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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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Westborough celebrates ‘Festival of the Lights’

December 23rd, 2014

Assisted by Fire Chief Nick Perron (l), Ben Frogel lights the menorah.

Westborough – As a light snow fell, residents and town officials gathered Dec. 21 at the rotary to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah with the lighting of a nine-foot public menorah. The annual event is hosted by Chabad of Westborough.

A greeting was offered to those in attendance by Rabbi Michoel Green, who thanked the town’s public safety officers for their support. He also thanked the Rotary Club of Westborough, who annually put up holidays lights on the rotary and in the downtown area.

Dreaming of a foggy Christmas

December 23rd, 2014

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Westborough – Mild temperatures create a foggy tableau over the Sandra Pond Reservoir this morning in Westborough. Photo/Bonnie Adams

Mountaineers defeat Rangers in Borough’s Cup final

December 22nd, 2014

Westborough goalie Jared Ward blocks shots by Wachusett’s Tanyon Ventres (#21, left) and Paul Happy (#14, right).

Westborough – The Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers defeated the Westborough High School Rangers 3-1 in the Borough’s Cup final, in a game played Dec. 20 at NorthStar Ice Sports. This was the fourth year in a row that the Mountaineers have taken home the Borough’s Cup.

Hanukkah celebration features traditional games, foods

December 22nd, 2014

Ben (left) and Alex Friedberg with their menorah

Westborough – The Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough kicked off Hanukkah with a party and dreidel tournament Dec. 17.

Worcester Writers Collaborative glove drive

December 20th, 2014

Westborough – Last year, with the tremendous help of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Westborough, the Worcester Writers Collaborative (WWC) collected more than 500 books and coloring books for NPH Haiti and Cradles to Crayons. This year, through the generous cooperation of St. Luke’s, the WWC is holding its second annual drive to help those [...]

Westborough Venture Crew offers tree disposal

December 20th, 2014

Westborough – Westborough Venture Crew 100 will be picking up and disposing of Christmas trees Saturdays, Jan. 3 and Jan. 10 for its annual fundraiser. Participating residents are asked to schedule a pick-up by calling Gerad at 774-239-7989. There is no specified donation for tree pickup, but money should be left attached to or near [...]

Scanlan, Maloney engagement

December 19th, 2014

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Northborough/Westborough – Patricia and Paul Maloney, of Northborough and Falmouth, announce the engagement of their son Paul E. Maloney Jr. to Anna-dora C. Scanlan, daughter of Gail and Brian Scanlan of Wyckoff, N.J.

Brig. General Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, formerly of Westborough

December 18th, 2014

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January 25, 1931 – December 4, 2014 Westborough – Kenneth H. Pascoe, 83, of Tequesta, Fla. and Laconia, N.H., formerly of Westborough and Watertown, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. He was born Jan. 25, 1931 in Newton, the twin son of Clifford F. and Ethel (Harding) Pascoe, and was [...]

Happy ending to story of lost wedding ring

December 17th, 2014

Brian Ramsey returning Annie Rose Traiforos’ ring at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Westborough – Annie Rose Traiforos, a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, was scraping the ice off of her car in the parking lot on the day after Thanksgiving when her wedding ring slipped from her finger into the snow. “I tried to find it but I wasn’t able to because of the heavy [...]

Westborough police log, Dec. 19 edition

December 17th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Dec. 8 3:05 a.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 3:59 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Suspicious activity. 8:41 a.m. High St. Est. Ambulance. 8:55 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Larceny. 9:51 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 12:01 p.m. Eli Whitney St. Accident – hit & run. 12:31 p.m. Milk St./Maple Cir. Suspicious person. 3:40 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 5:07 [...]

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