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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Westborough doctor goes from the pediatric ICU to the lecture hall

November 12th, 2015

Dr. Maureen Hillier (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – When Dr. Maureen Hillier was in kindergarten, she already knew that she wanted to be a nurse. According to Hillier, she has always followed the strong work ethic of her Irish immigrant parents — her dad, a municipal worker, and her mom, a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Assabet Valley singers to hold choral concert

November 12th, 2015

Westborough – The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will hold a choral concert with orchestra Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 70 W. Main St. (Route 30), Westborough. The group will perform “Requiem in D” by W.A. Mozart and “Te Deum” by Karl Jenkins. The venue is accessible to the physically […]

Holiday fair to be held at Westborough Senior Center

November 12th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters are holding their third Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center, 4 Rogers Road. There will be a huge selection of homemade goodies, a white elephant sale, knit and crochet table, silent auction, gift basket raffle, craft table and jewelry. […]

Westborough girls’ soccer falls to Wachusett

November 12th, 2015

Westborough’s Allison Reh (#4) leaps in front of Wachusett’s Victoria Steffon (#3).

Worcester – It was not the outcome that the Westborough High girls’ varsity soccer team had hoped for in their matchup with third-seed Wachusett Regional High in their Division 1 semifinal tilt at Worcester’s Commerce Bank Field at Foley Stadium. A nearly impenetrable defense and a lust to end the Foley “curse” by their opponent proved too much as the second-seed Rangers dropped a 2-0 decision Nov. 11.

Public invited to attend Westborough State Hospital Reuse Committee meetings

November 12th, 2015

One of the buildings located on the former Westborough State Hospital property 
(Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – In July 2014, the Town purchased the former Westborough State Hospital property from the commonwealth of Massachusetts. This beautiful property totals approximately 95 acres with waterfront access and scenic views. A State Hospital Reuse Committee was formed by the Board of Selectmen to study the property’s resources and to develop recommendations for its future use. The committee is composed of representatives of town Boards and commissions, the Town Manager, Town Planner and local residents.

A night of celebration as Westborough formally opens two municipal buildings

November 11th, 2015

Local and state officials cut the ribbon for the new fire station.

Westborough – Hundreds of residents came out on the evening of Nov. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of two municipal buildings – the new Fire Station and the renovated Town Hall.

Ceremonies were held at each building to acknowledge what officials all agreed were two beautiful and functional buildings that will serve the town’s residents for generations to come.

Westborough police log, Nov. 13 edition

November 11th, 2015

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 2 8:28 a.m. Lyman St. Parking violation/complaint. 9:34 a.m. Roy St. Ambulance. 12:27 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 5:36 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 6:19 p.m. Connector Rd. Suspicious person. 9:20 p.m. Arrested, Audra R. Doody, 29, of 15 Wildwood St., Apt. 10, Dracut, on warrant. 11:04 p.m. Spring Rd. Disturbance […]

Armstrong students honor family members at Veterans Day ceremony

November 11th, 2015

Sch W Armstrong Veterans 2-rs

Westborough – As is the tradition each year, the young students at the J. Harding Armstrong Elementary School honored veterans in their families with a special ceremony held at the school Nov. 9.

Twelve men, who have served or are currently serving, were present for the event including two men special to all of the students – Principal John Mendes, a U.S. Army veteran and Robert Smith, the school’s “faithful evening custodian,” who has served with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Virginia E. Dow, 91, of Westborough

November 11th, 2015

Westborough – Virginia E. Dow, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Alson M. and Ethel M. (Booth) Dow. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Worcester and Westbrook Junior College in […]

Westborough Civic Club’s 40th tree sale to benefit community

November 10th, 2015

Westborough Civic Club members Rich Connolly and Bill Kohler help unload the first delivery for last year’s Christmas tree sale.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary while preparing to fundraise with a Christmas tree sale for as many years. Members and guests met for dinner at the Grille in the Westborough Country Club several weeks before the Saturday, Nov. 28, delivery of 1,500 Canadian balsams, garland and over 500 wreaths to the former Tufts Machine lot at 53 East Main St. Among the dinner guests was Selectmen Chair George Barrette.

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