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.

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Westborough High senior leaves his mark on chess through teaching

October 3rd, 2016

Andrew Liu

Westborough – A YouTube video posted in 2014 shows Westborough High School senior Andrew Liu hiding his high value pieces behind a wall of low value ones for most of a chess match. Then, in a flurry of moves, he swings all his pieces out from behind his defense and seizes control of the match.

Liu’s opponent, then 15-year-old Christopher Gu, saw his own defense collapse and soon conceded defeat, a loser at the hands of a unique and unorthodox playing style that Liu, used to secure six national chess championships in six years.

Lillian P. Wentzell, 92, of Westborough

October 3rd, 2016


Westborough – Lillian P. Wentzell, 92, left us peacefully to be with her Arthur Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Beaumont Skilled Nursing of Westborough. She was born May 17, 1924 in Oxford to Emma (Ruel) and Paul Prefountain. She leaves behind her son, Robert and his wife Donna of Brookfield, and their children, Rikki Lee […]

Spurr House saved from wrecking ball – for now

October 2nd, 2016


Westborough – An article that would have asked voters at the Oct. 17 Town Meeting ( TM) to approve the demolition of the town-owned Spurr House was taken off the warrant after a survey show the property lines are not what they were thought to be.

Selectmen support request for deputy fire chief

October 2nd, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Fire Chief Patrick Purcell presented the need for a Deputy Fire Chief to the Board of Selectmen at its Sept. 27 meeting. He formally asked for their “support and vote to change the organizational structure” of his department.

Police chief requests Kimball Road exit be closed

September 30th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon requested at the Sept. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting that the board vote to close the exit from Kimball Road onto Mill Road. He also requested that the board direct the Department of Public Works to post “Do Not Exit” signs on Kimball Road.

Westborough Education Foundation awards two $500 scholarships

September 30th, 2016


Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2016 WEF scholarships, Westborough High School graduates Emily Saylor and Aric Zhu. Emily plans to attend The College of William and Mary with hopes to pursue some sort of service-oriented or counseling-based career. Emily has been inspired through her involvement with Best Buddies, […]

Walk to explore Sandra Pond then and now

September 30th, 2016

Hikers along Sandra Pond (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Celebrate the 16th anniversary of the first Charm Bracelet walk with the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) Sunday, Oct. 16, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Follow the route of the first hike and see how the area surrounding Sandra Pond has changed over time. Walk from Minuteman Park around the north side of Sandra […]

Westborough Lions Club to host Youth Speech Competition

September 30th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting a Youth Speech Competition at Westborough High School on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for students in grades 9-12. The topic is: Being Politically Correct: Is It Taken Too Far? This is public speaking competition with potential prizes at the local level up through the state level of more […]

Westborough Woman’s club honors longtime member

September 30th, 2016


Westborough –The Westborough Woman’s Club honored Janet Harvey at its Sept. 13 meeting for her 67 years of membership in the club. Now entering its 100th year anniversary, the club is open to all women who are at least 18 years of age and who have an interest in contributing to the betterment of the […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 30 edition

September 28th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Sept. 19 2:04 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Ambulance. 3:16 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Disturbance (general). 4:52 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 8:23 a.m. Gleason St. Suspicious auto. 8:49 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 4:18 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 7:00 p.m. Hospital Rd. Suspicious activity. 7:23 p.m. Cedar St. Parking violation/complaint. 8:32 p.m. Valente Dr. Ambulance. […]

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