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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Library super hero

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Anita Cellucci, a librarian at Westborough High School, was recently selected as one of three 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award finalists by the School Library Journal and Scholastic, Inc. This award honors kindergarten to 12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools to engage students […]

Deborah J. George, 50, of Sutton

September 23rd, 2016


Sutton/Hudson – Deborah J. (Curley) George, 50, of Sutton and formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester. She leaves her beloved husband of 26 years, William D. George of Sutton. Deborah was born in Marlborough, daughter of the late Walter J. Curley and is survived by her mother, […]

Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough

September 23rd, 2016


Westborough – Edna D. Christensen, 93, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was predeceased by husbands, Charles E. Christensen and Willard Benton. Born in Grafton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sarah (Wilson) Davenport. She was raised and educated […]

Unitarian Church of Westborough welcomes new religious education director

September 22nd, 2016

Jenna Kyes (Photo/submitted)

Westborough –The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, 64 W. Main St., Westborough, welcomed Jenna Kyes as its new director of Religious Education. Kyes is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and an experienced religious education teacher. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Leslie University in Cambridge, and she has taught and volunteered in […]

Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
Photo/Westborough Fire Department 
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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 23 edition

September 21st, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 12 12:19 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 3:25 a.m. Orchard Hill Dr. B&E in MV. 4:37 a.m. Gary Cir. Ambulance. 11:30 a.m. Arch St. Ambulance. 5:25 p.m. Union St. Suspicious auto. 6:51 p.m. North Dr. Suspicious activity. 9:55 p.m. Union St. Ambulance. Tuesday, Sept. 13 5:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 8:28 a.m. […]

PCC honors retiring board member

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Cam Sowa, vice president, PCC; Sharon Miller (Alden’s wife); Alden Miller, retiring board member; Dr. Mark Booher, president; and Mary Taber, executive director
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – On Sept. 12 current board members and staff of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts (PCC) honored longtime board member, and past president, Alden Miller, for 32 years of service on the board. Dr. Mark Booher, current board president, said that Miller was one of founding board members of PCC in Westborough. Miller […]

Westborough to be a dementia friendly community

September 20th, 2016

Westborough – Selectman George Barrette introduced Christine Alessandro, executive director of BayPath Elder Services in Marlborough, at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 to discuss dementia friendly communities.

Robert J. Skog, 70, of Westborough

September 19th, 2016


Westborough – Robert J. Skog, 70, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at home with his family. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Earl and Anne (Rosseel) Skog. He was raised and educated in Westborough and was a 1964 graduate of Westborough High School. He also attended and […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 16 edition

September 14th, 2016

police log

Westborough Friday, Sept. 2 12:23 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 8:44 a.m. W Main St. Disturbance (general). 12:33 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 2:03 p.m. Arrested, Robert O. Mathis, 46, of 220 Providence Rd., Apt. 308, Grafton, for failure to appear. 3:40 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 4:47 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 11:39 […]

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