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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.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Westborough celebrates spring’s arrival with a festival

May 4th, 2015

Making the rounds at the Kids Carnival, Kapish Kaza, 8, checks out the prizes of the cupcake walk.

Westborough – After a series of weekends with inclement weather, comfortably warm temperatures contributed to a successful 13th annual Westborough Spring Festival, presented by the Rotary Club of Westborough. This year’s festivities began May 1 with a first-time event: Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Grille at the Westborough Country Club

‘Swampland’ near I-90 Interchange transferred to ConCom

May 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Selectmen April 28 voted to transfer control of about 16 acres of land taken by tax title to the Conservation Commission (ConCom), hoping to make it more likely the state will compensate the town if it takes the land for the coming expansion of the Mass Pike/I-495 Interchange.

Youth Bike Rodeo at Westborough Spring Fair

May 1st, 2015

Westborough – The inaugural Westborough Youth Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the Rotary Club Spring Festival at Bay State Commons. Free bicycle helmets, donated by Breakstone, White & Gluck, will be given out and bike safety checks will be conducted. There will also be a [...]

Westborough selectmen want to give Community Preservation Act another look

April 29th, 2015

Westborough—Though voters have said no in the past, the Board of Selectmen think the time may be right for the town to consider adopting the Community Preservation Act (CPA).

Celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day at Tatnuck Bookseller

April 29th, 2015

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café is New England’s largest independent bookstore. 
Photo/Debra Roberts

Westborough – Saturday, May 2 will mark the second annual National Independent Bookstore Day. The event is meant to recognize and celebrate independently owned bookstores like Westborough’s own Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café. As the largest independently owned bookstore in New England, Tatnuck has become a destination for the reader who still enjoys picking [...]

Harry’s Restaurant and Dairy Bar – burgers, seafood and so much more

April 29th, 2015

Harry’s is constantly adjusting its menu to bring its customers a variety of choices. 
File photo/Valerie Franchi

Westborough – In an industry that often sees restaurants open and then close just as quickly, Harry’s Restaurant and Dairy Bar is an anomaly – it has been satisfying hungry customers for nearly seven decades.

Westborough police log, May 1 edition

April 29th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, April 20 1:00 a.m. Powder Hill Way. Animal complaint. 5:11 a.m. Washington St. Burglary/breaking & entering. 6:46 a.m. Arrested, William Smith, 59, of 4 Woodview Way, Apt. C32, Hopkinton, charges unavailable/assist Hopkinton PD. 10:53 a.m. Technology Dr. Ambulance. 11:18 a.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 11:50 a.m. E Main St. Well-being check. [...]

Nancy J. Yendriga, 70, of Westborough

April 28th, 2015

Nancy Yendriga. Photo/John Swinconeck,

Westborough – Nancy J. Yendriga, 70, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester. She was the wife of Frank Yendriga. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Ruth (Sullivan) Hackett. She was educated in Quincy, and was a graduate of [...]

Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, formerly of Westborough and Grafton

April 24th, 2015

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Worcester – Montene Murphy Bieber, 91, of Worcester, formerly of Grafton and Westborough, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. George S. Bieber. Her first husband, Attorney Francis X. Murphy, died in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Maura Murphy of Boston; her son,  Francis [...]

Blood drive to be held in honor of Gibbons School student

April 23rd, 2015

Corinne Sciarappa
Photo/submitted

Westborough – In March, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School eighth-grader Corinne Sciarappa, 14, was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. A form of cancer which makes up about 3 percent of all childhood cancers, rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a soft tissue cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles.

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