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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Binkeez new headquarters will help expand mission of love and comfort

March 24th, 2015

Binkeez founder Susan Posterro (front, center) with volunteers at the dedication of the new headquarters in Shrewsbury Feb. 14
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Grafton/Shrewsbury – Thanks to a local businessman, a nonprofit organization that makes blankets for seriously ill children, teens and young adults now has a new space to store, design, sew and ship their creations.

Shrewsbury resident Carl Cervini donated office space in the commercial park he has owned for 35 years at 420 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) to give Binkeez for Comfort its new headquarters.

Susan E. Giovanelli, 69, of Shrewsbury

March 24th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Susan E. (Evans) Giovanelli, 69, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Sunday, March 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, in St. Vincent Hospital. She is survived by her devoted husband of 26 Years, Angelo R. Giovanelli; a sister, Carol Evans Surabian of Rutland and Marco Island, Fla.; two brothers, Jay W. Evans of Rutland [...]

Joan R. Turo, 75, of Shrewsbury

March 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Joan R. (Galli) Turo, 75, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2015 after a long illness. Joan was born May 15, 1939 in Worcester, a daughter of Italian immigrants Henry and Anna Marie (Turturro) Galli. Joan lived in Westborough for many years before moving to Shrewsbury in 1987. She is survived [...]

Dick McNamara, 71, of Shrewsbury

March 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Dick McNamara, of Shrewsbury, died at home Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 after a long and valiant effort to beat cancer. He was 71. Born Sept. 11, 1943 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, he was a son of the late Edward G. and Mary (Doherty) McNamara. He graduated [...]

Franklin D. Forbes, 76, of Shrewsbury

March 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Franklin “Scott” D. Forbes passed away at home Saturday, March 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76. He leaves behind his loving wife of 26 years, Peggy (Gavagan) Forbes; his son, Richard Forbes of Clinton; three stepsons, Aaron, Adam, and Andrew; and his brother, James Forbes and wife Donna [...]

Robotics fun

March 20th, 2015

Sch SHS Robotics Team at FSS (2)

Shrewsbury – Members of Shrewsbury High School Robotics Team 467 with several Floral Street School fourth graders pose for a photo after the team did a presentation at Floral Street March 4. The team visits each elementary school in Shrewsbury for a presentation about robotics and “simple machines in real life.” Photo/Mary Pritchard

Floral Street School celebrates Community Reading Day

March 20th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Floral Street School first graders Sam Cunniffe (left) and Patrick O’Toole (right) with guest readers (l to r) Shrewsbury Firefighter Sean Bohdiewicz, The Cat in the Hat (a.k.a. Ed Martel), Shrewsbury Police Patrolman Shawn Valliere, and Shrewsbury Firefighter Nick Vincequere pose for a photo during the Community Reading Day at Floral Street School [...]

Shrewsbury teams place first in regional DI competition

March 19th, 2015

(l to r) Anusha Loganathan, Samantha Welch, Meher Gandhi, Eric Craft, Kosmas Karadimitriou, Natalia Karadimitriou, Prisha Singh and Nora Craft. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Two Shrewsbury Public School Destination Imagination (DI) teams placed first at the regional tournament in Monson March 6 and will go on to compete in the Destination Imagination state tournament March 28 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Team members Thomas Shimer and Cecilia Karen and team manager Jennifer Shimer won first place in the [...]

St. Mary School eighth-grade boys win basketball championship

March 19th, 2015

Team members: (l to r) Matthew Grden, Keith Chan, Dante Maglitta, Mark Samaha, Bobby Duquette, Peter Belbin, John Sullivan, Varun Nathan, Braeden Hughes, Michael Hayeck and Victor Szabo; coaches: (l to r) Mike Hayeck, Mike Duquette and Paul Grden. (Photo/Stacey Hughes Photography)

Shrewsbury – The St. Mary School Grade 8 Boys’ Basketball Team recently won the St. Mary Boys’ Basketball League Championship. This group of talented young men, under the direction of dedicated coaches, finished the season 15-0 – the first ever undefeated season for St. Mary School.

Community dinner at Mount Olivet

March 19th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St., will hold its third community dinner in conjunction with its Palm Sunday worship Sunday, March 29, at 11:30 a.m. “The Fellowship Table & Palm Sunday Worship” is a community potluck dinner and worship service with Holy Communion.

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