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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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.

Girl Scouts collect textiles for fundraiser

December 8th, 2014

Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633 poses with donated textiles in front of the entrance to Westborough High School Dec. 6. 
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 held a textile recycling fundraiser at Westborough High School Dec. 6, collecting clothing, linens and other items to raise money for an upcoming trip in June 2016.

The troop is made up of Westborough girls, grades eight through 11, and served as the first of three textile recycling fundraisers. Other events will take place in January and April.

Nomination papers available for Westborough election

December 3rd, 2014

Westborough – The town of Westborough has announced that nomination papers for the Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3, are now available in the Town Clerk’s Office to any registered voter in Westborough seeking elected office. The following is a list of openings and current incumbents: SELECTMEN (two three-year terms) George Barrette (Incumbent) Denzil Drewry [...]

Westborough police log, Dec. 5 edition

December 3rd, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 24 7:15 a.m. Steven Rd./E Main St. Road/tree/wires. 9:01 a.m. Connector Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:37 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 2:04 p.m. Fisher St. Accident – property damage. 5:12 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 8:14 p.m. South/Beach Sts. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 9:23 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. [...]

Douglas A. Gravlin Jr., 63, of Westborough

December 3rd, 2014

Obit Douglas Gravlin Jr.

Westborough – Douglas A. Gravlin Jr., 63, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He was the husband of Sharon A. (Parker) Gravlin. Born in Lowell, he is the son of Elizabeth (Byam) Gravlin of Chelmsford and the late Douglas A. Gravlin. He was educated in Acton/Boxboro schools. During the Vietnam [...]

Westborough Civic Club’s 39th tree sale benefits community

December 2nd, 2014

Westborough Civic Club members Rich Connolly and Bill Kohler help unload the first delivery for the 39th annual Christmas Tree Sale.

Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club regularly contributes toward specific causes, in addition to donating annually to about 35 nonprofit organizations. That mission will continue with funds raised by the 39th annual Christmas Tree Sale at the former Tufts Machine lot at 53 E. Main St.

Anderson and Trainor join Westborough Fire Department

December 2nd, 2014

Westborough’s new firefighters Logan Trainor (l) and Corey Anderson

Westborough – Corey Anderson and Logan Trainor are the newest firefighters to join the Westborough Fire Department. The two men are graduates of the 220th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s (MFA) 45- day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held at the Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow Nov. 21.

Maria C. Barretti, 69, of Westborough

December 1st, 2014

Obit Maria C. Barretti

Westborough – Maria C. Barretti, 69, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 after a courageous battle with ALS. She was surrounded by her husband, daughter, and son. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and was the daughter of Ferdinando Cardinale and Erminia D’Antonio of Abruzzi, Italy. She is survived by her husband [...]

Rotary Club lights downtown Westborough for holidays

December 1st, 2014

The Kane brothers – Steven, 5, and Matthew, 2 – are appropriately dressed to meet Santa at the Festival of Lights.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its tradition to brighten downtown Nov. 30 during the annual Festival of Lights. Festivities began with members of the Westborough High School (WHS) Chorus leading a sing-along of carols.

Westborough to explore utility options

November 28th, 2014


Westborough – Local residents and businesses dreading their winter electric bills might find a cheaper supplier available in the near future.

The town may be that supplier.

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