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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St. John’s baseball tops Algonquin

May 26th, 2015

St. John’s Alex Black bunts in the sixth inning in a frame against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 5-0 in a game played May 25.

Annual ADVISE Tag Sale

May 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury – ADVISE (Against Domestic Violence Education Project) in Shrewsbury is seeking donations for its annual Tag Sale Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 19 Church Road. Donations wanted include household items, small furniture, holiday decorations, gardening tools, sports equipment, books and children’s toys and clothes. Call [...]

Shrewsbury police log, May 22 edition

May 20th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, May 7 8:17 a.m. Fairlawn Cir. Vandalism. 10:04 a.m. Surrey Ln. Medical call. 11:30 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny attempt. 3:37 p.m. Latura St. Well-being check. 4:40 p.m. Edgewood Rd./Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. 5:55 p.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 6:39 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Dispute. 6:53 p.m. Arnold Rd. Well-being check. 8:07 p.m. Bailey Rd. Suspicious [...]

Shrewsbury voters approve next year’s annual budget

May 19th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Only 174 of the 35,600 Shrewsbury residents showed up at the four-hour initial night of the Annual Town Meeting May 18. Voters approved, with little change, next year’s budget under Article 6 of the meeting warrant.

Evelyn F. Breed, 98, of Shrewsbury

May 18th, 2015

Obit Evelyn Breed

Shrewsbury – A long life…..and well lived. Evelyn F. Breed died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester with her family by her side. She was 98. Evelyn rejoins her husband of 67 years, Frederick L. Breed, who died April 13, 2012. She will be sadly missed by her family. Born Feb. [...]

Shrewsbury student organizes 5K for Camp Wonder

May 17th, 2015

Shrewsbury High School junior Patricia Egan. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School junior Patricia Egan scratches every day due to a skin disease she developed at six months old called atopic dermatitis. However, that hasn’t stopped her from sprinting for the Colonials’ indoor and outdoor track teams, or playing for the school’s girls’ soccer team.

Parker Road Preschool receives grant to build interactive outdoor musical fence

May 17th, 2015

Parker Road Assistant Preschool Teacher Catherine Dowling with a student in front of the musical fence. (Photo/Melanie Petrucci)

Shrewsbury – Parker Road Assistant Preschool Teacher Catherine Dowling is a keen observer. She noticed a couple of problems during the course of her teaching day – first, the lack of space and too much noise in the classroom and, second, long lines to use the outdoor playground equipment.

Oak Middle School holds annual talent show

May 17th, 2015

Cast and crew of “Oak’s Got Talent!”

Shrewsbury – Oak Middle School recently held the third annual “Oak’s Got Talent!” show directed by Ann Tomashefsky. The event featured seventh- and eighth-grade students who showed off their various talents. Some of the acts included pianists Joseph Pederson and Logan Peterson, who performed a four-handed version of “Maple Leaf Rag,” and Angela Rezuke, who [...]

Saint Mary School students participate in 2015 Science Fair

May 14th, 2015

Winners of Saint Mary School’s 2015 Science Fair. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School’s Upper School students recently participated in the biennial Science Fair. Over 95 students in grades 5 – 8 began working on their Science Fair research and related experiments in January. The projects consist of the following: proposal, log book, project report, oral presentation and display poster. Students were encouraged to [...]

Saint Mary School seeking support for golf tournament fundraiser

May 14th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Saint Mary School Golf Committee is seeking support for its 20th annual Golf Tournament to be held Friday, June 12, at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton. The committee is asking for sponsors and donations to help with the tournament, one of its largest fundraising events of the year. In addition [...]

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