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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Thank you to Sheriff Evangelidis

September 1st, 2015

Shrewsbury seniors gather for the barbecue lunch.

Shrewsbury – After attending the annual senior citizens picnic hosted by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis on Aug.15, Shrewsbury resident Ruth Cohen wrote this poem as a way to say “thank you.” The Sheriff’s Annual Citizen Picnic By Ruth Cohen Thank you Sheriff Evangelidis. Once again you found a way To provide for us seniors [...]

Ilene Cosmas, 79, of Shrewsbury

September 1st, 2015

Obit Ilene Cosmas

Shrewsbury – Ilene (Baskind) Cosmas, of The Community at Orchard Meadows in Shrewsbury, formerly of Wayland, lost her three-year valiant battle with cancer Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. She was 79. She was born May 11, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late John “Jack” and Lillian (Sudugor) Baskind. After graduating Shaker Heights High [...]

Patricia G. Hayes, 75, of Shrewsbury

September 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Patricia G. (Garceau) Hayes, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away at home Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, surrounded by the family she loved so much. She was incredibly strong and fiercely battled cancer for the last 5-1/2 years. Patricia was 75 years of age. Patricia was born in Worcester. Her parents were the late George [...]

Shrewsbury selectmen revise proposed clear-cutting bylaw

August 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen discussed an ongoing issue in the town at its Aug. 25 meeting – citizens’ concerns regarding clear-cutting of trees.

It runs (and leaps) in the family

August 28th, 2015

Nicole Quinn (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – There’s a moment about a minute and fifteen seconds into the video of Nicole Quinn’s solo for the Dance Masters of New England’s 2013 Teen Miss Dance competition. She’s facing the audience head-on, right arm extended straight up, left arm parallel to the ground, bent at a 90-degree angle in front of her chest. The fingers on her left hand are bunched tight in a fist; those on her right stretched out as far as they can reach. Slowly, she bends her right elbow, closing the gap between right hand and left. Her knees bend, too, carefully lowering her body toward the floor. It’s a mesmerizing combination of tension and fluidity, and she’s completely inside it — the music, her body, that moment in time. The motion is striking not for any flashy or sensational reason, but because of her absolute control. She’s holding the audience with her gaze, making them wonder how long she’ll stretch out the suspension. And then, with one percussive beat, it’s gone.

Patricia Gilchrist, 81, of Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2015

Obit Patricia Gilchrist

Shrewsbury – Patricia Ann (Sherman) Gilchrist, 81, long-term resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at home, with her family gathered beside her, after a brief illness. She joins her husband, John Gilchrist Jr., who passed away April 13, 2015. Patricia was born in Milford, one of six children of Francis and [...]

Marijuana grower seeks approval for dispensary in Shrewsbury

August 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury – One year ago, in August 2014, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen were approached by John Glowik, who was seeking support for a proposed 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility to be located at 28 Bowditch Drive. That discussion continued at the board’s Aug. 25 meeting.

John J. Tamulewicz, 97, of Shrewsbury

August 27th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – John J. Tamulewicz, 97, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, with his devoted god daughter Jean and a hospice nurse by his side. John was born in Worcester, a son of Joseph and Eva (Neban) Tamulewicz. He grew up in Worcester, and joined the U.S. Army two months [...]

Shrewsbury Thunder take second place

August 26th, 2015

The Shrewsbury Thunder softball team and coaches. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Thunder U12 American Softball Association girls’ softball team, composed of players from Shrewsbury Little League, finished second at the Twister Invitational tournament in Taunton July 24-26. The team finished the tournament with a 5-1 record, only losing to the Dedham Marauders in the championship game.

Charles Lenardson, 64, of Shrewsbury

August 25th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Charles Lenardson, 64, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015. He leaves his wife of 24 years, Amy, and their two sons, Adrian, 22, and Eli, 18. He is also is survived by Susan Lewis and her husband Robert of Henniker, N.H., Janet Dexter and her husband Frederick of Northborough, and Jon [...]

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