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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.

Visit Westborough’s town government website here.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Dupree wins South Street Diner scholarship

July 1st, 2016

Mark Sullivan and Phyllis Keene, the proprietors of the South Street Diner with Maria Dupree, scholarship recipient. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Over the years, Maria Dupree, who just graduated from Westborough High School, has always enjoyed eating at the South Street Diner. Whether it was just catching up with friends or unwinding after a “grueling mid-term,” it was a favorite place to dine. And now thanks to her essay […]

Westborough’s Fourth of July Block party canceled

July 1st, 2016

Westborough – Due to the possibility of severe weather this afternoon and evening, many outdoor events are being canceled, including Westborough’s Fourth of July Block Party. Unfortunately the event will not be rescheduled.

Letter to editor: Chipsealing not appropriate for major roads

June 29th, 2016

I am writing regarding the use of chipsealing roads in the Grafton, Westborough, and surrounding towns. Chipsealing is the process of putting down a layer of tar and overlaying it with “chips” of aggregate. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipseal.)

Stanney honored by Pastoral Counseling Center

June 29th, 2016

(l to r) Mary Taber, executive director, Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. , Bill Stanney, retiring board member and Dr. Mark Booher, board president
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center of Mass. (PCC) recently honored Bill Stanney, who retired from the board of directors after a 15 year stint.

During the board’s June 20 meeting, Dr. Mark Booher, the board’s president, said that Stanney, a resident of Northborough, had “donated a huge amount of time and talent” to the organization.

Westborough police log, July 1 edition

June 29th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, June 20 1:09 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:35 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Suspicious auto. 9:40 a.m. Wood/Spring Sts. Accident – hit & run. 1:13 p.m. Jacob Jones Way. Suspicious activity. 5:13 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 6:27 p.m. Wheeler/Birch Rds. Road/tree/wires. 8:34 p.m. E Main St. Vandalism. Tuesday, June 21 […]

Big plans for Westborough’s 300th anniversary

June 29th, 2016

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Westborough – Plans to celebrate Westborough’s 300th anniversary – leading up to and on the anniversary date, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 – are coalescing under the leadership of co-chairs Ed Newton Jr. and Deb Schradieck. The group has launched a new website, westborough300.com, which features a red, white, and blue logo created by contest-winner Andrew Biancheri, a Westborough resident and graphic designer. The site provides details on a packed calendar and volunteer opportunities.

Local students win scholarships

June 28th, 2016

Westborough – Kiley and Connor Fitzgerald of Westborough have been named winners of a 2016 College Scholarship Award from the Greater Boston Plumbing Contractors Association. These annual awards are presented to children of families who work for union plumbing and heating companies in the Greater Boston area. “We put great value on supporting the families […]

WCLT scholarships awarded to Westborough graduates

June 28th, 2016

Owen Smallcomb (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – This year the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) awarded two $1,000 scholarships and two honorable mentions to graduating Westborough High School seniors. Selections were made on the basis of essays submitted in WCLT’s annual Earth Day Essay Contest. Benjamin Anderson won a scholarship for his essay describing his experience growing up around Lake […]

Westborough High chess champion to offer free lessons

June 27th, 2016

ChessSet-rs

Westborough – Andrew Liu, an 11th grade Westborough High School student who is also a six-time national champion, will be offering free weekly online chess lessons this summer for local students.

The Intro Beginner—Intermediate class starts July 5 and meets every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. (The only exception is the class will meet Monday, Aug. 8 instead of Tuesday, Aug. 9.)

Teen events at the Westborough Library

June 24th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library Teen Zone will be hosting Cupcake Wars Teen Edition Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the library. All teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to compete against other teens to create sensational cupcakes. Sign up is required. Call or email the library for more information.

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