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 woman dedicates custom pet work to charity

November 6th, 2016

Joan, Kate and Bruce Atchue with a handmade pet bed.

Westborough – Sitting in front of her DynaVox voice synthesizer, Kate Atchue readily answers questions about her dog and cat beds and her work with charity. The touchscreen machine enables her to speak with clarity and charm. At age 9, Atchue suffered the stroke-like effects of an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in her cerebellum, which rendered her unable to speak.

Double OT victory sends Westborough field hockey on to district semifinals

November 6th, 2016

Northborough / Holden — High school field hockey contests consist of two thirty-minute halves, but when playoff time comes around and matched-up teams are deadlocked at the end of regulation time, it’s simply play on and sometimes play on some more until there is a once-and-for-all decisive outcome.

Westborough volleyball takes on tough competition for playoff readiness

November 6th, 2016


By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Westborough – To play your best, you should play the best. While that may be a head-scratcher to most, it certainly is not for Westborough High (WHS) girls varsity volleyball team head coach Roger Anderson who is recognized area-wide as one of the best in the game. As Anderson prepares […]

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to hold holiday fair

November 5th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters will be hosting their fourth annual holiday fair, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include raffles for a gift basket, lottery trees, an afghan and a turkey basket. Items for purchase include Vermont cheddar cheese, jewelry, Christmas crafts, origami items and much more. […]

Westborough Lions support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Haiti

November 4th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is donating 100 percent of all online donations received through Saturday, Dec. 31, to help the people of Haiti recover from the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. These donations will be sent to the LCIF (Lions Club International Foundation) Disaster Relief Fund, which directly supports local Lions Clubs in […]

Annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 24

November 4th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner team announced its 46th annual free community gathering Thursday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough. A traditional Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, apple cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served. Reservations […]

Letter to the Editor – Police Chief against Question 4

November 3rd, 2016


To the Editor: With November 8th quickly approaching, I feel compelled to express my opinion to our residents regarding ballot Question 4. If people want to smoke marijuana in their homes, they can do that now. Marijuana was decriminalized in 2008 so the police may no longer arrest for possession, search cars for it, etc. […]

Westborough Turkey Trot to be held Nov. 19

November 3rd, 2016


Westborough – Westborough’s annual Turkey Trot will be held on Sat. Nov. 19 at Westborough High School (WHS), 90 East Main St. This 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Fun Run is a community-wide event to promote health, fitness and fun.  Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female 5K finishers. The registration fee for […]

Plans now being made for Westborough’s Holiday Stroll and Festival of Lights

November 2nd, 2016

A float sponsored by Uhlman's Ice Cream rides by the rotary in the 2015 parade. File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – For the second year in a row, the Westborough Economic Development Committee is partnering with the town’s Recreation Department to host a Holiday Stroll on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27.

Westborough police log, Nov. 4 edition

November 2nd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Oct. 24 4:41 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Animal complaint. 8:56 a.m. Ruggles St. Animal complaint. 9:39 a.m. E Main St. Road/tree/wires. 9:46 p.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 10:32 a.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 10:51 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 11:39 a.m. Arrested, Xin H. Zhang, 63, of 10 Main St., Apt. 3, Northborough, on […]

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