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 police log, Aug. 8 edition

August 6th, 2014

police log

Westborough Monday, July 28 12:15 p.m. Warren St. Suspicious auto. 8:42 a.m. Charlestown Meadows Dr. Suspicious auto. 10:23 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 11:25 a.m. Powder Hill Way. Ambulance. 12:22 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 5:40 p.m. Lyman St./Steven Rd. Accident – property damage. 6:16 p.m. Brigham St. Parking violation/complaint. 7:26 p.m. E Main St. Larceny. [...]

Robert Loomis, 91, of Westborough

August 1st, 2014

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Westborough – Robert “Bob” Morgan Loomis, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille Martha (North) Loomis. Bob is also survived by his children, Donald of San Jose, Ca.; William of Gastonia, N.C.; Jeannie and husband Ron Smith of [...]

Westborough’s Julio’s Liquors celebrates 40th anniversary

July 30th, 2014

Ryan Maloney
Photo/Erb Photography

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors has not always been the regional destination that it is today. Family-owned and operated since inception, the store was opened in 1974 by Ron Maloney and his brothers-in-law, Gene and Julio Colangelo. The current owner, Ryan Maloney – Ron’s son – bought the business in 2000 and since that time has oversaw it’s growth into not only one of the top liquor stores in the country, but also one that has earned international acclaim.

Westborough police log, Aug. 1 edition

July 30th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, July 18 1:20 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:15 a.m. Wayside Rd. Disturbance (general). 9:13 a.m. Bowman St. Accident – hit & run. 9:57 a.m. Technology Dr. Disturbance (general). 1:38 p.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:49 p.m. Arrested, Adam Weiner, 18, of 28 Huckleberry Rd., Hopkinton, for false/misuse liquor ID card/license, person under [...]

Marjorie A. McDonald, 84, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Marjorie A. McDonald, 84, of Westborough, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 after a long illness. She was born Jan. 20, 1930 in Southborough to the late Catherine and James Giffin. She married the late Bernard J. McDonald in 1950, and they lived together in Westborough. Marge worked many years as a waitress, [...]

Theresa Williamson, 83, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Theresa Helen Williamson, 83, of Beach Street in Westborough, lost her battle against respiratory disease Friday, July 25, 2014. She was born in Worcester to Jane (Uniewski) and Joseph Porter, and lived much of her life in Westborough, where she retired from Bay State Abrasives. She spent many years enjoying living and working [...]

Marjorie J. Dion, 81, of Westborough

July 28th, 2014

Westborough – Marjorie J. (Jamieson) Dion, 81, of Westborough and formerly of Fayville, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Lucien “Bucky” M. Dion, who passed away in 1980. Marge was raised in Quincy and when she was married, she moved to Southborough where she raised [...]

Westborough Garden Club spreads joy of gardening

July 28th, 2014

Westborough Garden Club members Sue Blois, Bev Linnane and Alyce Luippold contribute to maintaining the gardens around Westborough.Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Flowers in bright shades color the town of Westborough everywhere from the children’s fairy garden inside the library to the veterans’ memorials, to outside of town buildings. Whether they are planting, watering or weeding, the Westborough Garden Club is hard at work maintaining the 21 plots around town. Its 35 members all share a love of gardening and an interest in learning about plants and flowers.

Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 25th, 2014

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

A look back at Westborough’s Agricultural Society

July 24th, 2014

Westborough – In 1839 the Westborough Agricultural Society, the forerunner of the Westborough Grange, was founded by 27 Westborough farmers. The purpose of the society was twofold: to promote agricultural education and farm-related techniques and as a social organization. Farming was clearly the primary occupation of the residents and increased with the opening of the Worcester Turnpike in 1810. It was believed that “a society of agriculturists can more easily as well as more expeditiously than individuals collect and distribute such information as cannot but tend to increase the products and improve the soil.” The initial meetings of the society were held at members’ homes and later in the lower hall of the townhouse.

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