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.

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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10 in Westborough

November 24th, 2016

Westborough – Join Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for breakfast and fun at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough. This annual community event is sponsored by The Friends of Westborough, Inc. There will be crafts for the children and visits with Santa. Bring a camera. Breakfast is pancakes, […]

Westborough police log, Nov. 25 edition

November 23rd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Nov. 14 12:43 a.m. Route 9 East. Traffic/motor vehicle traffic. 6:56 a.m. Flanders Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle traffic. 7:46 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 8:19 a.m. Church St. Road/tree/wires. 9:01 a.m. Computer Dr. Accident property damage. 1:36 p.m. Connector Rd. Ambulance. 1:59 p.m. Homestead Blvd. Accident property damage. 6:05 p.m. Milk St. Erratic operator. 6:48 […]

Westborough boys’ soccer falls just short of state title

November 22nd, 2016

Minutemen’s #20 Hagop Kouchakdjian attempts to score but Rangers goalie Matt Morin tips the ball up and over the net, as #23 Aidan Merritt and #28 Spencer Nagi look on.

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Westborough / Lynn — When post-season competition commenced earlier this month, few would utter out loud the word ‘longshot’ when assessing the Westborough High boys soccer team’s state title aspirations, but many might have thought it. This 2016 squad was seeded nearly as low as a team could be (ninth […]

William G. McCarthy, 63, of Westborough

November 22nd, 2016


Westborough – William G. McCarthy, 63, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his former wife and best friend, Donna M. (Faucher) McCarthy. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William F. and Catherine (McCarthy) McCarthy. He was raised […]

All ages run, walk, trot for Westborough schools

November 22nd, 2016

Runners of all ages begin the third annual Turkey Trot. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Sunny skies and unseasonably comfortable temperatures Nov. 19 set the scene as the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) hosted its third annual Turkey Trot. The 5K road race began and ended at Westborough High School (WHS).

Brendan J. Haynes, 31, of Westborough

November 21st, 2016


Westborough – Brendan J. Haynes, 31, of Westborough, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Framingham, he was raised and educated in Westborough and was a 2004 graduate of Westborough High School. He also attended Quinsigamond Community College. Brendan was a self-employed personal […]

Beverly A. Kody, 78, of Westborough

November 21st, 2016


Westborough – Beverly A. Kody, 78, of Westborough, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at the Christopher House in Worcester. She was the wife of John W. Kody Jr. to whom she was married for 60 years. Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Eldon and Gladys (Wurm) Hewey and step-daughter of […]

Westborough man killed in car crash

November 19th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning- On 11/18/16, at approximately 9:35 PM, the Westborough Police Department responded to Otis St. near Speedway Plaza for a reported single car crash with injuries. The arriving units located a 2004 Cadillac on the west side of Otis St. facing in a northerly direction […]

Westborough remembers its veterans with solemn ceremonies

November 17th, 2016

Selectman Denzil Drewry and Gold Star mother Rita Lee. Photos/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – The town of Westborough honored its veterans with solemn ceremonies and remembrances on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Police seek possible missing person in Westborough

November 16th, 2016

A Mass. State Police helicopter surveys Sandra Pond Reservoir. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Northborough and Westborough police, along with the Mass. State Police, have converged upon Sandra Pond Reservoir on Upton Road in Westborough as they seek a possible missing person. More details to come as we get them.

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