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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May 9th, 2016
Westborough – A weekend filled with activities outshone intermittent drizzle and sunny breaks when the Rotary Club of Westborough presented its 14th annual Westborough Spring Festival. This year’s festivities began May 6 with the second annual Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 and sponsored by Ball Financial Services Company.
May 8th, 2016
Westborough – Whether you’re interested in your health, sustainability, or simple pleasure, knowing your wild edibles is fun and useful. From the woods to the meadows to our gardens, wild edibles are all around us. Walk with Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) at the Westboro Wildlife Management Area Sunday, May […]
May 6th, 2016
Sandwich/Westborough – Barbara Donohue passed away peacefully March 5, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born July 20, 1941 to Olga and John Donohue of Floral Park, New York. Barbara is survived by her 26- year companion Michael Flanagan of Sandwich, MA. She is also survived by her three children and their […]
May 4th, 2016
Westborough Monday, April 25 9:25 a.m. Union St. Vandalism. 10:12 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 10:28 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious activity. 12:12 p.m. Technology Dr. Ambulance. 2:21 p.m. Colonial Dr. Ambulance. 3:39 p.m. W Main St. Larceny. 6:37 p.m. Bowman St. Suspicious activity. Tuesday, April 26 1:29 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 9:45 […]
May 3rd, 2016
Westborough—As the cherry blossoms it was named for come into bloom, Sakura Foot Reflexology celebrates its first year offering reflexology and Asian body work treatments, bringing these traditional Chinese treatments to Westborough.
May 3rd, 2016
Westborough – Shirley Tatro, 79, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Edward Tatro. Shirley was the daughter of the late Clayton and Eleanor (Hopkins) Temple, and a lifelong resident of Westborough. She was a graduate of Westborough High School. She is survived […]
May 2nd, 2016
Grafton – The Westborough High School Rangers boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Grafton High School Indians in a game played April 30 in Grafton. Grafton scored first with Cole Fontana scoring in the first quarter and then Hunter Fraser scoring in the second. Halfway through the second quarter Westborough’s Trevor McNamara was able to score […]
May 2nd, 2016
Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters will be hosting a Spring Tea Social Thursday, May 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the center’s 4 Rogers Rd. location. The cost is $5 and will include light refreshments, door prizes and favors. The entertainment will be “Patricia Perry Presents the First Ladies, Part 2”.
May 2nd, 2016
Westborough – Spring is in the air and golfing season is in full swing. The Westborough High School Rangers girls’ golf team hosted the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers at the Westborough Country Club April 28. Wachusett won the match with a score of 34.5 to 19.5. For the Rangers, Kate Walker had the lowest […]
May 1st, 2016
Westborough – LL Cool J’s popular performance show, “Lip Sync Battle,” has nothing on the faculty at the Westborough High School (WHS).