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 police log, April 15 edition

April 13th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, April 4 3:07 a.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 9:00 a.m. Computer Dr. Accident – property damage. 10:39 a.m. Park/Oak Sts. Accident – property damage. 12:03 p.m. E Main St. Suspicious person. 1:44 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 2:40 p.m. W Park Dr. Larceny. 4:18 p.m. Upton Rd. Accident – hit & run. 4:46 p.m. […]

Westborough Women’s Club holds annual rabies clinic

April 11th, 2016

Members of the Westborough Women’s Club and Westborough’s Associates Animal Hospital

Westborough – On a sunny Saturday, April 9, the Westborough Women’s Club held its annual rabies vaccination clinic at the Westborough Department of Public Works on Oak Street. Dr. Susan Gillham and her staff from Westborough’s Associates Animal Hospital donated their time to vaccinate dogs and cats. According to club President Karen Bloom, the fee for the annual shot was $15, far less than the cost of vaccination at a veterinarian’s office.

Westborough girls’ lacrosse tops Algonquin

April 11th, 2016

Westborough’s Nicole Foster tries to evade Algonquin’s Kelly Morin

Westborough – The Westborough High School Rangers girls’ lacrosse team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 9-3 April 9. Algonquin scored 18 seconds into the game, and then again three minutes later to take an early lead, however Westborough dominated the scoring after that to cruise to victory.

Westborough boys’ tennis team hopes third time’s a charm to win state championship

April 11th, 2016

WHS rangers tennis logo

Westborough – They are the one team that opposing Midland A coaches cringe at when it comes time to face them. Opponents step into competition knowing that putting a blemish on their undefeated record is the longest of longshots. The domination in their sport has become heralded throughout the commonwealth and for good reason.

They are the Westborough High School boys’ varsity tennis team that has recorded nearly off-the-charts success in recent years. In each of the past two seasons, the team has rattled off consecutive win streaks of 22 and 21 matches to capture Central Division 1 championships.

Adam S. Purdy, 51, of Westborough

April 11th, 2016

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Westborough – Adam S. Purdy, 51, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Worcester, he is the son of Theresa (LeFrancois) Chouinard of Westborough and the late Richard G. Purdy III. He was educated in Westborough schools and was a graduate […]

Experience Passover by learning the Matzah-making process

April 11th, 2016

Westborough – Chabad of Westboro, 54 South St., will present the Model Matzah Bakery Passover Experience, Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $3 per person.

At the Model Matzah Bakery, visitors of all ages will have the unique opportunity to participate in an ancient tradition: making Matzah the old-fashioned way – by hand, the way the ancient Hebrews did thousands of years ago. The program also features Passover arts and crafts and educational games.

Westborough Lions Club to host Italian dinner May 7

April 11th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club will host its 22nd Italian Dinner Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Westborough High School, 90 W. Main St. This is one of the club’s annual fundraising activities to support sight- and hearing-related needs in the community, as well as other charitable activities. Enjoy some great […]

Westborough police log, April 8 edition

April 6th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, March 28 1:31 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 6:51 a.m. Fisher St. Suspicious activity. 9:19 a.m. Colonial Dr. Well-being check. 12:55 p.m. Flanders Rd. Disturbance (general). 1:21 p.m. Technology Dr. Parking violation/complaint. 2:29 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 8:04 p.m. Milk St. Suspicious activity. Tuesday, March 29 5:22 a.m. Fairview […]

Town-wide Earth Day Cleanup in Westborough April 23

April 6th, 2016

The Westborough Community Land Trust will hold the Town-wide Earth Day Cleanup Saturday, April 23. Early birds meet at Bellows Road or West Meadow Plaza at 6:30 a.m.  Families and groups are invited at 9:30 a.m. to Lake Chauncy parking lot to be assigned a site to clean up. Come with enthusiasm, long sleeves, sturdy […]

Ambrosino to have principal role in ‘Hair’

April 4th, 2016

Leah Ambrosino 

Franklin – The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform “Hair” beginning Wednesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 10. Leah Ambrosino of Westborough will have a principal role in the production.   Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War and “Free Love,” Hair presents the rock music and revolutionary culture that […]

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