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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‘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 […]

Gerald R. Downey, 63, of Westborough

June 20th, 2017

Westborough – Gerald R. Downey, 63, of Westborough, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Dawn M. (Bissonnette) Downey. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of Virginia (Berthiaume) Downey of Marlborough and the late Robert Downey. He was raised and educated in Marlborough, and was a graduate of […]

Selectmen waive review of parking areas at former state hospital site

June 16th, 2017

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen voted at their June 13 meeting to waive the site plan review for two parking areas at the soccer fields at the former State Hospital. However, it was not unanimous. A spirited discussion ensued between selectmen Leigh Emery and George Barrette.

Celebrate the 4th on June 30 in Westborough

June 16th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Department will be hosting its annual July 4 Block Party on Friday, June 30 from 6-10 p.m. For this fun event, West Main Street is closed down to traffic and filled with delicious food, exciting games, pony and hay rides, music, a moon bounce, face painting, and much more. Sponsors for […]

Lincoln Property Company receives Stormwater Award

June 16th, 2017

Westborough – Derek Saari, conservation officer of Westborough’s Conservation Commission, presented the 2017 Stormwater Management and Water Quality Award to Lincoln Property Company at the Board of Selectmen’s June 13 meeting.

Board endorses Veterans Freedom Park dog leash program

June 16th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Board of Selectmen endorsed a dog leash program at their June 13 meeting that has been recently established by Westborough Police Chief Al Gordon.

State Senator Jamie Eldridge presents budget priorities to selectmen

June 16th, 2017

Westborough – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) appeared before Westborough’s Board of Selectmen at their June 13 meeting to discuss budget priorities. He reported that the House and the Senate have passed their budgets

Gibbons School students honored for winning economic competition

June 15th, 2017

Westborough – A group of eight grade students from the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School recently traveled to the Statehouse in Boston to be honored for a major achievement – coming in first in a statewide economics contest for middle school students.

Westborough dog show brings community together and raises money to rescue dogs

June 15th, 2017

Westborough – As tails wagged and paws gave owners high fives, spectators at the Rotary Club of Westborough’s 15th annual Spring Festival gathered around the amateur dog show. Coordinated by Reina Rago, a resident of Westborough and a proud dog owner of Remy, the show featured 12 different categories (Smallest, Biggest, Best Tail Wag, Most […]

Westborough Recreation Department offers summer fun

June 14th, 2017

Westborough – As school is just around the corner, many parents might be saying, “Ok, what’s next?” In Westborough the answer is “Check out the great Playground Programs offered by the Westborough Recreation Department!”

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