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.

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Westborough police log, June 24 edition

June 22nd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, June 13 1:09 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:27 a.m. Endicott Dr. Ambulance. 10:13 a.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 11:13 a.m. Milk St. Suspicious activity. 12:04 p.m. Fisher St. Suspicious person. 4:26 p.m. Homestead Blvd. Larceny. 5:43 p.m. Grant Rd. Ambulance. 8:28 p.m. School St. Disturbance (general). 11:10 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. Tuesday, […]

Westborough Town Moderator to hold Open Forum

June 21st, 2016

Westborough – Town Moderator John Arnold will be hosting an Open Forum discussion with any resident who wants to discuss ways officials can improve the Town Meeting experience. The meeting will be held Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 23 in the Forbes Building (2nd floor, 45 West Main Street).  All […]

Westborough Community Band season

June 21st, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Community Band will begin their summer concert season Friday, July 1, with support of the Westborough Cultural Council. They will play at Westborough’s Fourth of July Block party. The band will play at 6 p.m. in front of the Forbes Municipal Building, 45 W. Main St. Conductor Matthew Lefebvre and band […]

Entrepreneurial spirit in Westborough

June 21st, 2016

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Alex Kenny, 8 and his babysitter, Amy Wilichowski, 19, take a break from selling paper airplanes at the Westborough Farmers’ Market June 16. Alex came up with the idea of selling the airplanes that have designs and inspirational sayings on them as a way to earn some spending money this summer.

Former Westborough High student releases music video

June 19th, 2016


Westborough – As the daughter of a professional classically trained singer, Sophia Berg developed a love for music at a very early age. Throughout her early years she participated in musical theater – whether it was through school, summer camps, or miscellaneous troupes in the area. In high school, Berg began singing in different musical groups and now, as a rising junior at Northeastern University, she is a member of the a cappella group The Nor’easters which recently released the album, “Rise,” as well as a music video for Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”

Westborough Democrats award scholarship in memory of Paul Salvadore

June 16th, 2016

Dan Moon, Betty Salvadore and Kate Donaghue (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Democratic Town Committee awarded their annual scholarship in memory of Paul Salvadore at their May meeting. Salvadore, a longtime member of the Democratic Committee, passed away in October of 2015. He was a life member of the committee and had served as its chair. The recipient of the scholarship is Dan […]

Westborough police log, June 17 edition

June 15th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, June 6 4:40 a.m. Turnpike/Longmeadow Rds. Road/tree/wires. 6:14 a.m. W Main/West Sts. Road/tree/wires. 7:40 a.m. Upton Rd. Suspicious person. 8:50 a.m. Fisher St. Ambulance. 8:55 a.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 10:40 a.m. Cook St. Well-being check. 11:34 a.m. Winter/High Sts. Suspicious person. 11:54 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Animal complaint. 4:15 p.m. Milk St./Turnpike Rd. […]

Westborough Scouts visit Battleship Cove

June 14th, 2016

Westborough Cub Scouts Pack 33  at Battleship Cove. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Cub Scouts Pack 33 of Westborough recently made a trip to Battleship Cove, in Fall River, to explore the world’s largest collection of historic U.S. naval ships. After touring the battleship Massachusetts, destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., submarine Lionfish, PT Boats 617 & 796, and the Russian missile corvette Hiddensee, the scouts, their […]

Westborough Town Moderator to hold open forums

June 14th, 2016

Westborough – Town Moderator John Arnold will be hosting Open Forum discussions with any resident who wants to discuss ways officials can improve the Town Meeting experience. The first two of these Open Forums have been scheduled for Thursday, June 16 and Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 23 in the […]

Pinto hopes to rap his way to success

June 13th, 2016

Albert Pinto, aka “Chedda Crispy” 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Albert Pinto has faced a number of challenges in his life, starting from when he was born 32 years ago, weighing less than two pounds, and the loss of his father, when he was only 3 years old.

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