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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June 29th, 2015
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.
June 25th, 2015
Westborough – Senator James Eldridge, D-Acton, Representative Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston and Representative Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded more than $31,000 in grant funding to the Westborough Fire Department because of their participation in the Ambulance Certified Public Expenditure Program (CPE). The program allows municipalities that provide [...]
June 24th, 2015
Westborough – The Board of Selectmen cleared the way June 23 for the latest mixed-use housing and commercial development in the town’s transit oriented village (TOV) district that will include modest cottage-style homes designed to be marketed to older residents or young professionals.
The vote came after the board’s chair, George Barrette, expressed his frustration about the way other committees have approached development topics and how they impact the town’s schools.
June 24th, 2015
Westborough Monday, June 15 12:19 a.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious person. 6:54 a.m. Upton Rd./Morse St. Road/tree/wires. 9:39 a.m. Fisher St. Suspicious activity. 11:06 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 1:13 p.m. Milk St./Kings Grant Rd. Animal complaint. 3:37 p.m. E Main St. MAV – property damage. 6:06 p.m. Cottage St. Suspicious auto. 11:23 p.m. Lawtons Way. Ambulance [...]
June 23rd, 2015
Westborough – It was 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, May 13, and the house was packed. The venue was intimate, with room for no more than perhaps 50 or 60 people. But the seats — covered with red patterned fabric — were filled with patrons adorned in all manner of floral blouses and cardigans. The sounds of the pianist practicing chords and runs mingled with bursts of loud conversation and the high whistling of hearing aids. A few latecomers
June 21st, 2015
Westborough – The Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) kicked off their Hot Summer Nights program June 19 with an ice cream giveaway for teens finishing their last day of school in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. WYFS administrative assistant Cathy Cairns passed out hot pink program booklets containing the Hot Summer Nights activity offerings and registration form.
June 20th, 2015
Westborough – The end of the school year is quickly approaching and on June 12, the students at Annie B. Fales Elementary School participated in its annual Field Day. Each grade wore a different color and a much-anticipated opening ceremony marked the beginning of the day’s activities.
June 19th, 2015
Westborough – The committee studying potential reuses of the Westborough State Hospital will likely ask Town Meeting voters this fall to fund an assessment of the state of the existing buildings on the property.
State Hospital Reuse Committee Chair Brian Bush told selectmen June 9 the committee wants to hire a firm to evaluate the buildings and come up with cost estimates for demolition so that when developers are invited to submit proposals for the parts of the property that will be privately redeveloped, they will have a clear idea of the costs they will face.
June 19th, 2015
Westborough – The town of Westborough’s Fourth of July Family Block Party will be held on Friday, June 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. This annual celebration, held in the downtown area from the rotary to Parkman Ave, will once again feature the popular band “The Reminisants” as well as many children’s events and food [...]
June 19th, 2015
Westborough – Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., will be hosting an “Interfaith Vigil in Solidarity with the Community of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C.” on Sunday, June 21, from 4- 5 p.m. Faith leaders from the Interfaith communities of Westborough and Northborough will be leading the vigil which will have prayer, [...]