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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.

Visit Westborough’s public school system here.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Red Sox outing organized by Westborough Recreation

April 20th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Recreation will be sponsoring a trip this summer to see the Boston Red Sox play the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, July 20. The 2014 World Series champions rarely visit Fenway Park and this is a great opportunity to see Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner and company take on the Sox. The bus departs at 4 p.m. from the Elsie A Hastings Elementary School, 111 E. Main St., for the 7:10 p.m. game, returning immediately following the game. Seats are located in Section 87. Adults and families welcome. The cost is $99 and includes bus trip and ticket.

Good Shepherd to hold rummage sale

April 20th, 2016

Westborough – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., Westborough, will hold a spring rummage sale Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will feature a flea market and white elephant items upstairs; “Better Treasures” in a special area; and the clothing […]

Good Shepherd to hold rummage sale

April 20th, 2016

Westborough – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., Westborough, will hold a spring rummage sale Friday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will feature a flea market and white elephant items upstairs; “Better Treasures” in a special area; and the clothing […]

Westborough Boosters to sponsor ‘Amazing Race’

April 20th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Boosters is sponsoring Westborough’s “Amazing Race,” an action-packed scavenger hunt adventure, Saturday, April 30, at Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. Check-in begins at 10:15 a.m.; the race starts at 11 a.m. It is open to all seventh- to 12th-grade students and adults. All teams must have three to five participants. […]

Westborough Senior Center Supporters passionately committed to center

April 20th, 2016

The Westborough Senior Center Supporters. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – A successful nonprofit organization needs a strong core of dedicated volunteers in order to meet its goals. It’s not enough to just sign up – volunteers are needed who are passionately committed to doing what is necessary to meet those goals. Fortunately for the Westborough Senior Center there is just such a group – the aptly named Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS). Thanks to this group of approximately 285 members, the Senior Center – and those who attend programs there – have benefitted from a truly remarkable number of enhancements and improvements at the center’s 4 Rogers Road location.

Veterans collaborate on project with Westborough High students

April 20th, 2016

Westborough High School students and local veterans.

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services Director John Badenhausen recently led an initiative to bring together students from Westborough High School with area veterans. Students from two of Molly Lonergan’s English classes conducted one-on-one interviews with veterans who had served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “Our goal is to make […]

Westborough police log, April 22 edition

April 20th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, April 11 1:07 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 10:00 a.m. Adams St. Road/tree/wires. 10:54 a.m. W Main St. Assault. 3:05 p.m. West St. Parking violation/complaint. 4:44 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Milk St. Road/tree/wires. Tuesday, April 12 12:15 a.m. Otis St. Accident – hit & run. 8:53 a.m. Townsend Blvd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 9:22 a.m. Fisher/Milk Sts. […]

Frances C. Curtis, 92, of Westborough

April 20th, 2016

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Westborough – Frances C. Curtis, 92, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Thomas A. Curtis. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Domenic and Zalmira (Maiocco) DeLollis. She was educated in Worcester schools and was a […]

Moderator defends Town Meeting, eyes improvements

April 15th, 2016

Westborough—Town Moderator John Arnold told the Board of Selectmen April 12 that Town Meeting is working better than some of their recent comments may suggest, but also said he’s in the midst of collecting data and suggestions on possible improvements. The most recent TM was held on March 12.

Thomas W. Monahan, 83, of Westborough

April 15th, 2016

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Westborough – Thomas W. Monahan, 83, of Westborough, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Alida (Belmore) Monahan and was educated in Worcester schools. During the Korean Conflict he served with the U.S. Marine Corps. […]

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