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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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‘Visiting Moms’ offer support and companionship to new mothers

January 31st, 2016

An experienced mom offers support to a new mom as part of the Visiting Moms program. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Every week Lucy, an experienced mom, arrives at Amelia’s apartment, curious to know what this new mom wants to talk about or do. They might talk about her exhaustion, trouble getting her 3-month-old Jesse to nap, how little she gets done each day, or how much she misses her “old life.” Then again, they might spend time together watching the baby do new things and marvel about how much he has grown, or take a trip to the market.

Westborough student is runner-up in national math competition

January 31st, 2016

Karthik Karnik (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science senior and Westborough resident Karthik Karnik earned his place as runner-up in the American Mathematical Society’s “Who Wants to be a Mathematician” competition, which was held Jan. 7 in Seattle, Wash. Karnik represented the New England region and was one of only 10 students selected from more than 2,300 students nationwide who qualified to compete.

Fire, police and DPW report on budgets

January 29th, 2016

Westborough – Fire, Police and Public Works Departments reported on their preliminary budgets and proposed Town Meeting budget articles to the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 26 meeting.

Fire Chief Patrick Purcell said his department tried to keep increases to the requested 2 percent over last year’s budget; the budget presented was 2.86 percent over. The main line-item increase is for $13,500 for an additional supervisor to handle the increased volume of fire inspections.

E. Evelyn Arnold, 88, of Westborough

January 29th, 2016

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Westborough – E. Evelyn (Stanford) Arnold, 88, a lifelong resident of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 after an illness. She was the beloved wife of Zane H. Arnold. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last October. Evelyn was born in Taunton, the daughter of the late Alice L. (Stanford) Haven. She was raised […]

Shir Joy Chorus seeking new singers

January 29th, 2016

Westborough – Shir Joy Chorus has begun its spring season and is seeking new singers, especially sopranos, although all parts are welcome. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. For more information, visit www.shirjoychorus.com or their Facebook page. If you are interested in joining, you may observe a rehearsal […]

Ann E. Leahy, 79, of Westborough

January 27th, 2016

Westborough – Ann E. Leahy, 79, of Westborough, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. Born in Medford, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Foley) Wall. She was educated in Medford schools and graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge. She also attended and graduated from […]

Charter Review Committee presents recommendations to selectmen

January 27th, 2016

Westborough – The committee tasked with reviewing Westborough’s Town Charter presented their recommended changes and additions to the Board of Selectmen at its Jan. 26 meeting. The recommendations will be put forth in three articles at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Saturday, March 12.

Play Bunco and help support In Your Shoes

January 27th, 2016

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Westborough – The nonprofit organization In Your Shoes will hold a Bunco Night Friday, Feb. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bunco begins 8 p.m. Bunco is a game of chance, no skill required and easy to learn. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets for the event are $25. A cash bar is available.

Algonquin Basketball Outlasts Westborough

January 27th, 2016

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Westborough – The visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ basketball team defeated the Westborough High School Rangers in an action packed game by a score of 68-64 on January 25.

Westborough police log, Jan. 29 edition

January 27th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Jan. 18 6:29 a.m. Flanders Rd. Accident – property damage. 11:15 a.m. Gary Cir. Ambulance. 11:46 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – hit & run. 3:56 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 6:38 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious activity. 7:03 p.m. Adams St. Ambulance. Tuesday, Jan. 19 7:22 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 10:24 […]

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