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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That time of year

September 10th, 2014

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Westborough – The Arnold kids, (l to r), Tanner, 7, Dylan 10, Taylor, 14 and Drew, 13 (in front with “Manny”) pose for a photo for the first day of school Aug. 27. Photo/courtesy Kristen Arnold

Selectmen have mixed reaction to Ocean State Job Lot alcohol proposal

September 10th, 2014


Westborough–A proposal to add beer and wine sales at the Ocean State Job Lot store on Milk Street drew a mixed reaction from the Board of Selectmen Sept. 9.

OSJL Spirits LLC applied for a beer and wine license for the recently expanded store at 180 Milk St., saying it would use about 600 square feet of the 37,000-square foot store to carry out the license.

Westborough police log, Sept. 12 edition

September 10th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, Aug. 29 12:45 a.m. Rogers Rd. Suspicious auto. 8:26 a.m. Rosewood Pl./Partridge Rd. Suspicious person. 9:50 a.m. Lyman St. Road/trees/wires. 10:33 a.m. Adams St. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 12:22 p.m. Union St. Ambulance. 3:48 p.m. School/W Main Sts. Accident – property damage. 4:58 p.m. E Main St. Accident – personal injury. 5:45 p.m. Arrested, [...]

Westborough police arrest man wanted in Montana

September 5th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement today: On 9/5/14, the Westborough Police received a request from authorities in Montana to locate a suspect who had committed an armed robbery in their state. Sgt. Steven Reale and Ptl. Domenic Annunziata located William P. Monopoli age 29 at a facility in Westborough. They placed [...]

European Wax Center celebrates grand opening in Westborough

September 5th, 2014

Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce (far left) and Terri Radley, (middle, holding scissors) and the staff of the European Wax Center celebrate the grand opening of the franchise in Westborough. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Although the European Wax Center has 620 locations nationwide, including nine in Massachusetts, none were located in central Mass. That is, until Terri Radley opened a franchise at 290 Turnpike Road, in the Speedway Plaza, this summer.

Westborough police log, Sept. 5 edition

September 3rd, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 25 1:40 a.m. W Main St. Vandalism. 7:35 a.m. Milk St. Burglary/breaking & entering. 9:09 a.m. E Main/Lyman Sts. Suspicious auto. 11:36 a.m. Lyman St. Accident – property damage. 2:41 p.m. Church St. Accident – property damage. 6:27 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – hit & run. 10:52 p.m. Chauncy St. Suspicious auto. [...]

Robert Harvey, former president of family company, dies at age 95

September 2nd, 2014

Robert Harvey and his wife, Jane
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough? – Robert Emory Harvey, 95, of Westborough died on Saturday, August 30, 2014. He leaves his wife of 72 years, Jane (Williams) Harvey. He was born in Westborough, the son of Luta L. (Grimes) and Emory L. Harvey and lived there all his life. Harvey graduated from Westborough High School in 1936 and received [...]

Carol I. Parker, 95, of Westborough

September 2nd, 2014

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Westborough – Carol I. (McGee) Parker, 95, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Frank W. Parker. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Carrie (Frelick) McGee and was educated in Westborough schools. Carol [...]

Westborough Businessman helping organize benefit for hospice

August 30th, 2014


Westborough – A Westborough businessman is part of the group behind a benefit marking the 20th anniversary of the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Needham Golf Club, 49 Green St., Needham. VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit visiting nurse association, opened the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice [...]

Westborough Library plans for the future

August 30th, 2014

Volunteer Darian O"Donnell uses the makerspace software. (Photo/Maureen Ambrosino)

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library has been taking steps to prepare for future growth and transform it into “a 21st-century library,” according to Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

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