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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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Church volunteers travel on mission to Haiti

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Four members of the Congregational Church of Westborough recently traveled to Haiti, volunteering with Heartline Ministries in Port-au-Prince. Associate Pastor Elaine Gaetani, Megan Huber, Art Sharkey and Mike Lawler brought five bags of donated supplies with items used by Heartline for their various projects and outreach missions. The group participated in programs at an […]

Westborough Boy Scouts welcoming new Scouts in grades 6-8

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 382 is welcoming new Scouts who are entering grades 6-8 this fall. If your son enjoys being outside, camping, and going on adventures, then he will enjoy being with the troop. In the past year, the troop has gone camping at the West Point Academy, whitewater rafting, biking on Cape Cod, […]

Westborough students to hold fifth annual Spring Greening Drive

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Westborough students are hosting its fifth annual Spring Greening Drive at each of the town’s public schools from Monday, March 27 through Friday, April 7. The students will be collecting gently-used clothing, shoes, toys, books and other items for the organization Cradles to Crayons which serves children ages 0-12 in low-income situations. (More […]

Westborough Town Meeting opts out of recreational marijuana

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – At the Annual Town Meeting March 18, registered town voters in attendance had the opportunity to weigh in and decide the next phase of the “belts and suspenders” approach of the town opting out of the commercial and recreational sales of marijuana. This conservative approach was recommended by town counsel and Town Manager Jim Malloy, and approved by the Board of Selectmen who placed Bylaw Articles 32 and 33 on the Town Warrant and the question on the March 7 Town Election Ballot.

Rooms with a View

March 30th, 2017

“There are three basic facets to our business. Our showroom displays a full spectrum of porcelain tiles, natural stone and many other finish materials for which we provide installation services. Design services are also offered for a wide range of home renovation projects.

Westborough police log, March 31 edition

March 29th, 2017

Westborough Monday, March 20 1:07 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious auto. 2:30 a.m. South/Cottage Sts. Parking violation/complaint. 9:19 a.m. Hopkinton Rd. Accident property damage. 11:03 a.m. Milk St. Well-being check. 12:49 p.m. Lyman St. Accident property damage. 4:45 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Computer Dr. Accident property damage. 5:08 p.m. Research Dr./Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 7:47 p.m. Arrested, […]

Easter egg drop at Lake Chauncy April 15

March 26th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Recreation Department will hold an Easter Egg Drop Saturday, April 15, at the Lake Chauncy soccer fields. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., a helicopter will drop thousands of eggs, each filled with a small toy or candy. Children will be grouped by age, 3-5 years and 6-8 years. The […]

Westborough Interfaith Association to host benefit concert

March 26th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Interfaith Clergy Association is hosting a benefit concert for the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Mass. to help the growing number of people who need counseling but are unable to afford it. The Westborough-based Counseling Center provides therapeutic services for children, adults and couples, and serves over 72 communities in the region.  […]

Westborough scouts host 39th annual breakfast

March 26th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 hosted its 39th annual pancake breakfast March 5 at the Knights of Columbus hall. The event is the only fundraiser the troop holds each year. Photos/submitted              

Prom-A-Palooza Boutique to be at Westborough Public Library April 1

March 24th, 2017

Westborough – Teens looking for a formal dress for a special occasion such as prom, senior ball, or graduation, are invited to come to the Prom-A-Palooza Boutique Saturday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St. For a $5 entrance fee, girls can select, for free, a dress from […]

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