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.

Home » Westborough

Children’s Orchard to hold grand opening

October 10th, 2016

Westborough – The well-known resale store, Children’s Orchard, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, will be holding its grand opening Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 20-23. Customers can shop for all their favorite brands at up to 70 percent off mall prices for children sizes 0-14. The event will feature raffles and giveaways. For more information, call 508-366-5437 […]

Christopher Bramley, 74, of Westborough

October 10th, 2016


Westborough – Christopher Wilson Bramley, 74, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center following a six-month battle with leukemia. He was surrounded by his loving family. Chris was born Dec. 27, 1941, in Worcester, the son of Jack Wilbur and Virginia “Ginny” (Wilson) Bramley. Chris is survived by […]

Westborough Rangers celebrate ‘Week of Lights’

October 10th, 2016

#21 Thomas VonDerVellen heads the ball towards teammate #3 Rian Barrett in the boys’ soccer game against Nipmuc Regional High School Oct. 4. Westborough won, 5-1. Photos/Kelly Burneson

Westborough – Every other year, Westborough High School celebrate with a Week of Lights.  The school brings in portable lights to illuminate the turf field and plays host for boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey and football. Fans, local and from out of town, come to cheer on the Rangers. Each game had an impressive turnout […]

Harrington to be honored by Knox Trail Scouts

October 7th, 2016

Joe Harrington (Photo/submitted by Knox Trail Council)

Westborough – Joe Harrington will be presented with the 2016 Westborough Good Scout Award Tuesday, Nov. 15, during the annual Good Scout Dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. Stephen Lavoie, district executive of the Knox Trail Boy Scouts Council of America, said that award recipients “… must carry the “Spirit of Scouting” into their adult lives. They are people who have been unselfish in their service to others on an individual and community basis.”

Senior Center Supporters to host Antiques Appraisals event

October 7th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) will be hosting an Antiques Appraisals event with Tom Tomaszek at the center’s 4 Rogers Rd. location Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m. Antiques to be appraised can include things such as jewelry, paintings, antique coins, stamps, posters, advertising, pottery, silver, watches, etc. Cost will be $5 for any […]

Free shred days at Avidia Bank

October 5th, 2016

Westborough – Avidia Bank is hosting two complimentary shred days during October. The events will be held at the Clinton branch, 1073 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and at the Westborough branch, 100 E. Main St., Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents are welcome to […]

Westborough police log, Oct. 7 edition

October 5th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 26 7:24 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious person. 9:17 a.m. Colonial Dr. Ambulance. 9:23 a.m. Robin Rd. Ambulance. 12:20 p.m. Piccadilly Way. Larceny. 12:58 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Accident property damage. 4:59 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 5:14 p.m. Arrested, Carlos M. Guzman-Velazquez, 39, of 93 Southgate St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for shoplifting […]

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation announces two new board members

October 4th, 2016


Westborough – Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation has announced the addition of a marketing firm executive and a nonprofit attorney to its board of directors. Joining the board is Peter Drakulich, CEO of DrivingUpSales, and Justin Silverman, a Westborough-based attorney who is also executive director of a regional nonprofit organization. In addition to Drakulich and Silverman, […]

Westborough high sports complex targeted for much-needed upgrades

October 4th, 2016

The Westborough High School sports complex 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Vital components of the Westborough High School (WHS) sports complex are in deteriorating condition and beyond repair with some not meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, according to school officials.

Civic Kitchen & Drink – New Westborough restaurant focuses on local foods

October 4th, 2016


Westborough—Thomas Oliveri is bringing locally grown and raised vegetables, grains and meats to a contemporary American restaurant in the heart of Westborough

Recently Commented

  • Robbin Miller: Congratulations to Melissa Shang for writing her book to promote disability awareness. Anytime an...
  • Su Fromm: I can”t believe it”s you. I am so glad you guys are still in business, and so successful.I...
  • Carl from GolfBagCentral: Way to go Kevin. Hockey and golf? Just incredible.
  • Doug Nickerosn: Question #4 is not really about legalizing marijuana, it is about regulating marijuana that has been...
  • Jack Jackson: Can you please explain to me why the prohibitionists keep thinking stronger cannabis is a problem?...