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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Letter to the editor: Musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park open for season

June 5th, 2015

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To the Editor: The Donahue family wish to express their deep appreciation to Tom Falzoi who has done the choreography, selected the music and spends countless hours maintaining the musical/dancing fountains at Dean Park in Shrewsbury. Without Tom’s dedication, it would not be possible for the public to enjoy the beauty of the musical/dancing fountains. [...]

Shrewsbury Lacrosse Advances in Playoffs

June 4th, 2015

The Shrewsbury High School boy’s lacrosse team celebrates their playoff victory over Leominster

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys lacrosse team defeated the Leominster High School Blue Devils by a score of 16-4 on June 2, in the first round of the MIAA Central/West Division 2 playoffs.

Seeds on loan from Shrewsbury Library

June 3rd, 2015

Seed selection at Shrewsbury Library.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Public Library patrons can now borrow more than books from the library. Over 70 varieties of vegetable and flower seeds, generously donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, are available to library-goers. A display of the seeds will be placed near the reference desk and families can borrow up to 10 packets of [...]

Local tournaments to benefit Mark Fidrych Foundation

June 3rd, 2015

Northborough/Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Little League will host the 2015 All Star Tournament Saturday, June 27, to Thursday, July 2, at Shrewsbury’s Coolidge School field, 1 Florence St. The final game is played at Dean Park, 805 Main St., Shrewsbury. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mark Fidrych Foundation, an organization which supports children with disabilities and special needs.

Shrewsbury police log, June 5 edition

June 3rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury Monday, May 18 12:09 a.m. Lake St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:15 a.m. Gold St. Suspicious person/MV. 9:05 a.m. Elizabeth St. Medical call. 9:48 a.m. Route 20/Grafton St. Accident – injury. 12:07 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 4:43 p.m. Arrested, Lukasz Michal Trzuskot, 21, of 15 Riverside Dr., Webster, for fail to stop for police, speeding [...]

Shrewsbury Board of Health Updates Selectmen on Tobacco-control Issues

June 2nd, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen met with several members of the Shrewsbury Board of Health (BOH) during the selectmen’s May 26 meeting to discuss the town’s participation in the Central Mass Regional Public Health Alliance’s (CMRPHA) efforts.

Shrewsbury couple to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

June 1st, 2015


Shrewsbury – It’s been said that love knows no bounds, whether life’s challenges lie in age, health or distance; true love can conquer all. There is one such love story going on in Shrewsbury between Lawrence and Frances Laganelli, who will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on June 30. Although health issues have caused both to move a little slower, their love continues to give them strength.

The pair grew up in the same Worcester neighborhood and actually began courting as teenagers. In 1945 they exchanged wedding vows at local Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Together they raised three sons – Lawrence Jr., Richard and Mark.

Massage Ultra to host grand opening Saturday, June 6

June 1st, 2015

(l to r): Massage Ultra therapists Gayle, Robin, and Randi

Shrewsbury – Massage Ultra will be hosting its Grand Opening Saturday, June 6 at starting at 8:30 a.m. and will continue for one week. Walk-ins will receive a 1-hour massage for just $39.99 and a chance to enter to win prizes, including free massages.

Shrewsbury Woman’s Club awards scholarships

June 1st, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club (SWC) recently presented scholarships during their annual meeting and luncheon at Wachusett Country Club.  Emily Rivard, a senior at Notre Dame Academy, and Sonali Razdan, a senior at Shrewsbury High School, each received a $1,000 scholarship. Rivard will attend the College of the Holy Cross and Razdan will attend Cornell [...]

SHS graduate earns Eagle Scout rank

June 1st, 2015

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Shrewsbury – On May 9, Thomas Bodden of Boy Scout Troop 158 in Shrewsbury, was formally awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held at Shrewsbury High School.  Joining Thomas to commemorate this special achievement were family, friends, and local dignitaries. In the fall of 2003, Bodden entered Scouting with Cub [...]

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