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 log, May 20 edition

May 18th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, May 9 1:18 a.m. Wayside Rd. Ambulance. 2:33 a.m. Union St. Suspicious activity. 6:16 a.m. Nourse/Glen Sts. Road/tree/wires. 10:11 a.m. Maple Cir. Ambulance. 12:10 p.m. Colonial Dr. Ambulance. 3:14 p.m. Baker Way. Disturbance (general). 5:01 p.m. Summer St. Ambulance. 8:13 p.m. W Main St. Well-being check. Tuesday, May 10 7:57 a.m. Ruggles St. […]

Westborough church welcomes new music director

May 16th, 2016

Abigail Gower (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough and Reverend Bev Waring have welcomed Abigail Gower as the new music director. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Music Performance, Gower is also on her way to earning a Master of Music Performance from the Longy School […]

Westborough men complete mission in Haiti

May 16th, 2016

(l to r) Art Sharkey with Jacob and Mike Lawler with Leina. (Photo/submitted)

  Westborough – Mike Lawler and Art Sharkey visited Haiti earlier this month for their third trip together to work with John and Beth McHoul who lead Heartline Ministries in Port au Prince.  They carried 200 pounds of donations from the generosity of their church, the Congregational Church of Westborough.  These items included school notebooks […]

Hebrew chanting circle welcomes all

May 16th, 2016

Eva Friedner, leader of En-CHANT-ment.

Westborough – Leaving the pressures of daily living outside the sanctuary, a group of Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) members and visitors join together in sacred Hebrew chanting on the last Tuesday of each month from 7:30- 9 p.m. CBS member Eva Friedner, 69, has led the “En-CHANT-ment CIRCLE” since 2006.

Verizon employees continue to picket in Westborough

May 14th, 2016

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Westborough – Approximately 120 men and women on strike against Verizon showed up at 6 a.m. May 13 to voice their displeasure after one of their union brothers was struck the prior day by a vehicle being driven by a replacement worker at the picket line located at the Extended Stay America hotel on East […]

Florida man arrested in Westborough Verizon dispute

May 12th, 2016

Verizon workers picket outside the Extended Extended Stay Hotel at 180 E. Main St.  where replacement workers are being housed. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On May 12th, at approximately 8:20 AM, the Westborough Police Department was assisting with a labor dispute involving striking Verizon workers and replacement workers who were staying at the Extended Stay Hotel at 180 E. Main St. Four officers were assisting the replacement workers […]

Athlete Spotlight: Ryan Shufflebarger

May 12th, 2016

Ryan Shufflebarger (Photo/submitted)

What encouraged you to get involved with competitive swimming?

Westborough police log, May 13 edition

May 11th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, May 2 8:23 a.m. Lyman St. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 9:53 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 10:06 a.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. 10:27 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Accident – property damage. 11:18 a.m. Fisher St. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 2:48 p.m. Haskell St. B&E in MV. 3:47 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident […]

Center for Women and Enterprise now open in Westborough

May 10th, 2016

Lori Allen, program manager
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For years, the Center for Women and Enterprise’s (CWE) Central Mass. office, based in Worcester, has helped hundreds of people jumpstart their careers. Now, with a move to a new Westborough location, the nonprofit hopes to expand its reach to serve more people beyond the city’s borders.

When their lease was up in Worcester, the organization decided a move to Westborough made sense for several reasons, according to the organization’s Central Mass. Program Manager Lori Allen. The Worcester location was not compliant with the American with Disabilities Act and parking was an issue at times.

Shirley A. Anderson, 81, of Westborough

May 9th, 2016

Westborough – Shirley A. Anderson, 81, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester. She was the wife of John W. Anderson Jr., with whom she recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Born in Westborough, she was the […]

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