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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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


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

police log

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.

Audrey E. Ayres, 88, of Westborough

December 29th, 2014

Westborough – Audrey E. Ayres, 88, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Willard H. “Bill” Ayres. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Albina (Miller) Holt. She was educated in Worcester schools [...]

State officials attend grand opening of Fish and Game Westborough Field Headquarters

December 28th, 2014

(l to r) Representative Carolyn Dykama (D-Holliston), Energy and Environmental Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) and Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) at the grand opening of the Department of Fish and Game Westborough Field Headquarters

Westborough – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Governor Deval Patrick and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett, attended the grand opening ceremony of the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Westborough Field Headquarters and environmental education center Dec. 20. The facility will serve as the head [...]

Westborough family celebrates two engagements

December 25th, 2014


Westborough – Susan and Anthony Ash happily announced the engagement of their daughter, Marybeth, to Matthew Dattilio of Quechee, Vt. Matt is the son of Lin Dattilio of Hartland and David Dattilio of White River Junction, Vt. Marybeth is a 2011 graduate of St. Michael’s College and a financial analyst with Global Forest Partners in [...]

For Westborough mom, Christmas comes early, thanks to police union

December 24th, 2014

(l to r) Westborough Police Officers Chip Dapolite and Greg McRae, Yolanda Hernandez and her son Christopher, Police Officers Dean Paine and Leeann Baker

Westborough – Like many moms, Yolanda Hernandez works outside the home so she can provide a good life for her kids. Her son, Christopher is 13, and daughter, Emma, is 4. A unit secretary in the Umass Memorial University Campus emergency room since 2001, Hernandez is also taking classes at Quinsigamond Community College towards attaining her associate degree in general health studies with the hopes of someday becoming a respiratory therapist.

Westborough police log, Dec. 26 edition

December 24th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Dec. 15 2:25 a.m. Lyman St. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 6:03 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 6:20 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Burglary/breaking & entering. 6:39 a.m. Brewer Dr. Suspicious auto. 6:46 a.m. Chestnut St. Suspicious auto. 9:56 a.m. Harvey Ln. Ambulance. 1:31 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 2:35 p.m. Upton Rd. Suspicious activity. 3:28 p.m. Fisher/Arch Sts. [...]

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