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 archer Alice Buswell shoots for the Olympics

April 6th, 2015

Alice Buswell prepares her shot at an indoor shooting range.
Photo/Laurence Brelaut Buswell

Westborough – Alice Buswell, a senior at Westborough High School, has traveled across the country competing in archery tournaments and recently ranked as the second-best bowman in the United States within her age group. Last year at the Arizona Cup, Buswell placed second during team rounds shooting from 70 meters and then moved on to U.S. National Target Championship in Ohio where she made it to the podium for qualification rounds.

Westborough police log, April 3 edition

April 1st, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, March 23 1:32 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 9:38 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Threats made. 10:48 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 12:56 p.m. Computer Dr. Well-being check. 3:57 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Accident – hit & run. 6:24 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 7:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 9:36 p.m. Computer Dr. [...]

James C. Guimond, 69, of Westborough

April 1st, 2015


Westborough – James C. Guimond, 69, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Monday, March 30, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Andrea E. “Jill” (Calkin) Guimond. Born in Weymouth, he was the son of the late Earl and Georgie (Peterson) Guimond. He was a graduate of Braintree High School [...]

Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc. – Westborough office serves Metrowest insurance needs

March 31st, 2015

The Westborough staff of Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Westborough – This winter has provided ample evidence of the need for adequate insurance coverage and efficient claims service as ice dams caused countless instances of water damage and even roof collapses in area homes. “We’ve seen definitely double, and maybe three or four times the number of claims from [...]

Peter K. Haines, 70, of Westborough

March 30th, 2015


Westborough – Peter K. Haines, 70, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. He was the husband of Linda A. (McCarthy) Haines. Born in North Tonawanda, N.Y., he was the son of the late Robert and Vera (Naeher) Haines. He was a graduate of Kenmore West High School [...]

Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough

March 30th, 2015

Westborough – Mary M. Willwerth, 88, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 27, 2015 at home. She was the wife of James A. Willwerth. Born in Cohasset, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (O’Brien) Mulvey, and was educated in Cohasset schools. She also attended the Chandler School for Women in [...]

Scholarships available for Westborough High students

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – Melfa Wealth Management will be awarding two scholarships to graduating Westborough High School seniors this year.  The applicants must be majoring in business or finance and have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA during his or her four years at WHS. Please refer to WHS’s Naviance website or the guidance office for more [...]

Westborough Education Foundation offers two scholarships

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will award two $500 scholarships to graduating Westborough high school students who plan to attend college. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Westborough resident; in good academic standing; proof of acceptance to a college, trade or business school; and an individual who seeks to better themselves through continuing [...]

Applications now being accepted for Female Leadership Scholarship

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – PENTA Communications, Inc., has announced that the firm will be accepting applications for its 2015 Female Leadership Scholarship. This annual scholarship, which is now in its 10th year, is awarded to a Westborough High School (WHS) college-bound senior who exemplifies leadership, academic proficiency, dedication to her community, participates in diversified extracurricular activities, and [...]

Book donations requested for Westborough Library fundraiser

March 29th, 2015

Westborough – The Friends of the Westborough Public Library are asking for donations of books in good condition for upcoming book sales held throughout the year to raise funds for the organization. Donations of new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, video games, audio books and current (within five years) textbooks are accepted. The group [...]

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