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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Westborough police log, Nov. 3 edition

November 1st, 2017

Westborough Monday, Oct. 23 1:19 a.m. Computer Dr. Disturbance (general). 7:48 a.m. Piccadilly Way. Road/tree/wires. 8:39 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 9:50 a.m. Flanders Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 5:02 p.m. Belknap St. Suspicious person. 7:11 p.m. Computer Dr. Larceny. 7:30 p.m. Otis St. Suspicious auto. 9:09 p.m. Milk St. Well-being check. Tuesday, Oct. 24 12:53 a.m. Cross […]

Westborough man arrested for alleged OUI after accident

October 31st, 2017

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 10/30/17, at approximately 5:56 PM, the Westborough Police and Fire Departments responded to Lyman Street at the entrance to Burger King for a two car accident. The arriving units determined there were no injuries. The first vehicle was a 2016 Nissan Sentra being […]

Robert J. McLaughlin, 79, of Westborough

October 31st, 2017

Westborough – Robert J. McLaughlin, 79, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. He was the husband of Felicia (Farnsworth) McLaughlin, to whom he was married for 55 years. Born Dec. 5, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Eitelgeorge) McLaughlin. He was educated […]

Mark’s Moving & Storage receives gold quality award for exceptional service​

October 30th, 2017

Westborough – Arpin Van Lines recently named Mark’s Moving & Storage as a recipient of the 2017 Gold Quality Award in recognition of the company’s exceptional customer service. Mark’s Moving & Storage received the award this month at the Arpin Van Lines Agent convention in Amelia Island, Fla.

Westborough issues commemorative postmark

October 30th, 2017

Westborough – As a community service, the U. S. Postal Service offers pictorial postmarks to commemorate local events celebrated in communities throughout the nation.

Westborough Garden Club lights up pumpkin wall

October 30th, 2017

Westborough – Bay State Commons was brighter Oct. 28 when the Westborough Garden Club hosted its first Light Up Westborough’s Pumpkin Wall. About 30 jack-o-lanterns were illuminated by battery-operated candles or glow sticks. Among the carved pumpkin designs were the Westborough High School Rangers’ “W” and the town’s 300th anniversary celebration logo. The club hopes to present the event annually.

Maryann Halterman, 56, of Westborough

October 30th, 2017

Westborough – Maryann Halterman, 56, of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was the wife of David L. Halterman. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Cantrell) Sauvageau, and was educated in Marlborough schools. Maryann was the manager […]

Boston man arrested for alleged Westborough break-in

October 27th, 2017

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On October 24th, at approximately 12:14 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to Walker Street for a reported breaking and entering into a residence. The homeowner who was reporting the crime had observed a white male parked in front of her residence. She took […]

Meet your Ancestors: Life, death and literacy in Westborough

October 25th, 2017

Westborough – Most early communities established burial places within villages, near their civic and religious institutions, reflecting the expected and natural experience of death. Westborough’s Midland Cemetery (1810) and Pine Grove Cemetery (1844), both on the National Register of Historic Places, are two such cemeteries, and parallel the rapid growth of Westborough’s manufacturing district.

Westborough police log, Oct. 27 edition

October 25th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Oct. 16 8:39 a.m. E Main St./Thomas Newton Dr. Traffic/motor vehicle. 9:03 a.m. Upton Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 9:48 a.m. W Main/Eli Whitney Sts. Road/trees/wires. 12:49 p.m. Lyman St. Suspicious activity. 2:11 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 2:43 p.m. Turnpike Rd./E Main St. Suspicious auto. 8:44 p.m. Cross St. Suspicious auto. 8:59 p.m. E […]

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