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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1717 Shoppe to host multi-artist exhibit

April 7th, 2017

Westborough – A special art exhibit featuring the work of nine local artists will be held at the 1717 Shoppe in Westborough from now until Saturday, April 29. The public is invited to the opening reception which will be held at the store’s 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Shopping Center) on Saturday, April 8 from 6-8 […]

Westborough Lions host 23rd annual Italian Dinner May 6

April 7th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting its 23rd annual Italian Dinner Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Westborough High School cafeteria, 90 W. Main St. This is one of the club’s annual fundraising activities to support sight and hearing-related needs in the community, eye research, diabetes camps, as well […]

Westborough rabies clinic April 8

April 6th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Women’s Club, in conjunction with the Board of Health, will hold its annual Rabies Clinic Saturday, April 8, at the Westborough DPW Garage on Oak Street. This program offers a low-cost opportunity for pet owners to have their dog or cat vaccinated. Dogs will be seen from 9-10 a.m. and cats […]

E.L. Harvey & Sons continues commitment to customers

April 5th, 2017

Westborough – E.L. Harvey & Sons is a fourth generation family-run business that started in 1911.  As they celebrate over 100 years in business, their commitment to over 6,000 customers and 300 employees has never been stronger. The company was recently recognized by a local media outlet as the  “Best Waste Removal Company” in the […]

Westborough police log, April 7 edition

April 5th, 2017

Westborough Monday, March 27 1:26 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:59 a.m. Colonial Dr. Suspicious activity. 7:10 a.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious auto. 11:31 a.m. Granger Rd. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 2:40 p.m. Fisher St. Disturbance (general). 3:22 p.m. Otis St./Turnpike Rd. Accident – personal injury. 7:25 p.m. Turnpike/Bellows Rds. Traffic/motor vehicle. 8:17 p.m. Adams St. Suspicious […]

Westborough demolition in process

April 4th, 2017

Westborough – Crews are demolishing an old home on East Main Street this morning. Prior to the demolition, a team from the Westborough Fire Department was allowed to use it for practice drills. Photo/David Bagdon

Norma Plummer, 92, of Westborough

April 3rd, 2017

Westborough – Norma Plummer, 92, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Born 1925 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Robert and Glenora Gardner. Norma attended Hudson schools and graduated in 1944, then continued her schooling at Worcester State Teachers College, graduating […]

Westborough student finishes fifth at swimming championship

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Justin Papagelis of Westborough won fifth place in the New England Swimming 11-14 Age Group Championship for the 13-14 age group at Boston University March 9-12. Justin competed in nine individual events and four relays and medaled in each of his individual events. Justin is a freshman at Westborough High School and was selected MVP […]

Westborough Town Meeting approves school budget and articles

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock presented the fiscal year (FY) 2018 school budget of $48,600,484 to Town Meeting March 18 at Westborough High School.

Church volunteers travel on mission to Haiti

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Four members of the Congregational Church of Westborough recently traveled to Haiti, volunteering with Heartline Ministries in Port-au-Prince. Associate Pastor Elaine Gaetani, Megan Huber, Art Sharkey and Mike Lawler brought five bags of donated supplies with items used by Heartline for their various projects and outreach missions. The group participated in programs at an […]

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