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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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Jodi Gricci, 49, of Westborough

October 23rd, 2017

Westborough – Jodi Dowd Gricci passed away peacefully at home in Westborough, surrounded by her family and dear friend, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 from metastatic breast cancer. Born Feb. 15, 1968 in Holden, Jodi graduated from Leicester High School. Her early career included positions as Marketing Coordinator at Boston Scientific in Natick and Marketing […]

Public is invited to WHS Homecoming Festival

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough High School Student Council will be holding its annual Homecoming Festival Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature booths and activities for kids of all ages, food, prizes, raffles, and a huge silent auction.

Westborough Jazzercise supports community in varied ways

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – In September, five members of Westborough Jazzercise, the “Jazz Girls” (Pam Meoli, Asha Sherring, Darrell Potosnak, Joyce Knoll, and Donna Rozenthals) participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Westborough Jazzercise hosted a special class for members and non-members, raising $1,700 for the team.

Local author and bookstore manager bring vampire character to life

October 19th, 2017

Hudson/Westborough – An unexpected collaboration between a local author and bookstore manager has resulted in a ghoulishly good book cover. Hudson author Joseph Bebo was promoting his horror novel, “The Shivering,” when he casually mentioned the new book he was then working on to Tatnuck Booksellers Manager Amber Doe.

Westborough Town Meeting approves expedited permitting and new Finance Department

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – Town Meeting re-convened Tuesday, Oct. 17, for its second and final evening of business. Proceedings began with Article 9. Town Planner Jim Robbins explained that this will enable Westborough to enter into an arrangement with the state in which Westborough will grant permits for construction, relevant to the Westborough State Hospital development site, within 180 days of a complete application. The article passed 77 to 17.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital to host ‘dry eye’ seminar

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital will host a free community education program, “Innovations in dry eye treatment” Thursday, Oct. 26. The program will be presented by Jean Keamy, M.D., owner of Keamy Eye and Laser Centre, who is also a clinical instructor at Tufts School of Medicine. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., followed by the program.

Earl Hutt named grand marshal of Westborough Veterans Day Parade

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough town officials have announced that Westborough native Earl Harris Hutt will be grand marshal of the Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 11.

Police say no fraud occurred during Westborough Town Meeting

October 19th, 2017

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning regarding an investigation alleging voter fraud that occurred at the fall Town Meeting held Monday, Oct. 16. After speaking with all parties involved, and after receiving information from a representative of the Secretary of State’s office, it has been determined that no criminal act […]

Westborough police log, Oct. 20 edition

October 18th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Oct. 9 7:40 a.m. E Main St. Larceny. 9:47 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 11:05 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Suspicious activity. 11:51 a.m. Smith Pkwy. Disturbance (general). 12:20 p.m. Otis St. Accident property damage. 5:26 p.m. Milk St. Accident property damage. 8:27 p.m. E Main St. Traffic/motor vehicle. Tuesday, Oct. 10 6:18 a.m. E […]

Westborough Education Foundation Trivia Bee Nov. 6

October 18th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation will host the 10th annual Trivia Bee on Monday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Westborough’s DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive.

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