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.

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What Westborough resident appeared on ‘Jeopardy’?

February 11th, 2015

Alex Trebek and Abbie Micucci pose on the “Jeopardy” set.

Photo/courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Westborough – An avid fan of the television game show “Jeopardy” since age 10, Abbie Micucci of Westborough got the chance to compete on the episode that aired Jan. 13.

“I’ve always enjoyed trivia games,” she said.

Esther E. Allen, 86, formerly of Westborough

February 6th, 2015

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Westborough/Worcester – Esther E. (Noponen) Allen, 86, of Worcester, formerly of Westborough, died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at the Lutheran Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center of Worcester. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of Thomas and Bertha L. (Alden) Noponen, and lived in Westborough for 49 years before retiring and moving to Worcester. [...]

Westborough grad competes in ‘The Sing-Off,’ starts recording company

February 5th, 2015

Photo 1: (l to r) Paul Holmes, Nimal Eames-Scott, Jacob Reske, Jackson Thea and DJ Stanfill of A.Squared. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – For Westborough native Jake Reske, singing is second nature. From performances at the Westborough Players Club community theater when was just 10 years old to performing on live television for the musical competition “The Sing-Off” in December, Reske is no stranger to the stage.

Westborough and beyond, youth ministry brings good to the world

February 5th, 2015

Gloria Josephs with youth group members (l to r) Sarah Connors, Shannon Connors, Addie Egan and Jessica Orlando celebrating Christmas with residents of The Bridge Home at their Christmas party. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Walking into Gloria Josephs’ office, it is obvious that Josephs loves her job. You are greeted by pictures decorating the walls and adorning the desk depicting smiling children, teenagers and adults in various locations. Amidst the photos is a large calendar which outlines the many activities that Josephs directs each month – the coffeehouse in January, the “Rock-a-Thon” in February, and the annual pasta supper in March, just to name a few.

Westborough police log, Feb. 6 edition

February 4th, 2015

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Westborough Saturday, Jan. 24 1:34 a.m. Arrested, Melanie E. Leddy, 28, of 32 Aldrich Ave., Cranston, R.I., for possession of Class B drug, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. 4:07 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 10:23 a.m. Bellows Rd. Accident – property damage. 10:46 a.m. Haskell/E Main Sts. Accident – property damage. 4:40 [...]

Organizers seek musicians to perform at Westborough Spring Festival

February 4th, 2015

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Westborough – Members of the Rotary Club of Westborough are now planning for this year’s Westborough Spring Festival. The three- day event will be held Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3.

One of the highlight’s of the festival each year is the Music Fest. The event is held throughout the day on the Saturday of the weekend at the BayState Common Green bandstand.

Open house at Boroughs Y

February 4th, 2015

Westborough – The YMCA Boroughs Family Branch, 4 Valente Drive, Westborough, will hold an open house Monday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts, activities, refreshments and a chance to swim with snowmen from 12:15 to 1 p.m. For more information, visit ymcaofcm.org or call 508-870-1320.

‘Can Your Fines’ at the Westborough Public Library

February 3rd, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., wants residents to “can” their overdue fines during the month of February. Starting Sunday, Feb. 1, library patrons with late fees can pay off their fines with a donation of nonperishable food items, grocery gift cards or cash to benefit the Westborough Food Pantry. This [...]

Driver injured in Computer Drive accident

February 2nd, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon: An incident occurred at 10:52 AM on Rte.9 W at Computer Dr. when a Budget rental truck was proceeding west on Rte 9. The vehicle was struck by a large amount of snow that was plowed from Computer Dr. and then over the bridge [...]

Happy Ground Hog Day!

February 2nd, 2015


Westborough – The normally busy Westborough rotary was just about deserted at 11 a.m. today. Although it is Ground Hog Day, fortunately today’s storm is not predicted to be a repeat of last week’s blizzard. Photo/Bonnie Adams

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