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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Fitness Equipment Northeast

November 18th, 2014

Mike Ezzo, fitness consultant and certified personal trainer
78 Turnpike Rd. (Rt. 9) Westborough store

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough- Why buy exercise equipment for the home instead of a gym membership?

Fitness Equipment Northeast, a new store in Westborough, offers some answers. The company opened its third Massachusetts store, on Route 9, in September, bringing a large selection of treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and cross-training machines to the Metrowest market.

Five months, three countries, two mountain ranges – one determined woman

November 16th, 2014

Wendy Johnston in Manning Park, British Columbia, after completing a five-month-long hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – On Oct. 28, Wendy Johnston spoke to an audience of nearly 40 people at the Westborough Public Library about her experience hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The trail has received a lot of attention recently thanks to Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir “Wild,” something Johnston acknowledged as a probable reason for so many [...]

Area VNA & hospice outscores national average for overall rating of care

November 16th, 2014

Patient Louise Furcinitti uses Telehealth technology to communicate with SALMON VNA & Hospice from her home in Milford (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – During November’s National Home Care and Hospice Month, SALMON VNA & Hospice announced an 18-percent increase in satisfaction for its overall rating of care between March 2014 and September 2014. According to a recent independent survey, SALMON VNA & Hospice’s overall rating of care rose from 81 to 95 percent, well over the [...]

Westborough High School students thank veterans and community by giving back

November 16th, 2014

( l to r):  Maddie French, Dan Boucher, Hanna Spofford, and Meredith Wolpert remove flags from graves of deceased veterans. 
Photo/Brent French

Westborough – On Nov. 15, a cold, brisk Saturday morning, a dozen Westborough High School (WHS) National Honor Society (NHS) members went to the town’s four cemeteries to remove American flags that had been placed on veterans graves.

Helen L. Webber, 87, of Westborough

November 14th, 2014

Obit Helen Webber

Westborough – Helen L. Webber, 87, of Westborough passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at home. She was the wife of the late William J. Webber Jr. Born in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Power) King. She was educated in Chelsea, Everett, and Tewksbury schools and graduated [...]

Julio’s Liquors hosts Brewers Fest

November 13th, 2014

Berkshire Brewing Company's  Kim Golinski pours a sample for  Lou Sideris.

Westborough – Beer aficionados flocked to Julio’s Liquors Nov. 10 for the MA Brewers Fest 2014. Nearly 30 brewers, big and small, were present offered samplings of all types of beers.

Three environmentalists honored by Westborough Community Land Trust

November 13th, 2014

Al Sanborn

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) recently announced its 2014 award recipients. Long-time Westborough resident Marty Newark was honored with the Ellie and Jack Pepper Award for his bluebird conservation work in Westborough over many years. WCLT member Kate Donaghue received the President’s Award for her work in organizing and running membership drives [...]

Westborough police log, Nov. 14 edition

November 12th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 3 6:33 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Road/tree/wires. 7:14 a.m. Powder Hill Way. Animal complaint. 10:23 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 12:39 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious person. 12:41 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 1:51 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 2:21 p.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 6:31 p.m. [...]

New Westborough fire station opens

November 12th, 2014

The new fire station

Westborough – The town of Westborough announced Nov. 5 that the new fire station on Milk Street is complete and that the station is now fully operational. Demolition of the old station, located adjacent to the new facility, is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 24.

American Heart Association honors Westborough resident

November 11th, 2014

(l to r) Bernie Dennis, American Heart Association chair, Rich Adduci, and Dr. Elliot Antman, American Heart Association president. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The American Heart Association honored Westborough resident Rich Adduci, for his dedication in helping further the American Heart Association’s mission of promoting healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Adduci was recognized Oct. 23 at the American Heart Association’s Heart of Our Mission reception at the State Room in Boston. As a [...]

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