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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.

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Westborough honors its veterans with solemn gratitude

November 11th, 2014

Westborough Town Moderator John Arnold (l) and retired Town Moderator Joseph Harrington reflect after placing the memorial wreath in front of the World War I memorial located at the town’s rotary.

Region – Ceremonies were held throughout the town Nov. 11 as residents, officials, and veterans who served in most military branches and many of the country’s wars gathered to remember those who have served.

Veterans enjoy food and fellowship at Westborough Senior Center

November 11th, 2014

Local veterans prepare to enjoy lunch at the Westborough Senior Center.

Westborough – Westborough veterans and their guests were honored for their service and served a hearty meal at the Senior Center’s annual lunch Nov. 10.

Veterans who served in most military branches and many of the country’s wars were in attendance along with local officials, including State Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Board of Selectmen Chair George Barrette, Police Chief Alan Gordon and Fire Chief Nick Perron.

Marcia M. Keiley, 82, of Westborough

November 10th, 2014

Westborough – Marcia M. Keiley, 82, of Westborough, formerly of Gloucester and Framingham, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. She was the wife of William M. Keiley Jr. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Flynn) McPherson.  She was educated at [...]

Tatnuck Bookseller hosts ‘Nutcracker’ for fifth year

November 10th, 2014

(l to r) Gabriela Gil, Sophia Calandra, Juliana Bonardi and Isabella Calandra demonstrate dance steps for children in attendance to learn.

Westborough – It was beginning to look a lot like the holidays Nov. 9 as members of the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company, the resident youth ensemble of Ballet Arts Worcester, presented excerpts of “The Nutcracker” at Tatnuck Bookseller, Café & Gift Shop.

Region to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

November 7th, 2014

Region – The region will commemorate Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Here is a preview of local Veterans Day events received as of press time. Visit www.communityadvocate.com and www.facebook.com/communityadvocatenewspaper for additional updates. Westborough – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ceremonies to honor Westborough’s veterans will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign War [...]

Officials issue Westborough traffic advisory

November 7th, 2014

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Westborough – Starting Monday, Nov.  10, motorists are advised to avoid traveling on West Main Street in the center of town. Significant delays can be expected due to work being done on the water main in front of 25 W. Main St. and the Town Hall. The work is anticipated to start at 9 a.m. [...]

Westborough Gold Star Mother shares family memories

November 5th, 2014

Rita Lee

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Westborough – Rita Lee of Westborough celebrated her 94th birthday Oct. 5 with a gathering of four generations. Also on that day, she was accompanied by a granddaughter to the Registry of Motor Vehicles where Lee successfully renewed her driver’s license. “I’m fortunate that I’m very close to my [...]

Buzz on Westborough Education Foundation’s trivia bee

November 5th, 2014

Armstrong Parent Group teammates (l to r) Amy Fitzgibbon, Adam Halem and Heather Kane are amused by a trivia question.

Westborough – Thirty-six teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps and challenged themselves for the Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) seventh annual Trivia Bee, presented Nov. 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Judging the antics were Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, Police Chief Alan Gordon and former Superintendent Marianne O’Connor. Serving as this year’s master of ceremonies was Town Moderator John Arnold.

Westborough police log, Nov. 7 edition

November 5th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Oct. 27 4:00 a.m. Isaac Miller Rd. Domestic. 7:29 a.m. Maynard St. Road/tree/wires. 8:45 a.m. Deerslayer Ln. Ambulance. 9:51 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 3:32 p.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 5:37 p.m. Water St. Suspicious activity. 6:21 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 6:35 p.m. Maynard/Milk Sts. Road/tree/wires. 6:42 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Otis St. Accident – property [...]

Toys for Tots drive at Westborough Village

November 4th, 2014

Westborough – Westborough Village is collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots now until Monday, Dec. 15. To participate, drop off donations at 203 Corning Fairbanks Way (15 Gleason St.), in the Sales Center. Any questions, call 508-366-8655.

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