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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January 22nd, 2015
Westborough – As a professor, the creator of her own television show, and an in-store dietician, Westborough resident Karen White’s career takes many different forms. Through multiple educational channels, White pursues her one main goal: to teach people about healthy eating habits.
January 21st, 2015
Westborough Monday, Jan. 12 5:24 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 9:50 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious activity. 12:42 p.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 3:07 p.m. Appleseed Dr. Ambulance. 4:38 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 5:48 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident – property damage. 6:05 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:00 p.m. Thomas Newton [...]
January 18th, 2015
Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services (WYFS) recently announced its first “What’s Up Tonight” program, an activity program for Westborough teens ages 14 to 18, organized by Westborough Youth Commission teen members to offer casual weekend activities that are low-cost, easily accessible, fun, and substance-free.
January 16th, 2015
Westborough – The warrant for the March 14 Annual Town Meeting is beginning to take shape, with additional funding for the Sarah W. Gibbons School renovation project among the big-ticket items on the docket.
January 15th, 2015
Westborough – Town Manager Jim Malloy formally presented his draft of the fiscal year 2016 budget to the Board of Selectmen Jan. 13, and noted that a 2.6 percent spending increase is necessary to meet rising debt loads and a growing school budget.
January 14th, 2015
Westborough Monday, Jan. 5 12:31 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 12:50 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 8:09 a.m. Wessonville Village Way. Ambulance. 9:23 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Burglary/breaking & entering. 12:35 p.m. Arrested, Vincent A. Marks, 31, of 23 Beechwood Rd., Hudson, N.H., for operating after license or right to operate suspended, no inspection sticker, warrant. 6:49 [...]
January 14th, 2015
Westborough – Richard E. McKenzie, 87, of Westborough, formerly of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at home. He was the husband of the late Marjorie (Jenkins) McKenzie. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of the late Harry and Lillian (Disney) McKenzie. He was a graduate of Brookline High School and of [...]
January 13th, 2015
Westborough – Registration is now open for Westborough Little League and Softball’s 2015 spring season. Baseball programs are available for players born between Jan. 1, 2010 and May 1, 2002. Softball programs are available for players born between Jan. 1, 1997 and Dec. 31, 2009. Visit www.westborolittleleague.org for more information and to sign up. Scholarships [...]
January 12th, 2015
Westborough – Rev. George O. Lange, 81, former pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Westborough, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at the Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston. Born in Gardner, he was the son of the late Oliver and Alice (McGee) Lange. He was raised and educated in Athol and was [...]
January 12th, 2015
Westborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks swim team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers, 94-76, in a meet held at the Boroughs Family YMCA Jan. 11. The victory extends the Tomahawks’ streak to 51consecutive wins over the past four years.