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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John J. Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough

October 3rd, 2014

Westborough – John J. “Jack” Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at home. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Johnson) Van Dam, and was educated in Boston schools. Jack operated the Central House in Westborough for over 35 years. He was [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 3 edition

October 1st, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 22 7:44 a.m. Treetop Pk. Ambulance. 11:35 a.m. Arch St. Larceny. 12:59 p.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 3:45 p.m. Arch St. Road/tree/wires. 4:16 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 5:08 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 6:05 p.m. Technology Ambulance. 7:20 p.m. Brach St. Vandalism. 9:25 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. [...]

Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014


Westborough – Approximately 135 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

Sun shines on Westborough’s Arts in Common

September 28th, 2014

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson play Scottish tunes on the bandstand.

Westborough – Although it was rainy for several of this event’s early years, there wasn’t a cloud in sight Sept. 27 at the Bay State Green when the Westborough Cultural Council celebrated its sixth annual Arts in Common. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.

Westborough Library helping preserve town’s history

September 26th, 2014

Boxes containing bundles of historical documents, like this one, were found in Westborough’s Town Hall vault.

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Westborough – When the town clerk asked Library Director Maureen Ambrosino if she would be interested in going through some historical documents from the Town Hall vault, she jumped at the chance. The Town Hall is undergoing renovations and in the process unearthed boxes of documents dating back to the [...]

Local youth installed as state master councilor of Rhode Island DeMolay

September 26th, 2014

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Westborough – The Benjamin Franklin Chapter of DeMolay, based in Grafton and Westborough, recently attended the installation of its member, Justin T. Cargill, as State Master Councilor of Rhode Island. He holds dual membership with Gaspee Chapter in Cranston, R.I.

Two Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

September 25th, 2014


Westborough – Scott G. McCullough and Benjamin McMillen Huber, two Boy Scouts from Troop 4 of Westborough/Shrewsbury, were recently honored as Eagle Scouts.

A ‘night of reflection’ to be held in Westborough

September 25th, 2014

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Westborough – In Your Shoes, a non-profit organization working to contribute time, talents, and monetary resources to those in the Westborough community who are in need, will host a community event of reflection to honor those currently battling an illness or remember those who have passed from an illness. “Light Up the Night” will take [...]

New mural adds charm and whimsy to school

September 24th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s always fun for the students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School when they hold their monthly assembly. But on Sept. 19, they had an extra special reason to celebrate. They finally got to see a new mural that they had contributed design ideas to several months ago.

Westborough police log, Sept. 26 edition

September 24th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 15 4:12 a.m. Baldwin Ct. Ambulance. 5:38 a.m. Samson Dr. B&E in MV. 8:28 a.m. W Main St. Larceny. 10:01 a.m. Fairview Rd. Road/tree/wires. 11:21 a.m. Flanders Rd. B&E in MV. 11:44 a.m. Park St. B&E in MV. 1:35 p.m. Shepherd Rd. B&E in MV. 1:35 p.m. Colonial Dr. Suspicious person. 3:01 [...]

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