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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Licenses delayed for proposed Hooters

August 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Daniel Gadbois, representing Hooters Restaurant, were present at the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s meeting Aug. 11 to continue a hearing that had first been held on July 28. The hearing had been called to address the request for food and liquor licenses for a proposed restaurant to be located at the site of the former Chili’s Restaurant at 291 Boston Turnpike Rd.

Phaneuf’s company, Phancon, Inc., operates eight other Hooters in New England and New York. Gadbois will serve as the Shrewsbury restaurant’s general manager. The Hooters team is hoping to open the new restaurant within three to four months.

Reshamwala named grand marshal for Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival

August 12th, 2015

Mahesh Reshamwala

Submitted by Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee   Shrewsbury – The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Committee has announced that Mahesh Reshamwala will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Spirit of Shrewsbury parade. Mahesh and his wife Ketki have been married for 43 years.  During their 40-plus years in Shrewsbury, they have raised [...]

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 14 edition

August 12th, 2015

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Shrewsbury Monday, July 27 12:07 a.m. Whippoorwill Dr. Disturbance. 6:24 a.m. Elm St. Suspicious person/MV. 7:59 a.m. Vancroft Ave. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. 10:44 a.m. South St. B&E motor vehicle. 2:36 p.m. Lake St. Vandalism. 5:36 p.m. Joseph Rd. Identity theft. Tuesday, July 28 12:56 a.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 5:48 a.m. Boston Tpke. Road [...]

God’s Little Children students enjoy summer fun

August 11th, 2015

(l to r) Laura, 5, Marlborough; Valentina, 5, Shrewsbury;  Vinnie, 3, Auburn;  Anabelle, 5, Shrewsbury;  Cecilia, 5, Worcester; Sean, 5, Shrewsbury; Charlie, 5, Shrewsbury; Miss Dale; Valerie, 4, Worcester; Colin, 4, Grafton; and Sloane, 5, Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury – Summer is in full swing at God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten. There is not a better place to be on these hot days then in the pool.  All of the preschool students are enjoying a sun and fun filled summer, swimming, doing gymnastics, art and science and of course, lots of outdoor [...]

Shrewsbury Fire Dept. responds to brush fire

August 11th, 2015


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Fire Captain Aaron Roy released this statement this afternoon regarding a brush fire at 182 Holden St.: On Tuesday morning at 1:17 am we received a call for a brush fire at 182 Holden St, Worcester Sand and Gravel. On arrival crews reported an area of approximately one acre on fire with [...]

Dent N Scratch can help with storm repairs

August 10th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Dent N Scratch are hail damage specialists that can help you with any damages you may incurred from recent storms. They have 20 years of experience and accept insurance. Call 508-842-4511 to schedule an appointment. Dent N Scratch is located at 507 Boston Turnpike, Meineke Plaza, on the corner of Rte. 9 and [...]

Free concert celebrates 100th anniversary of Dean Park

August 9th, 2015

A musical number features the saxophone section.

Shrewsbury – A milestone year for a popular Shrewsbury attraction was celebrated with live music, ice cream and perfect summertime weather. Also, the price was right – free.

Shrewsbury resident promotes living well with low vision and blindness

August 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury resident Shaun Kinsella, director of Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, sits beside the eye test chart at the agency’s low vision clinic in Worcester. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Shaun Kinsella was still a teenager, living in his homeland of England, when he followed his sister’s example and volunteered with a group that took kids with disabilities and terminal illnesses on vacation to France. He was inspired to earn a university degree in social administration and counseling, after which he was hired by an agency in Massachusetts. In 2013, after racking up more than 10 years experience, Kinsella was appointed director of the entire slate of vision services provided by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI).

Dobsons celebrate 63rd wedding anniversary

August 5th, 2015

Dorothy Dobson, 1952

Shrewsbury – Arthur and Dorothy Dobson, 59-year residents of Shrewsbury, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Aug. 3. The couple met while attending Brookline High School (Class of 1950), and were married at St. Mary’s Church in Brookline.

Claire G. Simard, 86, of Shrewsbury

August 5th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Claire G. (Grandmaison) Simard, 86, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Ipswich, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, surrounded by loving family, at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester. Her husband, of 47 years, Donald A. Simard, predeceased her in 1999. Claire is survived by her devoted family, including her daughter, Lee A. [...]

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