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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Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, of Shrewsbury & Westborough

December 8th, 2016


Shrewsbury/Westborough – Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He lived out his final days peacefully at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Vin was one of eight children to Frank and Catherine (Cataldo) Dagostino. His parents emigrated from Italy and raised […]

Westborough sets tax rate for FY 2017

December 8th, 2016

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a single tax rate for FY 2017 at their Nov. 29 meeting. Chief Assessor Jonathan Steinberg presented town fiscal information and options to the board which included historical information, levy limits, average single family value and tax rates, new growth and total town value for 2016 and 2017.

Westborough fire chief introduces newly appointed deputy

December 7th, 2016

(l to r) Westborough Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, Fire Chief Patrick Purcell, Deputy Fire Chief Jason Ferschke, his wife Jill Ferschke, and their children. Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Westborough – Fire Captain Jason Ferschke was sworn in as deputy fire chief at the Nov. 29 Board of Selectmen meeting. Fire Chief Patrick Purcell introduced Ferschke who was joined by his wife, Jill, their children and many of his department colleagues.

Mark’s Moving & Storage receives gold quality award

December 7th, 2016

Mark Silverman
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough – Arpin Van Lines recently named Mark’s Moving & Storage, Inc. as a recipient of the 2016 Gold Quality Award.  The company was honored at the Arpin Van Lines Agent convention held at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, Calif. “Mark’s Moving & Storage epitomizes the qualities we expect from all of our agents,” said David […]

Attorney offers tips for holiday stress

December 7th, 2016

Carolyn R. Spring 
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough – Westborough TV will present “Stress At the Holidays,” hosted by local attorney Carolyn Spring, during the month of December. The show is part of a monthly series, “Law for Your Life,” that Spring produces with Westborough TV. The December show features guests John Badenhausen, director of Westborough Youth and Family Services, and Mary […]

Westborough police log, Dec. 9 edition

December 7th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 28 12:27 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 8:59 a.m. Research Dr. Ambulance. 11:10 a.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 11:45 a.m. Quaker Way. Ambulance. 3:56 p.m. Spring Rd. Ambulance. 4:14 p.m. Arrested, Casey A. Sawicki, 36, of 233 E Main St., Westborough, for operating under the influence of liquor, unlicensed operation of MV, […]

Interfaith walkers continue to fight hunger near and far

December 6th, 2016

Westborough – You are probably already aware of the positive impact walking can have on your health. Among other things, it can lower your blood pressure, lower your anxiety, increase your energy and help you to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that by taking a walk, you could improve the health of others as well?

Todd A. Miller, 51, of Westborough

December 5th, 2016

Westborough – Todd A. Miller, 51, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was the husband of Nermina (Pasic) Miller. Born in Parkersburg, W.V., he was the son of the late Clifford William and Barbara (Craig) Miller. Todd spent the majority of his childhood in Tampa, Fla. He then relocated to Tallahassee, […]

Brain injury survivor finds a place that feels like home

December 3rd, 2016

(l to r) Jim Lyman Jr., Tress Ricker and Ann Coney

Westborough – Ten years ago, early in the morning, Jim Lyman Jr., now 50, needed help. He called his mother Janet, who heard his slurred speech, hung up and dialed 911. Lyman, in the meantime, made his way down a narrow staircase to the front door of his house in Marlborough. In the midst of a massive stroke, he had enough awareness to know that he did not want to be carried down. He weighed 350 pounds.

Jets fan accepts loss with grace and humor

December 1st, 2016

A sad Carolyn Spring (c), a fan of the New York Jets, poses for a photo with fellow Rotary Club of Westborough members (and happy Patriots fans)  Betsy Moquin and Steven Sager

Westborough – Carolyn Spring, a well-known Westborough attorney, has always been a passionate New York Jets fan since she was a child growing up in Long Island. Her son, Matt, however, is an equally passionate New England Patriots fan.

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