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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Environmental activist works to keep Shrewsbury green

September 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Melisa Hollenback, or “Missy” as she is known, has been a crusader for all things environmental from recycling, open space and water conservation to being a key player in bringing Shrewsbury’s Farmers Market to fruition. Hollenback has contributed in so many ways to the fabric of Shrewsbury: environmentally, educationally and as an advocate for social initiatives.

“Free money’ up for grabs at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival

September 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union will have a “Cash Wind Machine” at the Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival Town Expo Saturday, Sept. 27.  The festival will be held at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four lucky individuals will have the chance to win up to $250 [...]

Local Elite Academy dancers dream of the stage

September 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury- Dreams of dancing on Broadway and Radio City Music Hall may some day be a reality for two young and talented dancers from Elite Academy of Dance.

Lakeway district businesses come together to benefit community

September 19th, 2014

Shrewsbury – In the early 2000s, the town of Shrewsbury and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT) began improvements along Route 9, creating medians, sidewalks and crosswalks, planting trees and plants, and doing utility work.

Shrewsbury rapper follows his passion

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – You might think you know Alex Napoleon. Many people would recognize him through his day job as the manager of Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough. On a casual basis, he appears conservative and reserved; one would hardly suspect his insatiable passion for music, a passion so deep it consumes him. Napoleon is a rapper, a white, buttoned-up, suburban rapper…and he is very, very good.

Local news reporter brings energy to Worcester News Tonight

September 19th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Ana Bottary will be a familiar face to anyone who watches Worcester News Tonight on Charter TV 3, the local television station in Worcester. Bottary, a Shrewsbury resident, joined the news team as a general assignment reporter in March 2014 after working as a news reporter for WAGM-TV in Presque-Isle, Maine.

Spag’s calendar raises funds for Shrewsbury Rotary Club

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Residents throughout central Massachusetts have countless memories of shopping at Spag’s, the pioneer discount department store on Route 9 from 1934 to 2004. Some memories are captured by photographs and informative captions in the 2015 Shrewsbury Rotary Club Calendar, dedicated to Spag’s and its owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti (1916–1996).

Shrewsbury High alumnus knew he could dance since age 3

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – It was an exciting year for Nick Silverio after graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) in 2013. He studied business as a freshman at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania while performing with its Arts House Dance Company. After auditioning in Philadelphia, he earned a ticket to Los Angeles to compete on the 11th season of FOX-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance?’”

Mud, monsters and medals at Ski Ward

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Where can you find monsters, princesses and athletes scaling walls, crawling through mud and racing over a hillside? The answer is, of course, Ski Ward in Shrewsbury. Saturday, Oct. 11, the Wicked Mud Run III 5K obstacle race will descend upon the Shrewsbury ski area, creating a fun, muddy adventure for local runners.

Shrewsbury-based Indian Youth Group appreciates heritage

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Over 50 young people ages 12 to 18 are learning more about their heritage while developing leadership skills as members of the Indian Youth Group (IYG). They meet monthly at the India Society of Worcester Center (ISWC) on Main Street in Shrewsbury and volunteer for the organization’s ongoing activities.

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