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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‘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 – [...]

Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough

July 28th, 2015

Westborough – Anne R. Casagranda, 100, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Coleman House in Northborough. Born in Brown Station, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Marie Eldberiti. Anne was employed at the New England Envelope in West Boylston for many years prior to her [...]

Book sale at Westborough Library during farmers market

July 22nd, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will hold book sales from 12 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, during the Westborough Farmers Market. Also on sale will be DVDs and CDs. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Westborough Public Library.  In addition, there is an ongoing [...]

Beth Tikvah adopts new membership initiative

July 22nd, 2015

Westborough – With approval at its recent congregational meeting, Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough as initiated a new way of collecting membership fees based on ability to pay rather than categories of membership. According to Beth Tikvah President EJ Dotts, the change is intended to open membership even further. “We have always prided ourselves on [...]

New archery pavilion is dedicated to Westborough’s Montalbano

July 22nd, 2015

Matthew J. Budz, Scout executive/CEO,  (third from left) with members of the One Ball Two Strikes Foundation (l to r) Tara Fallon, Pat Fallon, Sharon Montalbano, Andy Montalbano, Ian Johnson, John Gareri and Maureen Johnson. Missing from photo are foundation members Ellen Bishop and Kristen Montalbano.

Westborough – The late Greg Montalbano was best known for his skills on the baseball diamond, pitching for St. John’s High School, Northeastern University, the Red Sox organization and the Worcester Tornadoes. But Montalbano was also an avid outdoorsman, who loved to backpack, camp, fly fish, and canoe down rivers in Maine. Many of those hobbies were ones he participated in as a member of Troop 100 in Westborough, where he also earned his Eagle Scout rank.

As someone who was stricken with cancer himself, he volunteered numerous times to play in and speak at fundraisers for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Sadly, Montalbano lost his own battle with cancer in 2009, just days before he was to turn 32.

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