Shrewsbury

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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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Worcester County Food Bank drives successful summer kids’ program

September 24th, 2014

Refrigerated trucks donated by Shrewsbury’s Worcester County Food Bank helped bring healthy meals to children throughout Worcester this summer. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – When one person sets out to help others, great things can happen. But when people work together, the results can be amazing. Worcester County residents need only look as far as the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) for an example. The Shrewsbury nonprofit organization’s donation of a refrigerated food truck to the Worcester public schools’ Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helped it to provide nutritious meals to more kids in need.

Award-winning pianist moving to follow her dream

September 24th, 2014

Pianist Vanessa Mailing Haynes (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – At just 17 years old, Shrewsbury resident Vanessa Mailing Haynes has already accomplished what some don’t achieve in a lifetime. She is an accomplished pianist who has traveled the world performing in places such as Poland, Italy, Spain and Beijing.

Shrewsbury High honors top athletes in Hall of Fame

September 24th, 2014

Athletic Director Jay Costa shows off the Shrewsbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s collection of trophies and awards won over the years. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) started its Hall of Fame in 1991, inducting Joseph Russell Sr. from the Class of 1930. Since then over 100 student athletes, 16 coaches and three athletic directors have been elected to this top honor. Jay Costa, the current athletic director, explained that nominees are inducted every two years. The selection committee is comprised of former coaches, athletic directors, players and inductees.

YMCA of Central Massachusetts honors Shrewsbury volunteer

September 24th, 2014

Jack Bergan (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – At its landmark 150th annual meeting, the YMCA of Central Massachusetts honored Jack Bergan of Shrewsbury, a member for over 30 years who volunteers as treasurer of its board of directors. He was asked to fill the treasurer position when it became vacant in 2010, noted Michael Strand, vice president of administration and CFO.

Shrewsbury teens attend Student Trooper Program

September 24th, 2014

Katrina DiGiacomo and State Trooper Patrick McStay at the Student Trooper graduation ceremony. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Corrie Edstrom and Katrina DiGiacomo, both 16 and juniors at Shrewsbury High School, recently completed the Student Trooper Program at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree this summer. The mentally and physically demanding program, open to 15- to 17-year-old high school students, uses a paramilitary approach to training. Student troopers experience classroom instruction, hands-on training, challenging physical training, and strict discipline.

St. Mary’s parishioners volunteer with homeless project

September 23rd, 2014

This summer, families from St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury volunteered at a homeless shelter. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – “Real faith translates into work with others,” explained Gina Kuravilla, director of Religious Education for the St. Mary Parish of Shrewsbury. “We believe in a comprehensive approach to faith, and how it translates into the real world, and how it forms us as members of the community.”

Couple continues rowing tradition at Shrewsbury High

September 23rd, 2014

Russell and Pamela Krause in Shrewsbury High School’s bay at the Donahue Rowing Center in Shrewsbury. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Shrewsbury – Anyone who has rowed crew in the past 30 years in Shrewsbury knows Pamela and Russell Krause. The couple has been involved in coaching the high school boys’ and girls’ teams since the late 1970s.

Catch the ‘Spirit’ at Shrewsbury festival

September 23rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – The following events listed below are the core events sponsored by Spirit of Shrewsbury Committee. For more information, visit www.spiritofshrewsbury.org. Volunteers are always welcome and this is a great way to get community service hours for teens.

After the Shrewsbury override

September 23rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – Due to the $5.5 million Proposition 2- ½ operational override that was passed by voters on June 3, students in the Shrewsbury Public Schools found themselves in smaller sized classrooms as they headed back to school Aug. 26.

New developments, projects on the horizon for Shrewsbury

September 23rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Over the last several years, funding for special projects such as the Sherwood Middle School and a new library, as well as a hard-fought override battle, have been in the spotlight for the town. But with several major developments on the horizon, as well as a host of other projects, officials are hoping to position the town as a desirable location for companies to expand and relocate.

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