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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Westborough student wins national ‘You Be the Chemist’ Challenge

June 25th, 2017

Westborough – Eighth-grader Ananthan Sadagopan from Westborough won the title of national “You Be the Chemist Challenge” champion June 19 by correctly answering science and chemistry-related questions throughout a grueling day-long 11 rounds of academic competition in Arlington, Va..

Westborough boys win soccer competition

June 25th, 2017

Westborough –  The Westborough United Grade 5 boys soccer team recently won the BAYS 2017 Division 2 President’s Cup in a competition held in Medfield.

New playground opens at Westborough’s Bay State Commons

June 25th, 2017

Westborough – Despite threatening weather on the horizon, dozens of families helped celebrate the opening of Westborough’s Playground at the Commons with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 19.

WCLT scholarships awarded

June 23rd, 2017

Westborough – In its 20th anniversary year, the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) awarded two $1,000 scholarships and two honorable mentions to graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors. Selections were made on the basis of essays written for WCLT’s annual Earth Day Essay Contest. John O’Connell won a scholarship for his essay describing his Eagle […]

Blood drive to be held July 11

June 22nd, 2017

Westborough – The Veterans Advisory Board, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday, July 11, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough. To schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “Westborovets.”

Thank you to all for Spring Festival and Family Fun Day

June 22nd, 2017

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, we would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Spring Festival and Family Fun Day that took place on the grounds above Lake Chauncy yesterday, June 10th, a tremendous success

Celebrate the 4th on June 30 in Westborough

June 22nd, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Department will be hosting its annual July 4 Block Party on Friday, June 30 from 6-10 p.m

Westborough police log, June 23 edition

June 21st, 2017

Westborough Monday, June 13 3:00 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious auto. 8:14 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – personal injury. 10:01 a.m. Upton Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 10:41 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Disturbance (general). 11:43 a.m. Oak St. Disturbance (general). 12:14 p.m. Oak St. Disturbance (general). 2:31 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 3:02 p.m. W Main St. Vandalism. 4:41 […]

Get In Shape For Women celebrates ninth anniversary at Westborough location

June 20th, 2017

Westborough – On June 8, 2008,  sisters Toni Parr and Jody Chaffee opened the doors to their fitness studio,  Get in Shape for Women (GISFW), in Westborough.  Three years later they opened another studio in Northborough. The sisters expressed gratitude to their customers, many of whom have been with them since the beginning. They are […]

‘The Longest Day’ to be held at Boroughs Family Branch of the YMCA Central Mass.

June 20th, 2017

Westborough – The Alzheimer’s Association annual “The Longest Day” will be commemorated Wednesday, June 21 at the Boroughs Family Branch of the YMCA Central Mass. June 21, the first day of summer, is also the longest day of the year. As such, the association holds this event as a way to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s […]

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