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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 Businessman helping organize benefit for hospice

August 30th, 2014

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Westborough – A Westborough businessman is part of the group behind a benefit marking the 20th anniversary of the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice Home Friday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Needham Golf Club, 49 Green St., Needham. VNA Care Network & Hospice, a nonprofit visiting nurse association, opened the Stanley R. Tippett Hospice [...]

Westborough Library plans for the future

August 30th, 2014

Volunteer Darian O’Donnell uses the makerspace software. (Photo/Maureen Ambrosino)

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library has been taking steps to prepare for future growth and transform it into “a 21st-century library,” according to Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Local firms offer free design support for state hospital planning

August 28th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 interviewed six more residents who want to serve on the committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, and accepted an offer from two local design firms to provide support to the committee at no cost.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

August 28th, 2014

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Selectmen approve town’s first CNG dispensing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 approved the town’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) retail dispensing facility.

Westborough police log, Aug. 29 edition

August 27th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 18 12:53 a.m. Frances Dr. Disturbance (general). 6:55 a.m. Milk St. Road/tree/wires. 11:06 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 11:25 a.m. Upton Rd./Bowman St. Road/tree/wires. 12:12 p.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 1:23 p.m. Nourse/Old Nourse Sts. Suspicious auto. 1:45 p.m. E Main St. Burglary/breaking & entering. 4:51 p.m. Mayberry Dr. [...]

Three men charged in Westborough National Grid thefts

August 27th, 2014

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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: The Westborough Police Department has been investigating numerous thefts from National Grid sub stations over the past two weeks. The first theft occurred at the substation on E. Main St. A chain link fence was cut and a large amount of copper wire was [...]

WHS soccer players use summer league to prepare for fall season

August 25th, 2014

Westborough High School soccer players and team manager Dave Reynolds (left) receiving a donation check from Steve Hart, vice president, Westborough Civic Club. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Each summer high school soccer hopefuls get ready for their demanding fall season by attending camps, working out and playing in summer leagues. This year the Westborough Civic Club supported the Westborough High School (WHS) summer team by donating toward the costs of running their pre-season camp. This money helps offset the cost for insurance, league [...]

Westborough resident completes Boston University summer research program

August 25th, 2014

Westborough – Sarah Kalinowski, a resident of Westborough, recently completed a 10-week summer undergraduate research program at Boston University (BU) that concluded with a final presentation showcasing her research into various neuroscience disciplines. Designed to encourage education in the sciences for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, the program [...]

WCLT awards scholarships for Earth Day essays

August 25th, 2014

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Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced that it has awarded two scholarships and one honorable mention to Westborough High School (WHS) seniors of the Class of 2014. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of essays written for WCLT’s annual Earth Day essay contest in March. Jeffrey Hannan won a scholarship for [...]

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