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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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Creativity continues to flow for retired district arts coordinator

June 25th, 2014

David Jost (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – After serving 14 years as the Westborough district coordinator of fine arts, David Jost retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. His creative juices, however, continue flowing as a seasoned instrumentalist on clarinet and saxophone.

Collaboration brings local art to Westborough

June 25th, 2014

One of Rob Franco’s paintings on display in the storefront of the former Dress Barn in the Westborough Shopping Center
Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and Art and Frame Emporium have teamed up to bring art to town. Each month, they display artworks by one artist, both in the library meeting room and in storefronts at Westborough Shopping Center on the corner of Route 9 and Lyman Street.

Ed Turner, owner of Art and Frame Emporium, was already featuring artists in his storefront window.

Westborough police log, June 27 edition

June 25th, 2014

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Westborough Friday, June 13 5:59 a.m. W Main St. Suspicious activity. 6:23 a.m. E Main St. Ambulance. 8:10 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Accident – property damage. 9:07 a.m. Milk St. Accident – property damage. 1:03 p.m. Research Dr. Suspicious auto. 3:33 p.m. Hopkinton Rd. Disturbance (general). 6:36 p.m. Willow St. Parking violation/complaint. 10:26 p.m. Lyman St. [...]

Westborough group’s trip to Appalachia helps families and volunteers

June 24th, 2014

A member of Appalachia Service Project (ASP): Westborough works on a home in Chapmanville, W.V., during last year’s trip. (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Where can you find the breathtaking natural beauty of majestic mountains, sloping valleys and good people coupled with the ugliness of stark poverty? The answer is Central Appalachia, a United States region where the poverty rate is more than double the national average.

Mill Pond School entrance abloom thanks to local Girl Scouts

June 24th, 2014

(l to r) Julia French, Ryann Smith and Jade Stringer

Westborough – Members of Girl Scout Troop 30508 have been getting their hands dirty at Mill Pond Elementary School. The troop recently constructed a flower bed around the school entrance sign and showed off their green thumbs by planting a host of colorful flowers – astilbe, daylilies, dianthus, coreopsis and salvia in yellow, orange, pink and purple. The project earned the girls their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.

Local farmers’ markets now open

June 23rd, 2014

Fresh produce is one of the draws of the Westborough Farmer’s Market. (Photos/submitted)

Region – With the winter months finally behind us, area residents are now focused on summer activities and for many, it’s time to experience the fun and adventure of the local farmer’s market. Opening day for the Westborough Farmer’s Market took place in early June and the newly formed Shrewsbury Farmer’s Market will open for the first time in early July.

Berniece M. Indge, 94, Westborough

June 23rd, 2014

Westborough – Berniece M. Indge, 94, of Westborough, died peacefully Friday, June 20, 2014. Her husband of 39 years, Alfred J. S. Indge, died in 1988. She was born and raised in Middlefield, Conn., and was employed as an administrative assistant in the insurance field in Worcester for 11 years. She had been a resident [...]

Thomas E. Walker, 85, of Westborough

June 23rd, 2014

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Westborough – Thomas E. Walker, 85, of Westborough, formerly of Medfield, and originally of Tonawanda, N.Y., passed away peacefully Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Miriam Boyd Hospice Residence in Wayland. Tom was the son of the late Thomas E. Walker, Sr. and Freda L. (Bateman) of Tonawanda, N.Y. He was the beloved husband of [...]

Westborough makeup artist sought out by celebrities

June 22nd, 2014

Kathleen Lawrence with George H.W. Bush (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Julia Child, Richard Simmons, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulis, Anthony Hopkins, the “Good Morning America” cast and dozens more have had their makeup professionally done by Kathleen Lawrence over the past 20 years.

Out with the old, in with the new

June 20th, 2014

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Westborough – The block of buildings at 15-25 West Main St. are the latest to undergo a renovation in downtown Westborough. Renovations have been in process at the Town Hall since last September and a new Fire Station is slated to be open this fall. Photo/Bonnie Adams

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