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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Westborough police log, March 13 edition

March 11th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, March 2 8:53 a.m. Church St. Well-being check. 9:17 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 1:25 p.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 3:42 p.m. Essex Way. Ambulance. 7:58 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident – property damage. 8:30 p.m. Windsor ridge Dr. Well-being check. Tuesday, March 3 8:55 a.m. E Main St./Flanders Rd. Accident – property damage. 12:35 [...]

Clifford T. Walcott, 89, of Westborough

March 10th, 2015


Westborough – Clifford T. Walcott, 89, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Marilyn (Riley) Walcott and the late Jean (Bissonette) Walcott. Born in Pepperell, he was the son of the late Clifford and Anne (Koski) Walcott. During WWII, [...]

Gerritt J. DeBoer Jr., 82, of Westborough

March 9th, 2015

Westborough – Gerritt J. “Sonny” DeBoer Jr., 82, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. He was the husband of Theresa A. (Shenette) DeBoer to whom he was married 62 years. Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Gerritt and Anna (Jansen) DeBoer and was educated in [...]

Reina A. Ballo-Hasso, of Westborough

March 9th, 2015

Obit Reina Ballo- Hasso_crop

Westborough – Reina A. Ballo-Hasso, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at UMass/Memorial University Hospital, Worcester. She was the wife of Habib Hasso. She is survived by four children, Muna Hasso-Burby and her husband Leslie Burby of London, England,  M. Nicholas Hasso, M.D. and his wife Aysar M.D. of Long Island, N.Y., and [...]

Westborough Education Foundation grant funds immigration day for second-graders

March 6th, 2015

Second-graders at Fales Elementary School disembark from the ship bringing them to America.

Westborough – Second-grade students at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School were able to experience immigration to the United States as it was in the early 1900s, thanks to a grant furnished by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The grant money was used by second-grade teachers Kathy Swanson and Patty Gallo for the program entitled [...]

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society elects John Ragan to Massachusetts Chapter Board of Trustees

March 6th, 2015

John Ragan (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident John Ragan, executive vice president and global director of equities at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. – A Stifel Company in Boston, has been elected to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Massachusetts Chapter Board of Trustees. In 2000, Ragan was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common type [...]

Westborough High theater company presents ‘Pippin’

March 5th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough High School (WHS) Center Stage Theater Company will present the musical “Pippin” Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the WHS Charlotte Spinney Auditorium, 90 W. Main St. “Pippin” tells the [...]

Friends of the Westborough Library to host ‘Frozen’ Tea Party

March 5th, 2015

Westborough – The Friends of the Westborough Public Library invite all princes and princesses to join Queen Elsa and Princess Anna for an afternoon of sing-alongs, meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, door prizes and refreshments. The “Frozen” Tea Party will be held Sunday, March 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Acacia at Indian Meadows, 275 Turnpike Road (Route [...]

Ralph M. Matthews, 76, of Westborough

March 5th, 2015

Obit Ralph Matthews

Westborough – Ralph M. Matthews, 76, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, surrounded by his family, at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center, Westborough. He was the husband of Rosemary V. (Malone) Matthews. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late David and Christine (MacPhail) Matthews. He was a graduate [...]

Uncontested races draw few voters in Westborough election

March 5th, 2015

Westborough – There were no surprises in the Westborough annual Town Election held March 3. Only 493 out of 11,359 eligible residents voted, a 4.3-percent turnout. Seven out of the nine open seats were filled by incumbents and all races were unopposed. George Barrette and Denzil Drewry were re-elected for three-year terms on the Board [...]

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