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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Westborough artist to exhibit work at 1717 Shoppe

February 3rd, 2017

Westborough – The works of local artist Deb Schradieck will be featured throughout the month of February at the 1717 Shoppe, located in the Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St. The exhibit, “Oil and Water,” is a collection of original oil paintings and watercolors, with giclees available. The opening reception will be held Saturday, Feb. […]

Kenneth J. Hill, 91, of Westborough

February 3rd, 2017

Westborough – Kenneth J. Hill, 91, of Westborough, formerly of East Falmouth and Acton, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. He was the husband of the late Dorothy I. (Downey) Hill. He was the father of Kathleen H. Browne and her husband James, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Dorothy M. Hill of Kingston, Patricia A. Hill of […]

Merrill H. Stratton, 86, of Westborough

February 3rd, 2017

Westborough – Merrill H. Stratton, 86, a veteran of the Korean War, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Born Nov. 25, 1940 in Hopkinton, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin E. and Doris W. Stratton; a brother, Alvin R. Stratton; his lovely wife, Betty (Floyd) Stratton; and his sister in-law, […]

Mother and son share dedication to helping kids with disabilities 

February 3rd, 2017

Westborough – “I pretty much can’t think of a time that I didn’t want to be a pediatrician,” said Dr. Catherine Nowak, medical director of The Feingold Center for Children, who shared that she was influenced by a childhood tragedy she experienced of losing a younger sister.

Hard work paying off for Westborough boys’ basketball

February 2nd, 2017

Westborough — If it appears that there is an extra bounce in the steps of players and coaches of the Westborough High School (WHS) boys’ varsity basketball team these days, there is more than ample good reasoning.

After admittedly being afterthoughts in the always-tough Mid-Wach B a year ago (6-13), they are no longer so. This 2016-2017 Ranger bunch has turned a corner and in doing so have awoken those who might have been expecting another season mired in mediocrity.

Westborough to hold ‘Float Workshop’ for 300th anniversary parade

February 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Preparations for the 300th Westborough Anniversary Celebration Grande Parade are now underway. Organizers are seeking participants to join in including residents, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations. Applications are now available online on the 300th website (www.westborough300.com), at Town Hall and at the 1717 Shoppe located in the Westborough Shopping Plaza. A “Float Workshop” will […]

Glass artist finds inspiration in community and environment

February 1st, 2017

Westborough – The creative community is what drives artist Nancy E. Burke to create beautiful works of art using glass as her medium.

NASCAR race driver Ron Bouchard inspires Westborough’s children’s author

February 1st, 2017

Westborough – The death of NASCAR driver Ron Bouchard in 2015 inspired Jim Desrosiers to write a children’s book, “From Impossible.” Desrosiers will be signing his book at the Westborough 300th Celebration Store, The 1717 Shoppe, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 12 – 3 p.m. A portion of proceeds from the book sale will go to the 300th anniversary fundraising efforts, and to the RB Racing Charity, founded by Desrosiers.

Westborough selectmen discuss Town Meeting warrant

January 31st, 2017

Westborough- At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Westborough Board of Selectmen (BOS) led a review of the warrant for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting (ATM) which will be held on Saturday, March 18.

Westborough selectmen discuss upcoming goals

January 31st, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Town Manager Jim Malloy led a discussion with the Board of Selectmen at the board’s Jan. 24 meeting to discuss goals that were established at a selectmen’s retreat that was held last August.

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