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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Dorothy E. Graham, 88, of Westborough

October 10th, 2014

Obit Dorothy Graham

Westborough – Dorothy E. Graham, 88, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Coleman House in Northborough. She was the wife of the late Francis P. Graham. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Evelyn (Walker) Dunn. She was educated in Westborough and was a graduate of [...]

St. Luke’s winter coat drive

October 8th, 2014

Westborough – St. Luke’s Parish Outreach will host a winter coat drive Tuesday, Oct. 14, through Monday, Nov. 10. The group is collecting clean, new and gently used coats for infants to teens for local families. Coats may be dropped off in collection bins at St. Luke’s Parish Center, 1 Ruggles St.; Westborough Family Youth [...]

Westborough resident raises thousands for Alzheimer’s in memory of wife

October 8th, 2014

Jim Tepper (right) and son Steve on their own walk for Alzheimer’s
Photo/courtesy of Jim Tepper

Westborough ­– When Westborough resident Jim Tepper’s wife Alice was diagnosed in 2000 with Alzheimer’s disease when she was only 60 years old, he knew he needed to find local support and resources. “I felt very stuck and I called and chatted with someone from the local Alzheimer’s Association to get some information,” Tepper said. [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 10 edition

October 8th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 29 12:21 a.m. South St. Disturbance (general). 1:02 a.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Suspicious auto. 7:12 a.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 9:12 a.m. Union St. Erratic operator. 12:44 p.m. Byard Ln. Suspicious activity. 1:56 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – personal injury. 4:13 p.m. W Main St. Ambulance. 4:55 p.m. Bridle Ln. Larceny. 6:35 p.m. [...]

Westborough Scout earns Eagle rank

October 7th, 2014


Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 will award the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout to Jack Howarth Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough, the chartering organization for Troop 100. Howarth crossed over to Boy Scouts in March of 2007 from Cub Scout Pack 100 of Westborough where he earned the Arrow of Light Award. As a Boy [...]

Westborough’s Unitarian Church welcomes new music director

October 4th, 2014

Leonardo Ciampa with the church’s 1895 Ryder organ (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough recently announced the appointment of Leonardo Ciampa of Natick as music director. Ciampa has long been a well-respected organist, pianist, and composer in the musical scene of Greater Boston. He is the artistic director of organ concerts at MIT and the founding director of the MetroWest [...]

Southborough man charged with alleged multiple thefts

October 3rd, 2014

Police 2

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: During the month of September, the Westborough Police investigated a number of vehicle and house breaks. On September 22nd, at 11:35 AM, Derek Saari who works for the Town’s Conservation Commission, was doing an inspection of property on Arch Street. While walking with the [...]

John J. Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough

October 3rd, 2014

Westborough – John J. “Jack” Van Dam Sr., 59, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at home. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Alfred and Helen (Johnson) Van Dam, and was educated in Boston schools. Jack operated the Central House in Westborough for over 35 years. He was [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 3 edition

October 1st, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 22 7:44 a.m. Treetop Pk. Ambulance. 11:35 a.m. Arch St. Larceny. 12:59 p.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 3:45 p.m. Arch St. Road/tree/wires. 4:16 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 5:08 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 6:05 p.m. Technology Ambulance. 7:20 p.m. Brach St. Vandalism. 9:25 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. [...]

Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014


Westborough – Approximately 135 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

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