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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Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist

December 12th, 2014

Ted and Maureen Coghlin 
File photo/Joyce Maranto, Maranto Studios

Shrewsbury – Edwin B. “Ted” Coghlin, Jr., 79, noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist died Dec. 10 after a fall at his home.

Robert A. Connors, 90, of Shrewsbury

December 12th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Robert A. “Bob” Connors, 90, of Shrewsbury, passed quietly Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Bob leaves his wife and best friend, Mary M. (Wynne) Connors, and many nieces and nephew throughout the country. He was predeceased by several of his siblings. He was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Lawrence J. [...]

Public menorah lightings in Westborough and Shrewsbury

December 11th, 2014

Rabbi Michoel Green of the Chabad of Westborough at last year's Public Menorah Lighting Event

Westborough/Shrewsbury – Chabad of Westborough will sponsor its annual Public Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration at the Shrewsbury Town Common, Route 140 and Main Street, on the first night of Chanukah, Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., and at Westborough Center at the rotary, Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m. Delicious holiday refreshments will be available including, Chanukah gelt (chocolate coins), doughnuts, and hot cocoa. Dreidels will also be given out. Town Selectmen and other dignitaries will participate in the festivities. Admission is free and open to all members of the community.

Toy drive at Shrewsbury Police Station

December 11th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Patrolman’s Local 426 will be hosting a “Fill the Wagon” toy drive Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Police Station, 106 Maple Ave. This year the donated items will benefit Saint Anne’s Church and the many families that need assistance this holiday season. Needed items include toys (all ages), winter jackets (ages 5-10), board games (ages 8-12), backpacks (ages 10-13), and gift cards (ages 11-13). New items only will be accepted. The event will include a visit from Santa and a variety of treats.

William G. O’Brien Jr., 84, of Shrewsbury

December 11th, 2014

Shrewsbury – William G. “Obie” O’Brien Jr, 84, of Shrewsbury, died in his home Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Obie leaves his wife of 64 years, Doris A. (Taylor) O’Brien; five children, Helen C. DiPilato and her husband Joseph of Osterville, Patrice M. Palermo and her husband John of Oxford, Suzanne [...]

Iconic Edgemere Diner once again open for business

December 9th, 2014

The iconic Edgemere Diner is once again open for business. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – It took a bit longer than they planned but Nov. 11 the new owners of the iconic Edgemere Diner were finally able to open their doors for business.

Michael Novick and Stephen Colangelo have been friends since their kindergarten days growing up in Worcester. Both have decades of restaurant experience but this is their first foray into ownership.

Elaine D. DeMalia, 81

December 9th, 2014

Obit Elaine DeMalia

Shrewsbury – Elaine D. (Stavros) DeMalia, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester. She was 81. Her husband, Andrew, died Oct. 19, 2012 and she was preceded in death by her brother, James Stavros, and Betty M. Borseth. Born Dec. 9, 1932 in Parshall, N.D., she was a daughter [...]

Santa visits Shrewsbury’s library

December 7th, 2014

Vincent 3- ½ and his sister Nora, 6 months

Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a visit to the delight of many young patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library at its temporary site at 214 Lake St. Dec. 6.

Santa visits the Sumner House

December 7th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a special visit to the Sumner House Dec. 6. He arrived via a Shrewsbury fire engine to the delight of many children who were anxiously awaiting the chance to talk with him and tell him their holiday wishes.

Sheriff’s office distributes over 3,000 winter coats

December 6th, 2014

Alyssa Thibeault, Ellen Savickas and Andrew Abdella from the sheriff’s office; St. Anne’s volunteers Evelyn Jenkins and Elaine LeBlanc; Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis; and Joe Capone, executive director of the Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association 
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis delivered more than 3,000 winter coats to 11 community organizations throughout the county Dec. 3 and 5, as part of the fourth annual Winter Coat Drive. The last stop was at St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury.

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