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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‘Zumbathon’ to benefit Armstrong Elementary School teacher

March 7th, 2017

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – In February 2016, J. Harding Armstrong Elementary physical education teacher Alison Rheaume sustained a concussion when she was hit on the head by a heavy steel door which accidentally swung back at her after she opened it. Just a few months later, she sustained a second concussion resulting […]

Westborough Town Election to be held March 7

March 7th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough voters will go to the polls Tuesday, March 7, for the town’s Annual Election. And while there are only two contested races, voters will also be asked to vote on one controversial issue – should the town prohibit all commercial businesses related to marijuana.

In the November 2016 state election, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure that allows for the legalization of recreational marijuana. While 54 percent of the state voted for the measure, Westborough voters did not.

Selectmen review warrant articles for March Town Meeting

March 5th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock reviewed the School Department articles that will be on the March Town Meeting Warrant and delivered the FY 2018 budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Feb. 14 meeting. The new budget is a 4.98-percent increase over FY 2017. Bock told the […]

Friends of Westborough supports Purse Project

March 5th, 2017

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc. are supporting the Westborough Purse Project with a community funding grant. The project focuses on collecting used purses to distribute to women in need. Once collected, the purses will be filled with new, donated items such as hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm, nail polish, suntan lotion, sunglasses, […]

Singer, songwriter celebrates 100th town in its 300th year

March 4th, 2017

Westborough – Singer and songwriter Luanne Crosby drew upon a lifetime of experience to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the state’s 100th incorporated town, which she has called home since 1989. As a gift to Westborough, she composed the song “The 100th Town.”

WCLT scholarships and Earth Day Essay Contest

March 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Again this year, the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. The contest and scholarships are open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors and to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend […]

Marjorie A. Tetreault, 97, of Westborough

March 1st, 2017

Westborough – Marjorie A. Tetreault, 97, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur Tetreault and was also predeceased by her first husband, Raymond McDaniel Sr. Born in Cranston, R.I., she was the daughter of the late George […]

Westborough police log, March 3 edition

March 1st, 2017

Westborough Monday, Feb. 20 1:34 a.m. Nourse St./Olde Stonebridge Path. Suspicious path. 2:13 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious auto. 2:21 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 7:39 a.m. Endicott Dr. Larceny. 10:04 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 12:19 p.m. Hillcrest Dr. Vandalism. 12:43 p.m. Milk St. Well-being check. 4:14 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 5:22 p.m. […]

Rosemary V. Matthews, 76, of Westborough

February 27th, 2017

Westborough – Rosemary V. Matthews, 76, of Westborough, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Ralph M. Matthews. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Florence (McGlone) Malone, and was raised in Somerville and educated in Somerville schools. Rosemary worked as a data entry […]

RateBeer.com names Julio’s Liquors top beer ‘Bottle Shop’

February 27th, 2017

Westborough –  Ratebeer.com, the leading authority in the beer industry, recently named Julio’s Liquor’s the top beer “Bottle Shop” in the United States.  With an abundance of competition, such recognition reinforces a solid track record of diverse selection, quality and price. “This is well deserved recognition for our team in the beer department,” said Ryan […]

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