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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Westborough Spring Festival outshines damp weekend

May 9th, 2016

The Bresnahan siblings – Cade, 3, and Sloane, 5 – play with water beads in a sensory bin at the F3 Friends–Fitness–Fun booth.

Westborough – A weekend filled with activities outshone intermittent drizzle and sunny breaks when the Rotary Club of Westborough presented its 14th annual Westborough Spring Festival. This year’s festivities began May 6 with the second annual Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 and sponsored by Ball Financial Services Company.

Knowing our wild edibles: finding, growing, eating

May 8th, 2016

Dan Jaffe (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Whether you’re interested in your health, sustainability, or simple pleasure, knowing your wild edibles is fun and useful. From the woods to the meadows to our gardens, wild edibles are all around us. Walk with Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) at the Westboro Wildlife Management Area Sunday, May […]

Barbara Donohue, formerly of Westborough

May 6th, 2016

Barbara Donohue obit 2

Sandwich/Westborough – Barbara Donohue passed away peacefully March 5, 2016 with her family by her side.  She was born July 20, 1941 to Olga and John Donohue of Floral Park, New York.  Barbara is survived by her 26- year companion Michael Flanagan of Sandwich, MA.  She is also survived by her three children and their […]

Westborough police log, May 6 edition

May 4th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, April 25 9:25 a.m. Union St. Vandalism. 10:12 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 10:28 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious activity. 12:12 p.m. Technology Dr. Ambulance. 2:21 p.m. Colonial Dr. Ambulance. 3:39 p.m. W Main St. Larceny. 6:37 p.m. Bowman St. Suspicious activity. Tuesday, April 26 1:29 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 9:45 […]

Westborough salon celebrates its first anniversary

May 3rd, 2016

Lucy Chen in her Westborough salon, located at 164 Milk St.
File photo/ Christine Galeone

Westborough—As the cherry blossoms it was named for come into bloom, Sakura Foot Reflexology celebrates its first year offering reflexology and Asian body work treatments, bringing these traditional Chinese treatments to Westborough.

Shirley A. Tatro, 79, of Westborough

May 3rd, 2016

Obit Shirley A. Tatro

Westborough – Shirley Tatro, 79, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Edward Tatro. Shirley was the daughter of the late Clayton and Eleanor (Hopkins) Temple, and a lifelong resident of Westborough. She was a graduate of Westborough High School. She is survived […]

Westborough boys’ lacrosse wins tight match against Grafton

May 2nd, 2016

Sprts W vs G boys lax 1

Grafton – The Westborough High School Rangers boys’ lacrosse team defeated the Grafton High School Indians in a game played April 30 in Grafton. Grafton scored first with Cole Fontana scoring in the first quarter and then Hunter Fraser scoring in the second. Halfway through the second quarter Westborough’s Trevor McNamara was able to score […]

Senior Center Supporters to host Spring Tea Social

May 2nd, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters will be hosting a Spring Tea Social Thursday, May 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the center’s 4 Rogers Rd. location. The cost is $5 and will include light refreshments, door prizes and favors. The entertainment will be “Patricia Perry Presents the First Ladies, Part 2”.

Wachusett defeats Westborough in girls’ golf

May 2nd, 2016

Westborough players (top l to r) - Kate Walker, Allison Bernardhi, Erica Ross, and Grace Sung
 (bottom, l to r) Eliene Wen, Kristen Oswill, Jordan Noble, and Kristen Noble

Westborough – Spring is in the air and golfing season is in full swing. The Westborough High School Rangers girls’ golf team hosted the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers at the Westborough Country Club April 28. Wachusett won the match with a score of 34.5 to 19.5.  For the Rangers, Kate Walker had the lowest […]

Westborough High School honors memory of teacher with lip synch fundraiser

May 1st, 2016


Westborough – LL Cool J’s popular performance show, “Lip Sync Battle,” has nothing on the faculty at the Westborough High School (WHS).

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