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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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The Westborough Garden Club awards $1,000 scholarship

June 8th, 2016

Caroline Reynolds (second from right) receives her award from Westborough Garden Club members. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Garden Club Scholarship Committee recently awarded the winner of their $1,000 scholarship at their annual plant sale. This year’s recipient is Caroline Reynolds, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS).

Westborough resident helps businesses navigate social media

June 8th, 2016

Paul Gillin (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Social media networks demand the attention of businesses of all sizes. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Google + and similar sites have grown into an online jungle that can be perilous if not carefully understood and utilized. Paul Gillin, the author of four books about social media marketing and public relations, enjoys helping businesses navigate that jungle. The Westborough resident said “The New Influencers,” his first book which was published in 2007, was among the first to “put social media in context for marketing professionals.”

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to hold giant yard sale

June 7th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WCSC) will be holding a giant yard sale, Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at its 4 Rogers Rd. location. The event will be rain or shine.

Kapitz now accepting new music students for summer

June 6th, 2016

Chris Kapitz
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Westborough – Chris Kapitz is a local guitar and drum instructor. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has been teaching professionally for the last 16 years.

“I like to give my students a good foundation in the basics and fundamentals of their instruments. That includes reading music and playing technique,” Kapitz said.

Class of 2016 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 5th, 2016

W WHS graduation 2016 1-rs

Westborough – The weather cooperated June 4 allowing an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2016 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 248 diplomas were presented.

Speakers included Superintendent Amber Bock; WHS Principal Brian Callaghan; School Committee Chair Josephine Hensley; Kush Patel, class president; and Tiffany Tzeng, valedictorian.

Westborough resident honored with Blake Family Trophy

June 3rd, 2016

Michael Kurlan with Trevor O'Driscoll, head of the Bancroft Middle School.
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Westborough – Michael Kurlan, a graduating Middle School student at the Bancroft School in Worcester, was honored June 2 with the Blake Family Trophy. The Blake Family Trophy is awarded to only one outstanding Bancroft Middle School male athlete to honor leadership, exemplary sportsmanship, and athletic achievement. During Kurlan’s middle school career, he was been […]

Westborough Lions offer free health screenings at Senior Center

June 1st, 2016

The Sightmobile
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Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club will offer free health screenings to the public with the arrival of the Sightmobile at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, Friday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New aquatics center makes a splash at the Boroughs Y

June 1st, 2016

Wellsley Guenette, 2, practices swimming strokes in the pool.

Westborough – Water lovers of all ages beat the heat and humidity May 28 by attending the opening day of a new outdoor aquatics center at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. The 14,000-square-foot space includes a large L-shaped swimming pool, a splash pad with fountains and play areas, and a pool house with restrooms.

Westborough officials hope residents and businesses will help beautify downtown area

June 1st, 2016

Westborough’s downtown will soon be spruced up with appealing flower pots. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – If you’ve walked around downtown Westborough recently, you probably noticed all the hard work going in to beautifying the area. The town’s Department of Public Works employees have been installing historic-style lampposts, that are not only aesthetically beautiful, but also energy efficient and pay tribute to the history on Main Street. The last […]

Westborough police log, June 3 edition

June 1st, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, May 23 9:49 a.m. Julio’s Liquors. Accident – property damage. 12:25 p.m. South St. Accident – property damage. 1:58 p.m. Chestnut St. Larceny. 2:28 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 2:41 p.m. Oak St. Ambulance. 4:17 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 11:28 p.m. Chamberlain Ct. Ambulance. 11:29 p.m. Otis St. Well-being check. […]

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