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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Westborough Fire Department responds to alarm at Cheng Du

August 5th, 2015

Photo/Westborough Fire Department

Westborough – The Town of Westborough Fire-Rescue-Emergency Medical Services has released a statement about the early morning fire at Cheng Du Restaurant: The Westborough Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at the Cheng Du Restaurant on Turnpike Rd. at 5:00 AM. The arriving units found a smoke condition inside the building. Firefighters located a [...]

Julio’s Liquors unveils Bourbon Assault Vehicle

August 5th, 2015

Julio’s Liquors’ new Bourbon Assault Vehicle

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is excited to introduce a liquor experience vehicle to their operations. Known as the Bourbon Assault Vehicle (or BAV), the van will not only make deliveries for large parties and corporate events, but will also be the primary mode of transportation for Julio’s new educational outings, Spirited Experiences.

Westborough police log, Aug. 7 edition

August 5th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, July 27 1:04 a.m. Jasper St. Suspicious auto. 8:36 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious auto. 12:21 p.m. Valente Dr. Ambulance. 2:29 p.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 8:39 p.m. Hillcrest Dr. Ambulance. 9:29 p.m. Rev Thomas Hooker Rd. Ambulance. Tuesday, July 28 1:05 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 1:17 a.m. Willow St. Suspicious activity. 4:49 a.m. [...]

Virginia K. Sprague, 88, formerly of Shrewsbury and Westborough

August 5th, 2015

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Jupiter, Fla. – Virginia K. “Jane” Sprague, 88, in Jupiter, Fla., formerly of Shrewsbury and Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at the Jupiter Pavilion Hospice. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Ellis and Dorothy (Bent) Palmer. She was educated in Westborough schools and was a 1944 graduate of [...]

‘Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes’ showing at Westborough Library

August 4th, 2015

Westborough – A showing of the video “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St. The video tells the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who developed leukemia from radiation caused by the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima on [...]

Peter A. Murphy, 66, of Westborough

August 4th, 2015

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Westborough – Peter A. “Pete” Murphy, 66, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday Aug. 2, 2015 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Coom, Co. Kerry, Ireland, son of the late Peter and Johanna (O’Donoghue) Murphy. He came to America in 1969. He worked for many years at the Worcester State [...]

Ethole Stavropoulos, 86, of Westborough

August 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Ethole “Stathoula” Stavropoulos, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. She was the wife of the late John Stavropoulos. Born in Saga, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Andreas and Akaterini (Koutzoulis) Vasilopoulos and was educated in Greece. Ethole came to the United States in 1968 [...]

Keeping kids safe this summer

July 31st, 2015

American Red Cross 5 Skills to Save Your Life in the Water. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – This summer, the YMCA wants people to remember that “71 percent of the world is water, and children are 100 percent curious,” said Elizabeth A. Moquin, director of marketing and advancement at the Central Massachusetts Boroughs Family Branch.

Cecelia R. Grynsel, 87, of Westborough

July 29th, 2015

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Westborough – Cecelia R. (Summers) Grynsel, 87, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Grynsel. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ellen (Van Riper) Summers. She was raised in Upton and was a graduate of [...]

Westborough police log, July 31 edition

July 29th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, July 20 3:30 a.m. Beach St. Suspicious activity. 7:36 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 8:28 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Erratic operator. 8:48 a.m. Mt. Pleasant St. Ambulance. 9:44 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 11:00 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 1:54 p.m. Westmeadow Plaza. Accident – property damage. 3:06 p.m. Milk St. Accident – [...]

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