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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Officials say no viable threats found at school after anonymous call

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Dr. Joseph M. Sawyer, the Shrewsbury Superintendent of Schools, released this statement this afternoon:

This morning, the Paton School received an anonymous phone call that made a non-specific threat. Per school district protocol, the Shrewsbury Police were called and the school went into lockdown. After an assessment of the situation by the police, students returned to normal classroom activities within 30 minutes. Out of an abundance of caution, the Shrewsbury Police maintained a presence at the school throughout the day, and one of the Shrewsbury Police Department School Resource Officers will be present at the school for the remainder of the week.

Shrewsbury selectmen recommend most articles for upcoming town meeting

April 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – At its April 28 meeting, the Board of Selectmen discussed the warrant for the upcoming Monday, May 18 Annual Town Meeting (ATM) and the associated Operating and Capital Fund budgets.

Normand J. Wilhelmy, of Shrewsbury

April 29th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Normand “Babe” Wilhelmy, of Shrewsbury, was reunited in Christ with his beloved wife, Irene and his sons Normand Jr. and Stephen, Saturday, April 25, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, in his home in Shrewsbury. He leaves behind a daughter, Cheryl McKane and her husband Andrew of Rutland Vt.; two sons, Bruce Wilhelmy [...]

Josephine M. Halo, 89, of Shrewsbury

April 29th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Josephine M. (Desimone) Halo, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 in Saint Vincent Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis F. Halo, in 1970, and by their daughter, BarbaraLou, in 1944. Jo, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, is survived by a brother, Daniel Desimone [...]

Shrewsbury police log, May 1 edition

April 29th, 2015

police log

Shrewsbury Tuesday, April 14 2:19 a.m. Oak St. Disturbance. 9:52 a.m. Main Cir. B&E motor vehicle. 11:09 a.m. Boston Tpke./North Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 4:58 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Medical call. 7:34 p.m. Hill St. Harassment. 9:49 p.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 11:45 p.m. Grafton St./Boston Tpke. Road hazard – trees/wires/debris. Wednesday, April 15 11:19 a.m. Boston [...]

Junior Girl Scouts raise money for Haitian orphans

April 28th, 2015

Members of the Shrewsbury Junior Girl Scouts are all smiles as they present a check and cookies to Cherylann Gengel for orphans in Haiti. 
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Members of Girl Scout Troop 11023 recently donated $200 and 132 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to an orphanage in Haiti. The girls had decided to use part of the money they raised in their recent cookie sale to help others. On hand to receive the check and cases of cookies was Cherylann Gengel of Holden, a founder of the Be Like Brit Foundation.

Pelagia M. Michalak, 87, of Shrewsbury

April 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Pelagia M. (Taczala) Michalak, 87, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Saint Mary’s Healthcare Center in Worcester after an illness. Her beloved husband, John J. Michalak, died in 1994. She leaves three daughters, Teresa D. Hebert of Spencer, Christine A. Wills of Shrewsbury, and Mary S. Paradise of Worcester; six grandchildren; [...]

Students help Spring Street School secretary prepare for citizenship test

April 25th, 2015

Judith Adair, Spring Street School secretary, with fourth-grade Student Council members, Liza-Jane Brunelle, Alyson Bentley, Anika Sukthankar, Malek Jallouli, Saket Damle and Sam Pergola. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – Douglas and Judith Adair, with their children Amy and Alex, arrived in the United States for the first time in 1998 when Douglas’s work brought them here from England for 16 months. Judith said they were excited to return in 2001 when her husband’s work brought them back to the United States. The family officially declared this country “home” when Douglas and Judith became United States citizens in January.

James Koopman, 78, of Shrewsbury

April 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – James Stras Koopman, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Braintree and Canon City, Colo., died at home Sunday, April 19, 2015. He was 78. Jim was born Dec. 9, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Okla., a son of the late Charles and June (Boughman) Koopman. A graduate of the John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City, [...]

George J. DelFem, 70, of Shrewsbury

April 23rd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – George J. DelFem, United States Navy, Retired, 70, of Shrewsbury and Greentown, Penn., passed away in the loving arms of his wife Tuesday, April 21, 2015. George is survived by his wife, Debra (Bondanza) DelFem; three daughters, Lisa DelFem of Worcester and Greentown, Penn., Tracy Kniskern and her fiancé Christopher Bird of Shrewsbury, [...]

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