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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Westborough men return from mission to Haiti

April 7th, 2014

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Westborough – Mike Lawler and Art Sharkey, parishioners at the Congregational Church of Westborough, recently returned earlier this month from a week-long mission trip to Haiti. They spent the week working with John and Beth McHoul, founders of Heartline Ministries. Lawler and Sharkey worked at a Heartline facility that had a bakery, a discipleship program [...]

Viola M. Nachorski, 95, of Westborough

April 7th, 2014

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Westborough – Viola M. Nachorski, 95, of Westborough, formerly of Worcester, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 3, 2014 at home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Chester Nachorski. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Paulina (Bajko) Samko. She was educated in Vilnius, [...]

Westborough police log, April 4 edition

April 2nd, 2014

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Westborough Friday, March 21 9:49 a.m. Arrested, Raven L. Williams, 21, of 61 South St., Westborough, on warrant. 10:07 a.m. Arrested, Matthew P. Malone, 23, of 200 E Main St., Westborough, on warrant. 11:24 a.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious activity. 12:48 p.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 2:03 p.m. Forrest Ln. Ambulance. 2:09 p.m. E [...]

Westborough Library participates in World Book Night

March 31st, 2014

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library is one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries in the country supporting World Book Night (WBN) 2014. On Wednesday, April 23, more than 25,000 volunteers will be giving way a half a million books in more than 6,000 cities and towns in the U.S. The Westborough Library will serve as [...]

Rain barrels offered to Westborough community at discounted rate

March 31st, 2014

Westborough – The Town of Westborough is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company in Hyde Park to offer recycled barrels to residents as part of a community-wide water conservation program. The company is offering the barrels at a reduced cost to Westborough residents. Barrels can offset the cost of watering gardens and lawns, [...]

Selectmen approve licenses for two new restaurants

March 31st, 2014

Westborough–Two new Mexican-themed dining options have been cleared to fire up their grills.

New cemetery under construction years from being opened

March 31st, 2014

Westborough–Apparently, residents are dying to get into the town’s newest cemetery.

Westborough Community Land Trust hosts Creature Teachers

March 29th, 2014

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Westborough – Rick Roth of Creature Teachers handles a live grey fox during the presentation of “Nature of My Backyard,” held March 29 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The fun and educational program also featured a live fisher cat, flying squirrel, skunk, woodchuck and turtles. Sponsored by the Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT), the [...]

Corridor Nine to host annual Business Expo

March 27th, 2014

Over 1,000 visitors attend the 2013 Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. 

Westborough – In just a few weeks, over 100 businesses and 1,300 visitors are expected to converge at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough for the annual Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. The expo, now in its 23rd year, will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the hotel’s 5400 Computer Drive location.

Westborough selectmen seek information on ‘underride’ option

March 27th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen March 25 asked Town Manager Jim Malloy to gather information about whether a so-called “underride” of Proposition 2-½ would be an option for addressing voter concerns about limiting spending and the resulting impact on taxpayers.

Selectman Ian Johnson raised the topic, noting that neighboring Hopkinton is moving forward with an underride proposal during its upcoming town meeting cycle.

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