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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Coghlin honored for advocacy in the fight against cancer

June 27th, 2014

James and Nancy Coghlin 

Westborough – Westborough resident James Coghlin, Sr. was honored June 10 by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for his leadership role in the fight against cancer. He was one of 100 honorees recognized at a ceremony held in Boston.

Westborough’s Economic Development Committee launches marketing campaign

June 26th, 2014

One of the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s billboard slogans. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – In order to attract new businesses and retain current ones, the Westborough Economic Development Committee (WEDC) has been proactive in using branding and marketing as important strategy tools by utilizing the digital billboards throughout Westborough. Most recently, the WEDC has taken it to the streets by working with Clear Channel to advertise through [...]

Selectmen approve 106-room hotel for Connector Road

June 26th, 2014


Westborough–The Board of Selectmen June 24 granted final approval to a plan to build a 106-suite extended stay hotel, along with a second building that could house a coffee shop or restaurant, at 15 Connector Road.

The property currently houses the Owen O’Leary’s Brew Pub restaurant and an Extended Stay America hotel. The town granted first approval for a second hotel on the site 15 years ago, but that plan was never realized.

Westborough woman runs to home base for fellow veterans

June 26th, 2014

Kara Vautour

Westborough – Technical Sergeant Kara Vautour is preparing to run in the 2014 Red Sox’s Run to Home Base event Saturday, July 19. The event is held to raise money and awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will be the Westborough resident’s first year participating.

Local McDonald’s franchise makes donation to Hastings School

June 25th, 2014

Lori Ruscito, McDonald’s franchise owner, Leigh Becker, Hastings Elementary School president and Corrie Marino, Hastings School Parents Group Council co-president, elect. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – The Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School will be able to fund several programs and purchase some needed items for the next school year, thanks to the owners of a local McDonald’s franchise, Lori and Joe Ruscito.

Creativity continues to flow for retired district arts coordinator

June 25th, 2014

David Jost (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – After serving 14 years as the Westborough district coordinator of fine arts, David Jost retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. His creative juices, however, continue flowing as a seasoned instrumentalist on clarinet and saxophone.

Collaboration brings local art to Westborough

June 25th, 2014

One of Rob Franco’s paintings on display in the storefront of the former Dress Barn in the Westborough Shopping Center

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and Art and Frame Emporium have teamed up to bring art to town. Each month, they display artworks by one artist, both in the library meeting room and in storefronts at Westborough Shopping Center on the corner of Route 9 and Lyman Street.

Ed Turner, owner of Art and Frame Emporium, was already featuring artists in his storefront window.

Westborough police log, June 27 edition

June 25th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, June 13 5:59 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 6:23 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:10 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:07 a.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 1:03 p.m. Research Dr. Suspicious auto. 3:33 p.m. Hopkinton Rd. Disturbance (general). 6:36 p.m. Willow St. Parking violation/complaint. 10:26 p.m. Lyman St. [...]

Westborough group’s trip to Appalachia helps families and volunteers

June 24th, 2014

A member of Appalachia Service Project (ASP): Westborough works on a home in Chapmanville, W.V., during last year’s trip. (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Where can you find the breathtaking natural beauty of majestic mountains, sloping valleys and good people coupled with the ugliness of stark poverty? The answer is Central Appalachia, a United States region where the poverty rate is more than double the national average.

Mill Pond School entrance abloom thanks to local Girl Scouts

June 24th, 2014

(l to r) Julia French, Ryann Smith and Jade Stringer

Westborough – Members of Girl Scout Troop 30508 have been getting their hands dirty at Mill Pond Elementary School. The troop recently constructed a flower bed around the school entrance sign and showed off their green thumbs by planting a host of colorful flowers – astilbe, daylilies, dianthus, coreopsis and salvia in yellow, orange, pink and purple. The project earned the girls their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.

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