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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July 14th, 2014
Westborough – Robert V. Mazzalupo, 87, of Westborough, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the UMass/Memorial Healthcare-University Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of the late Claire (D’Angelo) Mazzalupo. Born in Waterbury, Conn., he was the son of the late Anthony and J. Susan Mazzalupo. He was educated in Waterbury schools. During WW [...]
July 12th, 2014
Westborough – Former Westborough resident Eugene Cantera’s lifelong fascination with music has led him to a hobby, a career, and most recently a trip to Australia where he spent a week as an artist in residence at the Wilderness School in Adelaide.
July 10th, 2014
Westborough – The Westborough Track & Field Clinic culminated with an Olympic Games Meet July 3 at Westborough High School. Campers, ages 9-14, were instructed throughout the week by Westborough High School Track & Field coaches Roger Anderson and Rick Hebert in all events. At the meet, campers were able to show what they had [...]
July 10th, 2014
Westborough – A year after Westborough was named the top digital community in Massachusetts, the town has received another accolade – one of the top places in the country for families to call “home.”
According to a study commissioned by Family Circle magazine, Westborough came in first on a list of ten communities that were ranked by certain factors including population, household income, crime rate and financial stability.
July 9th, 2014
Westborough Thursday, June 26 1:49 a.m. Bowman St. Suspicious person. 6:28 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 2:54 p.m. E Main St. Accident – property damage. 5:10 p.m. E Main St. Erratic operator. 9:20 p.m. Canfield St. Ambulance. 11:00 p.m. Willow St. Suspicious person. Friday, June 27 12:04 p.m. Otis St. Fire/smoke/gas investigation. 12:42 [...]
July 3rd, 2014
Westborough – Thomas B. Fryer Jr., 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation. He was the husband of Nellie L. (Ruksnaitis) Fryer. His first wife, Madeline (Kavanaugh) Fryer, passed away in 1986. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen (Lebeau) Fryer. [...]
July 2nd, 2014
Westborough Friday, June 20 1:15 a.m. Janlyn Cir. Suspicious auto. 2:09 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious person. 10:59 a.m. Willow St. Suspicious activity. 12:15 p.m. Willow St. B&E in MV. 1:25 p.m. Maple Cir. Ambulance. 4:47 p.m. E Main St. Erratic operator. 8:57 p.m. Willow St. Disturbance (general). Saturday, June 21 12:37 a.m. Arrested, Jeffrey J. [...]
July 1st, 2014
Westborough – After a vote so close that it required a tiebreaker, 15-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung claimed first prize at the 29th annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition. The competition, which has earned international recognition as one of the leading string competitions in the world, took place in San Francisco June 5-7. For winning the competition, Fung received prizes valued at $13,000 and the privilege to perform with the Peninsula and Santa Cruz symphonies, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series, Music in the Vineyards and Noontime Concerts. He also won the $500 Pablo Casals Award for the best performance of the solo Bach work.
July 1st, 2014
Westborough – Diane T. Roy, 84, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Beaumont Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Normand A. Roy. Born in Nashua, N.H., she was the daughter of the late W. Earl and Alice (Lintott) Thomas. She was educated in Nashua [...]
June 30th, 2014
Westborough – Residents and guests got a head start on the holiday celebration June 27 at the annual Westborough July 4th Family Block Party held downtown. Organized by the Westborough July 4th Planning Committee, the evening event featured four hours of family fun.