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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Comfort food and hearty breakfasts: Lazy Sundays are made for Harry’s

November 24th, 2015

Harry's Restaurant 

Westborough – Harry’s Restaurant on Route 9 in Westborough has always been a popular with the after-church crowd and for good reason – it’s the perfect place to meet for a relaxing breakfast or lunch on a lazy Sunday.

My friend and I were fortunate to arrive during a lull, around noon on a dreary Sunday. The smell of hot food, a cozy booth and a warm, friendly environment certainly brightened the day. The folks who came in after us weren’t so lucky and had a bit of a wait for an open table.

Raymond Shaw, 80, of Westborough

November 23rd, 2015

Obit Raymond Shaw

Westborough – Raymond “Ray” Joseph Shaw, 80, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital. Ray grew up in Waldwick, N.J., son of Michael T. and Beatrice (Thompson) Shaw. He served four years in the Navy during the Korean War, as a Radar Petty Officer, 1st […]

Westborough girls’ volleyball loses close title match to Notre Dame

November 22nd, 2015

The Westborough girls' volleyball team poses with their runner-up trophy. 
Photo/John Orrell

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Fitchburg – So many good things have happened for the Westborough High girls’ varsity volleyball team in this 2015 season that it seemed like the very best was destined to come when the team traveled north to Fitchburg High School Nov. 21. And for a time, it did indeed appear […]

Marybeth Ash and Matthew Dattilio announce wedding

November 20th, 2015


Westborough – Marybeth Ash, daughter of Susan and Anthony Ash of Westborough, and Matthew Dattilio, son of Lin Dattilio of Hartland, Vt. and David Dattilio of White River Junction, Vt., were wed on Sept. 26 at Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon, N.H. The Reverend Charles Pawlowski of Sacred Heart, together with the Reverend Lucia Jackson […]

Annual Community Thanksgiving to be held at Westborough Knights of Columbus

November 20th, 2015

Westborough – The 45th annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Once again, a free Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served to all […]

Allison Shapanka and Gabriel Ash announce wedding

November 20th, 2015


Westborough – Gabriel Beardsley Ash, son of Susan and Anthony Ash, of Westborough, and Allison Rose Shapanka, daughter of Carol and Michael Shapanka of Sudbury, were wed on July 25 at the New England Aquarium in Boston. Matthew Shapanka of Washington D.C., cousin of the bride, officiated the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, […]

Westborough girls’ volleyball heading to state championship

November 18th, 2015

Westborough High School's Julie Hutchinson sets the ball.

Tewksbury – The Westborough High School Rangers traveled to Tewksbury Memorial High School to face the Arlington High School Cougars for their State Division 2 semi-final girls’ volleyball match Nov. 17.

Westborough police log, Nov. 20 edition

November 18th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 9 2:33 a.m. Milk St./Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 12:34 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 12:58 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious activity. 3:25 p.m. Nourse St. Accident – property damage. 4:21 p.m. Eli Whitney St. Suspicious activity. 5:02 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 6:12 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 10:38 p.m. Computer […]

The Friends of Westborough donates to Food Pantry

November 15th, 2015

(l to r) Phil Kittredge, co-president Westborough Food Pantry; Judy Wilchynski, chair, The Friends of Westborough, Inc.; and Nancy Mazur, Westborough Food Pantry volunteer. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., donated $500 to the Westborough Food Pantry. Phil Kittredge, co-president of the Westborough Food Pantry accepted the donation in Roche Brothers gift cards. The donation will be used to supplement needs that arise for the pantry. Phil and Donna Kittredge are the co-presidents of the food pantry. Phil […]

With gratitude, Westborough remembers its veterans

November 13th, 2015

Ruano Lampi, addresses the audience as his son, Marty, listens.

Westborough – On a cold and drizzly morning, several dozen people, including many veterans of the armed services, braved the elements to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11.

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