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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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Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation wins charity contest

December 16th, 2016

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Westborough  – Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation recently won the third annual Arpin Charitable Fund Charity Contest. The contest recognizes the preferred charities of Arpin Van Lines agents. Mark Silverman, president and CEO of Arpin agent Mark’s Moving & Storage, founded the furniture foundation. As winner of the charity contest, the foundation received $1,000. “We’re very […]

Meet Santa Holiday Food Drive Dec. 18 at Central House

December 16th, 2016

Westborough – The “Meet Santa Holiday Food Drive” will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Central House, 44 South St., Westborough. Visit Santa and donate for a great cause. Items will be collected for the Westborough Food Pantry to help those in need. The event will include brunch […]

Polito joins Westborough EDC to honor local companies

December 14th, 2016

Westborough – Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined nearly 160 business leaders and state and local officials for the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s (EDC) Third Annual Year in Review and Celebratory Event, which took place at the Doubletree Hotel on Computer Drive Dec. 12. Westborough EDC Chair, Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., welcomed guests […]

Dante C. Marinelli, 85, of Westborough

December 14th, 2016

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Westborough – Dante C. Marinelli, 85, of Westborough, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. He was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Diatalevi) Marinelli. Born in Boston, he was the son of the […]

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Living Nativity Dec. 17

December 14th, 2016

A scene from the Living Nativity at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Photo/submitted

Westborough – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Westborough, will hold its fifth annual Living Nativity Saturday, Dec. 17, in the church’s parking lot at 3 John St. at 6 p.m. The show will include a reenactment of the story of the birth of Jesus 2000 years ago by live actors and animals, accompanied by carols and […]

Westborough police log, Dec. 16 edition

December 14th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Dec. 5 8:12 a.m. E Main St. Accident property damage. 8:54 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident property damage. 10:41 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Road/tree/wires. 3:11 p.m. W Main St. Larceny. 4:27n p.m. Cottage St. Suspicious auto. Tuesday, Dec. 6 6:48 a.m. Samuel Harrington Rd. Suspicious activity. 7:47 a.m. Haskell St./Brickyard Ln. Accident property damage. 8:03 […]

299 and counting!

December 11th, 2016

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Westborough – The town of Westborough is counting down to its 300th anniversary as 2017 approaches. As part of the preparation, the organizing committee has launched The 1717 Shoppe which carries a long list of commemorative items specific to the town. The store is located on Lyman Street in the Westborough Shopping Center. It is […]

Telescope available to residents at Westborough Library

December 11th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough residents can now borrow a telescope from the Westborough Public Library to explore the night sky. The telescope can be reserved using the library’s online museum pass system. The telescope is available for Westborough residents over the age of 18 with a valid library card and photo ID. The telescope can be […]

Westborough to participate in ‘Goods for Guns’ program

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough will again join with the Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Health Care in their annual “Goods for Guns” buyback program Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Worcester Police Department headquarters, 911 Lincoln Square. Westborough residents may bring guns to Worcester in exchange for gift cards ranging from […]

Westborough man injured after being hit by SUV

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 12/8/16, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. responded to 175 Flanders Rd. for a reported pedestrian accident. The arriving unit located a male in the roadway with serious injuries. He was identified as Joseph E. Laplante, age 48 of 175 Flanders […]

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