Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Local Tai Chi instructor shares his passion through teaching

October 8th, 2015

Bill Riordan practices Tai Chi every day for at least 20 minutes.
Photo/Jacqueline Jeon-Chapman

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Bill Riordan practices Tai Chi every day for at least 20 minutes. He has studied Tai Chi – a Chinese martial art that involves gentle physical exercise and stretching – for 23 years.

“I get a lot out of Tai Chi, and not just the physical benefits,” said Riordan. “A lot of my best friends are people I met through Tai Chi. It also keeps the mind going. Tai Chi is not all that physically demanding. The difficulty comes in remembering what to do.”

Pauline R. Debs, 87, of Shrewsbury

October 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Pauline R. (MacKoul) Debs, 87, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Pauline’s husband of 40 years, Edward G. Debs Sr., passed away Jan. 26, 1991. She is survived by her loving daughter, Elizabeth M. Debs-Santora and her husband Steven of [...]

Community invited to annual SYFS breakfast

October 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services will hold its annual Community Breakfast Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking, followed by a program featuring guest speaker Ellen Dolan, Shrewsbury Library director, from 8 to 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 206 South Quinsigamond Ave., [...]

Leonard A. DiPinto Sr., 87, of Shrewsbury

October 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Longtime Shrewsbury resident Leonard A. DiPinto Sr. passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, surrounded by his family. Leonard joins in heaven the love of his life, Angelina (Monopoli) DiPinto, who passed away Jan. 7, 2015. Leo, was born in Worcester to Italian parents Francesco & Caroline (Musci) DiPinto. He was raised a [...]

Domestic violence vigil in Shrewsbury

October 4th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence and to raise awareness for issues of domestic violence in the community will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Shrewsbury Town Common, at the corner of Main Street and Route 140. Rain location: First Congregational Church, 19 Church [...]

Shrewsbury’s electric rates to hold steady through winter

October 4th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) recently announced that it will not raise its electric rates for the period of Oct. 1 through March 31, 2016. In the autumn of 2014, SELCO added a Generation and Transmission Adjustment (GTA) component to its rate structure. SELCO General Manager Michael Hale stated that the introduction [...]

Shrewsbury High girls’ cross country hopeful for strong season

September 30th, 2015

Shrewsbury High girls cross country 
Photo/John Orrell

Shrewsbury – With nearly 20 years of coaching runners at the high school level, Shrewsbury High (SHS) girls’ varsity cross-country coach Lisa Danielson has learned first and foremost that success is going to rest on two critical factors — preparation and peaking.

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 2 edition

September 30th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Sept. 18 1:26 a.m. South Quinsigamond. Disturbance. 1:42 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 8:52 a.m. Spring Terr. Suspicious person/MV. 12:43 p.m. Boston Tpke. Dispute. 3:25 p.m. South Quinsigamond. Dispute. 3:29 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Threats. 4:04 p.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 9:37 p.m. Shrewsbury Green Dr. Assaults. Saturday, Sept. 19 7:25 a.m. Willow Woods [...]

Shrewsbury Parks & Rec Youth Basketball League

September 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball League registration for grades 3-9 opens online Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 a.m. Those who want to register should log into their household account prior to registration. In addition, they should make sure that their household information is up to date and the correct grade level is [...]

Michelena M. Rosiello, 92, of Shrewsbury

September 28th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Michelena M. (Esposito) Rosiello, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 after an illness. She was 92. She was born Oct. 9, 1922 in Shrewsbury to Italian immigrants Matteo and Lena (Notarangelo) Esposito. Raised and educated in Shrewsbury, she married Raymond Rosiello. Raymond was a well-respected builder in Shrewsbury and Michelena stayed at [...]

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