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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.

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Helena K. Engberg, 94, of Westborough

October 5th, 2017

Westborough – Helena K. Engberg, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at Whitney Place in Westborough. Helena was born Oct. 21, 1922 in Somerville. She was the oldest of three children born to the late Erford and Wyona Kemp. Helena leaves her son, Eric and his wife Nancy of Westborough; her four grandchildren, […]

Westborough police chief honored for service to at-risk youth

October 4th, 2017

Westborough – On Sept. 18, the Massachusetts Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) hosted an awards breakfast recognizing the occasion of the statewide initiative’s 10th anniversary and honoring individuals whose work in the juvenile justice field has contributed to JDAI’s success.

Westborough police log, Oct. 6 edition

October 4th, 2017

Westborough Friday, Sept. 22 7:29 a.m. Oak St. Suspicious auto. 8:59 a.m. Summer/Milk Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 11:47 a.m. Bowman St. Suspicious activity. 1:56 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious person. 4:25 p.m. E Main St. Suspicious activity. 6:50 p.m. Fisher St. Suspicious activity. 10:13 p.m. E Main/Water Sts. Traffic/motor vehicle. 10:52 p.m. W Main St./O’Neil Dr. Traffic/motor […]

Raymond V. Spring, 70, of Westborough

October 3rd, 2017

Westborough – Raymond V. Spring, 70, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at the Notre Dame Health Care Center in Worcester. He was the husband of the late Kathryn H. (Buonagurio) Spring. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Raymond and Violet (Voss) Spring. He was raised and educated in Wheaton, […]

Two nature walks in Westborough Oct. 15

September 28th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust will hold two nature walks Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Thoreau Nature Writing Walk, co-sponsored by the Westborough Public Library, explores the life and writing techniques of Henry David Thoreau, born 200 years ago this year.

Town moderator to host office hours prior to Special Town Meeting

September 28th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough will be holding a Special Town Meeting (STM) Monday, Oct. 16 for all registered voters. In preparation, Town Moderator John Arnold will be holding office hours in Memorial Hall in Town Hall, 34 West Main St., Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Northborough sets fees for plowing and sanding private ways for the approaching winter

September 28th, 2017

Northborough – Department of Public Works Director Scott Charpentier went before the Board of Selectmen Sept. 25 to present for approval the new fee schedule for plowing and sanding of private ways for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter season. The two private roads that the town maintains are Harris Avenue and Maple Lane.

Northborough selectmen discuss preliminary free cash plan for FY2019

September 28th, 2017

Northborough – Town Administrator John Coderre reported to the Board of Selectmen at their Sept. 25 meeting that the books have been closed on fiscal year (FY) 2017 and that Free Cash has been certified at $2,877,855, as of July 1, 2017.

Westborough police log, Sept. 29 edition

September 27th, 2017

Westborough Monday, Sept. 18 6:22 a.m. W Main St./Oldham Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 10:55 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 12:25 p.m. Bridle Ln. Suspicious person. 12:53 p.m. Otis St. Traffic/motor vehicle. 3:34 p.m. Flanders Rd. Traffic/motor vehicle. 9:23 p.m. W Main St. Accident property damage. Tuesday, Sept. 19 12:29 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 11:46 a.m. […]

1774 Westborough Militia Training Day to be held Oct. 14

September 26th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Rotary Club and the Westborough Historical Society will present a re-creation of the 243rd anniversary of the Westborough militia’s 1774 march to Worcester to seize the county courts from British control. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Freedom Park, 169A W. […]

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