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 basketball teams take two from Algonquin

January 23rd, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Mike West looks to pass early in the second quarter during the game against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks in back-to-back games played Jan. 20.

The Shrewsbury girls squeaked by Algonquin 47-46 in the first game of the evening. Both teams stayed within several points of each other throughout the game and traded off sharing the lead. Algonquin senior Emily Carens was the overall top scorer of the game with 19 points, and junior Caroline Leonard contributed 12 points. Junior Hailey Moore was the top scorer for Shrewsbury with 16 points and senior Abby Joseph added 9 points. The Shrewsbury girls improve to 5-6 on the season while the Algonquin girls fall to 5-5.

John Alicandro, 92, of Shrewsbury

January 23rd, 2015

Obit John Alicandro

Shrewsbury – John Alicandro, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 92. John was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Worcester, a son of Italian immigrants Bernardino and Marianna (Stellato) Alicandro. Raised and educated in Worcester, he was a graduate of North High School, class of 1941, and [...]

Mary B. Cambria, 84, of Shrewsbury

January 22nd, 2015

Obit Mary Cambria

Shrewsbury – Mary B. (McNamara) Cambria, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in UMass Medical Center in Worcester after an illness. She was 84. She was born May 30, 1930 in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of the late Michael and Florence (Livingston) McNamara. In November 1954, she married Frank Cambria in [...]

Shrewsbury students to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’

January 21st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School Quiz Team members Grant Xu, David Du, Stephen Przybylek and Alex Todorov

Shrewsbury – A team of six Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students will test their knowledge when they compete on the sixth season of WGBH TV’s “High School Quiz Show” Jan. 31 in Boston.

Shrewsbury’s team is made up of senior co-captains David Du and Alex Todorov, senior Grant Xu, and juniors Mounith Madadi, Stephen Przybylek and Gokul Ajith.

Early reports predict storm to hit region this Saturday

January 21st, 2015

We have three threats for snow in our near term future.

1. There is a weak system approaching that is responsible for our increasing clouds today. It will spread some very light snow across southernmost New England late today and tonight, and will likely be limited to flurries at most for the Shrewsbury area during the overnight hours. The southern half of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the Cape and Islands may get up to 2 inches as this disturbance passes out to sea well to our south.

Shrewsbury police log, Jan. 23 edition

January 21st, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Jan. 8 12:47 a.m. South St. Suspicious person/MV. 9:40 a.m. Francis Ave. Larceny. 10:48 a.m. Plainfield Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 2:12 p.m. Colonial Dr. Suspicious person/MV. 5:16 p.m. Elma Cir. Medical call. 11:03 p.m. North Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. Friday, Jan. 9 1:27 a.m. Janet Cir. Harassment. 7:17 a.m. Lebeaux Dr. Medical call. 8:24 a.m. [...]

Shrewsbury Robotics teaches engineering, life lessons

January 20th, 2015

Shrewsbury High School students Aayush Walia, Shreyas Patel, and Jack Connelly, make pies for the Shrewsbury Robotics fundraiser.
Photo/Melanie Petrucci

Shrewsbury – Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are getting a boost through growing participation in robotics programs. In Shrewsbury, more than 1,000 students, elementary through high school, have been involved in Shrewsbury Robotics since it began over 15 years ago.

Affiliated with FIRST Robotics, an international organization, Shrewsbury Robotics’ mission is “to provide students in the Shrewsbury Public School system an opportunity to develop real world expertise in a fun, competitive atmosphere,” according to the website.

Shrewsbury cookie sales benefit two types of troops

January 19th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Caroline Strickland, 8, of Shrewsbury goes door to door with her mom selling Girl Scout cookies. Caroline is a member of Brownie troop 30326.  Any tips the troop receives while selling cookies this year will be donated to the US Army 126th Forward Surgical Team currently deployed to Afghanistan. Former Shrewsbury resident Dr. [...]

David G. Maniero, 69, of Shrewsbury

January 19th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – David G. Maniero, 69, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a long courageous fight with esophageal cancer for six years. He leaves his best friend and loving wife of 36 years, Cathy A. (Wagner) Maniero; a son, David M. Maniero of Millbury; grandchildren, [...]

Grossman Development Group announced as Presenting Sponsor for 2015 SYFS Gala

January 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) has announced that the Presenting Sponsor for its 11th Annual Gala will be Southborough-based real estate firm Grossman Development Group (GDG). This year’s gala, themed “Great Gatsby Glamour,” will be held Saturday, March 14, starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., Shrewsbury.

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