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 police log, June 5 edition

June 3rd, 2015

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Westborough Friday, May 22 9:11 a.m. Fisher St. Suspicious activity. 12:16 p.m. Otis St. Accident – property damage. 3:51 p.m. Belknap St. Fire/smoke/gas. 6:05 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:33 p.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Accident- non-invest. Saturday, May 23 2:14 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 9:17 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 1:43 p.m. [...]

Virginia L. Lindsay, 83, of Westborough

June 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Virginia L. “Ginny” Lindsay, 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Monday, June 1, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Henry F. “Harry” Lindsay. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Karekin and Lucy (Santoian) Kaprelian. Ginny was a lifelong and fourth [...]

Five Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

June 3rd, 2015

Tim Askew works on a section of the Westborough Charm Bracelet Trail.

Westborough – Five Scouts from Westborough Troop 382 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – Daniel McKay, Shawn McElligott, Tim Askew, Robert Stout and John O’Connell. McKay, McElligott and Stout are all seniors at Westborough High School (WHS), while Askew is a junior and O’Connell a sophomore.

Local boys receive Catholic Scouting medal

June 2nd, 2015

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Westborough – Olivier Whelan, a freshman at Westborough High School, was the recipient May 24 of the Pope Pius XII Award, the advanced Catholic Scouting medal, at St. Luke’s Church in Westborough. Whelan, a member of Westborough Scout Troop 100, was one of 16 boys who were recognized at a ceremony a week earlier in the Cathedral [...]

Sheryl A. Weeks, 66, of Westborough

June 1st, 2015

Westborough – Sheryl A. Weeks, 66, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, May 29, 2015 at home. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late James and Juliette (Chiera) Weeks. Sheryl attended the Seven Hills School Day Program. She is survived by her friends and the staff at Metro Residential Services. Her funeral [...]

American Red Cross babysitter graduates

May 30th, 2015

(Back row, l to r) Instructor Betheda Shuman,  Rachel Sherr, Emerson Whitney Waite, Kim Huang, Maeve Hilferty-McMahon, Sam Martel, Emily Bruck and Abby French; (front row, l to r) Hailey Meng, Rebecca Sherr, Abby Beauregard,  Adessa Rivera and Hannah Spencer.

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 April vacation. The WYFS office runs the Red Cross certified babysitting course four times a year. The cost is [...]

Girl Scouts and Garden Club plant flowers at Forbes Building

May 30th, 2015

Westborough Garden Club member Bev Linnane (back) with Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30634. (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Daisy Girl Scout Troop 30634 recently partnered with the Westborough Garden Club to help beautify the Forbes Municipal Building on West Main Street. The girls, who are in kindergarten, used some of their cookie sale profits to buy flowers for the garden around the memorials at the building in preparation for Memorial Day. The [...]

Event to welcome new Westborough High School football coach

May 29th, 2015

Westborough – An event will be held Thursday, June 18, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Westborough Country Club to welcome the new Westborough High School Football Coach David Tinglof and his staff. Proceeds from the night will support the Ranger Football Fund. The night will include appetizers, music, raffle and a cash bar. This is [...]

Westborough students assist in honoring veterans

May 29th, 2015

Westborough High School students place American flags next to headstones of local veterans. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – In honor of Memorial Day, Westborough High School (WHS) National Honor Society (NHS) and Student Council members volunteered recently to place American flags next to headstones of local veterans. This annual ritual is usually done by veterans, and this year, under the leadership of NHS President Meredith Wolpert, students worked side by side [...]

Westborough students host senior ball

May 29th, 2015

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William and Betty Crane share a smile as they enjoy hors d’oeuvres during a Senior Ball hosted by Westborough High School’s (WHS) Student Council for residents of Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences and Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center. For the occasion, over 60 students decorated the dining room at Beaumont, distributed corsages and boutonnieres, [...]

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