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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Ongoing dog problem may require court resolution

August 15th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The ongoing two-year saga of a dog adjudged a nuisance in 2013 was once again before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen Aug. 11.

Saint Vincent Medical Group opens new Shrewsbury office

August 15th, 2015

(l to r) Karen Chapman, president, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Steven MacLauchlan, president and CEO, St. Vincent Hospital; Charlyce Bozzello, legislative aide to State Rep. Hannah Kane; Douglas Waite, MD, CMO, St. Vincent Hospital; Aileen Clemente, executive director, St. Vincent Medical Group. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On July 29, Saint Vincent Medical Group of Shrewsbury celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new location at 181 Main St., first floor. This new larger space offers both internal and family medicine provided by internists Nandana Kansra and Sapna Savant, and family practitioners David Larrabee and Farah Khan, who treat patients of [...]

Electronics recycling at St. Nicholas Church

August 15th, 2015

Shrewsbury – An electronics and appliances recycling day will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 34 Gold St. (corner of Route 140). For more information, including items accepted and pricing, visit

Reshamwala named grand marshal for Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival

August 15th, 2015

Mahesh Reshamwala (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee has announced that Mahesh Reshamwala will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Spirit of Shrewsbury parade.

Richard E. Drapeau, 89, of Shrewsbury

August 14th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Richard E. Drapeau, of Shrewsbury Crossings, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at UMass Memorial Healthcare (University Campus). He was 89. His wife, Barbara I. (Magyar) Drapeau, died in 2008. He leaves behind his sons, Stephen Drapeau and his wife Donna of Webster; Randy Drapeau and his wife Linda of West Boylston; and [...]

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade to be held Sept. 5

August 13th, 2015

Participants in the 2013 boat parade. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – A popular tradition, the Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade, will be held Saturday, Sept. 5 starting at 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Favorite Cartoon.” Participants are encouraged to dress themselves and their boats accordingly. Top boats will earn honors, bragging rights and gifts from USA Marine, Ski Chair, Shore Side [...]

Shrewsbury residents in favor of proposed bylaw to protect woodlands

August 13th, 2015

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – At a public hearing at the Aug. 6 Shrewsbury Planning Board meeting, residents had the opportunity to express their opinions about a proposed amendment to a zoning bylaw to limit clearcutting – the removal of most or all trees from an area. The amendment would prohibit clearcutting over [...]

Shrewsbury resident finds clever way to outsmart groundhog

August 13th, 2015

Ben Tartaglia outsmarts groundhogs by placing planks on sawhorses. (Photo/Ben Tartaglia)

Shrewsbury – Ben Tartaglia solved the problem of groundhogs stripping his tomato plants clean by laying 2 X 8 planks on sawhorses. “Groundhogs, (aka woodchucks or whistlepigs) are geniuses when it comes to feeding on vegetable garden offerings,” Tartaglia said. “They can chew through wood or plastic fences. They can even tunnel under obstacles to [...]

Jeannette E. Abraham, 88, of Shrewsbury

August 13th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Jeannette E. (George) Abraham, 88, of Shrewsbury, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, in Memorial Hospital. Her loving husband of 48 years, John R. Abraham, predeceased her in 2002. Jeannette is survived by a brother, Charles “Nunnie” A. George Jr. and his wife Joyce of Worcester; two sisters, Doris Cote and her husband [...]

Licenses delayed for proposed Hooters

August 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois, representing Hooters Restaurant, were present at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 11 to continue a hearing that had first been held on July 28. The hearing had been called to address the request for food and liquor licenses for a proposed restaurant to be located at the site of the former Chili’s Restaurant at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd.

Phaneuf’s company, Phancon, Inc., operates eight other Hooters in New England and New York. Gadbois will serve as the Shrewsbury restaurant’s general manager. The Hooters team is hoping to open the new restaurant within three to four months.

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