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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.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Westborough Girl Scouts explore Nantucket

August 18th, 2014

(l to r) Girl Scouts Ella Fox, Lydia O’Connell, Jordan Connolly, Helena Spofford and Elizabeth Baldwin, Mary McCormack and Sarah Masciarelli enjoy kayaking. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough -When most people think of Girl Scout trips, they think of going hiking to some strange mountain to do community service and save the world, all the while keeping some “goody goody” reputation. But Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30507, proved this stereotype wrong. Of course, we do hike and do community service, and probably will save the world sometime, but this trip was a little different.

Penta is named chair of Westborough Economic Development Committee

August 18th, 2014

Westborough – Deborah Penta has been named chair of the Westborough Economic Development Committee (EDC), replacing Lester Hensley, who held the position for the last three years. Penta is the CEO and founder of Penta Marketing Communication, Inc., a full-service marketing firm located in Westborough. Joe MacDonough, the former CEO of Westborough Bank, was named [...]

A look back at the Red Barn Theatre on the Turnpike

August 18th, 2014

The Original Red Barn Theatre (Photo courtesy/ Westborough Public Library)

Westborough – For 20 years, starting with its opening day, July 2, 1938, the Red Barn Theatre, located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 30, offered a different play every week for a 26-week season. The Barn entertained summer stock followers, hired resident extras and service people. The actors and actresses stayed at Crossways, Waite’s Twilight Cabins or Dumont’s Cabins and ate at local restaurants. The theater was advertised in the New York Times theater section with 89 other summer theaters along the East Coast known as the Straw Hat Circuit. A new cast of stars traveled to each venue on a weekly basis throughout the summer season.

RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Westborough opens doors

August 17th, 2014

(l to r) Annette Norton, Julie Squires, Doug Stone, June Hillier, Mary Christensen, Tim Foley, Mary Foley, Ananth Ram, Sandy Mayer, Sandy Grace, Marcia Pessana and Mike Gallagher at the newly opened RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Westborough. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – RE/MAX of New England announced the official grand opening of the Westborough RE/MAX Real Estate Center at 45 Lyman St. Owned by brokers Mike Gallagher and Annette Norton, the office has been operating since April 2014 and is a full-service real estate brokerage. RE/MAX Real Estate Center brings a team of 15 seasoned, [...]

Westborough police log, Aug. 15 edition

August 13th, 2014

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 4 12:26 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Disturbance (general). 1:50 a.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 7:59 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 11:05 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Suspicious auto. 12:34 P.M. School St. Animal complaint. 4:44 p.m. Charlestown Meadow Dr. Ambulance. Tuesday, Aug. 5 12:21 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Well-being check. 8:29 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Well-being check. 9:38 [...]

Janet Gorham, 84, of Westborough

August 13th, 2014

Westborough – Janet (Rounding ) Gorham, 84, of Westborough and formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 after a long illness. She was the beloved wife of Benjamin K. Gorham, who passed away in 1984. Born in West Roxbury, she was the youngest child of the late James R. and [...]

Westborough Historical Society presents scholarship

August 11th, 2014

Philomena Feighan (right), treasurer of the Westborough Historical Society, presents a check to the society’s 2014 scholarship winner, Hannah Schur, a recent graduate of Westborough High School. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society (WHS) recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Westborough High School graduate Hannah Schur. Scholarship applicants are asked to write an essay about a personal memory that exemplifies Westborough. Schur wrote her winning essay about growing up near Westborough State Hospital. The essay will become part of a new collection of [...]

Gertrude C. Horohoe, 86, of Westborough

August 11th, 2014

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Westborough – Gertrude C. Horohoe, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of William P. Horohoe. Mr. and Mrs. Horohoe would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in November. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Charles [...]

WYFS congratulates babysitter training class graduates

August 10th, 2014

August Babysitter Training Course participants: (back row, l to r) Eli Richman, James Gagnon, Julia Neiva, Nicole Levine and Instructor Betheda Shuman; (middle row) Raphael Richman, Abigail Riela, Natalie Chace and Infanta Antony; and (front row) Rachel Fredman, Nicole Farmer, Rachel White and Grace Townsend

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) congratulates the recent graduates of their American Red Cross Babysitting classes. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of Aug. 4. Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, interview [...]

Women choral singers wanted for new session of Hundredth Town Chorus

August 10th, 2014

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Westborough – The Hundredth Town Chorus of Westborough is seeking female singers to participate in their four-part chorus. No auditions are required, but the organization is in need of new voices of all ages for the upcoming fall season. The chorus is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. The mission is to have fun singing [...]

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