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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.

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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 [...]

Westborough police log, March 6 edition

March 4th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, Feb. 23 6:39 a.m. South St. Road/tree/wires. 6:51 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Suspicious auto. 12:06 p.m. Arrested, Russell L. Hayes, 27, of 15 Elizabeth St., Apt. 1R, Worcester, on warrant. 2:20 p.m. Smith St. Ambulance. 3:15 p.m. Cedar/South Sts. Accident – property damage. 3:48 p.m. Underwood Ct. Ambulance. 6:21 p.m. Oak St. Disturbance (general). [...]

Westborough Knights of Columbus to hold fundraiser for Unified Track

March 3rd, 2015

(l to r) Sam Kanji, Matt McCarthy, Kaitlin Johnson, Colleen Kasparzak and Kaitlin Slattery. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough/Southborough – Unified track is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences by joining people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. Its goal is to break down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a fun way, bringing people together to develop friendship and understanding. In 2012 Westborough High School (WHS) and Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) teamed up to create a joint unified track team.

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

March 3rd, 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 [...]

Babysitting available at Westborough Town Meeting

March 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633 will provide babysitting at the Westborough Town Meeting Saturday, March 14. Babysitting will be available from 12 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. Pre-registration is required so the troop can plan accordingly for coverage. Cost is $5 per hour [...]

Westborough High sends record number of skiers to state competition

March 3rd, 2015

The Westborough High School state qualifying skiers and coaches are (l to r) Alexa Conlin, Taryn Israel, Alice Reh, Head Coach Greg Rota, Co-captain Robert Stout, Assistant Coach Andrew Lipke, Ryley Palladino, Co-captain Hanna Spofford, Dylan Connors, Reis Scerbin and Nicole Lipke. Seated are Sophia Bersani and Charlie Buress.
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Westborough – It’s typical for a high school race team to have several skiers qualify for the state competition every year. This year, however, Westborough High School sent 11 racers – five boys and six girls – out of the total 36 racers for the entire Central Mass. High School Ski League.

WCLT announces Earth Day Essay Contest and scholarships

February 28th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors, as well as to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. [...]

Author Berte to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, March 1

February 27th, 2015

Janice E. Berte photo

Westborough – Janice E. Berte, author of “Why am I so fat, Mommy?,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, March 1, from 1-3 p.m. If your child is struggling with weight issues or being bullied in school, then this story will help to educate your entire family. The story is about one young boy who [...]

Selectmen back funding expanded senior center van service

February 25th, 2015

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted to support funding a fourth driver for the Council on Aging’s (COA) senior transportation service for the coming fiscal year and pledged to work with the group to develop a true long-range plan for expanding the service to meet growing demand.

Selectmen finalize Annual Town Meeting warrant

February 25th, 2015

Westborough–As they finalized for the warrant Saturday, March 14 Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen voted against supporting the only citizens petition slated to be taken up by voters.

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