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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Al-Hamra students help fellow children ‘Warm Up’ this winter

March 7th, 2015

Al-Hamra Academy students display the scarves they made. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – In New England, the bitter cold winds of winter persuaded folks to “bundle up” in cozy coats, hats, gloves and scarves. But for too many adults and children, warm winter accessories aren’t affordable. That’s why, in February, students and two teachers at Al-Hamra Academy made it their mission to help children in need by making 78 scarves for them.

Anita R. Ricca, 89, of Shrewsbury

March 6th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Anita R. (Joubert) Ricca, 89, of Shrewsbury, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in the Shrewsbury Nursing Home. Her husband, Joseph Ricca, died in 1989. She leaves a daughter, Sandra A. Bishop of Shrewsbury; a son, Joseph A. Ricca and his wife, Mary Ann Preskul-Ricca of Shrewsbury; three grandsons, Michael, Anthony, and Joseph Peter; [...]

Shrewsbury artist from France to present first exhibit

March 5th, 2015

Marion Buricatu (Photo/Jennifer Gordon)

Shrewsbury – Local artist and Shrewsbury resident Marion Buricatu will hold her first exhibit, Friday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Arts Worcester – Aurora Gallery, 660 Main St., Worcester. “I was born in France, surrounded by the ocher wheat fields and dark green forests that make up the French landscape,” Buricatu recalled. “It is [...]

Paul J. Tonelli, 62, of Shrewsbury

March 3rd, 2015

Shrewsbury - Paul J. Tonelli, of Shrewsbury, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. He was 62. He was born Aug. 17, 1952 in Worcester, a son of the late Charles P. and Marjorie J. (Curran) Tonelli, and was a graduate of Shrewsbury High School. With a lifelong interest in automobiles, Paul worked in the family business, Westboro Toyota, for many years and would [...]

Joan S. Bull, 67, of Shrewsbury

March 2nd, 2015

Shrewsbury – Joan S. Bull, 67, of Shrewsbury, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at the UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Lawrence L. Bull. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late Irving and Bertha Danker. She was a graduate of Brimmer-May High School [...]

Beaton donates to Shrewsbury Woman’s Club fund

March 2nd, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Former state representative Matthew Beaton recently donated $1,000 to the Shrewsbury Woman’s Club for its Mary Griffin Scholarship Fund. The funds were raised through the 2014 Annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic Tournament, which Beaton hosted in August 2014. Beaton served as state representative for Shrewsbury and parts of Westborough before stepping down from [...]

Former credit union walls come tumbling done

February 27th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Employees of Patriots Environmental Services Co. of Oxford,  start work on the demolition of the former Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union located next to the Shrewsbury Public Library. The demolition is part of the library’s $21 million expansion and renovation. Town Meeting members approved the purchase of the former credit union building in January [...]

Shrewsbury voters approve all articles at Special Town Meeting

February 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury –Approximately 140 voters approved all items by unanimous consent on the warrant at the Feb. 25 Special Town Meeting (STM).

Shrewsbury library patron celebrates her 9th birthday

February 26th, 2015

Shamika Kanitkar, 9, and her mother Seema display books purchased with a donation to the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – Shamika Kanitkar, a third-grader at Floral Street Elementary School, got what she wanted for her 9th birthday: books donated to the Shrewsbury Public Library. The celebration started on her birthday, Jan. 20, and continued through school winter break when all of the 34 books were delivered.

‘Dog days’ of winter

February 25th, 2015

Clara and Dick of Berlin with "Sissy" and "Molly" enjoy a walk at Dean Park.

Shrewsbury – Folks and their four-legged friends took advantage of a (relatively) warm day to enjoy a walk in Dean Park Feb. 25. Photos/Jerry Callaghan

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