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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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Theresa Williamson, 83, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Theresa Helen Williamson, 83, of Beach Street in Westborough, lost her battle against respiratory disease Friday, July 25, 2014. She was born in Worcester to Jane (Uniewski) and Joseph Porter, and lived much of her life in Westborough, where she retired from Bay State Abrasives. She spent many years enjoying living and working [...]

Marjorie J. Dion, 81, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Marjorie J. (Jamieson) Dion, 81, of Westborough and formerly of Fayville, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Lucien “Bucky” M. Dion, who passed away in 1980. Marge was raised in Quincy and when she was married, she moved to Southborough where she raised [...]

Westborough Garden Club spreads joy of gardening

July 28th, 2014

Westborough Garden Club members Sue Blois, Bev Linnane and Alyce Luippold contribute to maintaining the gardens around Westborough.Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Flowers in bright shades color the town of Westborough everywhere from the children’s fairy garden inside the library to the veterans’ memorials, to outside of town buildings. Whether they are planting, watering or weeding, the Westborough Garden Club is hard at work maintaining the 21 plots around town. Its 35 members all share a love of gardening and an interest in learning about plants and flowers.

Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 25th, 2014

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

A look back at Westborough’s Agricultural Society

July 24th, 2014

Westborough – In 1839 the Westborough Agricultural Society, the forerunner of the Westborough Grange, was founded by 27 Westborough farmers. The purpose of the society was twofold: to promote agricultural education and farm-related techniques and as a social organization. Farming was clearly the primary occupation of the residents and increased with the opening of the Worcester Turnpike in 1810. It was believed that “a society of agriculturists can more easily as well as more expeditiously than individuals collect and distribute such information as cannot but tend to increase the products and improve the soil.” The initial meetings of the society were held at members’ homes and later in the lower hall of the townhouse.

Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award

July 24th, 2014

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Westborough/Grafton – It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger Anderson; however, the Westborough coach and educator’s philosophy is a credit to his success and that of his students and athletes.

Performance helps show kids science can be fun

July 24th, 2014

Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
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Westborough – The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of Fire & Ice.”

The New Jersey- based group visits children in schools, libraries, festivals and other gatherings to present an interactive show featuring storytelling, comedy, and science experiments.

Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 24th, 2014

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The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

The board plans to interview the remaining candidates at its August meeting and appoint the committee in early September. The reuse committee is likely to face a years-long task of sorting out potential reuses for the sprawling property, as well as how to fund the redevelopment.

Westborough selectmen approve remote participation policy

July 24th, 2014

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Westborough–Reversing a previous position, the Board of Selectmen July 22 voted to adopt a policy governing remote participation in meetings, allowing board and committee members to take part in meetings by conference call in limited circumstances.

Some board members said they remained uneasy about the arrangement, but acknowledged it was necessary to help keep volunteers who are forced to be away from town frequently from dropping off town boards. There are currently 21 vacancies on various boards and committee, Selectmen Chair George Barrette noted.

Westborough police log, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, July 11 6:55 a.m. Arrested, Julie Masterson, 19, of 20 Thomas Newton Dr., Westborough, on failure to appear warrant. 2:45 p.m. Blake St. Animal complaint. 2:57 p.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 3:32 p.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 3:59 p.m. Ambulance. 4:28 p.m. E Main St. Accident – hit & run. 10:45 p.m. E Main [...]

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