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.

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Senior-led Westborough girls’ soccer team heads to playoffs

November 3rd, 2015

Westborough girls’ varsity soccer captains Rakasa Pattanaik and Carly Flahive

Westborough – The emergence of the Paul Mumby era has been arguably a very good thing for the Westborough High School girls’ varsity soccer program.

Mumby, in his ninth season guiding the Ranger girls, has produced seven Midland titles in his tenure at Westborough where before there were none, and with this season’s team finishing with six consecutive victories to wrap up the regular season with a 14-4 record, another title is in reach.

Josephine A. Kane, 94, of Westborough

November 3rd, 2015

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Westborough – Josephine A. “Jo” (Tomaso) Kane, 94, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at the Kindred Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Walter J. “Guy” Kane, who died in 2003. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Teresa (Ferrante)  Tomaso and was educated […]

Westborough firefighters raise $5,000 at ‘Fill the Boot’ drive

November 2nd, 2015

Westborough Firefighters participate in the “Fill the Boot” drive. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The Westborough Professional Fire Fighters Local 3070, conducted a boot drive Oct. 24 at the rotary in Westborough Center. During this event, firefighters collected $3,775. After the drive, a citizen then made a donation of $1,225 to round off the total collected to $5,000. Funds raised will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of […]

Families enjoy New Hope’s ‘Kingdom Fest’

November 2nd, 2015

Pastor Steven Ristuccia with two youngsters.

Westborough – New Hope Chapel was filled with tiny princesses and knights as the chapel hosted a fun, family-oriented celebration, “Kingdom’s Fest,” Oct. 30 at its 30 Milk St. location.

Westborough to celebrate grand openings of new Fire Station and renovated Town Hall

November 2nd, 2015

The renovated Town Hall

Westborough – The Westborough Board of Selectmen and Municipal Building Committee have announced that the grand openings of the new Westborough Fire Station and the renovated Westborough Town Hall will both be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Eighth annual Westborough Education Foundation Trivia Bee

November 1st, 2015

Best Costume winners from last year’s NEF Trivia Bee. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) will hold its eighth annual Trivia Bee Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The WEF is planning for a fun-filled event that will challenge teams to bring forth their best and brightest to compete in the contest. As in past years, the bee will feature questions about New England […]

Free ‘CarFit’ event for older drivers to be held in Westborough

November 1st, 2015

Westborough – A free “CarFit event” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. The program, sponsored by SALMON Health and Retirement, is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve […]

Westborough names father and son Veterans Day co-grand marshals

November 1st, 2015

(l to r) Brent French, chair, Westborough Veterans Advisory Board, Grand Marshals Ruano Andrew Lampi and his son Martin Andrew Lampi, and Ken Ferrera, veterans’ services officer, Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Ruano Andrew Lampi and his son Martin Andrew Lampi were named co-grand marshals of the 2015 Westborough Veterans Day Parade. Ruano was born in Gardner Aug. 12, 1929, and spent his formative years in East Templeton, until he and his family moved to Westborough in 1966. He graduated Templeton High School before going […]

Westborough Public Library to host ‘Rescue Dog Night’

November 1st, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library will be hosting Peter Zheutlin, author of “Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles of Last Hope Highway” Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. He will be joined by representatives from Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton who will talk about their mission. “Rescue Road” is […]

Kopin Corporation donates $10,000 to Westborough Police

November 1st, 2015

(l to r) Lisa Safran, director of marketing, Kopin Corporation; Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon; and Stuart Nixdorff, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Kopin Corporation. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – On Oct. 21 the Kopin Corporation celebrated its 30th anniversary at a meeting held at its 125 North Drive headquarters. To commemorate that milestone, the company decided to make a $10,000 donation to the Westborough Police Department. Stuart Nixdorff, the company’s vice president of marketing, presented the check to Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon.

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