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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Selectmen discuss healthcare costs

February 13th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The rising costs of healthcare was discussed by the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen at its Feb. 10 meeting. In a graphic chart developed by Town Manager Daniel Morgado, meeting attendees were shown the impact on rising healthcare costs for the period of fiscal year (FY) 2009 to FY 2015.

Cyril R. Read, 80, of Shrewsbury

February 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Cyril R. Read, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 11, 1934 in Seekonk, the oldest child of Frank and Gertrude (Peck) Read, and had been a Shrewsbury resident for over 50 years. Cyril lived a long and happy life as [...]

Registration for Shrewsbury summer program opening Feb. 11

February 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public School District is once again offering its Summer Enrichment Program for elementary and middle school students. Parents may choose morning, afternoon, or full day programs. Courses run Monday to Thursday during the weeks of June 22, July 6, 13 and 20. New this year is an extended day option will [...]

Knight’s celebrates 30 years as leader in ground transportation

February 10th, 2015

Knight's Airport Limousine Service staff (l to r) Brian Lafortune, Paul Barker, Mark Ford, John Robert, Mike Stratton, Paul Moroney and Robert Hoover
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – As a college student, Michael Hogan wrote a business plan as an assignment for an economics class. His idea was for a shared ride service.

“My professor, Curtis Derby, asked me if I was serious about it,” he recalled. “He thought it was a great idea and encouraged me to pursue it.”

Shrewsbury middle school students study architecture

February 10th, 2015

Members of the Sherwood and Oak Middle Schools’ League of Architects
Photo/Nance Ebert

Shrewsbury – For a eight week period this winter students from both Sherwood Middle School and Oak Middle School are meeting to brainstorm floor plans, site plans, building materials, scale, structure and more as members of the “League of Architects,” an after school club.

St. Mary School celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 10th, 2015

Grade 3 students (l to r): Brady Shea, Dylan Fanale and Emma Chillo

Shrewsbury – St. Mary School in Shrewsbury hosted its annual Open House and Registration Event Jan. 25. This event marked the start of Catholic Schools Week throughout the United States. This year’s theme, “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service” exemplifies the essence of what Catholic schools provide for their students, their families and the communities they serve.

Michael Auger, 60, of Shrewsbury

February 10th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Michael Auger, 60, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester following a battle with cancer. His wife Cheryl (Polselli) Auger passed away in 2002. Mike is survived by his children, Ashley Auger, Brandon Auger, Alissa Langevin and her husband Dennis, Henry O’Neil and [...]

Shrewsbury mom helps Friends With Heart expand awareness and support activities

February 8th, 2015


Shrewsbury – In 1997, when Shrewsbury resident Dawn King was pregnant with twins, she was told one of them would be born with the complex heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ben arrived with a condition requiring multiple operations and had to be tube-fed for his first three years. King initially gained support from other families who were dealing with congenital heart disease (CHD), but they lived far away.

Rockin’ for Shrewsbury’s music and theater students

February 5th, 2015

Entertaining guests are Tension band members (l to r) Tim Proch, John O’Brien, Steve Grip, Joe Cantin and Joe Arcabascio.

Shrewsbury – Patrons of the arts attended Rockin’ Wonderland, a first-time fundraiser benefitting the Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theatre Association (SSMA), held Jan. 30 at SAC Park. Celebrating its 60th year, SSMA is a nonprofit organization providing support to music and theatre education in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Robert Shaughnessy, 79, of Shrewsbury

February 4th, 2015

Obit Robert Shaughnessy

Shrewsbury – Bob Shaughnessy would often tell family and friends “Live every day like it’s your last because someday you’ll be right.” Sadly, Bob died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an auto accident Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Robert E. Shaughnessy was born in 1935 to the late John H. and Kathleen M. (Sanborn) Shaughnessy of [...]

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