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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Warren Solfiell, PhD., 46, formerly of Westborough

July 6th, 2015

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Keene, N.H. – Warren James Solfiell, PhD., 46, of Keene, N.H., formerly of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 2015 at home. Born in Auburn, N.Y., he is survived by his mother, Margaret (Butts) Solfiell and her partner William Thomason of Westborough, and his father, Walter Solfiell of Nashua, N.H. He was raised and [...]

Westborough Senior Center celebrates Fourth of July

July 5th, 2015

Guests at the annual cookout with Head of the Senior Center Supporters Marie Young (standing).

Westborough – Members and friends of the Westborough Senior Center Supporters attended the annual Red, White and Blue Cookout July 2 at the center. Guests wore their patriotic attire to enjoy traditional cookout fare: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon and pink lemonade. After the meal, those in attendance were entertained by local resident and [...]

Project Graduation Westborough – keeping kids safe since 1991

July 4th, 2015

Decorations at the 2015 Project Graduation Westborough event bring the Viva Las Vegas theme to life for the graduates.

Westborough – In 1979 during graduation season, Oxford Hills, Maine, lost seven of its teenagers because of drugs and alcohol. From those tragedies, the first Project Graduation – an all-night substance-free, alcohol-free graduation night event – was born. Since then, Project Graduation has spread across the nation, significantly reducing drug- and alcohol-related deaths.

William F. Glennon Jr., 88, Westborough

July 3rd, 2015

Obit William Glennon Jr.

Westborough – William F. Glennon Jr., 88, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of Winifred M. (Walsh) Glennon. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William and Julia (Powers) Glennon. He was educated in Boston schools and was [...]

Westborough may face stricter outdoor water use rules

July 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Outdoor watering could be reduced to as little as one day a week as the town strives to meet enhanced requirements for how much water it pumps to serve residents and businesses at times when streamflow in local cold water fisheries drops.

VA director discusses veterans’ issues on Westborough TV

July 1st, 2015

(l to r) Brent French, John Collins and Adam Costello 

Westborough – John “Jack” Collins, director of the Central Western Mass.  Division, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), recently was a guest on “Veterans Corner,” a show produced by Westborough TV. The show is hosted by Brent French, chair of the Westborough Veterans Advisory Board and Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans District. Collins [...]

Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks at the Westborough Public Library

July 1st, 2015

Westborough – The Delvena Theatre Company will present Lizzie Borden and the 40 Whacks by Fran Baron at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. as part of the adult summer reading program.

Westborough police log, July 3 edition

July 1st, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, June 22 12:37 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious person. 1:23 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Ambulance. 7:08 a.m. Arrested, Robert K. Desai, 59, of 1 Quick Farm Rd., Westborough, on probation warrant. 8:25 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 8:56 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 9:12 a.m. E Main St. Burglary/breaking [...]

Claudine C. Primmer, 54, of Westborough

June 30th, 2015

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Westborough – Claudine C. Primmer, 54, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, June 29, 2015, surrounded by her family, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was the beautiful wife of Robert J. Primmer and the mother of three beautiful children, Nicole, Alex, and Christopher Arsenis, and two stepchildren, Kyle and Erica Primmer. [...]

Happy Fourth of July from Westborough families

June 29th, 2015

Checking photos on a camera phone are (l to r) Susan McAlice, Marilyn Leffler and Janice Lindvig.

Westborough – Residents and guests got a head start celebrating the holiday June 26 by attending the annual Westborough July 4th Family Block Party on West Main Street. Among the activities for family fun were a bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, airbrush tattoos, food concessions, and pony and horse-drawn carriage rides.

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