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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Happy 100th birthday Alice Hanley!

March 19th, 2015

Alice E. Hanley posing with her family

Photo/Lovely Owl Photography

Shrewsbury – Alice E. Hanley of Shrewsbury celebrated her 100th birthday Feb. 14. Alice is the matriarch of five generations represented in this photo with her daughter, Elizabeth MacAllister, her granddaughter, Mary Pritchard, her great-granddaughter, Liz Castantini, and her great-great-granddaughter, Ava Castantini.

Repoli, Majewski announce engagement

March 19th, 2015

Michelle Repoli and Ryan Majewski

Region – Michelle Repoli, daughter of Michael and Diane Repoli of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Ryan Majewski, son of Chet and Shelley Majewski of Shrewsbury, Mass., are pleased to announce their engagement.

Shrewsbury High student spreads ‘enchantment’ to local girls

March 18th, 2015

Madeline Dolan 

Shrewsbury – Madeline Dolan is currently a junior at Shrewsbury High School. Thanks to a project she started several years ago, One Enchanted Evening, she can also put the title “fairy godmother” on her resume as well. And thanks to her, hundreds of local girls, who couldn’t afford a new prom dress, have been given a beautiful new or slightly used formal dress, at absolutely no cost.

Reverend Paul W. Lemire, 79, of Shrewsbury

March 18th, 2015

Obit Rev Paul Lemire

Shrewsbury – Reverend Paul W. Lemire, 79, Retired Senior Priest with the Diocese of Worcester, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, in UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus. His wife, Mary E. (Boyle) Lemire, died in 1982. He was born June 17, 1935 in Worcester, one of four sons of the late [...]

Shrewsbury police log, March 20 edition

March 18th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, March 6 12:11 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 2:48 a.m. Arrested, Jeremy D. Narreau, 39, of 101 Grafton St., Shrewsbury, for OUI liquor, negligent operation of MV, marked lanes violation, speeding in violation of special regulation. 7:08 a.m. Main St./Thestland Dr. Accident – injury. 8:59 a.m. Main St. Drug violation. 10:22 a.m. Holman [...]

Ambulatory surgical care center coming to Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015

Shrewsbury – If a proponent’s plan is approved, Shrewsbury will soon have a new ambulatory surgical care center.

Draft warrant for spring Town Meeting discussed

March 16th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen discussed the draft warrant for the May 18 Town Meeting at its March 10 meeting.

Shrewsbury dancer is always moving

March 16th, 2015


Shrewsbury – In early January, Sam Quinn had just returned home from a month of touring the country with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular when he found an unexpected email in his inbox. It was from Bad Boys of Dance (BBD), a company he’d auditioned for four months prior. Quinn assumed they were no longer considering him for a position, but he was mistaken. He was in. He had to be packed and ready to go by the end of the month.

Ceil Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Ceil (Rubin) Katz, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence. Ceil moved to Shrewsbury from Staten Island two years ago. She was born and lived most of her life in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Russian immigrants Mollie & Abraham Rubin. [...]

Lucia Piarulli, 92, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015

Obit Lucia Piarulli_crop

Shrewsbury – Lucia (Caggianelli) Piarulli, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. Lucia was one of six children born in Bisceglie province of Bari, Italy to Girolomo and Rosa (DiReda) Caggianelli. She was raised and educated in her native Bisceglie until 1946, when she married Luigi Piarulli, the [...]

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