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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.

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George A. Perry III, 66, of Westborough

April 15th, 2014

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Westborough – George A. Perry III, 66, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare – University Campus in Worcester. He was the husband of Donna M. (Benoit) Perry. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late George and Priscilla (Balnis) Perry. He was educated in Westborough [...]

Volunteers needed for Project Graduation Westborough

April 12th, 2014

Westborough – Project Graduation Westborough is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the graduating high school seniors with a safe, chemical-free celebration the evening of their graduation. The evening event, to be held at TeamWorks, 185 Otis St., Northborough,  Saturday, June 7, will be a surprise “themed” environment with decorations, entertainment, food, [...]

Drivers needed to help homeless families

April 12th, 2014

Westborough – Drivers are desperately needed to take individuals from the Extended Stay Hotel in Westborough to local grocery stores and stores such as Target or Walmart. The families residing at the hotel are isolated and most do not have access to transportation. Those who will sign up to get rides have signed liability waivers. Those who [...]

Westborough soldier earns aviation wings

April 12th, 2014

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Westborough – Pvt. Paul A. Blanchard Jr. of Westborough graduated from U.S. Army Boot Camp in Fort Jackson, S.C., Nov. 21. From there, he headed to Fort Eustis, Va., for Advanced Individual Training (AIT). On March 25, Blanchard graduated with high honors and received his aviation wings and is now a certified mechanic working on [...]

Westborough selectmen will continue to explore ‘underride’ option

April 10th, 2014

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Westborough – The Westborough Board of Selectmen will continue to explore the option of proposing a Proposition 2- 1/2 “underride” to voters in the future, with some board members expressing concerns that the town’s relatively robust $6.7 million in untaxed levy capacity could prove tempting to special interests.

A Prop 2- 1/2 underride would permanently reduce the town’s overall tax levy limit, but not lower property taxes or affect town budgets in the near term. By tapping excess levy capacity, a community can boost taxes more than 2- 1/2 percent in any given year without an override vote.

Westborough’s West Main Street mixed-use project gets final OK

April 10th, 2014

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Westborough – A new mixed-use building with 28 apartments and 3,700 square feet of retail space at 25 W. Main St. won final approval from the Board of Selectmen April 8, clearing the way for the project nearly three years after it was first proposed.

Selectmen approved a site plan for a new four-story building and 37 parking spaces on the property, where an existing building will be demolished, possibly as soon as next month.

Westborough police log, April 11 edition

April 9th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, March 28 4:54 a.m. Ruggles St. Animal complaint. 11:21 a.m. Hospital Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 11:38 a.m. W Main St. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 12:56 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 3:26 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:50 p.m. Phillips St. Suspicious activity. 8:16 p.m. Partridge Rd./Richardson Ct. Suspicious activity. 9:46 p.m. Edgewood Rd. Ambulance. Saturday, March 29 [...]

Friends of Westborough to host annual ‘Breakfast with the Bunny’

April 9th, 2014

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Westborough – Children and their families are invited to attend a “Breakfast with the Bunny,” Saturday, April 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The event will be hosted by the Friends of Westborough. Tickets are $3 for ages three and up; under age 3 is free. [...]

Stuck in traffic in Westborough

April 8th, 2014

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Westborough – It’s a problem that has vexed town officials and commuters alike – 18-wheelers getting stuck under the CSX bridge on East Main Street (Route 30).

As he looked on at yet another 18-wheeler wedged under the bridge the morning of April 8, Police Chief Alan Gordon shook his head.

New martial arts studio to offer seminar with world champions

April 8th, 2014

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Westborough – Renowned mixed martial artists Mark DellaGrotte and Daniel Gracie will be the guest speakers at the grand opening of the Prototype Integrated Martial Arts Studio Saturday, April 12 starting at 10 a.m. DellaGrotte, of Spike TV’s Ultimate Fighter 4 and Gracie, a world ju-jitsu champion, will be speaking about and demonstrating effective striking [...]







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