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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Marie Anderson, 98, of Shrewsbury

September 28th, 2015

Obit Marie Anderson

Shrewsbury – Marie Abbott Anderson, a resident of Shrewsbury Crossings, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. She was 98. Born July 14, 1917 to Michael Francis and Sarah Abbott, and was raised in Pittsburgh, Penn. After graduating from Perry High School, she worked as the bookkeeper at her father’s automobile dealership. Marie, an award winning equestrienne, [...]

Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade features 100 marching units

September 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury Colonials girls’ volleyball teammates show their spirit.

Shrewsbury – The 19th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade featured a record high number of 100 marching units travelling the 1.1-mile route downtown Sept. 27.

Honored as grand marshal was Mahesh Reshamwala, riding in style in a 1971 Pontiac LeMans Sport convertible with his wife, Ketki. He’s an active volunteer at the Shrewsbury Senior Center and life member of the India Society of Worcester.

Hundreds enjoy Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Hundreds of people of all ages enjoyed meeting representatives of town organizations, nonprofit and community groups, as well as many local businesses who participated in the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival expo Sept. 26 at the Oak Middle School.          A craft fair was also held on the  grounds and [...]

Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting to ask for increase in liquor licenses

September 25th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A Special Town Meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 9 to vote on a special amendment that would approve the town’s request for an increase in full liquor licenses from the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (MACC). The STM is being held at the request of Whole Foods Market.

Shrewsbury’s finances holding steady

September 25th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury is doing well financially, according to Town Manager Daniel Morgado, who updated the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and School Committee in a joint public hearing during the selectmen’s Sept. 22 meeting. That is due in part, he said, thanks to the $5.5 million Proposition 2-1/2 operational override the voters approved in June 2014.

Saint Vincent Medical Group announces new ‘Walk with a Doc’ program

September 25th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Saint Vincent Medical Group will host the first of Shrewsbury’s “JustWalk™” Walk With a Doc (WWAD) walking program for four Saturdays in October. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with internist Dr. Nandana Kansra and other healthcare professionals, who will provide support to the walkers and answer questions during the walk. [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union donates $20,000 to Shrewsbury High School athletics

September 25th, 2015

Accompanied by student athletes, SHS Athletic Director Jason Costa, (front, left) accepts a donation of $20,000 from David L’Ecuyer, the president and CEO of Central One Federal Credit Union.  SHS Principal Todd Bazydlo is in the back row, far left and Shrewsbury Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sawyer is far right. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – For the third year in a row, Central One Federal Credit Union has donated $20,000 to the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Athletic Department. A check was presented to school administrators by David L’Ecuyer, the bank’s president and CEO, at the school Sept. 21 as many of the student athletes looked on.

Friends of Shrewsbury Senior Center mark 20th anniversary

September 24th, 2015

Founding members of the Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc., (l to r) Elaine Kelley, Isabelle Chang and Grace Fulginiti gather at the Sept. 15 program. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – The Friends of the Shrewsbury Senior Center, Inc. began celebrating its 20th anniversary Sept. 15. It was the first of their monthly programs to include history of the organization’s founding, compiled from meeting minutes and shared by Louise Russell, the president.

Lucy L. Zarette, 93, of Shrewsbury

September 24th, 2015

Obit Lucy Zarette

Shrewsbury – Lucy Zarette will be remembered as a spirited, creative, artistic and classy woman whose family and faith were the center of her life. Lucy died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in The Coleman House in Northborough, with family gathered by her side. She was 93. Lucy L. Simone was born Nov. 2, 1921 in [...]

St. Mary School holds Family Festival

September 23rd, 2015

Drew Vincequere, 7,  of Shrewsbury breaks a board with his fist.

  Shrewsbury – St. Mary School held its annual Family Festival the weekend of Sept. 18-20.Photos/Dawn O’Connor

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