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.

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Westborough Town Moderator to hold open forums

June 14th, 2016

Westborough – Town Moderator John Arnold will be hosting Open Forum discussions with any resident who wants to discuss ways officials can improve the Town Meeting experience. The first two of these Open Forums have been scheduled for Thursday, June 16 and Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 23 in the […]

Pinto hopes to rap his way to success

June 13th, 2016

Albert Pinto, aka “Chedda Crispy” 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Albert Pinto has faced a number of challenges in his life, starting from when he was born 32 years ago, weighing less than two pounds, and the loss of his father, when he was only 3 years old.

Aubry wins Milestone Achievement award

June 13th, 2016

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Westborough – Vicki Aubry of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Westborough, was recently awarded a Milestone Achievement award for 20 years of service to the real estate industry in a ceremony held at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. The award was presented by the Central Mass Association of Realtors.

Local Musicians to perform at cello festival June 19

June 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The 16th annual concert of the Vivaldi Cello Festival Orchestra will take place Sunday, June 19, at the Congregational Church, 57 W. Main St., in Westborough at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to give local young musicians an opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra as a soloist in a formal concert setting. Boston professional musicians who come together each year as the Vivaldi Festival Orchestra accompany the featured soloists.

Grads celebrate ‘Wild, Wild Westborough’

June 10th, 2016

Sneakers does a “meet and greet”.

Westborough – After Westborough High School’s graduation ceremony June 4, the new grads celebrated with a special all-night party held at Teamworks in Northborough. The event, Project Graduation, is organized by parents and others who aim to provide a fun way for the students to celebrate without alcohol and chemicals.

Local cancer support group hosts award-winning cookbook author

June 9th, 2016

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Westborough – Almost 30 people – mostly cancer survivors – gathered May 3 for the monthly meeting of Cancer Support for All (CaSfA) at the Central One Federal Credit Union in Westborough. Joanne Sullivan, herself a breast cancer survivor, founded the group in 2011 when she could not find a local support group. What began as a small group, meeting in her family room, now has 80 members.

Westborough High senior earns Eagle Scout rank

June 9th, 2016

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Westborough – American Legion Ray Stone Post 238, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and BSA Troop 4 announced that Isaac Grosner, 17, of Westborough, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

Educational evolution

June 8th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – As the world around us evolves at an ever faster pace, it’s important for schools to adapt to students’ needs to ensure they are adequately prepared to succeed in whatever field they choose. In Westborough the school district has been doing just that with its School Improvements Plans, which includes input from students on what they are interested in studying.

Westborough police log, June 10 edition

June 8th, 2016

police log

Westborough Friday, May 27 2:08 a.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 6:34 a.m. Church St. Disturbance (general). 1:13 p.m. W Main St. Animal complaint. 5:01 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 5:19 p.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 5:38 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. Saturday, May 28 1:54 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious person. 1:55 a.m. Arrested, […]

The Westborough Garden Club awards $1,000 scholarship

June 8th, 2016

Caroline Reynolds (second from right) receives her award from Westborough Garden Club members. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club Scholarship Committee recently awarded the winner of their $1,000 scholarship at their annual plant sale. This year’s recipient is Caroline Reynolds, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS).

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