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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Westborough Annual Town Election candidate profiles

February 20th, 2015

Westborough – The town of Westborough will be holding its Annual Town Election Tuesday, March 3 at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. There are no contested races this year.

Here, in their own words, are statements from three candidates. Next week’s issue of the Community Advocate will have statements from other candidates.

Keamy to present photography exhibit at Westborough Public Library

February 20th, 2015

“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD

Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.

Local liquor store wins National Whisky Retailer of the Year award

February 19th, 2015

Ryan Maloney
Photo/Erb Photography

Westborough – The hottest new trend in liquor? Whisky. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, you are missing out. Westborough-based liquor superstore Julio’s Liquors has been on top of this trend for years now, so much so that it has won the award for “Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outlet” [...]

Mary M. MacDonald, 95, of Westborough

February 19th, 2015


Westborough – Mary M. MacDonald, 95, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Carl A. MacDonald. Born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late James and Hannah (MacLeod) McNeilly. She was educated in Somerville and was a [...]

Westborough police log, Feb. 20 edition

February 18th, 2015

police log

Westborough Saturday, Feb. 7 5:19 a.m. Fisher/Arch Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 7:19 a.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 10:55 a.m. Arrested, David F. Depatie, 55, of 874 Pleasant St., Worcester, for operating MV with license suspended for OUI. 11:11 a.m. Arrested, Christopher S. Parrington, 40, of 29 Alder St., Dracut, on warrant. 11:28 a.m. Valente Dr. Ambulance. 11:45 [...]

Winter fun at Hastings Elementary

February 16th, 2015

Andrew gets his face painted like a tiger.

Westborough – While many residents have had enough of winter, students and families enjoyed some winter fun Feb.7 at the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School’s Winter Festival. Sponsored by the Hastings Parent Group, the event featured games, crafts, entertainment and food, as well as a silent auction and basket raffle. Money raised at this event [...]

Selectmen back $26.6 million Gibbons School project

February 13th, 2015

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen voted Feb. 10 to place a warrant article seeking $15.1 million in local funding for the $26.6 million renovation of the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School before voters at the Annual Town Meeting in March.

Westboro Tennis & Swim Club to host walk/run for pancreatic cancer research

February 12th, 2015

Runners cross the finish line at the 2014 Walk/Run for Pancreatic Cancer. (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – The sixth annual Westborough Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk/Run will be held Sunday, April 12, at the Westborough Tennis & Swim Club. Proceeds from the race will go directly to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Snow blows Westborough out of mailbox repair business

February 11th, 2015

The downtown municipal parking lot 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough–Officials are letting residents know that due to the extraordinary amounts of snow belting the region, the town will not be in a position to replace mailboxes damaged in snow removal efforts.

“This is an unusual year,” Department of Public Works Director John Walden told the Board of Selectmen at its meeting Feb. 10. “I have been getting hundreds of calls, literally hundreds.”

Maple syrup event at Westborough Community Land Trust

February 11th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust will host a maple syrup discovery event Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Ever wonder if you could make maple syrup in Westborough?

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