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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Westborough High junior wins Lions Club speech contest

January 20th, 2017


Westborough – Westborough High School junior Miriam Levesque won the Westborough Lions Club Youth Speech Contest in November. This annual statewide contest is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. The contestants must give and memorize a five- to eight-minute speech on a topic chosen annually by the Multiple District 33 Lions. This year’s […]

Selectmen offer support for funding of Nourse Cemetery development

January 19th, 2017

Westborough – John Walden, manager of Westborough Department of Public Works (DPW), discussed the need to move ahead with the Nourse Cemetery development at the Jan. 10 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

Joseph R. Barry, 85, of Westborough

January 19th, 2017


Westborough – Joseph R. Barry, 85, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at the CareOne at Millbury. He was the husband of Janet W. (Howard) Barry, to whom he was married for 51 years. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late William F. and Helen F. (Sullivan) Barry, and was […]

Get In Shape for Women – Lose weight and get fit with proven model

January 18th, 2017


Westborough – For many, losing weight and staying in shape is a major, if elusive, goal. And for women who are often balancing family commitments with work demands, it can be something that all too often is put to the bottom of their to-do list, if it even gets on. Toni Parr, the owner of the Get In Shape for Women (GISFW) studio in Westborough understands that frustration – she, too, is a working mother. But Parr doesn’t just talk the talk. Recently, over approximately six-month period, she became her studio’s best advertisement when she lost 40 pounds by carefully following the GISFW model.

Krumsiek & Associates, P.C. opens new Westborough office

January 18th, 2017

(l to r) Francisco Torres, Westborough economic development coordinator; Westborough Board of Selectmen Bruce Tretter and Denzil Drewry, Karen Chapman, president, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Matthew Krumsiek, owner, Krumsiek & Associates, P.C., and his wife, Kim; and State Rep. Hannah Kane. 

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Members of the business community, along with Westborough officials, gathered Jan. 11 to celebrate the grand opening of Krumsiek & Associates, P.C.’s new location at 112 Turnpike Road, Suite 110, in Westborough.

Krumsiek & Associates provides a variety of tax services for businesses, individuals, and estate and tax trusts as well as offering business consulting services.

New operations and sales positions for SALMON Health and Retirement

January 18th, 2017


Westborough – Westborough-based SALMON Health and Retirement announced that Edward Blake and Richard Gordon recently joined their management team in newly created positions as director of operations and director of sales, respectively. Blake has 30 years of experience in senior housing and health care, and was most recently vice president of operations for Wingate Healthcare. […]

Maenzo’s Hair Design at the Highlands offers full services at convenient location

January 18th, 2017

Tony Maenzo cuts Ronnie Margeson’s hair. 

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – For over 30 years, Shrewsbury natives, Tony and Heidi Maenzo owned and operated a successful hair salon/barbershop in Framingham. In 2014, they also took over the management of the salon located within the Highlands Gracious Retirement Living complex in Westborough. Recently, they made the decision to close the Framingham […]

Westborough selectmen approve marijuana opt-out question on March ballot

January 18th, 2017

Westborough – At the Jan. 10 Westborough Board of Selectmen meeting, the board approved placing a ballot question on the municipal town election ballot to opt out of recreational marijuana sales. It also approved the addition of Article 48 to the Town Meeting warrant which would amend the General Bylaws of Westborough. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 7, while the Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18.

Westborough seeking proposals for Spurr House

January 18th, 2017

The Spurr House. File photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The town of Westborough is seeking proposals to sell the town-owned property located at 7 Parkman St., containing 22,650 square feet, more or less, currently identified as the Spurr House. Sealed proposals shall be received by the Town Manager, Town Hall, 34 W. Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 until Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 […]

Westborough police log, Jan. 20 edition

January 18th, 2017

police log

Westborough Monday, Jan. 9 9:18 a.m. Park St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 12:48 p.m. Milk St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 2:33 p.m. Route 9 East/Route 135. Accident – personal injury. 5:48 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 9:33 p.m. West/W Main Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. Tuesday, Jan. 10 2:31 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:04 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 9:05 […]

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