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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.

Read a Community Advocate story about Westborough attractions here.

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Free mental health screenings in Westborough Oct. 5

September 26th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services (WYFS) and Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling will offer free mental health screenings Thursday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the WYFS office, Central One Federal Credit Union, 40 South St., second floor. Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day.

Public speaking contest for Westborough students Nov. 28

September 26th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club will host a speech contest for Westborough students in grades 9-12 Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Event Room at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., in Westborough. This is a public speaking competition in which contestants will give a five-to-eight minute speech on the topic: “What is the Impact of Volunteerism?” Three independent judges will evaluate each speech on delivery, effectiveness and text.

Panel discusses need for protecting bees and other pollinators 

September 26th, 2017

Westborough – Honey bees, wild bees, butterflies, beetles and other pollinators, as well as species that depend on them, are under extreme environmental stress, which will only get worse unless humans act soon to remedy the challenges facing these species responsible for one third of the food we eat.

Joseph Pryharski, 22, of Westborough

September 26th, 2017

Westborough – Joseph Alexander Pryharski, 22, of Westborough, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Concord, he was the son of Michael J. and Robin L. (Publicover) Pryharski of Westborough. Joseph was a graduate of Westborough High School where he played football and baseball. He had also attended UMass Lowell […]

John P. Goodall, 71, Fort Myers, Fla. /formerly of Westborough

September 26th, 2017

Fort Myers, Fla. /formerly of Westborough- John P. Goodall, 71, passed away suddenly Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 from a heart attack during Hurricane Irma. “Half-track” was born on Dec. 11, 1945, the son of the late Harry Goodall and the late Winnifred Goodall. He is survived by his two brothers, David Goodall of Charlton, Jimmy […]

Ninth annual Arts in Common is held in Westborough

September 25th, 2017

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – Under cloudy skies that turned to bright, hot sunshine, over 30 artisans sold their handmade crafts at the Westborough Arts in Common, held at the Bay State Green Sept. 23. The ninth annual event was once again hosted by the Westborough Cultural Council (WCC). Also at the event […]

Thank you from Westborough 300th anniversary committees

September 21st, 2017

On behalf of our entire Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee and the Grande Parade Planning Committee, we would like to say a great big “THANK YOU” to the many organizations, businesses, and individuals who contributed to the immense success of our Town’s celebration on September 10. After more than a year of diligent planning, our Grande Parade did not disappoint!

Westborough Cultural council seeks online grant proposals

September 21st, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Cultural Council is accepting grant applications online for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of cultural activities, including concerts, exhibits, lectures, performances, workshops, festivals and student field trips.

Tour of historic Westborough train depot Sept. 24

September 20th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society will hold a tour of the redesigned c.1899 train depot, now the offices of Waterman Associates, 31 E. Main St., from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

Westborough’s 300th anniversary parade was awesome

September 20th, 2017

What an awesome parade! With all the political unrest in this country, uncertainty in world affairs, and devastating storms ripping through our neighbors’ yards to the far south, the Westborough parade was an exciting diversion for us.

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