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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.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

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Rotary Club of Westborough supports international rainwater harvesting project

January 8th, 2015

Westborough – Bringing clean water and sanitation to millions who lack that vital resource is an area of focus for thousands of Rotary International Clubs across the globe. Locally, the Rotary Club of Westborough has made a commitment to this initiative through a special new partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Rotaract Club as [...]

New, energy-efficient headquarters for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

January 8th, 2015

The Richard Cronin Building, the new field headquarters of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Office of Fishing and Boating Access. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – Lovers of turtles and bees and all wild things: rejoice! The Department of Fish and Game’s new field headquarters for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) and the Office of Fishing and Boating Access is now ready to receive you.

Margaret K. Roche, 86, of Westborough

January 7th, 2015

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Westborough – Margaret K. Roche, 86, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Richard C. Roche. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Ellen (Christenson) Gerden. She was a 1946 graduate of Westborough High School and [...]

Dr. Eva Yampey de Araya, 81

January 7th, 2015

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Westborough – Dr. Eva Yampey de Araya, 81, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Rev. Jose Araya. Born in Qui-indy, Paraguay, she was the daughter of the late Adolfo and Lorenza (Florencio) Yampey. She was educated in Asuncion, Paraguay, and became [...]

Westborough police log, Jan. 9 edition

January 7th, 2015

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Westborough Friday, Dec. 26 12:02 a.m. Chauncy Cir. Ambulance. 1:59 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 1:59 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 7:11 a.m. Upton Rd. Ambulance. 10:38 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 12:15 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 1:05 p.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 8:34 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. Saturday, Dec. 27 [...]

Westborough couple grateful in spite of ‘explosive’ holiday

January 5th, 2015

John Mulcahy stands next to the gun safe that he said saved his wife and him from serious injury.

Westborough – A Westborough couple is grateful, they said, after a Christmas Day explosion at their home caused significant damage but left them relatively unscathed.

John and Marcy Mulcahy were watching television at about 2 p.m. on Dec. 25, in the finished basement of their 8 Juniper Hill Circle home, relaxing for a bit before plans to go out later that afternoon. Suddenly without warning, a furnace located in a small utility closet near the room they were in exploded.

Westborough civil rights advocate helps keep MLK Jr.’s dream alive

January 4th, 2015

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Westborough – When Yvonne Brown joined Girl Scouts, she took her pledge of service to others to heart and remained true to it ever since. Last fall, the Westborough resident was elected board secretary of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Worcester, a branch that was dormant until she helped resurrect it a few years ago.

Applications now available for Corridor Nine Chamber scholarships

January 1st, 2015

Westborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that a total of $11,425 is available in scholastic awards to graduating high school students.  Students must be a resident of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough or Shrewsbury to apply.  The awards given will be granted on the basis of scholastic achievement, community and [...]

Westborough police log, Jan. 2 edition

December 31st, 2014

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Westborough Friday, Dec. 19 3:36 a.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 8:51 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 12:50 p.m. Longmeadow Rd. Suspicious activity. 1:54 p.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 3:40 p.m. Longmeadow Rd. Suspicious activity. 5:04 p.m. E Main St. Erratic operator. 5:06 p.m. Computer Dr./Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 5:10 p.m. Otis St. [...]

Worcester man arrested for alleged break-in at Westborough store

December 29th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today-

On 12/23/14, at approximately 6:00 AM, Sgt. Chester Hallice discovered a break into “The Whiz” which is located at 122 Turnpike Rd. An investigation revealed that a suspect broke in through the front door at 11:45 PM the previous night. Cash, dragon figurines and magic cards worth several thousand dollars were stolen in the break.

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