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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.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Westborough Outback restaurant abruptly closes

February 21st, 2017

Westborough – Patrons of the Outback restaurant located at 227 Turnpike Road were surprised when they went to the restaurant over the weekend of Feb. 18-19 and discovered that it had been abruptly closed. Town officials were also unaware of the sudden closure. According to Outback employees who were cleaning out the restaurant during the […]

Town Clerk’s office staff gets into the ‘1717’ spirit

February 19th, 2017

Westborough – Those visitors needing to attend to business in the Town Clerk’s office at the Westborough Town Hall on Friday mornings this year will be greeted as usual by the friendly and professional staff. But what might catch those visitors off guard are the outfits Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, Assistant Town Clerk Deborah Ledoux and Administrative Assistant Susan Bush will be wearing.

Julio’s Liquors to celebrate 12th annual ‘GO! Whisk(e)y’ weekend

February 17th, 2017

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is excited to once again celebrate its annual “GO! Whisk(e)y” Weekend at its 140 Turnpike Road, Westborough location.  A mecca for whiskey lovers, the conference will take place from Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 26.  For over a decade, the action packed five day event has attracted people from all […]

Selectmen review warrant articles for March Town Meeting

February 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock reviewed the School Department articles that will be on the March 18 Town Meeting Warrant and delivered the FY 2018 budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Feb. 14 meeting. The new budget is a 4.98-percent increase over FY 2017.

Westborough police chief reviews immigration policies with Board of Selectmen

February 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon reviewed his department’s policies and procedures for the enforcement of federal immigration laws at the Board of Selectmen meeting Feb. 14. Prior to the meeting, the board had been able to review the policy which outlines how the Police Department interacts with undocumented immigrants and when they will take enforcement action. This policy came from the combined effort of the chief and the town’s newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Westborough police log, Feb. 17 edition

February 16th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Feb. 6 9:44 a.m. Piccadilly Way. Suspicious activity. 11:22 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 12:27 p.m. E Main St. Accident property damage. 12:32 p.m. Arrested, Michael J. Weissman, 42, of 180 E Main St., Apt. 222, Westborough, on failure to appear warrant. 3:57 p.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 5:45 p.m. Rogers […]

Vietnam veterans honored in Westborough

February 15th, 2017

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Westborough – Several dozen Vietnam veterans and family members gathered at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9013, Jan. 28, 2017 for a special award ceremony. The Vietnam the 50th Massachusetts, Inc., a nonprofit organization, presented to the gathered vets, who had served in the Vietnam War 1960-1975, a special commemorative […]

Servello offers diverse financial services

February 15th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough native Vincent Servello III, CPA is an accountant with a unique approach to serving small businesses and individuals in the Metrowest area. For nine years, he has provided financial services for individuals as well as many businesses, from nursery schools to fish markets. Having worked with such diverse clients, Servello understands that […]

Open House at Westborough YMCA Feb. 20

February 15th, 2017

Northborough – The YMCA of Central Mass. Boroughs Family Branch, 4 Valente Drive, Westborough, will hold a President’s Day open house Monday, Feb. 20. The event will feature entertainment by Mr. Pumpernickle Puppets, a sing-a-long with Mr. Vick, and exercise demonstrations. Visitors can check out camp specials as well. There will be no joining fee […]

George A. Perry III honored posthumously as Westborough’s Veteran of the Year

February 15th, 2017

Westborough – A ceremony was held Feb. 7 at the Westborough Town Hall to honor the late George A. Perry III as the town’s Veteran of the Year.

The award was created to honor the town’s veterans “who make extraordinary contributions to the town and foster the well-being of their ex-military neighbors.”

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