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 girl to participate in national pageant

October 25th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Elliana Davis, 15, will be participating in the National American Miss (NAM) pageant that will be held in Anaheim, Calif., during the week of Nov. 24.

Arlene M. Menendez, 88, of Shrewsbury

October 24th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Arlene M. (O’Connell) Menendez, 88, longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in St. Vincent Hospital after an illness. She leaves her two sons, Joseph D. Menendez and his wife Paula of West Boylston and Roy E. Menendez and his wife Melissa of Worcester, and three adored granddaughters, Lisa, Sara, and [...]

Shrewsbury High School class of 1956 celebrates 58th reunion

October 22nd, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School class of 1956 poses for a photo as it celebrates its 58th reunion at the Grill on the Hill at Green Hill Golf Course in Worcester. (front row, l to r) Carol MacLeod Kane, Judy Backholm Brousseau, Carol Johnson Bryant, Carol Corkum Gordon, Florence Lecour Bergquist, Alta-Mae Ide Butler, [...]

Cigarettes likely to blame for early morning Shrewsbury fire

October 22nd, 2014

Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona released this statement this afternoon regarding a fire at the Shrewsbury Green Apartment Complex this morning:

Shrewsbury Fire Department responded to an Apartment Complex Fire at the Shrewsbury Green Drive Building 12 (Apt. G) at 2:38 a.m. today.

Trivia Night to help important cause for Shrewsbury schools

October 22nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The dictionary definition of “trivia” is “unimportant facts.” That word carries more significance for an upcoming fundraiser. On Friday, Nov. 14, the Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will host its third annual Trivia Night at the Knights of Columbus Hall to raise funds for educational initiatives outside of the school budget and curriculum.

Teams of four adults will accept the challenge to answer 10 rounds of 10 questions on various topics. Once again serving as event chair is Mary Aicardi.

Temporary Shrewsbury library now open

October 22nd, 2014

Roxanne Starkin, Children’s Librarian, arranges books in the bright and sunny children’s section of the temporary library.

Shrewsbury – 214 Lake St. is the new address for the temporary home of the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 24 edition

October 22nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, Sept. 30 9:15 p.m. Arrested, Michelle E. Vitale, 21, of 889 Boston Tpke., Apt. 116, Shrewsbury, on warrant. Thursday, Oct. 2 3:00 a.m. Arrested, Paul D. Woodman, 24, of 2 Sterrett Dr., Southwick, for red light violation, OUI liquor. 11:04 a.m. Arrested, Michael V. Crete, 38, of 2 Diane St., Apt. 2, Millbury, [...]

Judy Hermans School of Dance celebrates 30th anniversary

October 20th, 2014

(From left ) Senior dancers Marissa Leone, Saharra Shaker, Jess Huibregtse, Clarice Pavlak, Erin Cossette, Laney Szczygiel and Olivia Demkowicz  in a dance performance titled “Among All God's Creatures”. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Judy Hermans Tenore started dancing at the age of 5, and in 1984, officially opened her first dance studio with her mother, Beverly Hermans, on Route 9. The Hermans family has always lived in Shrewsbury and Tenore was born and raised in the town. Like many small girls, she started with ballet and tap. At 7, she added jazz. In her teens and early 20s, Middle Eastern dance became her profession.

Shrewsbury selectmen adopt proposed 2015 tax rates

October 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen adopted the increased tax rate for fiscal year 2015 during its Oct. 14 meeting as proposed by Christopher Reidy, principal assessor.

‘Fall Colors’ at Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union

October 19th, 2014

“Autumn in Maine,” acrylic painting by Joseph Rice of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – A new display of local artists’ works is now on display at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Turnpike. The exhibit features the brilliant warm colors of autumn created in a variety of media by approximately 15 local artists from the Artists Guild of Shrewsbury. The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury maintains a [...]

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