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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Shrewsbury police log, Oct. 10 edition

October 8th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Wednesday, Sept. 24 9:36 a.m. Main St. Disturbance. 1:38 p.m. Gleason Rd. Parking violation. 5:29 p.m. Overlook Ave. Medical call. 6:00 p.m. Arrested, Jeremy A. Brown, 27, of 5 Quinapoxet St., Jefferson, for marked lanes violation, negligent operation of motor vehicle, OUI drugs, reckless endangerment of a child. 6:05 p.m. Carter Rd. Medical call. [...]

Edward E. Gannon, 52, of Shrewsbury

October 6th, 2014

Obit Edward Gannon

Shrewsbury – Edward E. Gannon, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, surrounded by his family, at St. Vincent Hospital after a courageous struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 52. Born Sept. 21, 1962 in Worcester, he was the son of Laurence and Patricia (Blackett) Gannon. He was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School, class [...]

Scarecrows on the Common now on display

October 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The 10th annual “Scarecrows on the Common” display, sponsored by the Shrewsbury Garden Club, will be on display on the Town Common through Friday, Oct. 17. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey    

Shrewsbury High celebrates Spirit Week

October 4th, 2014

The Colonials mascot with students during Spirit Week.

Shrewsbury – To kick off homecoming weekend Sept. 27-28, students at Shrewsbury High School celebrated Spirit Week with a theme for each day that ended with class spirit competitions. Seniors took first place overall in the events and Spirit Day Games. Photo/Heidi Hayes-Pandey            

St. Mary sixth-graders raise money to sponsor two Ugandan students

October 4th, 2014

St. Mary School students raised money to educate Ugandan youth. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Though Uganda, East Africa, is time zones away from St. Mary School in Shrewsbury, the grade six students recently learned that their contributions have a significant impact on children across the globe. As a result of their service efforts, students raised $920. The donation was sent to Raising Up Hope for Uganda (RUHU), [...]

Cyclocross event held at Ski Ward

October 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury –The Night Weasels Cometh Cyclocross Race drew 364 men and women to the event held at Ski Ward Oct. 1.  The event, part of a race series in New England, required racers of varying levels to bicycle on an uphill terrain, a unique setting for a cyclocross race. Photos/Zenya Molnar

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

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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 [...]

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