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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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Ewing and Pacific join Get in Shape for Women

July 19th, 2017

Region – The Northborough and Westborough franchises of Get in Shape for Women have announced that personal trainers Kevin Ewing and Kaylyn Pacific have joined their staffs. Ewing has been a personal trainer for 20 years. Pacific also has a bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition. The Northborough studio is located at 318 […]

Clare M. Stein, 85, of Westborough

July 19th, 2017

Westborough – Clare M. (Reardon) Stein, of Westborough, passed away peacefully with family Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 85 after a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard J. Stein for over 50 years. Loving sister to Peggy Killeen and her husband Jim of Westborough, Judy Kelley and […]

Westborough police log, July 21 edition

July 19th, 2017

Westborough Monday, July 10 8:56 a.m. Denfield Dr. Well-being check. 10:23 a.m. Maynard/Fisher Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 10:41 a.m. West Park Dr. Annoying/harassing phone calls. 12:16 p.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Accident property damage. 12:30 p.m. Milk/Oak Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 2:46 p.m. South/Walnut Sts. Road/tree/wires. 5:13 p.m. Windsor Ridge Dr. Traffic/motor vehicle. 9:28 p.m. Union St. Suspicious […]

Grafton woman cited in Westborough bike accident

July 18th, 2017

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: The accident from July 5th involving a bicyclist on W. Main St. has been completed. The operator of the vehicle, Anwesa Sengupta, age 46 of 38 Aspen Ave. S. Grafton, has been issued a citation for negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure […]

Westborough Police Chief discusses restrictive driving near ice cream stand

July 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Police Chief Al Gordon appeared before the Board of Selectmen to discuss restrictive driving and travel restrictions relevant to Warburton Lane and Jacob Amsden Road. Gordon has received numerous complaints from neighbors as they are greatly affected when Uhlman’s Ice Cream stand is in operation.

Town manager leads discussion on possible municipal change

July 17th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Town Manager Jim Malloy presented alternative forms of government for the Board of Selectmen to consider at their July 11 meeting. This presentation meets one of Malloy’s goals from last year which was to “provide a report about alternative forms of government in Massachusetts.”

Beth Tikvah Synagogue open house Aug. 20

July 17th, 2017

Westborough – Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., in Westborough, will hold an open house and barbecue Sunday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet Rabbi Michael Swarttz and co-presidents Sam Goodman and Abbe Allexenberg, as well as other members of the board and our congregation.

Three local libraries approved for placement on waitlist for funds

July 17th, 2017

Region – Three local libraries – Grafton, Marlborough and Westborough – have been approved to go onto a waitlist for renovation funds granted through a state program overseen by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

Nine Massachusetts communities – Dartmouth, Hadley, Kingston, Medford, Norwell, Springfield, Sutton, Wayland and Weymouth – received grants that will allow them to proceed with construction for 2017-2018.

Westborough selectman approve naming state hospital road in honor of pioneering physician

July 16th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Town Manager Jim Malloy reported on the response from a previous request made to the town’s citizens asking for their suggestions for the naming of the former Westborough State Hospital park area and the street leading into the site known currently as “Hospital Road.”

Westborough police log, July 14 edition

July 12th, 2017

Westborough Wednesday, June 28 5:01 a.m. Research Dr. Well-being check. 7:50 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 10:29 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Disturbance (general). 10:47 a.m. Long Dr. Well-being check. 2:21 p.m. Brigham St. Trespassing. 2:30 p.m. Connector Rd. Suspicious activity. 3:49 p.m. School St. Suspicious activity. Computer Dr. Larceny. 4:10 p.m. Belmont St. Disturbance (general). 4:26 […]

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