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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Westborough Police arrest Melrose man wanted for attempted murder

August 8th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon and Melrose Police Chief Michael L. Lyle both released statements this afternoon announcing the arrest of a Melrose man who had been wanted for attempted murder and other charges. The suspect, John C. Ferreira, age 54 of 99 Vinton St. Melrose, was arrested in Westborough this afternoon by […]

Westborough man cited after car crashes into restaurant

August 7th, 2017

Westborough – A Westborough man has been cited after crashing his car into Christina’s Cafe early Sunday morning, Aug. 7.  Although the building had significant damage, the restaurant is open for business again this morning after being forced to shut down on Sunday. Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon released the following statement regarding the accident: […]

Westborough images now available in the Digital Commonwealth

August 6th, 2017

Westborough – The images gathered at the Westborough Public Library’s “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” Scanning Day, which was held in February, are now available online at the Digital Commonwealth

Westborough prepares to celebrate 300th anniversary with grand parade

August 6th, 2017

Westborough – “Everyone Loves a Parade” and Westborough is going to have a great one to celebrate the 300th anniversary of our town. The parade will officially begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Westborough soccer star enters senior year on top

August 6th, 2017

Westborough – No less than 11 seniors from the Westborough High School (WHS) boys’ varsity soccer team graduated this spring leaving what might be considered to some a gaping hole in the Rangers lineup for the advancing season. 2016 was a banner year for the team that earned a berth in the Division 1 state championship game so could an encore be possible with so many shoes to fill?

New cricket pitch provides venue for game

August 6th, 2017

Region – Westborough now has a new cricket pitch.

Spearheaded by Nishit Mehta, the idea for the pitch was conceived out of necessity for the Westborough Cricket Club, an adult cricket team that competes in a 32 team league against other groups from around the state.

Civic Club donates to Westborough soccer team

August 6th, 2017

Westborough – The Civic Club has again been generous and donated $500 to the Westborough High School boys’ soccer team to assist with the expenses associated with their summer league. 

Westborough VFW to host Car Show Sunday Aug. 6

August 5th, 2017

Westborough – The VFW Post 9013 will be hosting its first annual Car Show Sunday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westborough High School, 90 West Main St. The event will feature muscle cars, hot rods and custom built cars as well as music, food and raffles.

Residence at Orchard Grove hosts presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

August 4th, 2017

Region – In an effort to bring informative and educational resources to local seniors and their families, The Residence at Orchard Grove hosted a discussion and book-signing event with their dementia care expert, author, and the Corporate Manager of their Reflections Memory Care program, Kelly McCarthy, at Tatnuck Booksellers in Westborough July 25. McCarthy discussed […]

Westborough police log, Aug. 4 edition

August 2nd, 2017

Westborough Monday, July 24 8:59 a.m. W Main St. Parking violation/complaint. 10:11 a.m. Computer Dr. Larceny. 10:53 a.m. Lyman St. Trespassing. 11:00 a.m. Kendall Dr. Suspicious person. 12:36 p.m. Water St. Suspicious activity. 5:15 p.m. Ruggles St./Deerslayer Ln. Traffic/motor vehicle. 8:17 p.m. E Main St. Suspicious activity. 8:38 p.m. Adams St. Traffic/motor vehicle. Tuesday, July […]

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