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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Service dogs provide love, assistance to those in need

April 24th, 2014

Cathy Zemaitis and 5-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Sam Brown, who belongs to her niece, Abi Johnson. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident Cathy Zemaitis grew up with dogs and horses. So it was no wonder when, in 2012, she took the position as director of development at NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans in Princeton. The nonprofit was established in 1976 and offers a wide spectrum of assistance dog services for those who are deaf or hearing impaired, combat veterans, the physically disabled, classrooms, therapy and ministry, and children with a disability or on the autism spectrum. They have placed over 1,500 service dogs, giving their handlers freedom, physical autonomy, and relief from social isolation.

Service dog gives Westborough woman invaluable companionship

April 24th, 2014

Katie Atchue and her service dog Cabot (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Katie Atchue and her dog Cabot of Westborough are among the more than 1,500 service dog pairings that NEADS has facilitated.

Remembering a local hero in Westborough

April 24th, 2014

An honor guard stands at attention as the casket of George Perry is carried into St. Luke the Evangelist Church.
Photo/David Bagdon

s the longtime veterans’ agent for Westborough, George Perry III helped countless veterans and their families navigate the myriad issues they faced as they returned to civilian life.

When he passed away unexpectedly April 13 at age 66, his death left the community saddened and stunned.

Perry was known for his expertise, knowledge and compassion; so much so that he, along with Assistant Agent Ken Ferrera, were tapped to open the Central Mass. Veterans’ Services District Office last summer. That new office served Northborough, Grafton, and Shrewsbury as well as Westborough.

WRTA shuttle ridership climbing in Westborough

April 23rd, 2014


Westborough– Use of the Westborough shuttle service launched in December has spiked recently after a slow start as a marketing push that targeted area employers helped increase use of the service.

Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen April 22 that in a three-week period starting on March 3, 274 people used the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) service, compared to 51 people in the first 21 days of the service.

Westborough police log, April 25 edition

April 23rd, 2014

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Westborough Friday, April 11 2:03 a.m. Arrested, Joseph Colameta, 50, of 8 Skyview Rd., Woburn, for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation. 7:06 a.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Accident – property damage. 8:54 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 11:23 a.m. Hyder St. Disturbance (general). 11:38 a.m. Park St./Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 12:55 p.m. [...]

Westborough Historical Society offers scholarship

April 22nd, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating Westborough High School senior. Applicants are asked to write an essay of 500 to 750 words about a personal memory that exemplifies Westborough. The winning essay will become part of a growing archive of the Westborough Historical Society, to be read [...]

Friends celebrate ‘Breakfast with the Bunny’

April 18th, 2014

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Westborough – Gathered at the Breakfast with the Bunny held April 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall are Friends of Westborough, Inc., members (l tor) Bobby Sylvester, Joe Federici, Flo Lirette, Barbara Barnes, Priscilla Federici, Judy Wilchynski and Kathie Wong. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough boy wins a unique Bruins souvenir

April 18th, 2014

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Westborough – Colin Barr, a 9-year-old student at Armstrong Elementary School, was excited to go to the Boston Bruins versus Buffalo Sabres game in Boston April 12 with his father, John. His excitement, however, grew by leaps and bounds in the first period and not just because his favorite team was playing well after a mini-slump. Instead, it was because he found he was going to be taking home a coveted souvenir – a jersey of from one of the players that would be literally right off the player’s back.

Westborough man teams up with Rob Fuller Motorsports to raise cancer awareness

April 17th, 2014

Dave McGrath and Rob Fuller

Westborough – While he did not get to drive the race car, Westborough native and cancer survivor Dave McGrath’s role on the Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) team at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker race April 6 was no less important.

Rob Fuller Motorsports and 15-40 Connection have teamed up to feature young cancer survivors during the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in an effort to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and the obstacles teens and young adults face to diagnose cancer at earlier stages. McGrath attended the race as an honorary crew member for RFM and his picture was featured on the race car.

Martial arts stars launch new studio in Westborough

April 16th, 2014

Mixed martial artist Mark DellaGrotte strikes a pose during the grand opening.

Westborough – Renowned mixed martial artists Mark DellaGrotte and Daniel Gracie were the guests of honor at the grand opening of the Prototype Integrated Martial Arts Studio April 12. DellaGrotte, of Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter 4 and Gracie, a world jujitsu champion, spoke about and demonstrated effective striking and grappling techniques for self-defense. “[This is] [...]

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