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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Westborough graduate wins scholarship from Central One

August 15th, 2015

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Westborough – Central One Federal Credit Union recently presented 2015 Westborough High School graduate Connor Fitzgerald a scholarship valued at $4,000 paid out over four years. Fitzgerald is heading to Pennsylvania State University this fall to pursue studies in finance. “We wish him all the best as he begins his college career,” Central One Westborough [...]

Westborough’s Hot Summer Nights wraps up another successful season

August 15th, 2015

Teen participants with the t-shirts they created at Cre8 studio.

Westborough – The Hot Summer Nights 2015 community program, sponsored by Westborough Youth & Family Services, recently wrapped up another successful season. Some of the 13 events held through Hot Summer Nights this summer included a basketball tournament, designing cakes at Yummy Mummy Bakery, Origami Night, mini golf, attending a Worcester Bravehearts Baseball game, field [...]

Ralph R. Keyes, 87, of Westborough

August 14th, 2015


Westborough – Ralph R. Keyes, 87, of Westborough, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 after a period of failing health. He was the husband of late Ferne R. (Robinson) Keyes, who died in 2008. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Clarence H. and Alice M. (Roger) Keyes.  He lived in Westborough for [...]

Have you seen ‘Keshet’?

August 13th, 2015

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Westborough – “Keshet” is a female Terrier- mix,  11- year- old dog that has been missing since Aug. 6. She is 18 lbs., black with a white chest, is wearing a collar and is micro chipped. She is missing from the area of Mill Road and West Main Street (near Westborough High School). If you [...]

Westborough’s Turnpike milestone

August 12th, 2015

Westborough’s Turnpike milestone (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – This is an article in an occasional series about important events or things from Westborough’s past.

Mindfulness Meditation Series at Westborough Public Library

August 12th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will offer a four-week Mindfulness Meditation Series by Greg Topakian Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 22 and 29, from 7-8:15 p.m. This four-week course will introduce mindfulness to participants, discuss the benefits it promises, and engage people in its foundational practices. Participants will practice the body scan, breath meditation, and walking [...]

Westborough police log, Aug. 14 edition

August 12th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 3 1:04 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious auto. 10:18 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 12:06 p.m. Colonial Dr. Accident with property damage. 12:42 p.m. Colonial Dr. Suspicious activity. 1:14 p.m. Walkup Dr. Ambulance. 1:49 p.m. E Main St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 3:08 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident with property damage. 4:00 p.m. E Main St. Ambulance. [...]

New Westborough librarian reaching out to local teens

August 9th, 2015

New Westborough Teen Librarian Jen McGrath in front of the giant white board, one of the ways she hopes to solicit input from local teens. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Westborough – The area to the left in the front of the Westborough Public Library has always been a designated teen area. A sign on the wall reads “Young Adult” and the shelves are stocked with books by popular YA authors such as J.K. Rowling and John Green. Unfortunately, until recently, most local teens didn’t know it. To change that, the library asked for and received funding for a new teen librarian position.

Community yard sale to benefit Westborough residents

August 8th, 2015

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., are sponsoring the third Community Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 12, with over 13 tables of household items, DVDs, jewelry, and more. The yard sale will be held at the Tufts lot on East Main Street, Westborough, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, a hot dog food [...]

Westborough day camp ends summer with a splash

August 7th, 2015

Camp Manager Mike Orfao takes a turn on the waterslide.

Westborough – The Westborough Community Education Program Summer Day Camp held a Water Fun Day for the campers July 31. Two inflatable waterslides from Magic World were set up on the lawn at Westborough High School and campers took turns splashing through the waterslides.

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