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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New coach promises exciting season for Shrewsbury girls’ soccer

September 17th, 2015

Shrewsbury High varsity girls soccer captains Lea Rocco (left) and  Jordyn Oliveri. (Photo/John Orrell)

Shrewsbury – Big changes are in store for the Shrewsbury High School (SHS) girls’ varsity soccer program this fall.

Shrewsbury teen wins multiple accolades for dance performances

September 17th, 2015

Saharra Shaker (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury teen Saharra Shaker, 17, is quite an accomplished dancer. She has performed several times at Disneyworld as well as at Hershey Park, the TD Garden for a Celtics game and more. She has been studying at Judy A. Hermans School of Dance since the age of 7, but began her dancing career even earlier – at the age of 4.

New and traditional events on tap for Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival 2015

September 17th, 2015

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated events of the year – the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. This year’s festival, the 18th in its history, will feature many of the time-honored favorites as well as some new events, according to Sue Falzoi, who is overseeing [...]

Young Shrewsbury soccer squad seeks to maintain success

September 17th, 2015

(l to r) Kyle Simmons, Martin Davis, and Kevin Murphy are the team captains. (Photo/John Orrell)

Shrewsbury – There is a definite youth movement under way in the ranks of the Shrewsbury High boys’ varsity soccer program following the team’s 15-4-1 record and a trip to division semifinals in 2014.

Synchronized swimming sisters team up for Junior Olympics

September 17th, 2015

(l-r) Kristina Madden, Anjali Tanna, Kaitlyn Madden and Tanvi Tanna are members of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts' competitive synchronized swim team, the Synchro-Maids. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Shrewsbury – Ever since the Madden sisters and Tanna sisters started swim lessons at a very young age at the local Boroughs Branch YMCA, they all had one thing in common; their love of swimming.

The Italian American Victory Club is here to stay

September 17th, 2015

The Italian American Victory Club celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Shrewsbury – On a recent summer night, a few kids were shooting hoops just outside the Italian American Victory Club (IAVC). Dozens of people lined the court, chatting and drinking beer, yet not a single person was watching the basketball game. Instead, all eyes were on a court about 50 feet away, where the night’s real action was taking place.

Local volunteer teacher awarded for sharing his passion for space

September 17th, 2015

Robert Mersereau (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury resident Robert Mersereau retired 10 years ago, “I needed a new sense of purpose,” he said. Little did he know then that, at 71, his new “career” as a volunteer would bring him much more than that.

Shrewsbury resident continues 30-year passion for teaching

September 17th, 2015

Beth McShane (Photo/Submitted)

Shrewsbury – Chances are if you have young kids, you probably already know Shrewsbury resident Beth McShane.

Shrewsbury Social Club’s service chair thrives

September 17th, 2015

PHOTO 1: Kerry Tylicki (front left) helps Shrewsbury Social Club  volunteers Margaret Quil (front right), Deb Burgess, Ann Cairns and Margie White (back, l to r) revive a patch of land in Dean Park. (Photo/Kelly Bradway)

Shrewsbury – At Dean Park, just a stone’s throw from the lake, there is a patch of land that has been rejuvenated. The lush little parcel has been nurtured by the Shrewsbury Social Club (SSC). But the care the SSC provides extends far beyond the park. Like that plot of land, the lives of many of its approximately 80 members have been revitalized. One of them – Kerry Tylicki – has experienced this renewal due to meaningful connections she’s formed in the club.

White City’s electrifying past has faded, but its lights still remain

September 16th, 2015

Crowds enjoy the attractions at White City amusement park, circa 1905. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Arthur Johnson stood amidst the wreckage, watching as a world he had known for 33 years crumbled to the ground.

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