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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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Officials to host public meeting on turnpike demolition progress

December 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has been in the process of demolishing all existing toll plazas as part of the implementation of All Electronic Tolling (AET) along the Massachusetts Turnpike. MassDOT will be holding four public meetings to provide information about the next stage of roadway reconstruction, and what to expect as […]

Westborough police log, Dec. 30 edition

December 28th, 2016

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Westborough Friday, Dec. 16 3:52 a.m. Connector Rd. Suspicious activity. 11:33 a.m. E Main St./Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 12:01 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 12:41 p.m. Flanders Rd. Vandalism. 12:51 p.m. Lawtons Way. Suspicious activity. 1:32 p.m. Gary Cir. B&E in MV. 4:23 p.m. Robin Rd. Well-being check. 10:57 p.m. Chauncy St. Disturbance […]

Westboro Tennis & Swim Club to host health expo and open house

December 27th, 2016

A group of happy tennis players at Westboro Tennis and Swim Club 
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Westborough – Westboro Tennis & Swim Club will be holding its 12th annual Health Expo and Open House Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local businesses and restaurants will be in attendance to showcase their goods and services. The expo will offer arts and crafts, face painting, and balloon animals by […]

Westborough Library to host children’s Noon-Year’s party

December 23rd, 2016

Westborough – Children of all ages are invited to a Countdown to Noon-Year’s Party, Sat., Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Room at the Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St. The event will include singing, dancing, crafting and most importantly a countdown to the (NOON) New Year! Sign up is not required.

Tatnuck Bookseller honored as number one local bookstore

December 23rd, 2016

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café was recently named as the number one local bookstore in two readers’ choice award polls. The bookstore received the recognition from media company Wicked Local as well as Baystate Parent magazine. As the largest independent bookstore in New England, the store has an extensive selection of books, […]

Selectmen debate if scouts can use town building

December 22nd, 2016

The Forbes Community Building

Westborough – In what seemed like an ordinary request by a community group to be allowed to use space in a municipal building (Forbes Community Building) turned into a robust and lively debate at the Dec. 20 Westborough Board of Selectmen meeting. At the heart of the discussion was “what is a right and a wrong use of space” in accordance with the wishes of the donors who bequeathed the building to the town.

Westborough spreads warmth and good cheer to kick off its 300th anniversary celebration

December 21st, 2016

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Westborough – The Westborough 300th Committee has far exceeded its goal of collecting 300 pairs of mittens for local people in need. Children and adults of all ages recently came together to help their neighbors and to commemorate the town’s upcoming anniversary.

Westborough police log, Dec. 23 edition

December 21st, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Dec. 12 11:37 a.m. Nottingham Rd. Larceny. 12:55 p.m. Lyman St. Accident property damage. 2:02 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 4:46 p.m. Gilmore Farm Rd. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 5:31 p.m. Lawtons Way. Road/tree/wires. 5:40 p.m. Chestnut/W Main Sts. Road/tree/wires. 6:51 p.m. Adams/Ruggles Sts. Road tree/wires. 8:09 p.m. Lyman St. Disturbance (general). Tuesday, Dec. […]

Richard T. Cochran, 81, formerly of Westborough

December 20th, 2016

South Boston – Richard T. Cochran, 81, of South Boston, formerly of Westborough, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Marian Manor in South Boston. Born and raised in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Lillian G. (Hardcastle) Cochran. He attended Boston Latin School through high school. Later, he […]

Frank J. Marinelli, 84, of Westborough

December 19th, 2016

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Westborough – Frank was a husband, father, grandfather, executive. and friend. He was born in Boston to the late Frank and Josephine (Ranieri) Marinelli. He was raised in the Brighton/Allston area. Frank graduated from Boston College where he earned a BS in Business Administration. He then proudly joined the United States Navy and attained the […]

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