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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Shrewsbury actresses to perform onstage in Worcester

January 29th, 2015

Jackie Fashjian 

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Light Opera Company (WCLOC) continues its Neil Simon season with “Proposals” directed by Sally Holden. Two of the nine cast members are Shrewsbury residents. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Feb. 6 through 22 at the Grandview Playhouse, 21 Grandview Ave. in Worcester.

Shrewsbury man helps sustain sisters’ historical charitable mission

January 28th, 2015

Michael Stowe (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Michael Stowe grew up in a family that taught him to help people in need. Heavily influenced by his father, the longtime Shrewsbury resident devotes much of his free time to volunteerism. After years of board service to the Saint Francis Community Health Care (SFCHC) charitable foundation, he feels honored to be assuming the roles of chair and board president this year.

Shrewsbury Little League equipment swap

January 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Little League is holding a baseball and softball equipment swap/sale Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. Mary Parish, 20 Summer St., adjacent to the parking lot. Residents can donate gently used and clean equipment (helmets, gloves, bats, cleats) that they no longer need and are still [...]

UMass cardiologist to speak at Shrewsbury Woman’s Club

January 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – In recognition of February as Women’s Heart Health Month, Cynthia Ennis, DO, will speak on “Women and Heart Health” at the First Congregational Church, Gifford Hall, Friday, Feb. 6. Hospitality begins at 12 p.m.; the program starts at 1 p.m. Ennis, a Shrewsbury native, is director of the UMass Medical Center Women’s Heart [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Jan. 30 edition

January 28th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Jan. 15 6:53 a.m. I290. Accident with injury. 10:28 a.m. Lake St./Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 12:40 p.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 1:33 p.m. Arrested, Kevin C. Yarber, 46, of 15 Rebekah Ln., Sutton, for attaching plate not assigned, operating MV with license suspended, unregistered vehicle, uninsured MV/trailer. 5:04 p.m. Rockwell Dr. Medical call. [...]

Mount Olivet to host community meal

January 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The public is invited to the Fellowship Table, a worshipful community meal hosted by Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Sunday, Jan. 25. at 11:30 a.m.   Dinner will be potluck with all food provided by members of the church.   All are welcome regardless of religion or other distinctions.   Come for the meal, to meet new [...]

Shrewsbury basketball raises money for breast health

January 27th, 2015

First row (l to r): Head Coach Erin Largess Cook, Kathryn Armour, Abby Joseph, Natalia Mora, Julie Hawk, Janey Mullins; second row: Georgia Giedymin, Blair Govoni, Hailey Moore, Tori Vargas, Rosie Tseng, Julia Spagnuolo, Alexa Deraney, and Assistant Coach Nate Skermont. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School Girls’ Basketball varsity, junior varsity and freshman players, coaches and members of the school athletics program announced that the Dec. 30 annual PINK game ”Colonials for a Cure” raised $1,000 through a 50/50 raffle, bake sale and basket raffle. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston matched this amount for a total [...]

Phyllis A. Robbio, 90, of Shrewsbury

January 26th, 2015

Obit Phyllis Robbio_crop

Shrewsbury – Phyllis A. (Plaisance) Robbio, 90, of Shrewsbury, passed into eternal life Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at home, surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with COPD. Phyllis was born Feb. 28, 1924 in Worcester, and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eliza (Rondeau) Plaisance. She was predeceased by her [...]

Shrewsbury basketball teams take two from Algonquin

January 23rd, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Mike West looks to pass early in the second quarter during the game against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks in back-to-back games played Jan. 20.

The Shrewsbury girls squeaked by Algonquin 47-46 in the first game of the evening. Both teams stayed within several points of each other throughout the game and traded off sharing the lead. Algonquin senior Emily Carens was the overall top scorer of the game with 19 points, and junior Caroline Leonard contributed 12 points. Junior Hailey Moore was the top scorer for Shrewsbury with 16 points and senior Abby Joseph added 9 points. The Shrewsbury girls improve to 5-6 on the season while the Algonquin girls fall to 5-5.

John Alicandro, 92, of Shrewsbury

January 23rd, 2015

Obit John Alicandro

Shrewsbury – John Alicandro, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 92. John was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Bernardino and Marianna (Stellato) Alicandro. Raised and educated in Worcester, he was a graduate of North High School, class of 1941, and [...]

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