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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Jean C. DiProfio, 94, of Westborough

September 5th, 2017

Westborough – Jean C. DiProfio, 94, of Westborough, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late William F. DiProfio. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Harold H. and Ethel D. (Clark) Hacker. She was raised on Coburn Ave., […]

Westborough to hold 300th anniversary ‘Grande’ Parade Sept. 10

September 2nd, 2017

Westborough – The town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary with a “grande’ parade on Sunday, Sept. 10.

The 2017 parade will feature 140 units representing veterans, community leaders, local organizations, businesses, community groups, civic organizations, antique vehicles, municipal vehicles, and 58 floats. It will also feature the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, who will use the event as a warm-up of sorts for their appearance in the 2018 Rose Bowl parade.

Learn about Westborough’s history on the shore of Lake Chauncy

September 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Explore Westborough’s history at Lake Chauncy Sunday, Sept. 17, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Where was Westborough’s amusement park? The honeymoon hotel? The first state reform school in the nation? Westborough Community Land Trust invites you to celebrate Westborough’s 300th anniversary by learning about its history.

Just Breathe offers special ‘Anti-Anxiety’ package

September 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Does going back to school or work after summer vacation bring out anxiety? Just Breathe has the answer! Come in and enjoy our “Anti-Anxiety” Package.

Elsie Kaye Glassworks to host grand opening

September 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Holly Kenny, a glass artist and resident of Westborough, will be hosting a grand opening of her new studio and boutique, Elsie Kaye Glassworks, LLC, on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3-8 p.m. The store is located at 3 Union St., Westborough.

Goldblatt and Allen to lead Westborough’s ‘grande’ parade

August 30th, 2017

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – As Westborough residents gather Sunday, Sept. 10, to celebrate the town’s 300th anniversary with a “grande” parade, there will be two very well-known women leading the way.  Lydia Goldblatt will serve as the grand marshal while Kristina Allen will be the tricentennial marshal. Both have served on numerous […]

Westborough prepares for 300th anniversary ‘Grande’ Parade

August 30th, 2017

Westborough – As the town of Westborough gets ready to celebrate its 300th anniversary with a ‘grande’ parade on Sunday, Sept. 10, the parade committee is working nonstop to finalize the last-minute details.  In a meeting held Aug. 27 for participants, the committee went over the details that they have been diligently working on over the past year to ensure the parade goes off without a hitch.

Westborough Cub Scouts to host open house

August 30th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Cub Scouts will be holding an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. in the Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. Any kids looking to join the Cub Scouts can also join the scouts in the town’s 300th Birthday Parade that will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, starting at […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 1 edition

August 30th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Aug. 21 12:56 a.m. Fisher St. Burglary/breaking & entering. 8:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Accident property damage. 10:37 a.m. Cross/School Sts. Accident property damage. 3:10 p.m. Lyman St. Accident property damage. 5:40 p.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Traffic/motor vehicle. 6:00 p.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Traffic/motor vehicle. 8:07 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 8:36 p.m. […]

Westborough artists to be featured throughout September at 1717 Shoppe   

August 29th, 2017

Westborough – A special art exhibit featuring the work of two local artists, Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer, will be held at the 1717 Shoppe in Westborough starting Saturday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 29. The public is invited to the opening reception which will be held at the store’s 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Shopping Center) on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3-5 p.m.

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