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 High School Alumni Association accepting grant applications

October 16th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School (SHS) Alumni Association is accepting grant applications through Tuesday, Nov. 4. Grants may be given to student groups for projects that involve or benefit at least five SHS students. The all-volunteer association has awarded grants each year since 1995. Past recipients have included the Chemistry, Art, and History clubs; the [...]

Shrewsbury district welcomes new music and drama director

October 16th, 2014

Tom O’Toole (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – As the new Shrewsbury district director of the music and drama department, Tom O’Toole can draw upon 28 years of experience as a performing arts educator. With a double major in music education and composition, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He received a master’s degree in composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Central One ‘gives’ away money

October 13th, 2014

Christine Bates, Central One member support manager (l) and April Healey, Central One vice president of retail, congratulate Ryan Moss, one of the four winners.

Shrewsbury- Over 1,200 people entered to win an opportunity to get in the “Cash Wind Machine” sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo Sept. 27. Four lucky people were chosen to try their hand at grabbing cash in the wind machine. The first winner, Michael Hale, [...]

Barbara E. Hodsdon, 89, of Shrewsbury

October 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Barbara E. Hodsdon, 89, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Harvey F. Hodsdon to whom she has been married for 64 years. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Dr. John A. [...]

George Jonaitis Jr., 89, of Shrewsbury

October 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – George Jonaitis Jr. of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. He was 89. Born Feb. 18, 1925 in Worcester, he was the son of the late George and Augustina (Elinskas) Jonaitis. He was a graduate of North High School and the New England School of Accounting. He married Bette C. Sterner June 17, [...]

Trike-a-thon raises money for St. Jude’s Hospital

October 12th, 2014

Teachers and students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten in Shrewsbury hold the check for St. Jude’s.

Shrewsbury – For the past six years, God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten in Shrewsbury has raised money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research center focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. The annual event is a trike-a-thon, where children ride their tricycles or scooters or even walk and skip to solicit [...]

A new garden helps children bloom

October 10th, 2014

Preschool children and their teachers get ready to cut the yellow ribbon to open the new garden at the Rainbow Child Development Center. (Photos/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – The Rainbow Child Development Center in Worcester, an early education and childcare agency, recently held a garden party ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest addition to their property in Worcester. Shrewsbury resident Nancy Thibault had a big part in developing the garden by enlisting many community partners in her position as the strategic communications and development manager of the nonprofit organization.

Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

Sheila M. Hickey, 44, of Shrewsbury

October 9th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Sheila M. Hickey, 44, of Shrewsbury, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, with her loved ones by her side, at UMass Hospital in Worcester. Sheila leaves behind her sister, Maryann Rossley and her husband Jay of Southborough; her boyfriend of many years, James Palmer of Shrewsbury; her good friend, Rita; and her [...]

Shrewsbury mineral enthusiast shows rock-solid commitment to local club

October 8th, 2014

Shrewsbury resident, Larry Bull, (right), shows off his recent find of babingtonite, Massachusetts’ state mineral, to Gordon Tripp, fellow member of the Worcester Mineral Club. He discovered the mineral at a construction site in Shrewsbury. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury- In January of 2005, the Community Advocate published a feature about Shrewsbury resident Larry Bull, his affinity for digging up minerals, and his enjoyment of being in the Worcester Mineral Club. At that time, Bull had been a club member for 20 years. Nearly a decade later, the Advocate [...]

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