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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Westborough police log, July 14 edition

July 12th, 2017

Westborough Wednesday, June 28 5:01 a.m. Research Dr. Well-being check. 7:50 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Well-being check. 10:29 a.m. Homestead Blvd. Disturbance (general). 10:47 a.m. Long Dr. Well-being check. 2:21 p.m. Brigham St. Trespassing. 2:30 p.m. Connector Rd. Suspicious activity. 3:49 p.m. School St. Suspicious activity. Computer Dr. Larceny. 4:10 p.m. Belmont St. Disturbance (general). 4:26 […]

Penta announced as 2017 ‘Good Scout’

July 10th, 2017

Westborough – The Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts of America has announced that Deborah Penta, founder and CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Westborough Good Scout Award. Penta will receive the award at a dinner to be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough.

First UMC Westborough handbell ministry thrives

July 10th, 2017

Westborough – Each year, at the Handbell Musicians of America (HMA) annual National Seminar, something extraordinary happens. A familiar song, like “Silver Bells,” is brought to life in a unique, enchanting way. Hundreds of handbell musicians, from all over the country, work together to perform the song. Among the performers have been members of the First United Methodist Church Westborough (FUMC).

Janice A. Jones, 70, of Westborough

July 10th, 2017

Westborough – Janice A. Jones, 70, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Gordon Jones. Janice was the daughter of the late Charles and Rita (Hart) Thompson and was raised and educated in Westborough. She enjoyed doing any type of […]

Edwin A. Heckman, 85, formerly of Westborough

July 10th, 2017

Bayonet Point, Fla. – Edwin A. Heckman, 85, of Bayonet Point, Fla., formerly of Westborough, passed away April 8, 2017. He was born March 16, 1932 in Worcester. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ann L. Heckman; daughter Beth Heckman Weiser (Leonard); son Keith Edwin Heckman (Michele); grandchildren Madelyn, Andrew and […]

Marshall installed as Rotary Club of Westborough chair

July 9th, 2017

Westborough – Shelby Marshall was recently installed as the 50th president of the Rotary Club of Westborough. Marshall, senior vice president for Right at Home of Eastern Worcester County, is the third woman to hold the position with the Westborough Rotary. A rotary member for three years, Marshall has served as chair of the club’s […]

Cooling off in Westborough

July 8th, 2017

Westborough – During the hot and humid summer months, Westborough and Northborough families can enjoy the cooling waters of Lake Chauncy. For information on obtaining a beach pass, visit the Westboro Recreation website. photos/Jerry Callaghan, Callaghan Photography

Rebecca Jablon, 29, of Westborough

July 7th, 2017

Westborough – Rebecca Jablon, 29, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend, died suddenly Thursday, June 29, 2017. Rebecca was compassionate, gentle, bright, strong, and free spirited. She was a gifted artist who embraced the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Rebecca graduated from Westborough High School in 2006, attended Smith College, and […]

The Westborough Education Foundation awards two $500 scholarships

July 7th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2017 WEF scholarships: Westborough High School graduates Grace Cheng and Connor Schoen.

Westborough Farmers’ Market enters new season

July 6th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Farmers’ Market has returned to downtown Westborough for its seventh consecutive year. The weekly market serves, in part, as an opportunity for members of the Dismas House social service group to sell farm products to the community.

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