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.

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Westborough police log, July 22 edition

July 20th, 2016

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Westborough Monday, July 11 6:40 a.m. Quick Farm Rd. Fire/smoke/gas. 8:35 a.m. Hopkinton/Upton Rds. Accident – property damage. 12:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 12:37 p.m. E Main St. Well-being check. 3:20 p.m. Otis St. Larceny. 4:29 p.m. Oak St. Suspicious auto. 7:01 p.m. Flanders Rd. Suspicious auto. 7:43 p.m. Upton Rd. Road/tree/wires. 8:09 p.m. […]

Rita Grady, 74. of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

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Westborough – Rita “Sharrie” (Smith) Grady, 74, of Westborough, passed away peacefully at her home of cancer Monday, July 18, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and her faithful companion, Frosty. Sharrie was a lifelong Westborough resident, and a member of the East Falmouth summer community. Sharrie was, first and foremost, all about family. She […]

Jane P. Smith, 86, of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

Westborough – Jane P. Smith, 86, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester. She was the wife of the late Richard B. Smith, who died in 2013. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Mason) Mullen. She […]

Howe C. Monteith, 97, of Westborough

July 18th, 2016

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Westborough – Howe C. Monteith, 97, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Gibson) Monteith, who died in 2004. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Howe and Eva (Clare) Monteith. […]

Two charged after Westborough car crash

July 17th, 2016

Westborough – Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement earlier today: On 7/16/16, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Westborough Police Dept. received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Rte. 9 east just prior to Rte. 30. The arriving units observed a 2011 Toyota in the roadway with a utility pole blocking […]

Westborough graduate to receive PENTA scholarship

July 15th, 2016

Westborough – PENTA Communications, Inc., recently announced that Samantha Mack, a graduate of Westborough High School (WHS) and incoming UMass Amherst freshman, will be awarded the 2016 PENTA Leadership Scholarship. A top-ranked student academically, an award-winning athlete, and a recognized young leader, Mack will be the 11th recipient of this prestigious award, given annually only […]

Westborough Recreation to present ‘Concerts on the Common’

July 15th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Department will be presenting “Concerts on the Common” at the Bay State Commons, 1100 Union St. this summer. Tuesday, July 26, the band “Better Her Than Me” will be performing hits from ‘70s funk, ‘80s rock, and top 40 pop songs. Tuesday, Aug. 9 “Boombox: The ‘70s & ‘80s Experience” will […]

Legislators to meet with local residents in Westborough

July 15th, 2016

State Rep. Danielle Gregoire  (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and state representatives Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) will be meeting with area residents and discussing legislative activities and initiatives at a gathering Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at Tatnuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westborough. Kate Donaghue, chair of the Westborough Democratic Town Committee, said, […]

Barbara J. Migliozzi, 89, of Westborough

July 15th, 2016

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Westborough – Barbara J. Migliozzi, 89, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at UMass Memorial Hospital, with her loving family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucy (Swift) Kleczka. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Hank Migliozzi, and her son, Richard B. Migliozzi. She is survived […]

Proposals sought for Westborough State Hospital property

July 14th, 2016

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Westborough – On a hill off of Lyman Street, near Lake Chauncy and neighboring Northborough, the former Westborough State Hospital property sits silent, a vestige of the past. The property’s 64 buildings, some of which were built when the hospital opened in 1886, are all now empty and boarded up. Vandals have left their mark since the hospital closed, on the insides as well as the outsides of the buildings.

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