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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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Selectmen to revisit 61A review process

April 27th, 2016

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen April 26 voted to pass on the town’s option to purchase a small parcel of land being taken out of the 61A agricultural tax exemption program, but also made plans to revisit how they review such options in the future.

Westborough police log, April 29 edition

April 27th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, April 18 10:30 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 11:52 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 12:52 p.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 2:25 p.m. Washington St. Disturbance (general). 3:41 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 4:22 p.m. Rogers Rd. Suspicious activity. 7:55 p.m. Brigham St. Suspicious activity. 9:29 p.m. Olde Coach Rd. Suspicious auto. Tuesday, […]

Westborough pastor believes in the power of “one simple act of love”

April 27th, 2016

Pastor John Taylor poses with children on a church mission trip to Rwanda and the Congo. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Like many, Pastor John Taylor, the minister at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Westborough, is disturbed by acts of terror. But he believes in the power that “one simple act of love” multiplied can have on the world.

New Westborough practice provides complete neurology coverage

April 26th, 2016

Dr. Jordan Eisenstock of Community Neuroscience Services
Photo/Nancy Brumback

“Community Neuroscience Services (CNS) opened October 1, about seven months ago,” said Dr. Jordan Eisenstock, who heads the neurology practice, which treats all types of neurological conditions. “Most of the people here are connected with other health care facilities as well, at UMass Medical Center and at area rehabilitation facilities and other hospitals.”

Taking a contemporary approach to community banking

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Michael Allard, Katelin Cwieka and CarrieAnne Cormier of Avidia Bank
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough—Avidia Bank prides itself on being a community bank—at the cutting edge of customer service and communication.

Despite its size, nine branches in the Metrowest area, Avidia was, for example, the first bank on the East Coast to offer Cardless Cash, permitting customers to access its ATMs with their smartphones.

Mark’s Moving & Storage donates to Project Graduation

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Geoff Spofford, trustee, Project Graduation; Fay Stadig, president, board of trustees, Project Graduation; Brandon Kraemer, Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc.; Maura Shunney, trustee, Project Graduation; and Craig Nichols, co-chair, Project Graduation.

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 26 years, the majority of Westborough High School’s graduating seniors have celebrated that momentous occasion with an all-night party held after the ceremony itself. Project Graduation, as the event is called, is organized by a group of dedicated parents, who just want to ensure that their teens are having fun but in a safe, temptation-free environment.

Upcoming events at the Westborough Senior Center

April 25th, 2016

Westborough Senior Center

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Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) has announced a schedule of upcoming events for 2016 to be held at the Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road.

On Thursday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., they will hold a spring tea. Patricia Perry will present “First Ladies – Part 2” and there will be door prizes and favors. The cost is $5 and reservations must be made by Monday, May 9.

Delaine Brown, 86, of Westborough

April 25th, 2016

Westborough – Delaine Brown, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Millbury Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late William E. Brown. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Pauline (Jefts) Davis. She was a graduate of North High School in Worcester […]

Westborough Women’s Club holds annual rabies clinic

April 22nd, 2016

Members of the Westborough Women’s Club and Westborough’s Associates Animal Hospital with Dr. Susan Gillham. (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – On a sunny Saturday, April 9, the Westborough Women’s Club held its annual rabies vaccination clinic at the Westborough Department of Public Works on Oak Street. Dr. Susan Gillham and her staff from Westborough’s Associates Animal Hospital donated their time to vaccinate dogs and cats. According to club President Karen Bloom, the fee for the annual shot was $15, far less than the cost of vaccination at a veterinarian’s office.

Photos and memorabilia of Boston sports greats featured at charity hockey tournament

April 21st, 2016

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Westborough – Tom Brady. David Ortiz. Bobby Orr. Larry Bird. Ted Williams. Rob Gronkowski. Paul Pierce. Bill Russell. Rocky Marciano. Malcom Butler.

These are some of the legendary Boston athletes whose memorabilia will be available at the seventh annual Tiana Angelique Notice Hockey Tournament Saturday, April 23 in Westborough.

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