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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Ann M. Collins, 49, of Shrewsbury

March 16th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Ann M. Collins died at home Friday, March 13, 2015, with her family gathered by her side. She was 49. Born Jan. 11, 1966 in New Brunswick, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Stuart Allan and Mary (Vannan) McAllister. A graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1984, she then earned [...] launches new interactive website

March 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury –, part of Emerge Marketing, Inc., launched its new interactive website March 1. Designed to be a place where customers can go to read and write reviews, to view local event information, and to gain valuable insight about local businesses, will initially focus on locally-owned businesses in 11 towns: Worcester, Shrewsbury, Westborough, [...]

Shrewsbury police log, March 13 edition

March 11th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Feb. 26 2:52 a.m. Main St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:42 p.m. Spring Cir. Medical call. 1:38 p.m. Oakland Ave. Suspicious person/MV. 4:07 p.m. Arrested, Robert Scott McCluskey, 47, of 143 North Quinsigamond, Apt. G, Shrewsbury, for OUI liquor, marked lanes violation, disorderly conduct. 6:03 p.m. Deerfield Rd. Larceny. 8:04 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. [...]

Thomas M. McCabe, 86, of Shrewsbury

March 11th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Thomas M. McCabe, of Shrewsbury, died March 4, 2015 after a period of failing health. He was 86. Tom was born June 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Patrick and Catherine (McGoldrick) McCabe. He married Marie D. Grande Feb. 3, 1951 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Brooklyn. They [...]

Frances L. Hardy, 91, of Shrewsbury

March 11th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Frances L. (Crowley) Hardy, 91, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Sunday, March 8, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Her husband, Richard F. Hardy, died in 2002. Frances leaves two daughters, Suzanne E. Roy of Shrewsbury and Deborah A. Tebo of Brewster; her son, Richard F. Hardy [...]

Shrewsbury celebrates the Chinese New Year

March 10th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Over 800 people gathered at Oak Middle School March 1 to celebrate the traditional start of the Chinese New Year, which this year is known as the Year of the Goat, Sheep and Ram.

Shrewsbury High School track relay team heading for Nationals

March 9th, 2015

Pumped up about competing at Nationals in NYC are (from left) Erik King, Ethan Melia, Alex Chin and Dan Liubovich

Shrewsbury – “Going to Nationals doesn’t happen too often at Shrewsbury High School, and I’m happy to be a part of it and happy for the rest of the guys,” said senior Ethan Melia. “A key thing this season was being persistent, not giving up, and giving 100 percent every day. No matter how we finish, we kept fighting to reach the next levels.”

Four members of the boys’ winter track team are headed to New York City for a national meet Friday, March 13, in the 4-by-200-meter relay. Shrewsbury had a big victory in the Midland A League championship meet in Fitchburg in early February, winning the Central Mass Division 1 title over longtime rival Wachusett. They then competed at States and All-States to lead up to the chance to compete at Nationals.

Snow creativity

March 9th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Peach Roadman (l ) and Emma Krause explore a huge snow tunnel near North Street in Shrewsbury. Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Joseph F. Ricciardi Sr., 95, formerly of Shrewsbury

March 9th, 2015

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Worcester/Shrewsbury – Joseph F. Ricciardi, 95, of Worcester, formerly of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Beaumont-University Campus, surrounded by his loving family. His wife, Lorraine T. (Houle) Ricciardi, died in 1965. He leaves his children, Margaret P. “Peg” Prizio of Worcester, Joseph F. “Jay” Ricciardi Jr., of Shrewsbury, and Ronald J. Ricciardi and [...]

Indian community raises funds for Shrewsbury Public Library

March 7th, 2015

Vinay Vyas and Arumugham Raghunathan display the architect drawing of the remodeled Shrewsbury Public Library. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – Some Indian residents of Shrewsbury accepted the challenge of planning fundraisers when they learned about an opportunity to name a room in the town’s remodeled public library in exchange for a donation of at least $10,000.

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