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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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NAL’S Paint Center expands to Westborough

October 17th, 2017

Westborough – NAL’S Paint Center, with two locations in Worcester and stores in Shrewsbury, Auburn and Leominster, recently announced the opening of a sixth store at 122 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9), Westborough.

Bipartisan group to host presentation about campaign finance reform

October 17th, 2017

Westborough – We the People Massachusetts, a bipartisan organization, will be hosting an evening of education and action about campaign finance reform Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m., at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St.

Town Meeting approves zoning change for ‘Friday Night Lights’

October 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough’s Fall Town Meeting, held Oct. 16, at Westborough High School, drew a crowd of well over 1,000 residents who were largely in attendance to vote on new field lighting at Westborough High School. Overflow attendees were ushered into the gymnasium where mics and a remote video feed were set up.

James A. Dorsey, 80, of Westborough

October 16th, 2017

Westborough – James A. Dorsey, 80, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores (Borgatti) Dorsey; son James A. Dorsey Jr. and his wife Susan of Shirley; son John P. Dorsey and his wife Elizabeth of Dorchester; sister Kathleen Kersus and husband Gerald of Holden; sister […]

Joan M. Gionfriddo, 86, of Westborough

October 16th, 2017

Westborough – Joan M. Gionfriddo, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Coleman House in Northborough. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to Maurice P. Gionfriddo. Born in Allston, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Irene (Smith) Powers.  She was a graduate of the Brighton […]

David Kaprelian, 81, of Westborough

October 16th, 2017

Westborough – David Kaprelian, 81, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the beloved husband of Judith F. (Foster) Kaprelian. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Karekin and Lucy (Santoian) Kaprelian. He was a life-long resident of Westborough and […]

Public is invited to WHS Homecoming Festival

October 15th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough High School Student Council will be holding its annual Homecoming Festival Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature booths and activities for kids of all ages, food, prizes, raffles, and a huge silent auction. Westborough High School’s football teams will be playing against Wachusett Regional […]

Keeping the downtown beautiful

October 15th, 2017

Westborough – Myles Henderson waters one of the flower boxes decorating the sidewalk in Westborough’s downtown. The Westborough High School junior has been doing so over the past few months as a way to help his friends Bill and Beverly Linnane, who oversee the boxes on behalf of the Westborough Garden Club. Photo/Bonnie Adams

Needs of all citizens must be kept in mind regarding issue of field lights

October 12th, 2017

With the many pros and cons regarding proposed field lights, one thing that can’t be disputed is hard core financials. The Stadium Renovation budget (w/out Lights) is $3.5 million.  Lights come with a $400,000 price tag.  Another $12.5 million for a new Pre-K building is being proposed.

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to host Oct. 20 event

October 12th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) will be holding a baked stuffed chicken dinner at the center’s 4 Rogers Rd. location, Friday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The entertainment will be a presentation by Par Perry on the “History of the Oldest Profession”.

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