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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Legislators to meet with local residents in Westborough

July 15th, 2016

State Rep. Danielle Gregoire  (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and state representatives Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) will be meeting with area residents and discussing legislative activities and initiatives at a gathering Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. Kate Donaghue, chair of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee, said, […]

Barbara J. Migliozzi, 89, of Westborough

July 15th, 2016

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Westborough – Barbara J. Migliozzi, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at UMass Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucy (Swift) Kleczka. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Hank Migliozzi, and her son, Richard B. Migliozzi. She is survived […]

Proposals sought for Westborough State Hospital property

July 14th, 2016

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Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.

Beti A. Goodell, 101, of Westborough

July 13th, 2016

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Westborough – Beti A. Goodell, 101, of Westborough, formerly of Waltham, Marlborough, and Fort Pierce, Fla., died Saturday July 9, 2016 at Beaumont at the Willows, Rehab & Nursing Center in Westborough. She was the wife of the late Warren J. Goodell, who died in 2010, and ex-husband Joseph P. Flynn, who died in 1968. […]

New possibilities for a storied property

July 13th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Westborough – In 1886, the Westborough State Hospital was built on the shores of Lake Chauncy and near the Northborough border. In 2010, the commonwealth closed the hospital and then four years later, sold it to the town of Westborough for $2.2 million. Town officials are now seeking proposals for the purchase of approximately 36 of the property’s 94 acres.

Westborough Historical Society announces 2016 scholarship recipient

July 13th, 2016

Hayley McLeod (l) with Cary Mulrain, Westborough Historical Society president

Westborough – Hayley McLeod has been named as the recipient of the Westborough Historical Society’s (WHS) 2016 scholarship. She received a check for $1,000 from WHS President Cary Mulrain at a recent event. McLeod plans to major in business at Emmanuel College in Boston this fall.

Westborough police log, July 15 edition

July 13th, 2016

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Westborough Friday, July 1 10:41 a.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 10:51 a.m. Charlestown Meadow Dr. Suspicious activity. 11:36 a.m. Arrested, Jesse Finn, 35, of 9-1/2 Bourne St., Apt. 2, Worcester, for operating after license suspension, operating an uninsured MV, operating after revocation of registration. 6:42 p.m. Deacon Shattuck Way. Suspicious activity. 7:51 […]

Purse Project to help women in need

July 13th, 2016


Westborough – Westborough resident Nancy Wraight grew up in a large family – one of eight children – with a modest income. The family received food from government programs, wore hand-me-down clothes and made their own syrup from corn starch. Despite their lack of material goods, Wraight’s mother, Peggy Szostak, taught her children to have gratitude for what they had and to give to those in need. It is this spirit that prompted to Wraight to partner with Westborough Library Director Maureen Ambrosino and spearhead the Purse Project.

Ralph A. Claflin, 88, of Westborough

July 12th, 2016

Westborough – Ralph A. Claflin, 88, of Westborough, formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough after a period of declining health. He was the husband of  Myra (Farnum) Claflin, who died in 2012. Ralph attended Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, Maine, […]

Dorothy L. Trainor, 85, of Westborough

July 8th, 2016

Westborough – Dorothy L. Trainor, 85, of Westborough, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at home. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Signe (Soderberg) Ohman. She was educated in Worcester schools and was a graduate of Commerce High School. Dorothy is survived by her six children, Louise A. McManus […]

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