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.

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Women of Note to perform at Tatnuck Booksellers

August 9th, 2016

Women of Note in a recent performance 

Westborough – Love a capella? The award winning Women of Note Barbershop Chorus will perform their newest repertoire in a 30-minute show in Tatnuck Bookseller’s community room, Monday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is a culmination of their “Summer Sing Fling” series of open rehearsals, in which the group invited women of all ages to experience the joy of singing in close, four-part harmony during this summer’s rehearsals.

Boston Lawnmower Westborough to hold pre-season snow blower sale

August 9th, 2016

Rick Simonovitch (l) and Garrett Bake, salesmen at Boston Lawnmower Company, stand with some of the 2016 Ariens Snow Thrower lineup.

Westborough – Boston Lawnmower Company is having a Pre-Season Snow Thrower Sale starting Saturday, Aug. 20 and running through Sunday, Aug. 28. The sale will include big savings on select Ariens Snow Throwers and free local delivery.

The service department is also holding its annual Snow Thrower Service Special which offers free pick-up and delivery within the local area if you sign up by Saturday, Oct. 15.

Westborough honored as ‘Purple Heart Town’

August 8th, 2016

Veterans join town and state officials, local scouts and residents others to commemorate Purple Heart Day in Westborough. 
Photo/K.B. Sherman

The town of Westborough joined in honoring those who have been awarded a Purple Heart with a ceremony held at a spot on Turnpike Road (Route 9 east) near the Northborough/Westborough town line. A special sign was placed in this spot under an “Entering Westborough” sign that acknowledges that Westborough is now a “Purple Heart Town.”

Donald J. Spooner, 79, of Westborough

August 8th, 2016

Westborough – Donald J. Spooner, 79, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 after being stricken ill earlier in the day. He was the husband of Kim (Curran) Spooner, to whom he was married for 30 years. He was born in Quincy, the son of the late Charles and Helen (Hanson) Spooner, and lived in Westborough […]

Westborough student wins gold at karate championship

August 7th, 2016

Nisha Balaji with her medals (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Nisha Balaji, age 9, a student of Massdojo Westborough, won the first-place gold medal at the National Karate Championship for the second year in a row. Nisha completed third grade at Annie E. Fales Elementary School and will attend Mill Pond School in the fall. Nisha is one of the youngest member of […]

Westborough police log, Aug. 5 edition

August 3rd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, July 25 8:00 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 9:46 a.m. Myrtle St. Well-being check. 10:44 a.m. Research Dr. Ambulance. 11:22 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 2:27 p.m. Arrested, Edwin Jonatan Ortiz-Molina, 27, of 50 Everett Gaylord Blvd., Apt. 12, Worcester, for speeding, unlicensed operation of MV. 3:41 p.m. Brigham St. Accident – […]

Rotary Club of Westborough to sponsor seventh annual triathlon

August 2nd, 2016

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough, in conjunction with Sun Multisport, is sponsoring the Seventh Annual Westborough Rotary Sprint Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 14. With three multi-sport divisions, this event is designed for all ages and abilities. The triathlon takes place at the former Westborough State Hospital off of Lyman Street in Westborough. The road […]

‘Godspell’ to share lessons of love in Westborough

August 2nd, 2016

The Westborough Players’ Club cast of “Godspell” features (back, l to r) Sarah Grina, Jon DiPrima, Liam Devine, Mike Ciccolella, Nicole Bates, (front, l to r) Anthony Masciangioli, Kelly Bubello, Meg Norton, Mick Lonati and Adam Duval. Not pictured is Maya Deschenes. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Director and choreographer Marianne Lonati believes that the upcoming production of “Godspell” by the Westborough Players’ Club (WPC) in its 79th season will offer audiences some relief from recent tragedies in the news worldwide. Originally produced in the early-1970s, the show playfully presents a series of parables from the gospel of St. Matthew along with song-and-dance numbers.

Carl L. Goodall, 74, of Westborough

August 2nd, 2016

Obit Carl L. Goodall

Westborough – Carl L. Goodall passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 74. He leaves his wife of 36 years, Gail (Peterson) Goodall; his children, Jennifer and Robert Pratt of Hopkinton, Sarah Ziegler of Grafton, and Christy and Kevin Weigold of Shrewsbury; […]

Westborough to celebrate Purple Heart Town designation

August 2nd, 2016

Westborough – All Purple Heart recipients and their families are invited Sunday, Aug. 7, to a “ribbon cutting” to celebrate Westborough’s new signage identifying it as a Purple Heart Town. The event, in conjunction with Purple Heart Day, will take place at 1 p.m. at the Northborough/Westborough town line eastbound on Route 9.

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