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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Google VP to discuss technology and the human experience at B’nai Shalom

May 4th, 2017

Westborough – On Monday, May 8 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Westborough’s Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) invites the community to attend a free presentation, “How Artificial Intelligence and Technological Innovation are Transforming the Human Experience.” Dr. Jeremy Wertheimer, who holds a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from MIT and is a Google vice president, will be […]

Designer Jewelers: Westborough store features fine jewelry, watches, custom design

May 3rd, 2017

We offer a complete range of jewelry, but engagement rings are our strongest line,” said Derek Varriale, owner of the jewelry business his father started in 1969 in downtown Westborough. The retailer moved to the Westborough Shopping Center in 1979.

Joan E. Banks, 66, of Westborough

May 3rd, 2017

Westborough – Joan E. Banks, 66, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at home. Born in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Everlenna (Sims) Roche. She was raised in Westborough and educated in Westborough schools. Joan worked as a CNA at Kindred Healthcare Center (former Westborough Healthcare) for […]

Westborough police log, May 5 edition

May 3rd, 2017

Westborough Monday, April 24 12:58 a.m. High St. Suspicious person. 9:12 a.m. South St. Accident property damage. 9:46 a.m. Valley Brook Rd. Well-being check. 3:45 p.m. Smith Pkwy. Well-being check. 4:15 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 5:15 p.m. Colonial Dr. Assault. 9:02 p.m. Eli Whitney St. Suspicious auto. Tuesday, April 25 1:47 a.m. Willow St. […]

Westborough friends partner to produce web series

May 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Drinking gingersnap juice in a trailer for their upcoming web series “Detox,” Westborough natives and lifelong friends Betsy Lippitt and Annie Howard describe the trend of using small fixes like juice cleanses to solve larger life issues.

Just Breathe…A Salt Room now open in Westborough

April 27th, 2017

Westborough – Just Breathe…A Salt Room, located at 45 East Main St., has recently opened. Missy Cohen, the owner, would like to invite the public to come by and learn about the benefits of halotherapy in Just Breathe’s beautiful salt room. Halotherapy is an exposure to kinetically activated dry salt that may be able to […]

Westborough police log, April 28 edition

April 26th, 2017

Westborough Monday, April 17 7:17 a.m. Smith Pkwy. Suspicious activity. 8:11 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Suspicious auto. 11:06 a.m. Ruggles St. Road/tree/wires. 2:15 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 5:05 p.m. Arrested, Christopher William Donahue, 33, of 45 Hundreds Rd., Westborough, for marked lanes violation, operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of motor […]

Michael J. Cassata, 86, of Westborough

April 24th, 2017

Westborough – Michael J. Cassata, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of Marie M. (Carroll) Cassata. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Ceritto) Cassata. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical […]

Arbor Day observed in Westborough April 28

April 23rd, 2017

Westborough – On Jan. 10, at a regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen’s meeting, the board signed the Arbor Day proclamation acknowledging that National Arbor Day will be celebrated in Westborough on Friday, April 28. In observance of Arbor Day, the tree division of the Westborough Department of Public Works will plant a tree within Pine […]

Babysitters class offered in Westborough

April 23rd, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services will once again offer the Red Cross Babysitters Class Saturdays, April 29, May 6 and May 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central One Credit Union, 40 South St. Cost is $65 and the deadline to register is Thursday, April 27. To receive certification participants must […]

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