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 students decorate gravesites of veterans

May 24th, 2017

Westborough – In honor of Memorial Day, 25 Westborough High School (WHS) National Honor Society (NHS) members volunteered May 13 to place over 1,400 American flags next to the headstones of deceased service members at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery, and Memorial Cemetery. This annual ritual was previously performed solely by veterans, and […]

Westborough police log, May 26 edition

May 24th, 2017

Westborough Monday, May 15 3:59 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Burglary/breaking & entering. 5:46 a.m. Fisher St. Accident property damage. 6:07 a.m. Olde Meetinghouse Rd. Well-being check. 9:47 a.m. W Main St./Oldham Rd. Road/tree/wires. 9:55 a.m. Research Dr. Accident property damage. 12:39 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 4:18 p.m. Flanders Rd. Road/trees/wires. 7:35 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident […]

Westborough family makes difficult decision regarding historic tree

May 22nd, 2017

Westborough – For nearly two centuries, a majestic tulip poplar tree proudly graced the back yard of Eugene and Shirley Bailey’s Westborough home. At 130 feet tall, it provided beauty and shade. But sadly, in spite of meticulous care and treatment over the years, the decision was recently made that the tree was rotting beyond repair and hence, must come down.

Steve Stratton, the owner and president of Templeman Tree Service, Inc., had been working with the Baileys on the tree’s care.

Carol Pizza, 72, of Westborough

May 22nd, 2017

Westborough – Carol Ann Pizza, 72, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  Carol was the wife of Dominic A. Pizza. They were married for 49 years. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Kathleen (Howard) Scanlon. Educated in […]

Brenda Demers: Realtor offers myriad of extra professional services including staging and photography

May 19th, 2017

Westborough – In today’s competitive real estate market, Realtors often call in professionals to help market a home when working with sellers. Brenda Demers, a RE/MAX agent, with Rob Smith, of the Smith Realty Group in Westborough, Westborough – In today’s competitive real estate market, Realtors often call in professionals to help market a home when working with sellers. Brenda Demers, a RE/MAX agent, with Rob Smith, of the Smith Realty Group in Westborough,

Project Graduation Westborough provides grads with safe, fun way to celebrate

May 18th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough community has come together for the past 26 years to show their support of their high school graduates with Project Graduation Westborough (PGW). The nonprofit organization will hold its annual alcohol-free, substance-free post-graduation party Saturday, June 3, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. at Teamworks in Northborough.

Happy birthday, Dorothy Zwicker!

May 18th, 2017

Westborough – Turning 100 and joining the ranks of fellow centegenarians is not as rare as it was years ago. This milestone has been attributed to certain diets, high levels of activity, and, simply, good genes and luck.

Penta holds fourth annual Military Appreciation Day ceremony

May 17th, 2017

Westborough – Local and state officials participated in a moving ceremony May 11 at Penta Communications, Inc., to commemorate Military Appreciation Day.

The Northborough American Legion Post 234 Color Guard presented the colors to start the ceremony before the dignitaries and other guests were welcomed by the company’s CEO Deborah Penta. Noting that it was the fourth year the event had been held and once again, anticipated rains held off, Penta said she believed it was “not because of us gathered here this morning but because of those veterans who we are honoring today.”

Westborough to hold Special Town Meeting regarding state hospital property

May 17th, 2017

Westborough – There will be a Special Town Meeting (STM) in Memorial Hall on the upper level of Town Hall, 34 East Main St., Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.

Westborough police log, May 19 edition

May 17th, 2017

Westborough Monday, May 8 1:59 a.m. Lyons St. Disturbance (general). 7:22 a.m. W Main St. Road/tree/wires. 8:26 a.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Accident property damage. 10:16 a.m. Computer Dr. Threats made. 2:13 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 5:33 p.m. Smith Pkwy. Accident property damage. Tuesday, May 9 1:25 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious auto. 9:40 […]

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