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 seeking proposals for Spurr House

January 18th, 2017

The Spurr House. File photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The town of Westborough is seeking proposals to sell the town-owned property located at 7 Parkman St., containing 22,650 square feet, more or less, currently identified as the Spurr House. Sealed proposals shall be received by the Town Manager, Town Hall, 34 W. Main St., Westborough, MA 01581 until Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 […]

Westborough police log, Jan. 20 edition

January 18th, 2017

police log

Westborough Monday, Jan. 9 9:18 a.m. Park St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 12:48 p.m. Milk St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 2:33 p.m. Route 9 East/Route 135. Accident – personal injury. 5:48 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 9:33 p.m. West/W Main Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. Tuesday, Jan. 10 2:31 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:04 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 9:05 […]

Edward Balicki, 89, of Westborough

January 16th, 2017


Westborough – Edward William Balicki died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was born and spent his childhood in Hartford, Conn. He was a graduate of Northeastern University and an Army Veteran of WWII. He was a man of many talents and accomplishments, and had storied careers in advertising, real […]

Holocaust author to speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

January 14th, 2017


Westborough – Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood: A Journey of Healing,” will speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, Sunday, Jan. 29, from 9 – 11 a.m. In her book, Schaffer shares pain and joy, and fear and forgiveness in her deeply personal family memoir of four generations. When Schaffer was a […]

Westborough police log, Jan. 13 edition

January 11th, 2017

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Westborough Friday, Dec. 30 1:10 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 1:43 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 8:49 a.m. Spring Rd. Accident property damage. 12:22 p.m. South St. Parking violation. 1:27 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 1:48 p.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 4:11 p.m. W Main St. Accident property damage. 7:35 p.m. Spring Rd. […]

Local players participate in national football tournament

January 10th, 2017

(l to r) Ryan Miller, Andrew Dufault, Seamus Murphy, Andrew Evanoff and Sean Keaveney

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer Westborough – After a successful season at home, five local football players took their talents to Florida last month as members of the highly selective Football University (FBU) Massachusetts team. Ryan Miller, Sean Keaveney and Andrew Evanoff of Westborough, Seamus Murphy of Hopkinton and Andrew Dufault of Milford had all […]

Westborough ‘kicks off’ 300th anniversary year in style

January 10th, 2017

(front, l to r) State representatives Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire and Hannah Kane, 300th Anniversary Committee co-chairs Reene Hatherley and Deb Schradieck; (back) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge 
Photo/courtesy Jim Hatherley

Westborough – This year, the town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary. And to commemorate this special milestone, a number of events are planned, such as a parade and gala. But first, residents gathered to attend a “Wine and Cheese Kickoff” at the 1717 Shoppe located in the Westborough Shopping Plaza.

Richard W. Casavant, 88, of Westborough

January 10th, 2017


Westborough – Richard W. Casavant, 88, of Westborough, formerly of Needham, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Jordan) Casavant; the loving father of Denise Johnson and her husband John, Richard A. Casavant and his wife Elizabeth, Fred Casavant and his wife Dee, Janine Lep and her husband John, […]

Charles E. Naples, 77, of Westborough

January 9th, 2017


Westborough – Charles E. Naples, 77, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at home. Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (O’Hearn) Naples. He was educated in Westborough schools and was a 1958 graduate of Westborough High School. He served with the National Guard from 1958-1960 and […]

Westborough to host history scanning day

January 8th, 2017

Tony Vaver and Maureen Ambrosino (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – An “Antique Roadshow” of sorts will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westborough Town Hall, 34 West Main St. Area residents are invited to bring up to three items of historical and cultural significance to Westborough — such as memorabilia, photos, old menus, or clothing — to the “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” day. Items will be digitized using high-quality scanners and photography.

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