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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Work continues on Town Hall

May 13th, 2015


Westborough – Crews work on the clock tower of the Westborough Town Hall May 13.

Voters at the March 16, 2013 Annual Town Meeting approved a $7.3 million renovation project for the building, which was built in 1929 and is located in the heart of the downtown area.

Westborough police log, May 15 edition

May 13th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, May 4 2:02 a.m. Arrested, Alfredo A. Sorrondeguy, 29, of 44 South St., Apt. 21, Westborough, on warrant. 8:01 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 8:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:34 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious person. 10:55 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – personal injury. 12:51 p.m. Overlook Dr. [...]

Six traffic accidents in 2-1/2 hours keep Westborough’s emergency responders busy

May 13th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning regarding an extremely busy morning for the town’s emergency responders. On 5/13/15, the Westborough Police responded to 6 crashes between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM. The first crash occurred at 6:02 AM on Rte. 9 W at Windsor Ridge Apartments. A 2012 Toyota Camry [...]

Willows at Westborough to host 22nd Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day

May 13th, 2015

Westborough – The Willows at Westborough will host the 22nd Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 27. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; the program lasts until 12 noon. Held the last Wednesday of each May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the country’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults.

In Your Shoes to hold clothing drive

May 12th, 2015

Westborough – In Your Shoes will be collecting clothing for boys and girls, ages preschool through high school Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Westborough, 57 West Main St.

Jewell Harley, 100, of Westborough

May 12th, 2015

Westborough – Jewell Valentine Bunnell Harley, 100, of Westborough, and formerly of Madison, Wis. and Westfield, N.J., died peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Jewell was the wife of the late William G. Harley. She was born in Eugene, Ore. to the late Lily Mae (Scott) and [...]

Two Westborough business owners honored at Small Business Awards ceremony

May 11th, 2015

Lester Hensley, CEO of Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd., and Debi Heims, president of H&S Environmental, Inc.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Framingham – Gov. Charles Baker joined 350 business leaders from across the state May 4 to celebrate the 2015 Massachusetts Small Business Awards. Eleven winners, including two from Westborough, were lauded during the ceremony held at the Sheraton Framingham.

Martin E. Newark, 90, of Westborough

May 11th, 2015

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Westborough – Martin E. “Marty” Newark, 90, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 7, 2015. He was the husband of the late Faith E. (Grant) Newark. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Francis and May (White) Newark. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and [...]

Pierrette Guay, 82, of Westborough

May 8th, 2015

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Westborough – Pierrette Marie Rene Guay (nee Viau), of Westborough, formerly of Ottawa, Canada died Tuesday, May 5, 2015. She was born May 22, 1932 in Ottawa to the late Dr. Horace and Beatrice Viau. She married the late Dr. Walter Guay in 1954, and from 1960 to 1962 attended the graduate School of Social [...]

Logo contest for Westborough’s 300th anniversary celebration

May 7th, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough and the 300th Anniversary Committee recently announced a logo design contest for the town’s 300th anniversary celebration. The logo will be used online, in print, and on merchandise. The contest is open to all individuals regardless of age and is not limited to Westborough residents. The logo must include [...]

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