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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WOW celebrates spring with Derby party

May 6th, 2015

In keeping with the Kentucky Derby tradition, the WOW ladies expressed their inner Southern Belles with flamboyant hats at a May 2 party. 
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – “And they’re off!” With those words, the 18 horses in the Run for the Roses galloped off the starting gates at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Back in Shrewsbury, the Women on Wine (WOW) ladies, a group of neighbors on Fox Hill Road, Red Coat Road, and Red Coat Circle, cheered wildly for their assigned horses at their first Kentucky Derby party.

Kane wins re-election to Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

May 6th, 2015

James Kane

Shrewsbury – James Kane has won re-election to the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen, defeating Benjamin Tartaglia Sr.  in the May 5 Annual Town Election. Kane had 1,462 votes to Tartaglia’s 484. Only 2,022 (9.14 percent) of the town’s 22,125 registered voters participated in the election. The selectmen’s race was the only contested race on the [...]

Shrewsbury police log, May 8 edition

May 6th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Sunday, April 19 2:17 a.m. Arrested, Philippe Joseph, 45, of 335 Grafton St., Apt. 508, Worcester, on warrant. 3:01 a.m. Arrested, Lisbed Rodriguez, 31, of 1 Willvell St., Apt. 2, Worcester, for using MV without authority; Leysa Millan, 32, of 3 North Ashland St., Apt. 1, Worcester, for using MV without authority; and Jose [...]

Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

Obit Frank DelCid

Shrewsbury – Frank J. DelCid, 33, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Marlborough, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born in Worcester, the son of Jocsan DelCid of Worcester and Misty (Bushey) DelCid of Woodsville, N.H. He was a graduate of Assabet Valley [...]

Eileen Grosse, 64, of Shrewsbury

May 4th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Eileen Rose “Ike” (Villatico) Grosse, 64, a longtime Shrewsbury resident and business owner of Ike’s Den, died peacefully Saturday May 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in the UMass Medical Center. She leaves behind her loving husband of 24 years, Henry G. Grosse; her pride and joy, one daughter, Ayla R. Grosse; [...]

Shrewsbury Women’s Club donates to SYFS

May 3rd, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club (SWC) recently donated $1,200 to Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), to help support this year’s summer youth programs: Trail Blazers; “Full STEAM Ahead” Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM); and “You Go, Girl.”

Selectmen vote to recommend road changes, fill vacancies

May 3rd, 2015

Shrewsbury – At their regularly scheduled meeting April 28, Shrewsbury Selectmen completed a number of items. Per Article 12 on the warrant for the Town Meeting on May 18, selectmen listed to Town Engineer Jeffrey W. Howland the private ways listed on the warrant for acceptance as public ways. They include Appaloosa Drive, Shetland Way, Thoroughbred Way, Farmview Estates, Grove Meadow Lane, Grove Meadow Farm, Ashwood Circle, Balsam Circle, Hemlock Circle and Rawson Hill Estates II.

Paton school holds annual pancake breakfast

May 3rd, 2015

The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11.

Shrewsbury – The Desruisseaux family enjoys the annual Paton Family Breakfast held at the school on April 11. The event, hosted by the Walter J. Paton Elementary School PTO, included a pancake breakfast, raffles, and silent auction to raise funds for Paton School. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Plant sale at Shrewsbury Senior Center

May 3rd, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will be holding its annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Senior Center parking lot, 98 Maple Ave., rain or shine. All proceeds go to town beautification and junior membership activities. Those who bring a donation to the St. Anne’s Human Services [...]

‘Buddies’ needed for Challenger baseball

May 1st, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Little League’s Challenger Division is seeking “buddies” that can volunteer their time for both practices and games. The Challenger Division is a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball. The buddies assist the Challenger players on the field, but [...]

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