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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Elite Academy of Dance announces expansion and relocation

May 13th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Elite Academy of Dance is excited to announce the expansion and relocation of its facility from its current location, 910 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury to 679 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury. Since its inception in 2008 Elite has made an impact on its community and the dancers of all ages who have studied at this dance academy.

Shrewsbury police log, May 15 edition

May 13th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Sunday, May 3 1:37 a.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:18 a.m. Centech Blvd. Suspicious person/MV. 3:43 a.m. Lawrence St. Medical call. 8:22 a.m. Browning Rd. Medical call. 11:33 a.m. Gleason Rd. Medical call. 11:48 a.m. Boston Tpke. Larceny. 2:31 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:53 p.m. Ashwood Cir. Town by-law violation. 3:57 p.m. Boston [...]

Letter to the Editor: Stop the fluoridation of the Shrewsbury public water supply

May 12th, 2015

Stop the fluoridation of the Shrewsbury public water supply To the Editor:     Adding fluoride to the water supply has never been shown to cause a reduction in tooth decay.  All the so-called “evidence” is anecdotal.  But, adding fluoride to our water supply has been proven to damage teeth.  A  World Health Organization study of [...]

Catherine E. Hartman, 88, of Shrewsbury

May 11th, 2015

Obit Catherine E. Hartman_crop

Shrewsbury – Catherine E. (Doppman) Hartman, 88, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. Her husband, Coburn M. Hartman, died in 2005. She leaves her children, Anne C. Hartman of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary S. Davis and her husband Kevin [...]

Louis A. Mathurin, 92, of Shrewsbury

May 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Louis A. Mathurin, co-owner and director of Happy Acres Nursery School/Kindergarten and Nita-Lou Antiques in Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the age of 92. He leaves his beloved wife of 70 years, Anita (Michaud) Mathurin, and four daughters, Ora Aselton and her husband Carl Aselton, MD of Milbridge, Maine; Michelle [...]

WOW celebrates spring with Derby party

May 6th, 2015

In keeping with the Kentucky Derby tradition, the WOW ladies expressed their inner Southern Belles with flamboyant hats at a May 2 party. 
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – “And they’re off!” With those words, the 18 horses in the Run for the Roses galloped off the starting gates at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Back in Shrewsbury, the Women on Wine (WOW) ladies, a group of neighbors on Fox Hill Road, Red Coat Road, and Red Coat Circle, cheered wildly for their assigned horses at their first Kentucky Derby party.

Kane wins re-election to Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

May 6th, 2015

James Kane

Shrewsbury – James Kane has won re-election to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, defeating Benjamin Tartaglia Sr.  in the May 5 Annual Town Election. Kane had 1,462 votes to Tartaglia’s 484. Only 2,022 (9.14 percent) of the town’s 22,125 registered voters participated in the election. The selectmen’s race was the only contested race on the [...]

Shrewsbury police log, May 8 edition

May 6th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Sunday, April 19 2:17 a.m. Arrested, Philippe Joseph, 45, of 335 Grafton St., Apt. 508, Worcester, on warrant. 3:01 a.m. Arrested, Lisbed Rodriguez, 31, of 1 Willvell St., Apt. 2, Worcester, for using MV without authority; Leysa Millan, 32, of 3 North Ashland St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for using MV without authority; and Jose [...]

Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

Obit Frank DelCid

Shrewsbury – Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Worcester, the son of Jocsan DelCid of Worcester and Misty (Bushey) DelCid of Woodsville, N.H. He was a graduate of Assabet Valley [...]

Eileen Grosse, 64, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Eileen Rose “Ike” (Villatico) Grosse, 64, a longtime Shrewsbury resident and business owner of Ike’s Den, died peacefully Saturday May 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in the UMass Medical Center. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Henry G. Grosse; her pride and joy, one daughter, Ayla R. Grosse; [...]

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