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.

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Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough

August 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Jeannette G. (Baril) Galipeau. Born in Northbridge, he was the son of the late Fred and Beatrice (Fitzpatrick) Galipeau. He was educated in Worcester schools and graduated from [...]

Westborough police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 11 12:28 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 7:11 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 11:07 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 12:04 p.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 12:10 p.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 12:29 p.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 3:01 p.m. Lyman/Chauncy Sts. Disturbance (general). 3:11 p.m. W Main St. Accident – [...]

Friends of Westborough seek donations for fall fair

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., are seeking donations for their Fall Fair Saturday, Nov. 15. Donations of jewelry, knitted items, and items for raffle baskets and silent auction are greatly appreciated. All donations must be made by Saturday, Nov. 1. Drop off at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., or 55 [...]

Back-to-school event for teens at Westborough Public Library

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and Westborough High School Library Media Center announce a back-to-school kickoff event for local teens Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 55 W. Main St. Students currently in grades 6-12 are invited to the Westborough Public Library Media Maker Space to create “altered book” art, build [...]

Ann C. Carlstrom, 85, of Westborough

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – Ann C. (Scannell) Carlstrom, 85, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in the company of her family after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the daughter of Edward and Marion Scannell and sister of Mary Scannell Graw (deceased), Edward Scannell, and Judy Scannell Donovan (deceased). Ann was married to [...]

Westborough Girl Scouts explore Nantucket

August 18th, 2014

(l to r) Girl Scouts Ella Fox, Lydia O"Connell, Jordan Connolly, Helena Spofford and Elizabeth Baldwin, Mary McCormack and Sarah Masciarelli enjoy kayaking. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough -When most people think of Girl Scout trips, they think of going hiking to some strange mountain to do community service and save the world, all the while keeping some “goody goody” reputation. But Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30507, proved this stereotype wrong. Of course, we do hike and do community service, and probably will save the world sometime, but this trip was a little different.

Penta is named chair of Westborough Economic Development Committee

August 18th, 2014

Westborough – Deborah Penta has been named chair of the Westborough Economic Development Committee (EDC), replacing Lester Hensley, who held the position for the last three years. Penta is the CEO and founder of Penta Marketing Communication, Inc., a full-service marketing firm located in Westborough. Joe MacDonough, the former CEO of Westborough Bank, was named [...]

A look back at the Red Barn Theatre on the Turnpike

August 18th, 2014

The Original Red Barn Theatre (Photo courtesy/ Westborough Public Library)

Westborough – For 20 years, starting with its opening day, July 2, 1938, the Red Barn Theatre, located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 30, offered a different play every week for a 26-week season. The Barn entertained summer stock followers, hired resident extras and service people. The actors and actresses stayed at Crossways, Waite's Twilight Cabins or Dumont's Cabins and ate at local restaurants. The theater was advertised in the New York Times theater section with 89 other summer theaters along the East Coast known as the Straw Hat Circuit. A new cast of stars traveled to each venue on a weekly basis throughout the summer season.

RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Westborough opens doors

August 17th, 2014

(l to r) Annette Norton, Julie Squires, Doug Stone, June Hillier, Mary Christensen, Tim Foley, Mary Foley, Ananth Ram, Sandy Mayer, Sandy Grace, Marcia Pessana and Mike Gallagher at the newly opened RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Westborough. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – RE/MAX of New England announced the official grand opening of the Westborough RE/MAX Real Estate Center at 45 Lyman St. Owned by brokers Mike Gallagher and Annette Norton, the office has been operating since April 2014 and is a full-service real estate brokerage. RE/MAX Real Estate Center brings a team of 15 seasoned, [...]

Westborough police log, Aug. 15 edition

August 13th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 4 12:26 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Disturbance (general). 1:50 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 7:59 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 11:05 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Suspicious auto. 12:34 P.M. School St. Animal complaint. 4:44 p.m. Charlestown Meadow Dr. Ambulance. Tuesday, Aug. 5 12:21 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Well-being check. 8:29 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Well-being check. 9:38 [...]

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