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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Salvatore Santoro, 68, of Shrewsbury

July 8th, 2015

Obit Salvatore Santoro

Shrewsbury – Salvatore Santoro, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 5, 2015. He was 68. Salvatore was born Aug. 29, 1946 in Serra di Pratola, Provincia di Avellino, Italy, a son of the late Antonio and Maria (Santoro) Santoro. After leaving Italy over 48 years ago, Sal first went to Canada where he learned English. [...]

Anthony P. Cicio, 95, of Shrewsbury

July 8th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Anthony P. Cicio, 95, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, in the Shrewsbury Nursing Home. His wife, Jennie (Pezzella) Cicio, died in 2004. Anthony is survived by a son, Francis A. (Frank) Cicio of Shrewsbury, with whom he lived, and two daughters, Theresa A. Piltzecker and [...]

Charles P. Janaitis, 89, of Shrewsbury

July 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Charles P. Janaitis, 89, longtime Shrewsbury resident, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. His loving wife of 32 years, Josephine L. (Leone) Janaitis, died in 1982. He leaves his three daughters, Susan Lederman and her husband Robert of Denver, Colo., Mary Ann Janaitis and Laurie A. O’Rourke, both of [...]

Shrewsbury celebrates Fourth of July

July 6th, 2015

The Shanley, Simoncini, and Pratte families, all cousins, celebrate the fourth of July together at Dean Park.

Shrewsbury – Residents gathered July 4 at Dean Park for the town’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. The event, sponsored by Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, included music, a cookout, inflatable amusements, and a decorated doll and bike carriage parade. Photos/Julie Shamgochian

Shrewsbury All-Stars taking a ‘swing at cancer’

July 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury Little League 10-year-old All Star Team

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Little League 10-year-old All Star baseball team is inviting the public to help them “take a swing at cancer” as they fundraise to participate in the Oxford Little League Jimmy Fund Tourney.

Shrewsbury police report two fatalities in July 4 MVA

July 6th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Department is reporting the tragic news of two fatalities that occurred during an MVA this past Saturday: On Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 6:24 PM the Shrewsbury Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 882 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in the area of the Shrewsbury Commons. Also responding to [...]

Shrewsbury Library holds a ‘topping off’ ceremony for construction project

July 5th, 2015

A crowd of donors, volunteers and library staff sign the final beam for the new library before a crane lifted it into place. (Photos/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – The weather was perfect – warm sun and no wind or rain – at the construction site of the new Shrewsbury Public Library for the “topping out” ceremony June 25. Staff members, volunteers and donors signed their names or messages to the final beam before it was hoisted into place. Laurie Hogan, chair of the Library Trustees wrote in bold letters, “Thanks to the Shrewsbury voters.” One end of the beam sported a green pine tree and on the other end, an American flag.

Rivard is honored by Notre Dame Academy

July 4th, 2015

Emily Rivard (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Emily Rivard was recently honored by Notre Dame Academy with a number of awards including the Theta Award, which recognizes that senior who has developed her mathematical ability and who has been willing to share this ability by peer tutoring and the Patricia J. Mulford Award, which is presented to a student who [...]

CEO to fundraise by bicycling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

July 3rd, 2015

Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest


Shrewsbury – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest in 2013, he also joined the agency’s team for the Rodman Ride for Kids. Now, he’s preparing for his third ride in September and a fundraising kickoff party in July.

“I certainly ride recreationally on vacation, but don’t necessarily consider myself an avid cyclist,” he acknowledged. “In preparation for this event I do try to get on the bike two, three or four times prior to that weekend. The course itself isn’t especially tricky for a novice cyclist.”

Shrewsbury voting precinct sites to be moved

July 3rd, 2015

Shrewsbury – Town Clerk Sandra Wright addressed the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen June 23 regarding the suitability of current precinct voting locations. Two of them are in private buildings, which has led to a concern that during a future election, they may not be open and available to the public for voting. Precinct 2 votes at the Gesang Verein Frohsinn Club, 25 N. Quinsigamond Ave., and Precinct 4 at the Scandinavian Athletic Club, 438 Lake St. Wright agreed with selectmen that the situation may have resulted in low voter turnout in these precincts in past elections.

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