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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Zoning changes approved for ‘Spagtacular’

October 1st, 2014


Shrewsbury – Only 166 voters attended the Shrewsbury Special Town Meeting (STM) Sept. 30, although approximately another 55 interested people from out of town also attended. The meeting had been requested by proponents of a mixed-use development, “The Grove,” which would be located at the site of a former warehouse on Maple Avenue. By night’s end, requested zoning changes had been approved.

Surviving breast cancer stronger in the long run

October 1st, 2014

Paula Curran-Hayeck

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – An avid runner for 38 years, Paula Curran-Hayeck recently organized a cross-country team at St. Mary School. For several years, she has directed the 5K road race in conjunction with the parish’s annual family festival.

In May 2012, St. Mary Parish held a fundraiser with proceeds donated to her group’s participation in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 3 edition

October 1st, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Wednesday, Sept. 17 12:51 p.m. Boston Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 1:20 p.m. Arrested, Mark H. Getchell, 47, of 15 Kinnicutt Rd., Worcester, on warrant. 2:38 p.m. Boston Tpke. Threats. 4:43 p.m. Bannister St. Animal complaint – barking dog. Thursday, Sept. 18 1:11 a.m. Arrested, Marvin E. Carr, 43, of 30 Walnut Park, Apt. 4, Boston, [...]

Shirley J. Schneyer, 85, of Shrewsbury

October 1st, 2014

Obit Shirley Schneyer

Shrewsbury – Shirley J. (Murphy) Schneyer, of Shrewsbury, a former longtime Framingham resident, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, with her family by her side, in UMass Medical Center. She was 85. Born on April 10, 1929 in Philadelphia, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Harold and Mae (Scholler) Murphy. She graduated from Upper [...]

A welcome and refreshing treat

September 30th, 2014


Shrewsbury – (l to r, front) Sarah Sullivan (striped shirt) Emma Chillo, Sarah Sullivan and Anne Claire pose for a photo with the Brenner team of Shrewsbury who had just participated in the U Mass. Cancer Walk in Worcester. The three girls, who are all 8-years-old, had organized a lemonade stand Sept. 26 in their [...]

Ronald S. Davis, 93, of Shrewsbury

September 30th, 2014

Obit Ronald Davis

Shrewsbury – Ronald S. Davis, 93, of South Quinsigamond Avenue, retired president of the Davis Corporation of Worcester, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Whitney Place Assisted Living in Northborough. His wife of 50 years, Marguerite “Peggy” R. Davis, died in 2000 and his friend, Jane Bryant Matthews, died in 2005. He leaves his daughter, [...]

Alice S. Crouse, 88, of Shrewsbury

September 30th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Alice S. (Anderson) Crouse, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in St. Vincent Hospital with her devoted family by her side. She was 88. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 68 years, 1 month and 4 days, Melbourne C. Crouse; four sons, Raymond Crouse and his wife Diane of Shrewsbury, Doran [...]

Shrewsbury pays tribute to its spirited residents over age 90

September 29th, 2014

Gladys and Cush Bozenhard, married 69 years

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – For the eighth year, a special viewing area was stationed in front of the Town Hall for the Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) Fall Festival Parade Sept. 28. Seated under a tent were residents over age 90 and their guests. Following the parade, they were invited to attend an Over 90 Tribute Tea at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

Feels like summer for Shrewsbury’s fall festival parade

September 28th, 2014

Costumed members of the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team collectively cheer.

Shrewsbury – The unseasonably hot weather Sept. 28 felt more like summer as the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade travelled its 1.1-mile route downtown.

Guests let their spirit soar at first-time fundraiser

September 27th, 2014

SH EDITED WEB spirit soar fundraiser

Shrewsbury – Hosts of “Let Your Spirit SOAR” (l to r) John Masiello, Beth Casavant, Hannah Kane and state Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, display a check for $16,000 to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). Kicking off the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, the first-time fundraiser was held Sept. 25 at Ski Ward. Struck Catering [...]

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