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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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A parade of preschoolers

March 31st, 2016

A few of Miss Tanya’s preschool students on their tour through the center of Westborough March 31
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Westborough – A group of about 20 preschool students from Miss Tanya’s Longmeadow School were treated to an outing in downtown Westborough March 31. Every year, teachers lead a group of 4- and 5-year-olds along Main Street to visit the local shops and public offices. Among the places they visited were the Police Station and Cable TV studio.

Westborough 45 and Over Softball League seeking players

March 31st, 2016

Westborough – The 45 and over Westborough Men’s Softball League is once again preparing for another exciting season. Any able-bodied or not-so-able-bodied man 45 or over as of Dec. 31, 2016 and a Westborough resident is invited to join the league. The league caters to all skill levels; everyone plays. The teams play Sunday mornings […]

Westborough Public Library art exhibit features Highlands’ resident

March 31st, 2016

“Cloud Song” by Sheila Granger (Photos/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – On St. Patrick’s Day, two busloads of seniors traveled to the Westborough Public Library (WPL) from their home at The Highlands, an independent living retirement community in Westborough. En masse, they attended an opening reception for their fellow resident Sheila Granger, whose paintings — mostly watercolors — are on display at the WPL’s meeting room through Friday, April 15.

WHS National Honor Society to host fundraiser March 31

March 30th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough High School National Honor Society is hosting a showing of “Tashi and the Monk,” a beautiful short film about Jhamtse Gatsal  tonight, Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m Jhamste Gatsal is a community, a school, and a home for children from poverty stricken areas of India. The NHS is fundraising to […]

Westborough police log, April 1 edition

March 30th, 2016

police log

Westborough Monday, March 21 1:17 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 8:11 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:27 a.m. Cottage St. Disturbance (general). 9:48 a.m. Research Dr. Accident – property damage. 12:57 p.m. West St. Ambulance. 3:12 p.m. W Main St. Accident – hit & run. 3:42 p.m. Computer Dr. Ambulance. 4:48 p.m. Turnpike […]

Westborough Public Library art exhibit features Highlands’ resident

March 29th, 2016

Sheila Granger

Westborough – On St. Patrick’s Day, two busloads of seniors traveled to the Westborough Public Library (WPL) from their home at The Highlands, an independent living retirement community in Westborough. En masse, they attended an opening reception for their fellow resident Sheila Granger, whose paintings — mostly watercolors — are on display at the WPL’s meeting room through Friday, April 15.

Westborough man arrested for assault and battery, disorderly conduct

March 25th, 2016

Westborough –  Police Chief Alan Gordon released this statement this morning: On 3/24/16, at approximately 3:11 PM, the Westborough Police Department received numerous calls reporting a disorderly male on Milk St. at the Rotary. The report was that the male was yelling at passing cars and spitting on the vehicles. He also assaulted a 56 […]

Poorly attended Town Meeting leaves selectmen looking for answers

March 24th, 2016

Westborough – Selectmen took a few minutes during their March 22 meeting to review the recently completed Town Meeting – and the reviews were not good.

“We’ve got a real problem,” said Selectman George Barrette.

Although the meeting made a host of major policy and spending decisions, board member Bruce Tretter noted that while attendance March 12 topped 200 voters, fewer than 150 helped finish the 40-article warrant the nights of March 14 and 15.

Westborough’s Gibbons Middle School to present the musical ‘Once on this Island, Jr.’

March 24th, 2016

The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.”
Photo/submitted

Westborough – Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School’s Theater Program will present “Once on this Island, Jr.” written by award-winning composer and lyricist duo Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. “Once on this Island, Jr.” will captivate audiences of all ages with near constant song and dance. The seventh- and eighth-grade performers have been working since January to bring to life the story of one small girl whose journey shows the power and importance of love and acceptance. Performances will be held at Gibbons Middle School, 20 Fisher St., Westborough, Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.

Westborough eyeing summer sale of state property land

March 23rd, 2016

Westborough—Town Manager Jim Malloy said during the March 22 Board of Selectmen meeting that he is hoping to have a buyer or buyers for the 37 acres of the former Westborough State Hospital set aside for redevelopment by the end of this summer, a time frame that would enable the town to keep more of the proceeds from the sale.

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