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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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 [...]

Stanley Bartlett, 88, of Shrewsbury

August 25th, 2015

Obit Stanley Bartlett

Shrewsbury – Stan Bartlett’s doctor recently asked him what he likes to do. His response was simple: “hard work.” Perhaps this was the key to his long, good, and simple life. He died peacefully at home Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 with family by his side. He was 88. Stanley W. Bartlett was born Aug. 9, [...]

Shrewsbury Public Library offers garden tools for checkout

August 22nd, 2015

Diana Karas of the Shrewsbury Garden Club and Reference Librarian Walker Evans show off a few of the garden tools available for checkout.(Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Through the generous partnership of the Shrewsbury Garden Club, the Shrewsbury Public Library has created of a collection of garden tools for community members to check out. Shrewsbury residents aged 18 or older with library accounts in good standing may check out up to six tools at a time, for a period of [...]

Virginia M. Pizzarella, 70, of Shrewsbury

August 20th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Virginia M. (Keddy) Pizzarella, 70, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully at home Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Her husband, Deacon Paul F. Pizzarella, died Nov. 29, 2014. Virginia was born Dec. 14, 1944 in Worcester. She graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester State College. She leaves her [...]

Community dinner at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

August 20th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Mount Olivet Lutheran Church will host its next monthly community potluck dinner and worship service – “The Fellowship Table” – Sunday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Dean Park’s North Pavilion. Rain or Shine. All are welcome. Dinner is provided by members of the church, and there is no charge. Transportation may be available if [...]

Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church to hold recycling day

August 19th, 2015

Shrewsbury – An electronic recycle day will be held in the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church parking lot, 34 Gold St., Saturday, Aug.  29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Accepted electronics include:  monitors, computers, computer games,  stereo equipment,  copy and fax machines, printers, microwaves,  computer towers, dehumidifiers,  TVs – basically any item that has a [...]

Cardiac arrest survivor reunites with his lifesaving team

August 18th, 2015

Reunited after a lifesaving resuscitation are (l to r) Lt. John R. O’Neill, Phyllis Trainor, Frank Stille and Chris Moore.


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury/Westborough – Frank Stille of Shrewsbury is accustomed to exercising on a treadmill at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. However, a routine workout turned startling when he suffered a cardiac arrest Dec. 23, 2014. “It was lights out; my heart stopped working,” he relayed. “Next, I was [...]

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