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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Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. is named Westborough’s Veteran of the Year

February 9th, 2016

The late Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr.

Westborough – During his life, Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. served his hometown and country with a quiet humble dignity, never seeking the spotlight. Throughout his 90 years, he only left Westborough once, at age 19, for an extended period – to serve in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II. Twice wounded while serving with the 34th Infantry Division, Fay received numerous medals and accolades for his bravery, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star (Meritorious Service), Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with four battle stars, among others.

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to host two events

February 8th, 2016

The late Cecelia Grynsel

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) are hosting a Cherry Pie and Ice Cream Social in honor of Presidents Day on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. Dennis Fenton will also be leading a sing-a-long.

Athlete Spotlight: Julie Hutchinson

February 4th, 2016


“My earliest basketball memory was my first year of travel basketball in fifth grade. My dad and Mr. (Jim) Fitzgerald were my coaches and we won the championship game. … That was when I really knew I liked the sport.”

The Friends of Westborough donate to counseling centers

February 4th, 2016

The Board of Directors of The Friends of Westborough, Inc., present Mary Taber of Pastoral Counseling Centers with a donation. (l to r) Bernice Mandeville, Priscilla Federici, Taber, Kathie Wong, Lois Anderson and Barbara Balliet. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., recently donated to the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts. The donation will be used for financial aid for Westborough clients at the centers. This is the second year that The Friends have supported the counseling centers. The Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts, Inc., is an interfaith counseling program with its […]

Westborough High grad earns Girl Scout Gold Award

February 4th, 2016

Catherine DeSai (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough High School graduate Catherine DeSai recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Help for the Developmentally Disabled. A member of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, her project addressed the many ways to volunteer with and assist the mentally disabled. Her goal was to spread awareness of this […]

A fine solution

February 4th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – Each February the Westborough Public Library’s “Can Your Fines” program offers patrons who have late library materials a way to settle their fines, not with money, but rather with nonperishable items that are then donated to the Westborough Food Pantry.

Merton R. Marshall, 77, of Westborough

February 4th, 2016

Westborough – Merton R. Marshall, 77, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 at the Coleman House in Northborough. He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Seymour) Marshall. Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Alfred and Lulu (Morway) Marshall, and was raised and educated in Upton. Mert was employed as […]

Westborough police log, Feb. 5 ediiton

February 3rd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Jan. 25 7:46 a.m. Olde Hickory Path. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 9:24 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:35 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 10:27 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 10:59 a.m. South St. Well-being check. 11:55 a.m. E Main St. Accident – hit & run. 12:19 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – […]

Charles W. Decker, 84, of Westborough

February 3rd, 2016


Westborough – Charles W. Decker, 84, of Westborough, formerly of Marlborough and Dennis, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly L. (Sears Foster) Decker. Charles was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Conrad and Ida (Magee) Decker. He was […]

Candidate papers now available for Westborough Town Election

February 2nd, 2016

Westborough – Westborough’s annual Town Election will take place Tuesday, March 1. Those who wish to seek elected office in the town should contact Town Clerk Wendy Mickel in person at the Town Hall, 34 W. Main St. Candidates may take out papers beginning Dec. 1 in the Town Clerk’s Office. Offices currently open are […]

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