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.

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Westborough selectmen agree to oppose ballot Question 4

October 27th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough resident and School Committee Chair Jody Hensley appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Oct. 25 meeting to request that they formally oppose ballot Question 4, which if approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election, would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Accompanied by state representatives Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) and Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), Hensley gave a PowerPoint presentation citing why the board should oppose the ballot question. The bipartisan coalition opposing Question 4 includes healthcare professionals, businesspeople, educators, community leaders, public safety officers and elected officials.

Westborough library to host equine photographer

October 27th, 2016

Carole MacDonald (r) with her daughter, Susan. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Carole MacDonald, a local artist and professional published horse photographer, will be displaying some of her work in an exhibit at the Westborough Public Library, 55 East Main St., through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Those who love horses will not want to miss this exhibit, which is held with the support of the Art […]

Naval commander Alexander Tournas named Westborough grand marshal

October 26th, 2016


Westborough – Alexander W. Tournas has been named grand marshal of Westborough’s 2016 Veterans Day parade Friday, Nov. 11. Tournas was born to William and Anna Tournas on Sept. 4, 1952, and raised in Peabody. After graduating in 1970, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education in counselor education […]

Westborough police log, Oct. 28 edition

October 26th, 2016

police log

Westborough Thursday, Oct. 13 5:26 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:33 a.m. Accident – hit & run. 9:15 a.m. Hadley Ln. Ambulance. 12:36 p.m. Brigham St. Suspicious activity. 1:50 p.m. Hospital Rd. Suspicious person. 2:21 p.m. Hospital Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:36 p.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 4:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 4:29 p.m. W […]

Antique appraisal at Westborough Historical Society

October 21st, 2016

Westborough – Ron d’Autiel of Olde Tyme Stuffe in Worcester returns to the Westborough Historical Society Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. to share his expertise on the value of antiques and other valuables in today’s world. A certified auctioneer, appraiser and frequent lecturer, d’Autiel will provide advice on the best ways to dispose of items […]

Local Author Fair to be held at Westborough library

October 19th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., will host a local author fair Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-4 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet local authors, chat about writing/publishing, and start your holiday shopping to support local authors. If you are an author who would like to participate, author applications […]

Lisa Wagner, 47, of Westborough

October 19th, 2016


Westborough – Lisa DeArmond Wagner, 47, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 22 years to Thomas L. Wagner. Born in Westborough, she is the daughter of Robert Jr. and Mary Lou (Birmingham) DeArmond of Westborough. She was educated in […]

Westborough police log, Oct. 21 edition

October 19th, 2016

Westborough Monday, Oct. 10 5:54 a.m. Westboro Rd. Erratic operator. 9:06 a.m. Smith St. Ambulance. 11:49 a.m. Lyman St./Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 12:09 p.m. Lyman St. Accident property damage. 7:13 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 7:45 p.m. Hancock Way. Ambulance. Tuesday, Oct. 11 3:42 a.m. E Main St. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 7:44 a.m. Fairview […]

Committee strives to honor ‘forgotten’ Westborough State Hospital patients

October 18th, 2016

(l to r) Selectman George Barrette, Barbara Banks, Sarah Utka and Glenn Malloy participate in the recent Arts in Common event as a way to spread the word about the Westborough State Hospital Cemetery Memorial Project.

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor   Westborough – In 2010, state officials decided to close the 125-year-old Westborough State Hospital, located on Lyman Street on the shores of Lake Chauncy, and move all of its patients to a facility in Worcester. The town is currently accepting bids on the nearly 100-acre property, and its dozens […]

Area synagogues join to offer weekly course on Judaism

October 18th, 2016

Congregation B’Nai Shalom. Photo/submitted

Westborough – On Thursdays from Nov. 3, to Feb. 9, clergy from three area synagogues – Westborough’s Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) and Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and Worcester’s Temple Emanuel-Sinai – will lead a weekly class, “Introduction to Judaism.” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. According to CBS’s Rabbi Gurevitz, “This course is designed for all who […]

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