 2014

Westborough – Seniors over the age of 70 and disabled veterans will no longer have to pay to license their dogs, after selectmen approved a policy change at their Dec. 9 meeting.

Westborough Cultural Council announces grants

December 13th, 2014

The Westborough Cultural Council recently announced its 2015 grants. Thanks to funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the town of Westborough, and generous support of ARTS IN COMMON by Amica Insurance, Emseal Corporation, Marlborough Savings Bank, Richard and Diane Irwin, Roche Bros., Barbara Cantwell of Ameriprise Financial, and Price Chopper Supermarkets, the organization fulfilled 33 [...]

AstraZeneca to close Westborough facility

December 12th, 2014

AstraZeneca has announced it will be closing its 50 Otis St. location in late 2015. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – AstraZeneca has announced that it will be closing its facility located at 50 Otis St. at the end of 2015. As a result, 180 employees will be losing their jobs.

Oscar L. Gresham, 79, of Westborough

December 12th, 2014

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Westborough – Oscar L. Gresham, 79, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan A. E. (Anthony) Gresham. Born in Midville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Richard and Mattie (Promis) Gresham. He was educated in Georgia schools and was [...]

Public menorah lightings in Westborough and Shrewsbury

December 11th, 2014

Rabbi Michoel Green of the Chabad of Westborough at last year's Public Menorah Lighting Event

Westborough/Shrewsbury – Chabad of Westborough will sponsor its annual Public Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at the Shrewsbury Town Common, Route 140 and Main Street, on the first night of Chanukah, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., and at Westborough Center at the rotary, Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. Delicious holiday refreshments will be available including, Chanukah gelt (chocolate coins), doughnuts, and hot cocoa. Dreidels will also be given out. Town Selectmen and other dignitaries will participate in the festivities. Admission is free and open to all members of the community.

The end of an era

December 11th, 2014

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Now that the town’s new fire station is up and running, crews have started to demolish the former station. Once the debris is cleared, the lot will be turned into a parking lot for the new station.

Westborough police log, Dec. 12 edition

December 10th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Dec. 1 4:00 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 8:20 a.m. Longmeadow Rd. Ambulance. 11:25 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Assault. 12:31 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 1:57 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 3:21 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 8:11 p.m. Doherty Rd. Ambulance. Tuesday, Dec. 2 9:27 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. [...]

Author hopes to make math fun for local students

December 9th, 2014

Greg Tang with Tom Salvemini’s third-grade students at Hasting Elementary School. (Photos/Nance Ebert)

Westborough – Author Greg Tang, who has created a series of books to interest children in math, visited Hastings Elementary School Nov. 25.

Jingle Bell Run at Saint Luke’s

December 8th, 2014

About 35 church members get ready to participate in the fourth annual Jingle Bell Run at Saint Luke’s Church.

Westborough – Saint Luke’s Church in Westborough held their fourth annual Jingle Bell Run Dec. 6. The one-mile run is a favorite for church members of all ages. Many children, and even some adults, dressed up in Santa hats and wore jingle bells as they got into the Christmas spirit despite the rainy conditions. The “fun-raiser” is held in the spirit of the children of Haiti and proceeds of the event are donated to Our Little Brother & Sisters Orphanage in Haiti.

Historical Society holiday sale features antiques

December 8th, 2014

Various goods for sale at the Westborough Historical Society’s holiday boutique sale held at the Sibley House. 
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society held a holiday boutique sale at the Sibley House Dec. 6. The sale consisted solely of items donated from community members and included numerous antique pieces. All the proceeds of the sale helped fund various educational programs put on by the Historical Society. These programs are held monthly and feature a variety of historical speakers. The Westborough Historical Society holds an open house on the first Sunday of every month which includes a room full of pieces for sale.

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