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, Nov. 4 edition

November 2nd, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, Oct. 24 4:41 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Animal complaint. 8:56 a.m. Ruggles St. Animal complaint. 9:39 a.m. E Main St. Road/tree/wires. 9:46 p.m. Beach St. Ambulance. 10:32 a.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 10:51 a.m. E Main St. Disturbance (general). 11:39 a.m. Arrested, Xin H. Zhang, 63, of 10 Main St., Apt. 3, Northborough, on […]

Rotary…doing their part for democracy

November 1st, 2016


Westborough – This year’s presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, is expected to be one of the busiest in modern history. As a way to assist those residents who may need a little bit of help moving from one spot to another that day, the Rotary Club of Westborough will be onsite at the Westborough […]

Stanley S. Demboski, 81, of Westborough

November 1st, 2016


Westborough – Stanley S. Demboski, 81, of Westborough, formerly of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 in Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. His wife and best friend of 53 years, Priscilla E. (Webber) Demboski, died in 2010. He leaves two daughters, P. Anne Brickley and her husband Scott of Milford and Lynne Pottle and […]

Westborough High seniors score Trivia Champs trophy

October 31st, 2016

Winning this year’s Trivia Bee Champions trophy are Westborough High School class of 2017 teammates (l to r) Tom Jacob, Ben Hopkinson and Connor Schoen. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Thirty-six teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps Oct. 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton as they challenged themselves for the ninth annual Trivia Bee, the primary fundraiser of the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF). The real winners were Westborough students because WEF has provided $340,000 in grants in its 20-year history.

Westborough Annual Town Meeting clears first hurdles for a new library

October 29th, 2016

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – Town voters met Oct. 17 and 18 at Westborough High School to consider and act upon 27 articles on the Annual Fall Town Meeting warrant. Participants were able to vote for the first time using hand-held electronic voting devices. Town Manager Jim Malloy gave a brief presentation on […]

Westborough selectmen agree to oppose ballot Question 4

October 27th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough resident and School Committee Chair Jody Hensley appeared before the Board of Selectmen at their Oct. 25 meeting to request that they formally oppose ballot Question 4, which if approved by voters in the Nov. 8 election, would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Accompanied by state representatives Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) and Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), Hensley gave a PowerPoint presentation citing why the board should oppose the ballot question. The bipartisan coalition opposing Question 4 includes healthcare professionals, businesspeople, educators, community leaders, public safety officers and elected officials.

Westborough library to host equine photographer

October 27th, 2016

Carole MacDonald (r) with her daughter, Susan. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Carole MacDonald, a local artist and professional published horse photographer, will be displaying some of her work in an exhibit at the Westborough Public Library, 55 East Main St., through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Those who love horses will not want to miss this exhibit, which is held with the support of the Art […]

Westborough selectmen to cede administrative business to town manager

October 27th, 2016

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Westborough – At the Oct. 25 Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting, Town Manager Jim Malloy presented administrative tasks that could be handled by his office rather than taken up at regular BOS meetings. This is a continued discussion based on a recommendation that came out of a board retreat that […]

Naval commander Alexander Tournas named Westborough grand marshal

October 26th, 2016


Westborough – Alexander W. Tournas has been named grand marshal of Westborough’s 2016 Veterans Day parade Friday, Nov. 11. Tournas was born to William and Anna Tournas on Sept. 4, 1952, and raised in Peabody. After graduating in 1970, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education in counselor education […]

Westborough police log, Oct. 28 edition

October 26th, 2016

police log

Westborough Thursday, Oct. 13 5:26 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:33 a.m. Accident – hit & run. 9:15 a.m. Hadley Ln. Ambulance. 12:36 p.m. Brigham St. Suspicious activity. 1:50 p.m. Hospital Rd. Suspicious person. 2:21 p.m. Hospital Rd. Suspicious auto. 2:36 p.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 4:20 p.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious activity. 4:29 p.m. W […]

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