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.

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Girl Scouts’ textile recycling in Westborough Jan. 7

January 4th, 2017

Westborough – The first textile recycling event of the new year will be Saturday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westborough High School main entrance, 90 W. Main St. The event is sponsored by Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633 to raise funds for a spring trip. Textiles donated can be linens, […]

New Year, new books, new sale at Westborough Library

January 4th, 2017

Westborough – The Friends of the Westborough Public Library is sponsoring a book sale Friday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the library meeting room, 55 W. Main St. Many new books arrived over the past two months. Money raised during the book sale is […]

Westborough police log, Jan. 6 edition

January 4th, 2017

police log

Westborough Wednesday, Dec. 21 1:24 a.m. Arrested, Pablo Figueroa, 41, of 105 Belair St., Apt. 412, Brockton, for operating under the influence of liquor 2nd off. 6:33 a.m. Otis St. Accident – personal injury. 9:51 a.m. O’Neil Dr./W Main St. Accident – personal injury. 11:50 a.m. South St. Suspicious person. 7:46 p.m. Blake St. Accident […]

Judith May Barnes, 72, of Westborough

January 3rd, 2017


Westborough – Judith May Barnes, 72, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in UMass Memorial Healthcare- University Hospital, Worcester. She leaves her daughter, Patricia Barker; son-in-law David Barker; and son David Jessing Jr., all of Connecticut. She also leaves her grandchildren, Joshua Barker and his wife Meg Barker of Hawaii and Leah May Barker of Connecticut. […]

Richard C. Maloney, 83, formerly of Westborough

January 3rd, 2017


Hingham/Orleans – Richard C. Maloney, 83, of Hingham and Orleans, formerly of Westborough, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in Hingham. He was a devoted husband and was happily married to the late Carolyn (McHugh) Maloney for 41 years. Born and raised in Worcester, he was the son of the late Francis and Nora (Whelan) […]

Chabad lights menorah at Shrewsbury Town Common

January 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury Selectman John Lebeaux lights the candles.

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the last night of Chanukah, Saturday, Dec. 31, about 40 people gathered to light a nine-foot tall menorah at the Shrewsbury Town Common. This annual public menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration was sponsored by the Chabad of Westborough. State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) attended with her […]

Friends of the Westborough Library donate museum passes

January 1st, 2017

Maureen Ambrosino, library director, accepts museum passes from Judy Wilchynski, president, Friends of the Westborough Public Library. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – For many years the Westborough library has provided museum passes to community members for their use. Many local organizations fund the passes each year. Friends of the Westborough Public Library (FOWPL) has sponsored 14 museum passes. Funding of the passes totals over $4,000 dollars yearly. Funding is provided through the book sales sponsored by the organization at the library and […]

Committee receives approval from selectmen to apply for recreational trail grant

December 29th, 2016

Westborough – At the Dec. 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, Don Burn, a Westborough resident and member of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), gave a presentation on a multi-use grant opportunity through the state that if received, would be used to help build a recreational trail from Otis Street and Meadow Road, past the warehouses and near the Westborough Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Philip E. Buxton, 66, husband of Betheda Shuman

December 29th, 2016


Westborough – Philip Edward Buxton, 66, of Westborough, passed away at home Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, surrounded by loving family. He was born Oct. 18, 1950 in Worcester to Lewis and Dorothy Buxton, both of Worcester. He was educated at Hopkinton High School, graduating in 1968, and participated in a variety of sports, including track […]

Women’s Club celebrates its 100th year

December 29th, 2016


Westborough – More than 60 women celebrated the Westborough Women’s Club’s 100th year on Dec. 13, at the Methodist Church. A buffet lunch was served along with a celebratory cake to mark the occasion. Alyson Greer Espinosa, the director of choral music at Westborough High School (WHS), led a joyous performance by the WHS Chamber Singers, a select choral ensemble.

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