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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Angelina DiPinto, 84, of Shrewsbury

January 9th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Angelina “Eileen” (Monopoli) DiPinto, 84, an over 70-year resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, with her devoted husband and family gathered by her side after a long illness. Eileen, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, was born in Worcester to Italian immigrant parents Mauro and Helen (DiBenedetto) Monopoli. She grew up [...]

Patricia Cook, 54, of Shrewsbury

January 9th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Patricia Rhudy Cook, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness. She was 54. Patricia was born March 25, 1960 in Shelbyville, Tenn., a daughter of Patricia Pitts and the late Rev. James Rhudy. Raised and educated in Tullahoma, Tenn., she graduated from Tullahoma High School [...]

Shrewsbury fire chief issues cold weather safety warning

January 8th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as the area enters the first period of extremely cold weather this winter. “Sub-freezing temperatures dip this week will tax our heating and electrical systems as we try to stay warm, so a little caution can help you make you it safely through the extreme weather,” [...]

Greendale Physical Therapy earns top honor

January 7th, 2015

Greendale Physical Therapy staff with 'Finz,' the mascot for the Worcester Ice Cats hockey team, at an open house event in May 2014. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Greendale Physical Therapy in Shrewsbury has received honorable mention in ADVANCE’s 13th annual Practice of the Year contest. Greendale PT was one of an expansive list of innovative, forward-thinking physical therapy practices that are defining private practice in the new millennium. These exceptional physical therapy centers are expanding their offering of services, staying [...]

Shrewsbury hockey team runners-up in regional tournament

January 4th, 2015

The Shrewsbury Youth Hockey Level C Squirts prepare to take the ice. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth Hockey Level C Squirt team were the runners-up in the 37th annual Groton Crusaders Youth Hockey “Tourney in the Woods” in Groton Dec. 26-30. The team of 9- and 10-year-olds made it to the final game of the tournament, but lost to the Manchester Flames 7-3.

Substance abuse prevention on Shrewsbury selectmen’s agenda

January 1st, 2015

Shrewsbury – At their regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 23, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen heard from Derek Brindisi, public health director, regarding the Regional Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative (SAPC)

State ‘deaf’ to town’s 40B concerns, claim selectmen

January 1st, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen began its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 23 with remarks addressing the town’s attempt to attract “friendly 40B” affordable housing developments. Chair James Kane related the board’s experience when it appeared recently before the Massachusetts Housing Commission in Boston.

Michael C. Simone, 87, of Shrewsbury

December 31st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Michael C. Simone, of Shrewsbury, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 after an illness. He was 87. Mike was born July 6, 1927 in Worcester, son of Italian immigrants Carlo and Josephine (DiTerlizzi) Simone. He married Frances L. Mazzamurro Sept. 26, 1953 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Ann’s Church in Worcester, [...]

Geraldine C. Hafford, 70, of Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Geraldine C. Hafford, of Shrewsbury, died at home Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 with family gathered by her side. She was 70. Born in Hartford, Conn., daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Grutten) Beaulieu, “Gerry” spent many years in Ashland, Maine; Franklin, Mass.; Rochester, N.H.; and Shrewsbury, Mass. Gerry lived a simple life [...]

Viola Hebert, 88, of Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Viola M. (Glover) Hebert, 88, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 in Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. She leaves her husband, Joseph E. Hebert; two daughters, Linda T. Cummings and her husband Edward of Amherst, N.H. and Sandra E. Larivee and her husband James of Auburn; two grandchildren, [...]

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