Westborough Historical Newspapers and Town Records Online

The Westborough Chronotype and other Westborough historical newspapers are now available online!

Microfilm containing images of Westborough’s historical newspapers has been digitized and is now available online. All of the issues can be browsed, just as they appear on the microfilm. In addition, the full-text of the newspapers is searchable, and the images can all be adjusted to produce image quality that supersedes what a traditional microfilm reader machine can show. The articles and images can also be cropped and printed.

Click here to access and search Westborough’s Historical Newspapers.


Title/Year Key to Westborough’s Newspapers:

Westborough Messenger – 1849-1850

Westborough Sheaf – 1855-1856

Westborough Transcript – 1860-1863

Saturday Evening Chronotype – 1867-1870

Westborough Chronotype – 1871-1965 (with some gaps)

Westborough Chronotype and Community Leader – 1966-1972

Framingham Leader and Westborough Chronotype – 1973-1974


Even though microfilm images of Town Records stored at the Westborough Town Clerk’s Office from 1717-1856 are also available through this site, superior images of Westborough Town Meeting Records from 1717-1930 are available through the Internet Archive.