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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Selectmen meet to close a four-article warrant for Nov. 27 Special Town Meeting

November 16th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough selectmen met briefly Nov. 6 to review and close a four-article warrant for a Special Town Meeting that will take place Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Westborough High School Auditorium and Gymnasium, 90 W. Main St. Selectman Leigh Emery was absent from the meeting.

Julio’s Liquors to host free event with Stone Berlin Brewing

November 16th, 2017

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is inviting the public to meet Stone Brewer Jeremy Moynier Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. for a presentation and tastings of the Stone Berlin Groundbreaking Collaboration beers. These six 1.5L beers were brewed one-off at Stone Brewing – Berlin with some of Stone’s best friends in brewing. A celebration of […]

Westborough native debuts Christmas novel

November 15th, 2017

Westborough – Laurie (Groce) Germaine now lives in Montana, but her love of writing and of Christmas were sparked while growing up in Westborough. Her Christmas spirit shines through in her recently released debut novel, “Tinsel in a Tangle.”

Grafton High soccer advances to semifinals

November 15th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Rangers advanced to the semifinals after defeating the Grafton Indians 5-1 in the Division 1 quarterfinals. Four of the five Rangers’ goals were from headers. The Rangers scored in the first two minutes of the game with a header from Jake Hughes.

Westborough police log, Nov. 17 edition

November 15th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Nov. 6 7:43 a.m. Olde Hickory Path. Suspicious activity. 8:46 a.m. W Main St. Parking violation/complaint. 10:08 a.m. W Main/Nourse Sts. Parking violation/complaint. 11:49 a.m. Baylor Ave. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 12:42 p.m. Turnpike Rd./E Main St. Accident property damage. 1:50 p.m. Lyman St. Accident – hit & run. 5:11 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident […]

Mary McGrail, 89, of Westborough

November 14th, 2017

Westborough – Mary Leonora McGrail, 89, of Westborough and formerly of Framingham, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at the Kindred Transitional Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility in Westborough. She was the wife of the late John J. McGrail, who died in 1967. Born Aug. 8, 1928 in Boston, she was the daughter of the […]

Westborough celebrates Veterans Day with downtown ceremonies

November 13th, 2017

Westborough – Several dozen people followed a caravan of buses and military vehicles past Westborough’s war memorials in a series of ceremonies honoring veterans Nov 11.

Paul J. Mottla Sr., 88, of Westborough

November 13th, 2017

Westborough – Paul J. Mottla Sr., 88, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Ferguson) Mottla. Born in Arlington, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Sarah (Raciti) Mottla. He was educated in Arlington schools and was a graduate of Boston University. […]

Westborough Civic Club relocates its 42nd tree sale

November 9th, 2017

Westborough – For many years, the go-to spot for numerous Christmas tree shoppers has been the former Tufts Machine Company parking lot in Westborough. This holiday season, however, the Westborough Civic Club is hopeful that longtime supporters will travel a half mile east for its 42nd annual tree sale at the new location: Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School front lawn, 111 E. Main St.

Shrewsbury teacher shares his story of perseverance to young Westborough students

November 9th, 2017

Westborough – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines perseverance as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” David Lowy, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and a paraprofessional at Floral Street School, is the personification of perseverance.

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