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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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Thank you from Westborough 300th anniversary committees

September 21st, 2017

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee and the Grande Parade Planning Committee, we would like to say a great big “THANK YOU” to the many organizations, businesses, and individuals who contributed to the immense success of our Town’s celebration on September 10. After more than a year of diligent planning, our Grande Parade did not disappoint!

Westborough Cultural council seeks online grant proposals

September 21st, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Cultural Council is accepting grant applications online for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of cultural activities, including concerts, exhibits, lectures, performances, workshops, festivals and student field trips.

Tour of historic Westborough train depot Sept. 24

September 20th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society will hold a tour of the redesigned c.1899 train depot, now the offices of Waterman Associates, 31 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

Westborough’s 300th anniversary parade was awesome

September 20th, 2017

What an awesome parade! With all the political unrest in this country, uncertainty in world affairs, and devastating storms ripping through our neighbors’ yards to the far south, the Westborough parade was an exciting diversion for us.

Westborough police log, Sept. 22 edition

September 20th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Sept. 11 4:46 a.m. Gary Cir. Suspicious activity. 8:58 a.m. E Main St. Erratic operator. 11:46 a.m. Gary Cir. Burglary/breaking & entering. 2:15 p.m. Lyman St. Accident property damage. 3:48 p.m. Fisher St. Erratic operator. 5:41 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 7:09 p.m. Upton Rd./South St. Erratic operator. 10:33 p.m. Oak St. […]

700 age-restricted units planned for former State Hospital property

September 19th, 2017

Westborough – Reid Blute, vice president of Pulte Homes in Westborough, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Sept. 12 meeting to gain their approval for Pulte’s conceptual plan for redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property. A total of 700 units, all age-restricted (at least one person 55 or over; no one under the age of 18) is being planned.

Pulte is set to move from the due diligence to the permitting stage. The next step is to go before the Planning Board for special permits before coming back to the selectmen for site plan review. The board unanimously approved the conceptual plan.

Westborough girls’ soccer starts off season on the right foot

September 14th, 2017

Shrewsbury/Westborough – With a talent-laden roster that features 11 seniors and a cast of younger players set to augment the battle-tested veterans, there may be no time like the present for the Westborough High School (WHS) girls’ varsity soccer team to make a statement to area competition in 2017.

Architectural walking tour to visit historic Westborough neighborhood of Vintonville

September 14th, 2017

Westborough – As part of Westborough’s 300th anniversary celebration, R. Christopher Noonan, historic preservationist and historic real estate specialist, will lead an architectural tour, “Vintonville: Immigrant Workers to International Business,” Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1-3 p.m.

Potluck lunch for seniors Sept. 21

September 14th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) will host a potluck lunch Thursday, Sept. 21, from 12-2 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road. Entertainment will be provided by pianist Jim Duncan. The cost is $3. Reservations by Tuesday, Sept. 19, by calling 508-366-3000. 

‘Fill the Boot’ drive Sept. 16

September 14th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Fire Fighters will be conducting their annual “Fill the Boot” drive Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the rotary in Westborough Center. Donations will support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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