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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.

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Third annual Kane Charity Classic raises $54,000

August 22nd, 2017

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Solar eclipse glasses were accessories for some of the 144 golfers at the third annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic, held Aug. 21 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston. The efforts of the fundraising golf tournament’s supporters raised $54,000 for three worthy causes.

Selectmen approve professional firefighters ’contract, fire prevention fees

August 18th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell was busy at the Aug. 15 Board of Selectmen meeting. Three items on the meeting’s agenda were relevant to the fire department. The first item involved the labor agreement between the town and the International Association of Firefighters Local 3070.

Selectmen vote to rename hospital road Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way

August 18th, 2017

Westborough – Robert Fuller, grandson of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, addressed selectmen at their Aug. 15 meeting regarding renaming the State Hospital Road in his grandfather’s honor. The board had previously discussed the renaming earlier this summer and the suggestion of the name, “Dr. Solomon Fuller Way” was the overwhelming favored option presented based on input from the public and town department heads.

Westborough teen part of national champion all-girls baseball team

August 17th, 2017

Westborough – Daphnie Kadish, 13, of Westborough was a member of the 2017 DC Force all-girls 13 and under national championship baseball team. Based out of Washington, D.C., the DC Force were one of 16 teams from the U.S. and Canada that competed in the third annual Baseball for All all-girls baseball tournament that took place July 27-31 in Rockford, Ill. The DC Force team included girls not only from the Washington, D.C., area, but also from Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Michigan and Massachusetts.

Rondel Clark, 26, of Sutton, formerly of Westborough

August 16th, 2017

Sutton – Rondel Da’twaun Clark, 26, of Sutton, formerly of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from injuries sustained during a Mixed Martial Arts Fight. He was the son of Arianne Clark and Joseph Afutu. Born in Worcester, Rondel was raised and educated in Westborough […]

Westborough police log, Aug. 18 edition

August 16th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Aug. 7 7:14 a.m. Longmeadow Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:57 a.m. W Main St. Parking violation/complaint. 8:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Computer Dr. Accident property damage. 11:48 a.m. Union St. Suspicious person. 2:34 p.m. Parkman/Grove Sts. Road/tree/wires. 6:08 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Otis St. Accident property damage. 7:26 p.m. I495. Road/tree/wires. Tuesday, Aug. 8 12:17 p.m. Arrested, John […]

Hundredth Town Chorus seeks new members

August 15th, 2017

Westborough – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 6, and is searching for new female singers to join.

Longtime teacher reflects on Westborough’s past

August 11th, 2017

Westborough – For those of us living in Westborough in 2017, life is busy. It is hard to imagine that this town was once something other than the hurricane of activity that roars through the rotary each day, leaving us with the suspicion that time is cleverly finding a way to sneak by faster and faster. I often think about, maybe even wish for, the life I see in my grandparents grainy black and white high school pictures. My grandparents’ Westborough of the 1950s was far from perfect, especially for those cast to the fringes of society for any number of reasons. Despite this reality, have we jumped too far ahead of ourselves? Aren’t some of us stuck in a perpetual passing lane and running desperately low on fuel? Maybe, we have lost some common shared values that were, in part, responsible for the quality of life many of us live today.

To get some perspective, I searched for someone who has made a life in this town and invested energy into this community’s progress. It didn’t take long for my search to land on Charlotte Spinney, or Ms. Spinney, as she was known for the 41 years she taught at Westborough High School.

Ford G. Tingley, 81, of Westborough

August 11th, 2017

Westborough – Ford G. Tingley, 81, of Westborough, formerly of Natick, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at the Knollwood Nursing Center in West Boylston. He was the beloved husband of Josephine F. (Fitzpatrick) Tingley, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Hulbert L and […]

Leonard C. Harris, 69, of Westborough

August 11th, 2017

Westborough – Leonard C. Harris, 69, of Westborough, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. Len grew up in Framingham and graduated from Wentworth Institute with two degrees: mechanical engineering and machine processes. He lived most of his adult life in Westborough. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Nancy […]

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