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 to enter into municipal electricity program

January 12th, 2016

Westborough – In response to residents’ concerns about the rising costs of electricity, the town of Westborough will be launching the Westborough Community Choice program starting in February. A municipal electricity aggregation program, it will serve as an alternative to purchasing electricity through National Grid and will allow the town to bulk purchase energy from Constellation Energy Power Choice, Inc.

Sports & Physical Therapy Associates joins ATI Physical Therapy

January 8th, 2016

Region – ATI Physical Therapy, the largest physical therapy practice under one brand in the nation, recently announced the addition Sports & Physical Therapy Associates (SPTA) to the ATI family. The partnership will add the state of Massachusetts to ATI’s national coverage, and includes 19 outpatient physical therapy clinics. Locally SPTA has an office located at 24 Lyman St., Suite 120 in Westborough.

WCLT to host hike to Cedar Swamp Pond

January 6th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) will be hosting a hike to Cedar Swamp Pond Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1:30-3 p.m. This pond is only accessible by paddling in early spring or by walking across Cedar Swamp in winter.  Hikers may want to bring snowshoes or traction devices depending on snow and ice […]

Westborough police log, Jan. 8 edition

January 6th, 2016

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Westborough Wednesday, Dec. 23 1:14 a.m. Chauncy St. Suspicious activity. 9:25 a.m. Milk St. Ambulance. 9:30 a.m. Ward Ln. Suspicious person. 9:54 a.m. Old Colony Dr. Disturbance (general). 11:39 a.m. W Main St. Larceny. 11:47 a.m. Bertis Adams Way. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 12:01 p.m. Mayberry Dr. Well-being check. 2:36 p.m. E Main/Lyman Sts. Erratic operator. 3:54 […]

Marilyn B. Thornton, 81, of Westborough

January 5th, 2016

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Westborough – Marilyn B. Thornton, 81, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Martin J. Thornton. Born in Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Etta (Lima) Beatty. She was educated in Brighton schools and received an […]

Charles A. Flood, 87, of Westborough

January 5th, 2016

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Westborough – Charles A. “Charlie” Flood, 87, longtime resident of Westborough, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  He is now reunited with his beloved Janet, who predeceased him in 2009. Charlie was born in Spring Lake, N.J., son of Joseph B. and Edna (Bowen) […]

Cellist’s journey from Juilliard to Westborough

January 4th, 2016

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Westborough – Hard work, circumstances and opportunity brought Juilliard-trained cellist Josh Gordon, 49, to Massachusetts, and eventually to Westborough.

Westborough Community Choice public information sessions scheduled

January 4th, 2016

Westborough – The town of Westborough will host two public information sessions about the Westborough Community Choice electricity program in January. These events will include an overview of the program and a question and answer session during which Westborough residents and businesses can ask questions. Representatives from both Westborough municipal leadership and from Westborough’s consultants, Peregrine Energy Group, will be in attendance.

Montessori offers high quality education for children

January 4th, 2016

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Westborough – This winter, Prince George, the two-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will attend an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) school in England. While its value is recognized by royalty, for over a century Montessori has produced better life outcomes for children from all walks of life.

Since 2005, eBridge Montessori School in Westborough has offered a high-quality Montessori education to hundreds of children in the MetroWest area.

Rhoda G. Lehmann, 85, of Westborough

December 30th, 2015

Westborough – Rhoda G. Lehmann, 85, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Kindred Transitional Care in Westborough. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Lehmann. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Ella (Rafuse) Brunelle and was educated in Worcester schools. Rhoda was a homemaker dedicated to […]

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