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.

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Westborough Scouts to hold clothing drive

October 28th, 2014

Westborough – Boy Scout Troop 100 will hold a clothing drive fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tufts Machine Shop lot, 55 E. Main St. The troop is seeking donations of used clothing and other items. Any clean and dry adult or kids clothes (rips, holes, stains accepted), belts, [...]

Westborough High alumna advocates for heart disease awareness

October 28th, 2014

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Westborough – Chrissy Gaffney, currently of Worcester, was happy to attend her 30-year reunion of the Westborough High School class of 1984, held Oct. 11 at the Hampton Inn in Natick. She shared with some classmates that it was only three months after her third heart surgery.

“I’m very proud to say that I’m a heart disease survivor,” said Gaffney, a 2014 spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign of the American Heart Association. “When you open up that conversation about heart disease, so many people are immediately receptive and want to share their stories, whether it be their own personal experience or they lost a close relative to heart disease.”

Evelyn L. Bellemer, 91, of Westborough

October 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Evelyn L. Bellemer, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northborough. She was the wife of the late Kenneth O. Bellemer. Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Dora (Henault) Strack. She was educated in Oxford [...]

Col. (Ret.) Servetus T. Ashworth III, formerly of Westborough

October 27th, 2014


Rio Rancho, N.M. – Col. Servetus T. Ashworth, USA (Ret.), 83, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 of heart failure. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Wilhelmine Reifenberger Ashworth; their children, Sonja J. Ashworth and Servetus T. Ashworth IV; many grandchildren, great-children; and his brother, Brian and his wife, Susan, of Westborough.  His brother Carey [...]

Westborough Players’ Club offers adult dance classes

October 25th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Players’ Club is offering a seven-class series of adult (ages 18 and beyond) tap classes on the following dates: Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24. The classes will be held at the Harvey Building, 20 Phillips St., Westborough, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The classes will be taught [...]

Westborough resident elected president of New England Water Works Association

October 25th, 2014

Westborough – Carol A. Harris of Westborough has been elected president of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. Harris is vice president and senior project manager at the Andover office of Woodard & Curran, an integrated engineering, science and operations firm serving municipal [...]

Westborough police arrest juvenile for attempting to purchase firearm

October 25th, 2014


Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement regarding a juvenile arrested for attempting to purchase a firearm without a license: On 10/24/14, the Westborough Police in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Ashburnham Police, conducted an investigation of an individual who was attempting to purchase a firearm [...]

Westborough police log, Oct. 24 edition

October 22nd, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Oct. 13 3:27 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious person. 8:29 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 8:30 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 10:35 a.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 12:10 p.m. Computer Dr. Parking violation/complaint. 1:05 p.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 5:46 p.m. W Main St. Domestic. 5:48 p.m. Maynard St. Suspicious person. 10:27 p.m. W Main [...]

Town Meeting voters support most spending articles

October 21st, 2014


By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer Westborough–Voters at the special Fall town meeting spent generously on several initiatives to restore the town’s history and upgrade infrastructure, but rebuffed the School Department’s bid to drill a well to irrigate playing fields at the Mill Pond School. The gathering of fewer than 200 voters may have been put [...]

Westborough businessman to receive Good Scout Award

October 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Peter Gardner, president of Curry Printing in Westborough, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council’s Good Scout Award.

Gardner has served as the president of Curry Printing, which he founded with his two brothers, for 31 years. The company is very involved with nonprofit organizations and serves many nonprofits as customers as well.

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