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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Bill Duke, 70, of Shrewsbury

April 17th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Bill Duke now knows peace and in heaven has been freed from the paralysis of Alzheimer’s disease. Bill died Thursday, April 16, 2015 after a long and valiant struggle with the dreaded disease that too many have been affected by in life. While the disease may have robbed him of his memory and [...]

John F. Gilchrist Jr., 85, of Shrewsbury

April 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – John F. Gilchrist Jr., 85, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, with his family gathered at his bedside. John was born in Worcester, the son of John F. Gilchrist Sr. and Mary E (Finnegan) Gilchrist. He graduated from St. John’s High School, Worcester Campus, and joined the U.S. Army, serving [...]

Selectmen discuss litigation issues in executive sessions

April 15th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The regularly scheduled meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen April 14 was largely taken-up by two closed executive sessions. After opening the public meeting, James Kane, the board’s chair, moved to a closed executive session to deal with respect to litigation involving the town’s Water Management Act, permit 9P4-2-12-271. After resuming the open session of the meeting for several items, Kane again moved to a closed executive session with the Personnel Board and Finance Committee for the purpose of a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel.

Shrewsbury police log, April 17 edition

April 15th, 2015

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Shrewsbury Friday, April 3 2:16 a.m. Bridle Path. Suspicious person/MV. 3:52 a.m. Arrested, Brian Waithaka, 23, of 7B Joseph Rd., Worcester, for OUI liquor, unlicensed operation of MV, operating MV with registration suspended/revoked, uninsured MV/trailer. 7:58 a.m. School St. Suspicious person/MV. 8:56 a.m. North Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 10:31 a.m. Grafton St. Animal complaint. 11:59 a.m. [...]

Stop & Shop donates to Worcester County Food Bank

April 14th, 2015

Jean McMurray, executive director, Worcester County Food Bank, fifth from left, with Stop and Shop employees (l to r) Bekim Krasniqi, John Costello, Cheryl Cedrone, Drew Deboise, Daryl Peterson and Beverly Doonan
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Shrewsbury –Thanks to the generosity of its customers, the Shrewsbury Stop & Shop recently presented the Worcester County Food Bank with a check for $4,113.60. The monies were donated as part of the store’s Food for Friends program. The store is currently working towards a goal of raising $8,000 to go towards childhood cancer research [...]

US Rep. Jim McGovern visits local preschool

April 11th, 2015

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern reads to the children. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – U.S. Representative Jim McGovern visited God’s Little Children Preschool, Shrewsbury, on “Silly Sock Day” April 7 to read to children during the “Week of the Young Child.” During his visit, Rep. McGovern showed the children his silly Superman socks and read books including “When I Grow Up” by Al Yankovic and “Feast for [...]

Charity golf tournament to raise scholarship funds

April 9th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Adelphi Council 4181 of the Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus will host a charity golf tournament Sunday, June 7, at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough beginning at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the College Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to local college students. The tournament will include a Florida-style [...]

Shrewsbury High School student an inspiration for other students with IEPs

April 9th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School sophomore James Canzano, 16, reached a significant milestone this year when he graduated out of his special education program. James, who dropped his Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in October, was asked to speak during a School Committee meeting in January.

Shrewsbury police log, April 10 edition

April 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury Monday, March 23 9:28 a.m. Main St. Medical call. 1:13 p.m. Arrested, Steven Schotanus, 53, of 324 NW Main St., Douglas, for OUI liquor, drinking alcohol from open container in MV, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of MV. 3:48 p.m. Westview Ave. Vandalism. 6:00 p.m. Arrested, Alyse L. Walsh, 28, of 628 South St., [...]

Marlborough hotel hosts Shrewsbury MOVE luncheon

April 7th, 2015

MOVE participants pose with the buffet they prepared.

Marlborough/Shrewsbury – Food was prepared in the kitchen and displayed as a buffet in the banquet room. Place settings were arranged alongside centerpieces. Then 72 guests were welcomed April 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott for the annual luncheon hosted by Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students participating in Mobile On-Site Vocational Education (MOVE).

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