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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.

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Westborough resident completes Boston University summer research program

August 25th, 2014

Westborough – Sarah Kalinowski, a resident of Westborough, recently completed a 10-week summer undergraduate research program at Boston University (BU) that concluded with a final presentation showcasing her research into various neuroscience disciplines. Designed to encourage education in the sciences for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, the program [...]

WCLT awards scholarships for Earth Day essays

August 25th, 2014

Melissa Zhang

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced that it has awarded two scholarships and one honorable mention to Westborough High School (WHS) seniors of the Class of 2014. The scholarships were awarded on the basis of essays written for WCLT’s annual Earth Day essay contest in March. Jeffrey Hannan won a scholarship for [...]

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it’s providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

Communitywide High Holy Day Happening

August 23rd, 2014

Children make New Year’s cards at last year’s High Holy Day event. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – On Sunday, Sept. 7, Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Congregation B’nai Shalom will hold a communitywide High Holy Day Happening from 10 a.m. to noon at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The event is an interactive educational and fun experience for children, teens and adults. [...]

Rotary Club of Westborough invests in youth leaders

August 22nd, 2014

Local participants in this summer’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend: (l to r) Marissa Moquin, Molly Reilly, Riley Gardner, Michala Sockol, Carlos Santom, Jon Gross and Matt Pickering. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its longtime tradition of offering Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to rising 11th-graders. Over 170 recipients, known as RYLAns, from Rotary District 7910 attended this year’s weekend of workshops from June 27 to 29 at Worcester State University.

Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough

August 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Robert P. Galipeau, 86, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Jeannette G. (Baril) Galipeau. Born in Northbridge, he was the son of the late Fred and Beatrice (Fitzpatrick) Galipeau. He was educated in Worcester schools and graduated from [...]

Westborough police log, Aug. 22 edition

August 20th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 11 12:28 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 7:11 a.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 11:07 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 12:04 p.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 12:10 p.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 12:29 p.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 3:01 p.m. Lyman/Chauncy Sts. Disturbance (general). 3:11 p.m. W Main St. Accident – [...]

Friends of Westborough seek donations for fall fair

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., are seeking donations for their Fall Fair Saturday, Nov. 15. Donations of jewelry, knitted items, and items for raffle baskets and silent auction are greatly appreciated. All donations must be made by Saturday, Nov. 1. Drop off at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., or 55 [...]

Back-to-school event for teens at Westborough Public Library

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and Westborough High School Library Media Center announce a back-to-school kickoff event for local teens Thursday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 55 W. Main St. Students currently in grades 6-12 are invited to the Westborough Public Library Media Maker Space to create “altered book” art, build [...]

Ann C. Carlstrom, 85, of Westborough

August 19th, 2014

Westborough – Ann C. (Scannell) Carlstrom, 85, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in the company of her family after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the daughter of Edward and Marion Scannell and sister of Mary Scannell Graw (deceased), Edward Scannell, and Judy Scannell Donovan (deceased). Ann was married to [...]

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