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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Rotary Club of Shrewsbury awards scholarships to two local students

June 11th, 2015

Abby McCarthy (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury announced that it has awarded scholarships to two local students, Mark Bray, and Abby McCarthy, to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference to be held in June. Local Committee Chair, Lori Jones, said that the chosen students will be among the more than 150 Massachusetts [...]

Shrewsbury selectmen provide update on Maple Avenue renovation

June 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Attendees at the June 9 meeting of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen learned of the progress being made regarding ongoing repairs to Maple Avenue. The past severe winter, which saw an enormous snowfall combined with record low temperatures, took its toll on local roadways. Town Engineer Jeffrey Howland, PE, sitting in for Town Manager Daniel Morgado, briefed those present with the status of the repairs.

Shirley I. Cox, 89, of Shrewsbury

June 11th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Shirley I. (Ryder) Cox, 89, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015. Her husband of 68 years, Leonard R. Cox died in 2014. Shirley was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Myron P. and Josephine G. (Seeley) Ryder. Upon graduation from Shrewsbury High School, she went to work for the Bell [...]

June St. Marie, 88, of Shrewsbury

June 11th, 2015

Obit June St. Marie

Shrewsbury – Mary “June” St. Marie was young at heart. She died peacefully with family after a very short illness Tuesday, June 9, 2015. At almost 89 years old, she was still working in the rectory at St. Anne’s Church as housekeeper….a position she loved for over 20 years. Born June 22, 1926 in Worcester, [...]

Frisbee dog show at Oak Middle School

June 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Flying High Frisbee Dogs show will take place at Oak Middle School Football Field, 45 Oak St., Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. Mike Piazza is a multiple world finalist and former long distance world record holder. The top K-9 Frisbee performer in the world and only local professional with over 15 years [...]

Ann Warfield, 70, of Shrewsbury

June 9th, 2015

Obit Ann Warfield

Shrewsbury – Ann Warfield’s life was always centered on her family. They were with her when she passed peacefully Saturday, June 6, 2015 after two courageous battles against cancer. She was 70. Ann Marie (Bibeau) Warfield was born Nov. 21, 1944, a daughter of Michelina (Protano) Bibeau and the late Henry Bibeau. Raised and educated [...]

Linda M. Argentati, 68, of Shrewsbury

June 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Linda M. Argentati died unexpectedly Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was 68. She was born May 16, 1947 in Worcester, the only child of the late John and Carmella (Palumbo) Argentati. Raised in Worcester, she moved to Shrewsbury in 1965. She worked for many salons in the area as a hairdresser. True to [...]

Coolidge alumni share memories with current students

June 6th, 2015

Senior citizens who are alumni of the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School recently visited the school to meet with current fourth graders. The alumni answered questions about what it was like when they attended the school and talked about the different grades the school housed at various times.

History comes to life in Shrewsbury

June 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Spring Street Elementary School third graders in Elizabeth McRae’s class run through a dress rehearsal for their production of “1773 – The Boston Tea Party” May 26. The class performed the play for Spring Street School students and teachers during the school day and for the McRae class parents that evening. The play [...]

Final bit of work is completed for Shrewsbury’s World War 1 monument

June 5th, 2015

The new Shrewsbury World War 1 monument

Shrewsbury – After nine years, work on the new Shrewsbury World War 1 monument, located in front of the Beal Early Childhood Center on Maple Avenue, is finally complete.

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