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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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Rotary Club lights downtown Westborough for holidays

December 1st, 2014

The Kane brothers – Steven, 5, and Matthew, 2 – are appropriately dressed to meet Santa at the Festival of Lights.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its tradition to brighten downtown Nov. 30 during the annual Festival of Lights. Festivities began with members of the Westborough High School (WHS) Chorus leading a sing-along of carols.

Westborough to explore utility options

November 28th, 2014

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Westborough – Local residents and businesses dreading their winter electric bills might find a cheaper supplier available in the near future.

The town may be that supplier.

Improved cable service on the way for Westborough residents

November 28th, 2014

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Westborough – The Board of Selectmen approved Nov. 25 a license renewal for Charter Communications and Verizon that should result in cable subscribers getting improved service.

Westborough High graduates launch PBS KIDS series

November 26th, 2014

Westborough High School graduates Tim McKeon (l) and Adam Peltzman are the creators of “Odd Squad”.
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Westborough – Math has gotten, in some cases, a bad rap. But two Westborough High School (WHS) graduates hope that with their new series that they have created for public television, they can show kids that math can actually be fun.

The show, “Odd Squad,” created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman, for PBS KIDS, focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the ‘oddity’ in each episode.

Westborough police log, Nov. 28 edition

November 26th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Nov. 17 1:45 a.m. South St. Suspicious activity. 1:52 a.m. South St. Ambulance. 9:05 a.m. Research Dr. Ambulance. 9:22 a.m. E Main St. Vandalism. 11:09 a.m. Cross St. Ambulance. 12:25 p.m. E Main St. Larceny. 5:16 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 5:41 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident –property damage. 6:42 p.m. [...]

Rotary Club to host Festival of Lights

November 25th, 2014

Residents of all ages enjoy the annual Rotary Club of Westborough Festival of Light. (File photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – The downtown area around the town’s rotary will once again be lit up for the holiday season thanks to the Rotary Club of Westborough. The public is invited to the kickoff of the Festival of Lights on Sunday, Nov. 30, starting at approximately 5 p.m. As they have done for many years, the [...]

Westborough Players to hold auditions for ‘Stepping Out’

November 25th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Players Club will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “Stepping Out,” Monday, Dec. 8 and Wednesday, Dec. 10. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11.  Auditions will be held at the Harvey Building, 20 Phillips St., Westborough, from 7 – 10 p.m. Michelle Liebowitz will be directing “Stepping Out,” which [...]

Free Thanksgiving dinner to be offered in Westborough

November 25th, 2014

Guests at last year's dinner enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 hall in Westborough. 
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Westborough – The 44th annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 27, at 1 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Once again, a free Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served to all members of [...]

Berkshire Bank celebrates grand opening of Westborough branch

November 25th, 2014

A robot built by the Westborough High School Robotics Team helps to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Berkshire Bank’s new Westborough branch. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Berkshire Bank officially became the newest financial institution to join Westborough’s business community Nov. 20. Local officials and business leaders attended the bank’s grand opening ceremony held at its new branch located at 303 Turnpike Road (Route 9).

Taco Bell celebrates grand opening in Westborough

November 25th, 2014

Surrounded by local and state officials, David Lockwood cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of his new Taco Bell. 
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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Local town and business officials gathered Nov. 19 to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Bell located at 289 Turnpike Road, Route 9 West.  The restaurant is owned by Principals Roger Lockwood, David Lockwood and Gordon McKinnon. David Lockwood welcomed the nearly 40 people in attendance [...]

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