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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Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 24th, 2014


The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

The board plans to interview the remaining candidates at its August meeting and appoint the committee in early September. The reuse committee is likely to face a years-long task of sorting out potential reuses for the sprawling property, as well as how to fund the redevelopment.

Westborough selectmen approve remote participation policy

July 24th, 2014


Westborough–Reversing a previous position, the Board of Selectmen July 22 voted to adopt a policy governing remote participation in meetings, allowing board and committee members to take part in meetings by conference call in limited circumstances.

Some board members said they remained uneasy about the arrangement, but acknowledged it was necessary to help keep volunteers who are forced to be away from town frequently from dropping off town boards. There are currently 21 vacancies on various boards and committee, Selectmen Chair George Barrette noted.

Westborough police log, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, July 11 6:55 a.m. Arrested, Julie Masterson, 19, of 20 Thomas Newton Dr., Westborough, on failure to appear warrant. 2:45 p.m. Blake St. Animal complaint. 2:57 p.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 3:32 p.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 3:59 p.m. Ambulance. 4:28 p.m. E Main St. Accident – hit & run. 10:45 p.m. E Main [...]

Chick-fil-A will soon be open in Westborough

July 22nd, 2014

Mike Lawson, the owner-operator of the new Westborough Chick-fil-A and Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, pose for a photo with Chick-fil-A’s “Cow” mascot. 
Photo/Cindy Merchant

Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area’s dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches.

Construction has already started at the restaurant’s 286 Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. It is slated to open this fall and employ 80 people. The new restaurant will be the Atlanta-based chain’s third Massachusetts location and the second stand-alone in the state.

Welcome to the world, Charlie!

July 22nd, 2014

Charlie Sullivan

Westborough – Adria and Tyler Sullivan are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charlie, on July 2, 2014. Charlie’s proud grandparents are Carol and Andy Bahr, of Jericho, Vt. and Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, the proprietors of the South Street Diner. The diner held a contest to guess what Charlie’s weight would [...]

Lorraine V. Thomas, 88

July 22nd, 2014

Obit Lorraine Thomas

Westborough – Lorraine V. Thomas, 88, formerly of Westborough, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Thomas. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Eva (Tower) Gould. She was educated in Westborough schools [...]

Westborough man arrested after altercations at trailer park

July 21st, 2014

Westborough –  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 7/20/14, at 6:56 PM, the Westborough Police responded to 165 Turnpike Rd., the Westboro Trailer Park, for a male reportedly riding a motorcycle around the park erratically endangering the other residents. The arriving units located an individual, Albert J. DeFelice age 52 of [...]

Local team goes extreme in Untamed New England Adventure Race

July 20th, 2014

Sean O’Dowd, Jesse Dimick and Cullen Franz at the Untamed New England Adventure Race in June. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The pines were so thick he couldn’t see through them with his headlamp on. It was nearly impossible to move in the darkness, even with poles for bushwhacking to create a trail through the woods. They could be in there for a mile, 10 miles, or two days. That is what was running through Sean O’Dowd’s head as he and his teammates, Jesse Dimick and Cullen Franz, descended the 3,196-foot Big Squaw during one of the most challenging parts of the Untamed New England Adventure Race in June.

Pastoral Counseling Center starts new weekly support groups

July 18th, 2014

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center, 7 Church St., is offering several weekly groups: a Tuesday evening divorce support group, a caregivers group, a women’s midlife group, a grief and loss group, a beginning dream interpretation group and a monthly women’s spirituality group that will begin in September. For more information call Mary Taber at [...]

Westborough police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, July 4 12:35 a.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious auto. 1:09 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 1:57 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 5:33 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/trees/wires. 3:28 p.m. Church St. Ambulance. 9:23 p.m. W Main St. Accident – property damage. Saturday, July 5 11:04 a.m. Mt Pleasant St. Road/tree/wires. 4:45 p.m. W Main St. [...]

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