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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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Gertrude C. Horohoe, 86, of Westborough

August 11th, 2014

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Westborough – Gertrude C. Horohoe, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of William P. Horohoe. Mr. and Mrs. Horohoe would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles [...]

WYFS congratulates babysitter training class graduates

August 10th, 2014

August Babysitter Training Course participants: (back row, l to r) Eli Richman, James Gagnon, Julia Neiva, Nicole Levine and Instructor Betheda Shuman; (middle row) Raphael Richman, Abigail Riela, Natalie Chace and Infanta Antony; and (front row) Rachel Fredman, Nicole Farmer, Rachel White and Grace Townsend

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) congratulates the recent graduates of their American Red Cross Babysitting classes. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of Aug. 4. Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, interview [...]

Women choral singers wanted for new session of Hundredth Town Chorus

August 10th, 2014

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Westborough – The Hundredth Town Chorus of Westborough is seeking female singers to participate in their four-part chorus. No auditions are required, but the organization is in need of new voices of all ages for the upcoming fall season. The chorus is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. The mission is to have fun singing [...]

Westborough Rotary Club awards scholarships

August 10th, 2014

The 2014 Westborough High School scholarship recipients. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough recently welcomed its 2014 Westborough High School scholarship recipients to its weekly club meeting. Giving back to the community is a strong club tradition and providing high school scholarships has been an area of focus for many years. To date, more than $250,000 has been provided to Westborough [...]

Westborough student wins scholarship from South Street Diner

August 7th, 2014

Mark Sullivan, owner of the South Street Diner, congratulates Brian Pu Ruiz on winning the diner's annual scholarship. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Like many Westborough teens, Brian Pu Ruiz has enjoyed many delicious meals at the South Street Diner. With its varied menu and generous portions, it's the perfect place for a hungry young man to whet his appetite. He enjoys dining there so much that he decided to apply for an annual scholarship the diner grants to a graduating Westborough High School (WHS) senior each year. And much to his delight, his eloquent essay was chosen by the diner's owners, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, as the 2014 winning entry.

Westborough police log, Aug. 8 edition

August 6th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, July 28 12:15 p.m. Warren St. Suspicious auto. 8:42 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Suspicious auto. 10:23 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 11:25 a.m. Powder Hill Way. Ambulance. 12:22 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 5:40 p.m. Lyman St./Steven Rd. Accident – property damage. 6:16 p.m. Brigham St. Parking violation/complaint. 7:26 p.m. E Main St. Larceny. [...]

Robert Loomis, 91, of Westborough

August 1st, 2014

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Westborough – Robert “Bob” Morgan Loomis, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille Martha (North) Loomis. Bob is also survived by his children, Donald of San Jose, Ca.; William of Gastonia, N.C.; Jeannie and husband Ron Smith of [...]

Westborough's Julio's Liquors celebrates 40th anniversary

July 30th, 2014

Ryan Maloney
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Westborough – Julio's Liquors has not always been the regional destination that it is today. Family-owned and operated since inception, the store was opened in 1974 by Ron Maloney and his brothers-in-law, Gene and Julio Colangelo. The current owner, Ryan Maloney – Ron's son – bought the business in 2000 and since that time has oversaw it's growth into not only one of the top liquor stores in the country, but also one that has earned international acclaim.

Westborough police log, Aug. 1 edition

July 30th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, July 18 1:20 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:15 a.m. Wayside Rd. Disturbance (general). 9:13 a.m. Bowman St. Accident – hit & run. 9:57 a.m. Technology Dr. Disturbance (general). 1:38 p.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:49 p.m. Arrested, Adam Weiner, 18, of 28 Huckleberry Rd., Hopkinton, for false/misuse liquor ID card/license, person under [...]

Marjorie A. McDonald, 84, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Marjorie A. McDonald, 84, of Westborough, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 after a long illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1930 in Southborough to the late Catherine and James Giffin. She married the late Bernard J. McDonald in 1950, and they lived together in Westborough. Marge worked many years as a waitress, [...]

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