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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Virginia E. Dow, 91, of Westborough

November 11th, 2015

Westborough – Virginia E. Dow, 91, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Alson M. and Ethel M. (Booth) Dow. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Worcester and Westbrook Junior College in […]

Westborough Civic Club’s 40th tree sale to benefit community

November 10th, 2015

Westborough Civic Club members Rich Connolly and Bill Kohler help unload the first delivery for last year’s Christmas tree sale.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary while preparing to fundraise with a Christmas tree sale for as many years. Members and guests met for dinner at the Grille in the Westborough Country Club several weeks before the Saturday, Nov. 28, delivery of 1,500 Canadian balsams, garland and over 500 wreaths to the former Tufts Machine lot at 53 East Main St. Among the dinner guests was Selectmen Chair George Barrette.

Westborough attorney to kick off fifth season of cable TV show

November 10th, 2015

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Westborough – Local attorney Carolyn Spring announced the start of the fifth season of her show on Westborough Cable TV called “Law for Your Life.” Each show discusses and provides information on a legal or financial matter, or a topic of interest to the senior members of the community.

Arnold J. Cantera, 95, of Westborough

November 9th, 2015


Westborough – Arnold J. “Arnie” Cantera, 95, of Westborough, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital, Worcester, after being stricken ill. He was the husband of Viola M. (Greco) Cantera. Born in Camden, N.J., he was the son of the late John and Antoinette (Francesconi) Cantera. He was educated in Camden […]

Westborough to celebrate grand openings of new Fire Station and renovated Town Hall

November 8th, 2015

The new Westborough Fire Station

Westborough – The Westborough Board of Selectmen and Municipal Building Committee have announced that the grand openings of the new Westborough Fire Station and the renovated Westborough Town Hall will both be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The grand opening event will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Westborough Fire Station, 42 Milk St., […]

St. Stephen’s Parish Fall Festival

November 8th, 2015

Westborough – The community is invited to the fall festival at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is an annually held parish-supported activity for everyone to celebrate the fall season and prepare for the coming holidays. Visitors can browse through the many tables, get some coffee, […]

Westborough girls’ soccer shuts out Marlborough to advance

November 7th, 2015

Marlborough’s Abby Chrisafedeis (#8) head the ball out of a crowd of players,

Westborough – For Marlborough High girls varsity soccer head coach Samantha Kiley and her young but steely group of competitors, hopes were high that, as the sage saying goes, the third time is the charm.

Trotting for technology in Westborough

November 4th, 2015

(l to r) Matt Travis of Athletic Revolution; Ali Rheaume, 2014 Women’s Overall Winner; Amber Bock, superintendent of Westborough Public Schools; and Andrea Cote, manager, PR Running
Photo/Ellen Bishop

Westborough – The second annual Westborough Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at Westborough High School (WHS), 90 W. Main St. Based on the success of last year’s event, organizers are planning for over 500 participants to run, walk or trot the 5k loop course, starting and ending at WHS. All event proceeds […]

Westborough police log, Nov. 6 edition

November 4th, 2015

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Westborough Friday, Oct. 23 5:31 a.m. Denfeld Dr. Suspicious activity. 12:38 p.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 1:49 p.m. W Main St./Mill Rd. Suspicious auto. 4:35 p.m. Simeon Howard Way. Suspicious activity. 5:58 p.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious auto. 6:10 p.m. Arrested, Evan J. Thayer, 20, of 32 Robin Rd., Westborough, on failure to appear warrant. […]

Hindu statue left at town rotary

November 4th, 2015

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Westborough – In Hinduism, Ganesha is one of the most well-known and venerated representations of God. Recently a statue of the icon was mysteriously dropped off at the rotary in the center of Westborough. It was then removed and brought to the town’s police station. Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the […]

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