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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New tabletop games available at Shrewsbury Library

July 15th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St., announced that its new collection of tabletop games is ready for patrons to check out. The collection includes 18 different games, including strategy games such as “Settlers of Catan,” cooperative games like “Forbidden Desert,” and party games like “Quelf.” Library patrons may check out up to [...]

Hester awarded Central One scholarship

July 15th, 2015

(l to r) - Michael Rooney, Central One CFO, Kaitlyn Hester and Joan Day, branch manager, Central One Shrewsbury.

Region – Kaitlyn Hester was this year’s recipient of Central One Federal Credit Union’s $1000 William G. Whitten Scholarship. Kaitlyn, a recent graduate of Shrewsbury High School, applied for the scholarship by participating in the Cooperative Credit Union Association Scholarship Program. Central One extends its best wishes to Kaitlyn as she prepares for her academic [...]

Kane and Moore secure Dean Park restoration funding

July 12th, 2015

Jim Brown, parks and cemetery commissioner; State Rep. Hannah Kane and Angela Snell, director of parks and recreation. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – State Rep. Hannah Kane (R- Shrewsbury) and State Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) announced they were successful in securing funding for Shrewsbury’s Dean Park in Governor Baker’s Capital Plan for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The Capital Plan, which lays out the administration’s five-year investment plan, has committed $250,000 toward the park’s restoration. Dean Park [...]

Shrewsbury Library holds a ‘topping off’ ceremony for construction project

July 12th, 2015

A crowd of donors, volunteers and library staff sign the final beam for the new library before a crane lifted it into place. (Photos/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – The weather was perfect – warm sun and no wind or rain – at the construction site of the new Shrewsbury Public Library for the “topping off” ceremony June 25. Staff members, volunteers and donors signed their names or messages to the final beam before it was hoisted into place. Laurie Hogan, chair of the Library Trustees wrote in bold letters, “Thanks to the Shrewsbury voters.” One end of the beam sported a green pine tree and on the other end, an American flag.

Harriet Fuller, 93, of Shrewsbury

July 9th, 2015

Obit Harriet Fuller

Shrewsbury – “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned toward the sky, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” (Leonardo da Vinci) Harriet Fuller, a licensed pilot who has flown around the world, reached the sky she longed to return [...]

Salvatore Santoro, 68, of Shrewsbury

July 8th, 2015

Obit Salvatore Santoro

Shrewsbury – Salvatore Santoro, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was 68. Salvatore was born Aug. 29, 1946 in Serra di Pratola, Provincia di Avellino, Italy, a son of the late Antonio and Maria (Santoro) Santoro. After leaving Italy over 48 years ago, Sal first went to Canada where he learned English. [...]

Anthony P. Cicio, 95, of Shrewsbury

July 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Anthony P. Cicio, 95, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, in the Shrewsbury Nursing Home. His wife, Jennie (Pezzella) Cicio, died in 2004. Anthony is survived by a son, Francis A. (Frank) Cicio of Shrewsbury, with whom he lived, and two daughters, Theresa A. Piltzecker and [...]

Charles P. Janaitis, 89, of Shrewsbury

July 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Charles P. Janaitis, 89, longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. His loving wife of 32 years, Josephine L. (Leone) Janaitis, died in 1982. He leaves his three daughters, Susan Lederman and her husband Robert of Denver, Colo., Mary Ann Janaitis and Laurie A. O’Rourke, both of [...]

Shrewsbury celebrates Fourth of July

July 6th, 2015

The Shanley, Simoncini, and Pratte families, all cousins, celebrate the fourth of July together at Dean Park.

Shrewsbury – Residents gathered July 4 at Dean Park for the town’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. The event, sponsored by Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, included music, a cookout, inflatable amusements, and a decorated doll and bike carriage parade. Photos/Julie Shamgochian

Shrewsbury All-Stars taking a ‘swing at cancer’

July 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury Little League 10-year-old All Star Team

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Little League 10-year-old All Star baseball team is inviting the public to help them “take a swing at cancer” as they fundraise to participate in the Oxford Little League Jimmy Fund Tourney.

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