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.

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Poets take the stage at Westborough middle school

April 16th, 2014

Poets Liz Heath, Muggs, Alex Charalambides and Nicholas Earl Davis at the sixth annual Poetry Slam at Gibbons Middle School in Westborough. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – On March 28, Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough hosted its sixth annual Poetry Slam in the library for the eighth grade teams as an opening to the eighth-grade poetry unit. Four poets from the New England area presented a very unique, dynamic and diverse style of poetry. They each performed two [...]

Grady will be new Westborough Recreation Director

April 16th, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Commission voted unanimously to hire Alan Grady, the current assistant recreation director in Gorham, Maine, to be the new recreation director for the town of Westborough.  The search committee received 148 applications for this position and interviewed 10 candidates. Four finalists were recommended to the commission. Grady has been the [...]

Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough

April 16th, 2014

Westborough – Mark L. Flanagan, 63, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 14, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare – University Hospital, Worcester, after being stricken ill at work. He was the beloved husband of Janice A. (Smith) Flanagan. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Hampl) Flanagan. He [...]

Joseph V. Kelly Jr., 91

April 16th, 2014


Westborough – Joseph V. Kelly Jr., 91, of Westborough, formerly of Sudbury and Bremen, Maine, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of Eleanor (Mann) Kelly. Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Joseph and Olive (Little) Kelly. He was [...]

Westborough police log, April 18 edition

April 16th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, April 4 7:32 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Well-being check. 8:27 a.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 11:30 a.m. Baker Way. Ambulance. 12:42 p.m. School St. Suspicious person. 3:01 p.m. Powder Hill Way. Ambulance. 6:10 p.m. Otis St. Animal complaint. 7:22 p.m. Park St. Ambulance. 9:21 p.m. Lyman St. Accident – property damage. [...]

AAF receives service award from Wellesley Chamber

April 15th, 2014

Westborough – Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs (AAF) was honored  April 3 with the 2014 Professional (Services Firm) of the Year award. Presented by the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce at the 12th Annual Celebration of Wellesley Businesses, this award is given to a professional services firm who excels in client service, gives back to the community [...]

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


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 [...]

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