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.

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Library Building Committee updates selectmen on expansion project

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – At the July 19 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Library Building Committee, along with Eric Moore, architect from Lamoureux and Pagano, and Peter Collins, the project OPM (Owner’s Project Manager), updated selectmen on the status of proposed expansion and renovation of the library. Library Building Committee members include Chair Ed Baldwin, Dorothy Mello, John T. Arnold, Dexter Blois, Leigh Emery and Library Director Maureen Ambrosino.

Westborough residents participate in jigsaw puzzle project

July 22nd, 2016

A jigsaw puzzle completed as part of Puzzle Away. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Residents and visitors to the Westborough Public Library are invited to participate in the ongoing community jigsaw puzzle project, Puzzle Away.

Westborough Fire Department working on HAZMAT situation

July 20th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Fire Department is reporting on a HAZMAT situation they have been dealing with since early this morning: Firefighters have been working this hazardous materials incident on Flanders Road since 5am. Crews have encountered several chemical reactions and have since evacuated the building. Dow Chemical is en route to assist. Mass Department […]

Westborough police log, July 22 edition

July 20th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, July 11 6:40 a.m. Quick Farm Rd. Fire/smoke/gas. 8:35 a.m. Hopkinton/Upton Rds. Accident – property damage. 12:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 12:37 p.m. E Main St. Well-being check. 3:20 p.m. Otis St. Larceny. 4:29 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious auto. 7:01 p.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:43 p.m. Upton Rd. Road/tree/wires. 8:09 p.m. […]

Rita Grady, 74. of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

Obit Rita Grady_crop

Westborough – Rita “Sharrie” (Smith) Grady, 74, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at her home of cancer Monday, July 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and her faithful companion, Frosty. Sharrie was a lifelong Westborough resident, and a member of the East Falmouth summer community. Sharrie was, first and foremost, all about family. She […]

Jane P. Smith, 86, of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

Westborough – Jane P. Smith, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Richard B. Smith, who died in 2013. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Mason) Mullen. She […]

Howe C. Monteith, 97, of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

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Westborough – Howe C. Monteith, 97, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Gibson) Monteith, who died in 2004. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Howe and Eva (Clare) Monteith. […]

Two charged after Westborough car crash

July 17th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today: On 7/16/16, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Rte. 9 east just prior to Rte. 30. The arriving units observed a 2011 Toyota in the roadway with a utility pole blocking […]

Westborough graduate to receive PENTA scholarship

July 15th, 2016

Westborough – PENTA Communications, Inc., recently announced that Samantha Mack, a graduate of Westborough High School (WHS) and incoming UMass Amherst freshman, will be awarded the 2016 PENTA Leadership Scholarship. A top-ranked student academically, an award-winning athlete, and a recognized young leader, Mack will be the 11th recipient of this prestigious award, given annually only […]

Westborough Recreation to present ‘Concerts on the Common’

July 15th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Department will be presenting “Concerts on the Common” at the Bay State Commons, 1100 Union St. this summer. Tuesday, July 26, the band “Better Her Than Me” will be performing hits from ‘70s funk, ‘80s rock, and top 40 pop songs. Tuesday, Aug. 9 “Boombox: The ‘70s & ‘80s Experience” will […]

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