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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Moose causes three vehicle accident in Westborough

September 22nd, 2016

One of the cars in the collision with a moose on Route 9.
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Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 9/22/15, at approximately 12:37 AM, the Westborough Police Department received a call reporting a three vehicle accident on Rte. 9 W near Speedway Plaza. The accident involved a collision with a moose which was crossing Rte. 9. A 2008 Subaru being operated by […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 23 edition

September 21st, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Sept. 12 12:19 a.m. Mayberry Dr. Ambulance. 3:25 a.m. Orchard Hill Dr. B&E in MV. 4:37 a.m. Gary Cir. Ambulance. 11:30 a.m. Arch St. Ambulance. 5:25 p.m. Union St. Suspicious auto. 6:51 p.m. North Dr. Suspicious activity. 9:55 p.m. Union St. Ambulance. Tuesday, Sept. 13 5:40 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 8:28 a.m. […]

PCC honors retiring board member

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Cam Sowa, vice president, PCC; Sharon Miller (Alden’s wife); Alden Miller, retiring board member; Dr. Mark Booher, president; and Mary Taber, executive director
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – On Sept. 12 current board members and staff of the Pastoral Counseling Centers of Massachusetts (PCC) honored longtime board member, and past president, Alden Miller, for 32 years of service on the board. Dr. Mark Booher, current board president, said that Miller was one of founding board members of PCC in Westborough. Miller […]

Westborough to be a dementia friendly community

September 20th, 2016

Westborough – Selectman George Barrette introduced Christine Alessandro, executive director of BayPath Elder Services in Marlborough, at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Sept. 13 to discuss dementia friendly communities.

Robert J. Skog, 70, of Westborough

September 19th, 2016


Westborough – Robert J. Skog, 70, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at home with his family. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Earl and Anne (Rosseel) Skog. He was raised and educated in Westborough and was a 1964 graduate of Westborough High School. He also attended and […]

Westborough police log, Sept. 16 edition

September 14th, 2016

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Westborough Friday, Sept. 2 12:23 a.m. Computer Dr. Suspicious activity. 8:44 a.m. W Main St. Disturbance (general). 12:33 p.m. Flanders Rd. Ambulance. 2:03 p.m. Arrested, Robert O. Mathis, 46, of 220 Providence Rd., Apt. 308, Grafton, for failure to appear. 3:40 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 4:47 p.m. Lyman St. Ambulance. 11:39 […]

Julio’s Liquors to celebrate Sake Day

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough- Sake, the popular (yet often misunderstood) Japanese rice wine, will be celebrated globally Saturday, Oct. 1, including locally at Julio’s Liquors in Westborough. Originating in Japan in 1978 with the Japan Sake Brewers Association and subsequently spreading to other sake-loving nations, Sake Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 1 because October marks the beginning […]

Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location. Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with […]

Find fascinating fall fungi

September 13th, 2016

Mycologist Larry Millman. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust invites the public to discover mushrooms and other fall fungi on a walk with mycologist Larry Millman Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Millman is the author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” the first-ever guidebook devoted exclusively to New England species. He will focus […]

David M. Deffely, 57, Westborough

September 13th, 2016


Westborough – David M. Deffely, 57, of Westborough, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at UMass Medical Center, Lake Avenue, Worcester. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late James A and Eleanor M. (Hyde) Deffely. David attended MA College of Pharmacy, prior to enlisting in the USAF. During his military service, he was […]

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