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.

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Class of 2017 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 5th, 2017

Westborough – Although the skies were overcast June 3, the weather otherwise cooperated for an outdoor graduation ceremony for the class of 2017

WCLT presentation and annual meeting June 5

June 1st, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust will present Jon Way, PhD, Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m., at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 1 Ruggles St., Westborough. Way will share his research showing that the eastern coyote is really a hybrid between western coyotes and wolves, and tell about this unique animal’s ecology and behavior. […]

STM approves zoning bylaw for senior housing on former Westborough State Hospital property

May 31st, 2017

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen called a Special Town Meeting during their May 23 meeting to update the Westborough zoning bylaws allowing construction of a four-story senior (55+) housing on the site of the former Westborough State Hospital property. The town is in the process of selling the parcels to Pulte Homes of New England.

A quorum of 50 eligible town voters was reached for this non-standard, one-article warrant, Special Town Meeting. The article was recommended by the Westborough State Hospital Re-Use Committee that a zoning bylaw be updated to allow four-story senior housing in the Mixed-use District only. In all other districts, the height dimensions will remain at three stories.

Westborough honors its fallen heroes

May 31st, 2017

Westborough – Hundreds of residents gathered along South and West Main streets to watch the town’s annual Memorial Day parade, which ended in front of the war memorials in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. Col. Brent French served as master of ceremonies for a program that included guest speakers David Hero, a Navy veteran who also served as the parade’s grand marshal; Denzil Drewry, chair of the Westborough Board of Selectmen and U.S. Army Green Beret; and State Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury.

Westborough police log, June 2 edition

May 31st, 2017

Westborough Monday, May 22 7:11 a.m. W Main St. Vandalism. 9:39 a.m. School St. Well-being check. 9:45 a.m. Meadow Rd. Well-being check. 1:26 p.m. Computer Dr. Accident property damage. 5:36 p.m. Milk St. Road/tree/wires. 6:45 p.m. Oak St. Larceny. 7:40 p.m. Byard Ln. Suspicious auto. 8:54 p.m. Haskell St. Disturbance (general). Tuesday, May 23 1:05 […]

With words and reflections, Westborough State Hospital patients remembered

May 29th, 2017

Westborough – On May 17, a beautiful, clear sunny Saturday morning, a ceremony was held at the Pine Grove Cemetery to honor the approximately 500 former patients of the Westborough State Hospital who are buried there.

From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, if a patient at the state hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the cemetery, with only a small numbered stone to mark their grave.

Westborough High students decorate gravesites of veterans

May 24th, 2017

Westborough – In honor of Memorial Day, 25 Westborough High School (WHS) National Honor Society (NHS) members volunteered May 13 to place over 1,400 American flags next to the headstones of deceased service members at St. Luke’s Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Midland Cemetery, and Memorial Cemetery. This annual ritual was previously performed solely by veterans, and […]

Westborough police log, May 26 edition

May 24th, 2017

Westborough Monday, May 15 3:59 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Burglary/breaking & entering. 5:46 a.m. Fisher St. Accident property damage. 6:07 a.m. Olde Meetinghouse Rd. Well-being check. 9:47 a.m. W Main St./Oldham Rd. Road/tree/wires. 9:55 a.m. Research Dr. Accident property damage. 12:39 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Erratic operator. 4:18 p.m. Flanders Rd. Road/trees/wires. 7:35 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident […]

Westborough family makes difficult decision regarding historic tree

May 22nd, 2017

Westborough – For nearly two centuries, a majestic tulip poplar tree proudly graced the back yard of Eugene and Shirley Bailey’s Westborough home. At 130 feet tall, it provided beauty and shade. But sadly, in spite of meticulous care and treatment over the years, the decision was recently made that the tree was rotting beyond repair and hence, must come down.

Steve Stratton, the owner and president of Templeman Tree Service, Inc., had been working with the Baileys on the tree’s care.

Carol Pizza, 72, of Westborough

May 22nd, 2017

Westborough – Carol Ann Pizza, 72, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.  Carol was the wife of Dominic A. Pizza. They were married for 49 years. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Kathleen (Howard) Scanlon. Educated in […]

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