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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‘Vino for Vets” fundraiser to be held tonight in Shrewsbury

November 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – A fundraising wine tasting event will be held at the Hebert Mansion tonight, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. Also included are: raffles, for items such as Kindle Fire HDs, a SMART TV and a Nikon Digital Camera; silent auctions; door prizes, such as gift baskets and tablets; and giveaways of commemorative wine glasses. [...]

Charles Mardirosian Jr., 83, of Shrewsbury

November 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Charles Mardirosian Jr., 83, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 under the loving care of his family. Charlie’s wife of 58 years, Anne Marie (Fyrbeck), passed away in May 2013. Charles was born in Worcester, son of the late Charles and Helen (Aucoin) Mardirosian. He grew up [...]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation honors Superintendent Joseph Sawyer

November 4th, 2014

Shrewsbury Superintendent Joseph Sawyer. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will hold its annual Awards Fundraising Dinner Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston. The event will honor this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union gets into ‘spirit’ of holiday

November 4th, 2014

(l to r) Tellers Sarah Sieckarski, Sarah Olkkola and Mollie Jasper

Shrewsbury – Employees at Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury recently celebrated Halloween with their customers. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Hidden Hillcrest Cemetery honors veterans

November 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – Most people don’t know it exists. Fewer visit. Hidden behind overgrown trees and bushes at the point where Green Street meets Centech Boulevard near the Shrewsbury-Grafton town line is Hillcrest Cemetery, a small, neat graveyard that served as the burial place for residents of the former psychiatric facility, Grafton State Hospital.

Domenic F. Zarette, 98, of Shrewsbury

November 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – Domenic F. Zarette, 98, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, in the Coleman House. Domenic is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Lucy (Simone) Zarette; a son, Francis Zarette and his wife Debra of Shrewsbury; and a daughter, Linda M. Doherty of Worcester. He [...]

Theater is thriving in Shrewsbury schools

October 31st, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Performing Arts Department provides students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of both music and drama as well as providing a creative outlet for their talents. Tom O’Toole is the new director of the K – 12 program that encompasses everything from the many instrumental and vocal groups to all the plays and musicals that the school system produces for the community.

Halloween costume fun

October 31st, 2014


By Joyce DeWallace, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Spooky ghosts, colorful princesses, a wandering gypsy and even a sparkling pheasant recently enjoyed going through a haunted house at the home of Rosemarie and John Boyd for their annual Halloween party.

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance won’t give up the fight

October 29th, 2014

Gathered after a recent performance of “Love Letters,” a benefit for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) presented at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, are (l to r) Audrey Kurlan-Marcy, PCA chair; performers Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross; and Audrey’s husband Mike Marcy, whose father passed away from pancreatic cancer.


Shrewsbury – Self-described as “a philanthropist without all the money,” Audrey Kurlan-Marcy of Shrewsbury has donated an invaluable amount of time and energy to various cancer causes.

In 1984, she was a founding board member of Hope Lodge, which offers free lodging to cancer patients travelling to Worcester for therapy. In 2010, she co-founded Pink Revolution, an alliance that supports breast cancer survivors throughout central Massachusetts. In 2003, she was a founding member of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) and currently serves as its board chair.

Michael J. DiPierro, 99, formerly of Shrewsbury

October 29th, 2014

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Michael J. DiPierro, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Shrewsbury and Dennis Port, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 after 99 years of life. Michael was born in Worcester, one of five children of Italian immigrants Pasquale and Filomena (DiTerlizzi) DiPierro. He grew up in Worcester and graduated from North [...]

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