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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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Auburn man arrested in Westborough for road rage incident

June 9th, 2015

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On June 8th, at approximately 5:18 PM, the Westborough Police received a call reporting a road rage incident on Rte. 9W in the area of Westborough Toyota. The reporting party stated that the operator of a Ford Escape had pointed a handgun at him. [...]

Class of 2015 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 8th, 2015

The ceremony concludes with the graduates tossing their caps into the air.

Westborough – The weather cooperated June 6 for the outdoor graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 293 diplomas were presented.

Local boys receive Catholic Scouting medal

June 7th, 2015

(l to r) Fr. James Boland, Scout Olivier Whelan, Assistant Scoutmaster Patrick Whelan, and Msgr. Michael Foley, pastor of St. Luke's Church, following the awarding of the Pope Pius XII Catholic Scouting medal May 24. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Olivier Whelan, a freshman at Westborough High School, was the recipient May 24 of the Pope Pius XII Award, the advanced Catholic Scouting medal, at St. Luke’s Church in Westborough. Whelan, a member of Westborough Scout Troop 100, was one of 16 boys who were recognized at a ceremony a week earlier in the Cathedral [...]

Nominations sought for Westborough High Athletics Hall of Fame

June 7th, 2015

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) Athletics is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted in the Westborough High School Athletics Office through Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Forms can be found on the website at whs.westboroughk12.org under Athletics, in the main office at the high school, the Central [...]

Westborough Farmers’ Market to open season June 11

June 5th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Farmers’ Market will open for the season Thursday, June 11.  Located at 57 West Main St., the market will be open from 12-6 p.m.  every Thursday from June 11 through late September. Come enjoy Red’s Best Seafood, music by Big Jon Short, and various crafts/activities for kids, as well as a [...]

Westborough native Eli Whitney, revisited

June 3rd, 2015

Eli Whitney, famous for patenting the cotton gin, was born and raised in Westborough. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Westborough – Ask anyone in Westborough why Eli Whitney is famous, and you’re almost certain to hear: “He invented the cotton gin!”

Westborough police log, June 5 edition

June 3rd, 2015

police log

Westborough Friday, May 22 9:11 a.m. Fisher St. Suspicious activity. 12:16 p.m. Otis St. Accident – property damage. 3:51 p.m. Belknap St. Fire/smoke/gas. 6:05 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:33 p.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Accident- non-invest. Saturday, May 23 2:14 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 9:17 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 1:43 p.m. [...]

Virginia L. Lindsay, 83, of Westborough

June 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Virginia L. “Ginny” Lindsay, 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Monday, June 1, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Henry F. “Harry” Lindsay. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Karekin and Lucy (Santoian) Kaprelian. Ginny was a lifelong and fourth [...]

Five Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

June 3rd, 2015

Tim Askew works on a section of the Westborough Charm Bracelet Trail.

Westborough – Five Scouts from Westborough Troop 382 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – Daniel McKay, Shawn McElligott, Tim Askew, Robert Stout and John O’Connell. McKay, McElligott and Stout are all seniors at Westborough High School (WHS), while Askew is a junior and O’Connell a sophomore.

Local boys receive Catholic Scouting medal

June 2nd, 2015

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Westborough – Olivier Whelan, a freshman at Westborough High School, was the recipient May 24 of the Pope Pius XII Award, the advanced Catholic Scouting medal, at St. Luke’s Church in Westborough. Whelan, a member of Westborough Scout Troop 100, was one of 16 boys who were recognized at a ceremony a week earlier in the Cathedral [...]

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