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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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Carey Ashworth, 80, formerly of Westborough

November 4th, 2014

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Valrico, Fla. – Carey Verne Ashworth, 80, of Valrico, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, with his beloved family at his side. Carey was a truly wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He had an incredibly generous spirit and loved to make people laugh. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Air [...]

Students celebrate Diwali at Mill Pond School

November 2nd, 2014

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Westborough – There was storytelling, food and sweets, mendi (henna) hand decorating, dancing, rangoli (folk art) and more at the Mill Pond School Celebration of Diwali Oct. 28.

Westborough graduates receive scholarships

October 31st, 2014

Photo 1: WHS Civic Club Scholarship recipients (l to r: Mia Natale; Frank Chang; Club President Adam Boyce; Mark Schoen)

Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club recently awarded scholarships to five graduating Westborough High School students: Mia Natale, Franck Chang, Mark Schoen, Catherine Martin and Adelene Egan. This year, for the first time, the club also awarded a scholarship to one Westborough student attending Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. This inaugural award was awarded [...]

Board takes key step in acquisition of Westborough State Hospital

October 31st, 2014

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen Oct. 28 took a key step toward finalizing the town’s acquisition of the Westborough State Hospital property, approving a land disposition agreement with the state.

The public equivalent of a purchase and sale agreement, the agreement will eventually being recorded at the Registry of Deeds, giving the town authority over the property in a deal approved by lawmakers in August.

Selectmen maintain single tax rate, residential bills to drop modestly

October 31st, 2014

By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough – Selectmen Oct. 28 voted to maintain a single tax rate for commercial and residential properties, saying it is a key to continuing to foster business growth in the community. In their annual tax classification hearing with the Board of Assessors, the board voted unanimously in favor of maintaining [...]

Westborough names Herb Arnold Veterans Day grand marshal

October 31st, 2014

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Westborough – Herbert Russell Arnold, a lifelong Westborough resident, was selected as the 2014 Veterans Day grand marshal. Born July 7, 1938, he was raised a in a log cabin on Belknap Street with three brothers and three sisters. He attended Westborough High School (WHS), graduating with the Class of 1956. He was a Sea [...]

PENTA prepares for holiday season as Toys for Tots drop-off location

October 31st, 2014

PENTA Communications’ 208 Turnpike Rd. headquarters is now a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.  
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Westborough – PENTA Communications, Inc., located at 208 Turnpike Road (Route 9), recently announced that the marketing firm will be a new drop-off location for the Toys for Tots Program for the 2014 holiday season. Toys for Tots, an annual program administered by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, distributes new and unwrapped toys to [...]

Eugenie M. F. Boutilier, 97

October 30th, 2014

Westborough – Eugenie M. F. Boutilier, 97, of Westborough, formerly of Southborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at the Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late George and Edith (Early) Boutilier and was educated in Southborough schools. Eugenie was employed as a secretary for General [...]

Selectmen maintain single tax rate, residential bills to drop modestly

October 30th, 2014

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By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough – The Board of Selectmen Oct. 28 voted to maintain a single tax rate for commercial and residential properties, saying it is a key to continuing to foster business growth in the community. In their annual tax classification hearing with the Board of Assessors, the board voted unanimously in [...]

Barry Jaffee, 70, of Westborough

October 29th, 2014

Westborough – Barry Lewis Jaffee, of Westborough, a well-known local CPA, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 with his devoted family at his side. He was 70 years of age. He leaves his spouse, Phyllis Galfand; his daughter, E.Ariel Jaffee; and his sister, Ellen Jaffee Zeller.   Funeral services are being planned for Friday, Oct. [...]

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