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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Barbara Adams Bowen, 56, of Shrewsbury

April 7th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Barbara Adams Bowen, 56, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015, with her loving daughter at her side, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late E. Stephen and Barbara Adams. She grew up in and was educated in Shrewsbury and was a 1976 graduate of Shrewsbury High [...]

Peter E. Ferranto, 79, of Shrewsbury

April 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Peter E. Ferranto, 79, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 4, 2015 at home. His wife of 46 years, Marie (Tortora) Ferranto, died in 2007. Peter is survived by his loving children; a daughter, Grace Schofield and her husband Brian of Chicopee, and two sons, Larry Ferranto and his wife Lucia and Edward [...]

Jack Conley, 77, of Shrewsbury

April 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – “I’ve fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4). Jack Conley lost his battle with cancer Thursday, April 2, 2015, but has achieved his eternal Easter. He was 77. John H. Conley was born Nov. 26, 1937 in Worcester, a son of the late [...]

Rose Larson, 98, of Shrewsbury

April 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Rose E. (Gardella) Larson, 98, of Shrewsbury and the Notre Dame du Lac Community of Worcester, died peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at Notre Dame Long Term Care in Worcester. Rose was born Sept. 22, 1916 in Worcester, one of three children to Italian immigrants, Stefano and Anna [...]

Survivors offer multiple myeloma support in Shrewsbury

April 6th, 2015

Denis Herlihy (l) and Dick Dion, co-facilitators for the Shrewsbury-based Central Massachusetts Multiple Myeloma Support Group, review informational pamphlets they provide at meetings for members.
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Shrewsbury – When Grafton resident Dick Dion goes to Dana Farber Cancer Institute each week for treatment, gets weighed and is asked to rate his pain level from 1-10, he responds with a small grin, “I don’t accept pain.”

SHS players give an ‘assist’ to youngsters

April 6th, 2015

Some of the Shrewsbury High School hockey players and their proteges

Shrewsbury – Aspiring hockey players in Shrewsbury have been participating in the town’s Youth Hockey Association’s Learn to Play Hockey program for years. The program focuses on teaching 4- to 7-year-olds the fundamentals of the sport.

Sheriff addresses region’s opiate epidemic

April 2nd, 2015

Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis 

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis discussed the county’s new focus on fighting opiate abuse at the Shrewsbury Rotary Club’s March 30 meeting.

The sheriff has been vocal about the role substance abuse plays in leading users to crime and, eventually, prison.

Eileen Postale, 81, of Shrewsbury

April 2nd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Eileen M. (O’Rourke) Postale, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was 81. Born Dec. 4, 1933 in Gloundaeigh, Currow, County Kerry, Ireland, she was one of 10 children born to the late Michael J. and Mary C. (O’Connor) O’Rourke and immigrated to the United States at the [...]

John S. Opacki Sr., 88, of Shrewsbury

April 2nd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – John S. Opacki Sr., 88, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 after an illness. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Cynthia (Greene) Opacki of Shrewsbury; six sons, John Opacki Jr. and his wife, Barbara of New Hampshire, Thomas Opacki and his wife Angela of Spencer, Marc Strickland and his wife Debbie [...]

Jeffrey A. Buchert, 51, of Shrewsbury

April 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Jeffrey A. Buchert, 51, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at UMass Hospital. Jeffrey is survived by his wife, with whom he shared the past 23 years, Barbara K. (Smith) Buchert; two sons, William Buchert and Jeffrey Buchert Jr., both of Shrewsbury; three daughters, Janelle Wilson and her fiancé Luis Ruiz [...]

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