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 Boy Scout leader quoted in ‘Scouting Magazine’

February 22nd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Thomas Bodden has been involved in Scouting for 12 years. He, like his brother, father and grandfather before him, is an Eagle Scout who is devoted to living out the vision and mission of the Boy Scouts.

Shrewsbury teacher receives mini-grant for paper recycling project

February 21st, 2015

An example of the recycled paper projects that will be created in Shrewsbury teacher Robert Wilson’s classroom (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Floral Street School art teacher Robert Wilson has created a unique learning experience for his fourth-grade students. Through a grant from the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, Wilson’s students will learn the paper recycling process from start to finish and create beautiful handmade paper from wastepaper.

Lakeway Business District launches 2015 Membership Drive

February 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Lakeway Business District Association (LBDA) has announced the launch of its 2015 Membership Drive for local sponsors and members. Formed in January 2010, the LBDA is an association of local business and property owners with a mission to create economic growth to new and existing businesses on Route 9 in Shrewsbury, while [...]

Shrewsbury Alumni Association scholarships offered

February 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association announced that they will once again offer two scholarships to Shrewsbury High School students. The SHS Alumni Association Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who has made positive contributions to SHS through good citizenship and participation in extracurricular life. Preference will be given to applicants who have relatives who [...]

Fifth annual Shrewsbury 5k to be held in memory of Sutton man

February 21st, 2015

Patty and Michael McCaffrey with their children Meghan and Ryan 

Shrewsbury – After a season that has seen record amounts of snow covering the region, Patty McCaffrey knows that in all likelihood, there will still be snow on the ground Saturday, March 7.

Ice dams cause problems in Shrewsbury

February 20th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury fire officials said that there were two incidents reported on Feb. 19 from ice dams falling from rooftops that then severed a natural gas line in one instance and an oil line in another instance.

Indian community raises funds for Shrewsbury Public Library

February 18th, 2015

Vinay Vyas and Arumugham Raghunathan display the architect drawing of the remodeled Shrewsbury Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Some Indian residents of Shrewsbury accepted the challenge of planning fundraisers when they learned about an opportunity to name a room in the town’s remodeled public library in exchange for a donation of at least $10,000.

Shrewsbury police log, Feb. 20 edition

February 18th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Feb. 6 2:40 a.m. Maple Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 6:03 a.m. Holden St. Medical call. 2:05 p.m. Crescent St. Identity theft. 5:01 p.m. Howe Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 9:00 p.m. Hartford/Boston Tpkes. Accident with injury. 11:17 p.m. Yorkshire Terr. Disturbance. Saturday, Feb. 7 10:49 a.m. Smith Rd. Medical call. 11:44 a.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. [...]

Shrewsbury Fire Chief presented leadership in fire education award

February 17th, 2015

(l to r) Cynthia Ouellette, Department of Fire Services; Shrewsbury Fire Chief James M. Vuona; and Capt. Rick Tustin, MaSAFE (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Capt. Rick Tustin, president of the Massachusetts Association of Fire and Safety Educators, (MaSAFE), presented the Fire Chiefs’ Leadership in Fire Education Award to Shrewsbury Fire Chief James M. Vuona at the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts’ (FCAM) annual professional development conference Feb. 4 in Boxborough.

Catherine T. Flynn, 73, of Shrewsbury

February 16th, 2015

Obit Catherine Flynn

Shrewsbury – Catherine T. (Hyland) Flynn, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 after an illness. She was 73. Cathy was born April 14, 1941 in Worcester, a daughter of the late Owen and Johanna (Foley) Hyland. She graduated from the former St. Peter’s High School and worked for Traveler’s Insurance Co. before her marriage. [...]

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