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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Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 25th, 2014

Westborough—The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

A look back at Westborough’s Agricultural Society

July 24th, 2014

Westborough – In 1839 the Westborough Agricultural Society, the forerunner of the Westborough Grange, was founded by 27 Westborough farmers. The purpose of the society was twofold: to promote agricultural education and farm-related techniques and as a social organization. Farming was clearly the primary occupation of the residents and increased with the opening of the Worcester Turnpike in 1810. It was believed that “a society of agriculturists can more easily as well as more expeditiously than individuals collect and distribute such information as cannot but tend to increase the products and improve the soil.” The initial meetings of the society were held at members’ homes and later in the lower hall of the townhouse.

Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award

July 24th, 2014


Westborough/Grafton – It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger Anderson; however, the Westborough coach and educator’s philosophy is a credit to his success and that of his students and athletes.

Performance helps show kids science can be fun

July 24th, 2014

Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Westborough – The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of Fire & Ice.”

The New Jersey- based group visits children in schools, libraries, festivals and other gatherings to present an interactive show featuring storytelling, comedy, and science experiments.

Selectmen interview four for state hospital committee

July 24th, 2014


The Board of Selectmen began the process during its July 22 meeting of filling out a seven-member committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, interviewing four of 10 candidates who have stepped forward for consideration.

The board plans to interview the remaining candidates at its August meeting and appoint the committee in early September. The reuse committee is likely to face a years-long task of sorting out potential reuses for the sprawling property, as well as how to fund the redevelopment.

Westborough selectmen approve remote participation policy

July 24th, 2014


Westborough–Reversing a previous position, the Board of Selectmen July 22 voted to adopt a policy governing remote participation in meetings, allowing board and committee members to take part in meetings by conference call in limited circumstances.

Some board members said they remained uneasy about the arrangement, but acknowledged it was necessary to help keep volunteers who are forced to be away from town frequently from dropping off town boards. There are currently 21 vacancies on various boards and committee, Selectmen Chair George Barrette noted.

Westborough police log, July 25 edition

July 24th, 2014

police log

Westborough Friday, July 11 6:55 a.m. Arrested, Julie Masterson, 19, of 20 Thomas Newton Dr., Westborough, on failure to appear warrant. 2:45 p.m. Blake St. Animal complaint. 2:57 p.m. Milk St. Animal complaint. 3:32 p.m. Adams St. Ambulance. 3:59 p.m. Ambulance. 4:28 p.m. E Main St. Accident – hit & run. 10:45 p.m. E Main [...]

Chick-fil-A will soon be open in Westborough

July 22nd, 2014

Mike Lawson, the owner-operator of the new Westborough Chick-fil-A and Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, pose for a photo with Chick-fil-A’s “Cow” mascot. 
Photo/Cindy Merchant

Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area’s dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches.

Construction has already started at the restaurant’s 286 Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. It is slated to open this fall and employ 80 people. The new restaurant will be the Atlanta-based chain’s third Massachusetts location and the second stand-alone in the state.

Welcome to the world, Charlie!

July 22nd, 2014

Charlie Sullivan

Westborough – Adria and Tyler Sullivan are happy to announce the birth of their son, Charlie, on July 2, 2014. Charlie’s proud grandparents are Carol and Andy Bahr, of Jericho, Vt. and Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, the proprietors of the South Street Diner. The diner held a contest to guess what Charlie’s weight would [...]

Lorraine V. Thomas, 88

July 22nd, 2014

Obit Lorraine Thomas

Westborough – Lorraine V. Thomas, 88, formerly of Westborough, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Thomas. Born in Westborough, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Eva (Tower) Gould. She was educated in Westborough schools [...]

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