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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Concert to benefit Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center

March 27th, 2014

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Westborough – The public is invited to come and enjoy the Seventh Annual Westborough Interfaith Community Concert this Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 West Main St. The concert will feature selections sung by the church’s different choirs as well as various other groups from Westborough [...]

Bomb threat at Westborough High turns out to be false

March 27th, 2014

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this afternoon:

On 3/27/14, at approximately 10:25 AM, the Westborough Police Department responded to the Westborough High School on W. Main St. for a reported bomb threat.

Westborough police log, March 28 edition

March 26th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, March 14 9:57 a.m. Mountain View Dr. Domestic. 10:44 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Otis St. Accident – property damage. 12:34 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 1:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Larceny. 8:25 p.m. Shepherd Rd. Ambulance. 9:25 p.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. Saturday, March 15 2:26 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 11:11 a.m. Bowman [...]

Friends of Westborough Public Library donates laptops

March 25th, 2014

Westborough Public Library Director Maureen Ambrosino holds one of the new laptops. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – There’s no doubt that technology can make our lives easier. There is also no doubt that for those who did not grow up with it, as many of our children have, it can be daunting. But in Westborough, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Westborough Public [...]

Westborough student wins prestigious art competition

March 23rd, 2014

Samantha Cusson’s winning drawing “Self Portrait in White” (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident and Landmark School senior Samantha Cusson recently won two Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Cusson received a Gold Key Award, for the drawing, “Self Portrait in White,” and an Honorable Mention Award for her drawing, “Self-Portrait in Black.” Cusson’s Gold Key Award advances her to the national level of competition. More [...]

Literary Arts Open Mic continues evolving at Tatnuck Bookseller

March 23rd, 2014

Zorina Frey recites her poetry at the debut of Literary Arts Open Mic Night in September at Tatnuck Bookseller.
File Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The Literary Arts Open Mic debuted last September in the Event Room at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery and Café. Free and open to the public, the project is produced and moderated by Zorina Frey, author and owner of IWA Publishing Services, a self-publishing business.

The Massachusetts Turnpike: a Westborough controversy

March 21st, 2014

One of the first Mass. Turnpike signs. 
Photo/courtesy Glenn R. Parker

By Glenn Parker, Contributing Writer This is an article in an occasional series about important events or things from Westborough’s past. Westborough – In 1948 it was determined by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works that the westerly routes at the time from Boston were sadly inadequate and that the existing Boston and Worcester Turnpike [...]

Voters send solar proposal back to drawing board

March 20th, 2014

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Westborough – Voters at the March 15 Annual Town Meeting shot down a proposal to lease six acres of the Hocomonco Pond property for use as a solar power generation facility, as concerns about the project’s impact on other current and potential uses of the site prompted calls for more legwork to be done.

Town Manager Jim Malloy said the plan, which was first raised a year ago by the town’s Green Technology Advisory Group, would focus on six acres of the property, which is a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund cleanup site. Those six acres comprise areas that had been capped during the cleanup and the EPA has said the town must fence in the majority of that area if it wants to reuse the larger parcel.

Verizon assures public they are working on Internet woes

March 19th, 2014

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Westborough – Last August Westborough was named as the “digital” capital of Massachusetts. At the time, Google, together with local and state officials, recognized the town for its many small businesses that used a variety of websites, blogs, and social media to get their message out.

Recently however, disruptions in the Internet service provided by Verizon have hampered this digital community. Users are complaining of frequent Internet disruptions typically in the late afternoon. Our informal poll has shown that the problem is not isolated to one section of town, but rather is scattered throughout the whole town.

Westborough police log, March 21 edition

March 19th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, March 7 11:36 a.m. Corning Fairbanks Way. Ambulance. 3:22 p.m. Milk St. Disabled auto. 3:44 p.m. E Main St./Baker Way. Accident – property damage. Saturday, March 8 2:52 a.m. E Main St. Suspicious auto. 3:19 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 4:14 p.m. Rogers Rd. Ambulance. 7:00 p.m. Fisher St./Mill Rd. Parking violation/complaint. 9:58 [...]

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