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.

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Westborough High club ‘Rangers Reaction’ focuses on kindness

February 25th, 2017

Submitted by Michael Townsend, Westborough High School senior

Westborough – One thing that stands out about Westborough High School is the kindness among students. Among all the clubs, however, there is only one club that focuses on kindness: Rangers Reaction, led by advisor Ceil Parteleno, the WHS adjustment counselor, and senior Katie Mullane.

Raymond Alan Blais, 54, formerly of Marlborough/Westborough

February 23rd, 2017

Marlborough/Norman, Okla. – Raymond A. Blais, 54, formerly of Westborough and Marlborough, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Holiday Heights, in Norman, Okla. after succumbing to his long battle with cancer.  Mr. Blais was a machinist, who also worked on heavy industrial machinery. Among his other occupations, he was a great car mechanic, […]

John W. Anderson Jr., 87, of Westborough

February 23rd, 2017

Westborough – John W. Anderson Jr., 87, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, at the UMass/Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Enman) Anderson, to whom he had been married for 63 years. Born in Westborough, he […]

Letter to the Editor: Successful Westborough Scanning Day preserves local history

February 22nd, 2017

On Feb. 4, the Westborough Public Library held its first-ever Scanning Day, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the Westborough Public Library.

Lillian Cooper, 87, of Westborough

February 22nd, 2017

Westborough – Lillian Marie Cooper, 87, of Westborough, formerly of Raleigh, N.C. and Wilton, Conn., died peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Born June 4, 1929 in Ft. Worth, Texas, she was predeceased by her parents, Stefan and Lillie Matusevich of Ft. Worth, and her late husband […]

Westborough police log, Feb. 24 edition

February 22nd, 2017

Westborough Monday, Feb. 13 6:58 a.m. Nourse St./Olde Hickory Path. Traffic/motor vehicle. 8:45 a.m. W Main St. parking violation/complaint. 11:30 a.m. Otis St. Accident – personal injury. 12:08 p.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 3:28 p.m. E Main St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 6:51 p.m. Stratton Dr. Well-being check. 10:33 p.m. Lyman St./Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. Tuesday, Feb. […]

Westborough Outback restaurant abruptly closes

February 21st, 2017

Westborough – Patrons of the Outback restaurant located at 227 Turnpike Road were surprised when they went to the restaurant over the weekend of Feb. 18-19 and discovered that it had been abruptly closed. Town officials were also unaware of the sudden closure. According to Outback employees who were cleaning out the restaurant during the […]

Town Clerk’s office staff gets into the ‘1717’ spirit

February 19th, 2017

Westborough – Those visitors needing to attend to business in the Town Clerk’s office at the Westborough Town Hall on Friday mornings this year will be greeted as usual by the friendly and professional staff. But what might catch those visitors off guard are the outfits Town Clerk Wendy Mickel, Assistant Town Clerk Deborah Ledoux and Administrative Assistant Susan Bush will be wearing.

Julio’s Liquors to celebrate 12th annual ‘GO! Whisk(e)y’ weekend

February 17th, 2017

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is excited to once again celebrate its annual “GO! Whisk(e)y” Weekend at its 140 Turnpike Road, Westborough location.  A mecca for whiskey lovers, the conference will take place from Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 26.  For over a decade, the action packed five day event has attracted people from all […]

Selectmen review warrant articles for March Town Meeting

February 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough School Superintendent Amber Bock reviewed the School Department articles that will be on the March 18 Town Meeting Warrant and delivered the FY 2018 budget to the Board of Selectmen at their Feb. 14 meeting. The new budget is a 4.98-percent increase over FY 2017.

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