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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Rangers give back through community service day

August 29th, 2016

Members of the Cross Country Team take a break from mulching and weeding at the Westborough Senior Center on Rogers Road.

Westborough – At the fourth annual Rangers Give Back Day of Community Service Aug. 23, athlete volunteers from all of Westborough High School’s fall sports teams were assigned jobs throughout the town.

Athletes from soccer, cross country, football, field hockey, volleyball, cheerleading and boys’ hockey received bright orange t-shirts when they met in the morning at the lower lot of the high school. Then they were given their assignment and dispersed; some went with groups in cars while others took a bus.

Shopping (art) break

August 27th, 2016

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Region  – Tyler Monaghan, 10, and Renee Monaghan, 5, of Westborough, take a break from back-to-school shopping at the Auburn Mall Aug. 20 to show off their artwork. The kids were two of the many local children who came out to the mall to enjoy activities that included face painting and a temporary tattoo bar, […]

Westborough selectmen learn about new trash and recycling program

August 25th, 2016

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Public Health Director Steven Baccari and Irene Congdon, recycling coordinator from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP), gave a presentation detailing a proposed program called SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) to the Westborough Board of Selectmen at its Aug. 23 meeting. A committee was convened […]

Westborough Board of Selectmen approve filming in downtown

August 25th, 2016

Filing will take place in Westborough's downtown on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Stephen Hartman, location manager for Commander Softpants, Inc., went before the Westborough Board of Selectmen Aug. 23 to seek approval to film a movie scene in the downtown area of Westborough Wednesday, Sept. 7, between 3 and 7 p.m.

Westborough police log, Aug. 26 edition

August 24th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 15 12:36 a.m. Olde Hickory Path. Suspicious person. 12:44 a.m. Ruggles St. Ambulance. 2:50 a.m. Arrested, James Gamble, 50, of 22 Royal Crest Dr., Apt. 9, Nashua, N.H., for OUI liquor 4th offense, marked lanes violation, operating after revocation for drunk driving, warrant. 8:39 a.m. Larsen Meadow Rd. Suspicious activity. 10:25 a.m. […]

Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough

August 24th, 2016

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Westborough – Jose Carlos F. Guimaraes, 67, of Westborough, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Sonia De Paula (DaConceicao) Guimaraes. He was born in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, the son of the late Alfredo Da Rocha Guimaraes and Maria Faria Gomes, and was […]

James Connors, 56, formerly of Westborough

August 22nd, 2016

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Westborough – James Patrick “Jim” Connors, 56, of Portland, Maine, formerly of Westborough, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland after a brief illness. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Mark and Barbara (Mitchell) Connors. He was raised and educated in Westborough, and was a […]

Eileen F. Fradette, 83, of Westborough

August 19th, 2016

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Westborough – Eileen F. (Flynn) Fradette, 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 after a long illness. This beautiful woman was the beloved wife of Donald Fradette for over 60 years. She was the devoted mother of Donald Fradette Jr. and his wife Catherine of Northbridge, Thomas Fradette and his wife Julie […]

Westborough police log, Aug. 19 edition

August 17th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, Aug. 8 3:38 a.m. West End Ave. Ambulance. 9:38 a.m. W Main St. Disturbance (general). 10:41 a.m. Blossom Ct. Ambulance. 11:23 a.m. Lyman St. Parking violation/complaint. 11:37 a.m. Turnpike Rd./Lyman St. Accident – property damage. 3:46 p.m. Elm St. Suspicious auto. 4:58 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. Tuesday, Aug. 9 12:15 […]

Couple’s pets bring comfort to those in need

August 17th, 2016

Tania, holding Lynsey Lu and Mackenzie Connor, and Bob Pano, with Cassie. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Many people in their 70s take the opportunity to slow down and enjoy their golden years. Not Tania and Bob Pano. Thanks to this special couple and their dog and two cats, countless people, young and especially older, have found a gentle and comforting peace when they needed it most.

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