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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Westborough residents honor town’s veterans on Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Grand marshal Andrew Toorock addresses the audience.

Westborough – A large contingent of Westborough residents of all ages put on their rain jackets and grabbed their umbrellas the morning of May 30 before gathering along South Street and then in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB) to pay tribute to the town’s veterans on Memorial Day.

Two Westborough businesses honored by selectmen

May 26th, 2016

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Westborough – Two local businesses were honored during the Westborough Board of Selectmen’s May 24 meeting.

Jon Cohen, who owns Harry’s Restaurant with his wife Linda, accepted a proclamation of congratulations from the Board on the occasion of the restaurant’s 70th anniversary. Harry’s, located on 149 Turnpike Rd (Route 9 West), was opened by Cohen’s parents, Harry and Eleanor, in 1946. Since that time, it has become an iconic local establishment.

Westborough Girl Scouts to host viewing of film ‘Miss Representation’

May 25th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30633 is partnering with the Westborough School Department to host a viewing of the 2011 documentary “Miss Representation.” The film will be presented at Westborough High School, 90 East Main St., Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this viewing. Because there is some […]

Westborough police log, May 27 edition

May 25th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, May 16 12:53 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 7:20 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 7:33 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Erratic operator. 10:20 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – hit & run. 10:41 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 12:17 p.m. Edgewood Rd. Well-being check. 12:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 2:07 p.m. Connector Rd. Fire/smoke/gas […]

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was an absolutely beautiful […]

Agency offers wide variety of coverage through multiple firms

May 23rd, 2016

The Westborough staff of Northeast Insurance Agency, Inc.
File photo/Bonnie Adams

“You want to develop a good relationship with an agent so that he or she can analyze your situation. We represent over two dozen insurance companies, and it’s not one size fits all. Some companies do a better job with older homes, some with newer homes, some with coastal homes. We know which company is better under what circumstances,” said Stan Szajna, co-owner and treasurer of Northeast Insurance. “We can evaluate your needs, match them to a company, and possibly improve coverage and price.”

Westboro Dental offers new technology in esthetic dentistry

May 23rd, 2016

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Westborough- Dr. Felipe Avery-Miranda, owner of Westboro Dental Associates, now offers cutting edge technology in esthetic dentistry.

The Picasso Lite Diode Laser is an award-winning laser in the industry. It performs a wide range of soft-tissue surgical and periodontal procedures to help create masterpiece smiles and unleash Dr. Avery’s craftsmanship.

Music, food and the arts combine at local art show

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough – Enjoy music, food and the arts at an art show Saturday, June 4. After the success of last year’s event, James McAlice of the Art & Frame Emporium will again gather some of the area’s best artists and craftsmen to display their wares for sale. There will also be live music and food provided by Arturo’s Ristorante.

Westborough announces grand marshal

May 23rd, 2016

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Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30.

Westborough Historical Society to host ‘Louisa May Alcott’

May 19th, 2016

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Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society’s next event will be held Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. “A Living History Portrayal of Louisa May Alcott” will be presented by Jan Turnquist, executive director of Orchard House, the Alcott home in Concord. Louisa May, author of “Little Women,” was born to an unconventional family who became leaders in the abolition, women’s suffrage, educational reform, and child welfare movements.

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