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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Public invited to ‘Santa at the Sumner House’ event

December 5th, 2014

Santa will be arriving at the Sumner House via a Shrewsbury fire engine.

Shrewsbury –  Heald & Chiampa’s annual “Santa at The Sumner House” event will take place Saturday, Dec.  6 from 12:30 – 3 p.m. For four years now, Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home has helped kick off the holiday season by welcoming a visit from Santa Claus to the Sumner House. Hundreds of area families have enjoyed [...]

Shrewsbury middle school students to present musical comedy ‘The Edge of the Nest’

December 5th, 2014

Blue blankets for boys and pink for girls are part of the costumes for the infant stage of the upcoming production “The Edge of the Nest” by Sherwood Middle School students. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – “The Edge of the Nest,” a musical comedy, will be presented at the Shrewsbury Oak Middle School auditorium by Sherwood Middle School students Friday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. A large cast of almost 70 fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-graders has been rehearsing since mid-September, meeting twice a week after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. According to Director Nathan Colby, “The show has lots of little skits and it allows for many parts. It has singing, dancing and solos. The kids are exposed to many aspects of musical theater.”

A Floral hoedown

December 4th, 2014

Photo/Mary Pritchard

Shrewsbury – (l to r, back) Floral Street School students Lana Shafiq, Keith LoboPrabhu, Noah Csank, Florangel Rosso, Shivani Gupta, Arjun Shankar, and (front, l to r) Matthew Janecek and Ethan Oh are all smiles during the Floral Street School Hoedown held recently at the school. Students, faculty, and staff participate in the hoedown each year as a school-wide fall celebration. Students learn square dancing and other dances in physical education class in preparation for the hoedown.

Sullivan and Caplan announce engagement

December 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – William Sullivan, Jr. and Dr. Eileen Sullivan of Shrewsbury and Falmouth, Mass., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Crowley Sullivan, to Daniel Noah Caplan, son of Jon and Michele Caplan of New York, N.Y. and S. Egremont, Mass. The couple met while studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 5 edition

December 3rd, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Friday, Nov. 21 2:19 a.m. Arrested, James E. Frey, 26, of 74 Boston Ave., Apt. 1, Worcester, for OUI liquor, drinking alcohol from open container in MV, speeding. 12:57 p.m. Willard Ave. Medical call. 2:56 p.m. Boston Tpke Dispute. 3:05 p.m. Maple Ave. Vandalism. 3:14 p.m. Memorial Dr./Hartford Tpke. MVA with injury. 5:30 p.m. [...]

Edward J. Caswell, 88, of Shrewsbury

December 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Edward J. Caswell, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 88. Born April 13, 1926, son of the late Edward G. & Jessie W. (Laskie) Caswell, Ed was raised and educated in Haverhill, graduating from [...]

Helen Lipkin, former Sherwood Middle School teacher in Shrewsbury

December 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Words used to describe and remember Helen Lipkin: kind, passionate, loving, charismatic and curious. Helen died in the tender care of her family at home in Shrewsbury on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 after a courageous struggle with inflammatory breast cancer. She was 52. Helen Stacey Levine was born March 11, 1962 in Queens, [...]

Shrewsbury nonprofit gives ‘forgotten’ an opportunity to shine

December 2nd, 2014

Participants in the New England Dream Center enjoy a campfire sing-a-long.

By Christine Galeone, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Creative outlets give people a chance to express themselves while bonding with their peers. But due to mobility issues, age, mental illness or economic instability, many don’t have access to them. That’s what New England Dream Center (NEDC) strives to change. Its new Shrewsbury facility in Liberty Church [...]

Southgate at Shrewsbury marks 25th year with ‘all-star’ show

December 2nd, 2014

The Women’s Chorus sings “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from the musical “Annie.”

Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury celebrated its 25th anniversary Nov. 21 to 23 as residents of the retirement community ranging in age from 65 to 96 presented “Ed Sullivan’s All-Star Salute to Southgate” at the facility’s Flanagan Theater. The musical-comedy revue was written and directed by Deanna Swan, program director.

Ernest P. Belanger, 53, of Shrewsbury

December 2nd, 2014

Shrewsbury – Ernest P. Belanger, 53, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 in Saint Vincent Hospital, after a very brave battle with cancer. Ernie is survived by his wife and best friend, Kimberly A. (Laraia) McCallum-Belanger; two step-daughters, Amanda Lee Laflamme and her husband Joel of North Grafton, and Keri Lynn McCallum of [...]

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