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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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Julio’s Liquors allows customers a chance to purchase rare whisky

July 28th, 2016

Ryan Maloney, the owner of Julio's Liquors
Photo/Erb Photography

Westborough – At 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 31, Julio’s Liquors will open its doors to allow the first 500 visitors (21 years or older) a chance to purchase the rarest of the rare whiskies. The event will work as a lottery system. Each of the first 500 visitors at Julio’s will receive a special […]

Westborough Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day

July 28th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will celebrate National Coloring Book Day: “A Day to Relax and Color” Tuesday, Aug. 2, when the library will debut its newly circulating Coloring Book Art Kits for adults. Each kit includes a coloring book designed for adults, 24 colored pencils, and a pencil sharpener. You can color in a design or collaborate on a design that someone else may have started.

Westborough collecting mittens as part of 300th anniversary

July 27th, 2016

Deborah Schradieck and Edward Newton Jr., co-chairs of the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, with a “Snowman Mitten Box” for collecting mittens for the needy. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough’s 300th Anniversary Committee is challenging residents of Westborough to collect 300 pairs of mittens in honor of the town’s 300th anniversary. These mittens will be given to those less fortunate and in need. Beginning this September, there will be “Snowman Mitten Boxes” in many locations around town. It is hoped that the […]

Westborough police log, July 29 edition

July 27th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, July 18 12:21 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 12:17 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 1:10 p.m. Maynard St. Ambulance. 2:15 p.m. Juniper Cir. Road/tree/wires. 4:20 p.m. Forbes St. Road/tree/wires. 5:50 p.m. Valente Dr. Animal complaint. 5:54 p.m. Adams St. Animal complaint. Tuesday, July 19 9:06 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 10:36 a.m. Research […]

Westborough nonprofit raises close to $1 million to promote early cancer detection

July 26th, 2016

Pictured at the 15-40 Connection Gala are: (l to r) Ashley Emerson, 15-40 Connection education & outreach director; Jim Coghlin, 15-40 Connection founder; Joyce Kulhawik, featured speaker; and Tricia Laursen, 15-40 Connection executive director

Westborough – The nonprofit organization 15-40 Connection raised more than $950,000 at its signature fundraising event, the 2016 Ungerer Gala, Auction & Golf Tournament.

15-40 Connection, headquartered in Westborough, is dedicated to saving lives by empowering people to recognize cancer symptoms and effectively communicate those symptoms to their physician. The organization was founded by Jim Coghlin in response to a startling statistic – improvements in cancer survival rates for people aged 15 to 40 had been lagging behind all other age groups since 1975.

Boroughs JCC shuts its doors

July 26th, 2016

Borough’s JCC in Westborough
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Westborough – The Boroughs Jewish Community Center (JCC) will close its doors on Friday, July 29, 2016, six years after a volunteer group of parents opened it as an independent, non-profit charitable center on Oak Street in Westborough.

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. My kids think of this place as their second home,” said Boroughs JCC Board President Stephen Marmor.

Fishing With Warriors seeks support for golf fundraiser

July 26th, 2016

The group hosted its first trip last year in Costa Rica.
Photo/submitted

Westborough – After the stresses, physical, mental and emotional, of being deployed, veterans face a myriad of challenges when they finally come home. One organization, Fishing for Warriors, hopes to help those brave men and women find a little bit of joy and happiness by offering them a chance to experience a high level sporting event or activity, at no cost to them.

Beth Tikvah Religious School open house Aug. 18

July 25th, 2016

Westborough – Beth Tikvah synagogue and religious school, 45 Oak St., in Westborough will hold an open house and barbecue Sunday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will offer the opportunity to meet the Rabbi, see the facility and meet members. Beth Tikvah aspires to instill in each and every student a […]

Selectmen approve early voting requests for upcoming elections

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, at the July 19 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, requested the board allow early voting at Town Hall and approve an early voting tabulation location. She also sought approval of the use of the DS200 voting scanner in the Town Hall as the central voting and tabulation facility for the Nov. 8 Presidential election and all future state and federal general elections. Mickel stated that “the secretary of state of the commonwealth has already determined that Town Hall as the most logical location.”

Board approves creation of Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee

July 22nd, 2016

Westborough – At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy requested the formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee. Department heads have had multiple discussions on changing demographics in the community and are seeking ways to better provide services and be more inclusive of all of its residents.

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