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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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Westborough High students nominated for theater award

July 5th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) students Helena Spofford and Abigail Hammond (both rising juniors) and recent graduate, Caroline Grady, were recently nominated by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild for MET Awards in the category of Best Specialty Ensemble for their roles as the Apple Trees and Jitterbug Dancers in WHS’s musical production of “Wizard of Oz.”

Richard C. Roche, 89, of Westborough

July 5th, 2017

Westborough – Richard C. Roche, 89, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Margaret K. (Gerden) Roche. Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Durkin) Roche. He was educated in Westborough schools […]

Shirley C. Lynch, 82, of Westborough

July 5th, 2017

Westborough – Shirley C. Lynch, 82, of Westborough, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Margaret A. (MacNeil) Lynch. She was raised and educated in Westborough schools and was a graduate of Boston College. Shirley was […]

Westborough police log, July 7 edition

July 5th, 2017

Westborough Monday, June 26 1:12 a.m. Smith Pkwy. Suspicious auto. 1:15 a.m. Lyman St. Suspicious auto. 2:56 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 10:38 a.m. Computer Dr. Larceny. 11:21 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Disturbance (general). 2:09 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 3:23 p.m. South St. Well-being check. 4:37 p.m. Arch St. Suspicious activity. 8:27 p.m. Summer St. […]

Westborough celebrates July 4 (a few days early)

July 1st, 2017

Westborough – This year’s Westborough Block Party, held June 30, was a success with hundreds of community members in attendance. Families came to enjoy food, entertainment, pony rides, and more in the downtown area before severe storms halted the celebration. Despite stormy weather cutting it short, the mood remained festive throughout the evening. The party […]

Wright ready for Stonehill after successful tenure at Westborough High

June 30th, 2017

Westborough – Most multi-dimensional student-athletes at the high school level become master jugglers trying to balance academics, sports, other activities and, “oh yea”, enjoy the special teenage years you only get once with a social life consisting of family and a multitude of friends. Most find the challenge manageable while others admit “maybe not so much.”

Germaine B. Malhoit, 101, formerly of Westborough

June 29th, 2017

Westborough – Germaine B. Malhoit, 101, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late David Malhoit. Born in Lille, Maine she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Theriault) Martin. She was a resident of Westborough for many […]

Westborough resident celebrates 90th birthday

June 28th, 2017

Longtime Westborough resident Polly Howard celebrated her 90th birthday on May 21.

‘Screen on the Green’ is back this July with new activities

June 28th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library, Westborough Recreation Department, and the Westborough Farmer’s Market announce the fifth season of “Screen on the Green.” Free outdoor movies will be shown at the Bay State Green on Union Street in Westborough on Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. from July 6-20 and at Lake Chauncy Beach July 27. […]

Westborough police log, June 30 edition

June 28th, 2017

Westborough Monday, June 19 12:50 a.m. Otis/Fisher Sts. Suspicious person. 1:00 a.m. Computer Dr. Parking violation/complaint. 8:20 a.m. Computer Dr./Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 9:58 a.m. Church St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 10:51 a.m. South/Forbes Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 3:04 p.m. Woodcrest Rd. Suspicious activity. 3:37 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 4:47 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 7:46 p.m. […]

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