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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Arbor Day observed in Westborough April 28

April 20th, 2017

Westborough – On Jan. 10, at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the board signed the Arbor Day proclamation acknowledging that National Arbor Day will be celebrated in Westborough on Friday, April 28. In observance of Arbor Day, the tree division of the Westborough Department of Public Works will plant a tree within Pine […]

Corridor Nine chamber to host social media series

April 19th, 2017

Westborough – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a three-part series on how to maximize your investment with social media sites to market your business. These workshops are not successional and can be attended individually. (You must register for each workshop individually.) The first session will be held Friday, April 28, and […]

Westborough police log, April 21 edition

April 19th, 2017

Westborough Monday, April 10 3:13 a.m. Andrews St. Suspicious auto. 6:49 a.m. Milk St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 12:33 p.m. Walker St. Accident property damage. 12:44 p.m. Milk St. Disturbance (general). 5:39 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 7:53 p.m. Cottage/South Sts. Parking violation/complaint. Tuesday, April 11 7:01 a.m. Upton Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 7:21 a.m. Computer Dr. Disturbance […]

Joseph M. Tonkonogy, 91, of Westborough

April 18th, 2017

Westborough – Joseph Tonkonogy, MD, PhD, FRSM of Westborough, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family members Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Rose Monahan Hopice in Worcester. He was 91. Mourning his loss, but celebrating his long and incredibly productive and loving life are his beloved wife of 44 years, Dr. Ludmilla Tonkonogy; his son, […]

Shirley H. Hero, 95, of Westborough

April 14th, 2017

Westborough – Shirley H. Hero, 95, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late John R. “Jack” Hero. Shirley was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia Anzivino and Dorothy Evans. Born in Nuneaton, England, she […]

Westborough legislative delegation discusses FY2018 budget with selectmen

April 13th, 2017

Westborough – State representatives Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, and Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their April 11 meeting to discuss the state budget for fiscal year 2018.

Dykema sits on the House Transportation, Energy/Telecommunications/Utilities, Healthcare, Finance, and Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities committees and reported they are working with a state revenue projection of about $27 billion which is a 3.9-percent increase over last year but does not include federal dollars.

Selectmen award bid for Forbes Municipal Building renovations

April 13th, 2017

Westborough – At the Board of Selectmen’s April 11 meeting, Westborough Town Manager Jim Malloy recommended that the board approve the bid for the Forbes Municipal Building Renovation Project to Five Star Building Corporation in the amount of $10,516,168 – about a $1,000,000 less than expected.

Westborough High School Marching Band plays at Fenway Park

April 13th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough High School Marching Band had the honor of playing the national anthem at the Boston Red Sox versus the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park April 11. (Video/courtesy The Kurtz Family)

Westborough to hold multi-use trail ‘walk and talk’

April 12th, 2017

Westborough – The town of Westborough and the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission will hold an informative “walk and talk” about the proposed multi-use Boston-Worcester Air Line Trail (BWALT) on Thursday, April 20. The “walk and talk” will feature participation by a number of well-qualified multi-use trail experts, town planners and economic development representatives from […]

Westborough’s 1717 Shoppe features local artists

April 12th, 2017

Westborough – John Hayes-Nikas, who taught visual arts at Westborough High School for 31 years, has assembled a gallery show featuring work by nine talented artists who all live in Westborough. Between now and Saturday, April 29, the show will be on display at the Westborough’s 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe, located at 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Shopping Center).

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