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 High alum hosts WICN’s ‘Morning Jazz’

June 18th, 2015

Rick McCarthy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Rick McCarthy met several musicians who are now longtime friends while he was attending Westborough High School (WHS), where he graduated in 1970. Now, he hosts “Morning Jazz” (formerly “A Tasteful Blend”) on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 a.m., on WICN Public Radio, 90.5 FM, and streaming at WICN.org.

Gibbons students make ‘change’ for kids with cancer

June 17th, 2015

( l to r) Inna Voloshina and Cassie Kelly, Marlborough Savings Bank and Frank Jones and Brian Paulhus, Gibbons Middle School 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – We all have it – spare change. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, just tossed into our bags, jars at home, and in our cars. Sometimes we roll it up and deposit it into banks, other times it just collects. But recently, the students at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough put all of their spare change to a very good use. And thanks to that, children fighting cancer, including one of their own classmates, will benefit.

Hastings School staff earns donation via ‘McTeachers’ Night

June 17th, 2015

Westborough – Approximately 20 teachers and administrators from the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School, including Principal Leigh Becker, recently spent an evening at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 166 E Main St. The staff was not there to dine, however; rather, they were the “wait’ staff for the night. And for their efforts, the school’s Parents Group Council (PGC) received a check for $700.

Spring Arts Festival held in Westborough

June 17th, 2015

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Westborough – A family dances in front of Art and Frame Emporium’s storefront as Ian Hayes of Westborough and fellow band members play along at the Spring Arts Festival held at the Westborough Shopping Center June 6. The festival, held June 7 as well, featured 20 artist vendors exhibiting their original work.  The Mandarin Restaurant [...]

Nita A. Holt, 87, of Westborough

June 17th, 2015

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Westborough – Nita A. Holt, 87, of Westborough, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Holt. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Antoinette (Morel) deBairos. She was educated in Marlborough [...]

Westborough police log, June 19 edition

June 17th, 2015

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Westborough Monday, June 8 11:27 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 11:46 a.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Accident – property damage. 1:43 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 2:40 p.m. Oak St. Fire/smoke/gas. 3:05 p.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 5:18 p.m. Arrested, Michael J. Fournier, 57, of 2 Lady Slipper Ln., Apt. 2, Auburn, for assault by a firearm. [...]

Catherine Wentzell, 101, of Westborough

June 16th, 2015

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Westborough – Catherine “Kay” Wentzell passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 after 101 wonderful years. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Thomas R. Wentzell. She was born in 1914 to Fred and Gertrude Hoyt on College Hill in Worcester. She was longtime resident of Westborough. She was very active in the town, [...]

Anna E. Brown, 91, of Westborough

June 16th, 2015

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Westborough – Anna E. Brown, 91, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Edward V. Brown. Born in Skulsk, Poland, she was the daughter of the late Feliks and Helena (Przybylski) Suszynski. She was raised and educated in Hopkinton, N.H. and was [...]

Berji Torres, 87, of Westborough

June 12th, 2015

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Westborough – Berji (Ohan) Torres, 87, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2015 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Luis F. Torres. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Zabel (Shemsy) Ohan. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High and [...]

Hospital Reuse Committee planning action for fall Town Meeting

June 11th, 2015

Westborough – The committee studying potential reuses of the Westborough State Hospital will likely ask Town Meeting voters this fall to fund an assessment of the state of the existing buildings on the property.

State Hospital Reuse Committee Chair Brian Bush told selectmen June 9 the committee wants to hire a firm to evaluate the buildings and come up with cost estimates for demolition so that when developers are invited to submit proposals for the parts of the property that will be privately redeveloped, they will have a clear idea of the costs they will face.

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