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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Geraldine C. Hafford, 70, of Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2014

Obit Geraldine Hafford

Shrewsbury – Geraldine C. Hafford, of Shrewsbury, died at home Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 with family gathered by her side. She was 70. Born in Hartford, Conn., daughter of the late Raymond and Catherine (Grutten) Beaulieu, “Gerry” spent many years in Ashland, Maine; Franklin, Mass.; Rochester, N.H.; and Shrewsbury, Mass. Gerry lived a simple life [...]

Viola Hebert, 88, of Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Viola M. (Glover) Hebert, 88, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 in Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Worcester. She leaves her husband, Joseph E. Hebert; two daughters, Linda T. Cummings and her husband Edward of Amherst, N.H. and Sandra E. Larivee and her husband James of Auburn; two grandchildren, [...]

Shrewsbury cheerleaders selected to attend cheer clinic with Patriots Cheerleaders

December 28th, 2014

Members of the Shrewsbury Cheerleading squad get some pointers from a Patriot’s cheerleader at Gillette Stadium. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Cheerleaders from Shrewsbury were selected to attend a special cheer clinic run by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders Dec. 20. The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders raised $2,403 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its “Cheer for Dana-Farber” fundraiser, qualifying them as one of five teams [...]

St. John’s High School receives accreditation

December 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Saint John’s High School was recently granted Initial Institutional Accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In September, Saint John’s hosted a visiting accreditation team from the NEASC for an intensive three-day visit. The visit was the culmination of a yearlong process during which staff, students, board members and [...]

Rest in peace, Officer ‘Buzzy’

December 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury Police Officer Chad Chysna and K9 "Buzzy"
File photo

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department are sad to report the sudden passing of K9 “Buzzy,” the department’s police dog. The German Shepherd was a 2008 graduate of the Boston K9 Academy, and was the partner of Officer Chad Chysna. He served in Shrewsbury for his entire career with Chysna. It was just two years [...]

Wayne L. Murray, 60, of Shrewsbury

December 26th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Wayne L. Murray, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Rose Monahan Hospice Residence in Worcester. He was 60. Born Sept. 23, 1954 in Somerville, he was a son of Donald L. and Inger (Ljunngren) Murray and a longtime Shrewsbury resident. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School with the class of 1972 [...]

Officials gather for Beaton send-off

December 25th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury (center) poses for a photo with members of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen (l to r):  Maurice DePalo, Henry Fitzgerald, James Kane, and John Lebeaux. (Photo/Jodi Lenti)

Shrewsbury – Residents and officials from Shrewsbury gathered Dec. 10 for a farewell event for State Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, who will be stepping down from that position in January. Beaton will be joining Gov.-elect Charlie Baker’s administration as the state’s secretary of energy and environmental affairs. Over 200 people from Beaton’s districts of Shrewsbury [...]

Families enjoy special breakfast in Shrewsbury

December 25th, 2014

Mason and Jessica de la Cruz enjoy breakfast with Santa sponsored by the SCDC on Sunday morning. (Photo/Greg Arnold)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Child Development Committee (SCDC) sponsored a “Breakfast with Santa” recently at the Floral Street School.

Selectmen claim state ‘deaf’ to town’s 40B concerns

December 25th, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen began its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 23 with remarks addressing the town’s attempt to attract “friendly 40B” affordable housing developments. Chair James Kane related the board’s experience when it appeared recently before the Massachusetts Housing Commission in Boston.

‘Caroling on the Common’ for 10th year

December 24th, 2014

Terry Crouse, 12, his sister Vanessa, 10, and their grandfather Pete Murphy sing “Joy to the World.”

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the drizzly evening of Dec. 23, residents donned rain gear and attended the 10th annual “Caroling on the Common” at the Town Common. Presented by Arts on the Green, music was provided from the gazebo by the Worcester Brass Consort under the direction of Douglas Weeks. [...]

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