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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Ernest P. Belanger, 53, of Shrewsbury

December 2nd, 2014

Shrewsbury – Ernest P. Belanger, 53, of Shrewsbury, passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 in Saint Vincent Hospital, after a very brave battle with cancer. Ernie is survived by his wife and best friend, Kimberly A. (Laraia) McCallum-Belanger; two step-daughters, Amanda Lee Laflamme and her husband Joel of North Grafton, and Keri Lynn McCallum of [...]

Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services to honor Dr. Harvey G. Clermont with Cutting Award

December 1st, 2014

Dr. Harvey G. Clermont poses for a photo in front of St. Anne's Medical Clinic in Shrewsbury. 
Photo/ Courtesy Joyce Maranto of Maranto Studios

Shrewsbury – The Board of Directors of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), along with Executive Director Terry Cassidy, have announced that the organization will be hosting its 11th annual gala, “Building A Stronger SYFS,” Saturday,  March 14, 2015, at Saint John’s High School, starting at 6 p.m. Chairing this year’s gala will be Melissa [...]

Pauline Dolan, 93, of Shrewsbury

December 1st, 2014

Obit Pauline Dolan

Shrewsbury – “Art is not what you see but what you make others see.” Pauline Dolan’s life was like a watercolor enjoyed by all who knew her. Pauline J. (Kelley) Dolan died Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2014 at Notre Dame Long Term Care in Worcester. She was 93. Born Nov. 16, 1921, daughter of the [...]

Shrewsbury Patriots Division 12 cheerleaders to compete in nationals

December 1st, 2014

The Shrewsbury Patriots Division 12 cheerleaders are headed for national championship competition in Orlando, Fla.

Shrewsbury – For the second year in a row, the Shrewsbury Patriots Division 12 cheerleaders are heading to national championship competition. The Division 12 team, coached by Erly Scott, is the first Shrewsbury team to attend Nationals for two consecutive years.

After placing first in the American Youth Cheerleading (AYC) local competition in Lowell, the D12 team was up against tough competitors from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut at the AYC Regional Competition held in Manchester, N.H. Nov. 22. The girls placed second, earning a spot at the 2014 AYC National Championship which will be held in Orlando, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14.

Shrewsbury: Public invited to ‘Santa at the Sumner House’ event

November 28th, 2014

Santa will be arriving at the Sumner House via a Shrewsbury fire engine. Photo/Submitted

Shrewsbury – Heald & Chiampa’s annual “Santa at The Sumner House” event will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12:30 – 3 p.m.   For four years now, Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home has helped kick off the holiday season by welcoming a visit from Santa Claus to the Sumner House. Hundreds of area families [...]

Selectmen discuss plan to raise SELCO rates

November 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Representatives of Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) briefed the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Nov. 24 meeting on plans to raise its rates. SELCO, a nonprofit business, plans to raise rates charged to customers in order to pass through increased prices from content providers.

Marie J. Pecorelli, 82, of Shrewsbury

November 28th, 2014

Obit Marie J. Pecorelli_crop

Shrewsbury – Marie J. (Romano) Pecorelli, 82, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at home with her loving family around her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Patsy Pecorelli, and her loving children, Patrick J. Pecorelli and his wife Theresa of Andover and East Dennis and Gina M. [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Nov. 28 edition

November 26th, 2014

police log

Shrewsbury Thursday, Nov. 13 12:46 a.m. Arrested, Richard R. McDaniel, 43, of 50 Murray Ave., Apt. 805, Worcester, for OUI liquor, miscellaneous MV equipment violation. 7:46 a.m. Boston Tpke. Animal complaint. 10:02 a.m. Heywood St. Well-being check. 11:35 Main St. Suspicious person/MV. 12:06 p.m. Main St. Threats. 3:09 p.m. Walnut St. Larceny. 3:31 p.m. Elma [...]

Two announce plans to vie for Beaton’s seat as state representative

November 24th, 2014

State Rep. Matthew Beaton, R-Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Although he just won his third term as the 11th Worcester District State Representative, Matthew Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) will not be serving in that position in the new year. Instead, he will be the joining Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s cabinet as the state’s secretary of energy and environmental affairs. Fellow Shrewsbury resident and former state representative Karyn Polito, will also be a member of Baker’s administration, serving as the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor.

Local medical professionals end 30-year Army careers

November 23rd, 2014

Colonel Nancy Hughes, Nurse Corps, US Army (Retired) and Colonel John Collins, Medical Service Corps, US Army (Retired). (Photo/K.B. Sherman)

Shrewsbury – Husband and wife colonels, John Collins and Nancy Hughes, retired from the military in May after successful 30-year careers in the Army’s medical corps.

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