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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Breast Friends Connection offers support in Shrewsbury

November 10th, 2014

Shrewsbury - At age 34, Linda Halloran received the terrifying news she had breast cancer. She mustered the courage to step into a supporroup, but felt deflated as it was “all about people dying and not about people living.” She left the group and never returned.

Shrewsbury – At age 34, Linda Halloran received the terrifying news she had breast cancer. She mustered the courage to step into a supporroup, but felt deflated as it was “all about people dying and not about people living.” She left the group and never returned.

Raleigh Kerber, 86, of Shrewsbury

November 10th, 2014

Obit Raleigh Kerber

Shrewsbury – Raleigh Burton Kerber died at home Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, with his family gathered by his side, after a long struggle with Alzheimer ‘s disease. He was 86. Born Dec. 13, 1927 in Worcester, “Lee,” as he was affectionately known, was a son of the late Francis H. and Mary E. (Dandro) Kerber. [...]

Tenth annual 5K benefits veterans and their families

November 10th, 2014

Cadets in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School run in the race.

Shrewsbury – Over 200 runners and walkers participated in the 10th annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk held Nov. 9, beginning and ending at Veterans Inc. Independence Hall. Fausto Benavides of Shrewsbury finished first overall in 18:05. Haley Collins of Shrewsbury was the first-place female in 20:58. Recognized as the oldest veteran finisher was Jim Brehio of Templeton, 65, in 21:45.

‘Vino for Vets” fundraiser to be held tonight in Shrewsbury

November 6th, 2014

American Flag

Shrewsbury – A fundraising wine tasting event will be held at the Hebert Mansion tonight, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. Also included are: raffles, for items such as Kindle Fire HDs, a SMART TV and a Nikon Digital Camera; silent auctions; door prizes, such as gift baskets and tablets; and giveaways of commemorative wine glasses. [...]

Charles Mardirosian Jr., 83, of Shrewsbury

November 6th, 2014

Obit Charles Mardirosian

Shrewsbury – Charles Mardirosian Jr., 83, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 under the loving care of his family. Charlie’s wife of 58 years, Anne Marie (Fyrbeck), passed away in May 2013. Charles was born in Worcester, son of the late Charles and Helen (Aucoin) Mardirosian. He grew up [...]

Shrewsbury Education Foundation honors Superintendent Joseph Sawyer

November 4th, 2014

Shrewsbury Superintendent Joseph Sawyer. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will hold its annual Awards Fundraising Dinner Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston. The event will honor this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the [...]

Central One Federal Credit Union gets into ‘spirit’ of holiday

November 4th, 2014

(l to r) Tellers Sarah Sieckarski, Sarah Olkkola and Mollie Jasper

Shrewsbury – Employees at Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury recently celebrated Halloween with their customers. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

Hidden Hillcrest Cemetery honors veterans

November 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – Most people don’t know it exists. Fewer visit. Hidden behind overgrown trees and bushes at the point where Green Street meets Centech Boulevard near the Shrewsbury-Grafton town line is Hillcrest Cemetery, a small, neat graveyard that served as the burial place for residents of the former psychiatric facility, Grafton State Hospital.

Domenic F. Zarette, 98, of Shrewsbury

November 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – Domenic F. Zarette, 98, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, in the Coleman House. Domenic is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Lucy (Simone) Zarette; a son, Francis Zarette and his wife Debra of Shrewsbury; and a daughter, Linda M. Doherty of Worcester. He [...]

Theater is thriving in Shrewsbury schools

October 31st, 2014


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Performing Arts Department provides students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of both music and drama as well as providing a creative outlet for their talents. Tom O’Toole is the new director of the K – 12 program that encompasses everything from the many instrumental and vocal groups to all the plays and musicals that the school system produces for the community.

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