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 Town Meeting opts out of recreational marijuana

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough – At the Annual Town Meeting March 18, registered town voters in attendance had the opportunity to weigh in and decide the next phase of the “belts and suspenders” approach of the town opting out of the commercial and recreational sales of marijuana. This conservative approach was recommended by town counsel and Town Manager Jim Malloy, and approved by the Board of Selectmen who placed Bylaw Articles 32 and 33 on the Town Warrant and the question on the March 7 Town Election Ballot.

Westborough police log, March 24 edition

March 22nd, 2017

Westborough Friday, March 10 11:07 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 1:17 p.m. Arrested, Mackenzie Blair, 35, of 5 Sampson St. S, Apt. 1, Spencer, for shoplifting $100+ by asportation, possess Class B drug (2 cts), possess Class C drug. 1:43 p.m. W Main St. Threats made. 2:09 p.m. E Main St. Accident property damage. 9:03 […]

Cycling for cancer program at Boroughs Y

March 21st, 2017

Westborough – Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough bustled with members and community leaders March 11 as they cycled or waited their turns to ride for a worthwhile cause.

Corridor Nine Chamber to host 26th annual business expo

March 21st, 2017

Westborough – The 26th annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held Wednesday, April 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough.

Elaine T. McDonagh, 87, of Westborough

March 17th, 2017

Westborough – Elaine T. McDonagh, 87, of Westborough, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born March 5, 1930 in Worcester, the daughter of the late Ernest and Judy (Haddad) Rabidou. She was an only child, but grew up on Grafton Hill in Worcester among many aunts, uncles, and cousins. […]

Richard A. Parke, 90, of Westborough

March 17th, 2017

Westborough – Richard A. Parke, 90, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Magnuson) Parke. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Hjalmer and Aini (Lehtola) Parke. He attended Becker Junior College and graduated […]

Westborough teen wins national NASCAR Race

March 16th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough native Kaz Grala delighted local NASCAR fans late last month when he emerged unscathed from a massive multi-car crash to become the youngest driver to ever win a NASCAR national race in Daytona, Fla.

Sharing love of music from Westborough to Grafton

March 15th, 2017

Grafton/Westborough – While working a 25-year banking career, Cam Sowa also spent periods of time regularly traveling distances from her Westborough home to play flute at several out-of-town venues. Now retired, she’s enjoying her nearby and longtime musical relationships with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Westborough and Apple Tree Arts (ATA) in Grafton.

Avidia Bank expands Avid discount card

March 15th, 2017

Westborough—Avidia Bank is expanding its Avid discount card into Westborough and will offer it in all of the communities the bank serves by the end of the year.

Westborough police log, march 17 edition

March 15th, 2017

Westborough Friday, March 3 2:00 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious auto. 9:42 a.m. E Main St. Larceny. 10:02 a.m. Arrested, Michelle Jean Hollis, 48, of 50 Franklin St., Apt. 2V, Worcester, for B&E daytime for felony, larceny of motor vehicle or trailer. 11:04 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Well-being check. 11:56 a.m. Lyman St. Disturbance (general). 2:55 p.m. […]

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